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Review: Jetway N2VIEW

by Ryszard Sommefeldt on 12 May 2004, 00:00

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Jetway

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Jetway N2VIEW MagicTwin

Jetway N2VIEW
CPU Support All Socket A processors. Support for all 266/333/400MHz Athlon, Athlon XP and Duron processors, including Barton and all other cache level variants.
Northbridge NVIDIA nForce2 IGP-128/333
Memory Support 3 slots, up to DDR333, 3GB max, dual-channel
AGP 8X
Southbridge NVIDIA MCP
Audio Realtek ALC655 from MCP feed
Audio Connectivity 3 port backplane speaker/mic
PCI 5 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.1 slots
IDE 2 ATA133 compliant ports from MCP
IDE RAID None
SATA None
SATA RAID None
Networking NVIDIA nForce2 Fast Ethernet controller, 10/100Mbit
USB MCP, 4 x backplane USB2.0, 2 x I/O USB2.0 (unsupplied)
FireWire None
Other I/O Dual use PS/2, Parallel

Analysing the spec sheet tells you everything you need to know. It's nForce2 without the MCP-T bridge, instead using the cheaper, less feature packed MCP version. That means no FireWire or Soundstorm audio, but you still get a pair of ATA133 ports, Ethernet networking and audio pushed through Realtek's ubiquitous ALC655 CODEC.

No SATA, unlike the PT800TWIN, means your disk connectivity options are slightly limited out of the box, but it's forgiveable. AGP makes an appearance for overriding the onboard VGA core, you get 5 PCI slots for expansion and 4 USB2.0 ports.

Ports

Like the PT800TWIN, the N2VIEW's features aren't its strongest point.