ASRock AM2V890-VSTA AM2 board (VIA K8T890CF) Review Intro 1/5
ASRock AM2V890-VSTA AM2 board
ASRock always surprise us with products that we never expected. AM2V890-VSTA is such, a board based on the VIA K8T890CF chipset pairing up with South bridge the VIA 8237A which is a bit dated.
This board supports the new AM2 socket 940 processors. With 1GHz HT and Cool'n'quiet. It comes with 4xDDRII-800 slots which can accomodate up to 8GB of DDRII memory in total. On top of that, it has 1 x PCI Express x16 slot and 1 x PCI Express x4/x1 slot and 1 x PCI Express x1 slot. THe board comes with 2 x Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s, support RAID 0, 1, JBOD and "Hot Plug" functions. This is also the first board that has a HDMI_SPDIF header, providing SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/LCD devices.
In terms of overclocking, the board has the basic options like voltage for dimm and cpu, cpu freq range of up to 300MHz and a up to 25x multiplier option. Most importantly, this board is Windows Vista™ Premium Logo Hardware Ready so you are safe from any future compatibility issue with the new OS whe it is out in the market.
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