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Appendix III. Core 2 Motherboards – A Complete List of

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Table of Contents
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  1. Overview of Recent Chipsets for the Intel Platform
  2. Intel 865 Chipset Motherboards
  3. Intel 945/946 Express Chipset Motherboards
  4. Intel 975X Express Chipset Motherboards
  5. Intel 965 Express Chipset Motherboards
  6. Intel 3 Series Chipset Motherboards
  7. Intel 4 Series Chipset Motherboards
  8. Intel Tylersburg/Summitlake Chipset Motherboards
  9. NVIDIA nForce4 Series for Intel Chipset Motherboards
  10. NVIDIA nForce 500 Series for Intel Chipset Motherboards
  11. NVIDIA nForce 600i Series Chipset Motherboards
  12. NVIDIA nForce 700i Series Chipset Motherboards
  13. NVIDIA GeForce 7-Series GPU and nForce 6-Series MCP Motherboards
  14. NVIDIA GeForce 9-Series mGPU and nForce 7-Series MCP Motherboards
  15. ATI Chipset Motherboards
  16. SiS Chipset Motherboards
  17. VIA Chipset Motherboards
  18. Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Motherboards
  19. Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Motherboards
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Preface
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For those who are interested in building a Core 2 system, I collected a list of motherboards (ATX and microATX) supporting Core 2 processors. This part begins with a preliminary section: a brief overview of chipsets for the Intel platform. Then a list of motherboards follows. Motherboards are classified by chipset and then form factor. Each motherboard is hyperlinked to the manufacture's website. A brief description of specifications is included. To make the description concise and readable, I assume the following specifications are standard for today's desktop motherboards:
  • FSB 1333 MTps support
  • Dual-channel memory controller supporting DDR2-800, 4 DIMMs, 4GB maximum
  • 1 x VGA for a microATX board
  • 1 x PCI Express x16 (x16 electrically), 1 x PCI Express x1, 2 x PCI
  • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
  • RAID 0/1/01 or 10/5, NCQ, Hot-Plug
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x PCI Express Gb LAN
  • 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF out and/or 1 x optical S/PDIF out
  • 2 x IEEE 1394
Part of the specifications that does not meet the above is written in bold letters. I also used bold letters elsewhere if a special attention is needed. I included a few overclocking options in BIOS for those who are interested in overclocking the system. Links to review sites and user forums are also included if any. Information on the actual availability in US retail stores is included. The link to Newegg.com is often included for your convenience.

Conventions

A name in italic letters like Bearlake is a codename. In motherboard lists, I used various abbreviations:

Specs
  • Active/Passive means that the cooling method of northbridge/southbridge is active/passive (i.e. heatsink with fan/heatsink only), etc.
  • PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3* means that there are two PCI Express x16 slots, each of which can run at the maximum speed of x16, x4 respectively (but may not run at that speed concurrently), one PCI Express x 1 slot, and 3 PCI slots, and one of the PCI slots cannot be used when a two-slot video card is installed, etc.
  • PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/2 means that the number of PATA controllers is 1 (so 2 PATA devices), the number of SATA ports is 4 and the number of external SATA ports is 2, etc.
  • RAID implies NCQ and Hot-Plug and vice versa for Intel and NVIDIA chipsets. So I won't write them for brevity. SiS, Uli, VIA southbridges are different. I did not mention RAID capability of additional storage controllers.
  • No S/PDIF means no onboard S/PDIF header. No S/PDIF (need an optional bracket) means that there is an onboard S/PDIF header, but a bracket is not included in the retail package.
BIOS
  • FSB: 600MHz means that the maximum selectable FSB frequency available in the BIOS setup is 600MHz, etc. The front side bus transfers data four times per cycle (the technology called QDR, quadruple data rate, or quad pumping), thus FSB can be expressed in two units
    • MHz (mega hertz)
    • MTps (mega transfer per second)
    with the simple conversion formula: MTps = 4 x MHz. The default value of FSB depends on the processor you use. Currently three default values of FSB are available:
    • 200MHz = 800MTps
    • 266MHz = 1066MTps
    • 333MHz = 1333MTps
    The CPU frequency and the effective DRAM frequency are calculate by the following formulas:
    • CPU frequency = (FSB in MHz) x (CPU multiplier)
    • DRAM frequency = (FSB in MHz) x (FSB-DRAM ratio) x 2
  • CPU: 1.725V means that the maximum CPU voltage available in BIOS is 1.725V, etc. The default CPU voltage is around 1.3V, depending on each CPU core.
  • DRAM: 2.1V means that the maximum DRAM voltage available in BIOS is 2.1V, etc. The default voltage by the JEDEC DDR2 DRAM specification is 1.8V.
  • NB: 1.25–1.65V means that the northbridge voltage can be adjusted from 1.25V to 1.65V in BIOS, etc. The default voltage depends on chipset and motherboard.
  • Max FSB: 300MHz (E6400, x8, VR-Zone) means that the maximum stable FSB reported in VR-Zone is 300MHz, with Core 2 Duo E6400 and multiplier x8, etc.
  • FSB: — means that there is no FSB adjustment option in BIOS, etc.
  • FSB: ? means that I have not been able to confirm FSB yet, etc.
Spreadsheet

You can also view a list of motherboards in the Excel worksheet format:
This includes complete description of storage, LAN, audio and IEEE 1394 controller names, and more detailed BIOS options.
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1. Overview of Recent Chipsets for the Intel Platform
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Intel
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Intel has been producing chipsets for its own chips. Each Intel chipset consists of the traditional two chips:
  • MCH (or GMCH): (Graphics and) Memory Controller Hub, so called northbridge, that includes CPU interface, DRAM controller, external graphics interface (and internal graphics controller).
  • ICH: I/O Controller Hub, so called southbridge, that includes the PCI and PCI Express interface, PATA, SATA, LAN, Audio, USB and other I/O functions.
Desktop Chipsets

Recently a new desktop chipset family is introduced every year, around June. Chipset families that may support Core 2 are:
  1. Intel 865 with ICH5, with or without integrated graphics Extreme Graphics 2

    Released in May 2003. Features FSB 800MTps, dual-channel DDR, AGP 8X, and integrated SATA. There is an extreme version Intel 875P.

  2. Intel 915 Express with ICH6, with or without graphics media accelerator GMA 900

    The 1st generation of Express chipset family released in June 2004, along with the new socket LGA (Land Grid Array) 775. Introduced revolutionary technologies: dual-channel DDR2, PCI Express and HD audio. There are two extreme versions, Intel 925X Express and Intel 925XE Express.

  3. Intel 945 Express with ICH7, with or without graphics media accelerator GMA 950

    The 2nd generation of Express chipset family launched in June 2005. Supports the higher FSB 1066MTps and the higher DRAM frequency DDR2-667. There are two extreme versions, Intel 955X Express (enhanced memory controller) and Intel 975X Express (two PCI Express graphics controllers supporting ATI CrossFire Technology).

  4. Intel 965 Express with ICH8, with or without graphics media accelerator GMA X3000/GMA 3000

    The 3rd generation of Express chipset family launched in June 2006. Supports Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme processors, DDR2-800 and has an integrated Gb LAN controller. Intel 946 Express, launched at the same time, is considered as its value segment.

  5. Intel 3 Series with ICH9, with or without graphics media accelerator GMA 3100/GMA X3500

    The 4th generation of Express chipset family released in June/August 2007. Supports FSB1333 and Penryn processors and supports both DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM. PCI Express 2.0 is introduced in the high-end chipset.
Northbridge of each family usually includes
  1. xxxG or Gxxx: an integrated graphics chipset
  2. xxxP or Pxxx: a discrete graphics chipset
  3. xxxX or Xxxx: an extreme edition, discrete graphics
where xxx is a three-digit number like 965 (two-digit number for 3 Series) and G = "graphics", P = "performance" (perhaps because it is coupled with a performance external graphics). Southbridge comes in four flavors
  1. ICHx: ICHx Base
  2. ICHxR: ICHx RAID
  3. ICHxDH: ICHx Digital Home
  4. ICHxDO: ICHx Digital Office
where x is the generation number like 7, 8. All of ICHxR, ICHxDH and ICHxDO support RAID. More details come in later sections.

Mobile Chipsets

Mobile processors are used in the notebook PC. However Intel also chose them instead of desktop processors for digital entertainment center (Intel Mobile on Desktop, MoDT) combined with Intel Viiv technology because of low power consumption and heat dissipation and hence reduced system noise. Although high power consumption and heat dissipation do not apply to the new desktop processors Core 2 any longer, Intel is pushing this trend further in the next year. So I have included Intel mobile chipsets and motherboards.

A new mobile chipset family is usually introduced half a year later than the latest desktop chipset family. It is a low power consumption version of the desktop chipset (that implies lower FSB, lower frequency of internal graphics and lower SATA speed). Recent mobile chipsets are:
  1. Mobile Intel 855 with ICH4-M, with or without graphics media accelerator Mobile Extreme Graphics 2

    Part of the 1st-generation Centrino platform Carmel launched in March 2003. FSB 400MTps.

  2. Mobile Intel 915 Express with ICH6-M, with or without graphics media accelerator Mobile GMA 900

    Part of the 2nd-generation Centrino platform Sonoma launched in January 2005. FSB 533MTps.

  3. Mobile Intel 945 Express with ICH7-M, with or without graphics media accelerator Mobile GMA 950

    Part of the 3rd-generation Centrino platform Napa launched in January 2006. Supports Core Duo/Solo (Yonah), Celeron M (Yonah), Core 2 Duo (Merom). FSB 667MTps.

  4. Mobile Intel 965 Express with ICH8M, with or without graphics media accelerator Mobile Intel GMA X3100

    Part of the 4th-generation Centrino platform Santa Rosa launched in May 2007. New Socket P and supports FSB 800MTps.

  5. Cantiga with ICH9M

    Part of the 5rd-generation Centrino platform Montevina to be launched in Q2 2008. Supports Penryn processors. FSB 1066MTps.
Northbridge of each family includes
  1. xxxGM or GMxxx: an integrated graphics chipset
  2. xxxPM or PMxxx: a discrete graphics chipset
where M = "mobile" obviously. Mobile southbridge comes in three flavors except for ICH8M:
  1. ICHx-M: Mobile ICHx Base
  2. ICHx-M DH: Mobile ICHx Digital Home
  3. ICHx-M DO: Mobile ICHx Digital Office
ICH8M comes in two flavors:
  1. ICH8M: ICH8 Mobile Base
  2. ICH8M-E: ICH8 Mobile Enhanced
Integrated Graphics Device (IGD)

Intel is the largest graphics manufacturer because most Intel systems come with integrated graphics. However the performance of Intel IGDs has been poorer than IGDs from ATI and NVIDIA. Besides that, one needs to note the following facts:
  1. The current Intel IGD provides

    • 1 x VGA (Video Graphics Array)
    • 2 x SDVO (Serial Digital Video Out)

    An SDVO port can support a variety of display types including DVI, HDMI, Analog CRT, TV-Out, but requires a third-party SDVO device such as ADD2 (Advanced Digital Display 2) card that occupies the x16 PCI Express connector and TMDS transmitter. You may find a retail ADD2 DVI or HDMI card. Other than that implementation of SDVO ports is up to the motherboard's manufacturer. Several motherboards have an integrated DVI and/or HDMI transmitter. Please see the motherboard spreadsheet for a list of such motherboards.

  2. An external PCI Express x16 graphics card cannot work concurrently with IGD. This is in marked contrast to NVIDIA and ATI IGPs.

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NVIDIA
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NVIDIA entered the chipset business with the nForce chipset series for the AMD platform in June 2001. However NVIDIA chipsets came into the Intel platform only lately when NVIDIA and Intel signed a cross-license agreement in November 2004.

Chipsets with Discrete Graphics
  1. nForce4 for Intel (codenamed Crush 19 or simply C19)

    The first NVIDIA chipset family for the Intel platform released first in April 2005 for SLI x8 and then SLI x16. Later versions with a new southbridge were released for SLI x8 and non-SLI.

  2. nForce 500 Series for Intel

    Released in June 2006. Full support for Core 2 Duo along with a bunch of new features. SLI x8 and SLI x16 versions are available.

  3. nForce 600i Series (codenamed C55)

    Released in November 2006. Support for Kentsfield. Overclocking abilities are greatly improved. SLI x16, SLI x8 and non-SLI versions are available.

  4. nForce 700i Series (codenamed C72 and C73)

    To be released in Q4 2007. Support for 45 nm processors and PCI Express 2.0. Two SPPs are planned, one featuring FSB 1333MTps and DDR2-1066 and the other featuring FSB 1600MTps and DDR3-1600, each has SLI x8 and SLI x16 variants.
Chipsets with Integrated Graphics
  1. GeForce 7-Series GPU and nForce 6-Series MCP (codenamed MCP73)

    Released September 25, 2007. NVIDIA's first integrated graphics chipset for Intel. A single-chip solution with single-channel memory controller. NVIDIA was once developing an IGP for the Intel platform, codenamed C60 (AnandTech), but canceled it later (the Inquirer). NVIDIA resumed the project as customer demand was increasing and the merged AMD-ATI was leaving the IGP market for the Intel platform, thus creating a void to be filled. However, due to poor specs of the chipset (single-channel memory controller and the lack of PureVideo HD), MCP73 has not been highly sought after by mainboard manufacturers.

  2. GeForce 8-Series mGPU (codenamed MCP7A)

    To be released in April 2008. An upgraded version of MCP73, with dual-channel memory controller and support for PureVideo HD Gen 3.
Just like Intel chipsets, every NVIDIA chipset for Intel, except for MCP73 and MCP7A, consists of
  • SPP = System Platform Processor (northbridge)
  • MCP = Media and Communications Processor (southbridge)
This is in contrast to the single chipset solution for AMD. As the Athlon 64 chip includes a memory controller, the only functions of the northbridge was the CPU and graphics interface. So NVIDIA chose to combine the northbridge and the southbridge into a single chip in nForce3 and nForce4. This trick has not worked for the Intel chips that have no memory controller and NVIDIA had to go back to the traditional solution and developed a northbridge codenamed C19 that is used in all of nForce4 and nForce 500 Series chipsets. C19 had been aging with limited support for newer DRAM and poor overclockability. Hence an SPP codenamed C55 was developed and used in the latest nForce 600i Series chipsets. Further two new SPPs, C72 and C73 are planned supporting higher FSB and higher DDR2 memory speed or DDR3 memory. On the other hand southbridge is common to both AMD and Intel, CK804 (nForce4), MCP51 (nForce 430), MCP55 (nForce 500 Series) or MCP72 (nForce 700 Series). Unlike Intel chipsets, NVIDIA northbridge and southbridge are called only by codename that makes it difficult to see what chips are actually used. I will explain NVIDIA chipset codenames later.

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ATI entered the PC chipset market in 2002 with the integrated graphics chipset family called Radeon IGP & IXP for value to mainstream desktop and notebook PCs both for AMD and Intel, where
  • IGP = Integrated Graphics Processor (northbridge)
  • IXP = Integrated Communications Processor (southbridge)
They were geared toward the OEM market. A shift occurred in late 2004 with the release of ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series for AMD K8 processors. The current chipsets for the Intel desktop platform are:

Northbridge
  1. ATI 400 Series with integrated Radeon X300 graphics core

    • ATI Radeon Xpress 200 for Intel Processors (codename RS400/RC400/RC410), first released on March 11, 2005
    • There is no discrete graphics version.

  2. ATI 600 Series with or without integrated Radeon X700 graphics core

    • ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 (codename RS600), the integrated graphics version featuring HDMI and partial HD hardware decode, was released on August 29, 2006. This is the equivalent of RS690 for AMD.
    • ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 (codename RD600), the discrete graphics version featuring dual PCI Express x8 graphics, was released on September 27, 2005. This is the equivalent of RD580 for AMD.
Southbridge

Each northbridge can be coupled with southbridge
  1. ATI SB400 (IXP 400)
  2. ATI SB450 (IXP 450)
  3. ATI SB460 (IXP 460)
  4. ATI SB600 (IXP 600)
via A-Link Xpress (PCI Express x2) or A-Link Xpress II (PCI Express x4). As A-Link Xpress (II) is backward compatible with PCI Express links, they can also be coupled with any third-party southbridge that relies on PCI Express links to connect to northbridge such as
  1. ULi M1573
  2. ULi M1575
Because of the acquisition of ATI by AMD in 2006, these chipsets will be the last ATI products supporting Intel platform.

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Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) has been producing chipsets for Intel since 1990 and for AMD since 1999 (?). The current desktop chipsets for the Intel platforms are
  • Northbridge SiS6xx with southbridge SiS96y
where xx = 48, 49,...,72, y = 2,3,...,8. They come with/without integrated graphics. They are considerably cheaper than Intel chipsets with less features. SiS662 or above supports Core 2 Duo. SiS will soon release chipsets supporting FSB 1333MTps and quad-core processors.

