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Generation Change: Eight Motherboards For The Athlon 64
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Manufacturer Gigabyte Gigabyte Biostar Epox
Internet Website www.gigabyte.com.tw www.gigabyte.com.tw www.biostar.com.tw www.epox.de
Model GA-K8VNXP GA-K8NNXP Biostar K8VHA Pro EP-8HDA3+
Revision 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
BIOS Version M02 (08/27/2003) M15 (10/17/2003) VHA1001 BV PRO (10/01/2003) A06 (10/29/2003)
Dimensions 30.5 x 24.4 cm/ATX 30.5 x 24.4 cm/ATX 30.5 x 24.4 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm
Chipset
CPU Support AMD Athlon 64 AMD Athlon 64 AMD Athlon 64 AMD Athlon 64
CPU Clock (2200/2000 MHz) 2024.7 MHz (+1.2%) 2010.5 MHz (+0.53%) 2000.0 MHz (0.0%) 2000.0 MHz (0.00%)
FSB Clock (200 MHz) 202.5 MHz (+1.2%) 201.0 MHz (+0.53%) 200.0 MHz (0.0%) 200.0 MHz (0.00%)
Northbridge VIA K8T800 nVIDIA nForce3 150 VIA K8T880 VIA K8T800
Southbridge VT8237 nVIDIA nForce3 150 VT8237 VIA VT8237
Memory
Memory Type DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed(s) DDR400 DDR333, 400 DDR266, 333, 400 DDR333, 400
Memory Modes Single Channel Single Channel Single Channel Single Channel
Memory Timings 2.0 3-2-6 (SPD) 2.0 3-2-6 (SPD) 2.0 3-2-6 (SPD) 2.0 3-2-6 (SPD)
Memory Sockets 3 3 2 2
Maximum RAM 3 GB 3 GB 2 GB 2 GB
ECC/Registered Memory no/no no/no yes/no no/no
System Components
Piezo PC Speaker yes yes No no
AGP Card Lock yes yes Yes yes
Northbridge Fan yes yes No no
FAN Headers CPU, System,power (3x) CPU, System,power (3x) CPU, System CPU, System, Power (3x)
Voltage Regulators 3-Phase+3-Phase(DPS module) 3-Phase+3-Phase(DPS module) 3-Phase 4-Phase
I/O-Components
Mass Storage Controller VIA 8237 nForce3 150 VIA VT8237 VIA VT8237
Storage Ports 2x UltraATA/133, 2x UltraATA/133, 2x UltraATA/133 2x UltraATA/100, 2x SATA-150
Secondary Mass Storage Controller VT8237/GigaRAID Silicon Image Sil3512/GigaRAID Winbond 83697HF Silicon Image Sil3114
Secondary Storage Ports 2x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/133 2x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/133 2x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/133 2x SATA-150
RAID Support RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1 RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1 SATA RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1 RAID Mode 0, 1, 10, 5
Floppy Controller yes yes Yes yes
Primary Network Controller Realtek 8110S, 1 Gb/s Realtek 8110S, 1 Gb/s Realtek RTL8110S, 1 Gb/s VIA VT6103, 100 Mbit/s
Secondary Network Controller Realtek 8201, 100 Mb/s Realtek 8201, 100 Mb/s No 3com 3C940 1Gb/s
Parallel/Serial 4/2 4/2 1/2 1/2
USB Ports (integrated/additional) 2/ 4 2/ 4 4/ 4 4/ 8
Firewire TI 1394b TI 1394b VIA VT6307 (2 Ports) -
Game Port yes yes No yes
IR Connector yes yes yes yes
Interfaces
PCI Slots 5x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 5x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 5x 32 Bit PCI 2.3 5x PCI 2.2
PCI-X/PCI Express no/no no/no no/no no/no
AGP AGP 3.0 (8X) AGP 3.0 (8X) AGP 3.0 (8X) AGP 3.0 (8X)
