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Mega Test: 14 Boards with KT266A and nForce 420D

Up Close & Personal: Features For All Boards Tested

ManufacturerEpoxSoyoSoltekDFIQDIGigabyteShuttle
ProductEP-8KHA+SY-K7V (Dragon Plus!)SL-75DRV2AD70-SRKuDoz 7GA-7VTXHAK 31 V3.1
Chipset Features
Chipset NameVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266A
PlatformSocket 462Socket 462Socket 462Socket 462Socket 462Socket 462Socket 462
FSB clock (MHz)133.64133.32133.34133.02133.27133.34133.5
CPU clock deviance from nominal (%)0,232%-0,007%0,007%-0,232%-0,045%0,007%0,127%
NorthbridgeVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266AVIA KT266A
SouthbridgeVIA VT8233VIA VT8233VIA VT8233VIA VT8233VIA VT8233VIA VT8233VIA VT8233
Northbridge fanyesyesyesnononoyes
Form factorATXATXATXATXATXATXATX
Memory
Max. memory3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB3072 MB4096
SDRAM slotsnonononononono
DDR SDRAM slots3333334
Standard Components
Dimensions (L x W)30.5 cm x 24.5 cm30.5 cm x 23.0 cm30.5 cm x 22.0 cm30.5 cm x 24.5 cm30.5 cm x 23.5 cm30.5 cm x 21.0 cm30.5 cm x 24.3 cm
PCI slots6555556
AGP4x4x (Pro)4x (Pro)4x4x4x4x
ACR / AMR / CNRno/no/nono/no/nono/no/yesno/no/noyes/no/nono/no/nono/no/yes
Parallel ports1111j11
Serial ports2222222
USB ports external/internal2/42/42/42/42/42/22/4
Fan connectors3423322
Additional Components
Piezo speaker (onboard)nononoyesyesnoyes
Wake on LAN (WOL)yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Wake on Modem (WOM)yesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Infrared (PIN/COM)no/yesyes/yesno/yesyes/yesno/yesno/yesyes/yes
Chassis intrusion sensornonononononono
Temp. sensor for indirect measurementyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Temp. sensor for thermal diode (direct measurement)nonononononono
Network 100 Mbit/s onboardnoVIA onChip LAN (KT266A)nononoRealtek (RTL8100L)no
Drive Interfaces
Standard IDE
Channels/Bandwidth4/ATA1004/ATA1004/ATA1004/ATA1004/ATA1004/ATA1004/ATA100
Additional IDE
ControllernoPromise (RAID)noPromise (RAID)nonono
Channels/Bandwidthno4/ATA100no4/ATA100nonono
SCSI
Controllernonononononono
SCSI connectores (68/50pin)nonononononono
Channels/Bandwidthnonononononono
Onboard Sound
Type (PCI/AC97)AC97PCI chipAC97noAC97PCI chipAC97
Sound chipALC201AC3DXVIA VT1611AnoAD1881ACreativeVIA VT1611A
External jacks (out/in/mic)1/1/11/1/11/1/1no1/1/11/1/11/1/1
Internal jacks (in/out/cd)1/1/10/0/20/0/0no1/1/10/0/11/1/1
Overclocking
TypeBIOS/DPIBIOSBIOS/DPIBIOS/DPIBIOSBIOS/DPIBIOS
Multiplier / steps (X)6.0 - 15.0 / 0.56.0 - 14.0 / 0.55.0 - 12.5 / 0.55.0 - 12.5 / 0.5Auto5.0 - 12.5 / 0.55.5 - 14.0 / 0.5
FSB - Frequency / steps (MHz)100; 133 - 199 / 1100; 133 - 233 / 1100; 133 - 200 / 1100; 133 - 250 / 1100; 133 - 150 / 5100; 133 - 163 / 1100; 133 - 166 / 1
Voltage settings
CPU: range / steps1.650 - 1.850 / 0.0251.725 - 1.800 / 0.0251.400 - 1.850 / 0.0251.500 - 1.850 / 0.025no1.75 - 1.830 - 1.88 - 1.921.650 - 1.850 / 0.025
Memory: range / steps2.50 - 3.20 / 0.10no2.5 - 2.7 / 0.1nonono2.55 - 2.70 / 0.05
Chipset: range / stepsnonononononono
Further Details
BiosAwardAwardAwardAwardAwardAMIAward
Version8KHI1B02K7VXA-2AA1REV K3.5AD70SR0920V1.6LCPF2S2E9
Date11/2/200110/12/200110/24/20019/20/200110/26/200110/9/20019/26/2001
Board revision2.0.n/an/a.A213-Jan
Clock generatorICS 94228 BFICS 94229 AFICS 94228 BFCYP 629261CYP 628112ICS 94228BFICS 93718CF