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VIA has been producing chipsets for AMD and Intel for a long time. The current VIA chipset series for the Intel platform is
  • P4 Series northbridges with VIA southbridges
They are considerably cheaper than Intel chipsets with less features. However they support Core 2 and they are unique in that some of them support both DDR and DDR2 and both AGP and PCI Express graphics.

VIA switched its focus from third party chipsets (i.e. for Intel and AMD) to chipsets for its own C7 processor platform in Q4 2007 (source).

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2. Intel 865 Chipset Motherboards
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Models
  • Intel 865G for mainstream users, released on May 21, 2003
  • Intel 865PE for mainstream users, released on May 21, 2003
  • Intel 865GV for corporate users, released on August 11, 2003
  • Intel 865P for corporate users, released on May 21, 2003
  • Intel 875P for performance users, released on April 15, 2003
Northbridge
  • 865G/865PE (G)MCH
    • FSB 800/533/400MTps
    • DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • AGP 8X/4X, no PCI Express x16
    • TDP 12.9W/11.3W (GMCH/MCH)
  • 865GV GMCH
    • The same as 865G sans AGP
    • TDP 12.6W
  • 865P MCH
    • FSB 533/400MTps
    • DDR-333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • AGP 8X/4X, no PCI Express x16
    • TDP 10.3W
Southbridge
  • ICH5
    • 2 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • No RAID, no NCQ, no Hot-Plug
    • No PCI Express support
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, AC'97 Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 2.4W
  • ICH5R
    • The same as ICH5 except for:
    • RAID 0
Integrated Graphics
  • Extreme Graphics 2 (865G/865GV only)
    • 266MHz core clock, 64MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/1/2/?; DirectX 8.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: —/1.1
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV via an ADD (AGP Digital Display) card
References

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ATX Motherboard
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ASRock
  1. ASRock ConRoe865PE

    • Specs: 865PE + ICH5. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. AGP/PCI: 1/5*, no PCI Express. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: 300MHz (E6600, x9, a user)

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MicroATX Motherboard
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ASRock
  1. ASRock 775i65G (R2.00)

    • Specs: 865G + ICH5. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps (FSB 1066 MTps with external graphics). DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. AGP/PCI: 1/3*, no PCI Express. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, CMI9761A 5.1 Ch. AC'97 audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: 278MHz (E4300, x9, a user here)
    • Reviews: AnandTech
    • Availability: Yes. ZipZoomfly.com: $54.99 (Check PCB version)

  2. ASRock ConRoe865GV

    • Specs: 865GV + ICH5. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. AGI/PCI: 1/3*, no PCI Express. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, CMI9761A 5.1 Ch. AC'97 audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: AGI (ASRock Graphics Interface) slot supports compatible AGP video cards.
ASUS
  1. ASUS P5PE-VM

    • Specs: 865G + ICH5. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps (FSB 1066 MTps with external graphics). DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. AGP/PCI: 1/3*, no PCI Express. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AD1888 5.1 Ch. AC'97 audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Forums: AnandTech Forums
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99
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3. Intel 945/946 Express Chipset Motherboards
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Models
Currently the 945 Express chipset family is defined as model for entry level. In addition to simplify the product line, there has been released a 945GC chipset to replace the 945G/P, 945GZ/PL and 946GZ/PL chipsets. The A2 stepping supports up to FSB 1066MT/s processors. It will be eventually replaced by the 3 Series chipset family for 45 nm CPU support.
  • 955X —› 975X —› X38
  • 945G/945P —› 945GC —› G33
  • 945GZ/945PL —› 946GZ/946PL —› 945GC —› G31/P31
Northbridge
  • 955X MCH
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max, ECC or Non-ECC
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics
    • TDP 13.5W
  • 945G/945P (G)MCH
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics
    • TDP 22.2W/15.2W (GMCH/MCH)

  • 945GZ/945PL (G)MCH
    • FSB 800/533MTps
    • DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics for 945PL
    • No PCI Express x16 Graphics for 945GZ
    • TDP 22.2W/15.2W (GMCH/MCH)

  • 946GZ/946PL (G)MCH
    • FSB 800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics
    • TDP 26W/16W (GMCH/MCH)

  • 945GC GMCH
    • FSB 800/533MTps
    • DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics
  • 945GC GMCH (A2)
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics
Southbridge
  • ICH7
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • No RAID, no AHCI
    • 4 PCI Express lanes (1 of them is usually reserved for Gb LAN)
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 3.3W
  • ICH7R/ICH7DH
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID (0/1/10/5, up to 4 drives), AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, but no eSATA)
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (1 of them is usually reserved for Gb LAN)
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 3.3W
    • Intel Viiv and Quick Resume Technology (QRT, ICH7DH only)
Integrated Graphics
  • GMA 950 (945G, 945GZ, 945GC only)
    • 400MHz core clock, 224MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/4/4/?; DirectX 9.0c Vertex/Pixel Shader Model: 3.0 (sw)/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw
  • GMA 3000 (946GZ only)
    • 667MHz core clock, 256MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/?/?/?; DirectX 9.0 Vertex/Pixel Shader Model: 3.0 (sw)/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw
Remarks
  1. 945G suffers from incomplete PCI Express lock (that is related to the existence of IGP). Because of this the maximum FSB of 945G is limited to around 350 MHz.
References

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ATX Motherboard
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abit
  1. abit IL9 Pro (Global site) or abit IL9 Pro (USA site)

Albatron
  1. Albatron PX945P (V2.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Albatron PX945P (V3.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from V2.0.

  3. Albatron PX945PL (V3.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as PX945P (V3.0) apart from the northbridge.
ASRock

• CrossFire
  1. ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2+


  2. ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2


  3. ASRock ConRoe1333-eSATA2

    • Specs: 945P/945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: High, Max FSB:
    • Notes: This is a higher FSB version of ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 with a small revision of the PCB.
• Non-CrossFire
  1. ASRock ConRoe945PL-GLAN

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High (1.90V?), NB: High, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Mwave.com: $62.00

  2. ASRock ConRoe1333-GLAN

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: High, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is an improved version of ConRoe945PL-GLAN with the same PCB, supporting higher FSB and memory speed.
ASUS

• Standard Series
  1. ASUS P5LD2 (R2.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3/3*. PATA/SATA: 3/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.3V, NB: 1.50–1.65V, Max FSB: 345MHz (Newegg.com Customer Reviews)
    • Reviews: Tom's Hardware (R1.02)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $86.99
  2. ASUS P5LD2 SE (R2.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.55V, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: 1.50–1.6V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: IT-review.net (Core 2 Duo MBO Round-up: Part 3)

  3. ASUS P5L 1394

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.60V, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: 1.50–1.6V, Max FSB: ?

  4. ASUS P5PL2-E

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.55V, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: 1.50–1.6V, Max FSB: ?
• X Series
  1. ASUS P5LD2-X

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial l S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: ?, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —

  2. ASUS P5LD2-X/1333

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial l S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: ?, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Apart from FSB 1333 support with 945GC, this board is identical with P5LD2-X.
BIOSTAR

• Revision A
  1. BIOSTAR 945P-A7A (8.x)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $78.99

  2. BIOSTAR 945PL-A7A (8.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need a bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• Revision B
  1. BIOSTAR 945P-A7B (6.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is identical with 945P-A7A (8.0) except that the audio is HD.

  2. BIOSTAR 945PL-A7B (1.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need a bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is identical with 945PL-A7A (8.0) except that it supports FSB1066MTps and the audio is HD.
• T-Series
  1. BIOSTAR TForce 945P

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: 1.50–1.8V, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $80.99

  2. BIOSTAR TForce 945P SE

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: 1.50–1.8V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between the vanilla and the SE is AC'97 vs. HD Audio codec.
ECS
  1. ECS 945P-A (V3.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting SDGE (Scalable Dual Graphics Engine) and ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 1.9V, NB: 1.50–1.65V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: Digit-Life
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $72.99

  2. ECS 945PL-A (V3.0) (Intel PAT V2.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting SDGE (Scalable Dual Graphics Engine). PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Platform Administration Technology
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  3. ECS 945PL-A (V5.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting SDGE (Scalable Dual Graphics Engine). PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Foxconn

• Revision D
  1. Foxconn 945P7AD-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn 945P7AD-8KS2H

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945P7AD-8EKRS2H except for RAID and IEEE 1394.

  3. Foxconn 945P7AD-8EKRS2HV

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  4. Foxconn 945P7AD-8KS2HV

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945P7AD-8EKRS2HV except for RAID and IEEE 1394.
• Revision E
  1. Foxconn 945P7AE-8KRS2HV

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: 945P7AE is a stripped version of 945P7AD, with only 2 memory slots and no additional storage controller.

  2. Foxconn 945P7AE-KS2H

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  3. Foxconn 945PL7AE-8KRS2HV

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  4. Foxconn 945PL7AE-8KS2HV

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945PL7AE-8KRS2HV except for RAID and S/PDIF out.

  5. Foxconn 945PL7AE-KS2H

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE

There are 8 types of PCB design for GIGABYTE 945/946 Express chipset motherboards:
  • S3 (rev. 1.0)-type: 3 phase power with semi-open inductors, 1 system fan header, no heatsink on the southbridge, ALC883 5.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • S3 (rev. 2.0)-type: 6 phase power with shielded inductors, 3 system fan header, ALC888 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • S3 (rev. 3.3)-type: Identical with rev. 2.0 except that it is able to boot with FSB 1333MTps processors (but runs at a lower speed).
  • S3 (rev. 6.6)-type: Identical with rev. 2.0 except that it supports FSB 1333MTps processors (by overclocking).

  • DS3 (rev. 2.0)-type: 3 phase power with shielded inductors, all solid capacitor design, 3 system fan header, ALC888 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • DS3 (rev. 3.3)-type: Identical with rev. 2.0 except that it is able to boot with FSB 1333MTps processors (but runs at a lower speed).

  • S3E (rev. 2.0)-type: 3 phase power with shielded inductors, 1 system fan header, 2 DIMMs, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/5*, ALC888 7.1 Ch. HD Audio

  • 946-S3-type: 6 phase power with shielded inductors, 3 system fan header, ALC889A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
• S3 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945P-S3 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: —, Max FSB: 350MHz (E6700, x10, hardCOREware.net)
    • Reviews: hardCOREware.net, IT-review.net (Core 2 Duo MBO Round-up: Part 5), matbe.com
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $79.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: PCSTATS, SysOpt.com
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $70.99
• S3 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945P-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• S3 (rev. 3.3)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945P-S3 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• S3 (rev. 6.6)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3P (rev. 6.6)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Despite the chipset, the board lacks a VGA out.
• DS3 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945P-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• DS3 (rev. 3.3)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945P-DS3 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• S3E (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945PL-S3E (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/5*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 946-S3-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-946-S3

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Despite the chipset, the board lacks a VGA out.
Jetway
  1. Jetway 945P4-G (Global site)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. No/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 7.1 Ch. AC'97 no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Jetway 945PCAP (Global site)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  3. Jetway 945PLCAP (Global site)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 350MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
MSI

• Neo
  1. MSI 945PL Neo-F (PCB 2.2) (Global site)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066(OC)/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• Neo3
  1. MSI 945P Neo3-F (Global site) or MSI 945P Neo3-F (USA site)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF , no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $76.99

  2. MSI 945PL Neo3-F (PCB 2.3) (Global site)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066(OC)/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference from 945PL Neo-F is 4 DIMM slots.
• Neo5
  1. MSI 945P Neo5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945P + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from the 945P Neo3.

  2. MSI 945PL Neo5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066(OC)/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 2GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The same PCB design as 945P Neo5.

  3. MSI 945 Neo5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The same PCB design as 945P/PL Neo5.
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Foxconn

• Revision D
  1. Foxconn 945G7AD-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn 945G7AD-8KS2HV

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE

• S3 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945G-S3 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
• DS3 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945G-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-946GZ-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: ?
Jetway
  1. Jetway 946GZDAG (Global site)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.60V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. Jetway 946GZDAP-OC (USA site)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
MSI
  1. MSI 946GZ Neo-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

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abit
  1. abit LG-95 (Global site) or abit LG-95 (USA site)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99

  2. abit LG-95Z (Global site) or abit LG-95Z (USA site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. No PCI Express x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $56.99

  3. abit LG-95C (Global site) or abit LG-95C (USA site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $61.99

  4. abit I-45CV (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  5. abit I-45C (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between I-45C and I-45CV is that I-45C comes with Gb LAN, while I-45CV comes with 10/100Mbps LAN.
Albatron
  1. Albatron PM945GZ

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Albatron PM945GZ (V2.0)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from the original version.
AOpen
  1. AOpen i946GZm-DF

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF, FW3226-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
ASRock

• DVI Support
  1. ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D with the bundled DVI Graphics-SI card. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 350MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 1.95V, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: 300MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Reviews: AnandTech, Legit Reviews, OCWorkBench, Pro-Clockers.com, Vitual-Hideout
    • Availability: Yes. ZipZoomfly.com: $81.99

  2. ASRock ConRoe1333-DVI/H R1.0

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D (HDCP-compliant) with the bundled DVI Graphics-HDCP card. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 1.95V, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: 350MHz (X6800, x7, OCWorkBench)
    • Reviews: Legit Reviews, OCWorkBench
    • Notes: This is an improved version of ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI, with the same PCB, but the support of FSB 1333MTps CPU and DVI is HDCP-compliant. It overclocks better than ConRoe945G-DVI. The PCI Express bus runs at 115MHz (safe enough for SATA) with FSB 1333MTps at the "CPU, PCIE Async." mode.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $79.99

  3. ASRock ConRoe1333-DVI/H R2.0

    • Specs: 945G (A2?) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D (HDCP-compliant) with the bundled DVI Graphics-HDCP card. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 1.95V, NB: Low–High, Max FSB: 353MHz (E6400, x8, Pro-Clockers.com)
    • Notes: The only difference between R1.0 and R2.0 is the northbridge.
    • Reviews: Pro-Clockers.com
• No DVI Support
  1. ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 R1.0

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: High, Max FSB: 355MHz (E6300, x7, OCWorkBench)
    • Notes: This is a stripped-down version of ConRoe1333-DVI/H with 2 DIMM slots, no DVI Graphics-HDCP card bundled, and 10/100Mbps LAN.
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $56.99

  2. ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 R2.0

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: High, Max FSB:
    • Notes: R2.0 comes with Gb LAN. PCB is the same as ConRoe1333-DVI/H.

  3. ASRock 775i945GZ

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High (1.90V?), NB: High, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99
ASUS

• Standard Series
  1. ASUS P5LD2-VM (R2.0)


  2. ASUS P5LD2-VM SE

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: P5LD2-VM SE differs from P5LD2-VM in smaller memory capacity and 1 PATA controller.

  3. ASUS P5L-VM 1394

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic PCI-E Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $82.99

  4. ASUS P5GC-VM

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
• Digital Home Series
  1. ASUS P5LD2-VM DH (R2.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 1.904V, NB: 1.50–1.70V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: PC Pro
• X Series
  1. ASUS P5L-MX

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: 1.50–1.65V, Max FSB: 325MHz (E4300, x9, several users)
    • Notes: This is one of the few microATX motherboards that overclock well with Core 2 Duo E4300 (~2.9GHz).
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $74.99

  2. ASUS P5L-MX/IPAT

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 2.0V, NB: 1.50–1.65V, Max FSB: 325MHz (E4300, x9, several users)
    • Notes: Supports Intel Platform Administration Technology (IPAT) (a specialized BIOS). Instead several features of P5L-MX are removed (EZ Flash, CrashFree BIOS 2, My Logo 2, C.P.R. and Q-Fan).

  3. ASUS P5GZ-MX

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1/2* (PCIe x16 runs @1 when the PCIe x1 slots is used). PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 1.95V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99

  4. ASUS P5GC-MX

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $64.99

  5. ASUS P5GC-MX/1333

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: An improved version of P5GC-MX with the A2 stepping supporting FSB 1333 and 4GB max memory.

  6. ASUS P5G-MX

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1. PATA/SATA: 1/2, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: A cut-down version of P5GC-MX (apart from higher FSB and DRAM frequency) with 2 phase power and only 6 USB 2.0 ports.

  7. ASUS P5B-MX

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, wireless LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99

  8. ASUS P5B-MX/WiFi-AP

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, wireless LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR I945G-M7 (2.x)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $78.99

  2. BIOSTAR I945G-M7C (1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is nearly identical with I945G-M7 (V2.x) except that LAN is PCI Gb and audio is HD.

  3. BIOSTAR 945G Micro 775 SE (1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99

  4. BIOSTAR 945G Micro 775 TE (1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between SE and TE is audio codec, AC'97 vs. HD.

