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Mobo Makers Try Again with Intel's 925X and 915P Chipsets

Features Table, Continued

ManufacturerMSIGigabyteMSI
Websitewww.msi.com.twwww.gigabyte.com.twwww.msi.com.tw
ModelMSI 915P Neo2 (MS-7028)8GPNXP DuoMSI 925X Neo (MS-7053)
Revision1.0B1.01.0
BIOS VersionV0.0B3 (07/01/2004)M5 (06/25/2004)009 (06/30/2004)
Form Factor / Size30.5cm x 24.5cm30.5 cm x 24.4 cm30.5 cm x 24.5cm
Power Connector24-Pin, 4-Pin24-Pin, 4-Pin24-Pin, 4-Pin
Chipset
CPU SupportPentium 4 (Socket 775)Pentium (Socket 775)Pentium 4 (Socket 775)
CPU Clock (2200/2000 MHz)n/a MHzn/a MHzn/a MHz
FSB Clock (200 MHz)n/a MHzn/a MHzn/a MHz
NorthbridgeIntel 915PIntel 915PNG82GDP 5416A241 QF97 ESIntel 925XNG88ADW - L416A550 - QF99 ES
SouthbridgeIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)RaidIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)FW82801FR F4170079 QF89 ESRaidIntel ICH6R (FW82801R)Raid
Memory
Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAMDDR1, DDR2 SDRAMDDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed(s)400, 533333/400/533;333/400/533400, 533
Memory ModesDual-ChannelDual-ChannelDual-Channel
Memory Timings4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)4.0-4-4-12 (SPD)
Memory Sockets464
Maximum RAM4 GB4 GB4 GB
ECC / Registered Memoryno/nono/noyes/no
System Components
Piezo PC Speakernonono
PCIE Card Lockyesyesyes
Northbridge Fannoyes (detachable fan w/ blue LEDs)no
4-Pin CPU FAN Headersyesyesyes
FAN Headers1x CPU, 3x System1x CPU, 3x System1x CPU, 3x System
Voltage Regulators3-Phase8-Phase (w/ U-Plus DPS)3-Phase
I/O Components
Mass Storage ControllerIntel ICH6RIntel ICH6RIntel ICH6R
RaidRaidRAID
Storage Ports4x SATA 150, 2x Ultra ATA/1004x SATA 150, 1x Ultra ATA/100,4x SATA 150, 2x Ultra ATA/100
Secondary Mass Storage ControllerVIAGigaRAIDVIA
VIA6410IT8212FVIA6410
RAID SupportRAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1RAID Mode 0, 1, 0+1
Secondary Storage Ports2x Ultra ATA/1332x IDE ATA133/RAID2x Ultra ATA/133
Floppy Controlleryesyesyes
Primary Network ControllerBroadcom BCM5751 (PCIE) 1 GBitBroadcom BCM5751KFB (PCIE) 1 GBitBroadcom BCM5751 (PCIE) 1 GBit
Secondary Network ControllerMarvell 88E8001 (PCI) 1 GBitIntel 82562EZ 10/100M
Parallel111
Serial (integrated / additional)0/11/00/1
USB Ports (integrated / additional)4/44/44/4
FirewireVIA VT6306Texas Instruments TI 1394bVIA VT6306
Ports (integrated / additional)2x a3x b2x a
Game Port0no0
IR Connectornoyesno
Expansion Components
PCI Slots (32 Bit)3x 32 Bit (PCI 2.3)2x 32 Bit (PCI 2.3)3x 32 Bit (PCI 2.3)
PCI Express (16 lines)111
PCI Express (1 lines)232
Features
Chassis Intrusion Detectionyesfootprintyes
Temperature MonitoringCPU, MBCPUCPU, MB
Fan MonitoringCPU, Chassis, PowerCPU, Chassis, PowerCPU, Chassis, Power
Smart/Manual Fan ControlBuzzFreeCPU/ NB Smart FanBuzzFree
Voltage MonitoringVcore, 3.3V, 5V, 12VVcore,DDRV, 3.3V, 12VVcore, 3.3V, 5V, 12V
Power-Up on...Schedule, Keyboard, LAN, ModemSchedule, Keyboard, PME, RingSchedule, Keyboard, LAN, Modem
Power-Up after Power Lossoff, no, Former stateSof- off, Full-On, Memoryoff, on, Former state
Other FeaturesU-Plus DPS(8 Phase)Four Blue CID LED/Heat Pipe6,DDR1/DDR2, SupportDualBIOSEasyTune 5M.I.TC.I.A.2S.O.S.Xpress3Download CenterC.O.M.
