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Up Close And Personal: Motherboard Configuration, Continued

DDR For AMD: 16 Boards With VIA KT266
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Manufacturer Shuttle Soltek Biostar Aopen Chaintech
Model AK31 SL-75DRV M7VIB AK77 Plus CT-7VJD2
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) 1206.16 MHz 1200.04 MHz 1199.78 MHz 1199.79 MHz 1199.78 MHz
Northbridge VT8366 (0118CD) VT8366 (0113CD) VT8366 (0119CD) VT8366 (0116CD) VT8366 (0117CD)
Southbridge VT8233 (0112CD) VT8233 (0109CD) VT8233 (0112CD) VT8233 (0111CD) VT8233 (0112CD)
Form factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
Memory
Max. Memory (GB) 4 GB 3 GB 4 GB 3 GB 2 GB
SDRAM slots 0 0 0 0 2
DDR SDRAM slots 4 3 4 3 2
Standard Features
Dimensions (LxW) 30.5cm x 24.4cm 30.5cm x 22.0cm 30.5cm x 24.5cm 30.5cm x 24.5cm 30.5cm x 24.3cm
ISA slots 0 0 0 0 0
PCI slots 6 5 5 5 5
AGP 4X 0 0 1 1 1
AGP 4X (Pro) 1 1 0 0 0
ACR / AMR / CNR 0/0/1 0/0/1 1/0/1 0/0/1 1/0/1
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 4 4 4 4 4
IDE channels (UltraATA/100) 2 2 2 2 2
SCSI connectors (68pin/50pin) 0 0 0 0 0
fan connectors 2 3 2 2 3
additional onboard interfaces
AC'97 Sound VIA (VT1611A) VIA (VT1611A) ALC201A AD1885 HRTF 3D Audio (PCI)
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
3 1 3 3 2
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes yes yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes yes yes
Infrarot yes yes yes yes
Sensor chassis intrusion no no no no
Temperature sensor yes yes yes yes yes
additional UltraATA/100 connectors no no no Promise (Fast Track 100 "Lite") no
Piezo speaker onboard yes no no yes yes
Settings
System clock adjustable BIOS DIP,BIOS BIOS BIOS, Jumper, DPI BIOS, DPI
Frequency range for FSB 100 to 166 MHz 133 to 200 MHz 133 to 166 MHz 133 to 248 MHz 133 to 166 MHz
1 MHz steps for system clock yes yes no yes yes
CPU core voltage adjustable BIOS BIOS, DPI BIOS BIOS BIOS
Range for CPU core voltage 1.650 to 2.025V 1.100 to 1.850V 1.650 to 2.025V 1.100 to 1.850V 1.750 to 2.100V
0.025V steps for VCore yes yes yes yes yes
0.5X steps for multiplier yes yes no yes yes
Multiplier adjustable 5.5x to 14.0x 5.0x to 12.5x (DPI) no 5.0x to 12.5 x 5.0x to 12.5x
BIOS and Revisions
BIOS Award Award Award Award Award
tested BIOS version AK31S907 (03 Jul 2001) REV K1 (27 Apr 2001) VIB0612B (12 Jun 2001) R0.05g (05 Jul 2001) (4 Jun 2001)
tested board revision 20 1.0 1.0 48.89A01.011 1.0
Notes
Clock Generator ICS 94228BF ICS 94228BF W312-02H W312-02H W312-02H
SCSI Controller no no nen no no
Network connector no no no no no
Model variations AK32 (DDR&SDR) no no AK77 Pro no
Accessories
Manual yes yes yes yes yes
1 x Floppy cable 1 x Manual (Board) 1 x Floppy cable 1 x USB Slot cover 2 x Info flyer(Board)
1 x ATA66cable 1 x Manual (Tools) 1 x ATA66cable 1 x Info flyer(Board) 1 x Manual (Board)
2 x USB Slot cover 1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x CD (Norton Anti 2001) 1 x CD (Drivers)
1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x CD (Tools) 1 x Info flyer(Board) 1 x CD (Drivers) 1 x CD (Programs)
1 x Manual 1 x Info flyer address 1 x Info flyer(CPU) 1 x Disk (Raid) 1 x sticker (Board-Info)
1 x Temperature Sensor 1 x Manual (Board)
1 x Floppy cable 1 x Manual (Raid) 1 x Floppy cable
1 x ATA66 cable 1 x Floppy cable 1 x ATA66 cable
1 x ATA66 cable 1 x Sound slot cover
1 x ATA33 cable 1 x memory term. card
1 x Reg. card
1 x sticker (Serial)
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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