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Pentium 4 i850 mPGA 478 motherboards

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October 11, 2001 10:09:32 PM

For those interested in purchasing a socket 478 Pentium 4 platform with an i850 (DRDRAM) chipset, I have put together a list of available motherboards made by a variety of vendors. I am not endorsing anything; just providing a list. Here they are:

<pre>Motherboard Name Manufacturer Form Factor Integrated Features
<A HREF="http://apps.intel.com/util/serve-url.asp?iid=PCG+mbsgex..." target="_new">D850MDL</A> Intel Corporation MicroATX Audio LAN
<A HREF="http://apps.intel.com/util/serve-url.asp?iid=PCG+mbsgex..." target="_new">D850MD</A> Intel Corporation MicroATX Audio
<A HREF="http://apps.intel.com/util/serve-url.asp?iid=PCG+mbsgex..." target="_new">D850MVL</A> Intel Corporation ATX Audio LAN
<A HREF="http://apps.intel.com/util/serve-url.asp?iid=PCG+mbsgex..." target="_new">D850MV</A> Intel Corporation ATX Audio
<A HREF="http://event.asus.com.tw/P4B/product/mb_p4t-e.asp" target="_new">P4T-E</A> AsusTek Computer Inc. ATX
<A HREF="http://apps.intel.com/util/serve-url.asp?iid=PCG+mbsgex..." target="_new">850 Pro5 (MS-6545)</A> Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. ATX Audio
<A HREF="http://www.abit-usa.com/eng/product/mb/th7iir.htm" target="_new">TH7II-RAID</A> ABIT ATX Audio LAN
<A HREF="http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/pentium4.htm" target="_new">GA-8ITX</A> Gigabyte Technology ATX
<A HREF="http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/pentium4.htm" target="_new">GA-8ITXR</A> Gigabyte Technology ATX LAN
<A HREF="http://www.epox.com" target="_new">EP-4T2A3</A> Epox ATX Audio
<A HREF="http://www.iwillusa.com/products/products.asp" target="_new">P4R</A> Iwill Corporation ATX Audio
</pre><p>More will be added as they are brought to my attention.

-Raystonn


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October 11, 2001 10:14:24 PM

Raystonn, the TH7-II has onboard LAN. I wouldn't have known that, except I was just at their site looking at it :) 
And you might want to mention the optional RAID on that and others.

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October 11, 2001 10:21:23 PM

Do you happen to know offhand which motherboards, besides the obvious TH7II-RAID, have RAID?

-Raystonn


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October 11, 2001 10:26:52 PM

The P4T is Socket423. Not Socket478. Unless the -E version is Socket478, but I couldn't even find a P4T-E anywhere on the Asus site.


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October 11, 2001 10:33:27 PM

Check the link again. I modified it about 2 minutes ago to point to a more specific location.

-Raystonn


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October 11, 2001 10:43:17 PM

No, I don't. Sorry

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October 11, 2001 10:48:33 PM

You can also get the TH7II without RAID

newegg.com has good 2 of these in the refurb section for cheap.
October 11, 2001 10:49:08 PM

Oh okay. Stupid me... I didn't notice that all of the items were already linked... I just went to the Asus site and tried to find it.


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October 11, 2001 11:18:22 PM

Quote:
You can also get the TH7II without RAID


Right, which is why that's the way Raystonn originally listed it, and then I asked if he was going to mention that it comes with RAID.

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October 12, 2001 1:13:31 AM

Now lets see Novemver is coming, I can see it in front of me, a line up of the Northwood boards couple of reviews and then the all mighty benchmarks a head to head clash against AthlonXP1800+ (or the next Pr rated AThlonXP?). Can it be more exciting? no i don't think so.:) 

Pricing, i wonder how much a Northwood cpu will cost?....will it be priced like current P4's or can we expect even lower prices (relativly speaking)?

BTW when will the Northwood+DDR chipset be released?
October 12, 2001 1:24:41 AM

that would be a nice comparison...

athlon & athlon XP vs p4 & northwood using
sis735, kt266a, sis645, nforce vs p4x266, i850, ?

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October 12, 2001 1:40:48 AM

The i845 with DDR memory sockets will ship Q1 of next year (likely in January.)

-Raystonn


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October 12, 2001 7:03:51 PM

What we need now is a review of each of these motherboards with special attention paid to whether or not they could get it to work with PC1066 DRDRAM.

-Raystonn


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