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Albatron K8X800 Pro II Motherboard

Review by Jason Jacobs on 5/19/04
Motherboard Provided by Albatron


Albatron is relatively a newcomer to the mainboard (motherboard) production market. Albatron began making motherboards in 2002. In two short years Albatron has produced several excellent products and is an Nvidia certified vendor as well as ViA, SiS, and Ali Design Partners. In 2002 Albatron also began producing graphics and communications devices. Many gamers are familiar with their graphics cards and example of which can be seen here.

Today TWL has the K8X800 Pro II in the labs for a round of testing. The K8X800 Pro II is built around the VIA K8T800 northbridge and 8237 Southbridge. See the graphic below for the VIA chipset layout.

The K8X800 Pro II supports the following:

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor
Socket 754 with FSB 800 MHz
3 DDR200/266/333/400 Memory Sockets
Built-in VIA Envy 24PT with 8 channel Audio Support
(Bundle SPDIF2 Card Optional)
3Com 1Gbits LAN
2 Serial ATA150 Channels, Serial ATA RAID 0,1
2 IEEE1394 Ports
2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices
8 USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (6 ports by optional cable)
BIOS Mirror ™
Voice Genie ™

North Bridge : VIA K8T800
South Bridge : VIA VT8237
LAN Chip : 3Com 3C940
IEEE1394 Chip : VIA VT6307
Audio Chip : VIA VT1720 Evny 24PT
I/O Chip: Winbond Smart I/O W83697HF

3 * DDR Sockets:
DDR200/266/333/400 NON-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 3GB
Expansion Slots
1 x AGP(3.0) 8X slot (1.5V only)
6 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)
IDE Connectors
2 ATA133/100/66 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133/100/66 IDE devices
2 Serial ATA150 Channels, up to 2 Serial ATA150 Hard Drives
Onboard I/O Connectors
1 x Floppy Connector
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 header (6 ports by optional cable)
2 x IEEE1394 header (2 ports IEEE1394 cable optional)
1 x CD_IN header
1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)
1 x CPU fan header ( 1 fan rotation detection function )
2 x System fan headers ( 2 fan rotation detection function )
1 x 10 pin system panel header (Intel spec)
1 x 3 pin Power LED header
1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)
1 x IrDA header
1 x Case Open detection header
2 x 5 pin Com port header
2 x 8 pin Game Port header


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