Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro

..:: Introduction ::..

Leadtek is a name synonymous for performance and quality in the graphics card industry. Leadtek boasts some of the most performance user oriented products on the market when it comes to graphics cards, and they have begun to step up to the plate in the motherboard arena. NVIDIA’s original nForce chipset was one of the most hyped chipsets that I can remember, and it has been no different with the release of the nForce2 chipset. Many users were originally satisfied with nForce, but it left some expectations unmet. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Leadtek K7NCR18D-Pro to see if the nForce2 chipset and the Leadtek motherboard have more bark than bite.

..:: Specifications ::..

Processor

  • AMD Athlon/XP, Duron Socket A Processors
  • Supports up to 333 Front-Side Bus

Platform Processors

  • Nvidia nForce2-ST (nForce2 SPP + nForce2 MCP-T)

Memory

  • Supports 3, 184 -pin DIMM sockets for DDR -SDRAM module
  • Support up to 3GB of memory
  • Support up to DDR 400 memory
  • 128 bit Dual DDR Memory Architecture

Audio (APU)

  • Built-in NVIDIA SoundStorm Audio with Dolby Digital 5.1 Encoding, SPDIF Digital Output & 6-Channel Speaker Support

Onboard LAN

  • Built-in 10/100 NVIDIA Ethernet

Back Panel I/O Connectors

  • PS/2 Mini-Din mouse & keyboard ports
  • RJ45 connector (LAN version only)
  • Two USB2.0 Ports (l header provided for extra 4 USB 2.0 port)
  • One 25 pin D-SUB female printer port
  • Two 9 pin D-SUB male serial port for COM1 & COM2
  • Game/Midi port, Line_In, Line_Out and Mic_In jacks

Internal I/O Connectors

  • 1 x 32 bit 8X AGP slot
  • 4 x 32 bit PCI slot
  • 1 x ACR slot

System BIOS

  • AWARD BIOS, supports PnP, APM, Multi-Device booting features (Floppy, LS120, CD-ROM, IDE, SCSI, ZIP, ATAPI)
  • Supports ACPI 1.0b (Advanced Configuration Power Interface): S1, S3 (Suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to DISK or RAM)
  • Boot-up anti-virus support