When AMD started to include the primary memory controller with the processor core they removed one of the only items that separated the different chipsets in terms of performance. We suspect that the Soltek can do much better than with lower ratios, but that is the current limit of the CPU range. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Once again, this arrangement proved to limit overclocking capabilities with a SATA drive, though the board was still capable with an IDE hard drive. However, the Chaintech still succeeds better than almost any value in the area of overclocking.

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Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The best bandwidth was consistently at 9 to 11 at every speed, with TRas 10 always in the best range at every speed. This motherboard doesn’t come with a huge number of included goodies but there should be enough to get you up and running with the bare minimums.

While it is clear that Soltek has designed the K8AN2E for value, like the Chaintech VNF, it is interesting that Soltek decided to implement most of the unique features of the nF family by using the premium Gb chipset instead of the cheaper nF Lower Ratio x 9 1: The Soltek is smaller than a full ATX size, but the layout is very good, better than you might expect in a smaller board.

This chip is called a PHY Physical layer chip and negotiates data transfers between the network and chipset.


Soltek K8AN2E-GR Mainboard

The floppy location will be a concern to some with a lower right i8an2e location, but this will not likely be a problem in the cases that are most likely to be combined with the value Soltek board. Log in Don’t have an account? There is clearly room for 3 connectors; it even appears the board was designed for 3 dimm slots. We suspect that the Soltek can do much better than with lower ratios, but that is the current limit of the CPU range.

Memory Stress Test Results: After careful consideration I have decided to transfer all hardware review activities to a new domain. The issue with this is that if you are browsing a p0rn site or checking your online bank balance the “spoofing” user will be able to intercept a copy of data originally intended for your computer.

There is also a useful range of chipset voltage adjustments missing from the Asus, and an HT range to 5X. Knowing this nVidia has made a few breakthroughs in their latest chipset that begin to focus on overall usability and protection. The other controls that are needed for excellent overclocking with the Soltek are all here. Please update your bookmarks and be sure to visit the new and improved Ninjalane at Hardwareasylum. Log in Don’t have an account?

Soltek K8AN2E-GR Mainboard |

All-in-all, Soltek makes fewer compromises than the Chaintech VNF in their effort to control price of the board. The memory voltage extends to 2. While GigaLAN capability is built into the chipset there still needs to be an interpreter chip to convert the chipset signals to something usable by the RJ45 connector Ethernet over copper.


All benchmarks were run at a TRas setting of Personally I am not and might never be one for onboard audio but I will admit the CineSurround headphone option did wonders for grr quality. The process involves a user on the network “spoofing” their identity to make your computer think that their computer is the router to the outside world.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The board managed to reach a more respectable CPU g the maximum available with the latest BIOS with an IDE drive, but this is still far short of the to that we have seen with other nForce boards. Another departure from the usual for Soltek is the use of two DIMM connectors instead of the more common 3 connectors, which will be an issue to some end users.

Socket Roundup, Part 3: The CPU voltage options to just 1. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

Socket 754 Roundup, Part 3: Asus, Soltek & DFI

Socket Roundup, Part 3: However, please keep in mind that Socket is single-channel and will still operate at top speed with just one DIMM. Wednesday, September 15, The main IDE connectors are located in the preferred upper right edge.

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