abit BG7E

..:: Introduction ::..

Abit Computer Corp. truly needs no introduction to the enthusiast community. They are well known throughout the industry for bringing incredible performance and overclocking options to their line of motherboards. Their SoftMenu Technology could easily be the one major item that Abit has been most widely known for. As we saw in our last review of an Abit motherboard, they are not well known for shelling out incredible packages full of extras. Instead, Abit focuses on their slogan, Speed, Performance, Power. Today, we’ll be taking a look at Abit’s Intel i845GE based BG7E. If you’re looking for a new motherboard and you’re on a budget, stay tuned to find out if the BG7E should be on your list. Let’s start off by first taking a good look at the official specifications for the Abit BG7E.

..:: Specifications ::..

Processor

  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processors with 400/533 MHz Front Side Bus
  • Supports Intel Hyper-threading technology

Chipset

  • Intel 845GE/ICH4 chipset
  • Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0)
  • Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100
  • Integrated graphics architecture yields higher 2D/3D performance
  • Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 4X Interface (1.5V)

Memory

  • Three 184-pin DIMM sockets (unbuffered Non-ECC DIMM)
  • Supports 2 DIMM DDR 200/266/333 or 3 DIMM DDR 200/266 (Max. 2GB)

Audio

  • On board ALC650 6-Channel CODEC
  • Professional digital audio interface supports 24-bit Optical S/PDIF Out

USB 2.0

  • Supports 6 Ports USB 2.0 at 480 Mb/sec transfer rate

Onboard LAN

  • On board 10/100M PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
  • 10/100M Operation supports ACPI

System BIOS

  • SOFT MENU™ III Technology
  • Support BIOS Protect function adjust by BIOS
  • 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 AGP slot, 5 PCI slots
  • 1 x Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB
  • 2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100 Connectors
  • 2 x USB headers, 1 x IrDA header
  • 1 x CD-IN, 1 x AUX-IN

Back Panel I/O Connectors

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse
  • 1 x Serial Port connector, 1 x VGA connector, 1 x Parallel Port connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out connector
  • Audio connectors (Center/Sub, Surround Speaker)
  • Audio connectors (Front Speaker, Line-in, Mic-in)
  • 2 x USB, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector