ECS GF8200A Reviewajmatson - August 19, 2008
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-AMD Phenom™ processor (Socket AM2+)
-AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core/ Athlon™ 64 / Sempron processor
-High-performance HyperTransport 3.0 CPU Interface
-Support transfer rate up to 5200 mega-transfers per second
-Note: This board supports CPU up to 95W TDP only; you can refer to AMD website to check your CPU.
|-NVIDIA GeForce8200 Series
-NVIDIA MCP78S Single Chipset
|-On Chip ( NVIDIA GeForce8200 based with 2D/3D graphic engine)
-Integrated DirectX10 graphics processor
-Share Memory: Maximum up to 512MB
-Dual-channel DDR2 1066 memory architecture
-4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 32GB*
-Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM *
-*(Due to the DRAM maximum size is 2GB at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 8GB)
-*(Due to AMD CPU spec limitation, please refer to Memory QVL for more information)
-1 x PCI Express x16 Gen2.0 slot (Support Hybrid SLI)
-3 x PCI slots
-2 x PCI Express X 1 Gen1.1 slot
|-Support by NVIDIA GeForce8200
2 x Ultra DMA133/100/66 devices
5 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s devices
1 x eSATA
-RAID0, RAID1, RAID0+1, RAID5 configuration
|-IDT 92HD206 (Co-lay 92HD202)
-Compliant with 8CH HD audio specification
-Realtek RTL8111B Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller (Co-lay RTL8101E)
Rear Panel I/O
-1 x PS/2 keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors
-1 x Audio port (Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in)
-1 x VGA port
-1 x Ethernet Port
-1 x External SATA port
-6 x USB ports
-1 x HDMI Port
Internal Connectors and Headers
-1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
-1 x 4-pin ATX 12V connector
-1 x Front panel audio header
-1 x Front panel switch/LED header
-1 x IR header
-3 x USB headers
-1 x SPDIF out header
-1 x IDE connector
-1 x Speaker header
-1 x 3pin SYS_FAN connectors
-1 x 4pin CPU_FAN connectors
-1 x FDD connector
-5 x Serial ATA connectors
-1 x COM1 header
-1 x Clear CMOS header
-1 x CD in header
-1 x 3-pin PWR_FAN connector
-1 x 3-pin NB_FAN connector
-1 x onboard power button
-1 x onboard reset button
|-AMI BIOS with 8Mb SPI ROM
-Supports Plug and Play, STR/STD, Hardware monitor, Multi Boot, DMI
-Supports ACPI revision 3.0 specification
|-ATX Size, 305mm*220mm|
- Dual core
Outperforms single-core processors on most multithreaded applications while running at lower clock speeds and consuming less power.
The highly scalable Hyper Transport 3.0 is capable to provide incredible bandwidth of the system bus up to 20.8GB/s which would dramatically elevate the efficiency of computing performance.
- Serial-ATA II
Doubles the transfer speed of SATA, running at speed up to 3.0GB/s, and fully compatible with the soon-to-be-released SATA HDD, CD-ROM and other cutting-edge devices with NCQ function support.
- RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
Supports RAID 0(Striped disk array), RAID 1(Mirroring disk array), RAID 0+1(A mirror of stripes), RAID 5(Block Interleaved Distributed Parity). Provides users the performance and protection.
- DDR2 1066
Expands memory bandwidth up to 8.5GB/s.
- Gigabit LAN
Delivers transfer speed ten times faster than conventional 10/ 100 Ethernet connections, supporting a high transfer rate up to Gigabit/s. Gigabit LAN is the networking standards for the future and is ideal for handing large amount of data such as video, audio, and voice.
Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 IDE devices, data transfer rate up to 133MB/s
- Ultra I/O Rear Panel
One eSATA port provides almost over 2 times transferring speed than USB 2.0 high-speed port. 6 USB 2.0 high-speed ports on rear panel makes users more convenient to connect more PC peripherals.
- NVIDIA PureVideo
NVIDIA PureVideo technology delivers 20% better HD video quality along with best-in-class 3D performance. Smoothly playback all H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 video with minimal CPU usage so the PC is free to do other work.
- USB 2.0
USB2.0 is the latest connectivity standard which delivers transfer speeds up to 480Mb/s for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
The interface supports existing high-definition video formats(720p, 1080i, and even 1080p), plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. Combination with HDCP, provides a secure audio/video interface that meets the security requirements of content providers and systems operators.
A specification developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital entertainment content across the DVI/HDMI interface. HDCP encrypts transmission of digital content between HDCP-compliant devices that it allows users to enjoy HD content through HDCP-compliant playback software.
- PCI EXPRESS 2.0
The exceptionally increased interconnect bit rate from 2.5GT/s up to 5.0GT/s would effectively eliminates the bottle neck of the system performance and brings the most terrific computing experience from the present to the future.
Maximizes your system performance by selecting overclocking options.
- 8 Channel High Definition Audio
Integrated 8-channel HD Audio CODEC delivering advanced multi-channel audio and bringing you the experience of home theater-quality sound.