Intel's latest flagship motherboard chipset the Intel 875P/ICH5 is hitting the scene in a big way and with some serious horsepower behind it. Today we are showing off the ABIT IC7-G Max2 Advance motherboard based on that very chipset. The IC7-G is ABIT's absolute top end motherboard and as you'll soon see, they have spared no expense in bringing you a truly remarkable piece of hardware. Aimed squarely at the enthusiast, ABIT is once again raising the bar on performance.
Introduction Intel's latest flagship motherboard chipset the Intel 875P/ICH5 is hitting the scene in a big wayand with some serious horsepower behind it. Today we are showing off the ABIT IC7-G Max2 Advance motherboard based on that very chipset. The IC7-G is ABIT's absolute top end motherboard and as you'll soon see, they have spared no expense in bringing you a truly remarkable piece of hardware. Aimed squarely at the enthusiast, ABIT is once again raising the bar on performance.
Eager to see the performance of the new Intel chipset I was really looking forward to getting my hands on Canterwood and the IC7-G Max2 Advance looks like it will have everything it needs to turn out some high numbers. Lets take a look at the specs.
Specifications The IC7-G sports an impressive lineup of Intel's latest technology. 800MHz FSB, Gigabit LAN, AGP 8X Dual Channel DDR and quite a bit more. Lets take a look below at the entire list.
Processor - Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 Socket 478 processors with 800/533MHz FSB only (400MHz FSB not supported) - Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset - Intel® 875P / ICH5 RAID - Supports Intel® CSA Gigabit LAN - Supports Dual Channel DDR 400 with ECC function - Supports Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT) function - Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP PRO 8X/4X (0.8V/1.5V)
2nd Serial ATA RAID - 2 channel Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate with RAID function (0) via South Bridge - 2 channel Serial ATA 150MB/s data transfer rate with RAID function (0/1) via Silicon Image PCI Chip
Audio - 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board - Professional digital audio interface supports 24-bit S/P DIF optical In/Out
Media XP (Optional) - Supports card reader function for Memory Stick™, Secure Digital™ and Type I/II CompactFlash™ - Supports Wireless Remote Control and S/PDIF Out / Mic In / Headphone Out / USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394
Gigabit LAN - On board Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
IEEE 1394 - Supports IEEE 1394a at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate
System BIOS - SoftMenu™ Technology to set CPU parameters - Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP) - Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) - Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI) - Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS
Internal I/O Connectors - 1 x AGP PRO, 5 x PCI slots, 1 x IrDA - 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB - 2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Connectors - 4 x Serial ATA 150 Connectors - 2 x USB 2.0 headers, 2 x IEEE 1394a header - 1 x CD-IN, 1 x AUX-IN
Back Panel I/O - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse, 1 x Printer Port, 1 x COM port - 1 x S/PDIF Out connector, 1 x S/PDIF In connector - 1 x Audio connectors (Front Speaker, Line-in, Mic-in) - 1 x Audio connectors (Center/Sub, Surround Speaker) - 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394a - 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector
Miscellaneous - ATX form factor - Hardware monitoring - Including Fan speeds, Voltages, System environment temperature
Out of the Box Packaging for the IC7-G Max2 Advance is simply awesome. ABIT has taken great care in the the looks and quality of this package and it easily shows. Also for the first time, ABIT has FINALLY included a case badge with this motherboard. Finally, our plea's of satisfaction have not gone unheard. Many of us out there have been waiting for the chance to show off our motherboard with a nice case badge and ABIT has finally delivered.
ABIT has really pulled out all the stops for the IC7-G. Included are 2 black ABIT rounded cables, 1 ATA/133 and 1 Floppy. 2 generation 1 serial ATA cables, 2 serial ATA 4-Pin power adaptors, back plate with 2 USB 2.0 and 2 Firewire ports, ATX back plate, software drivers, jumper sticker, a quick installation guide and one serial ATA adaptor.
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