Skip to main content

Intel's Strike Force: 19 DDR-Motherboards With 845 Chipset and DDR-Support

QDI PlatiniX-2D

Board Revision: 1.0

BIOS Version: 1.3 (February 8, 2002)

The PlatiniX 2D is available in several hardware configurations. The standard features consist of 6 PCI slots, monitoring features, a piezo speaker substituting the PC speaker, an AC97 sound system and several overclocking features. You can also get it with a 100 Mbit network controller from Intel and/or a Promise IDE RAID controller.

The overclocking features are quite interesting, since they are much more than a bonus. There are many FSB clock speeds to choose from (up to 126 MHz) and the CPU core can be increased up to 0.3 V (up to 1.85 V for the Pentium 4 Northwood). In addition, the AGP and memory voltage can be increased by 10%.

The layout is straightforward, except for the floppy connector, which is not placed ideally. Still you can see that nothing will obstruct the AGP card (see picture).

Unfortunately, we did not receive this motherboard in a complete package, so we can offer no additional comments on the motherboard or the software.