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Intel's Xeon Shows Its Stuff in 7 Motherboards

Feature Table

BIOS Version1000 BETA 000 (09/14/2004)1001 (06/21/2004)F1 E(06/17/2004)P03 (06/22/2004)
Form Factor / Size26.8 cm x 30.5 cm26.0 cm x 31.5 cm30.5 cm x 33.0 cm30.5 cm x 26.7 cm
Power Connector24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX24-pin ATX, 8-pin ATX, 4-pin ATX24-pin SSI, 8-pin SSI, 5-pin SSI
CPU SupportDual XEON Socket 604 (Nocona)Dual Xeon Socket 604 (Nocona)Dual XEON Socket 604 (nocona)Dual XEON Socket 604 (nocona)
CPU Clock (2200/2000 MHz)3600.2 MHz (+/- 0.00%)3600.2 MHz (+/- 0.00%)3600.2 MHz (+/- 0.00%)3600.2 MHz (+/- 0.00%)
FSB Clock (200 MHz)200.0 MHz (0/- 0.00%)200.0 MHz (0/- 0.00%)200.0 MHz (0/- 0.00%)200.0 MHz (0/- 0.00%)
NorthbridgeIntel E7525Intel 82875PIntel E7525Intel E7525
Southbridge IIntel 6300ESBIntel 6300ESBIntel ICH5 (FW82801ER)Intel 6300ESB (FW80001ESB)
Southbridge IIN/AN/AIntel 6700 PXHN/A
Memory Speed(s)400266/333/400400266 / 333
Memory ModesDual-ChannelDual-ChannelDual-ChannelDual-Channel
Memory Timingsby SPDby SPDCL 3.0-3-3-7 (SPD)CL 2.5-3-3 & 2.0-2-2 & 2.0-3-3 (SPD)
Memory Sockets4464
Maximum RAM8 GB4 GB16 GB8 GB
ECC / Registered Memoryyes/yesyes/noyes/yesyes/yes
System Components
Piezo PC Speakeryesyesyesno (onboard buzzer)
PCIE Card Lockyesnoyesyes
North-/Southbridge Fansnonoyes (6700 PXH)no
4-Pin CPU FAN Headersyes (2 x CPU)yes (2 x CPU)yes (2 x CPU)3-pin fan headers x 2
FAN Headers2 x CPU, 4 x System2 x CPU, 4 x System2 x CPU, 3 x System2 x CPU, 6 x system
Voltage Regulators2 x 4-Phase2 x 4-Phase
I/O Components
Mass Storage ControllerIntel 6300ESBIntel 6300ESBIntel ICH5 (FW82801ER)Intel 6300ESB (FW80001ESB)
Storage PortsRaid2 x SATA 150, 2 x Ultra ATA 100Raid2 x SATA 150, 2 x Ultra ATA 100Raid2 x SATA 150, 4 x Ultra ATA 100Raid2 x SATA 150, 4 x Ultra ATA 101
Secondary Mass Storage ControllerAdaptec AIC-8130 (NCT-D(A))Promise 20319AdaptecNone
RAID Support1, 0, 1+01, 0, 1+07902W (Ultra 320)1, 0, 1+0
Secondary Storage Ports4 x SATA 300 (NCT-D(A))4 x SATA 150no
Floppy Controlleryesyesyesyes
Primary Network ControllerBroadcom BCM5751 (Gbit, PCIe)Intel 82547GI (Gbit, PCI-X)Broadcom BCM5751 (Gbit, PCIe)Intel 82548PI
Secondary Network Controllernononono
Serial (integrated / additional)111/11/1
USB Ports (integrated / additional)4/44/04/22/2
FirewireTI 1394TI 1394Texas Instruments TI 1394anone
Ports (integrated / additional)TSB43AB22A1/1TSB43AB22A1/1TSB43AB231/0
Game Port1 (Slot)1 (Slot)00
IR Connector0000
Expansion Components
PCI Express (16 lines)11 x AGP Pro 8x11
PCI Express (1 lines)1 (PCI E - 4 lines)000
PCI Slots (32 Bit)1 x 32 bit/ 33 MHz (PCI2.3)2 x 32 bit/ 33 MHz2 x 32 bit (PCI 2.3)2 x 32 bit (PCI 2.3)
PCI 64002 x 64 Bit/64~100 MHz0
PCI-X (1.0a)2 x 64 bit/ 66 MHz2 x 64 bit/ 66 MHz1 x 64 Bit/ 133 MHz2 x 64 bit/ 66 MHz
Chassis Intrusion Detectionyesyesyesyes
Temperature MonitoringCPU 1+2, MBCPU 1+2, MBCPU 1+2, SCSI, PXH, LANCPU 1+2