  5. BIOSTAR 945GZ Micro 775 (1.0)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  6. BIOSTAR 945GZ Micro 775 SE (6.x)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between the vanilla and SE is audio codec, AC'97 vs. HD.
    • Availability: Yes. Mwave.com: $44.99
ECS
  1. ECS 945G-M2 (V5.0C)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. ECS 945G-M3 (V3.0)


  3. ECS 945GCT-M (V1.0)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  4. ECS 945GCT-M3 (V3.0)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  5. ECS 945GZT-M (V1.0)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $43.99

  6. ECS 946GZT-M2 (V1.0)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
EQS
  1. EQS AA9GZL-945GZAS7

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Foxconn

• Revision C
  1. Foxconn 945G7MC-KRS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn 945G7MC-KRS2HV

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The "V" means that the audio codec is ALC861-VD-GR instead of ALC861.

  3. Foxconn 945GC7MC-KRS2H

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 265MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —

  4. Foxconn 945GZ7MC-KRS2H

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 265MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: Technic3D

  5. Foxconn 945GZ7MC-KS2H

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, NCQ?, Hot-Plug?, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945GZ7MC-KRS2H except for RAID.

  6. Foxconn 945GZ7MC-KS2HV

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, NCQ?, Hot-Plug?, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  7. Foxconn 945GZ7MC-RS2H

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945GZ7MC-KRS2H except for LAN.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $64.99

  8. Foxconn 945GZ7MC-RS2HV

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• Revision D
  1. Foxconn 945G7MD-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, ? S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The main difference from 945G7MC is that the number of DIMM slots increased to 4.

  2. Foxconn 945G7MD-8EKRS2HV

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, ? S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  3. Foxconn 945G7MD-8KS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, ? S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945G7MD-8EKRS2H except for RAID and IEEE 1394.

  4. Foxconn 945G7MD-8KS2HV

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, ? S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  5. Foxconn 945G7MD-KS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, ? S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945G7MD-8EKRS2H except for RAID, audio and IEEE 1394.

  6. Foxconn 945G7MD-S2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, ? S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 945G7MD-8EKRS2H except for RAID, LAN, audio and IEEE 1394.
• Revision E
  1. Foxconn 945G7ME-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• 946GZ Revision A
  1. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7R. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-8KS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H except for RAID.

  3. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-KRS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7R. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H except for audio.

  4. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-KS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H except for RAID and audio.
• 946GZ Revision A V1.1
  1. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-1.1-8KRS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7R. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between V1.0 and V1.1 is the additional support for Pentium 4PXE.

  2. Foxconn 946GZ7MA-1.1-8KS2H

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
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Thread Starter 
GIGABYTE

There are several types of PCB design for GIGABYTE 945/946 Express chipset microATX motherboards:

4 DIMMs
  • 945GM-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type: 3 phase power with semi-open inductors, 4 DIMMs, PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*, RTL8111B PCIe Gb LAN, ALC883 5.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 945GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)-type: Identical with rev. 1.0 except for ALC888 5.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 945GM-S2 (rev. 3.x)-type: Identical with rev. 2.0

  • 945GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)-type: Identical with the 945GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)-type except for all-solid capacitors, shielded power inductors and 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 945GM-DS2 (rev. 3.x)-type: Identical with rev. 2.0

  • 946GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)-type: Identical with 945GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)-type except for 4 phase power
2 DIMMs
  • 945GZM-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type: 3 phase power with semi-open inductors, 2 DIMMs, PCIe x1/PCI: 0/3, 88E8001 PCI Gb LAN, ALC883 5.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 945GZM-S2 (rev. 2.1)-type: Identical with rev. 1.0 except that it is able to boot with FSB 1066MT/s processors (but runs at FSB 800MT/s) and comes with shielded power inductors, ALC888 7.1 Ch. HD Audio
  • 945GZM-S2 (rev. 3.x)-type: Identical with rev. 2.1 except for RTL8110SC PCI Gb LAN
  • 945GZM-S2 (rev. 6.6)-type: Identical with rev. 3.x except that it supports FSB 1066MT/s processors
  • 945GZMX-S2 (rev. 6.6)-type: Identical with rev. 6.6 except that PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2* and it is able to boot with FSB 1333MT/s processors (but runs at FSB 1066MT/s).
  • 946GMX-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type: Close to 945GZMX-S2 (rev. 6.6)-type.

  • 945GZM-DS2 (rev. 2.1)-type: Identical with the 945GZM-S2 (rev. 2.1)-type except for all-solid capacitors
  • 945GZM-DS2 (rev. 3.x)-type: Identical with the 945GZM-S2 (rev. 3.x)-type except for all-solid capacitors
• 945GM-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GM-S2 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: PCSTATS, SysOpt.com
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $79.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945GMF-S2 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Identical with GA-945GM-S2 (rev. 1.0) except that it has IEEE 1394.
• 945GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-946GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
• 945GM-S2 (rev. 3.x)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GM-S2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
• 945GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945GMF-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Identical with GA-945GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0) except that it comes with IEEE 1394.
• 945GM-DS2 (rev. 3.x)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GMF-DS2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Identical with GA-945GMF-DS2 (rev. 2.0).
• 946GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-946GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
• 945GZM-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-8I945GZME-RH

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: PCSTATS
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-S2 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —

  3. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-S2 (rev. 1.1)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Rev. 1.1 has a heatsink on the southbridge.
• 945GZM-S2 (rev. 2.1)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GZM-S2 (rev. 2.1)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99
  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-S2 (rev. 2.1)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  3. GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 2.1)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 945GZM-S2 (rev. 3.x)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GZM-S2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945GZMT-S2-DB (rev. 3.0)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Supports Truste Platfrom Module.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-S2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  4. GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 945GZM-S2 (rev. 6.6)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GZM-S2 (rev. 6.6)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945GCM-S2 (rev. 6.6)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 945GZMX-S2 (rev. 6.6)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GCMX-S2 (rev. 6.6)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Problems are reported for FSB 1333 processors. However it works fine with FSB 1333 processors at FSB ~320MHz.
• 946GMX-S2 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-946GMX-S2 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 945GZM-DS2 (rev. 2.1)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GME-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $72.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-DS2 (rev. 2.1)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
• 945GZM-DS2 (rev. 3.x)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-945GME-DS2 (rev. 3.0)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-945PLM-DS2 (rev. 3.x)

    • Specs: 945PL + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. No VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
Intel
  1. Intel D945GCL (BOXD945GCLL, Coryville, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, STAC9220 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $82.55 (Retail)

  2. Intel D946GZAB (BOXD946GZABL, Alton Bay, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $93.40 (Retail)

  3. Intel D946GZIS (BOXD946GZISSL, Isleton, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: The difference between AB and IS is the support for DDR2-800 in IS and the LAN controller (82562GX vs. 82562G).
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $82.99 (Retail)

  4. Intel D945GCCR (BOXD945GCCRL, Coconut Creek, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99 (Retail)

  5. Intel D945GCNL (BOXD945GCNL, Newberry Lake, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Buy.com: $78.99 (Retail)

  6. Intel D945GCPE (BOXD945GCPE, Plum Creek, Essential Series)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 0/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 2 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Buy.com: $61.99 (Retail)
Jetway
  1. Jetway 946GZDMS (Global site)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF?, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Jetway 945GCDMS (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  3. Jetway 945GZDMS (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  4. Jetway 945GCDMS-6H A2 (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The 6H version supports only 6 Ch. audio.

  5. Jetway 945GCDMS-6H (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  6. Jetway 945GZDMS-6H (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  7. Jetway 945GCDMG A2 (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The DMG version supports Gb LAN.

  8. Jetway 945GCDMG (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
MSI

• Revision 3
  1. MSI 945GM3-F (Global site) or MSI 945GM3-F (USA site)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: 220MHz (E4300, x9, a user at Newegg.com)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $72.99

  2. MSI 945GZM3-L (PCB 2.2) (Global site) or MSI 945GZM3-L (USA site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $58.99
• Revision 4
  1. MSI 945GM4-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• Revision 5
  1. MSI 945GM5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945G + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. MSI 945GCM5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  3. MSI 945GCM5-F V2 (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GC (A2) + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: V2 features improved memory support and internal optical S/PDIF out.

  4. MSI 945GZM5-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. No PCI Express x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  5. MSI 945GZM6-F (Global site)

    • Specs: 945GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
• 946GZ
  1. MSI 946GZM-L (Global site)

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
PC Partner
  1. PC Partner 946GZAS7-AA9G

    • Specs: 946GZ + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
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4. Intel 975X Express Chipset Motherboards
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Models
Northbridge
  • 975X MCH
    • Core 2 support
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533, ECC or Non-ECC,, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • Dual PCI Express graphics interface supporting either one PCI Express graphics card at x16 or two PCI Express graphics cards at x8, x8 supporting ATI CrossFire. Total 16 PCI Express lanes.
    • TDP 13.5W
Southbridge
  • ICH7R/ICH7DH
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID (0/1/10/5, up to 4 drives), AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, but no eSATA)
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (1 of them is usually reserved for Gb LAN)
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 3.3W
    • Intel Viiv and Quick Resume Technology (QRT, ICH7DH only)
References

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ATX Motherboard
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abit
  1. abit AW9D (Global site) or abit AW9D (USA site)

    • Specs: 975X + ICH7R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,8)/2*/1, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, support for Dolby Master Studio, optical S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: Phoronix
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $149.99

  2. abit AW9D-MAX (Global site) or abit AW9D-MAX (USA site)

Albatron
  1. Albatron PX975X

    • Specs: 975X + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max, supporting ECC. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,8)/1/1/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is exactly the same board as DFI INFINITY 975X/G.
ASUS

• Digital Home Series
  1. ASUS P5W DH Deluxe

• Workstation Series
  1. ASUS P5WDG2 WS Professional


  2. ASUS P5WDG2 WS PRO/WIFI-AP

    • Specs: 975X + ICH7R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max, supporting ECC. PCIe x16/PCI-X/PCI: 2@(16,8)/2/3, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, Wireless LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 450MHz, CPU: 1.70V, DRAM: 2.40V, NB: 1.50–1.80V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: ASUS WiFi-AP Solo is added to the P5WDG2 WS Professional.

  3. ASUS P5W64 WS Professional (The Wall Street Quartet)

DFI
  1. DFI INFINITY 975X/G

Foxconn
  1. Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H


  2. Foxconn 975X7AB-2.0-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: 975X + ICH7R. Active/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max, supporting ECC. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,8,4)/0/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: +24%, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: -0.12 to +0.24V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from V1.0 with 3 PCIe x16 slots, one of Gb LAN now PCI and different audio codec.
Intel
  1. Intel D975XBX (BOXD975XBXLKR, Bad Axe, Extreme Series)


  2. Intel D975XBX2 (BOXD975XBX2KR, Bad Axe 2, Extreme Series)

MSI
  1. MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition (Global site) or MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition (USA site)

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Models
All chipsets are manufactured with 90 nm technology.

Northbridge
  • G965/Q965/P965 (G)MCH
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16 Graphics, supporting ATI CrossFire
    • TDP 28W/19W (GMCH/MCH)
  • Q963 GMCH
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • No PCI Express x16 interface
    • TDP 28W
Southbridge
  • ICH8
    • No PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • No RAID, no AHCI
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (2 of them are usually reserved for Gb LAN and IDE controller)
    • Integrated Gb LAN Controller, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 3.3W[/b]
  • ICH8R/ICH8DH/ICH8DO
    • No PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID (0/1/10/5, up to 4 drives), AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, eSATA)
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (2 of them are usually reserved for Gb LAN and IDE controller)
    • Integrated Gb LAN Controller, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 4.1W
    • Intel Viiv and Quick Resume Technology (QRT, ICH8DH only), Intel vPro and Active Management Technology (AMT, ICH8DO only)
Integrated Graphics
  • GMA X3000 (G965 only)
    • 667MHz core clock, 384MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/1.6/3.2/?; DirectX 9.0c Vertex/Pixel Shader Model: 3.0/3.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/HDMI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw. Support for Intel Clear Video Technology
  • GMA 3000 (Q965/Q963 only)
    • 667MHz core clock, 256MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/?/?/?; DirectX 9.0 Vertex/Pixel Shader Model: 3.0 (sw)/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw
Remarks
  1. G965 suffers from incomplete PCI Express lock and the absence of PCI lock (that are related to the existence of IGP). Because of this the maximum FSB of G965 is limited to around 320 MHz.
References

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ATX Motherboard – P965
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abit
  1. abit AB9 (Global site) or abit AB9 (USA site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, support for Dolby Digital Live, optical S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 1.725V, DRAM: 2.3V, NB: 1.25–1.45V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: CPU3D, Overclock3D.Net, Phoronix
    • Forums: Universal abit USA Forums
    • Availability: Yes. ZipZoomfly.com: $129.99

  2. abit AB9 Pro (Global site) or abit AB9 Pro (USA site)


  3. abit AB9 Wi-Fi (Global site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, wireless LAN, support for Dolby Digital Live, optical S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 1.725V, DRAM: 2.3V, NB: 1.25–1.45V, Max FSB: ?
    • Forums: Universal abit USA Forums

  4. abit AB9 QuadGT (Global site) or abit AB9 QuadGT (USA site)


  5. abit IB9 (Global site) or abit IB9 (USA site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Forums: Universal abit USA Forums
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $84.99
Albatron
  1. Albatron PXP965

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is the same as BIOSTAR TForce 965PT.

  2. Albatron PXP965 (V2.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from the original version.
ASRock
  1. ASRock 4Core1333-Viiv

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: High, DRAM: Highest, NB: High, Max FSB: 380MHz (E6300, x7, OCWorkBench)
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
ASUS

There are three types of the PCB design:
  • P5B vanilla-type: 3 phase power design with open inductors, 3 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3/3*, Realtek or Attansic LAN, VIA IEEE 1394 controller
  • P5B Deluxe-type: 4/8 phase power design with semi-enclosed inductors, 6 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2/1/3*, Marvell LAN, TI IEEE 1394 controller, Stock Cooler 2 (additional metal layer), Power LED
  • Commando
The motherboards belonging to each type are:
  • P5B vanilla-type: P5B, P5B/TeleSky, P5B-E, P5B-Plus, P5B-Plus Vista Edition
  • P5B Deluxe-type: P5B-E Plus, P5B Deluxe, P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP, P5B Premium Vista Edition
  • Commando: Commando
• P5B vanilla-type
  1. ASUS P5B


  2. ASUS P5B/TeleSky

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3/3*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/1, no RAID, AD1988A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is the same as P5B apart from the TeleSky Kit.

  3. ASUS P5B-E


  4. ASUS P5B-Plus

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3/3*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, AD1988A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.45V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB: 500MHz (E6600, x7, XtremeSystems Forums), 480MHz (QX6700, x7, XtremeSystems Forums)
    • Notes: The revised version of P5B-E. The difference between P5B-E and P5B-Plus is that in P5B-Plus the PCB color is black, the capacitors are all solid, and TPM is supported, but the HD Audio header ADH was removed.
    • Forums: XtremeSystmes Forums (ASUS P5B-PLUS ASUS Accelerated Propeller Vista Edition)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $139.99

  5. ASUS P5B-Plus Vista Edition

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3/3*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, AD1988A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.45V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB: 550MHz (E6600, x6, XtremeSystems Forums), 480MHz (QX6700, x7, XtremeSystems Forums)
    • Notes: The Vista Edition supports AI Remote, ASAP and AP Trigger. USB 2.0 ports 9 and 10 are reserved for ASAP.
    • Forums: XtremeSystmes Forums (ASUS P5B-PLUS ASUS Accelerated Propeller Vista Edition)
• P5B Deluxe-type
  1. ASUS P5B-E Plus


  2. ASUS P5B Deluxe

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3*, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting DTS Connect, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.45V, NB: 1.25–1.65V, Max FSB: 525MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $178.99

  3. ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP


  4. ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3*, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, 6 x USB 2.0, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.45V, NB: 1.25–1.65V, Max FSB: 525MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Notes: All solid capacitors. The board supports ScreenDUO, AI Remote, ASAP, AP Trigger and TPM. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4 are reserved for ScreenDUO and IR receiver, USB 2.0 ports 9 and 10 for ASAP.
    • Reviews: Bjorn3d.com, Hardware Zone, PC Pro
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $229.99
• Commando
  1. ASUS Commando

BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR P965 775 (1.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. BIOSTAR TForce P965 Deluxe


  3. BIOSTAR TForce 965PT

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB: 505MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Reviews: AnandTech (P965 Roundup 2)
    • Notes: The only difference from TForce P965 Deluxe is the southbridge ICH8 instead of ICH8R and a slightly different BIOS.

