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Albatron K8SLI ATX motherboard

 

Part One

(Page 1 Specs & Price)

08/05/05

 

     Albatron is quickly becoming a very dominant manufacturer in the PC and consumer electronics category. We recently acquired one of their newest products the K8SLI 939 socket AMD PCI-e motherboard. This will be a two part review so that we can focus on the feature sets in a more detailed manor.. we are going to separate the base functionality from the SLI functionality. This part will focus on motherboard installation features minus ALI, performance using standard PCI-e video, Appearance and overall quality. Albatron's main intent with the K8SLI board is to make a cost effective SLI / PCI-e solution and make it compact as well. We will discover if Albatron has made another solution for the price conscious consumer.

Specs:

 

Feature

AMD AthlonTM64 / AthlonTM64 FX /AthlonTM64 X2 Dual Core Processor
Socket 939 with FSB 800/1000+ MHz
4 DDR333/400 Memory Sockets (Dual Channel).
Build-in Realtek AC97 6 channel
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI GbE LAN
2*PCI Express x 16 ( nVIDIA SLi technology support X8+X8 ,No support ATi Radeon X300)
2*PCI Express x 1, 2*PCI Slots
4 Serial ATAII Channels, Serial ATA RAID 0,1& 0+1
2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices
Dual BIOS (Second BIOS by ABS Card) (Optional)
8 USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (4 ports by optional cable)
 

Processor

Socket 939 AMD Athlon™64 / Athlon™64 FX /Athlon™64 X2 Dual Core Processor

FSB

800/1000+ MHz

Chipset

Chip : nForec4 SLI ( Single chip)
LAN Chip : VITESSE VSC8201RX (PHY)
Audio Chip : Realtek ALC655
I/O Chip: Winbond Smart I/O W83627THF
 

Memory

4 * DDR Sockets:
DDR 333/400 NON-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 4GB ( Dual Channel )
 

Expansion Slots

2 x PCI Express x 16 2*PCI Express x 16 ( nVIDIA SLi technology support X8+X8 ,No support ATi Randeon X300)
2 x PCI Express x 1
2 x PCI slots (PCI 2.3 compliant)
 

IDE / SATA Connectors

2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE devices
4 Serial ATAII Channels, up to 4 Serial ATAII Hard Drives

Onboard I/O Connectors

1 x Floppy Connector
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 header (4 ports by optional cable)
1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)
1 x CPU fan header ( 1 fan rotation detection function )
2 x System fan headers
2 x 5 pin system panel header (Intel spec)
1 x 3 pin Power LED header
1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)
1 x ABS header

I/O via Back Panel

PS/2 keyboard/mouse, 2 x USB(2.0/1.1), RJ45,1 x Com(serial), 1 x Parallel, 1 x RCA,1x Line-in/Line-out(Speaker Out)
 

Power

24-pin ATX power connector, 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

BIOS Feature

4Mb Flash EEPROM
Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4) Wake on keyboard/mouse, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer
 

Hardware Monitoring

3 FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring

Special Feature

Zero Jumper Design
Dual BIOS (Second BIOS by ABS Card) (Optional)
Zero Jumper Design
Adjustable CPU frequency by 1 MHz increment, Adjustable Vcore,,VMemory for overclocking.
Watch Dog Timer (auto-reset system when it can not handle overclock configurations)
Special design for CPU Over Temperature Protection.( OTP )
 

Certifications

FCC, CE, BSMI

Form Factor

ATX ( 293x198 mm )

 


Price: 119.00 USD NewEGG price 8/05 Purchase Link

 

     If you are looking for a cost effective SLI solution this might be the right product at a low 119.00 USD  this board has the right price hopefully the K8SLI from Albatron performs well making it a great buy.

 

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Albatron Technology Co., Ltd
: 6F, No. 716 , Chung Cheng Rd., Chung Ho City, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
: 886-2-8227-3277
:886-2-8227-3266
: webmaster@albatron.com.tw
: Sales@albatron.com.tw
: dr.pro@albatron.com.tw
: support@albatron.com.tw (for Global users)
 

 

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  : No. 32, Hsing Bond Rd., Tao Yuan City, Tao Yuan Hsien, Taiwan
: 886-3-363-7676
:886-3-362-6868
: IAsupport@albatron.com.tw
: IAsales@albatron.com.tw
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: 15245 Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91745
:http://www.albatronusa.com/rma_repair.html
:http://www.albatronusa.com/tech_support.html (support for USA, Canada and Latin America only)
: support@albatronusa.com (for product info inquiry)
: sales@albatronusa.com
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: http://www.monivision.com/contact.html
Albatron Computer GmbH
:Gewerbepark Business 9 Blindeisenweg 33 41468 Neuss Germany
:+49 2131 523 760
:+49 2131 523 7699

 

 

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