ASRock 939A8X-M AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 motherboard Review

Manufacturer ASRock
Name 939A8X-M
Type / Chipset Socket 939 / ULi M1689 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 20 mm (40 mm radius) around the socket to the next capacitor or other parts of the mainboard – for further information see Fit for Fan. The overall size is 244 x 219mm.
Slots + 3x pci, 1x AGP (1.5V 4x/8x), 4x DDR PC2100 – PC3200 (max. 4GB RAM)

+++ 1x Floppy, 2x UDMA133, 2x SATA, 1x serial (and 1x IrDA), 1x parallel, 2x PS/2, onBoard 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet, 8x USB 2.0/1.1 (4x internal/optional), 1x Gameport (mounting bracket isn’t delivered with the mainboard), 8-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC850 onboard sound 6x connectors (1x int. Aux, 1x ext. S/PDIF, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, ext. Front out, ext. Side out, ext. Rear out, ext. Center/Subwoofer) and 2x fan connectors.

Vcore +++ BIOS between 0.80 Volt and 1.55 Volt in steps of 0.025 Volt / Jumper not available
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (1x to 5x HT) / Jumper not available
FSB ++++ BIOS between 140 and 300 MHz / Jumper not available
VIO/VDD + VCCM (VDIMM) between 2.61 Volt and 2.72 Volt
Performance**** +++ Ratings with HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 Pro graphic card and Catalyst 3.6 ! AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 3514 points with 3DMark 2003 and 13702 points with 3DMark 2000
Manual and Labeling

+ Complete motherboard inscription and except the missing BIOS section detailed motherboard manual in different languages e.g. German, English, etc.. Easy devaluation of the manual, because the BIOS is explained only in the manual on the CDROM, where it doesn’t helps if one is in the BIOS! Furthermore the inscription is not good readable caused by the MicroATX format.