Athlon Hit Parade: 10 mobos with the nForce2 Ultra400

AOpen AK79D-400 Max, Continued

The board also comes with AOpen JukeBox, a CD player integrated into the BIOS that allows you to play music without starting the operating system. Last but not least, the package also includes DualBIOS: this feature makes the BIOS available on no fewer than two EPROMs at the same time. If the primary one breaks down, the secondary EPROM takes over where the other one left off after setting a jumper.

The opening next to the serial port (center) is a dead giveaway: the motherboard is also available with an integrated graphics card. The existence of four USB 2.0 ports is a big plus. The large cooling element on the SPP (Northbridge) is clearly visible.