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CeBIT 2004: more motherboards, the tour of AOpen, VIA, Chaintech, ECS booths

Let´s continue our report from CeBIT 2004 and take a look at various motherboards showcased at the booths of the well-known companies. This Spring in the spotlight are boards on Grantsdale/Alderwood (i915/i925) chipsets and similar LGA775 solutions from Taiwanese makers, all of them supporting DDR/DDR-2 and PCI Express.

One interesting novelty is AOpen MK915G-L ATX board on i915P (Grantsdale-P). It supports the new Socket T LGA775 processors with 800MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR400, PCI Express 16x, Gigabit LAN, 7-channel High Definition Audio:

AOpen MK915G-L

VIA booth: the operational reference board on VIA K8T800 Pro + VT8237 chipset for Athlon 64 that features 7.1-channel VIA Vynil Gold Eight-TRAC audio. The graphics card used is S3 Graphics´ reference on DeltaChrome S8 Nitro:

Reference on VIA K8T800 Pro

VIA again, another reference board now on integrated VIA PM880 chipset for Pentium 4.

Reference board on VIA PM880

Chaintech booth offers us two interesting exhibits in a row: Zenith Z925X motherboard for Socket T LGA775 processors on i925P (Alderwood) + ICH6R (4 x Dual DDR2-400/533 ECC/Non ECC, 1 x PCI Express 16x, 1 x PCI Express 1x, 4 x PCI, Gigabit LAN, 7-channel High Definition Audio), and SE5300 PCI Express 16x graphics card on GeForce 5200 (128MB 64-bit memory, 250/400MHz clock rates).

Chaintech Zenith Z925X, SE5300

Elitegroup (ECS) booth: Photon KV2 motherboard on VIA K8T800 Pro + VT8237 chipset for Socket 939 Athlon 64. Supports dual-channel DDR400, features 7.1-channel audio, dual LAN, etc.

ECS Photon KV2

Elitegroup 915P-A board on i915P + ICH6 chipset. Supports Socket T LGA775 processors with 800MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR2-400/533, PCI Express 16x, 2 x PCI Express 1x, 3 x PCI, Gigabit LAN, 4 x SATA:

ECS 915P-A

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