Six 975X Enthusiast Motherboards for Today and Tomorrow

Motherboard Details, Continued

The lock is as wide as the ATX connector, which allows use of all plugs.

The Intel board requires an auxiliary 8-pin ATX connector to work. Hence you will have to purchase an ATX 2.2 power supply.

Intel designed a 5-phase voltage regulator, and cools the components with aluminum heat sinks.

Intel is the only motherboard manufacturer that uses fan headers for PWM fans.

Thanks to the TSB43AB23 by Texas Instruments, the D975XBX offers two IEEE-1394a Firewire ports.

Be careful: the connectors for Firewire and USB look alike!