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VIA K8T800 Pro (Socket 939) Roundup : Soltek SL-K8TPro-939
By Zachary Chan
Category : Mainboard
Published by Vijay Anand on Thursday, 31st March, 2005


Introduction

The last board to be featured in our roundup comes from one of the younger manufacturers in the market. Having been around for less than a decade, Soltek has already made a name for being a value brand. And by value, we do not mean cheap, stripped-down and budget. Compared to top tier manufacturers, Soltek has always been able to deliver feature-laden motherboards at mainstream prices. The SL-K8TPro-939 is no different. Packed to the brim like the high end motherboards from ASUS and MSI, it is however, the lowest priced board in our roundup. Lets just have a look at the board packing and specifications.

The Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard.

The Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 includes the following motherboard bundle:-

  • 4 x SATA data cables
  • 2 x SATA power converter cables (dual plugs)
  • 3 x 80-conductor Ultra ATA data cables
  • 1 x Floppy drive data cable
  • 1x IEEE 1394 cable
  • USB 2.0 (2 ports)bracket
  • I/O shield
  • Driver CD
  • System Utility CD
  • RAID Driver diskette
  • User's manual
  • Quick installation guide
  • Utilities user's manual

    Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Technical Specifications
    Cpu Support
    • Supports AMD socket 939 Athlon 64 CPU
    • Supports AMD socket 939 Athlon 64 FX CPU
    • Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
    Chipset
    • Northbridge: VIA K8T800 Pro
      • 1GHz HyperTransport interface
      • 16-bit full duplex
      • Asynchronous bus architechture
    • Southbridge: VIA VT8237
      • 16-bit "Ultra V-Link" host controller
      • 1066MB/sec. Ultra V-Link interface
    Memory
    • Dual channel memory architecture integrated into processor
    • Four 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
    • Supports up to 4GB using PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM
    Storage
    • VIA VT8237 Southbridge
      • 2 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
      • 2 x SATA (Serial ATA 1.5Gbps interface)
      • VIA V-RAID SATA controller, Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD
    • Promise PCD20579 RAID controller
      • 2 x SATA (Serial ATA 1.5Gbps interface)
      • 1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
      • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1
    Audio
    • Realtek ALC850 8-channel audio CODEC
    • Optical S/PDIF In/Out
    LAN
    • VIA Velocity VT6122 PCI Gigabit Ethernet
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    • VIA Fire IIM VT6307 Host Controller
    • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
    I/O Interface
    • 1 x Floppy connector
    • 3 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
    • 4 x SATA connectors
    • 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 x rear, 2 x bracket, 2 x header)
    • 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 x rear, 1 x header)
    • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
    • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
    • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Input
    • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
    • 1 x CD-IN
    • 1 x 9-pin serial port
    • 1 x parallel port (SPP/EPP/ECP) (header)
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
    Expansion Slots
    • 1 x AGP 8x slot
    • 5 x PCI slots
    PCB
    • ATX form factor 305 x 245 mm
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