On-Board Audio
TypeIntel High Definition AudioIntel High Definition AudioIntel High Definition Audio
ChipC-Media CMI9880C-Media CMI9880C-Media CMI9880
Surround Support7.1 Cannel Audio7.1 Cannel Audio7.1 Cannel Audio
JacketsLine-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (center & subwoofer ch.), Line-Our (rear ch.), SPDIF coaxial output, SPDIF optical outputLine-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (center & subwoofer ch.), Line-Out (rear ch.), SPDIF coaxial input and outputLine-In, Line-Out (front ch.), Line-Out (center & subwoofer ch.), Line-Our (rear ch.), SPDIF coaxial output, SPDIF optical output
onBoard ConnectorsCD-In, SPDIF-InCD-In, Azalia Front Audio PanelCD-In, SPDIF-In
BIOS Details
TypeAMIAwardAward
Version / DateV0.0B3 (07/01/2004)M5 (06/25/2004)009 (06/30/2004)
Update viaDOS, WindowsDOS, BIOS (3.5" Disk), WindowsDOS, Windows
Special Features"CoreCell D.O.T. (Dynamic Overclocking Technology) Active MOS V Power Cell Menu CPU Clip""GIGABYTE DualBIOS GIGABYTE @BIOS GIGABYTE QFlash GIGABYTE Multi-language BIOS""CoreCell D.O.T. (Dynamic Overclocking Technology) Active MOS V Power Cell Menu CPU Clip"
overclocking recoveryyesyesyes
Configuration
Setup viaBIOS, CoreCenterBios, Windows ToolBIOS, CoreCenter
FSB Frequency Range / Steps100 - 245 / 1 MHz100 - 355 / 1 MHz100 - 245 / 1 MHz
Memory Frequencies333 / 400 / 533 MHz333/400/533;333/400/533 MHz333/400/533 MHz
PCIE Frequencies100 - 133 /1 MHzAutono
Asynchronous - Memory : FSByesyesyes
Asynchronous - PCI/PCIE : FSByesAutoyes
CPU Voltage1.378 - 1.55 / 0.0125 V1.6000 - 0.8375 / 0.0125V1.18 - 1.49 / 0.05 V
Memory Voltage1.8 - 2.4 / 0.05 V2.5-2.8/0.10V;1.80 - 2.10 / 0.10 V1.8 - 2.4 / 0.05 V
Chipset Voltage1.5 - 1.7 / 0.05 V1.5-1.8/0.10Vno
FSB Termination Voltageno1.20-1-1.40/0.10Vno
Additional Information
Model Variations915P Neo2 Platinum"8GPNXP-D 8GPNXP"925X Neo Platinum
all Add-Ons from the Motherboard BOX
Book1x Board1x Board, 1x RAID1x Board
Board I/O-Shidyesyesyes
Cables2 x SATA 1501 x Round Floppy (fake)1 x Round UDMA 133 (fake)1 x SATA 2x Port Power2 x SATA 1502 x UDMA 1331 x Floppy1 x SATA 2x Port Power2 x SATA 1501 x Round Floppy (fake)1 x Round UDMA 133 (fake)1 x SATA 2x Port Power
Slots2 x USB 2.0 / DR LED1 x Firewire b / Firewire a3 x USB 2.02 x USB 2.0 / 1x Firewire a and b2 x USB 2.0 / DR LED1 x Firewire b / Firewire a
Add on1 x CPU Klip1 x Northbride FAN1 x WLAN PCI-Card b/g1 x WLAN Slot-Blände (kein)1 x U-Plus DSP Card1 x CPU Klip
Included Software1 x Driver CD1 x Software CD- PC-Cillin 20041 x Driver / Software CD- Norton AntiVirus- Norton Personal Firewall- Norton Privacy Control- Norton Spam Alert- Norton Parental Control1 x Driver CD1 x Software CD- PC-Cillin 2004
Other1 x Gigabyte Sticker1 x Qucikguide8Sigma CD Driver;Chipset/Serial-ATA/RAID/Netrwor/Audio Drivers Norton/DirecrX/Adobe Acrobat Reader/Easy Tune5/GIGABYTE C.O.M.FDD;IDE;SATA;SATA Power Cable ;1395b;USB;IO Shield;U-Plus DPS Clip;GN-WPKG;U-Plus DPS;Detachable NB fan;CPU Protective Cover