ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

ECS Elitegroup K7S5A in the test: The inexpensive SiS735 is good for it

The Southbridge

The functions of the 'Southbridge' also fall more or less r in the usual framework. The support of ATA33/66/100, six busmaster-capable PCI slots, 6 USB ports, AMR/CNR slots as well as integrated sound and modem are currently the standard. As an extra, however, SiS has also built in a network interface. On the other hand, buyers of the old ISA bus have to do without a board with SiS735. The bus did not find a way into the chip.

The Southbridge in comparison
MAGiK 1 KT266 SiS 735 Chip designation M1535D + VT8233 - PCI slots 6 6 6 ISA bus No No No ATA 33/66/100 Yes Yes Yes USB ports 6 6 6 Integrated modem solution Yes Yes Yes Integrated sound solution Yes Yes Yes AMR/CNR Yes Yes Yes Lan No Yes Yes

But now let's turn our view from the general theory and dedicate ourselves to our special oneExample, the ECS Elitegroup K7S5A.


ECS Elitegroup K7S5A

  • Form factor
    • Socket A ATX (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
  • Processor
    • Supports AMD Athlon and Duron
    • Automatic CPU detection
    • 200/266MHz System Bus
  • Chipset
    • SiS735 chipset (passively cooled)
  • RAM
    • 2x 184 pin DIMM (DDR RAM)
    • 2x 168 pin DIMM (SDRAM)
    • Supports PC1600/2100 DDR RAM with 2.5V
    • Maximum memory size with DDR RAM: 1.0GB
    • Supports PC100/133 SDRAM at 3.3V
    • Maximum memory size with SDRAM: 1.0GB
  • Expansion slots
    • 1x AGP 4x slot
    • 5x 32 bit PCI slots
    • 1x ACR slot
    • 2x Fan connections (monitor capable)
    • 2 IDE ports (UDMA 33/66/100)
  • External connections
    • 1x parallel port
    • 2x serial ports
    • 6 USB ports (2x internal, 4x optional)
    • 1x game port
    • 1x microph one in
    • 1x Speaker Out
    • 1x Line in
  • Bios
    • AMI Bios with 2MBit Flash ROM
  • Other functions
    • Keyboard Power-On
    • Wake-On-LAN, Wake-On-Modem
  • Special features
    • Multiplier cannot be manipulated
    • Front side bus cannot be manipulated (only CPU/memory clock ratio)
    • CPU voltage not manipulable

On the next page: Scope of delivery