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Overview: Features For All Motherboards, Continued

The End User Pays: 13 Boards With Intel 845GE/PE
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Manufacturer QDI Intel Aopen Aopen
Website www.qdigrp.com www.Intel.com www.aopen.com/ www.aopen.com/
Model PlatiniX 2E/ 333 D845PEBT2 AX4PE Max AX4GE Max
Revision 1.0 (S1.2) unknown 91 81
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX ATX
Chipset Detail
Northbridge Intel 845PE (82845PE) Intel 845PE (82845PE) Intel 845PE (82845PE) Intel 845GE (82845GE)
Southbridge ICH 4 (FW82801DB) ICH 4 (FW82801DB) ICH 4 (FW82801DB) ICH 4 (FW82801DB)
HyperThreading yes yes yes yes
Clock Generator ICS 950213AF CYP 617200 ICS 950225CF ICS 950225CF
FSB Speed
CPU Clock (3066.66 MHz) 3055.98 (-0.40%) 3067.27 (+0.02%) 3081.76 (+0.49%) 3081.76 (+0.49%)
FSB Clock (133.33 MHz) 132.87 (-0.40%) 133.36 (+0.02%) 133.99 (+0.49%) 133.99 (+0.49%)
Memory
Max. Memory 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows)
DDR-SDRAM Slots 3 3 3 3
Memory Type (DDR) 266/ 355 (no DDR333) 266/ 333 266/ 333 266/ 333
Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 cm x 23.3 cm 30.5 cm x 21.7 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm
PCI/ AGP (mode) 6/ 1 (4x) 5/ 1 (4x) 6/ 1 (4x) 6/ 1 (4x)
ACR/ AMR/ CNR 0/ 0/ 0 0/ 0/ 1 0/ 0/ 1 0/ 0/ 1
Parallel/ Serial/ Game 1/ 2 (1x slot)/ 1 1/ 1/ 0 1/ 2/ 0 1/ 1/ 0
PS2 Mouse/ Keyboard 1/ 1 1/ 1 1/ 1 1/ 1
USB 2.0 external/ on Board 2/ 4 4/ 0 4/ 2 4/ 2
Sensor (Case Open) no yes no no
Infrared yes no yes yes
Firewire-Controller/ Ports no agere FW323-05/ 2 Texas Instrument TSB43AB22/ 2 Texas Instrument TSB43AB22/ 2
SCSI-Controller no no no no
Piezo Speaker (on Board) no yes yes yes
Power Connection ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12
Network Interface
Manufacturer no Intel 82562ET Realtek RTL8100BL Realtek RTL8100BL
Speed (Mbit) a/ n 10/ 100 10/ 100 10/ 100
Cooling
Northbridge Fan 0 0 0 0
Connector Fan 3 3 3 3
CPU Temp. Sensor yes yes yes (1x Kernel 1x CPU) yes (1x Kernel 1x CPU)
System Temp. Sensor yes yes (2) yes yes
Extra Temp. Sensor no no no no
Cooling Control no Fan Control Slilent (Hardware Monitor III) Slilent (Hardware Monitor III)
CPU, SYSTEM Speed Manager CPU, SYSTEM Speed Manager
Drive Interfaces
IDE Connector (Mode) 2 x 2 (UDMA 100) 2 x 2 (UDMA 100) 2 x 2 (UDMA 100) 2 x 2 (UDMA 100)
Additional (IDE) Controller no Silicon Image Promise "Light" (no CDROM) Promise "Light" (no CDROM)
Sil3112ACT144 PDC20375 PDC20375
2 x SATA (UDMA150) 1 x IDE (UDMA133) 1 x IDE (UDMA133)
2 x SATA (UDMA150) 2 x SATA (UDMA150)
Sound Interface
Manufacturer Realtek Cadenza SoundMAX Realtek Realtek
Art ALC650 AD1980 ALC650 ALC650
5.1 Surround yes yes yes yes
Connections external/ on Board 3/ 2 5 3/ 2 3/ 2
Line-External (on Board) 1x IN, 1x OUT, 1x MIC 1x IN, 1x OUT, 1x MIC 1x IN, 1x OUT, 1x MIC 1x IN, 1x OUT, 1x MIC
1 x L/ R Out, 1x C/ Sub out
Dig/ Opt Digi out
Line-Internal (on Board) 1x CD, 1x Modem 1 x CD 1 x CD, 1 x AUX 1 x CD, 1 x AUX
Line-Extra 1x Digital out (SPDIF) 1x Optical out (SPDIF) 1x Optical out/ in (SPDIF) 1x Optical out/ in (SPDIF)
1x Digital out (SPDIF) 1x Digital out/ in (SPDIF) 1x Digital out/ in (SPDIF)
Settings CPU/ Board
Method Bios, Jumper Bios, Jumper Bios, Jumper Bios, Jumper
Multiplier/ Increments (x) Auto Auto Auto Auto
FSB - Frequency/ Step (MHz) 100 - 133 - 166/ 4 100 - 133/ 130.66 - 138.66 100 - 248/ 1 100 - 248/ 1
AGP/ PCI - Frequency/ Step (MHz) no no 66.67 - 96.50/ 0.2 66.67 - 96.50/ 0.2
CPU/ PCI - Frequency/ Step (MHz) no no 33.33 - 48.25/ 0.3 33.33 - 48.25/ 0.3
CPU - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 1.475 - 1.775/ 0.025 no 1.100 - 1.925/ 0.025 1.100 - 1.925/ 0.025
Memory - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 2.5 - 2.75/ 0 no 2.50 - 2.65/ 0.05 2.50 - 2.65/ 0.05
AGP - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 1.6 - 1.65/ 0 no 1.50 - 1.60/ 0.034 1.50 - 1.60/ 0.034
