K8N - Socket 754 ATX, nForce3 250 Chipset, FSB400, 3DDR max 3GB, 8x AGP, ALC850-8CH Audio, 5PCI, RAID 0,1,0+1, 2 SATA ports, 10/100 Lan, 8 USB 2.0
FEATURES- nVIDIA nForce3 Pro 250GB Socket 754 Motherboard
The K8N is all about the flexibility of hardware choices and the
availability of hi-end specs. The K8N not only offers everything
you need, but we insist on providing everything you will need:
Serial ATA ports, 8-channel audio, optical S/PDIF out, advance RAID
options, even professional-grade native firewall to take care of
the security concerns! Make your smartest choice for everyday
computing with the K8N!
Includes Motherboard, Users manual, UltraDMA cable, IDE cable, FDD
cable, (2) Serial ATA cables, 2-port SATA power cable, 2-port
USB 2.0 Module, I/O shield.
* AMD processor
The K8N Supports AMD Athlon64 and AMD Sempron processors: The AMD Athlon
64 processor is based on AMD64 technology, which represents the landmark
introduction of the industry's first x86-64 technology. The AMD Sempron
is designed to give everyday computing compelling performance at an
* Serial ATA ports
K8N integrates 2 Serial ATA ports for your storage needs. Serial ATA is
the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance
for today and tomorrow. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial
ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software
* NV Firewall
NV Firewall is a high-performance, network-level firewall integrated
into K8N. It has professional grade traffic inspection capabilities and
advanced management features. In addition, NV Firewall also has unique
anti-hacking features not found in other PC firewalls! Because it is
native, NV Firewall eliminates interoperability issues, improves
throughput and protection, with no extra cost to your pocket or CPU
* AI Audio (8-channel Audio)
The ALC850 has eight channels of 16-Bit DAC, a stereo 16-Bit ADC, and an
AC97 2.3 compatible multi-channel audio designed for PC multimedia
systems. The CODEC can also automatically detect and identify what types
of peripherals are plugged into the audio I/O jacks and notifies users
of inappropriate connection. No more confusion of Line-in, Line-out and
* CrashFree BIOS2
Whenever BIOS gets corrupted, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 allows users to
reboot the computer and perform an smart auto-recovery procedure through
the motherboard support CD.
* AI Overclocking
ASUS K8N offers robust overclocking options to maximize your system
- SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200MHz up to 300MHz at 1MHz
- CPU, Memory and AGP voltage adjustable
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
* ASUS MyLogo2
You can convert your favorite photo into a color boot logo for a more
colorful and vivid image on your screen.
* Instant Music Lite
Through this unique feature, K8N is conveniently designed to allow users
to enjoy their favorite music without the need to enter Windows.
* ASUS EZ Flash
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS before entering operating
system. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required.
* C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to
open the case to clear the CMOS data. Just simply restart the system,
the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the
CPU setting again.
* 8 USB 2.0 ports support
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation
components and peripherals. Backward compatible with current USB 1.1
peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at
480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and ultra-fast data transfers.
-- SPECIFICATIONs ------------------------------------
- Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64, Sempron
AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32- and 64-bit
Supports AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
- 4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3.
CrashFree BIOS 2 and Q-Fan.
- nVIDIA nForce3 250
- (3) 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 3GB DDR400/DDR333/DDR266
ECC/non-ECC un-buffered DDR SDRAM memory.
- (5) 32-bit PCI slots (PCI v2.2)
(1) 32-bit AGP Pro/8x (1.5V only) slot
- Integrated Realtek ALC850, 8-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on back I/O
- Integrated chipset MAC with external PHY 10/100 Mbps Ethernet.
- (2) UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 ports
SERIAL ATA- (2) Serial ATA supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD
I/O PORTS - Back Panel: (1) Parallel port
(1) DB-9 Serial port
(2) PS/2 ports for Keyboard & Mouse
(1) 8-channel Audio I/O
(4) USB 2.0/1.1 ports
(1) 10BaseT/100BaseTX/RJ45 ports
(1) Optical S/PDIF Output
(1) Coaxial S/PDIF Output
(2) USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0
CPU/chassis/Power Fan connectors
20-pin ATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V power connector
CD/AUX audio in
Front Panel audio connector
CPU, Memory, and AGP voltage adjustable
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200MHz up to 300MHz at
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed AGP/PCI frequencies
ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
MANAGEMENT- WfM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL by PME,WOR by PME, Chassis Intrusion
- Support CD includes Drivers, ASUS PC Probe, Trend Micro
PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software (OEM version), and ASUS
PCB SIZE - ATX form factor, 12" x 9.6"