  4. BIOSTAR TForce P965

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between TForce P965 and TForce 965PT is audio codec (ALC888 vs. ALC883).
    • Reviews: XTreview.com
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $104.99
DFI
  1. DFI INF. P965-S

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $99.99
ECS
  1. ECS P965T-A (V1.0B)


  2. ECS PX1 (V1.0B)

Foxconn
  1. Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRS2H


  2. Foxconn P9657AA-8KS2H


  3. Foxconn P9657AB-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: +0.3V, DRAM: +0.6V, NB: +0.24V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from the P9657AA, with 2 PCIe x16 slots and a coaxial S/PDIF out in the real panel.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $94.99 (after mail-in rebate)

  4. Foxconn P9657AB-8KS2H

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: +0.3V, DRAM: +0.6V, NB: +0.24V, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE

There are six types of the PCB design:
  • DS3 (rev. 1.0)-type: 3 phase power with semi-open inductors, 1 system fan header, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3
  • DQ6 (rev. 1.0)-type: 6/12 phase power with semi-open inductors (DS4) or enclosed inductors (DQ6), 2 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2/3*/2, IEEE 1394 support

  • DS3 (rev. 2.0)-type: 6 phase power with enclosed inductors, 3 system fan headers
  • DQ6 (rev. 2.0)-type: 6/12 phase power with enclosed inductors

  • DS3 (rev. 3.3)-type: FSB 1333 support
  • DQ6 (rev. 3.3)-type: FSB 1333 support
The motherboards belonging to each type are:
  • DS3-type: GA-965P-(D)S3, GA-965G-DS3
  • DQ6-type: GA-965P-DS3P, GA-965P-DS4, GA-965P-DQ6, GA-965G-DS4
Rev. 3.3 is the current version.

• Useful Threads •
• DS3 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 (rev. 1.0)


  2. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.0)

• DQ6 (rev. 1.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS4 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: IT Reviews
    • Forums: Overclockers UK Forums (GIGABYTE DS3/DS4/DQ6 Guide)

  2. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)

• DS3 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: In rev. 2.0 the audio codec was changed from ALC883 to ALC888.
• DQ6 (rev. 2.0)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: TechSpot
    • Notes: The board is the same as DS4 (rev. 2.0) except for Silent-Pipe.

  2. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS4 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Apart from semi-open vs. enclosed power inductors, the difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 is LAN controller (88E8053 vs. 88E8056) and audio codec (ALC883 vs. ALC888).
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone

  3. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 is LAN controller (88E8053 vs. 88E8056).
• DS3 (rev. 3.3)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: 455MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $104.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: 510MHz (Silent PC Review)
    • Reviews: Silent PC Review
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $122.99
• DQ6 (rev. 3.3)-type
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS4 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?

  3. GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 (rev. 3.3)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: TweakTown
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $209.99
Intel
  1. Intel DP965LT (BOXDP965LTCK, Lemont, Classic Series)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Forums: AnandTech Forums
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $109.99 (Retail), Newegg.com: $104.99 (Bulk)
Jetway
  1. Jetway 965PDAG (Global site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1 (with an IDE-SATA adapter)/3, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. Jetway 966PDAG (Global site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/3, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  3. Jetway 966PDAGE (Global site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/3, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  4. Jetway HI01-GE (USA site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
MSI
  1. MSI P965 Neo-F (Global site) or MSI P965 Neo-F (USA site)


  2. MSI P965 Neo2-FI (Global site)

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design of the P965 Neo2 is completely different from the P965 Neo.

  3. MSI P965 Platinum (Global site) or MSI P965 Platinum (USA site)

Supermicro
  1. Supermicro PDSBE

    • Specs: P965 + ICH8. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/4. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $160
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Albatron
  1. Albatron PXG965

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board is similar to PXP965 (V2.0).
ASUS
  1. ASUS P5B-V

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/1, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, AD1988A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.45V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 (rev. 1.0)


  2. GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS3 (rev. 2.0 / 3.3)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: 2.0V, DRAM: 2.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 / 3.3 is 3 vs. 6 phase power, semi-open vs. shielded inductors, 88E8053 vs. 88E8056 LAN controller and ALC883 vs. ALC888 audio codec.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-965G-DS4 (rev. 2.0 / 3.3)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2, supporting ATI CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 600MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.75V, Max FSB: ?
Intel
  1. Intel DG965WH (BOXDG965WHMKR, Westchester, Media Series)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, STAC9271D 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting Dolby Home Theater, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $126.99 (Retail), Newegg.com: $119.99 (Bulk)

  2. Intel DG965RY (BOXDG965RYCK, Rogers City, Classic Series)


  3. Intel DQ963FX (BOXDQ963FXCK, Flaxton, Classic Series)

    • Specs: Q963 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. No PCI Express x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 3/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg: $102.99 (Retail)
Jetway
  1. Jetway 965GDAG (Global site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1 (with an IDE-SATA adapter)/3, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $87.99

  2. Jetway 966GDAG (Global site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/3, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  3. Jetway 966GDAGE (Global site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/3, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
MSI
  1. MSI G965 Neo2-FI (Global site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
PC Partner
  1. PC Partner G965AS7-A99G

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, 10/100Mbps LAN, AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Supermicro
  1. Supermicro PDSBA

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/4. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $169

  2. Supermicro PDSBA+

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/3. PATA/SATA: 2/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $180
    • Notes: PDSBA+ comes with the IT8212F IDE RAID controller, but has only 3 PCI slots.

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AOpen
  1. AOpen i965Gm-IFM

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCIe Mini/PCI: 1/2*/1/1. PATA/SATA: 1/4, PATA sharing controller with SATA, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), FW3226-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
ASUS
  1. ASUS P5B-VM


  2. ASUS P5B-VM SE

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The PCB design is completely different from P5B-VM. Several functions are removed.

  3. ASUS P5B-VM DO

    • Specs: Q965 + ICH8DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, AD1988A 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $139.99
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR G965 Micro 775 (1.0)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn G9657MA-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 333MHz, CPU: 1.65V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: +0.10V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $108.99

  2. Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 333MHz, CPU: 1.65V, DRAM: 2.15V, NB: +0.10V, Max FSB: 326MHz (E6300, x7, SysOpt.com)
    • Reviews: Overclocker Cafe, Overclockers Online, PCSTATS, SysOpt.com, Tom's Hardware (Four MicroATX Mobos for Core 2)
    • Notes: The board is the same as G9657MA-8KS2H except for southbridge and IEEE 1394. Overclocking is achievable when the PCIe clock is raised by the same percentage as FSB.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $109.99

  3. Foxconn Q9657MC-8KRS2H

    • Specs: Q965 + ICH8DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. No PATA, 6 x SATA, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-965GM-S2 (rev. 1.0)


  2. GIGABYTE GA-965GM-S2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: The difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 is 3 vs. 4 phase power, semi-open vs. shielded inductors and ALC883 vs. ALC888 audio codec.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-965GM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: All solid capacitor version of S2.

  4. GIGABYTE GA-965QM-DS2 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: Q965 + ICH8DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
Intel
  1. Intel DG965OT (BOXDG965OTMKR, Stoughton, Media Series)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, STAC9271D 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting Dolby Home Theater, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: IT Reviews
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $124.99 (Retail)

  2. Intel DQ965GF (BOXDQ965GFEKR, Guardfish, Executive Series)

    • Specs: Q965 + ICH8DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $109.99 (Retail), Newegg.com: $102.99 (Bulk)

  3. Intel DG965SS (BOXDG965SSCK, Shrewsbury, Classic Series)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $102.99 (Retail), Newegg.com: $102.99 (Bulk)

  4. Intel DQ963GS (Garreston, Classic Series)

    • Specs: Q963 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. No PCI Express x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, STAC9227 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
MSI
  1. MSI G965M-FIR (Global site) or MSI G965M-FIR (USA site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5 PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $102.99

  2. MSI G965M-FI (Global site) or MSI G965M-FI (USA site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $95.99

  3. MSI G965M-F (Global site) or MSI G965M-F (USA site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $92.99

  4. MSI G965MDH-FI (Global site)

    • Specs: G965 + ICH8DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone, Tom's Hardware (Four MicroATX Mobos for Core 2)

  5. MSI Q965MDO-FI (Global site)

    • Specs: Q965 + ICH8DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: Noticias 3D
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $122.99
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Models
  • Intel G31 Express (codenamed Lakeport) for entry-level users, released on July 14, 2007
  • Intel P31 Express (codenamed Lakeport) for entry-level users, released on July 14, 2007

  • Intel G33 Express (codenamed Bearlake-G) for mainstream users, released on June 4, 2007
  • Intel P35 Express (codenamed Bearlake-P) for performance user, released on June 4, 2007

  • Intel G35 Express (codenamed Broadwater) for performance users, released on October 10, 2007
  • Intel X38 Express (codenamed Bearlake-X) for extreme users, released on October 10, 2007

  • Intel Q33 Express (codenamed Bearlake-QF) for corporate users, released on August 27, 2007
  • Intel Q35 Express (codenamed Bearlake-Q) for corporate users, released on August 27, 2007
Each of them is the successor to the following chipset:
  • 945GZ/945PL —› 946GZ/946PL —› 945GC —› G31/P31 (pin-compatible with the 945 Express chipset family)
  • 945G/945P —› 945GC —› G33 (945GC will remain through 2007 until the release of 45 nm processors)
  • G965 —› G35 (pin-compatible with G965; in fact it's identical with G965 with a minor change in silicon)
  • P965 —› P35
  • 975X —› X38

  • Q963 —› Q33
  • Q965 —› Q35
All chipsets are manufactured with 90 nm technology.

Northbridge
  • G31/P31 (G)MCH coupled with ICH7/ICH7R/ICH7DH
    • FSB 1066/800MT/s, support for Yorkfield & Wolfdale upon validation
    • DDR2-800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 16 PCI Express lanes with a fixed link 16
    • GMA 3100 Integrated Graphics (G31 only)
    • TDP 15.5W
  • G33 GMCH coupled with ICH9/ICH9R/ICH9DH
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps, support for Yorkfield & Wolfdale
    • DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 16 PCI Express lanes with a fixed link 16
    • GMA 3100 Integrated Graphics
    • TDP 14.5W
  • G35 GMCH coupled with ICH8/ICH8R/ICH8DH
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps, support for Yorkfield & Wolfdale
    • DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 16 PCI Express lanes with a fixed link 16
    • GMA X3500 Integrated Graphics
    • TDP 28W
  • P35 MCH coupled with ICH9/ICH9R/ICH9DH
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps, support for Yorkfield & Wolfdale
    • DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 16 PCI Express lanes with a fixed link 16
    • TDP 16W
  • X38 MCH coupled with ICH9/ICH9R/ICH9DH
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps, support for Yorkfield & Wolfdale
    • DDR2-800/667 and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 32 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with fixed links 16,16 supporting CrossFire
    • TDP 26.5W
Southbridge
  • ICH9
    • No PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • No RAID, no AHCI
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (2 of them are usually reserved for Gb LAN and IDE controller)
    • Integrated Gb LAN controller, HD Audio, 12 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 3.7W
  • ICH9R
    • No PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID (0/1/10/5, up to 6 drives), AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, eSATA), Command-based port multiplier
    • 6 PCI Express lanes (2 of them are usually reserved for Gb LAN and IDE controller)
    • Integrated Gb LAN controller, HD Audio, 12 x USB 2.0
    • TDP 4.3W
    • Intel Viiv
  • ICH9DH
    • A stripped-down version of ICH9R with no RAID support
  • ICH9DO
    • The same as ICH9R except that it supports Intel vPro instead of Intel Viiv.
Integrated Graphics
  • GMA 3100 (G31 and G33)
    • 400 MHz core clock, 256 MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: ?/?//?; DirectX 9.0c Vertex/Pixel Shader Model: 2.0 (sw)/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/HDMI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw. Support for Intel Clear Video Technology
  • GMA X3500 (G35)
    • 667 MHz core clock, 384 MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: ?/?/?/?; DirectX 10.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: 4.0/4.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (1080i/p) via an ADD2 card
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/hw/sw. Support for Intel Clear Video Technology
References

Intel Site
News
Previews
Reviews
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ATX Motherboard – P35
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abit
  1. abit IP35 (Global site) or abit IP35 (USA site)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: Unlike its bigger brother IP35 Pro, Gb LAN is on the PCI Express bus. No serial or parallel port/header.
    • Reviews: Overclockers Club
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $129.99

  2. abit IP35-E (Global site) or abit IP35-E (USA site)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: A cut-down version of IP35 (no heat-pipe cooling, ICH9 base, hence 4 SATA and no RAID, no IEEE 1394)
    • Reviews: PChome.net
    • Forums: AnandTech Forums (Abit IP35-E Review)

  3. abit IP35 Pro (Global site) or abit IP35 Pro (USA site)


  4. abit IP35V (Global site) or abit IP35V (USA site)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH7. Passive/None. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: A budget board with ICH7.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $97.99
ASUS

• Standard Series
  1. ASUS P5K


  2. ASUS P5KR

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3*, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.6875V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between P5K and P5KR is that P5KR supports RAID. Note that P5KR's southbridge supports only 4 SATA drives perhaps because of the PCB design (the same PCB as P5K).

  3. ASUS P5K SE

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.6V, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $116.99
• Deluxe Series
  1. ASUS P5K PRO

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 3.08V, NB: 1.25–1.91V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: 3rd Generation 8-phase power design.
• AI Lifestyle Series
  1. ASUS P5K Deluxe/WIFI-AP


  2. ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2/3*, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, wireless LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: A stripped-down version of P5K Deluxe with a simplified cooling and only one Gb LAN
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $149.99

  3. ASUS P5K-E

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2/3*, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, wireless LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Identical with P5K-E/WIFI-AP except for cooling and WiFi-AP.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $144.99

  4. ASUS P5K Premium/WIFI-AP

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2/3*, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, wireless LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: This is an improved version of P5K Deluxe featuring
      • 8 layer PCB (vs. 6 layer PCB)
      • 5 more capacitors throughout the PCB
      • The 8 MOSFETs on the reverse side of the Deluxe PCB were moved to the front side (for better cooling).
      • Power inductors may be different.
      • Two fans on the MOSFET area are bundled.
      • AI Audio 2 is supported.
      Higher power consumption and SATA problems are persisting, however (ASUS Forum: P5K Premium SATA Controller Problem must be Confirmed).
    • Forums: XtremeSystems Forums (P5k-Premium Testing Report)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $239.99
• The Republic of Gamers Series
  1. ASUS Blitz Formula (Special Edition)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,0),(8,8) via Crosslinx/3*/2, supporting CrossFire (one PCI Express x1 slot for the SupremeFX II Audio Card). PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.9V, DRAM: 3.40V, NB: 1.25–2.03V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Some notable features are
      • CrossLinx Technology supporting dual PCI Express x8 link
      • Fusion Block System (water cooling ready)
      • 2 phase DDR2
      • SupremeFX II Audio Card
      • External LCD Poster
    • Reviews: Hard|OCP, Hot Hardware, Techgage
    • Forums: XtremeSystems Forums (Asus blitz formula SE results)
• Workstation Series
  1. ASUS P5K WS

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI/PCI-X: 1/2*/2/1. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $219.99
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR TP35D2-A7

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: +0.787V, DRAM: 2.95V, NB: 1.30–1.65V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $104.99
DFI
  1. DFI INF. BloodIron_P35-T2L

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:

  2. DFI INF. BloodIron_P35-T2RL

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The only difference between T2L and T2RL is the southbridge.
    • Reviews: TweakTown
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $121.99

  3. DFI LANPARTY LT P35-T2R

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,4,0), (16,1,1)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $234.99

  4. DFI LANPARTY UT P35-T2R

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,4,0), (16,1,1)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Identical with LANPARTY LT P35-T2R apart from a better cooling solution.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $259.99
ECS
  1. ECS P35T-A (V1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, no RAID but AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plus, eSATA), no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn P35A

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone, HEXUS.net
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $134.99

  2. Foxconn P35A-S

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $149.99

  3. Foxconn P35AX-S

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/1, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  4. Foxconn MARS

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/3, supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $189.99
GIGABYTE

There are three types of the PCB design:
  • DS3L-type (rev. 1.0): 4 phase power, 3 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3, ALC888 (97dB SNR), no IEEE 1394
  • DS3L-type (rev. 2.0): Back panel configuration changed:
    • Rev. 1.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 1/1/4/0
    • Rev. 2.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 1/1/6/0

  • DS3-type (rev. 1.0): 6 phase power, 3 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3, ALC889A (106dB SNR, Blu-ray/HD DVD full rate audio support), no IEEE 1394
  • DS3-type (rev. 2.0): Back panel configuration changed:
    • Rev. 1.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 1/1/4/0
    • Rev. 2.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 0/0/8/0
    LPT/COM header only. An S/PDIF out internal header was added for an HDMI video card.