Chipset - Voltage Range/ Step (V) no no no no
Bios
Manufacturer Phoenix Award Phoenix Award Award
Version V2.1SLCP BT84520A.86A.0012.P05 R1.02 R1.02
Date 10/10/2002 11/01/2002 10/17/2002 10/11/2002
Language Eng, Chin Ger, Fr Eng Eng
Boot Devices Floppy, LS120, HDD, SCSI, HDD, CDROM, USB, SATA, Floppy, HDD, CDROM, LS120 Floppy, HDD, CDROM, LS120
CDROM, ZIP100, USB-FDD, LAN LAN ZIP, LAN, SCSI ZIP, LAN, SCSI
USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD
Update Tools DOS (AWARDFLASH) DOS (Boot Disk) Windows (EzWinFlash) Windows (EzWinFlash)
Windows (QFlash) DOS (Iflash )
Manual Interrupt Assignment yes yes yes yes
Temperature Monitoring yes yes yes yes
Fan Status Monitoring 1x CPU, 1x System 1x CPU, 2x System 1 x CPU Kernel, 1 x CPU 1 x CPU Kernel, 1 x CPU
1 x Power 1 x System 1 x System
Voltage Monitoring (V) Vcore, +3.3, +5, +12, -12 Vccp, +1.5, +3.3, +5 Vcore, +3.3, +5, +12 Vcore, +3.3, +5, +12
VBAT, 5V Sandby +12 -12, -5, Vbat, 5VSB -12, -5, Vbat, 5VSB
Boot Time 1 sec 3 sec 3 sec 3 sec
Adapter
USB 4x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0
Sound 1 x Cinch SPDIF no 1 x Optical out and in SPDIF 1 x Optical out and in SPDIF
1 x Cinch out and in SPDIF 1 x Cinch out and in SPDIF
IEEE1394 no 2 x 6 Pol 2 x 6 Pol
Kabel 1 x UDM100, 1 x UDM 33 2 x SATA150 2 x UDMA100 1 x UDMA33 2 x UDMA100 1 x UDMA33
1 x Floppy 1 x SATA150 1 x SATA150
Handbuch/ Quality yes/ good yes/ normal yes/ very good yes/ very good
Quick Setup Guide no yes yes yes
Miscellaneous 1 x Board Bracket 1 x Board Bracket 1 x Registration Crad 1 x Registration Crad
3 x Jumper 1 x Superbeam Array Mic. 1 x EzRestore Instalation Book 1 x EzRestore Instalation Book
1 x Driver CD 1 x Board Bracket 1 x Board Bracket
1 x Driver Disk (Promise) 1 x Driver Disk (Promise)
Software IBM ViaVoice 1 x Norton Antivirus 2002 1 x Norton Antivirus 2002
net2phone 1 x Pro Magic 6.0 1 x Pro Magic 6.0
Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Tough Battle For Customers: With Features And Color, Continued
  3. Price Check: Chipsets For Pentium 4
  4. From 3.06 GHz: New Cooler Design For The P4
  5. The Boards
  6. Asus P4PE/ GE: Now Fully Equipped At The Old Price, Continued
  7. Asus P4PE/ GE: Now Fully Equipped At The Old Price, Continued
  8. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking
  9. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking, Continued
  10. Aopen AX4PE/ GE Max: Silent Solution And Overclocking, Continued
  11. Biostar P4TGE: A Colorful Package With FSB Tricks
  12. Biostar P4TGE: A Colorful Package With FSB Tricks, Continued
  13. DFI NB78-HL: Meager And Low-priced
  14. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment
  15. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment, Continued
  16. Gigabyte GA-8PE667 Ultra/ 8GE667 Pro: Mega-Equipment, Continued
  17. Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds: The Iwill P4HT-S
  18. Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds: The Iwill P4HT-S, Continued
  19. Storming The Market: Intel D845PEBT2
  20. Storming The Market: Intel D845PEBT2, Continued
  21. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany
  22. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany, Continued
  23. Fujitsu-Siemens D1527/ D1547: Made In Germany, Continued
  24. A Naked Candidate: QDI Platinix 2E/ 333
  25. Comparison Of SDRAM, DDR SDRAM And RDRAM Bandwidths
  26. Benchmarks Under Windows XP SP1
  27. DirectX 8 Games: 3D Mark 2001 SE
  28. MP3 Audio Encoding: Lame MP3
  29. SiSoft Sandra 2002 Benchmarks: CPU And Multimedia
  30. Multimedia Performance: PC Mark 2002
  31. 3D-Rendering Performance: SPEC Viewperf 7
  32. Archiving: WinACE 2.2
  33. Overview: Features Of All Boards Tested
  34. Overview: Features For All Motherboards, Continued
  35. Overview: Features For All Motherboards, Continued
  36. Conclusion - Asus Offers The Best Mix
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