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ASRock Penryn1600SLIX3-Wifi Motherboard Review

by Eldonko     |     May 12, 2008

Specifications

Platform
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design

CPU
- LGA 775 for Intel® Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- Compatible with all FSB1600/1333/1066/800MHz CPUs
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T CPU

Chipset
- NVIDIA® nForce 680i SLI

Memory
- Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Support DDR2 800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB

Expansion Slot
- 3 x PCI Express x16 slots (white @ x16 mode, yellow @ x8 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports NVIDIA® SLI and 3-Way SLI

Audio
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio with Content Protection
- DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec)
- DTS (Digital Theater Systems) support

LAN
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY Realtek RTL8211B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Wireless LAN
- ASRock WiFi-802.11g module
- 54Mbps IEEE 802.11g / 11Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Supports Software Access Point mode (AP mode) and Station mode (Infrastructure mode and Ad-hoc mode)

Rear Panel I/O
- ASRock WiFi_eSATAII I/O Plus
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone

Connectors
- 6 x SATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ and “Hot Plug” functions
- 1 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connector (shared with 1 SATAII connector), supports NCQ and “Hot Plug” functions
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x WiFi/E header

BIOS Features
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- AMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB, SB, VTT Voltage Multi-adjustment

Support CD
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)

Unique Features
- ASRock OC Tuner
- Hybrid Booster: CPU Frequency Stepless Control, ASRock U-COP, Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)

Hardware Monitor
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore

Operating System Support
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista /Vista 64-bit compliant

Certifications
- FCC, CE, WHQL
 
 
 

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