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Mobo Tsunami! 24 Boards with the 865/875P Chipset
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Manufacturer Gigabyte Intel Intel MSI
Website gigabyte.com.tw intel.com intel.com msi.com.tw
Model GA-8PENXP D875PBZ D856PERL 875 Neo (MS-6758)
Revision 1.0 01 01 1.0
BIOS M7 (06/20/2003) BZ87510A-68A...(05/16/2003) RL86510A.86A.0017D 1.6 (06/24/2003)
Chipset
CPU clock (3200.00 MHz) 3240.34 MHz (+1.24%) 3192.15 MHz (-0.24%) 3200.74 MHz (+0.01%) 3215.59 MHz (+0.48%)
FSB (200.00 MHz) 202.52 MHz (+1.24%) 199,54 MHz (-0.24%) 200.05 MHz (+0.01%) 201.00 MHz (+0.48%)
Northbridge Intel 865PE (82865PE) Intel 875P (82875EBP) Intel 865PE (82865PE) Intel 875P (82875EBP)
Southbridge ICH 5 (82801EB) ICH5-R (82801ER) ICH5-R (82801ER) ICH5-R (82801ER)
Northbridge fan yes no 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 2.0-3-3-6 2.0-3-3-6 2.0-2-2-5
Number of DDR sockets 2 x 3 Slots 2 x 2 2 x 2 2 x 2
Standard Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 x 24.5 cm 29.0 x 24.0 cm 29.0 x 24.0 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm
PCI slots 5 5 5 5
AGP 8x Pro 8x 8x 8x
ACR / AMR / CNR no/no/no no/no/no no/no/no no/no/no
Parallel 1 1 1 1
Serial 2 1 2 2
Game 0 no no 0
USB 2.0 external/ internal 4/4 6/2 4/4 6/2
FireWire (1394) external/ internal 0/3
Texas Instruments (TSB43AB23)
no 1/1
agere FW323-06
0/3
VIA6306 IEEE 1394
Fan headers 1 x CPU
2 x System
1 x CPU
3 x System
1 x CPU
3 x System
1 x CPU
1 x System
1 x NB
Additional Components
Piezo speakers (onboard) no yes no no
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes Alert on LAN Alert on LAN yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes yes
Infrared yes no no yes
Sensor (open case) yes yes yes no
Temperature sensor yes yes yes yes
Network Intel 82547EI CSA
10/100/1000 Mbit
Intel 82547EI CSA
10/100/1000 Mbit
Intel 82547EI CSA
10/100/1000 Mbit
Intel 82547EI CSA
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) Giga RAID IT8212F     Promise PDC20378
  4 x ATA133     2 x ATA 133
  Silicon Image Sil3112A     2 x SATA 150
  2 x SATA 150     (Raid 0,1,0+1)
  Raid      
On-Board sound
Type (PCI/AC97) AC97 no AC97 AC97
Manufacturer Realtek   ADI ADI
Chip ALC655   AD1985 AD1980
External connections 1 x Mic   1 x Mic 1 x Mic
  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 Digital Cinch out   1 x CEN/SUB out (6 Channel)
  1 x Digital optical out   1 x RL/RP out  
  1 x SUB/Center out   1 x SPDIF optical out  
  1 x REAR R/L out   1 x SPDIF Cinch out  
  (6 Channel)   (6 Channel)  
Internal connections 1 x CD in   1 x CD in 1 x CD in
  1 x AUX in   1 x AUX in 1 x SPDIF in
        1 x FP Audio
BIOS        
BIOS Award Intel (Phoenix) Intel (Phoenix) AMI
Update Dos, Windows DOS, Windows DOS, Windows DOS, Windows
Clock controller ICS 952603DF ICS 952618BF ICS 952618BF ICS 952611BF
Settings
Type BIOS BIOS, Jumper BIOS, Jumper BIOS
FSB - frequency/ steps (MHz) 100 - 355 / 1 MHz Auto and Burn-In +2% to +4% Auto and Burn-In +2% to +4% 100 - 500 MHz / 1 MHz
Memory frequencies 1: 1.33 / 1.66 / 2.0 133 - 166 - 200 MHz 133 - 166 - 200 MHz 266 - 333 - 400 - 500 - 533 MHz
AGP/PCI 66 - 96 / 1 MHz 66/33 66/33 66/33 - 151/75
Voltage        
CPU - range/ steps (core) 0.8375 - 1.6000 / 0.0125 no no 1.5500 - 2.3000 / 0.0125
Memory - range/ steps 2.5 - 2.8 / 0.1 V no no 2.5 - 3.30 / 0.05
Chipset - range/ steps (I/O) no no no no
AGP - range/ steps 1.5 - 1.8 / 0.1 V no no 1.55 - 2.10 / 0.1
Other Info
Model variants   for OEMs with integrated sound available with ATA RAID and SATA Controller Neo-LSR
Accessories 1 x User manual 1 x User manual 1 x User manual 1 x User manual
  1 x driver and Tool CD 1 x driver CD 1 x driver CD 1 x SATA Quick Guide
  - Norton AntiVirus - VirtualDrive 7 1 x Quickstart Guide 3 x Disk (Promise Driver)
  - Norton Personal Firewall - RestoreIT! 3 1 x UDA133 cable 1 x CD Driver
  - Norton Privacy Control - Norton Internet Security 1 x Floppy cable 1 x CD Super Pack
  - Norton Spam Alert - RealONE Player 1 x ATX I/O shield - 1 x Photoshop Album SE
  - Norton Parental Control - NTI CD-Maker 1 x SATA cable - 1 x WinDVD 4
  1 x User manual Gigaraid - Technical documentation (PDF) 1 x Disk RAID Driver - 1 x WinRip 2
  1 x User manual SATA Raid 1 x Quickstart Guide 1 x Slot USB bracket - 1 x VirtualDrive 7
  2 x UDMA 100 cable 1 x Technical documentation on CD - 2 x USB 2.0 - 1 x RestoreIT! 3
  1 x Floppy cable 1 x ATX I/O shield   - 1 x Media Ring
  1 x "Gigabyte" logo sticker 1 x Floppy cable   1 x Floppy cable
  1 x Board and Backpanel I/O 1 x UDMA100 cable   1 x Carrying case
  -Layout sticker     1 x ATX I/O shield
  1 x Board and Backpanel I/O     - 2 x 1394
  5 x SATA cable      
  1 x Slot USB bracket     -Media Ring
  - 2 x USB 2.0     1 x Board bracket
  1 x Slot FireWire bracket     1 x sound bracket
  - 1 x mini Port     - SPDIF out Cinch
  - 1 x normal Port     - SPDIF out optical
  1 x Slot sound bracket     - CEN/SUB out
  - 1 x SPDIF out     - RL/RP out
  - 1 x RCA Cinch out     1 x 1394 bracket
  - 1 x SUB CENTER out     - 2 x normal
  - 1 x REAR R/L out     - mini
  1 x Slot voltage bracket     1 x sound bracket
  - 1 x SATA-PWR     - SPDIF out optical
  - 2 x SATA-CON     - SPDIF out Coax
  1 x External power cable, SATA     1 x UDMA 100 cable
  1 x Quick Intall Guide     1 x UDMA 33 cable
  1 x ATX I/O shield     1 x Floppy cable
        4 x SATA cable
        2 x 2 SATA power cable
        1 x UDMA100 round cable
        1 x MSI Sticker
        1 x Board bracket
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
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  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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