IS7-G Specification

Board Intel PAT Enabled 865PE Boards Roundup

CPU
Intel Pentium 4 in the 478 pin package
Chipset
Northbridge: 82865PE MCH
Southbridge: 82801ER ICH5R
FSB400/533/800Mhz
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
8-15x
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

Package Intel PAT Enabled 865PE Boards Roundup

ABIT IS7-G Mainboard
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

ABIT IS7-G sports a nice orangey PCB and comes in the usual ABIT blue box. It features support for Dual Channel DDR400, 4 Channel Serial ATA-150 (2 with RAID 0), 6 Channel Audio, 3Com Gigabit LAN and also Firewire. One of the interesting feature is definitely PAT-like feature present in the BIOS if you have flashed it with the latest BIOS and ABIT called it Game Accelerator. Here’s what ABIT said about their Game Accelerator feature :

In a spectacular feat of engineering prowess, the ABIT Engineers have created a BIOS for the IS7 Series that unlocks the performance of the 865PE chipset, making the ABIT IS7 series boards the fastest 865PE motherboards ever made! Even at stock speeds, the IS7 series is 17% faster than all other Springdale boards. The IC7 Series also takes advantage of ABIT’s Game Accelerator making the ABIT IS7 / IC7 series the gamer’s choice for more frags, better gameplay and mind-bending graphic performance.

Within ABIT Softmenu™, Game Accelerator allows users the following options:
Auto
Turbo
Street Racer
F1

Users have a choice between “Auto”, “Turbo”, “Street racer” and “F1″ so they can optimize their system performance according to their memory modules. The IC7-G will also come equipped with these new settings. With each setting, users can push their overall PC performance further and further. Those who select F1 in the BIOS settings are looking to get Formula 1 performance from their desktop PC, and so should be prepared to unleash raw computing power.