Intel PAT Enabled 865PE Boards Roundup
IS7-G Board Features
IS7-G is fitted with Rubycon Ultra Low ESR Aluminum electrolytic capacitors to provide additional stability of CPU power. The CPU voltage regulating is controlled by the Intersil ISL6556B and the DIMM voltage regulating is controlled by Winbond W83303D
The chipset cooler is probably the most distinct feature at one glance. ABIT called it FanEQ where the fan speed is adjustable within the BIOS. If the heatsink can be made taller with more fins, it would be better since it gets rather hot during overclocking.
ICS 952607EF is a new clock generator for 800Mhz FSB P4 and Prescott processor that supports up to 412Mhz FSB and provides a series of CPU:PCI and CPU:DRAM ratio settings.
IS7-G uses 3Com 3C940-MV00 Gigabit Ethernet that built on Marvell’s PHY. However, the downside of using 3Com GbE is of course without the having the benefits of CSA.
Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE1394a controller can support three IEEE Std 1394a-2000 fully compliant cable ports at 100M bits/s, 200M bits/s, and 400M bits/s.
Realtek ALC650 is an 18-bit, full duplex AC’97 2.2 compatible stereo audio CODEC. It supports full surround sound 6.1 configuration with a maximum of 6 separate or discrete channels (Left, Right, Center, SL, SR and Sub).
Silicon Image’s SiI 3112 is a host controller supporting new Serial ATA devices for the high data transfer rates of 1.5 Gbps burst. The SiI 3112 can support two independent Serial ATA devices. There are 2 S-ATA connectors beside to each connect to one S-ATA hard drive
The back panel multi IO consists of the PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors, 1 Parallel Port (EPP/ECP), 1 Serial Port, Audio connectors (Center/Subwoofer, Surround Speaker, Front Speaker, Line-in, MIC-in), 4 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 RJ45 LAN connector, 1 Firewire port. An additional cable is provided in the package for another 2 Firewire ports and 2 USB ports.