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Auch [url=http://www.dfi.com.tw]DFI[/url] präsentierte mit dem K8M800-MLV ein weiteres AMD Athlon 64 Mainboard. Dieses basiert auf dem VIA K8M800 Chipsatz, besitzt eine integrierte Grafik und unterstützt daher alle AMD Athlon 64 Prozessoren bis hin zum 3400+ Modell. Der integrierte Single-Channel RAM Controller unterstützt bis zu 2 GB PC1600 (DDR200), PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) oder PC3200 (DDR400) Speicher. Für die nötigen Erweiterungen stehen dann noch 1x AGP, 3x PCI und 1x CNR zur Verfügung. Der im Chip implementierte UniChrome2 Grafikchip taktet mit 200 MHz und reserviert sich 16, 32 oder 64 MB des Hauptspeichers. Alle weiteren Fetures entsprechen dem üblichen Standard. Auch hier sind weder die Verfügbarkeit noch der Preis bekannt. Das Board ist eines der wenigen Micro-ATX-Boards für den Athlon 64 und sollte demnach vor allen Dingen in günstigen OEM-PCs zum Einsatz kommen.[center][img]http://www.hardwareluxx.de/andreas/News/arch305a.jpg[/img][/center]

• VIA® chipset
North bridge: VIA® K8M800
- 800MHz HyperTransport interface
- Integrated UniChrome2 3D/2D graphics controller
South bridge: VIA® VT8237
- 16-bit "Ultra V-Link" host controller
- 533MB/sec. V-Link interface
The system board is equipped with a 754-pin socket for installing an
AMD AthlonTM 64 (up to 3400+) processor.
AMD AthlonTM 64 provides superior computing for many software
applications by allowing both 32-bit and 64-bit applications to run
simultaneously on the same platform. The operating system and
software are able to process more data and access a tremendous
amount of memory which improves the overall system performance.
2T timing which provides better system stability is supported in CG
or later revisions of the AMD AthlonTM 64 processor. You can select
the memory timing in the “1T/2T Memory Timing” field of the BIOS.
Refer to the Advanced Chipset Features section (“DRAM
Configuration” section) in chapter 3 for more information.

To ensure proper boot up and operation of your system, you
must power-off the system then turn off the power supply’s
switch or unplug the AC power cord prior to replacing the CPU.
Introduction 1
System Memory
• Supports single channel (64-bit wide) memory interface
• Two 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
• Supports up to 2GB memory using PC1600 (DDR200),
PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700 (DDR333) or PC3200 (DDR400)
unbuffered DDR SDRAM DIMM
If you are installing double rank DDR400 on both DDR 1 and
DDR 2 sockets, the maximum DRAM speed will automatically
be limited to the speed of a DDR333. However, the BIOS
provides the option of manually adjusting the speed to
DDR400 by selecting “200” in the “Max Memclock (Mhz)”
field (Advanced Chipset Features submenu) of the BIOS.
Expansion Slots
• 1 AGP slot
• 3 PCI slots
• 1 CNR slot (optional)
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
AGP is an interface designed to support high performance 3D
graphics cards. It utilizes a dedicated pipeline to access system
memory for texturing, z-buffering and alpha blending. The AGP slot
supports AGP 8x with up to 2.13GB/sec. bandwidth and AGP 4x
with up to 1066MB/sec. bandwidth for 3D graphics applications.
AGP in this system board will deliver faster and better graphics to
your PC.
CNR (Communication and Networking Riser)
CNR is an interface that supports multi-channel audio, V.90 analog
modem or phone-line based networking.
1 Introduction
Onboard Graphics Features
• Integrated UniChrome2 3D/2D graphics controller
• Integrated S3 Graphics with 2D/3D acceleration
- Optimized Unified Memory Architecture (UMA)
- Supports 16/32/64MB Frame Buffers size
- 200MHz Graphics Engine Clock
- 128-bit data buses between north bridge and graphics core
• Supports 2D acceleration features
• Supports 3D acceleration features
Onboard Audio Features
• AC’97 2.2 extension compliant codec
• Supports Microsoft® DirectSound / DirectSound 3D
• AC’97 supported with full duplex, independent sample rate converter
for audio recording and playback
• S/PDIF-in/out compressed digital output
• 6-channel audio output via software
S/PDIF is a standard audio file transfer format that transfers digital
audio signals to a device without having to be converted first to an
analog format. This prevents the quality of the audio signal from
degrading whenever it is converted to analog. S/PDIF is usually
found on digital audio equipment such as a DAT machine or audio
processing device. The S/PDIF connector on the system board sends
surround sound and 3D audio signal outputs to amplifiers and
speakers and to digital recording devices like CD recorders.
6-channel Audio
The audio jacks at the rear panel will support 6-channel audio only
when the audio utility is configured to support this function. The micin
at the rear will be disabled. Use the front audio’s mic-in jack.
Introduction 1
Onboard LAN Features
• Phy fast ethernet controller
• Integrated IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible
• Integrated power management functions
• Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps
• Supports IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation
• Supports wire for management
SATA IDE Interface with RAID
• Supports two SATA (Serial ATA) interfaces which are compliant
with SATA 1.0 specification (1.5Gbps interface)
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
Serial ATA (SATA) is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA
1.0 specification. With speed of up to 1.5Gbps, it improves hard
drive performance even in data intensive environments such as audio/
video, consumer electronics and entry-level servers.
IEEE 1394 Interface (optional)
• VIA VT6307 PCI 1394 integrated host controller
• Supports two 100/200/400 Mb/sec ports
IEEE 1394 is fully compliant with the 1394 OHCI (Open Host
Controller Interface) 1.1 specification. It supports up to 63 devices
that can run simultaneously on a system. 1394 is a fast external bus
standard that supports data transfer rates of up to 400Mbps. In
addition to its high speed, it also supports isochronous data transfer
which is ideal for video devices that need to transfer high levels of
data in real-time. 1394 supports both Plug-and-Play and hot
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
• Supports ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 and ATA/133 hard drives
• UDMA Modes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Enhanced IDE (data transfer rate
up to 133MB/sec.)
• Bus mastering reduces CPU utilization during disk transfer
• Supports ATAPI CD-ROM, LS-120 and ZIP
1 Introduction
USB Ports
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1. USB 1.1 supports
12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second
bandwidth providing a marked improvement in device transfer
speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously
accessible external Plug and Play peripherals.
The system board is equipped with an IrDA connector for wireless
connectivity between your computer and peripheral devices. The
IRDA (Infrared Data Association) specification supports data
transfers of 115K baud at a distance of 1 meter.
• Award BIOS, Windows® 98/2000/ME/XP Plug and Play compatible
• Supports SCSI sequential boot-up
• Supports DMI 2.0 function
• 4Mbit flash memory
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
The system board comes with a DMI 2.0 built into the BIOS. The
DMI utility in the BIOS automatically records various information
about your system configuration and stores these information in the
DMI pool, which is a part of the system board's Plug and Play
BIOS. DMI, along with the appropriately networked software, is
designed to make inventory, maintenance and troubleshooting of
computer systems easier. Refer to chapter 4 for instructions on using
the DMI utility.