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Up Close And Personal: Motherboard Configuration

DDR For AMD: 16 Boards With VIA KT266
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Manufacturer VIA Epox Siemens Gigabyte MSI
Model VT5431E EP-8KHA D1279 GA-7VTX K7T266 Pro (MS-6380)
Platform Socket A Socket A Socket A Socket A Socket A
CPU clock (set) 1200 MHz (133 MHz x 9.0) 1200 MHz (133 MHz x 9.0) 1200 MHz (133 MHz x 9.0) 1200 MHz (133 MHz x 9.0) 1200 MHz (133 MHz x 9.0)
CPU clock (measured) 1200.04 MHz 1197.20 MHz 1200.20 MHz 1199.78 MHz 1199.78 MHz
Northbridge VT8366 (0116CD) VT8366 (0117CD) VT8366 (0117CD) VT8366 (0108CD) VT8366 (0113CD)
Southbridge VT8233 (0118CD) VT8233 (0109CD) VT8233 (0116CD) VT8233 (0117CD) VT8233 (0111CD)
Form factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
Memory
Max. Memory 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB 3 GB
SDRAM slots 0 0 0 0 0
DDR SDRAM slots 3 3 3 3 3
Standard Features
Dimensions (LxW) 30.5 cm x 26.0 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm 30.5 cm x 23.5 cm
ISA slots 0 0 0 0 0
PCI slots 4 6 5 5 5
AGP 4X 1 1 1 0 0
AGP 4X (Pro) 0 0 0 1 1
ACR / AMR / CNR 1/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/1
parallel ports 1 1 1 1 1
serial ports 2 2 2 2 2
external USB Ports 2 2 2 2 2
onboard USB connectors 2 4 4 4 4
IDE channels (UltraATA/100) 2 2 2 2 2
SCSI connectors (68pin/50pin) 0 0 0 0 0
Fan connectors 1 3 3 3 2
Additional Onboard features
AC'97 Sound VIA (VT1611A) VIA (TV611A) AD 1885 Creative CT5880-DCQ (PCI) VIA (VT1611A)
external Audio connectors
Line Out/In/Mic
yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes
internal audio connectors
# Line-Ins
2 3 3 2 3
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes yes yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes yes yes
Infrared yes yes no yes yes
Sensor Chassis Intrusion no no no yes yes
Temperature sensor for CPU yes yes yes yes yes
additional UltraATA/100 interfaces no no no no Promise (FastTrak100 Lite)
Piezo speaker onboard yes no no no yes
Settings
System clock adjustable BIOS, DPI BIOS BIOS, DPI BIOS, DPI BIOS
Frequency range for FSB 100 to 133 MHz 100 to 200 MHz 100 to 170 MHz 100 to 170 MHz 133 to 164 MHz
1 MHz steps for system clock no yes no 133 to 161 MHz (BIOS) yes
CPU core voltage adjustable no BIOS no no BIOS
Range for CPU core voltage no 1.650 to 1.850V n/a no 1.725 to 1.850V
0.025V steps for VCore no yes no no yes
0.5X steps for multiplier no yes no yes yes
Multiplier adjustable no 6.0x to 15.0x n/a 5.0x to 15.0x 6.0x to 15.0x
BIOS and Revisions
BIOS Award Award Phoenix AMI AMI
tested BIOS version 99ultra3 (12 Jun 2001) 19 Jun 2001 Rev. 0.99K.1289 (PRE-RELASE) 7VTX F3 (25 May 2001) V1.4B2 (26 Jun 2001)
tested Board Revision 2 1.1 1.0 Rev.: 0.3 1.0
Notes
Clock Generator ICS 94228BF W312-02H DC1154B W312-02H W312-02H
SCSI Controller no no no no no
Network connector no no no no no
Model variations no no no no no
Accessories
Manual yes yes yes yes
1 x Floppy cable 1 x Floppy cable 1 x Floppy cable 1 x Manual (Board)
1 x ATA66 cable 1 x ATA66 cable 1 x ATA66 cable 1 x Disk (Promise Drivers)
1 x ATA33 cable 1 x ATA33 cable 1 x ATA33 cable 1 x Floppy cable
1 x Manual (Board) 1 x Manual (Board) 1 x CD (Drivers) 2 x ATA66 cable
1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x USB Slot cover 1 x ATA33 cable
1 x USB Slot cover 1 x USB Slot cover 1 x Manual (Board) 1 x USB Slot cover
1 x COM Port Slot cover 1 x USB Cable
1 x voltage adaptor 1 x Info flyer (DR. LED)
1 x Metal 1 x MSI sticker
1 x CD (Drivers)
1 x Manual (Promise)
1 x Info flyer(MSI)
1 x calendar
Summary
  1. DDR Power For AMD Athlon/Duron
  2. DDR Power For AMD Athlon/Duron, Continued
  3. Aopen AK77 Plus: Now It's Stable
  4. Aopen AK77 Plus: Now It's Stable, Continued
  5. Asus A7V266: Ready For Palomino
  6. Biostar M7VIB: Designed For OEMs
  7. Chaintech CT-7VJD2: For SDRAM And DDR-SDRAM
  8. Chaintech CT-7VJD2: For SDRAM And DDR-SDRAM, Continued
  9. DFI AD70-SR: Ideal For Overclocking
  10. DFI AD72-SR: SDRAM/DDR-SDRAM Combination
  11. Epox EP-8KHA: The Overclocking Powerhouse
  12. Epox EP-8KHA: The Overclocking Powerhouse, Continued
  13. Fujitsu-Siemens D1279: The Ultimate In Stability
  14. Fujitsu-Siemens D1279: The Ultimate In Stability, Continued
  15. Gigabyte GA-7VTX: Countless Jumpers
  16. Jetway 866ASR: Nondescript
  17. MSI K7T266 Pro (MS-6380): A Worthy Leader
  18. MSI K7T266 Pro (MS-6380): A Worthy Leader, Continued
  19. QDI KD7 (K7V 8366): Not Your Average Board
  20. Shuttle AK31: High Voltage
  21. Shuttle AK31: High Voltage, Continued
  22. Soltek SL-75DRV: A Good All-Rounder
  23. Soltek SL-75DRV: A Good All-Rounder, Continued
  24. Soyo SY-K7V (Dragon): All Aboard?
  25. Soyo SY-K7V (Dragon): All Aboard? Continued
  26. VIA VT5431E: Reference Board 2
  27. Test Configuration: Special Features
  28. OpenGL Performance: Quake 3 Arena
  29. Direct3D Performance: Unreal Tournament
  30. Office Performance: Sysmark 2000
  31. MPEG-4 Encoding: Flask Mpeg And Divx
  32. OpenGL Rendering: SPECviewperf 6.1.2
  33. SPECviewperf DRV-07
  34. SPECviewperf DX-06
  35. SPECviewperf Light-04
  36. SPECviewperf MedMCAD-01
  37. SPECviewperf ProCDRS-03
  38. Linux Compilation: THG Benchmarking Kernel
  39. Up Close And Personal: Motherboard Configuration
  40. Up Close And Personal: Motherboard Configuration, Continued
  41. Up Close And Personal: Motherboard Configuration, Continued
  42. Summary: MSI And Soltek Are The Fastest
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