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Review: Shuttle AS45GTR SiS648 Motherboard

by Tarinder Sandhu on 22 September 2002, 00:00

Tags: Shuttle

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Specification in detail


Specifications in detail


Supports Intel Pentium® 4 Socket478 processor
400/533MHz System Data Bus


SiS648/963 chipset
Supports AGP 4X/8x, AGP2.0 and 3.0 specification 
Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB v2.0)
Supports Dual Ultra ATA 133/100/66/33 channels supporting 4 devices


Supports Three 184-pin DDR DIMM module
Supports up to 2GB MAX
Supports PC1600, PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200 (indirectly)
Supports ECC RAM


ALC650 single chip 6-channel CODEC on-board

System BIOS

Award Plug and Play BIOS supports APM and ACPI
Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS

Multi I/O Functions

2 Channels Bus Master IDE Ports support Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors
1 Floppy Port (up to 2.88MB)
1 Parallel Port (EPP/ECP)
2 Serials Ports
2 USB 2.0 Connectors
Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC-in, and Game Port )

RAID (Standard IDE and Serial ATA)

High Point HPT372 IDE Controller
Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate
RAID0 (Stripping mode for boosting performance)
RAID1 (Mirroring mode for data security)
RAID 0+1 (Striping and Mirroring)

On-board Marvell 88i8030 serial ATA interface supporting 2x serial ATA connectors for RAID0 and RAID1 at up to 1.5Gb/s


ATX form factor
1 AGP 4X/8X slot,5 PCI slots
Hardware Monitoring ? Including Fan speed, Voltages, CPU and System temperature and one thermal header for other devices temperature monitoring
Keyboard and Mouse Power On
2 USB headers

Reasonably feature-packed specifications.

A quick note here. The AS45 GTR does not support the older 3.3v AGP video cards, although there is adequate provision to ensure said cards cannot have a detrimental effect when inserted. 

Secondly, the AS45GTR would not boot when I tried installing and running a 2.8GHz Pentium 4. I received one long beep once the power button was depressed. I'm sure  that a simple BIOS update will cure this problem, however.