  • DQ6-type (rev. 1.0): 6 or 12 phase power, 4 system fan headers, PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2/3*/2, ALC889A (106dB SNR, Blu-ray/HD DVD full rate audio support), IEEE 1394
  • DQ6-type (rev. 2.0): Back panel configuration changed:
    • Rev. 1.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 1/1/4/1
    • Rev. 2.0: LPT/COM/USB/1394: 0/0/8/2
    LPT/COM header only. An S/PDIF out internal header was added for an HDMI video card.
The motherboards belonging to each type are:
  • DS3L-type: GA-P35-(D)S3L
  • DS3-type: GA-P35-(D)S3(R), GA-P35C-(D)S3(R), GA-G33-DS3R
  • DQ6-type: GA-P35-DS3P/DS4/DQ6, GA-P35T-DS3P/DS4/DQ6
• Useful Threads
• DS3L-type (rev. 1.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3L (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $86.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the S3L and the DS3L is that the DS3L comes with all solid capacitors.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $94.99
• DS3L-type (rev. 2.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3L (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
• DS3-type (rev. 1.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between (D)S3L and (D)S3 is 4 vs. 6 phase power, 4 SATA vs. 6 SATA, ALC888 vs. ALC889A and a coaxial S/PDIF out internal header with (D)S3L but no S/PDIF out internal header with (D)S3.

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the S3 and the DS3 is that the DS3 comes with all solid capacitors and an eSATA bracket (Windows Vista is required for Hot Plug).
    • Reviews: InsideHW

  3. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R (rev. 1.0)

• DS3-type (rev. 2.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
• DQ6-type (rev. 1.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $149.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P (rev. 1.1)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Rev. 1.1 comes with different heatsinks on chipsest.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the DS3P and the DS4 is that the DS4 has a heatpipe cooling solution and supports DTS Connect.

  4. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 1.1)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Rev. 1.1 comes with a different cooling solution, and in particular Crazy Cool like DQ6, a heatsink on the back of the motherboard.

  5. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)


  6. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DQ6 (rev. 1.1)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Rev. 1.1 comes with a different chipset/MOSFET cooling solution.
• DQ6-type (rev. 2.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $186.99
Intel
  1. Intel DP35DP (BOXDP35DPM, Dragontail Peak, Media Series)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, STAC9271D 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting Dolby Home Theater, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Legacy-free (no PS/2, parallel, or FDD port; serial header only)
    • Reviews: PC Watch
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $109.99
MSI

  1. MSI P35 Platinum


  2. MSI P35 Neo-F

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $96.99

  3. MSI P35 Neo2-F/FI

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/3/2, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394 (the FI version only)
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  4. MSI P35 Neo2-FR

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $120.99

  5. MSI P35 Neo3-F

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/6, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
Supermicro
  1. Supermicro C2SBE

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/None. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/4. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
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ATX Motherboard – P35 with DDR3 Support
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ASUS

• Standard Series
  1. ASUS P5KC

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/1, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.50V/2.20V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $152.99
• AI Lifestyle Series
  1. ASUS P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP


  2. ASUS P5K3 Premium/WiFi-AP

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1500(OC)/1333, 2 DIMMs, 2GB (onboard memory). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2/3* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
• The Republic of Gamers Series
  1. ASUS Blitz Extreme

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,0),(8,8) via Crosslinx/3*/2 supporting CrossFire (one PCI Express x1 slot for the SupremeFX II Audio Card). PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.9V, DRAM: 3.04V, NB: 1.25–2.03V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between Blitz Formula and Blitz Extreme is that Blitz Extreme supports DDR3 and eSATA. Some notable features are CrossLinx Technology supporting dual PCI Express x8 link, Fusion Block System (water cooling ready), 2 phase DDR2, SupremeFX II Audio Card, External LCD Poster.
    • Reviews: Hard|OCP, Hot Hardware, Techgage
    • Forums: XtremeSystems Forums (ASUS Blitz Extreme)
• Workstation Series
  1. ASUS P5K64 WS

BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR TP35D3-A7 Deluxe

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: +0.787V, DRAM: 2.95V, NB: 1.30–1.65V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $159.99
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn P35AP-S

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333(OC)/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
GIGABYTE

The difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 is the same as before.

• P35C Series (rev. 1.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35C-S3 (rev. 1.x)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R (rev. 1.x)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone
    • Forums: AnandTech (The Unofficial Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R P35)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $159.99
• P35C Series (rev. 2.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35C-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the S3 and the DS3 is that the DS3 comes with all solid capacitors and an eSATA bracket (Windows Vista is required for Hot Plug).

  3. GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the DS3 and the DS3R is the southbridge ICH9 vs. ICH9R and the additional storage controller (JMB368 vs. JMB363), hence 4 vs. 8 SATA ports.
• P35T Series (rev. 1.0)
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P35T-DS3P (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P35T-DS4 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the DS3P and the DS4 is that the DS4 has a heatpipe cooling solution and supports DTS Connect.[

  3. GIGABYTE GA-P35T-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between the DS4 and the DQ6 is 6 phase power vs. 12 phase power and the support for TPM in the DQ6.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $239.99

  4. GIGABYTE GA-P35T-DQ6 (rev. 1.1)

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Rev. 1.1 comes with a different cooling solution.
MSI
  1. MSI P35 Diamond

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. MSI P35D3 Platinum

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Identical with P35 Diamond except that the audio is ALC888 (vs. ALC888T).
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $176.99

  3. MSI P35 Neo Combo-F

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 2DIMMs, 4GB max and DDR3-1066/800, 2DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone

  4. MSI P35 Platinum Combo

    • Specs: P35 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1066/800, 2DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/2*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/7, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

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abit
  1. abit IX38 QuadGT (Global site) or abit IX38 QuadGT (USA site)

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@4/1/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: bit-tech.net, CPU3D
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $229.99
ASUS

• AI Lifestyle Series
  1. ASUS P5E

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1200(OC)/1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $234.99

  2. ASUS P5E3

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  3. ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@4,1/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  4. ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@4,1/2/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, wireless LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, FW3227-100 IEEE 1394 controller
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $334.99
• The Republic of Gamers Series
  1. ASUS Maximus Formula

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1200(OC)/1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3/2 supporting CrossFire and one PCIe x1 slot being reserved for the audio card. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, SupremeFX II audio card, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $269.99

  2. ASUS Maximus Formula (Special Edition)

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1200(OC)/1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3/2 supporting CrossFire and one PCIe x1 slot being reserved for the audio card. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, SupremeFX II audio card, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The Fusion Block System accessory is included.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $279.99

  3. ASUS Maximus Extreme

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,0) or (16,8,8) via Crosslinx/2/2 supporting CrossFire and one PCIe x1 slot being reserved for the audio card. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, SupremeFX II audio card, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: The Fusion Block System accessory is included.
• Workstation Series
  1. ASUS P5E WS Professional

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1200(OC)/1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI/PCI-X: 2@(16,16)/1/2/1 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  2. ASUS P5E64 WS Professional

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/2@(4,4)/1/0/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

  3. ASUS P5E3 WS Professional

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI/PCI-X: 2@(16,16)/1/1/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn X38A

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max and DDR3-1333/1066/800, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@4/2*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $229.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-X38-DQ6

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/4 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $280.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS5

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: A stripped-down version of DQ6 with 6 phase power (vs. 12 phase power), 1 eSATA bracket and 1 Gb LAN chip.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-X38T-DQ6

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1600/1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/3*/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/4 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Identical with GA-X38-DQ6 except for the support for DDR3 SDRAM.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $299.99
Intel
  1. Intel DX38BT (BOXDX38BT, Bone Trail, Extreme Series)

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@4/0/2 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2 , RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out supporting Dolby Home Theater, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: No legacy port (parallel, serial, floppy drive, PS/2).
MSI
  1. MSI X38 Diamond

    • Specs: X38 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR3-1333/1066/800, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/2@(4,4)/2*/1 supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, Dual PCI-E/PCI-E Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme PCI Express x1 card is bundled.

  2. MSI X38 Platinum

    • Specs: Identical with X38 Diamond except that the audio codec is ALC888 (vs. ALC888T) and Sound Blaster card is not bundled.
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:

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ATX Motherboard – G33
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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5K-V

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive-heatpipe/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,4)/1/3* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/1, no RAID, Attansic L1 PCI-E Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.6875V, DRAM: 2.55V, NB: 1.25–1.70V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $142.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-G33-DS3R

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/8/2 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB:
Intel
  1. Intel DG33FB (BOXDG33FBC, Frostburg, Classic Series)

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID but AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plus, eSATA), 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $107.99
MSI
  1. MSI G33 Platinum

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9R. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,3)/2*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/5/2, RAID 0/1/10/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:

  2. MSI G33 Neo-F

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/5, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
Supermicro
  1. Supermicro C2SBA

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/None. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/4. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Supermicro C2SBA+

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/None. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/1/3. PATA/SATA: 2/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: C2SBA+ comes with the IT8212F IDE RAID controller, but has only 3 PCI slots.

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ATX Motherboard – G31/P31
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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5KPL

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. no VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 500MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB:

  2. ASUS P5KPL-E

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: 1.7V, Max FSB:
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn P31A-S

    • Specs: P31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-P31-DS3L (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $82.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3L (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: Identical with GA-P31-DS3L (rev. 1.0) except for solid capacitors.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/3*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
MSI
  1. MSI P31 Neo-F

    • Specs: P31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. MSI P31 Neo2-FR

    • Specs: P31 + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5KPL-VM

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, Attansic L1 Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.5875V, DRAM: 2.10V, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Forums: Hard|Forum (1st look on asus P5K-VM: G33 matx board)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $116.99

  2. ASUS P5K-VM

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, coaxial S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.5875V, DRAM: 2.10V, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Forums: Hard|Forum (1st look on asus P5K-VM: G33 matx board)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $118.99

  3. ASUS P5E-VM HDMI


  4. ASUS P5E-VM DO

    • Specs: Q35 + ICH9DO. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 800MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.1V, NB: 1.71V, Max FSB:
ECS
  1. ECS G33T-M2 (V1.0)

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: +0.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB:
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn G33M

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 0/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: +0.4V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $96.99

  2. Foxconn G33M-S

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $99.99

  3. Foxconn G31MX-K

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-1066(OC)/800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/10/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: 490MHz (E6300, x6, OCWorkBench), 333MHz (E4300, x9, XtremeSystems, need DDR2-1111!)
    • Notes: The available memory multiplier (BIOS F4a) is:
      • FSB 800 processors: 1.66, 2
      • FSB 1066 processors: 1, 1.25, 1.5, 2
      • FSB 1333 processors: 1, 1.2, 1.6
      This means that you need very fast memory modules to overclock a FSB 800 processor. The only difference between the GA-G33M-S2 and the GA-G33M-DS2R is that the DS2R has all solid capacitors and its southbridge is ICH9R with 6 SATA ports.
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
    • Forums: Hard|Forum (GA-G33M-DS2R), VR-Zone Forums (A quick 1st look: GA-G33M-DS2R, mATX P35 mobo), XtremeSystmes Forums (A quick 1st look: GA-G33M-DS2R, mATX P35 mobo)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $132.99

  2. GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB: 430MHz (E6300, x7, XtremeSystems), 333MHz (E4300, x9, XtremeSystems, need DDR2-1111!)
    • Notes: The difference between the DS2R and the S2 is that the DS2R comes with all solid capacitors and supports 6 SATA and RAID.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $109.99

  3. GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2L

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: , DRAM: 2.2V, NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The PCB is different from S2 or DS2R.

  4. GIGABYTE GA-G33M-S2H

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1@4/1/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/3/1, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: +0.3V, Max FSB:
    • Notes: At first the board may look great, but there are many shortcomings.
      • Overclocking FSB 800 processors is very limited for the same reason as GA-G33M-DS2R.
      • The PCI Express x16 slot is connected to ICH9 and runs only at x4 because the PCI Express x16 link of GMCH is used for the HDMI transmitter
      • The LAN controller is connected to the PCI bus that is considerably slower than a PCI Express Gb LAN.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $119.99

  5. GIGABYTE GA-G31MX-S2

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2* supporting CrossFire. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 700MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Overclocking FSB 800 processors is very limited for the same reason as GA-G33M-DS2R.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $78.99
Intel
  1. Intel DG33TL (BOXDG33TLM, Tower Lake, Media Series)

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9R. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D (HDCP-compliant). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/1. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1 (eSATA sharing controller with SATA), RAID 0/1/10/5, STAC9271D 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting Dolby Home Theater, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Legacy-free (no PS/2, parallel, or FDD port; serial header only)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $121.99

  2. Intel DG33BU (BOXDG33BUC, Buffalo Creek, Classic Series)

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID but AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plus, eSATA), 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $106.99
MSI
  1. MSI G33M-FI

    • Specs: G33 + ICH9. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/3/2, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $92.99

  2. MSI G31M-F

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/*2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $68.99

  3. MSI G31M2-FD V1

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:

  4. MSI G31M2-FD V2

    • Specs: G31 + ICH7. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. DDR2-800/667, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, no RAID, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The main difference between V1 and V2 is that V1 has one PCIe x1 slot and two PCI slots, while V2 has three PCI slots.
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The next generation chipset codenamed Eaglelake is to be release in Q2 2008. The technologies introduced in the previous top-end chipset X38 (DDR3-1333, PCI Express 2.0) will be introduced to the mainstream chipsets of this series. The manufacturing process is 65 nm. Integrated graphics will incorporate HDMI/DisplayPort (along with VGA) with hardware video decode engine.

Models
  • X48 with discrete graphics
  • P45 with discrete graphics
  • G45 with integrated graphics
  • G43 with integrated graphics
  • Q45 for business users
  • Q43 with integrated graphics
Northbridge
  • P45/G45
    • FSB 1333MHz
    • DDR2-800 and DDR3-1333
    • PCI Express 2.0 x16 with links 16 or 8,8
Southbridge
  • ICH10
    • SATA
    • RAID, FIS-based port multiplier
    • 6 PCI Express 1.1 lanes
    • 10 Gb LAN controller, wireless LAN controller, hardware firewall
    • No support for LPC I/F (Low Pin Count Interface)
Integrated Graphics
  • GMA X4500
    • Direct X 10, Shader Model 4.0
    • Integrated DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI and HDCP keys
    • Hardware decode for H.264 and VC-1. Intel Clear Video technology
  • GMA 4500
    • Integrated DisplayPort, DVI and HDCP keys
References

News
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The successor to the Core microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, is expected to debut in Q4 2008. Some of the main features of the Nehalem processor are:
  • 45 nm manufacturing process developed in the Penryn processor.
  • LGA1366 and VRM 11.1
  • A new processor bus, called CSI (Common System Interface), that features point-to-point serial bus topology, similar to PCI Express or HyperTransport (AMD adopted it a long time ago!).
  • Dynamically scalable architecture
  • Integrated triple-channel memory controller supporting DDR3-1600 (80% bandwidth increase from the dual-channel DDR3-1333)

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  • Tylersburg, for extreme users, to be release in H1, 2008
  • Summitlake, for mainstream users, to be release in Q1, 2009
Northbridge
  • Tylersburg IOH (I/O Hub)
    • Bloomfield (quad-core) support
    • CSI
    • No memory controller
    • Dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 Graphics

  • Summitlake GMCH (Graphics and Memory Controller Hub)
    • Bloomfield (quad-core) support
    • CSI
    • Memory controller supporting dual-channel DDR3-1600
    • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Graphics
    • Integrated Graphics
The Summitlake chipset still has a memory controller to reduce memory latency for IGP.

References
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9. NVIDIA nForce4 Series for Intel Chipset Motherboards
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nForce4 chipset was first introduced in October 2004 for AMD (vanilla, ultra, SLI) and then for Intel (SLI) in April 2005. The SLI technology was supported in dual x8 mode at first. The dual x16 support was added later for both AMD and Intel. Then southbridge in the Intel Edition changed to a lighter version but with HD Audio support (SLI XE, Ultra).

Models

nForce4 for Intel (codenamed Crush 19) currently comes in four flavors (listed in the chronological order):
  • nForce4 SLI for performance gamers, released on April 5, 2005

  • nForce4 SLI X16 for enthusiasts, released on August 8, 2005 along with SLI X16 for AMD

  • nForce4 SLI XE for performance gamers, released on January 17, 2006
  • nForce4 Ultra for performance users, released on January 17, 2006
Chipset
  • nForce4 SLI (C19 + MCP04)
    • No support for the Core 2 family
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 flexible links 16,1,1,1,1 or 8,8,1,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TCP/IP Acceleration

  • nForce4 SLI X16 (C19 + CK804)
    • Support for the Core 2 family except for quad-core
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 40 PCI Express lanes with 9 flexible links such as 16,16,2,1,1,1,1,1,1. One x16 link from SPP and the other x16 from MCP
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TCP/IP Acceleration

  • nForce4 SLI XE (C19 + MCP51)
    • No support for the Core 2 family
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 flexible links 16,1,1,1,1 or 8,8,1,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • nForce4 Ultra (C19 + MCP51)
    • Support for the Core 2 family except for quad-core
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 fixed links 16,1,1,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
SPP
  • C19
    • NVIDIA's first northbridge for the Intel platform. Used in the entire families of nForce4 and nForce 500 Series for Intel. The chipset bears several different part numbers (C19 SLI, NF4-SLI-SPP-A3, NF4-U-SPPN-C1, NF4-SLI-SPPN-C1 or NF4-SLI-SPPX16N-C1, NF570-SLI-SPP-N-C1 or NF590-SLI-SPP-N-C1), but all of them are functionally identical as the NF4-SLI-SPP-A3 can be used interchangeably with each of the rest.
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 links 16,1,1,1,1 or 8,8,1,1,1
MCP
  • MCP04
    • Functionally the same as CK804 apart from non-support for PCI Express
    • No PCI Express lane
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TCP/IP Acceleration
  • CK804
    • The same as the nForce4 single chipset for AMD
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 links 16,1,1,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, AC'97 Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • TCP/IP Acceleration

  • MCP51 (a.k.a. nForce 430)
    • Developed in the IGP project C51 and used in a broad range of motherboards for both AMD and Intel.
    • No PCI Express lane
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
References

nForce4 SLI for Intel
nForce4 SLI X16
nForce4 SLI XE and Ultra
C19

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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe

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10. NVIDIA nForce 500 Series for Intel Chipset Motherboards
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NVIDIA released nForce 500 Series in May 2006 for AMD and then for Intel in June 2006 that features a new MCP.

Models

nForce 500 Series for Intel comes with two versions:
  • nForce 570 SLI for performance gamers, released on June 5 2006
  • nForce 590 SLI for enthusiasts, released on June 5 2006
Chipset
  • nForce 570 SLI (C19 + MCP51)
    • Identical with nForce4 SLI XE except for the official support for Core 2
    • Support for the Core 2 family except for quad-core
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 flexible links 16,1,1,1,1 or 8,8,1,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • nForce 590 SLI (C19 + MCP55P/PXE)
    • Support for the Core 2 family including quad-core
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs, supporting SLI-ready memory with EPP up to 800MHz
    • 48 PCI Express lanes with 11 flexible links such as 16,16,8,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1. One x16 link from SPP, the other x16 link and the x8 link (for physics card) from MCP
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
    • LinkBoost Technology (MCP55PXE only). This feature was removed in Q2 2007 (perhaps because of instability problems and no performance gain) and hence the MCP was replaced by MCP55P.
SPP
  • C19
    • The same chipset as nForce4 for Intel
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with 5 links 16,1,1,1,1 or 8,8,1,1,1
MCP
  • MCP51 (a.k.a. nForce 430)
    • Developed in the IGP project C51 and used in a broad range of motherboards for both AMD and Intel.
    • No PCI Express lane
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • MCP55P/PXE
    • Developed for nForce 500 Series for AMD and Intel and used also in nForce 680i SLI.
    • 28 PCI Express lanes with 6 links 16,8,1,1,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
    • LinkBoost Technology (MCP55PXE only).
References

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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP


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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5NSLI

ECS
  1. ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (V3.1)

    • Specs: nForce 570 SLI. Active/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,8)/2*/3, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 325MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.1V, NB: —, Max FSB: 300MHz (E6700, x6, Digital-Daily)
    • Reviews: Digital-Daily, Hardware Zone

  2. ECS NFORCE 570 SLIT-A (V5.1)

    • Specs: nForce 570 SLI. Active/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,8)/2*/3, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 325MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.1V, NB: —, Max FSB: 300MHz (X6800, x11, OCWorkBench)
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone, Hardware-Review.net, OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $69.99
Jetway
  1. Jetway 775GT1-LOG (Global site)

    • Specs: nForce 570 SLI. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(8,16,8)/1/2, supporting SLI (graphics slots run at either (-,16,-) or (8,-,8) in SLI). PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Jetway 775GT1-LOGE (Global site) or Jetway 775GT1-LOGE (USA site)

    • Specs: nForce 570 SLI. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(8,16,8)/1/2, supporting SLI (graphics slots run at either (-,16,-) or (8,-,8) in SLI). PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The board differs from 775GT1-LOG in that it has an IEEE 1394 controller.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $96.99

  3. Jetway 775GT2-LOG (Global site) or Jetway 775GT2-LOG (USA site)

    • Specs: nForce 570 SLI. Passive/Passive. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(8,16,8)/1/2, supporting SLI (graphics slots run at either (-,16,-) or (8,-,8) in SLI). PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, AC'97 Audio, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 325MHz, CPU: 1.5930V, DRAM: 2.38V, NB: ?, Max FSB: 300MHz (X6800, x11, OCWorkBench)
    • Notes: The main difference between 775GT1 and 775GT2 is that 775GT2 has less memory slots and comes with AC'97 Audio codec.
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
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The latest NVIDIA chipsets for the Intel platform, nForce 600i Series, was released on November 8, 2006, along with the new GeForce 8 Series GPUs that first support DirectX 10. The small letter "i" indicates that it is for the Intel platform. (The small letter "a" is added for NVIDIA chipsets for AMD.)

Models

The series comes in four flavors and replaces nForce 500 Series for Intel:
  • nForce 650i Ultra for performance users, released on November 8, 2006
  • nForce 650i SLI for performance gamers, released on November 8, 2006
  • nForce 680i LT SLI for extreme gamers, released on March 26, 2007
  • nForce 680i SLI for enthusiasts, released on November 8, 2006
Chipset
  • nForce 650i Ultra (C55 + MCP51)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533 up to 32GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with 3 fixed links 16,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology
  • nForce 650i SLI (C55 + MCP51)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533 up to 32GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with 4 flexible links 16,1,1 or 8,8,1,1
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology
  • nForce 680i LT SLI (C55 + MCP55P)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533 up to 32GB, 4 DIMMs, supporting SLI-ready memory with EPP up to 800MHz, ECC or Non-ECC,
    • 46 PCI Express lanes with 9 flexible links such as 16,16,8,1,1,1,1,1,1, one x16 link from SPP and the other x16 link and the x8 link from MCP
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
  • nForce 680i SLI (C55 + MCP55P/PXE)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-1200/800/667/533 up to 32GB, 4 DIMMs, supporting SLI-ready memory with EPP up to 1200MHz, ECC or Non-ECC
    • 46 PCI Express lanes with 9 flexible links such as 16,16,8,1,1,1,1,1,1, one x16 link from SPP and the other x16 link and the x8 link from MCP
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
    • LinkBoost Technology (MCP55PXE only). This feature was removed in Q2 2007 (perhaps because of instability problems and no performance gain) and hence the MCP was replaced by MCP55P.
The only difference between the 680i LT SLI and the 680i SLI is that the 680i SLI supports DDR2-1200 SLI-Ready memory, although the functions of the 680i LT SLI chipset is more limited in its reference board.

SPP

The improvements over the nForce 500 series chipsets are FSB 1333MHz, support for DDR2-800 and DDR2-1200, and notably excellent overclocking performance. All of them are ascribed to the new C55 SPP.
  • C55
    • The chipset bears several different part numbers (C55-P-N-A2, C55-SLIX8N-A2, NF650I-U-N-A2, NF650I-SLI-N-A2 or NF680ILT-SLI-N-A2, C55-SLIX16N-A2 or "NF680I-SLI-N-A2), but all of them are functionally identical as the earliest part number C55-P-N-A2 was used in the entire lineup of the 600i Series. However the part number C55-SLIX16N-A2 or NF680I-SLI-N-A2 used in 680i SLI may be a selected C55 with better overclocking ability.
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533 up to 32GB, 4 DIMMs, supporting SLI-ready memory with EPP up to 1200MHz, ECC or Non-ECC
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with 4 links 16,1,1 or 8,8,1,1
MCP

The MCPs used in the nForce 600i Series are the same as the nForce 500 Series for Intel. For your reference, I will repeat their brief specs:
  • MCP51 (a.k.a. nForce 430)
    • Developed in the IGP project C51 and used in a broad range of motherboards for both AMD and Intel.
    • No PCI Express lane
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • MCP55P/PXE
    • Developed for nForce 500 Series for AMD and Intel and used also in nForce 680i SLI.
    • 28 PCI Express lanes with 6 links 16,8,1,1,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
    • LinkBoost Technology (MCP55PXE only).
Remarks
  1. Many nForce 600i Series chipset motherboards are NVIDIA reference design boards. That is, NVIDIA designs the board, has the board built by a manufacturer (Foxconn) and branded for each manufacturer, thus quality and product control is maintained by NVIDIA. The only difference between these boards is packaging, accessories and warranty. The other motherboards are ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) designed. Source: NVIDIA press briefing
References

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The nForce 680i SLI Reference Motherboard
  • Specs: nForce 680i SLI. Passive or Active-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-1200*/800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max (* for SLI-ready memory). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/2*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
  • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: 1.20–1.55V, Max FSB: 525MHz (X6800, x7, AnandTech)

  1. Albatron NF 680i SLI

  2. BFG nForce 680i SLI


  3. BIOSTAR TF680i SLI Deluxe


  4. ECS PN2-SLI2+ (V1.0)


  5. eVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68-AR


  6. eVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68-TR

    • Notes: The TR is physically the same board as the AR. However it comes with a 2 year warranty (vs. a lifetime warranty of the AR) and with fewer accessories (no paper manual, no Serial port bracket, no IEEE 1394 bracket, no USB bracket, 2 SATA data cables (vs. 6) 1 SATA power cable (vs. 3), no RAID driver floppy disk).

  7. eVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF63-TR

    • Notes: The 122-CK-NF63-TR and 122-CK-NF68-TR are identical. The 122-CK-NF63-TR is a special part number for 680i motherboards used in promotion bundles with certain Intel Core 2 CPU's from selected e-tailers."
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $158.99

  8. eVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68-A1


  9. eVGA nForce 680i SLI 122-CK-NF68-T1

    • Notes: The T1 is physically the same board as the A1. However it comes with a 2 year warranty (vs. a lifetime warranty of the A1) and with fewer accessories (no paper manual, no Serial port bracket, no IEEE 1394 bracket, no USB bracket, 2 SATA data cables (vs. 6) 1 SATA power cable (vs. 3), no RAID driver floppy disk).
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $199.99

  10. GALAXY nForce 680i

  11. Inno3D NF680i SLI


  12. XFX NFORCE 680I SLI MB-N680-ISH9

The nForce 680i LT SLI Reference Motherboard
  • Specs: nForce 680i LT SLI. Active/Active. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/2*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
  • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: 1.2–1.4V, Max FSB: 500MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
  • Notes: The board uses the same PCB as the 680i SLI but with the green color. The features of MCP55P disabled in this board are the third PCIe x16 slot at x8, one of the two Gb LAN (hence DualNet Technology) and 2 USB 2.0 ports. The other difference is the lack of a passive solution, LED post code display, onboard power and reset buttons and a speaker. BIOS overclocking options are coarser than those of the 680i SLI.

  1. Albatron NF 680i LT SLI

  2. eVGA nForce 680i LT SLI 122-CK-NF67-A1


  3. eVGA nForce 680i LT SLI 122-CK-NF67-T1

    • Notes: The TR is physically the same board as the AR. However it comes with a 2 year warranty (vs. a lifetime warranty of the AR) and with fewer accessories.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $159.99

  4. XFX NFORCE 680I LT SLI MB-N680-ILT9

abit
  1. abit IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi (Global site) or abit IN9 32X-MAX Wi-Fi (USA site)

ASUS
  1. ASUS P5N32-E SLI


  2. ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus

    • Specs: nForce dual x16 SLI (C55 + MCP55P/PXE). Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-1200*/800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max (* for SLI-ready memory). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/1*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting DTS Connect, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 750MHz, CPU: 1.9V, DRAM: 3.425V, NB: 1.20–2.75V, Max FSB: 495MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech)
    • Reviews: AnandTech, bit-tech.net, Digital-Daily, Hard|OCP, Hardware Zone, Hot Hardware (Dual x16 SLI & 680i SLI Compared), Neoseeker, PC Perspective, Virtual-Hideout
    • Notes: The only difference between the non-Plus and the Plus is that the Plus version comes with all solid capacitors, there is no functional difference between them. The reason why this board is cheaper than the non-Plus is that the northbridge is nForce 650i SLI SPP, a part number cheaper than 680i SLI SPP (but functionally identical) and the southbridge is nForce 590 or 570 SLI (for AMD), identical with 680i SLI MCP. Cf. ASUS FAQ
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $186.99

  3. ASUS Striker Extreme


  4. ASUS Striker

    • Specs: nForce 680i SLI. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-1200*/800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max (* for SLI-ready memory). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/1*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, AD1988B 7.1 Ch. HD Audio supporting DTS Connect, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 750MHz, CPU: 1.9V, DRAM: 3.425V, NB: 1.20–2.75V, Max FSB: 500MHz (X6800, x6, bit-tech.net)
    • Notes: The difference between Striker Extreme and Striker is that the Extreme comes with 2 eSATA ports and EL I/O in the rear panel, Onboard LED, Q-Fan Plus and Array Microphone.

  5. ASUS P5NT WS

    • Specs: nForce 680i LT SLI. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-1200*/800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max (* for SLI-ready memory). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI/PCI-X: 3@(8,8,16) or (16,1,16)/2*/1/1, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, 7.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 750MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: 1.20–1.55V, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. ZipZoomfly.com: $274.99
DFI
  1. DFI LANPARTY UT NF680i LT SLI-T2R

    • Specs: nForce 680i LT SLI. Passive/Active. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/1*/3, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/8, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, coaxial S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $249.99
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn N68S7AA-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: nForce 680i SLI. Active/Active. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/2*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/6/1, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, optical & coaxial S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: +0.25V, DRAM: 2.3771V, NB: 1.174–1.5704V, Max FSB: 507MHz (X6800, x6, TweakTown)
    • Notes: The board is slightly different from the reference one.
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone, TweakTown, VR-Zone
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $179.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (rev. 1.0)


  2. GIGABYTE GA-N680SLI-DQ6 (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: nForce 680i SLI. Passive-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, ECC or non-ECC,, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 3@(16,16,8)/1/3*, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/10, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN + dual PCI-E Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: +0.775V, NB: +0.05 to +0.20V, Max FSB: 490MHz (E6600, x7, AnandTech)
    • Notes: Rev. 2.0 uses MCP55P (as every latest 680i SLI does), has a "NB_FAN" header, and is optimized for current and future quad-core processors.
MSI
  1. MSI P6N Diamond (Global site) or MSI P6N Diamond (USA site)

    • Specs: nForce 680i SLI. Passive or Active-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 4@(16,16,8,-) or (16,8,8,8)/1*/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/7/1, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, X-Fi Xtreme Audio controller (EMU10K2-based), optical & coaxial S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: +0.3875V, DRAM: 2.80V, NB: 1.20 to 1.50V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: Tom's Hardware (680i Motherboard Comparison Part 2)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $259.99

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ATX Motherboard – SLI x8
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abit
  1. abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI (Global site) or abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI (USA site)

ASUS
  1. ASUS P5N-E SLI

ECS
  1. ECS NF650iSLIT-A (V1.0)

    • Specs: nForce 650i SLI. Active/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,-),(8,8)/2*/3, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.2V, NB: 1.20–1.55V, Max FSB: 387MHz (E6300, x7, OCWorkBench)
    • Reviews: Legit Reviews, OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $99.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-N650SLI-DS4 (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: nForce 650i SLI. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@2@(16,-),(8,8)/2*/3, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: 2.375V, DRAM: 2.575V, NB: +0.35V, Max FSB: 520MHz (X6800, x6, VR-Zone)
    • Reviews: VR-Zone
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $124.99
MSI
  1. MSI P6N SLI-FI (Global site) or MSI P6N SLI-FI (USA site)


  2. MSI P6N SLI Platinum (Global site) or MSI P6N SLI Platinum (USA site)


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The nForce 650i Ultra Reference Motherboard
  • Specs: nForce 650i Ultra. Passive/No. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, no S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
  • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.6V, DRAM: 2.1V, NB: 1.2–1.5V, Max FSB: 509MHz (E6300, x7, AnandTech), 380MHz (E4300, x9, AnandTech), 430MHz (E6600, x9, AnandTech), 360MHz (QX6700, x10, AnandTech)

  1. Albatron NF 650i Ultra

  2. BIOSTAR TF650i Ultra-A7

  3. eVGA nForce 650i Ultra 775 T1 122-CK-NF66-T1

DFI
  1. DFI INF. NF650i ULTRA-T2

    • Specs: nForce 650i Ultra. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2*/3. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, coaxial & optical S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
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NVIDIA will launch two new chipsets C72 and C73 supporting PCI Express 2.0 and 45 nm processors in Q4 2007. C72 supports FSB 1333 and DDR2-1066, while C73 supports FSB 1600 and DDR3-1600. Each has two variants P supporting SLI x8 and XE supporting 3-way SLI x16. Actually C72 is merely the existing nForce 650i/680i SLI chipset coupled with a new PCIe 2.0 switching chip nForce 200 (BR04) which can transfer 1 x PCIe 1.1 x16 to 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (2-way SLI) or 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 + 2 x PCIe 2.0 x8 (3-way SLI) or 4 x PCIe 2.0 x8 (4-way SLI). On the other hand C73 natively supports 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (3-way SLI).

