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Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates

Mobo Tsunami! 24 Boards with the 865/875P Chipset
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Manufacturer Abit Abit Aopen Aopen
Website abit.com.tw abit.com.tw aopen.com.tw aopen.com.tw
Model IC7-G Abit-IS7 AX4C MAX II AX4C MAX
Revision 252A 1.0 N77 77
BIOS 1.41 (06/09/2003) B03 (PAT only Press) (06/03/2003) R1.01e (06/26/2003) R1.04a (05/21/2003)
Chipset
CPU clock (3200.00 MHz) 3208.08 MHz (+0.25%) 3207.3 MHz (+0.23%) 3215.09 MHz (+0.49%) 3214.82 MHz (+0.46%)
FSB (200.00 MHz) 200.51 MHz (+0.25%) 200.5 MHz (+0.23%) 200.94 MHz (+0.49%) 200.93 MHz (+0.46%)
Northbridge Intel 875P (82875EBP) Intel 865PE (82865PE) Intel 875P (82875EBP) Intel 875P (82875EBP)
Southbridge ICH5-R (82801ER) ICH 5 (82801ER) ICH5-R (82801ER) ICH5-R (82801ER)
Northbridge fan yes yes no yes
Form factor ATX ATX ATX ATX
Power connections AUX12,ATX AUX12, ATX AUX12, ATX AUX12, ATX
Memory
Max. memory 4 x 1024 MB 4 x 1024 MB 4 x 1024 MB 4 x 1024 MB
Memory speed 2.0-2-2-5 2.0-2-2-5 2.0-2-2-5 2.0-2-2-5
Number of DDR sockets 2 x 2 2 x 2 Slots 2 x 2 2 x 2
Standard Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 x 24.5 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm
PCI slots 5 5 5 5
AGP 8x Pro 8x 8 8x
ACR / AMR / CNR no/no/no no/no/no no/no/no no/no/no
Parallel 1 1 1 1
Serial 1 1 2 2
Game no 0 1 x Intern 1 x Intern
USB 2.0 external/ internal 4/4 4/4 6/2 6/2
FireWire (1394) external/ internal 1/2
Texas Instruments TSB43AB23
1/2
Texas Instruments (TSB43AB23)
2
agere FW323-06
2
agere FW323-06
Fan headers 1 x CPU
3 x System
1 x NB
1 x CPU
2 x System
1 x CPU
1 x System
1 x NB
1 x CPU
1 x System
1 x NB
Additional Components
Piezo speakers (onboard) no no yes yes
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes yes
Infrared yes yes yes yes
Sensor (open case) no no yes yes
Temperature sensor yes yes yes yes
Network Intel 82547EI CSA
10/100/1000 Mbit
3COM PCI
10/100/1000 Mbit
BROADCOM BCMS702WKFB PCI
10/100/1000 Mbit
BROADCOM BCMS702WKFB PCI
10/100/1000 Mbit
Drive Interfaces
Standard (chipset) Intel ICH5 Intel ICH5 Raid Intel ICH5 Raid Intel ICH5 Raid
  1 x Floppy 1 x Floppy 1 x Floppy 1 x Floppy
  4 x ATA 100 4 x ATA 100 4 x ATA 100 4 x ATA 100
  2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150
Additional (chip) HightPoint Silicon Image Sil3112A Promise PDC20378 Promise PDC20378
  2 x ATA 133 2 x SATA 150 1 x ATA 133 1 x ATA 133
  2 x SATA 150 Raid 2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150
  (Raid 0,1,0+1)      
On-Board sound
Type (PCI/AC97) AC97 AC97 AC97 AC97
Manufacturer Realtek Realtek Realtek Realtek
Chip ALC650 ALC650 ALC650 ALC650
External connections 1 x Mic 1 x Mic 1 x Mic 1 x Mic
  1 x Line in 1 x Line in 1 x Line in 1 x Line in
  1 x Line out 1 x Line out 1 x Line out 1 x Line out
  1 x CEN/SUB out 1 x SUB/Center out 1 x SPDIF cinch out 1 x SPDIF cinch out
  1 x RL/RP out 1 x REAR R/L out 1 x SPDIF optical out 1 x SPDIF optical out
  1 x SPDIF optical out 1 x Digital optical out 1 x SPDIF cinch in 1 x SPDIF cinch in
  1 x SPDIF optical in 1 x Digital optical in 1 x SPDIF optical in 1 x SPDIF optical in
  (6 Channel) (6 Channel) (6 Channel) (6 Channel)
Internal connections 1 x line in 1 x CD in 1 x CD in 1 x CD in
  1 x CD in 1 x AUX in 1 x SPDIF in 1 x SPDIF in
BIOS
