AOpen i915GMm-HFS Review
Aopen adopted a simplicity theme for the box.
The accessories listed:
- Driver CD
- Easy Installation Guide
- Back I/O plate
- Heatsink w/ Fan
- ATA133 cable
- fFloppy cable
- 2x Serial ATA power converter
- 2x SATA Cable
- PS/2 port connector with low profile bracket
The mainboard itself
The Back I/O jammed packed with connections, notice that AOpen omitted the
PS/2 ports on I/O, however one PS/2 port is still available via a bracket provided.
The 4 SATA (2SATA, 2 SATA-II) ports found onboard, provided by the ICH6M chipset
and the Silicon Image 3132 PCI-Express SATA II Controller respectively
The Northbridge heatsink
The Sounthbridge heatsink, uniquely crafted with the "AOpen" emblem
The Realtek ALC880 High-Definition Codec delivering High Definition Sound together
with Intel Azalia sound.
The Chrontel S-Video and HDTV out chips providing the respective connections,
as mentioned earlier in the article.
The Agere Firewire 1394A chip
The Dual Marvell 88E8053 PCI-Express Gigabit LAN controllers
Aopen did not forget about the legacy connectors, the Floppy, COM and Printer
ports connectors are all available at the bottom of the board.
Despite the slew of features found onboard, AOpen still included a PCI-E x16
slot for a graphic adaptor, 2 PCI slots and 1 PCI-E x1 slot, as shown in the