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Mobo Tsunami! 24 Boards with the 865/875P Chipset
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Manufacturer MSI QDI Soyo
Website msi.com.tw qdigrp.com soyo.com
Model MS-6728 865PE Neo2-FIS2R P4I875PMA-6AFR P4I875 Dragon 2
Revision 1 0C unbekannt
BIOS V1.3B3 (06/12/2003) 354QB102 (05/26/2003) P4ICWB-4AA1 (05/02/2003)
Chipset
CPU clock (3200.00 MHz) 3245.5 MHz (+1.4%) 3200.00 MHz (0.00%) 3194.6 MHz (-0.2%)
FSB (200.00 MHz) 202.8 MHz (+1.4%) 200.00 MHz (0.00%) 199.7 MHz (-0.2%)
Northbridge Intel 865PE Intel 875P (82875EBP) Intel 875P (82875EBP)
Southbridge ICH 5 (82801ER) ICH5-R (82801ER) ICH 5 (82801EB)
Northbridge fan yes no no
Form factor ATX ATX ATX
Power connections AUX12, ATX AUX12, ATX AUX12, ATX
Memory
Max. memory 4 x 1024 MB 4 x 1024 MB 4 x 1024 MB
Memory speed 2.0-2-2-5 2.0-2-2-6 2.0-2-2-5
Number of DDR sockets 2 x 2 Slots 2 x 2 2 x 2 Slots
Standard Components
Dimensions (L x W) 30.5 x 24.5 cm 24.5 x 25.5 cm 30.5 x 24.5 cm
PCI slots 5 3/5 5
AGP 8x 8x 8x
ACR / AMR / CNR no/no/no no/no/no no/no/no
Parallel 1 1 1
Serial 2 2 2
Game 0 0 1 x Intern
USB 2.0 external/ internal 6/2 4/2 4/4
FireWire (1394) external/ internal 3
VIA VT6306
no 1/2
VIA VT6306
Fan headers 1 x CPU
1 x System
1 x CPU
2 x System
2 x CPU
2 x System
Additional Components
Piezo speakers (onboard) no no no
Wake on LAN (WOL) yes yes yes
Wake on Modem (WOM) yes yes yes
Infrared yes yes yes
Sensor (open case) no yes no
Temperature sensor 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
Drive Interfaces
Standard (chipset) Intel ICH5 Raid Intel ICH5 Raid Intel ICH5
  1 x Floppy 1 x Floppy 1 x Floppy
  4 x ATA 100 4 x ATA 100 4 x ATA 100
  2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150 2 x SATA 150
Additional (chip) Promise PDC20378 Silicon Image Sil3112A HighPoint HPT372
  2 x SATA 2 x SATA150 4 x ATA133
  2 x ATA133   Silicon Image SiL3112A
      2 x SATA150
On-Board sound
Type (PCI/AC97) AC97 AC97 PCI
Manufacturer Cmedia ADI C3DX
Chip CMI9739A AD1981B CMI8738/PCI-6ch-MX
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 Center/Bass out
      1 x SUR. L/R out
      1 x SPDIF optical out
      1 x SPDIF cinch out
  (6 Channel) (6 Channel) 1 x SPDIF optical in
      1 x SPDIF cinch in
Internal connections 1 x CD in 1 x CD in (6 Channel)
    1 x AUX in 1 x CD in
      1 x AUX in
BIOS
BIOS AMI Award Phoenix - Award
Update DOS, Windows DOS, Windows DOS, Windows
Clock controller ICS 95611BF CYP 603653 ICS 952607EF
Settings
Type BIOS BIOS BIOS
FSB - frequency/ steps (MHz) 200 - 500 / 1 MHz no 100 - 255 / 1 MHz
Memory frequencies 266 - 333 - 400 - 500 - 533 266 - 320 - 400 x 1.33 / x 1.25 / Auto
AGP/PCI 66 - 151 / 1 MHz 66/33 66/33 - 73/36 - 80/40
Voltage      
CPU - range/ steps (core) 1.550 - 2.300 / 0.0250 V no 1.300 - 1.600 / 0.05 V
Memory - range/ steps 2.50 - 3.30 / 0.1 V no 2.5 - 2.9 / 0.1 V
Chipset - range/ steps (I/O) no no no
AGP - range/ steps 1.50 - 2.20 / 0.1 V no 1.5 - 1.8 / 0.1 V
Other Info
Model variants 865PEM2-ILS
865PE Neo2-S
   
Accessories 1 x User manual 1 x User manual 1 x User manual
  1 x User manual SATA Raid 1 x driver CD 1 x User manual BayoneUFO
  1 x Promise RAID Drive - 1 x Norton AntiVirus 1 x driver CD
  1 x Intel RAID Driver 1 x UDMA100 round cable 1 x Thermal paste
  1 x CD Super Pack 1 x Slot sound bracket 1 x CD Super Bonus Pack V5.0
  - 1 x Photoshop Album SE - 1 x SPDIF optical out - 1 x Norton Antivirus 2003
  - 1 x WinDVD 4 2 x SATA150 cable - 1 x Norton Ghost 2003
  - 1 x WinRip 2 2 x SATA power cable - 1 x Norton Personal Firwall 2003
  - 1 x VirtualDrive 7 1 x ATX I/O shield - 1 x Adobe ActiveShare
  - 1 x RestoreIT! 3 1 x UDMA 133 cable - 1 x VCOM AutoSave
  - 1 x Media Ring 1 x Floppy cable - 1 x Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader
  4 x SATA cable   - 1 x Adobe Acrobat Reader
  1 x Floppy cable   - 1 x Imagemore
  2 x 2 SATA power cable   1 x Slot sound bracket
  1 x UDMA100 round cable   - 1 x Center/Bass out
  1 x ATX I/O shield   - 1 x SUR. L/R out
  1 x Slot bracket   - 1 x SPDIF optical out
  - 2 x USN 2.0   - 1 x SPDIF cinch out
  - 1 x Dr. LED   - 1 x SPDIF optical in
  1 x Slot FireWire bracket   - 1 x SPDIF cinch in
  - 2 x normal FireWire   4 x SATA150 cable
  - 1 x mini FireWire   1 x Floppy cable
  1 x Slot sound bracket   3 x UDM133
  1 x CEN/SUB   1 x ATX I/O shield
  1 x RL/RR   3 x USB 2.0 cable, internal
  1 x SPDIF cinch out   1 x CBOX power cable
  1 x SPDIF optical out   1 x CBOX
      1 x 3.5" zu 5.25" drive bracket
      4 x screws
      1 x "Soyo" logo sticker
      8 x screws
Summary
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  2. Motherboard Trends 2003: Consumers Are Spoilt For Choice, Continued
  3. Overview Test Candidates: 24 Boards On The Test Bench
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  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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