BIOS Award Award Phoenix/Award Phoenix/Award
Update DOS DOS DOS, BIOS DOS, Windows
Clock controller ICS 952607EF ICS 952607EF ICS 952619CF ICS 952619CF
Settings
Type BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS
FSB - frequency/ steps (MHz) 100 - 300 MHz / 1 MHz 100 - 412 / 1 MHz 100 - 400 / 1 MHz 100 - 400 / 1 MHz
Memory frequencies 266 - 320 - 400 MHz 3:2 / 5:4 / 1:1 1 : 1.33 - 1.60 - 2.00 1 : 1.33 - 1.60 - 2.0
AGP/PCI (CPU:AGP:PCI) 3 - 8:2:1 / Fixed (CPU:AGP:PCI) 3 - 8:2:1 / Fixed 66/33 Fixed
Voltage
CPU - range/ steps (core) 1.5500 - 1.9250 / 0.0125 V 1.550 - 1.9250 / 0.025 V 1.100 - 1.850 / 0.025 V 1.100 - 1.850 / 0.025 V
Memory - range/ steps 2.5 - 2.8 / 0.05 V 2.5 - 2.8 / 0.1 V 2.50 - 2.850 / 0.025 V 2.50 - 2.80 / 0.05 V
Chipset - range/ steps (I/O) no no no no
AGP - range/ steps 1.5 - 1.65 / 0.5 V 1.5 - 1.6 / 0.05 V 1.50 - 1.85 / 0.025 V 1.50 - 1.65 / 0.05 V
Other Info
Model variants normal and only sound      
Accessories 1 x User manual 1 x User manual 1 x User manual 1 x User manual
  1 x driver CD 1 x Quick Install Guide 1 x Info sheet Quick Guide 1 x Info sheet Quick Guide
  2 x SATA cable 1 x ATX I/O shield 1 x Disk Intel SATA driver 1 x Disk Intel SATA driver
  2 x SATA power cable 1 x Board and Backpanel I/O 1 x CD Power System Tools 1 x Disk Intel IAA SATA driver
  1 x UDMA100 roand cable -Layout sticker - 1 x PC-Cillin 2002 1 x CD Norton AntiVirus 2003
  2 x SATA150 cable 1 x UDMA 100 cable - 1 x VirtualDrive 7 1 x Slot sound bracket
  1 x Ultra ATA100 cable 1 x Floppy cable 1 x Slot sound bracket - 1 x SPDIF cinch out
  1 x Board and backpanel I/O 1 x Floppy Disk SATA driver - 1 x SPDIF cinch out - 1 x SPDIF optical out
  - Layout sticker 2 x SATA power cable - 1 x SPDIF optical out - 1 x SPDIF cinch in
  - SPDIF out optical 2 x SATA 150 cable - 1 x SPDIF cinch in - 1 x SPDIF optical in
  - RCA 1 x USB and FireWire cable - 1 x SPDIF optical in 2 x SATA150 cable
  1 x Disk SATA Driver - 2 x USB 2.0 2 x SATA150 cable 1 x SATA power cable
    - 2 x FireWire 1 x SATA power cable 1 x Slot USB bracket
      1 x Slot USB bracket - 2 x USB 2.0
      - 2 x USB 2.0 - 1 x Game Port
      - 1 x Game Port 1 x Slot FireWire bracket
      1 x Slot FireWire bracket - 2 x normal FireWire
      - 2 x normal FireWire 1 x UDMA100 cable
      1 x UDMA100 cable 1 x UDMA33 cable
      1 x UDMA33 cable 1 x Floppy cable
      1 x Floppy cable 1 x ATX I/O shield
      1 x ATX I/O shield  
      1 x Micro  
Summary
  1. Motherboard Trends 2003: Consumers Are Spoilt For Choice
  2. Motherboard Trends 2003: Consumers Are Spoilt For Choice, Continued
  3. Overview Test Candidates: 24 Boards On The Test Bench
  4. Abit IC7-G: For Overclocking Fans, Continued
  5. Abit IC7-G: For Overclocking Fans, Continued
  6. Abit IS7: Bitter Price War With PAT
  7. Abit IS7: Bitter Price War With PAT, Continued
  8. Aopen AX4C Max 2: Mid-Range Product With A Few Minor Faults
  9. Aopen AX4C Max 2: Mid-Range Product With A Few Minor Faults, Continued
  10. Aopen AX4C Max 2: Mid-Range Product With A Few Minor Faults, Continued
  11. Aopen AX4C Max: Cooling Element With Possible Danger Of Burning
  12. Aopen AXSPE Max: Restrained Enthusiasm
  13. Asus P4C800 Deluxe: Sparse Selection Of Equipment At A High Price
  14. Asus P4C800 Deluxe: Sparse Selection Of Equipment At A High Price, Continued
  15. Asus P4C800 Deluxe: Sparse Selection Of Equipment At A High Price, Continued
