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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 DFI Iwill Biostar Siemens Siemens
Website www.dfi.com www.iwillusa.com www.biostar.com.tw www.fujitsu-siemens.com www.fujitsu-siemens.com
Model NB78-HL P4HT-S P4TGE D1527 D1547
Revision R.PR11 1.1 1.5 A20 GS1 A20 GS1
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
Chipset Details
Northbridge Intel 845PE (82845PE) 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) ICH 4 (FW82801DB)
HyperThreading yes yes yes yes yes
Clock Generator Realtek RTM360-111R Realtek RTM360-110R no CYP 623131 CYP 631943
FSB Speed
CPU Clock (3066,66 MHz) 3059.44 (-0.23%) 3059.47 (-0.24%) 3123.14 (+1.91%) 3057.53 (-0.29%) 3057.53 (-0.29%)
FSB Clock (133.33 MHz) 133.02 (-0.23%) 133.02 (-0.24%) 135.79 (+1.91%) 132.94 (-0.29%) 132.94 (-0.29%)
Memory
Max. Memory 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows) 2048 MB (4 Rows)
DDR-SDRAM Slots 2 2 2 2 2
Memory Type (DDR) 266/ 333 266/ 333 266/ 333 200/ 266/ 333 200/ 266/ 333
Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 cm x 21.0 cm 30.5 cm x 22.0 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm
PCI/ AGP (mode) 6/ 1 (4x) 5/ 1 (4x) 5/ 1 (4x) 6/ 1 (4x) 6/ 1 (4x)
ACR/ AMR/ CNR 0/ 0/ 0 0/ 0/ 0 1/ 0/ 0 0/ 0/ 0 0/ 0/ 1
Parallel/ Serial/ Game 1/ 2/ 1 1/ 1 (1 x Slot)/ 0 1/ 1/ 0 1/ 1/ 0 1/ 1 ( 1 x External)/ 0
PS2 Mouse/ Keyboard 1/ 1 1/ 1 1/ 1 1/ 1 1/ 1
USB 2.0 external/ on Board 2/ 4 3/ 3 2/ 2 2/ 4 4/ 2
Sensor (Case Open) no no no yes yes
Infrared yes yes yes no no
Firewire Controller/ Ports no no VIA VT6306/ 3 no no
SCSI-Controller no no no no no
Piezo Speaker (on Board) no no no no no
Power Connection ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12 ATX, AUX12
Network Interface
Manufacturer Realtek RTL8100BL Realtek RTL8100BL no Intel 82562EM Intel 82562EM
Speed (Mbit) 10/ 100 10/ 100 n/a 10/ 100 10/ 100
Cooling
Northbridge Fan 0 1 0 0 0
Connector Fan 3 2 2 3 3
CPU Temp. Sensor yes yes yes yes yes
System Temp. Sensor yes no no yes yes
Extra Temp. Sensor. no no no yes yes
Cooling Control no no no Silent Control, CPU and System FAN Silent Control, CPU and System FAN
(Hardware Bios) (Hardware Bios)
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) 2 x 2 (UDMA 100)
Additional (IDE) Controller no Promise PDC20275 Promise "Light" (no CDROM) no no
PDC20375/ 2 x IDE (UDMA133) PDC20375
Silicon Image 1 x IDE (UDMA133)
2 x SATA (UDMA150) 2 x SATA (UDMA150)
Sound Interface
Manufacturer Realtek Realtek Cmedia ADI (Soundmax) ADI (Soundmax)
Art ALC202A ALC650 C3DX CMI8738 AD1981A AD1981A
5.1 Surround no (3D Stereo) yes yes no no
Connections external/ on Board 3/ 2 6/ 2 3/ 1 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 1x IN, 1x OUT, 1x MIC
1 x L/ R Out, 1x C/ Sub out,
1 x Dig. Opt. Out
Line-Internal (on Board) 1 x CD no 1 x CD 1 x CD, 1 x Digial out 1 x CD, 1 x Digial out
Line-Extra 1x Digital out (SPDIF) no no no no
