Albatron K8SLI on NVIDIA nForce4 SLI

As a rule, maternal pay with the support to technology SLI is associated with something very expensive, and that very removed from the usual user. Practically all maternal pays on nForce4 SLI are equipped with the mass of different additional controllers, they have complex design and sufficiently rich assembly. As a result the price of similar pays is located in the region of y"shch-y85$. Accordingly, that desire to acquire will select so expensive a pay among the products of the producers of the first echelon. But by smaller company it is sufficiently difficult to compete on this market. However, such products as DFI nF4 Sli- other and Abit AN8 SLI Fatal1ty will for sure find their buyers. Takeing into account this situation, company Albatron decided to let out pay on nF4 SLI with a maximally simple design, which will make it possible to seriously reduce prime cost and, as a result, retail price. Was in particular developed pay K8SLI, in which completely be absent additional controllers; the assembly of pay - minimum, and even the built-in sound - 6- and is channel (instead of the the standard 8- and the channel).

Picture of Albatron K8SLI

Specification of Albatron K8SLI

Processor AMD Athlon 64/Sempron with a frequency of the tire of 200 MHz; Socket 939;
ChipsetChipset nVidia nForce4 SLI; - connection with the processor: tire HyperTransport (1616bit)
System memory four 184 of the contact of slot for DDR SDRAM DIMM; the maximum capacity of storage of yaGbayt; is possible two-channel access to the memory; is supported memory of the type PC2100/PC2700/PC3200; the indicator of nourishment on the board
Graphics Two slots PCI Express x16 (in regime SLI slots are used on 8 channels PCI Express);
Possibilities of the expansion two 32 bit PCI Bus Master slots; two slot PCI Express x1; eight ports USB 2.0 (4 built-in + 4 additional); the built-in sound AC'92 v2.1; the net controller Gigabit Ethernet;
Possibilities for the acceleration a change in frequency FSB from 200 to 450 Mgerts with a step 1 Mhz; a change in the coefficient; a change in the stress on the processor, the memory you chipsete.
Disk subsystem 2 channels UltraDMA133/100/66/33 Bus Master IDE (with the support to 4 ATAPI- devices & RAID 0, 1, 0+1); the support of protocol SerialATA II (4 channels - nForce4 SLI, c by support RAID); support Ls-120/ZIP/ATAPI Cd- rom
BIOS 4 mBit Flash ROM; Award Phoenix BASIC INPUT-OUTPUT SYSTEM with support Enhanced ACPI, DMI, Green, PnP Features and Trend Chip Away Virus; technology ABS
Other one port for FDD, one sequential and one parallel port, the ports for PS/2 of mouse and keyboard; the indicator of nourishment on the pay; STR (Suspend to RAM) - SPDIF InOut
Control of the power awakening from the modem, the mouse, the keyboard, the network, the timer and USB; 24 pinic joint of nourishment ATX (Atx-pw); the additional the 4th pinic joint of the nourishment
Monitoring the tracking of the temperature of processor, system, monitoring stresses, the determination of the speed of rotation of processor fan.
Size ATX form factor, 194mm x 295mm (7.63" x 11.6")

Thus, the engineers of company Albatron economized to everything that only possible, and as a result came out pay with the base possibilities of expansion and any assembly. Furthermore, pay has problems with the compatability with the modules of memory. But the pay has pluses: outstanding stability and productivity, the outstanding results of acceleration, support to technology SLI and ABS. But the now most interesting - price of pay. According to the data PriceWatch it find in the region of yshch0$ that it is improperly dear. For the comparison of pay with the similar technical characteristics, such as Asus A8n-sli and Gigabyte Ga -k8n pro-SLI cost less than yshch0$ in Russian retail (they having 8- channel sound and are supported y0portov USB2.0). However, the prime cost of pay Albatron K8SLI is simply obligated to be considerably lower than the enumerated pays, and high price can be ob"yasnima greediness of salesmen in the stores. From other side, such important producers as Asus and Gigabyte have the capability to buy it chipset nVidia nForce4 by large parties, and to respectively obtain significant reductions. In any event the price of pay Albatron K8SLI must be to ~20-25$ of cheaper than the pays indicated, that it it is possible to recommend to the acquisition.

Pluses Albatron K8SLI:
outstanding stability and productivity.
support to technology SLI (2 slots PCI Express x8x16)
support SerialATA II(4 channels; RAID)
the built-in gigabitnyy net controller.
technology ABS

the high price
the minimum assembly
the very scant possibilities of the expansion
weak compatability with the modules of the memory

Special features of the pay:
the rough tools of acceleration, but excellent results.

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