Models
  • nForce 750i SLI, released on December 17, 2007
  • nForce 780i SLI, released on December 17, 2007

  • nForce 790i SLI, released on March 18, 2008
Chipset
  • nForce 750i = nForce 650i + nForce 200 (C72P = C55 + MCP51 + BR04)
    • FSB 1333MTps
    • DDR2-800
    • 26 PCI Express lanes
      • 24 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with links 16,8 from C55 via BR04
      • 2 PCI Express 1.1 lanes with links 1,1 from C55
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA, RAID
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 12 x USB 2.0


  • nForce 780i SLI = nForce 680i + nForce 200 (C72XE = C55 + MCP55P + BR04)
    • FSB 1333MTps
    • DDR2-1200/1066/800/667/533
    • 62 PCI Express lanes supporting 3-way SLI
      • 32 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with links 16,16 or 8,8,8,8 from C55 via BR04
      • 30 PCI Express 1.1 lanes with links 16,8,1,1,1,1,1,1, two from C55 and the rest from MCP55P
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA, RAID
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 12 x USB 2.0


  • nForce 790i SLI (C73XE + MCP55P)
    • FSB 1600MTps
    • DDR3-1600
    • 62 PCI Express lanes supporting 3-way SLI
      • 34 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with links 16,16,1,1 from C73XE
      • 28 PCI Express 1.1 lanes with links 16,8,1,1,1,1 from MCP55P
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA, RAID
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 12 x USB 2.0

SPP
  • C72P/XE = C55 + BR04
    • FSB 1333MTps
    • DDR2-1066
    • 26/34 PCI Express lanes
      • 24/32 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with links 16,8 / 16,16 or 8,8,8,8 via BR04
      • 2 PCI Express 1.1 lanes with links 1,1
  • C73(P/XE)
    • FSB 1600MTps
    • DDR3-1600
    • 34 PCI Express 2.0 lanes with links 16,16,1,1
MCP
  • MCP51
    • No PCI Express lane
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • MCP55P
    • 28 PCI Express 1.1 lanes with 6 links 16,8,1,1,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 6 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Dual native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • FirstPacket Technology, DualNet with Teaming, TCP/IP Acceleration
References

Prelease Reports
Reviews
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The nForce 780i SLI Reference Motherboard
  • Specs: nForce 780i SLI. Passive or Active-heatpipe/Passive-heatpipe. FSB 1333/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-1200*/800/667/553, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max (* for SLI-ready memory). PCIe 2.0 x16/PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 2@(16,16)/1@16/1/2, supporting SLI. PATA/SATA: 1/6, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, dual native Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
  • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.8V, DRAM: 2.5V, NB: 1.25–1.55V, Max FSB:

  1. eVGA nForce 780i SLI 132-CK-NF78-A1


  2. XFX nForce 780i SLI MG-N780-ISH9

    • Availability:
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NVIDIA's first Intel platform motherboard GPU GeForce 7-Series GPU and nForce 6-Series MCP (codenamed MCP73) features better gaming performance and lower cost than Intel IGD chipset motherboards. It is essentially NVIDIA's existing GeForce 7-Series GPU and nForce 6-Series MCP (MCP68) chipset for AMD processors with a (single-channel) memory controller and a front-side bus added. Manufactured with TSMC 80 nm.

Models

Starred models are aimed at OEM vendors.
  • GeForce 7150 and nForce 630i (codenamed MCP73U), released on September 25, 2007
  • GeForce 7100 and nForce 630i (codenamed MCP73PV), released on September 25, 2007
  • GeForce 7050 and nForce 630i (*) (codenamed MCP73S), released on September 25, 2007
  • GeForce 7050 and nForce 610i (codenamed MCP73V), released on September 25, 2007
  • nForce 630i (*) (codenamed MCP73D), released on September 25, 2007
Chipset
  • GeForce 7150 and nForce 630i (MCP73U)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-800
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • GeForce 7150 Integrated Graphics
      • 630MHz core clock
      • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 1/2/?/1, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3.0
      • VGA, DVI (HDCP), HDMI (HDCP)
    • TDP 17.6W


  • GeForce 7100 and nForce 630i (MCP73PV)
    • Identical with GeForce 7150 and nForce 630i (MCP73U) except for:
    • GeForce 7100 Integrated Graphics
      • 600MHz core clock
  • GeForce 7050 and nForce 630i (MCP73S)
    • Identical with GeForce 7100 and nForce 630i (MCP73PV) except for:
    • Single-channel DDR2-667
    • GeForce 7050 Integrated Graphics
      • 500MHz core clock
      • VGA, DVI (HDCP)
  • GeForce 7050 and nForce 610i (MCP73V)
    • FSB 1066/800MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-667
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native 10/100Mbps LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • GeForce 7050 Integrated Graphics
      • 500MHz core clock
      • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 1/2/?/1, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3.0
      • VGA
  • nForce 630i (MCP73D)
    • FSB 1333/1066/800MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-800
    • 18 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1
    • 1 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • No Integrated Graphics
References

News

Reviews

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abit
  1. abit I-N73HD (Global site) or abit I-N73HD (USA site)

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 625MHz, CPU: 1.7V, DRAM: 2.50V, NB: 1.36-1.87V, Max FSB: 442MHz (E6300, x6, with IGP)

  2. abit I-N73H (Global site) or abit I-N73H (USA site)

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The only difference between I-N73HD and I-N73H is that I-N73H lacks IEEE 1394.
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR TF7150U-M7

    • Specs: MCP73U. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Reviews: Digit-Life (November 16, 2007), Reg Hardware
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $99.99

  2. BIOSTAR TF7100P-M7

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The only difference between TF7150U-M7 and TF7100P-M7 is the chipset.
eVGA
  1. eVGA e-7150/630i 112-CK-NF77-A1

    • Specs: MCP73U. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical & coaxial S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Forums: eVGA Message Board
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $84.99

  2. eVGA e-7100/630i 112-CK-NF75-K1

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D (HDCP-compliant) . PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical & coaxial S/PDIF outs, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: , CPU: , DRAM: , NB: , Max FSB:
    • Notes: The difference between 112-CK-NF77-A1 and 112-CK-NF75-K1 is the GPU core clock (630MHz vs. 600MHz), HDMI (1 vs. 0) and warranty (Limited Lifetime vs. 3-year).
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $73.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: MCP73U. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/3/1, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical S/PDIF out supporting DTS Connect, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: 340MHz (E6300, x7, SysOpt.com)
    • Reviews: SysOpt.com, TweakTown (November 30, 2007)

  2. GIGABYTE GA-73PVM-S2H (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/3/1, RAID 0/1/01/5, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Notes: Identical with GA-73UM-S2H except that the chipset is MCP73PV and the audio does not support DTS Connect.
    • Forums: coolaler.com (Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H + E2140 Small Test)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $79.99
MSI
  1. MSI P6NGM-FD

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI-D (HDCP-compliant). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: TrustedReviews
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $64.99

  2. MSI P6NGM-FIH

    • Specs: MCP73PV. Passive. FSB 1333/1066/800MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01/5, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB:
    • Reviews: Hardware Zone
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $76.99
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14. NVIDIA GeForce 9-Series mGPU and nForce 7-Series MCP Motherboards
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With the MCP73 failing to pose a strong challenge to the Intel 3-Series, NVIDIA will launch MCP7A and MCP7C mGPU (motherboard GPU) for the Intel platform in April 2008 and August 2008, respectively.

OCWorkBench – MCP7A to improve on MCP73 specs and performance (July 11, 2007)


電腦領域 HKEPC Hardware – NVIDIA 9月量產MCP7A晶片組命名GeForce 9系列 支援CUDA運算 (July 9, 2008)

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15. ATI Chipset Motherboards
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Models
Northbridge

400 Series
  • RS400
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • Either dual-channel DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max or dual-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 22 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1,1,1,2 (2/4 for links to southbridge)
    • Radeon X300 (RV370)-based integrated graphics
  • RC400
    • The same as RS400 except for:
    • Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max or single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
  • RC410
    • The same as RC400 except for die-shrink from 130 nm to 110 nm.
  • RC415
    • The same as RC410, optimized for Core 2 Duo and Windows Vista.
600 Series
  • RS600
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533/400 up to 16GB, 4 DIMMs
    • 24 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1,1,1,4 (2/4 for links to southbridge)
    • Radeon X700 (RV410)-based integrated graphics
  • RD600
    • FSB 1066/800/533MTps
    • DDR2-800/667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max
    • 24 PCI Express lanes with links 16,2,1,1,4 or 8,8,2,1,1,4 (2 for physics card, 2/4 for links to southbridge)
Note that ATI chipsets cannot support FSB 1333MTps because of licence agreement with Intel.

Southbridge
  • M1573
    • 2 PATA, 4 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • No RAID, AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug)
    • 2 PCI Express lanes (2 for links to northbridge)
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • M1575
    • 2 PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug)
    • 4 PCI Express lanes (2/4 for links to northbridge)
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • SB400
    • 2 PATA, 4 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • RAID 0/1
    • 2 PCI Express lanes (2 for A-Link Express)
    • AC'97 Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • SB450
    • 2 PATA, 4 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • RAID 0/1
    • 4 PCI Express lanes (2/4 for A-Link Express II)
    • HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • SB460
    • A die-shrink of SB450, pin-compatible with SB600
  • SB600
    • 1 PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • RAID 0/1/10, AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug)
    • 4 PCI Express lanes (2/4 for A-Link Express II)
    • HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
Integrated Graphics
  • Radeon X300 (RV370)
    • 300MHz core clock, 256MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/2/2/2, DirectX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model 2.0/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI: 1600 x 1200 via DVO, TV: 1080i
    • SurroundView supports for up to three monitors with an ATI discrete graphics card
  • Radeon X700 (RV410)
    • 400MHz core clock, 512MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/4/4/2, DirectX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model 2.0/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI: 2560 x 1600, HDMI: 1080p, TV: 1080i
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/sw/sw. Support for Avivo
    • Integrated HDMI audio controller (stereo PCM and 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS)
    • SurroundView support for up to three monitors with an ATI discrete graphics card
References

RS400
RS600
RD600
M1575

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ASRock
  1. ASRock 775Twins-HDTV R2.0

    • Specs: RC410 + ULi M1573. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max or single-channel DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max (whence the name "Twins"). 1 x VGA, 1 x component video. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/4, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, NCQ, no Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 340MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: High, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench (R1.0)
MSI
  1. MSI RC410M2-FI

    • Specs: RC410 + SB600. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x composite/S-/component video. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01, NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
PC Partner
  1. PC Partner RC410MS7-A93C

    • Specs: RC410 + SB450. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max (whence the name "Twins"). 1 x VGA, no TV-out (need an optional bracket for composite/S-/component video). PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps or PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 or 7.1 HD Audio, coaxial & optical S/PDIF in & out via header[/b], no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

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MicroATX Motherboard – RS600
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abit
  1. abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD (Global site) or abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD (USA site)

ASRock
  1. ASRock 4Core1333-FullHD

    • Specs: RS600 + SB600. Passive/Passive. FSB 1333(OC)/1066/800/533MTps. DDR2-800/667/533, 4 DIMMs, 8GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI (HDCP-compliant), no TV-out. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/01, no S/PDIF
    • BIOS: FSB: 650MHz, CPU: —, DRAM:2.04V, NB: 1.4V, Max FSB: 390MHz (E6300, x7, OCWorkBench, onboard video on)
    • Notes: HDMI Audio controller is embedded in the chipset that supports HDMI signal through DVI-D port by using the ATI DVI-HDMI adapter (P/N 6141054300G) (not bundled).
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench, Virtual-Hideout, XTreview.com

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ATX Motherboard – RD600
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DFI
  1. DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G

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Models
  • SiS662 released on July 5, 2006

  • SiS671 released on December 4, 2006
  • SiS671FX released on December 4, 2006
  • SiS671DX released on December 4, 2006

  • SiS672 released on February 6, 2006
  • SiS672FX released on February 6, 2006

  • SiS680SCE, to be released in Q4 2007
  • SiS680SCD, to be released in Q4 2007
  • SiS680SCH, to be released in Q4 2007
  • SiS680SCP, to be released in Q4 2007
  • SiS680SCL, to be released in Q4 2007

  • SiS964 released on June 11, 2003
  • SiS966 released on March 9, 2006
  • SiS966L released on March 9, 2006
  • SiS968 released on December 4, 2006
Northbridge

662 Series
  • SiS662
    • FSB: 800/533/400MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16
    • Mirage 1 integrated graphics
671 Series
  • SiS671
    • FSB: 800/533MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16
    • Mirage 3 integrated graphics
  • SiS671FX
    • Identical with SiS671 except for:
    • FSB: 1066/800/533MTps
  • SiS671DX
    • Discrete graphics version of SiS671FX
672 Series
  • SiS672
    • FSB: 800/533MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • 1 x PCI Express x16
    • Mirage 3+ integrated graphics
  • SiS672FX
    • Identical with SiS672 except for:
    • FSB: 1066/800/533MTps
Southbridge
  • SiS964
    • 2 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • RAID 0/1/JBOD, No NCQ, No Hot-Plug
    • No PCI Express lanes
    • Native 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • SiS966
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • AHCI, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, Aggressive Command Queuing, Hot-Plug
    • 2 PCI Express lanes
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
  • SiS966L
    • A cut-down version of SiS966 with 2 x SATA
  • SiS968
    • 1 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • AHCI, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive Command Queuing, Hot-Plug
    • 2 PCI Express lanes
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
Northbridge and southbridge are connected via SiS MuTIOL technology with bandwidth 1.066GB/s.

