ASUS A8V Socket 939 VIA K8T800Pro Mainboard Review (2)
First of all, lets take a look at the board layout. From the pictures, we can see that the layout is a bit cramp on the bottom corner as we can see 4 SATA ports, 2 by VIA K8T800Pro and 2 supported by Promise chipset. The IDE slot is also supported by the Promise chipset. On the right bottom are the 4 DIMM slots supporting up to 4 GB of DDR400 in dual channel mode. The Promise PDC20378 RAID supports 1 x IDE UDMA 133 and 2 SATA in RAID 0, 1 , 0+1, JBOD configuration.
On the top corner of the board, we see 5 pci and 1 agp slot. There is also the marvell gigabit ethernet controller chipset, audio chipset and the VIA 1394 controller chipset (next to AGP slot). At the centre , we see the North Bridge (underneath blue heatsink). To the right we see the CPU socket 939 and a 3 phase design is spotted. We noticed that the +12v connector is located at the far right corner while the power connector is at the lower portion of the mainboard.
On the back panel of the board, we see the standard connectors. 4 USB, 1 LAN, 1 1394 and S/PDIF can be found.
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