ASUS A8R-MVP Xpress 200 Crossfire

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ATi Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset RD480 has been
out for some time. However, most of the motherboards based on this chipset runs
with the ATi SB450 Southbridge. The ASUS A8R MVP comes with the ULi M1575 SB instead, and it offers the advantages of SATA II support and better USB performance. How does fare against it’s competitors? Read on to find out!

ASUS A8R MVP ASUS A8R MVP Xpress 200 Crossfire

The ATi Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset RD480 has been
out for some time. However, most of the motherboards based on this chipset runs
with the ATi IXP SB450 Southbridge. The ASUS A8R MVP comes with the ULi M1575
Southbridge instead, and it offers the advantages of SATA II support and better
USB performance.

Here are the specifications of this new board.

ASUS A8R MVP16 ASUS A8R MVP Xpress 200 Crossfire

CPU

AMD Socket 939 Processors, AMD Athlon 64 FX/Athlon64/X2

ChipsetATi Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire Northbridge with ULi M1575 Southbridge
RAM

Dual Channel Mode (128bit Wide),Support : PC2100 (DDR266), PC2700
(DDR333) and PC3200 (DDR400) DDR SDRAM DIMM, Up to 4GB system memory

IDESupports two IDE connectors that allow connecting up to four UltraDMA
133Mbps
hard drives
SATAFour Serial ATA ports supported by the ULi M1575 chip
– RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 5, JBOD
LANGigabit LAN: Marvell 88E8001 PCI LAN featuring AI NET2
SoundADI AD1986A SoundMAX 6-channel CODEC
S/PDIF out on back I/O port
USBUp to 8 USB 2.0 ports provided by chipset, 4 on back I/O
IEEE1394TI 1394 controller supports 2 x 1394a ports
Expansion Slots
  • PCI Express x16 Graphics (PCIe x16) x 2
  • CrossFire mode – Each x16 slot operates at x8 bandwidth.
    Single VGA mode – PCIE1 slot operates at x16 bandwidth.
  • PCI Express (PCIe x1) x 1
  • PCI x 3
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
1 x Parallel
1 x Serial
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x 6-Channel High Definition Audio I/O
1 x RJ45
4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
I/O Connectors2 x USB 2.0 connector supports additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x IEEE1394a connectors
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connector
2 x IDE connector
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x GAME/MIDI connector
CPU/ Chassis/ Power FAN connectors
4-pin ASUS EZ Plug connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
Chassis Intrusion
CD/ AUX audio in connector
Front panel High Definition Audio connector
System panel connector
BIOS4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0
Hardware MonitoringMonitors CPU/system temperature
Monitors 12V/5V/3.3V/Vcore voltages
Monitors the speed of the CPU fan, Fan 2 and Fan 3 fan
CPU Overheat Protection function monitors CPU temperature during system
boot-up
Form FactorATX
Board Size12″x 9.6″(30.5cm x 24.5cm)

 

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