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Generation Change: Eight Motherboards For The Athlon 64

Features Table, Continued

ManufacturerGigabyteGigabyteBiostarEpox
Internet Websitewww.gigabyte.com.twwww.gigabyte.com.twwww.biostar.com.twwww.epox.de
ModelGA-K8VNXPGA-K8NNXPBiostar K8VHA ProEP-8HDA3+
Revision1.01.01.01.0
BIOS VersionM02 (08/27/2003)M15 (10/17/2003)VHA1001 BV PRO (10/01/2003)A06 (10/29/2003)
Dimensions30.5 x 24.4 cm/ATX30.5 x 24.4 cm/ATX30.5 x 24.4 cm30.5 x 24.5 cm
Chipset
CPU SupportAMD Athlon 64AMD Athlon 64AMD Athlon 64AMD Athlon 64
CPU Clock (2200/2000 MHz)2024.7 MHz (+1.2%)2010.5 MHz (+0.53%)2000.0 MHz (0.0%)2000.0 MHz (0.00%)
FSB Clock (200 MHz)202.5 MHz (+1.2%)201.0 MHz (+0.53%)200.0 MHz (0.0%)200.0 MHz (0.00%)
NorthbridgeVIA K8T800nVIDIA nForce3 150VIA K8T880VIA K8T800
SouthbridgeVT8237nVIDIA nForce3 150VT8237VIA VT8237
Memory
Memory TypeDDR SDRAMDDR SDRAMDDR SDRAMDDR SDRAM
Memory Speed(s)DDR400DDR333, 400DDR266, 333, 400DDR333, 400
Memory ModesSingle ChannelSingle ChannelSingle ChannelSingle Channel
Memory Timings2.0 3-2-6 (SPD)2.0 3-2-6 (SPD)2.0 3-2-6 (SPD)2.0 3-2-6 (SPD)
Memory Sockets3322
Maximum RAM3 GB3 GB2 GB2 GB
ECC/Registered Memoryno/nono/noyes/nono/no
System Components
Piezo PC SpeakeryesyesNono
AGP Card LockyesyesYesyes
Northbridge FanyesyesNono
FAN HeadersCPU, System,power (3x)CPU, System,power (3x)CPU, SystemCPU, System, Power (3x)
Voltage Regulators3-Phase+3-Phase(DPS module)3-Phase+3-Phase(DPS module)3-Phase4-Phase
I/O-Components
Mass Storage ControllerVIA 8237nForce3 150VIA VT8237VIA VT8237
Storage Ports2x UltraATA/133,2x UltraATA/133,2x UltraATA/1332x UltraATA/100, 2x SATA-150
Secondary Mass Storage ControllerVT8237/GigaRAIDSilicon Image Sil3512/GigaRAIDWinbond 83697HFSilicon Image Sil3114
Secondary Storage Ports2x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/1332x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/1332x SATA-150, 2x UltraATA/1332x SATA-150
RAID SupportRAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1SATA RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1RAID Mode 0, 1, 10, 5
Floppy ControlleryesyesYesyes
Primary Network ControllerRealtek 8110S, 1 Gb/sRealtek 8110S, 1 Gb/sRealtek RTL8110S, 1 Gb/sVIA VT6103, 100 Mbit/s
Secondary Network ControllerRealtek 8201, 100 Mb/sRealtek 8201, 100 Mb/sNo3com 3C940 1Gb/s
Parallel/Serial4/24/21/21/2
USB Ports (integrated/additional)2/ 42/ 44/ 44/ 8
FirewireTI 1394bTI 1394bVIA VT6307 (2 Ports)-
Game PortyesyesNoyes
IR Connectoryesyesyesyes
Interfaces
PCI Slots5x 32 Bit PCI 2.35x 32 Bit PCI 2.35x 32 Bit PCI 2.35x PCI 2.2
PCI-X/PCI Expressno/nono/nono/nono/no
AGPAGP 3.0 (8X)AGP 3.0 (8X)AGP 3.0 (8X)AGP 3.0 (8X)
ACR/AMR/CNRno/no/nono/no/nono/no/yesno/no/no
Features
Sensoryesyesyesno
