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Market Survey, Part 2: Six Premium Pentium 4 LGA775 Boards

Intel D925XECV2, Continued

Intel provides I/O shielding for the most important connections.

Intel's power supply supports ATX standards 1.3 and 2.0. This also makes it possible to use a power supply with the old 20-pin connector.

For a sound chip Intel deploys the ALC880 from Realtek, supporting High Definition Audio with 7+1 channels.

Don't believe in the new technology? Intel is the only manufacturer in our test group to put four 32 bit PCI slots on its board. There are still two x1 PCIe slots as well.

Intel includes with its board an interface module for a 3.5" bay, in which users can conveniently hook up a headset, a camera, or other USB or FireWire devices.