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Up Close & Personal: Features For All Boards Tested, Continued

Mega Test: 14 Boards with KT266A and nForce 420D
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Manufacturer Abit Chaintech Azza MSI Asus Asus MSI
Product KR7A CT-7VJDA 366A-AV K7T266 Pro2 (MS-6380) A7V266-E A7N266-E K7N420 Pro
Chipset Features
Chipset Name VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A Nvidia nForce 420D Nvidia nForce 420D
Platform Socket 462 Socket 462 Socket 462 Socket 462 Socket 462 Socket 462 Socket 462
FSB clock (MHz) 133.81 133.67 132.91 133.81 133.38 133.64 133.64
CPU clock deviance from nominal (%) 0,36% 0,255% -0,315% 0,36% 0,037% 0,232% 0,232%
Northbridge VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A VIA KT266A nForce IGP-128 nForce IGP-128
Southbridge VIA VT8233 VIA VT8233 VIA VT8233 VIA VT8233 VIA VT8233 nForce MCP-D nForce MCP-D
Northbridge fan yes no no no yes yes no
Form factor ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX ATX
Memory
Max. memory 4096 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 MB 3072 3072
SDRAM slots no no no no no no no
DDR SDRAM slots 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Standard Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 cm x 23.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.3 cm 30.5 cm x 22.0 cm 30.5 cm x 23.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm 30.4 cm x 22.5 cm
PCI slots 6 5 5 5 5 5 5
AGP 4x 4x 4x 4x 4x (Pro) 4x (Pro) 4x
ACR / AMR / CNR no/no/no yes/no/yes no/no/yes no/no/yes yes/no/no yes/no/no no/no/yes
Parallel ports 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Serial ports 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 (1x intern)
USB ports external/internal 2/4 2/2 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4
Fan connectors 3 3 2 2 3 2 3
Additional Components
Piezo speaker (onboard) no yes no yes yes yes yes
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Infrared (PIN/COM) yes/yes no/yes yes/yes yes/yes yes/yes yes/yes no/yes
Chassis intrusion sensor no no no yes no no no
Temp. sensor for indirect measurement yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Temp. sensor for thermal diode (direct measurement) no no no no no no no
Network 100 Mbit/s onboard no no no no no Realtek (RTL8100) integrated (nForce)
Drive Interfaces
Standard IDE
Channels/Bandwidth 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 4/ATA100
Additional IDE
Controller High Point no no Promise Promise no no
Channels/Bandwidth 4/ATA100 or ATA133 no no 4/ATA100 4/ATA100 no no
SCSI
Controller no no no no no no no
SCSI connectores (68/50pin) no no no no no no no
Channels/Bandwidth no no no no no no no
Onboard Sound
Type (PCI/AC97) no PCI chip AC97 AC97 PCI chip PCI chip PCI chip
Sound chip no C3DX VIA VT1611A ALC201A C3DX Nvidia Nvidia
External jacks (out/in/mic) no 1/1/1 1/1/1 1/1/1 1/1/1 4/1/1 1/1/1
Internal jacks (in/out/cd) no 1/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/1 1/1/1 1/1/1 1/1/1
Overclocking
Type BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS/DPI BIOS/DPI BIOS
Multiplier / steps (X) 6.0 - 15.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 12.5 / 0.5 no 6.0 - 15.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 13.0 / 0.5 5.0 - 12.5 / 0.5 Auto
FSB - Frequency / steps (MHz) 100; 166 100; 133 - 166 / 1 100; 133 - 166 / 1 100; 133 100 - 227 / 1 100 - 158 / 2 100 - 157 / 2
Voltage settings
CPU: range / steps 1.500 - 1.850 1.750 - 1.850/ 0.025 no 1.725 - 1.850 / 0.025 1.675 - 1.850 / 0.05 1.075 - 1.850 / 0.05 1.700 - 1.850 / 0.05
Memory: range / steps 2.5 - 2.7 / 0.1 no no 2.5 - 2.7 / 0.1 no 2.5 - 2.7 / 0.5 no
Chipset: range / steps no no no no no no no
Further Details
Bios Award Award Award AMI Award Award Award
Version n/a n/a 366X-AS V3.1B5 1004b 1000 BETA 179T V1.0B1
Date 12/27/2001 10/17/2001 9/26/2001 11/5/2001 11/15/2001 11/13/2001 10/18/2001
Board revision n/a n/a 1.2. 2 1-Jul 1.01. 1
Clock generator ICS 94228 BF CYP 62912 RTM560-266R CYP 629531 ICS 94228 BF UEVF0138  
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