Chaintech VNF4 Zenith VE

..:: Introduction ::..

It’s been quite a while since we were last able to take a good look-see at a product coming from the likes of Chaintech. The last time we looked at a Chaintech product, we were quite impressed with both the quality of the product as well as the cost that it came with. The stability was top notch, along with an excellent PCB design. Today, we’ll be examining the VNF4 Zenith Value Edition. This board is based off of the nForce4 chipset, and features a rather unique layout in terms of the “norm” for socket 939 motherboards. Will this board live up to our expectations? Read on to find out!

..:: VNF4 Zenith VE Specifications ::..


  • AMD Athlon™ 64/Athlon 64 FX, Socket 939 (939-pin), 2000MT/s


  • NVIDIA nForce4 (CK8-04)
  • Vitesse Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
  • Realtek ALC850 7.1 AC 97' Audio CODEC


  • 4 DDR-I DIMM Slots
  • DDR-I 266/333/400MHz RAM
  • Max: 4GB

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x PCI-E x16
  • 2 x PCI-E x1
  • 3 x PCI
  • 2 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 1 x FDD
  • 4 x SATA
  • 10 x USB 2.0 (Total)

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 2 x Serial
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 6 x Audio I/O
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 Ports