Soltek PT880PRO-FGR

..:: Introduction ::..

Over the past two years, Soltek has strived to bring their clients solid motherboard solutions, while offering very competitive pricing schemes, and overall performance. Not too long ago, they made an attempt to make some inroads into the United States, the main area where they lacked a large presence, especially in comparison to Asia and Europe. Due to the less than ideal financial times, Soltek was forced to close their offices within the United States, and concentrate on penetrating the US market as much as possible for their home base in Taiwan. Soltek has always been one to offer some unique motherboards when it comes to aesthetics, whether it’s a silver, white, golden, or purple PCB, they’re always moving ahead. Today, we have a review of Soltek’s latest “Pro Series” motherboard, based off of the VIA PT880 chipset. We’ll be taking a look at the performance of not only the Soltek PT880PRO-FGR, but the PT880 chipset as well. We haven’t heard good things on the overclocking end so far, but performance has made some heads turn. Let’s see what Soltek has to offer with the PT880PRO-FGR.

..:: Soltek PT880PRO-FGR Specifications ::..

Processor

  • CPU Socket 478 on board, Supporting Intel® Pentium 4 Processor
  • (Prescott (Up to 3.00GHz) / Northwood / Celeron)

Chipset

  • VIA PT880 Northbridge
  • VIA VT8237 Southbridge
  • VIA VT6307 FireWire
  • Realtek Vinyl Audio
  • VIA Gigabit Ethernet

Memory

  • 4 DDR DIMM 184-Pin Slots
  • Supporting non-ECC Dual-channel DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM up to 4GB
  • Supporting installation of mixed volumes yet same type of DDR SDRAM modules

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x AGP 8X
  • 5 x PCI
  • 2 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 1 x UDMA/133/100/66 RAID
  • 1 x FDD
  • 4 x SATA IDE/RAID
  • 8 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x FireWire

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 2 x Serial
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 1 x Audio I/O (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ-45 Port
  • 1 x IEEE1394 Port

Other Features

  • STR Function
  • BIOS Writing Protection
  • FSB Setting (DIP & BIOS)
  • BIOS VCore Setting
  • BIOS AGP, DIMM Voltage Setting
  • SmartDoc. Anti-Burning Shield
  • Multiplier Setting
  • H/W Monitor