It has the potential to revolutionize the computing industry, and it marks one of the few times that AMD has really out done Intel big time. The AGP slot has a very nice lock on it, useful for piece of mind if you port your case around a lot, and have a heavy video card. Now that the Athlon64 has finally been unveiled , manufacturers can strut their stuff, and earn themselves a name when it comes to bit computing. It leaves sufficient room in the area for large heat sinks and waterblocks. This is a step in the right direction, after the continued reliance on socket lugs in the SocketA platform. Not that most people will need this many, considering the number of devices on board. Search For More Articles!
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prl I’m not quite sure why you’d need south bridge voltage modulation, but it’s nice to have, since it might at times help stabilize the components of the SB when the PCI bus is way off in frequency.
It’s just about the worst location for this. The hardware monitor shows all the necessary voltages.
It does, however, harbor a few interesting differences. About Us Employment K8s800 Policy. Since its inception, Albatron has produced a good many enthusiast-friendly motherboards, and so many users have been patiently waiting to see what Albatron has to offer before jumping into an Athlon64 motherboard of their own.
Now that the Athlon64 alvatron finally been unveiledmanufacturers can strut their stuff, and earn themselves a name when it comes to bit computing. Email Article To Friend.
DS Cluster – Follow our Sitemap. It has the potential to revolutionize the computing industry, and it marks one of the few times that AMD has really out done Intel big time.
Not too much for latency control of the ram. This helps keep the losses and variation down, which increase with distance. A dipswitch is present to control which chip you are booting from. It’s albarton to the point where I don’t care that I can’t install my drive with a standard length cable, because I only use it when putting on a fresh copy of Windows and it wants my RAID drivers. The real surprising ones are the south bridge and LDT voltages.
Print Version Of Article. Starting from the top left of the board, you’ll find the external connectivity, consisting of pri analog audio ports, 2 of the USB 2. The AMD Athlon64 was probably one of the most anticipated processors in history.
This is a step in the right direction, after the continued reliance on socket lugs in the SocketA platform. It leaves sufficient room in the area for large heat sinks and waterblocks. I only wish I could afford the heating bill required to move from an outside temp of C to 34C in my room. The AGP slot has a very nice lock on it, useful for piece of mind if you port your case around a lot, and have a heavy video card.
The only negative I can see is that by using only two holes it might be hard to get a waterblock to balance correctly on the CPU.
Normally, you don’t see north bridge voltages, although they show up some times; nForce2 boards in particular are noted for this. They really cannot be put any higher up on the board, but by being so far from the side, even a small graphics card like the Radeon I use will prevent you from installing RAM with it in there.
Along the bottom of the board you will find one of my favorite layout features: For a company wlbatron over a year old, Oro has staked a name for itself under the leadership of CEO Jack Ko as a pioneer when it comes to adopting new technology.
This makes getting the board up and running easy, especially with the included documentation. As you can see, AMD has implemented a heat sink retention frame similar to the one used by Intel on all P4 boards.
I have issues with the placement of k8x80 DIMM slots. Assuming that the VRM uses the 12V line to transform down to the 1.
There is l8x800 very small passive cooler on the north bridge, which seems appropriate given the limited number of functions it does. Still along the top of the board, at the center line is the CPU socket. I’d much rather see at least two more USB ports on the backplane, so that I’m less likely to need to use the included PCI bracket prl be able to hook up all of my devices keyboard, mouse, printer, PDA, camera, scanner, flash memory. The first is seen in the screen to the above-right.
Finally, under the sixth PCI slot is where you’ll find the floppy connector wedged in.