  16. Asus P4C800-E Deluxe: Good Choice With CSA Support
  17. Asus P4P800 Deluxe: The Only One With Activated PAT
  18. Asus P4P800 Deluxe: The Only One With Activated PAT, Continued
  19. BIOStar P4TCA Pro: Good Basis With WLAN
  20. BIOStar P4TCA Pro: Good Basis With WLAN, Continued
  21. BIOStar P4TCA Pro: Good Basis With WLAN, Continued
  22. Chaintech 9CJS Zenith: The Features Giant
  23. Chaintech 9CJS Zenith: The Features Giant, Continued
  24. Chaintech 9CJS Zenith: The Features Giant, Continued
  25. DFI Pro 875 Lan Party: A Feast For The Eyes In The Dark
  26. DFI Pro 875 Lan Party: A Feast For The Eyes In The Dark, Continued
  27. Elitegroup PF1: Get The Price Down!
  28. Elitegroup PF1: Get The Price Down! Continued
  29. Epox PE-4PCA3+: Above Average
  30. Epox PE-4PCA3+: Above Average, Continued
  31. Epox PE-4PDA2+: Better Than Its Big Brother
  32. Epox PE-4PDA2+: Better Than Its Big Brother, Continued
  33. Gigabyte: Four Boards With 865 And 875 Chipset
  34. Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra: Top Class At A Top Price
  35. Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra: Top Class At A Top Price, Continued
  36. Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra: Top Class At A Top Price, Continued
  37. Gigabyte GA-8KNXP: Credit Where Credit's Due
  38. Gigabyte GA-8KNXP: Credit Where Credit's Due, Continued
  39. Gigabyte GA-8PENXP: Is PAT Activated?
  40. Gigabyte GA-8PENXP: Is PAT Activated? Continued
  41. Gigabyte GA-8IG1000Pro: Low Cost At A Cutthroat Price
  42. Intel D875PBZ: Spartan, Slow, Expensive
  43. Intel D875PBZ: Spartan, Slow, Expensive, Continued
  44. Intel D865PERL: Potential For Fine Tuning
  45. Intel D865PERL: Potential For Fine Tuning, Continued
  46. MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R (MS-6758): At A High Level
  47. MSI 875P Neo-FIS2R (MS-6758): At A High Level, Continued
  48. MSI 865PE Neo 2-FIS2R (MS-6728): Fastest In The Comparative Test
  49. QDI P4I875PMA-6AFR: Innovation - ATX Becomes Micro-ATX!
  50. QDI P4I875PMA-6AFR: Innovation - ATX Becomes Micro-ATX! Continued
  51. Soltek SL-86SPE-L: Color Me Purple
  52. Soyo P4I875 Dragon 2: Mega Features With Weaknesses
  53. Soyo P4I875 Dragon 2: Mega Features With Weaknesses, Continued
  54. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates
  55. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates, Continued
  56. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates, Continued
  57. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates, Continued
  58. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates, Continued
  59. Equipment And Overview Of All Test Candidates, Continued
  60. Test Setup And Details
  61. Benchmarks In Windows XP
  62. OpenGL Games: Quake 3 Arena
  63. DirectX 8 Games: Comanche 4 Demo
  64. DirectX 8 Engine: 3D Mark 2001 SE
  65. MP3 Audio Encoding: MP3 Maker Platinum 3.04
  66. Archiving: WinRAR 3.11
  67. CPU And Multimedia: SiSoft Sandra 2003 SP1
  68. Office Application: PC Mark 2002
  69. Application: SPEC Viewperf 7.1
  70. Conclusion: Purchase Decision Not Dependent On Chipset
  71. Conclusion: Purchase Decision Not Dependent On Chipset, Continued
  72. Awards: Gigabyte GA-8KNXP (Intel 875P) And MSI Neo 2 (Intel 865PE)
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