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DDR400 for Athlon: A Comparison of 9 Motherboards

Features Table, Continued

ManufacturerMSIQDIShuttleSoyo
ModelKT4 Ultra / MS-6590Kudoz 7XAK73KT400 Dragon Ultra
Chipset
SocketSocket ASocket ASocket ASocket A
Clock (CPU/Bus)1804.09 / 133.641809.30 / 134.021802.19 / 133.501808.69 / 133.98
NorthbridgeVIA KT400VIA KT400VIA KT400VIA KT400
SouthbridgeVIA VT8235VIA VT8235VIA VT8235VIA VT8235
Northbridge Fanyesyesnoyes
Form FactorATXATXATXATX
Memory
Maximum RAM3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB
DIMM-Sockets3, DDR3, DDR4, DDR3, DDR
Memory TypeDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbufferedDDR-SDRAM, unbuffered
Memory FrequenciesDDR400, DDR333, DDR266DDR400, DDR333, DDR266DDR400, DDR333, DDR266DDR400, DDR333, DDR266
ECC-Supportnononono
Standard Components
Size (LxH)235 x 304 mm305 x 244 mm305 x 245 mm305 x245 mm
PCI Slots6x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit6x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit5x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit5x PCI 2.2, 32 Bit
AGP3.0 / AGP 8x3.0 / AGP 8x3.0 / AGP 8x3.0 / AGP 8x
AGP Card Lockyesnonono
ACR / AMR / CNR----
Parallel Ports1111
Serial Ports2222
USB 2.0 internal/external4 / 12 / 42 / 42 / 4
Fan Headers2224
IDE Controller2x UltraATA/1332x UltraATA/1332x UltraATA/1332x UltraATA/133
Additional Components
Piezo Speaker OnBoardnoyesyesyes
Wake on LAN (WOL)noyesyesyes
Wake on Modem (WOM)noyesyesyes
IrDA-Portyesnonoyes
Chassis Intrusion Detectionyesnonoyes
Temperature MonitoringCPU, SystemCPU, SystemCPU, SystemCPU1, CPU2, System
Fan Status MonitoringCPU, SystemCPU, SystemCPU, SystemCPU, Power, Chassis
Network ControllerBroadcom BCM7502VIA VT6105VIA VT6103optional
IDE RAID ControllerPromise PDC20376 SATA-Highpoint HPT372Highpoint HPT372
Firewire-ControllerVIA VT6306-nono
SCSI-Controller----
Sound System
TypePCIAC97AC97PCI
Manufacturer / ChipC-Media CMI8738VIA VT1616Realtek ALC650C-Media CMI8738
Surround Sound6 Channels6 Channels6 Channels6 Channels
External ConnectorsIn/Out/MicIn/Out/MicIn/Out/Mic/SPDIF-outIn/Out/Mic
Internal ConnectorsCD-inCD-in, AUX, modemCD1/CD2/AUXCD/AUX/SPDIF
Setup
CPU ConfigBIOSBIOSBIOSBIOS
Selectable Multipliers6.0 - 15.0autoBIOSauto
FSB Range / Increments100-280 / 1133-166 / 1133-200 / 1100-200 / 1
166 MHz FSBnononoyes
Voltage
Vcore Range / Increments1.625 - 1.75 / 0.025 V-1.1 - 1.85 V / 0.025 Vn/a
Vram / Increments2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 V-2.55 - 2.75 V / 0.05 Vn/a
Vchipset / IncrementsVagp 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 V-Vagp 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 V, Vchipset 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 Vn/a
Board and BIOS Details
BiosAMIPhoenix/AwardPhoenix/AwardPhoenix/Award
Version1.01.0LCPS9A41.2
DateAug 23, 2002Aug 31, 2002Sept 2, 2002Dec 4, 2001
Motherboard Revision1.01.01.3?
Boot DevicesAll IDE, Floppy, SCSI, IDE-RAIDFloppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LANFloppy, LS120, HD, SCSI, CDROM/DVD, ZIP, USB-ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, UDB-HDD, LANFloppy, LS120, SCSI, CD, HD 0-3, ZIP100, LAN
Manual Interrupt Assignmentyesnono
Special Features-BIOS English, Chinese-n/a
Shared Interrupts????
Clock Generator?CYP-613326ICS94228BFICS 950202CF
Miscellaneous
Layout Issues----
Model Variations----
Shipment / Utilities
Manual / QualityExcellentn/an/aExcellent
LanguagesEnglishn/aEnglishEnglish
Quick Setup Guideyesn/an/ano
Cables1x IDE-80, 1x Floppy, 2x SATA1x IDE-80, 1x Floppy2x IDE-80, 1x Floppy, 1x SATA3x IDE-80, 1x Floppy, 1x SATA
Adapters2x USB plus one shared Bluetooth, 3x Firewire4x USB2x USBAudio (see evaluation), IDE to SATA
SoftwareMSI DVD??Norton Ghost 2002, AntiVirus 2002, Adobe Active Share
MiscellaneousMSI sticker