ASRock 939SLI-eSATA2 PCIe SLI AMD Athlon 64 Socket 939 Motherboard Review

Manufacturer ASRock
Name 939SLI eSATA2
Type / Chipset Socket 939 / ULi M1697 Chipset
Dimensions +++ 19 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 305 x 244mm.
Slots ++++ 3x pci, 3x PCI Express 1×16/1×8/1×1, 4x DDR PC2100 – PC3200 (max 4GB RAM)

+++ 1x Floppy, 2x UDMA133, 4x SATA II, 1x serial (and 1x IrDA), 1x parallel, 2x PS/2, onboard 10/100 Mbps base-T Ethernet (Realtek RTL8201 CL), 8x USB 2.0/1.1 (4x of them internal/optional, Slot bracket not included), 1x Gameport (mounting bracket isn’t delivered with the mainboard), 6-Channel AC’97 RealTek ALC660 onboard sound with 3x connectors (1x int. Aux, ext. Line out, ext. Line in, ext. Mic, or 5.1 sound) and 2x fan connectors.

Vcore +++ BIOS between 0.80 Volt and 1.45 Volt in steps of 0.025 Volt (Vcore depends on the used CPU)
Multiplier ++++ BIOS between 4x and 25x (max multi depends on the used CPU) and 1x to 5x HT
Host Frequency ++++ BIOS between 90 and 340 MHz (PCI-E 90 – 170 MHz)
VIO/VDD ++ VCCM (VDIMM) adjustable between Low, Normal and High, Chipset adjustable to Normal/High
Performance**** ++++ Benchmark ratings with AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Processor. 1x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCI-E graphic card: 7922 points with 3DMark 2003 2x Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP Nvidia 6600 GT PCI-E graphic card: 13577 points with 3DMark 2003
Manual and Labeling

++ Complete motherboard inscription and except for the often-mentioned missing BIOS section, it’s a detailed manual in different languages e.g. German, English, etc. Small devaluation of the manual, because the BIOS is explained only in the manual on the CDROM, which doesn’t help if you are in the BIOS! A positive feature is the additionally enclosed SATA II quick reference guide, and the description of all pin assignments.