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VIA K8T800 Pro (Socket 939) Roundup : Results and Conclusion
By Zachary Chan
Category : Mainboard
Published by Vijay Anand on Friday, 1st April, 2005


The author of this article would like to acknowledge Vijay Anand's contribution to this article.

Performance Benchmarking

We've completed the first part of our Socket 939 VIA K8T800 Pro roundup with the showcase of each individual motherboard. Moving on towards the final benchmarking and performance comparisons, we have summarized the basic specs of each board into the following table. Users should be able to use it as a guide for direct comparison against the most prominent features. However, if you've missed out on the individual board reviews, we suggest to read them for more detailed information.

Motherboard Feature Comparison Table
  ABIT AV8 ASUS A8V Deluxe ECS KV2 Extreme MSI K8T Neo2-FIR Soltek SL-K8TPro-939
North Bridge
VIA K8T800 Pro
VIA K8T800 Pro
VIA K8T800 Pro
VIA K8T800 Pro
VIA K8T800 Pro
South Bridge
VIA VT8237
VIA VT8237
VIA VT8237
VIA VT8237
VIA VT8237
DIMM Slots 4 4 4 4 4
PCI Slots 5 5 5 5 5
Other Slots
-
-
PCI Extreme
Communication Slot
-
ATA-133 Port (chipset)
2
2
2
2
2
SATA Ports (chipset)
2
2
2
2
2
ATA-133 (others)
-
1
1
1
1
SATA (others)
-
2
2
2
2
COM Ports (header)
1
1(1)
(1)
1
1
Parallel Ports (header)
1
1
1
1
(1)
USB Ports (header)
6(2)
6(2)
  6(2)
6 (2)
6 (2)
FireWire Ports (header)
3
1(1)
2
2(1)
  1(1)
Fast Ethernet
-
-
1
-
-
Gigabit Ethernet
1
1
1
1
1
Wireless LAN
-
IEEE 802.11g
-
-
-
Audio Chipset/Codec
ALC658
ALC850
ALC655
ALC850
ALC850
Audio Ports*
F, R, C, I, M
F, R, A, C, I, M
F, R/I, C/M
F, R, C, I, M
F, R, A, C, I, M
S/PDIF
In/Out
Out
Out
Out
In/Out
Dimension (mm)
305 x 245
305 x 245
305 x 245
305 x 244
305 x 245
FSB Range
200 - 410MHz
200 - 300
200 - 511
200 - 280
200 - 300
AGP Range
6:2:1, 7:2:1, 8:2:1, 66MHz, 74MHz
-
66MHz, 75.4MHz
66MHz, 75.4MHz
-
Core Voltage
1.500V - 1.850V
0.800 - 1.750V
0.825 - 1.550V
+3.3% - +15%
0.800 - 1.700V
RAM Voltage
2.50V - 2.80V
2.6 - 2.8V
2.55 - 2.70
2.50 - 2.85V
2.60 - 2.80V
Chipset Voltage
1.50V - 1.65V
-
-
-
-
Multiplier Selection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

* F = Front left/right, R = Rear left/right, A = Alt. left/right (for 7.1), C = Center / Subwoofer, I = Line In, M = Microphone. Ports separated by a comma (,) indicates individual ports while those separated by a forward slash (/) indicates ports with dual functions. Ports listed include using the bundled optional bracket (if any).

** Ports in parentheses () denote optional ports available on the motherboard as headers only.

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