Single-Chip Solution

680 Series
  • SiS680SCE
    • FSB 1333MTps
    • Single-channel DDR2-1066/800/667, 2GB/DIMM max
    • 20 PCI Express lanes with links 16,1,1,1,1 (1 for the SiS171 PCIe-to-PCI bridge, 1 for IDE controller?)
    • 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps
    • AHCI, RAID 0/1/01
    • Native Gb LAN, HD Audio, 10 x USB 2.0
    • Mirage 4 integrated graphics
  • SiS680SCD
    • Identical with SiS680SCE but without Mirage 4
  • SiS680SCH
    • Identical with SiS680SCE except that it supports up to FSB 1066MTps
  • SiS680SCP
    • Identical with SiS680SCE except that IGP does not support HDMI
  • SiS680SCL
    • Identical with SiS680SCH except that IGP does not support HDMI
Integrated Graphics
  • Mirage 1
    • 200MHz core clock, 128MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/?/2/?; DirectX 7.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: —/—
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) via SiS307 video bridge chip
  • Mirage 2
    • 200MHz core clock, 128MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/4/8/4; DirectX 8.1 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: 1.3/—
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) via SiS307 video bridge chip
  • Mirage 3
    • 250MHz core clock, 256MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/?/16/?; DirectX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: 2.0/2.0
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) via SiS307 video bridge chip
  • Mirage 3+
    • Improved version of Mirage 3 with Windows Vista Premium-certified
  • Mirage 4
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: ?/?/?/?; DirectX 10.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: 4.0/4.0
    • VGA, HDMI
    • MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264: hw/hw/hw, SiS Real Video Technology
References

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abit
  1. abit SG-95 (Global site) or abit SG-95 (USA site)

    • Specs: SiS662 + SiS966L. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-800/667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: Bjorn3d.com, Virtual-Hideout
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $54.99
ASUS
  1. ASUS P5S-MX/WIFI-AP

    • Specs: SiS671FX + SiS968. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, Attansic F1 Gb LAN, Wireless LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), 6 USB 2.0, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. ASUS P5S-MX SE

    • Specs: SiS671FX + SiS968. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: The only difference between the vanilla and the SE is audio codec (ALC883 vs. ALC662).
DFI
  1. DFI 662-TMG/G

    • Specs: SiS662 + SiS966. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/4, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 533MHz, CPU: +0.375V, DRAM: 2.00V, NB: 1.95V, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: VR-Zone
    • Forums: XtremeSystems Forums (review)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $67.99
ECS
  1. ECS 662/1066T-M2 (V1.0)

    • Specs: SiS662 + SiS964. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, no Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn 6627MA-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: SiS662 + SiS966L. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn 6627MA-RS2H

    • Specs: SiS662 + SiS966L. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $48.99
MSI
  1. MSI 671M-V (Global site)

    • Specs: SiS671(FX) + SiS968. Passive/None. FSB (1066)/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), (IEEE 1394)
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. MSI 672M-V (Global site)

    • Specs: SiS672(FX) + SiS968. Passive/None. FSB (1066)/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), (IEEE 1394)
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
PCCHIPS
  1. PCCHIPS P33G (V1.0)

    • Specs: SiS671FX + SiS968. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, Aggressive CQ, Hot-Plug, AC131 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
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Models
  • P4M800 released in February 2005 (?)
  • P4M800 Pro released on September 1, 2005
  • P4M890 released on February 9, 2006
  • P4M900 released on May 30, 2006
Northbridge

Discrete Graphics
  • PT880 Pro
    • FSB 800/533/400MTps
    • Either dual-channel DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max or dual-channel DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • AGP 8X and PCI Express x16 @x4 (both can run simultaneously)
    • Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s)
  • PT880 Ultra
    • FSB 1066/800/533/400MTps
    • Either dual-channel DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max or dual-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • AGP 8X and PCI Express x16 @x4 (both can run simultaneously)
    • Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s)
  • PT890
    • FSB 1066/800/533/400MTps
    • Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 4 DIMMs, 4GB max
    • PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
Integrated Graphics
  • P4M800
    • FSB 800/533/400MTps
    • Single-channel DDR-400/333/266 up to 3GB, 4 DIMMs (?)
    • AGP 8X/4X
    • No PCI Express lanes
    • UniChrome 2D/3D graphics core
    • Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s)
  • P4M800 Pro
    • FSB 1066/800/533/400MTps
    • Either single-channel DDR-400/ 333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max (?) or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max (?)
    • AGP 8X/4X
    • No PCI Express lanes
    • UniChrome Pro IGP
    • Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s)
  • P4M890
    • FSB 1066/800/533/400MTps
    • Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max (?) or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max (?)
    • PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1
    • UniChrome Pro IGP
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
  • P4M900
    • FSB 1066/800/533/400MTps
    • Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max (?) or single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max (?)
    • PCI Express x16 and PCI Express x1
    • Chrome9 HC IGP
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
The model number scheme seems to be:
  • PTxxx: a discrete graphics chipset.
  • P4Mxxx: an integrated graphics chipset.
  • xxx = 800: AGP only
  • xxx = 880: AGP + PCI Express
  • xxx = 890: PCI Express only
Southbridge
  • VT8237R Plus
    • 2 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • No PCI Express lane
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, AC'97 Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
  • VT8237A
    • 2 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • No PCI Express lane
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
  • VT8237S
    • 2 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • No PCI Express lane
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • 8X V-Link (533MB/s)
  • VT8251
    • 2 x PATA, 4 x SATA at 3.0Gbps, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug
    • 2 PCI Express lanes
    • Integrated 10/100Mbps LAN controller, HD Audio, 8 x USB 2.0
    • Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s)
Northbridge and southbridge are connected via V-Link (533MB/s) or Ultra V-Link (1066MB/s).

Integrated Graphics
  • UniChrome 2D/3D graphics core
    • 133MHz core clock, 64MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/1/2/1; DirectX 7.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: —/—
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) with an encoder chip
  • UniChrome Pro IGP
    • 200MHz core clock, 64MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 0/1/2/1; DirectX 7.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: —/—
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) with an encoder chip
  • Chrome9 HC IGP
    • 250MHz core clock, 128MB video memory
    • Vertex Shader/Pixel Shader/Texture Mapping/Render Output Units: 1/2/2/2; DirectX 9.0 Pixel/Vertex Shader Model: 2.0/—
    • VGA: 2048 x 1536, DVI/TV (HDTV) with an encoder chip
References

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ASRock
  1. ASRock 775Dual-VSTA


  2. ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA

    • Specs: PT880 Ultra + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x AGP, 1 x PCI-E x16 @4, no PCI-E x1, 4* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 340MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This motherboard is a revision of 775Dual-VSTA. The difference is that 775Dual-VSTA uses PT880 Pro/Ultra, while 4CoreDual-VSTA uses PT880 Ultra, and 4CoreDual-VSTA supports quad-core processors.
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench, Pro-Clockers.com
    • Forums: AnandTech Fourms (ASRock 4CoreDual-VSTA)
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99

  3. ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2

    • Specs: PT880 Pro/Ultra + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x AGP, 1 x PCI-E x16 @4, no PCI-E x1, 4* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 340MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The revised version of 4CoreDual-VSTA with the new southbridge VT8237S supporting SATA 3.0Gbps and NCQ.
    • Reviews: AnandTech
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99

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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5VD2-X

    • Specs: PT890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/3/1, 2 SATA are 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, coaxial S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Availability: Yes. ZipZoomfly.com: $69.99
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR PT890 775 (1.0)

    • Specs: PT890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/4. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. BIOSTAR PT890 775 SE (1.0)

    • Specs: PT890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/4. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between SE and the vanilla version is audio codec, HD vs. AC'97.
ECS
  1. ECS PT890T-A (V1.0)

    • Specs: PT890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/4. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $47.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-VT890P (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: PT890 Pro + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/5. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. GIGABYTE GA-VT890P (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: PT890 Pro + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/5. PATA/SATA: 2/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: Rev. 2.0 comes with the new southbridge and has a new PCB design.
MSI
  1. MSI PT890 Neo-V2

    • Specs: PT890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/3. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
Jetway
  1. Jetway P4M9AP

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. No/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/4*, PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: 1.50–1.80V, Max FSB: ?

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ASUS
  1. ASUS P5VDC-MX (R2.00)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8251. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/4, RAID 0/1/01/5/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR P4M800 Pro-M7 (8.x)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. BIOSTAR P4M800Pro-D1 (1.0)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR-400/333, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
ECS
  1. ECS P4M800PRO-M (V2.0)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $46.99

  2. ECS P4M800PRO-M2 (V2.0)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is a stripped version of P4M800PRO-M (V2.0) with no support for DDR.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $44.99
EQS
  1. EQS A96ML-P4M800PROMS7

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 2 x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ? CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-VM800PMC

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
Jetway
  1. Jetway P4M2PROC-P (USA site)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ? CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
PCCHIPS
  1. PCCHIPS P23G (V3.0)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $44.99

  2. PCCHIPS P27G (V3.0B)

    • Specs: P4M800 Pro + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. 1 x AGP, no PCI-E x16, no PCI-E x1, 3* x PCI. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: A cut-down version of P23G.

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MicroATX Motherboard – PCI Express Graphics
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  1. abit IP-95 (Global site) or abit IP-95 (USA site)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (?), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $59.99
ASRock
  1. ASRock 4CoreDX90-VSTA

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA is 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394.
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. ASRock 4CoreDX90-VSTA R2.0

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR-400/333/266, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA is 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394.
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: High, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference between R1.0 and R2.0 is that the R1.0 has an internal serial port header, while the R2.0 has a serial port in the rear panel.
ASUS

• X Series
  1. ASUS P5VD2-MX

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/3/1, 2 SATA are 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: 300MHz (E6700, x10, Legion Hardware)
    • Reviews: Legion Hardware

  2. ASUS P5VD2-MX SE

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The SE is a cut-down version of the vanilla in that the SE supports only 2GB max memory, lacks the JMB363 SATA controller and has a different audio codec without an internal S/PDIF header.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $54.99
• Standard Series
  1. ASUS P5VD2-VM

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/3/1, 2 SATA are 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394.
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: An improved version of P5VD2-MX with support for higher DRAM frequency, Gb LAN and a better IGP.

  2. ASUS P5VD2-VM SE

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394.
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: The SE comes with a better southbridge, but does not have an additional storage controller. LAN is 10/100Mbps. PCB is of different design.
• Digital Home Series
  1. ASUS P5V-VM DH

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/3/1, 2 SATA are 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394. ASUS Digital Home
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is identical with P5VD2-MX apart from ASUS Digital Home features
    • Reviews: matbe.com

  2. ASUS P5V-VM SE DH

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA/eSATA: 2/3/1, 2 SATA are 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, AD1986A 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394. ASUS Digital Home
    • BIOS: FSB: 300MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is identical with P5VD2-VM apart from ASUS Digital Home features.
BIOSTAR
  1. BIOSTAR P4M890-M7 PCI-E (7.0)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: matbe.com, PCSTATS
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $47.99

  2. BIOSTAR P4M900 Micro 775 (6.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
ECS
  1. ECS P4M890T-M (V1.0)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: This is a stripped version of P4M890T-M2 (V1.0B) with no support for DDR.

  2. ECS P4M890T-M2 (V1.0B)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400/333, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max or single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $56.99

  3. ECS P4M900T-M (V1.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/No?. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $54.99
Foxconn
  1. Foxconn P4M8907MB-2.0-KRS2H

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. Foxconn P4M8907MB-2.0-RS2H

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The difference from P4M8907MB-2.0-KRS2H is Fast LAN and HD Audio.

  3. Foxconn P4M9007MB-8EKRS2H

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  4. Foxconn P4M9007MB-8KRS2H

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, PCI Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference from P4M9007MB-8EKRS2H is the lack of IEEE 1394.

  5. Foxconn P4M9007MB-8RS2H

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, optical S/PDIF out, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The only difference from P4M9007MB-8EKRS2H is Fast LAN and the lack of IEEE 1394.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $56.99
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-VM900M (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: —

  2. GIGABYTE GA-VM900M (rev. 2.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Difference between rev. 1.0 and rev. 2.0 is the new southbridge and shielede power inductors in rev. 2.0.

  3. GIGABYTE GA-VM900MC (rev. 1.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Either single-channel DDR-400, 1 DIMMs, 2GB max or single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio (need an optional bracket for 7.1 Ch.), no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Notes: Identical with GA-VM900M (rev. 2.0) except that it also supports DDR SDRAM.
Jetway
  1. Jetway P4M9MP

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: 1.50–1.80V, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $49.99

  2. Jetway P900DMP

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF?, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?, CPU: ?, DRAM: ?, NB: 1.50–1.80V, Max FSB: ?
MSI
  1. MSI P4M890M-L (Global site) or MSI P4M890M-L (USA site)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?

  2. MSI P4M900M-L (Global site) or MSI P4M900M-L (US site)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $53.99

  3. MSI P4M900M2-L (Global site)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The differences between P4M900M-L and P4M900M2-L are the number of DIMM slots, LAN controller and audio codec.
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $53.99

  4. MSI P4M900M3-L (Global site)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237S. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, RAID 0/1/JBOD, NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: ?, Max FSB: ?
    • Notes: The southbridge is "S". The PCIe x1 slot and one IDE port were removed.
PCCHIPS
  1. PCCHIPS P29G (V1.0)

    • Specs: P4M890 + VT8237R Plus. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/0/3*. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. AC'97 Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?

  2. PCCHIPS P51G (V1.0)

    • Specs: P4M900 + VT8237A. Passive/None. FSB 1066/800/533MTps. Single-channel DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2. PATA/SATA: 2/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1/JBOD, no NCQ, Hot-Plug, 10/100Mbps LAN, 5.1 Ch. HD Audio, no S/PDIF, no IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: ?MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: ?, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
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The current MoDT motherboards with proper chipsets will support not only Core Duo/Solo processors (codenamed Yonah, Socket M, 479 pins) but also mobile Core 2 Duo processors (codenamed Merom) as Yonah is already with VRM11.

Models

The supporting chipsets are the following members of Mobile Intel 945 chipset family released in January 6, 2006.
945GM/945PM Express chipset
  • 945GM/945PM MCH
    • Mobile Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo including LV (low voltage) and ULV (ultra low voltage).
    • FSB 667/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 4GB, 2 DIMMs
  • ICH7-M
    • 1 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • No RAID, AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, but no eSATA)
    • 4 PCI Express lanes
  • ICH7-M DH
    • 1 x PATA, 2 x SATA at 1.5Gbps
    • RAID (0/1), AHCI (NCQ, Hot-Plug, but no eSATA)
    • 6 PCI Express lanes
  • Mobile GMA 950 (945GM only)
    • 250MHz core render clock, 200MHz core display clock at 1.05V
945GT Express chipset

This is a desktop version of 945GM Express.
  • 945GT MCH
    • Mobile Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo (standard voltage)
    • FSB 667/533MTps
    • DDR2-667/533/400 up to 4GB, 2 DIMMs
  • ICH7R, ICH7-M or ICH7-M DH
  • GMA 950
    • 400MHz core render clock, 320MHz core display clock at 1.5V
Remarks
  1. Since FSB is limited to 667MTps. the performance of Mobile Core 2 Duo is considerably lower than Desktop Core 2 Duo despite the fact that the two chips are identical architecturally. For example, Overall SysMark Score is:
    • 322 for Core 2 Duo E6600 (desktop), 2.40GHz, $379
    • 260 for Core 2 Duo T7600 (mobile), 2.33GHz, $637
    • 243 for Athlon 64 X2 4600+, 2.40GHz, $255
    These numbers are cited from AnandTech articles.
  2. Motherboards supporting mobile processors are also pricier than motherboards supporting desktop processors.
References

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The following motherboard is exceptional in that it uses Intel 975X Express chipset but accepts mobile chips.

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  1. AOpen i975Xa-YDG


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  1. abit iL-90MV (Global site) or abit iL-90MV (USA site)

    • Specs: 945GT + ICH7-M DH. Passive/Passive. FSB 667/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 2GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI. No PCI Express x16, PCIe x1/PCI: 1/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1, optical S/PDIF in & out, IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: Hardware Secrets, Hot Hardware, OCWorkBench
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $139.99
AOpen
  1. AOpen i945GTm-VHL

    • Specs: 945GT + ICH7-M DH. Passive/None. FSB 667/533MTps. SO-DIMM DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1x VGA, 1 x DVI, 1 x S-/component video. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1, coaxial S/PDIF out, FW3226-100 IEEE 1394 controller. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: 199MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: GamePC, IT Reviews
    • Availability: Yes. PriceGrabber.com: $179.95

  2. AOpen i945GMm-HL

    • Specs: 945GT + ICH7-M. Passive/None. FSB 667/533MTps. SO-DIMM DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1x VGA, 1 x DVI, 1 x S-/component video. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, no RAID but AHCI, coaxial S/PDIF out, FW3226-100 IEEE 1394 controller.
    • BIOS: FSB: 199MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: ?
    • Reviews: PChome.net
    • Notes: The only differences from i945GTm-VHL are the non-DH southbridge and the Marvell LAN controller.
ASUS
  1. ASUS N4L-VM DH

ECS
  1. ECS 945GTY-M (V1.0)

    • Specs: 945GT + ICH7-M DH. Passive/None. FSB 667/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1*/2. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), no IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: OCWorkBench
    • Notes: Manual, page 1, says, "two SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 3.0 Gb/s each", that contradicts the specification of ICH7-M DH (Intel ICH7 Family Datasheet, page 186).
GIGABYTE
  1. GIGABYTE GA-8I945GMMFY-RH

    • Specs: 945GM + ICH7-M DH. Passive/None. FSB 667/533MTps. DDR2-667/533/400, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA. PCIe x16/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/2, SATA at 1.5Gbps, RAID 0/1, no S/PDIF (need an optional bracket), IEEE 1394. Support for Intel Viiv
    • BIOS: FSB: —, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: —
    • Reviews: Noticias 3D, VR-Zone
MSI
  1. MSI 945GT Speedster-A4R (Global site) or MSI 945GT Speedster-A4R (USA site)

    • Specs: 945GT + ICH7R. Passive/Passive. FSB 667/533MTps. DDR2-667/533, 2 DIMMs, 4GB max. 1 x VGA, 1 x DVI, 1 x composite/S-video. PCIe x16/PCIe x4/PCIe x1/PCI: 1/1/0/2*. PATA/SATA: 1/4, RAID 0/1/10/5, dual PCI-E Gb LAN, optical S/PDIF out, IEEE 1394
    • BIOS: FSB: 400MHz, CPU: —, DRAM: —, NB: —, Max FSB: 183MHz (T2500, x12, TweakTown)
    • Reviews: HEXUS.net, TweakTown
    • Availability: Yes. Newegg.com: $134.99
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Intel mobile processors moved to the new Santa Rosa platform in May 2007 with the new Socket P (the same 479 pins as Socket M) and the new Mobile Intel 965 Express chipset family.

Models
References

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