Settings CPU/ Board
Method Bios Bios Bios Bios Bios
Multiplier/ Increments (x) Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto
FSB - Frequency/ Step (MHz) 100 - 133 - 165/ 1 100 - 133 - 250/ 1 100 - 133 - 160/ 1 100 - 133 100 - 133
AGP/ PCI - Frequency/ Step (MHz) 66 - 75 - 88 66 - 75 - 88 no no no
CPU/ PCI - Frequency/ Step (MHz) Synchronous (1:2) with AGP CPU to PCI (2/3/4/5/6) no no no
CPU - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 1.575 - 1654 - 1.733 (+5%, +10%) 1.175 - 2.000/ 0.025 1.550 - 1.576 - 1.603 - 1.629 no no
Memory - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 2.5 - 2.9/ 0.1 2.6 - 2.9/ 0.1 2.5 - 2.8/ 0.1 no no
AGP - Voltage Range/ Step (V) 1.5 - 1.8/ 0.1 no no no no
Chipset - Voltage Range/ Step (V) no no no no no
Bios
Manufacturer Award Workstation Bios Phoenix/ Award Workstation Bios Phoenix/ Award Workstation Bios Phoenix Phoenix
Version First Release 36272A TGE1009V V4.06 R1.00A 1527 (BETA BIOS) V4.06 R1.00A 1547 (BETA BIOS)
Date 10/17/2002 10/21/2002 10/09/2002 10/29/2002 10/29/2002
Language Eng Eng Eng Eng Eng
Boot Devices Floppy, HDD, CDROM, SCSI, LS120 Floppy, LS120, HDD, OnBD, ZIP100, Floppy, LS120, HDD, SCSI, CDROM Floppy, HDD, CDROM, LAN, USB Floppy, HDD, CDROM, LAN, USB
ZIP100, LAN USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, ZIP100, LAN
USB-HDD, LAN
Update Tools DOS (AWDFLASH) DOS (FLASH) DOS (FLASH) DOS (BOOTDISK) DOS (BOOTDISK)
Manual Interrupt Assignment yes yes yes yes yes
Temperature Monitoring yes yes yes yes yes
Fan Status Monitoring 1 x CPU, 1 x System 1 x CPU 1 x CPU 1 x CPU, 1 x System 1 x CPU, 1 x System
1 x Chassis (Message LED, Software) (Message LED, Software)
Voltage Monitoring (V) CPU, +1.5, +3.3, +5, +12 Vcore, +3.3, +5, +12 CPU, AGP, +3.3, +5, +12 Bios Bios
-12, VBAT, 5VSB VBAT, 5VSB -12, VBAT, VSB (Software) (Software)
Boot Time 2 sec 2 sec 2 sec 4 sec 4 sec
Adapter
USB 2 x USB 2.0 no 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0 2 x USB 2.0
Sound no no no no no
IEEE1394 no 3 x 6 Pole
Cable 1 x UDMA100 1 x Floppy 2 x UDMA100 1 x Floppy 1 x UDMA100 1 x Floppy 2 x UDMA100 1 x UDAM33 1 x Floppy 2 x UDMA100 1 x UDAM33 1 x Floppy
2 x SATA 2 x SATA
Handbuch/ Quality yes/ good yes/ good yes yes/ very good yes/ very good
Quick Setup Guide yes no no no no
Miscellaneous 3 x Jumper 1 x Board Bracket 1 x Board Bracket
1 x CD Tools 1 x "Fujitsu-Siemens" Sticker 1 x "Fujitsu-Siemens" Sticker
1 x Disk SATA Driver 1 x Ext. Temp. Sensor 1 x Ext. Temp. Sensor
1 x Board Bracket 1 x Retention Model 1 x Retention Model
1 x Driver CD 1 x Driver CD
1 x Rentention Model
Software Adobe Acrobat Reader Norton Ghost 2002 DeskView OEM DeskView OEM
McAfee Anti-Virus Norton AntiVirus 2002 SystemGuard SystemGuard
Smart Card Reader Norton Personal Firewall 2002
Hardware Monitor
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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