Temperature MonitoringCPU, System,power (3x)CPU, System,power (3x)CPU, SystemCPU, System
Fan MonitoringCPU, Northbridge, system, powerCPU, Northbridge, system, powerCPU, Northbridge, ChassisCPU, Chassis, Powersupply
Smart/Manual Fan Controlyesyesyesno
Voltage MonitoringCPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGPCPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGPCPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGPCPU, Chipset, DIMM, AGP, Powersupply
Power-Up on...Schedule, Keyboard, LAN, ModemSchedule, Keyboard, LAN, ModemKeyboard, LAN, ModemSchedule, Keyboard, LAN, PCI, USB
Power-Up after Power Lossyesyesyesyes
further@BIOS, Q-Flash@BIOS, Q-FlashEZ-Boot, EZ-Screen, EZ-Bios, Magic Health
On-Board Audio
TypeAC97 w/Universal Audio yesckAC97 w/Universal Audio yesckAC97AC97
ChipRealtek ALC658Realtek ALC658CMedia CMI9739ARealtek ALC655
Surround Support6 Channel6 Channel6 Channel6 Channel
yescketsLine-In, Line-Out, MicLine-In, Line-Out, MicLine-In, Line-Out, MicLine-In, Line-Out, Stereo-Mic (2 Channel) front-, rear-, center- and subwoofer out (6 Channel) SPDIF-out (optisch & coax)
ConnectorsCD-In, AUX-InCD-In, AUX-InCD-In, SPDIF-OutCD-In, AUX-In, SPDIF-In
BIOS Details
TypeAwardAwardAward/ PhoenixAward/ Phoenix
Version/DateM02 (Aug. 27, 2003)M15 (Oct. 12, 2003)A06 (October 29, 2003)
Update viaDOS,BIOS (Q-Flash), Internet(@BIOS)DOS,BIOS (Q-Flash), Internet(@BIOS)DOS, WindowsDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), Windows
Special FeaturesDual BIOSDual BIOS
Configuration
Setup viaBIOSBIOSBIOSBios
FSB Frequency Range/Steps200-250 MHz/1 MHz200-250 MHz/1 MHz200-250 MHz/1 MHz200-250 MHz/1 MHz
Memory Frequencies200/ 266/ 333/ 400 MHz200/ 266/ 333/ 400 MHz100/ 133/ 166/ 200 MHz100/ 133/ 166/ 200 MHz
Asynchronous Memory ClockYesYesyesno
AGP Clock66-100/1 MHz66-100/1 MHzautoauto
CPU Voltage0.8-1.7 /0.05 V0.8-1.7/ 0.05 Vno1.350-1.750/ 0.05 V
Memory Voltage2.5-2.8/ 0.1 V2.5-2.8/ 0.1 Vno2.50-2.80/ 0.1 V
Chipset Voltage+0.1/0.2/ 0.3V+0.1/0.2/ 0.3Vnono
AGP Voltage1.5-1.8/ 0.1 V1.5-1.8/ 0.1 Vno1.50-1.80/ 0.1 V
Additional Information
Model VariationsBundle GC-K8DPS+ GC-SATABundle GC-K8DPS+ GC-SATA
NotesAMD Athlon 64 Recommended Motherboards
Add-Ons
Included Motherboard ToolsEasyTune/GMC /...EasyTune/GMC /...BIOS Update Software, Overclocking Utility, Monitoring Utility, CPU Overheat ProtectionP80P-Diagnose, USDM-Software, Magic Flash, Magic Screen,
Included SoftwareNorton Internet securityNorton Internet securitySymantec Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton Ghost 2003Symantec Ghost, Trend PC-Cillin
Cables2 SATA,3PATA,1FDD2 SATA,3PATA,1FDD2 UltraATA(Standard), 2 SATA, 2SATA Power Adaptors, USB, SPDIF, 13942 UltraATA, 2 SATA, Floppy
Additional Add-OnsS-ATA-Blende, IO-Shield with SPDIF-out