ASrock K8SLI-eSATA2 (ULi M1697) Intro 1/5
A lot of manufacturers releases board for the S939 users but has forgotten the budget conscious users who also wants the capability to upgrade CPU and Graphics card (dual). With the K8SLI-eSATA2, this dream has come true.
If you have read what the 939SLI32-eSATA2 and 939SLI-eSATA2 review both are targgeted at S939 users. K8SLI-eSATA2 supports the Socket 754 CPU. On top of that, this board supports the Future_CPU_port, allowing users to upgrade to Socket 939 or Socket AM2 through an upgrade card. The board also support a single by 16 pcie or Dual PCIe x8 SLI support. Similar to the eSATA2 family of boards, it supports the eSATA2 connectors allowing one to connect external SATA enclosure without compromising the speed.
The mainboard comes with 4 ports of Serial ATA II 3.0Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5, and "Hot Plug" functions, and 2 ATA 133 IDE ports, 2 ports of eSATAII 3.0Gb/s (shared with 2 SATAII ports), support "Hot Plug" function. 5.1 Channel with High Definition Audio, Fast Ethernetis supported. The board is also Windows Vista Hardware Ready ROHS compliant.
Socket 754 for advanced 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 and 32-bit / 64-bit Sempron processors
Chipset capable to FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s), Hyper-Transport Technology and AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
1 x Future CPU Port (Supports CPU upgrade from AMD K8 754-Pin CPU to K8 939-Pin CPU or AM2 940-Pin CPU through 939CPU Board or AM2 CPU Board)
United Overclocking : During Overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCIE/ PCI Buses
Supports DDR400, 2 DIMMs slots
Hybrid Booster - ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
PCI Express x16 slot for VGA interface - PCI Express x 8 slot, to adopt 2nd PCI Express x 16 VGA card and other PCI Express x4, x2, x1 interface cards - PCI Express x 1 slot
4 ports of Serial ATA II 3.0Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5, and "Hot Plug" functions, and 2 ATA 133 IDE ports
2 ports of eSATAII 3.0Gb/s (shared with 2 SATAII ports), support "Hot Plug" function
5.1 Channel High Definition Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Windows Vista Hardware Ready
ASRock eSATAII I/O : 2 eSATAII ports, 4 ready-to-use USB2.0 ports
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