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Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review

Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The VIA K8T890 chipset supports PCI Express, so as you'd expect we see a full PCI Express x16 video slot on this board.
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External Mfg. Website: Albatron Feb 17 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Albatron K8X890 Pro II

Albatron's BIOS

In the DRAM configuration portion of the BIOS we have the usual memory tweaks we'd expect from a motherboard, like CAS Latency, RAS To CAS and Row precharge. We can also set the memory to run at different speeds. In the LDT & PCI Bus Control you can adjust the width of the HyperTransport link as well as its operating frequency.

In Frequency/Voltage Control you can change the multiplier according to what processor you're running. PCI Express speed can also be adjusted but it's best to leave this at 100 MHz (its default). Motherboard clock speed can be adjusted between 200-300 MHz in 1 MHz increments. Maximum CPU voltage is 1.85V while DDR is 2.9V and HyperTransport is 1.35V. You can also bump the Northbridge and Southbridge voltages up 0.3V+.

PCStats Test System Specs:

AMD Athlon64 4000+

Clock Speed:

12 x 200 MHz = 2.4 GHz


ASRock K8 Combo-Z/ASR (ALi M1689)*
Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 (K8T800 Pro)*
MSI K8T Neo2 FIR (K8T800 Pro)*
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (NF3 Ultra)*
Epox 9NDA3+ (NF3 Ultra)*
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9 (NF4 Ultra)**
Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI (NF4 SLI)**
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum/SLI (NF4 SLI)**
Albatron K8X890 Pro II (K8T890)**


Asus X800XT/VTD*
MSI RX800XT-VTD256**


2x 512MB Mushkin PC3200 Special Ed.

Hard Drive: 40GB Western Digital Special Ed
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: Seasonic Super Tornado 400W
Software Setup

WindowsXP Build 2600
VIA 4in1 4.55V
Forceware 6.10 Beta
Catalyst 4.12

Workstation Benchmarks

SYSMark 2004
Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
Super Pi
SiSoft Sandra 2004
Comanche 4
X2: The Threat
Doom 3

*Using the Asus X800XT/TVD which is based on the Radeon X800XT PE GPU. **Using the PCI Express-based MSI RX800XT-VTD256 which uses the Radeon X800XT GPU (slightly slower than the Asus card).

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Contents of Article: Albatron K8X890 Pro II
 Pg 1.  Albatron K8X890 Pro II K8T890 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  The sexy new K8T890 chipset!
 Pg 3.  — Albatron's BIOS
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: SYSmark 2004
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2004, Winbench 99
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: 3DMark05, AquaMark3
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: Comanche 4, X2: The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: UT2004, Doom 3

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