Board Revision: A5
BIOS Version: T2 (March 15, 2001)
Soltek's 815 motherboard takes a moderate route when it comes to achieving a balance between features and costs. There are no RAID or FireWire controllers here - instead, you get the basic hardware: five PCI slots, AGP Pro, three DIMM sockets, CNR, two UltraATA/100 channels, an AC97 sound system and an excellent overall design.
Soltek uses the 815E chipset, so the integrated graphics controller is an option. Of course, you can use any other graphics card you want, too. While this motherboard has a total of four USB ports, you can only use two of them by default. In order to use the other pair, you have to get a connector cable separately.
In addition to the CD containing drivers and utilities, Soltek includes a comprehensive manual, a set of IDE cables and a CD including additional Symantec software like WinFax, Ghost and Anti Virus 2000 - a useful mix. .
In terms of performance, Soltek's board is able to position itself among the top models from better-known companies with long-standing reputations. Thanks to the excellent system stability of its products, along with good performance and a good scope of delivery, Soltek is well on its way to establishing a name for itself.
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