I have read in ABIT`s web that apart from the number of memory slots there is another difference between them:
KG7-LITE: Functions Two channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100
KG7: Functions Four channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100.
Does the number of channels make the performance of the mobo change? What is the difference beetween having 2 or 4 channels?
Thanks for any answer given. Good luck.
More aboutdifferences abit lite
like you said lite has only 2 memslots raid has 4 lite has 2 ide channels (upto 4 devices)udma 33/66 speed you can put udma100 device in these channels but 66 is the max transfer rate kg7 raid has 4 ide channels 2 as per lite + 2 udma 33/66/100 +raid (upto 8 devices) the 2 extra channels will transfer upto 100max mb/s preformance should be the same (if your not using raid) as hds rarely transfer faster than 66mb/s anyway!!
A Quote from the KG7/KG7-Raid user's manual Page 1-3, Section 5 (Multi I/O Functions):
"Two channels of Bus Master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100 devices (KG7)
And two channels (IDE3 & IDE4) of Bus Master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100 specifications HDD devices (KG7-Raid Only)"
I personally like the extra IDE channels because I don't have to run anything as a SLAVE. While I don't really have a good reason to believe this is better... some superstitions must be respected..
I think Mark was remembering the K<b>T</b>7 MoBo where you would have to buy the Raid version to get ATA 100. No, I am not trying to be a smartazz, just suffered the same confusion lately...
hope this helps!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Insidious on 09/22/01 07:24 PM.</EM></FONT></P>