ACR/AMR/CNR no/no/no no/no/no no/no/yes no/no/no
Features
Sensor yes yes yes no
Temperature Monitoring CPU, System,power (3x) CPU, System,power (3x) CPU, System CPU, System
Fan Monitoring CPU, Northbridge, system, power CPU, Northbridge, system, power CPU, Northbridge, Chassis CPU, Chassis, Powersupply
Smart/Manual Fan Control yes yes yes no
Voltage Monitoring CPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGP CPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGP CPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGP CPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGP, Powersupply
Power-Up on... Schedule, Keyboard, LAN, Modem Schedule, Keyboard, LAN, Modem Keyboard, LAN, Modem Schedule, Keyboard, LAN, PCI, USB
Power-Up after Power Loss yes yes yes yes
further @BIOS, Q-Flash @BIOS, Q-Flash EZ-Boot, EZ-Screen, EZ-Bios, Magic Health
On-Board Audio
Type AC97 w/Universal Audio yesck AC97 w/Universal Audio yesck AC97 AC97
Chip Realtek ALC658 Realtek ALC658 CMedia CMI9739A Realtek ALC655
Surround Support 6 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel 6 Channel
yesckets Line-In, Line-Out, Mic Line-In, Line-Out, Mic Line-In, Line-Out, Mic Line-In, Line-Out, Stereo-Mic (2 Channel) front-, rear-, center- and subwoofer out (6 Channel) SPDIF-out (optisch & coax)
Connectors CD-In, AUX-In CD-In, AUX-In CD-In, SPDIF-Out CD-In, AUX-In, SPDIF-In
BIOS Details
Type Award Award Award/ Phoenix Award/ Phoenix
Version/Date M02 (Aug. 27, 2003) M15 (Oct. 12, 2003) A06 (October 29, 2003)
Update via DOS,BIOS (Q-Flash), Internet(@BIOS) DOS,BIOS (Q-Flash), Internet(@BIOS) DOS, Windows DOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), Windows
Special Features Dual BIOS Dual BIOS
Configuration
Setup via BIOS BIOS BIOS Bios
FSB Frequency Range/Steps 200-250 MHz/1 MHz 200-250 MHz/1 MHz 200-250 MHz/1 MHz 200-250 MHz/1 MHz
Memory Frequencies 200/ 266/ 333/ 400 MHz 200/ 266/ 333/ 400 MHz 100/ 133/ 166/ 200 MHz 100/ 133/ 166/ 200 MHz
Asynchronous Memory Clock Yes Yes yes no
AGP Clock 66-100/1 MHz 66-100/1 MHz auto auto
CPU Voltage 0.8-1.7 /0.05 V 0.8-1.7/ 0.05 V no 1.350-1.750/ 0.05 V
Memory Voltage 2.5-2.8/ 0.1 V 2.5-2.8/ 0.1 V no 2.50-2.80/ 0.1 V
Chipset Voltage +0.1/0.2/ 0.3V +0.1/0.2/ 0.3V no no
AGP Voltage 1.5-1.8/ 0.1 V 1.5-1.8/ 0.1 V no 1.50-1.80/ 0.1 V
Additional Information
Model Variations Bundle GC-K8DPS+ GC-SATA Bundle GC-K8DPS+ GC-SATA
Notes AMD Athlon 64 Recommended Motherboards
Add-Ons
Included Motherboard Tools EasyTune/GMC /... EasyTune/GMC /... BIOS Update Software, Overclocking Utility, Monitoring Utility, CPU Overheat Protection P80P-Diagnose, USDM-Software, Magic Flash, Magic Screen,
Included Software Norton Internet security Norton Internet security Symantec Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton Ghost 2003 Symantec Ghost, Trend PC-Cillin
Cables 2 SATA,3PATA,1FDD 2 SATA,3PATA,1FDD 2 UltraATA(Standard), 2 SATA, 2SATA Power Adaptors, USB, SPDIF, 1394 2 UltraATA, 2 SATA, Floppy
Additional Add-Ons S-ATA-Blende, IO-Shield with SPDIF-out
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