AOpen has been in the motherboard market for a while, and is currently trying to break back into the high-end and enthusiast markets with their latest incarnation, the AOpen AX4PE Max.

As you're about to see, AOpen has put together a very well-balanced motherboard that's able to provide a girth of features, performance, and some fairly nice tweaking options.

The competition is pretty stiff, but AOpen is able to produce quite a good piece of hardware…

Motherboard Specifications

CPU Interface
Socket-478
Chipset
Intel 82845PE MCH
Intel 82801DB ICH
Bus Speeds
100 - 248MHz (in 1MHz increments)
Core Voltages Supported
up to 1.85V (in 0.025V increments)
I/O Voltages Supported
N/A
DRAM Voltages Supported
up to 2.65V in 0.05V increments
Memory Slots
3 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
Expansion Slots
1 AGP 4X Slot
6 PCI Slots
Onboard RAID
Promise PDC20375 Serial ATA RAID
Onboard USB 2.0/IEEE-1394
USB 2.0 Supported through South Bridge,
TI TSB43AB22 FireWire Controller
Onboard LAN
Realtek 8100B 10/100 LAN
Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC650 6-channel audio
Onboard Serial ATA
See Onboard RAID
BIOS Revision
R1.00a (10/2/2002)
AOpen AX4PE Max: Basic Features

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