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Review: Iwill KK266 Socket A (Page 2/9)

Posted: February 8, 2001
Written by: Tuan "Solace" Nguyen


Supports Socket A for AMD Athlon and Duron Processors
Supports Athlon Processors from 700 MHz to 1.2 GHz and Higher
Supports Duron Processors from 600 MHz to 800 MHz and Higher
Supports Adjustable Vcore & VIO

VIA Apollo KT133A Chipset (North Bridge Controller)
VIA VT82C686B Chipset (South Bridge Controller)
C-Media CMI8378 Sound Chip

Bus Frequency
Supports DDR 266/200 MHz FSB
MicroStepping Iwill CPU Frequency Setting
Bye-Bye Jumper Iwill Smart Setting (Software CPU Frequency Setting)

System Memory
3 x 168-pin DIMM Sockets Support up to 1.5 GB of PC133 Memory
Supports PC133/PC100 SDRAM and VCM Memory Types
Supports 64/128/256/512 MB SDRAM Modules
Supports 3.3V Unbuffered/Registered DIMM

On Board IDE
Dual ATA 100/66/33 IDE Channels
Supports ATAPI IDE CD-ROM, ZIP-100 & LS-120

C-Media® CMI-87383D Sound Chip
4.1 Channel Hardware Sound
32-voice HRTF-base 3D Positional Audio
Supports Microsoft® DirectSound and Aureal® A3D
Supports EAX (Environmental Audio eXtension) Sound Effects

I/O Interface
1 x FDD (Floppy Port)
2 x ATA/100 IDE Ports
1 x PS/2 Mouse (supports auto swapping)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard (supports auto swapping)
1 x Parallel Port
2 x Serial Ports
4 x USB Ports (2 x optional)
3 x Audio Ports (Line-IN/Line-OUT/MIC)
1 x Game/MIDI Port
1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
1 x Internal IR Header
1 x SMBus Header

Expansion Slots
1 x AGP Slot (AGP 4X/2X Mode; 32-bit/66 MHz AGP Protocol)
6 x PCI 2.2 Bus Master Slots
1 x ISA Slot

2 Mb EEPROM with Flash Protection
"Bye-Bye Jumper" Iwill Smart Setting
PC99 Compliant
Supports Plug and Play (PnP)
Supports ACPI 1.0
Supports APM 1.2
Supports DMI 2.1

Power Management
RTC Alarm
Wake ON Modem (WOM)
Windows 2000/98/95 Power Off

What a stellar feature set. Iwill definitely didn’t choose to cut corners on its board and we’re glad it didn’t. Notice that the onboard C-Media CMI sound chip has support for EAX as well as A3D 1.0 technology.

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