ABIT is clearly one of the hot favorite among performance enthusiasts certainly have been churning out impressive boards recently on both Intel and AMD front with their BH7 series based on the i845PE chipset and the NF7-S series based on the nForce2 chipset. This time round, ABIT has released their 875P and 865 solutions on time to the market and the initial responses from the end users have been overwhelming



Introduction:

There are lots of
hype in the market currently about Intel latest
800Mhz FSB Pentium 4 processors and their
supporting chipsets cater for different categories
of market segment. More than 2 months back, Intel
has offered the highest performance combo with the
announcement of 800Mhz FSB Pentium 4 3Ghz and the
875P Canterwood and definitely many performance
enthusiasts are clearly very excited about it but
the price of course is very high. Mainstream
consumers are in fact eagerly await the cheaper
800Mhz FSB Pentium 4 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology and the lower priced
865 series Springdale boards to come and indeed
motherboard manufacturers have delivered on time
to the mass market last month. Currently, the most
after sought 800Mhz FSB P4 is definitely the
2.4CGhz offers the best value, great
overclockability and performance and when bundled
together with a relatively cheap 865PE board, it
is a killer combo in many ways.

ABIT is clearly one
of the hot favorite among performance enthusiasts
certainly have been churning out impressive boards
recently on both Intel and AMD front with their
BH7 series based on the i845PE chipset and the
NF7-S series based on the nForce2 chipset. This
time round, ABIT has released their 875P and 865
solutions on time to the market and the initial
responses from the end users have been
overwhelming. IC7-G is based on the 875P
Canterwood chipset and comes in a cool black box.
It features support for Dual Channel DDR400 with
ECC, Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT), 4
Channel Serial ATA-150 RAID, 6 Channel Audio,
Intel Gigabit LAN with Communications Streaming
Architecture (CSA) and Firewire. IC7-G has some
cool bundles as well such as the black rounded ATA
and Floppy cables and the SERILLEL2 converter.
IS7-G, on the other hand, is based on the cheaper
865PE Springdale chipset and comes in the usual
ABIT blue box. It features support for Dual
Channel DDR400, "PAT" (with their new beta BIOS
which we will talk about it later), 4 Channel
Serial ATA-150 RAID, 6 Channel Audio, 3Com Gigabit
LAN and also Firewire. In this article, we will go
in details their board features, BIOS features,
performance as well as their overclockability.

IC7-G

Specification


 

CPU

 

Intel Pentium 4 in the 478 pin
package

Chipset

 

Northbridge:
82875P MCH
Southbridge:
82801ER
ICH5R

FSB

 

400/533/800Mhz

Form Factor

 305mm
x 244mm, ATX Form Factor

Bus Speeds

 

100 – 412MHz

Memory

 

4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
Dual-Channel DDR 400/333 SDRAM Memory with ECC Support Up to 4GB

Multiplier

 

Auto Detect

Voltages

 

VCore up to 1.925V
VDIMM up to 2.8V
Vagp up to 1.65V

Expansion
Slots

 

1 AGP Slot
5 PCI Slots

Fan
Connectors

 

4( 1 CPU, 3 Chassis)

Onboard
IDE/SCSI

 

IDE
Channel : ATA100 x 2
Serial ATA Channel x 4

Integrated
Components

 


Texas Instrument IEEE1394a
Intel 82547EI CSA Gigabit Ethernet
Silicon Image Sil3112A SATA Controller
Realtek ALC650 6’ch AC’97 Audio
Winbond (W83627HF) Super I/O

Package Content 



User Manual
Driver & Utility CD
Black Floppy Disk cable x 1
Black ATA133 cable x 1
Serial ATA cable x 2
Serial ATA Power cable x 2
IEEE 1394/USB cable x 1
Back Panel I/O Shield x 1
Serillel2 Converter x 1

 

IS7-G

Specification


 

CPU

 

Intel Pentium 4 in the 478 pin
package

Chipset

 

Northbridge:
82865PE MCH
Southbridge:
82801ER
ICH5R

FSB

 

400/533/800Mhz

Form Factor

 305mm
x 244mm, ATX Form Factor

Bus Speeds

 

100 – 412MHz

Memory

 

4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
Dual-Channel DDR 400/333 SDRAM Memory Up to 4GB

Multiplier

 

Auto Detect

Voltages

 

VCore up to 1.925V
VDIMM up to 2.8V
Vagp up to 1.65V

Expansion
Slots

 

1 AGP Slot
5 PCI Slots

Fan
Connectors

 

4 ( 1 CPU, 3 Chassis)

Onboard
IDE/SCSI

 

IDE
Channel : ATA100 x 2

Serial ATA Channel x 4

Integrated
Components

 


Texas Instrument IEEE1394a
3Com
3C940-MV00

Gigabit Ethernet
Silicon Image Sil3112A SATA Controller
Realtek ALC650 6’ch AC’97 Audio
Winbond (W83627HF) Super I/O

Package Content 



User Manual
Driver & Utility CD
Floppy Disk cable x 1
40-wire IDE cable x 1
80-wire ATA133 cable x 1
Serial ATA cable x 1
Serial ATA Power cable x 1
IEEE 1394/USB cable x 1
Back Panel I/O Shield x 1