Fan MonitoringCPU 1+2, Front 1+2, Rear 1+2CPU 1+2, Front 1+2, Rear 1+2CPU 1+2, SYSTEM 1+2+3CPU 1+2, System 1+2+3+4+5+6
Smart/Manual Fan Controlyesyesnono
Voltage MonitoringCPU 1+2, 3,3V, 5V, 5VSB V, VBAT, 12VCPU 1+2, 3,3V, 5VCC V, 5VSB V, VBAT, 12V"CPU 1+2, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +1.8V, +5VSB, Battery, FSB VTT, DDR2 VTT, +3.3VSB"CPU 1+2, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +1.8V, +5VSB, +1.5V, -12V, FSB VTT, MCH VTT
Power-Up on...Keyboard, Mouse, Ring, LAN, PME, RTC AlertUSB, PCI, Modem, Keyboard, Hotkey, RTC Alert, Mouse, LAN"Schedule, Keyboard, Mouse, LAN, Modem, USB"Keyboard, mouse, LAN, Modem, USB
Power-Up after Power Lossoff, on, last stateoff, on, last stateoff, on, Former-Stsoff, on
Other FeaturesASUS Post ReporterASUS Q-Fan2ASUS EZ FlashASUS CrashFree BIOS2ASUS My Logo 2ASUS Instant MusicASUS Post ReporterASUS Q-FanASUS EZ FlashASUS My Logo 2no1 x8 PCI-E connector (wired x4)
On-Board Audio
Surround Support5.1 Channel Audio5.1 Channel Audio5.1 Channel Audio
JacketsMic-In, Line-In, Line-Out, SPDIF-OutMic-In, Line-In, Line-OutMIC-In, Line-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (F-SUR), Line-Out (Center & Subwoofer), Line-Our (R-SUR)none
onBoard ConnectorsSPDIF-OutCD-In, AUX-innone
BIOS Details
Version / Date1000 BETA 000 (09/14/2004)1001 (06/21/2004)F1E (09/14/2004)P03 (06/22/2004)
Update viaDOS, EZ FlashDOS, EZ FlashDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), WindowsWindows, Linux, DOS, USB, Floppy
Special FeaturesEZ Flash BIOSEZ Flash BIOS
overclocking recoveryASUS C.P.R.ASUS C.P.R.yesno
FSB Frequency Range / Steps100 MHz - 400 MHz / 1 MHz100 MHz - 400 MHz / 1 MHzalways FIX 200 MHzfix 200 MHz
Memory Frequencies400 MHz266/333/400 MHz400 MHz266 / 333 MHz auto
PCIE Frequenciesauto-autoauto
Asynchronous - Memory: FSBautoauto
Asynchronous - PCI/PCIE: FSBautoauto
CPU Voltageadjustableadjustableautoauto
Memory Voltageadjustableadjustableautoauto
Chipset Voltageadjustable (PCIe)adjustable (AGP)autoauto
Additional Information
Model VariationsNCT-D(A)with Adaptec AIC-8130 onboard SATA II Controller/ ZCR optionalNCCH-DRRackmountversion with integrated VGA (ATI Rage XL), second Gbit LAN????
all Add-Ons from the Motherboard BOX
Book1 x Board1 x Board1 x BoardOn CD
Board I/O-Shidyesyesyesyes
Cables6 x SATA 1503 x SATA Powercable3 x Floppy(1)/Ultra ATA(2)3 x Floppy(1)/Ultra ATA(2)6 x SATA 1503 x SATA PowercableBag of Jumpercaps1 x UDMA 1332 x SATA 1501 x Floppy1 x SCSI 4 Port + Terminator1 x UDMA 1332 x SATA 1501 x Floppy1 x Serial
Slots1 x Serialportmodul1 x USB + Gameportmodul1 x 1Port 1394 Modul1 x Gameportcable1 x SPDIF Out Modul with cable1 x 1Port 1394 Modulnono
Add on1 x CPU Heatsink supportkit1 x CPU Heatsink supportkitno
Included Software1 x Driver CD1 x ASWM Servermanagement Software1 x Driver CD1 x ASWM Servermanagement Software1 x Driver CD1 x Driver and Documentation CDSystem Management CD