List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Discussion about old sound cards, MIDI devices and sound related accessories.

List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby mattrock1988 » 2016-3-12 @ 19:34

Hey guys,

Any idea if a list of motherboards that support SB-LINK exists? I might consider another build with this port if possible.
Retro PC: Intel Pentium III @ 1 GHz, Intel SE440BX-2, 32 GB IDE DOM, 384 MB SDRAM, DVD-ROM, 1.44 MB floppy, Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600 AGP, Creative SoundBlaster AWE64, Aureal Vortex 2, DreamBlaster S1, Windows 98 SE
User avatar
mattrock1988
Newbie
 
Posts: 96
Joined: 2011-10-19 @ 18:25

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Anonymous Coward » 2016-3-13 @ 00:15

I think the Abit BX6 R2 board I used to have had a port. I'm pretty sure many of the boards from 1998-2000 had it.
Will the highways on the internets become more few?
V'Ger XT|Upgraded AT|Ultimate 386|Super VL/EISA 486|SMP VL/EISA Pentium
User avatar
Anonymous Coward
l33t
 
Posts: 2485
Joined: 2008-3-20 @ 05:37
Location: Shandong, China

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Chewhacca » 2016-3-13 @ 00:16

Can't think of a list, but a lot of Super Socket 7 boards as well as Intel 440 series chipset boards have an sb-link header.
User avatar
Chewhacca
Member
 
Posts: 154
Joined: 2011-5-19 @ 11:40
Location: Australia

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Tertz » 2016-5-06 @ 19:09

P4:
Legend QDI PlatiniX 2DI-AL/C
Bare-Bone BB-P4BA

440BX:
Abit BF6, BE6-II, BX133-RAID
Asus P2B
Gigabyte GA-6BXC
Gigabyte GA-6BX7+ r1.1 (optional)
Intel SE440BX-2

other:
Epox EP-MVP3C
Last edited by Tertz on 2016-6-18 @ 13:36, edited 5 times in total.
Tertz
Oldbie
 
Posts: 792
Joined: 2015-1-22 @ 21:44

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby brostenen » 2016-5-06 @ 19:18

Intel VC-820 has it too....
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick I tell.... (never tried though)

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011
User avatar
brostenen
l33t
 
Posts: 4190
Joined: 2014-5-07 @ 21:13
Location: Northern Jutland, Denmark.

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Anonymous Coward » 2016-5-07 @ 02:47

I just checked the Abit BF6 manual. That board has it too. I would guess that all Abit boards with BX chipset have it, if not all or most of their slot 1 boards.
Will the highways on the internets become more few?
V'Ger XT|Upgraded AT|Ultimate 386|Super VL/EISA 486|SMP VL/EISA Pentium
User avatar
Anonymous Coward
l33t
 
Posts: 2485
Joined: 2008-3-20 @ 05:37
Location: Shandong, China

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Imperious » 2016-5-07 @ 03:03

My Epox EP-MVP3G5 Has one.
Abit KT7-RAID,Athlon XP-M Barton@450-2400,512mb Sdram,Quadro FX3000,Voodoo1,Vortex 2 and SB16 CT2740,Win98
Lucky Star LS-486e,Intel 486dx2-66,64mb EDO,S3 Trio64V+,AWE64 value,Win95
Imperious
Oldbie
 
Posts: 531
Joined: 2012-6-18 @ 14:02
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby NJRoadfan » 2016-5-07 @ 04:12

AOpen:
AX6B
AX6B Plus
AX6BC
NJRoadfan
Oldbie
 
Posts: 845
Joined: 2012-5-26 @ 03:54
Location: Northern NJ

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby PARUS » 2016-5-07 @ 05:52

Intel D850GB
http://www.tomshw.it/guides/hardware/motherboard/20090316/images/Garibaldi%20top-down.jpg

Unfortunately it happened historically that SB-Link connector disappeared exactly just after ISA bus disappeared. Altough SB-Link makes sense when ISA bus is absent :) It is sad.
User avatar
PARUS
Member
 
Posts: 191
Joined: 2013-4-14 @ 04:03

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby stamasd » 2016-5-22 @ 02:29

It seems that such a list hasn't been made, and I think it's needed. I will start it. Ordered by chipset I think would be best. Feel free to add to it.

i440BX:
Abit BH6 (I have it)
Soyo SY-6BB ( http://www.manualslib.com/manual/769387 ... ml?page=23 )
Soyo SY-6KL ( http://www.manualslib.com/manual/769386 ... tml?page=4 )


i845:
Legend QDI PlatiniX 2DI-AL/C (source: http://www.flaterco.com/kb/plague/index.html you can see the SBlink to the right of the battery)
probably other boards from the Legend QDI PlatiniX series (source: http://web.archive.org/web/200406042021 ... inix2d.htm)

i850:
QDI Legend PlatiniX 4x ( https://web.archive.org/web/20050104042 ... ts/px4.htm )


VIA Apollo Pro133:
ATREND ATC 6310V-01 (source: http://www.interloper.com/products/prod ... tr=bsearch )
Shuttle AV11 V3.0 ( http://soggi.eu/motherboards/shuttle/AV11-V3.0.htm )
Last edited by stamasd on 2016-5-25 @ 02:10, edited 2 times in total.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O
stamasd
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1143
Joined: 2014-8-31 @ 19:59
Location: Connecticut

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2016-5-22 @ 02:46

I have a Wintec\Edom W6BXA Rev 4 440BX board that has one. I actually just got it running today with a slot 1 P3 450 as a test bench for other hardware since it's a highly compatible platform and this board has AGP, 4 PCI and 3 ISA, plus an SB link header, and it has a good selection of BIOS settings. I even overclocked the P3 to 600Mhz. Planning on trying out the sblink some time soon.
Last edited by Ozzuneoj on 2016-5-22 @ 03:43, edited 1 time in total.
Time Machine = FIC PA-2013 2.1 - K6-2 500 - 256MB PC-100 - TNT2 Pro 16MB AGP - Labway Yamaha YMF719-E - Midiman MM401
Amibay For Sale Threads
I have lots of PC stuff for sale on Mercari! Get a $10 sign up credit with invite code VBGQMM.
User avatar
Ozzuneoj
Oldbie
 
Posts: 837
Joined: 2016-3-16 @ 21:33

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby HighTreason » 2016-5-22 @ 02:57

QDI BrillianX I (P6I440BX / B1S) has the connector.
The Jetway J7BXA does too. I suspect very few 440BX motherboards lack the connector as all the ones I have worked with have had it.
User avatar
HighTreason
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1186
Joined: 2014-7-08 @ 14:50
Location: Hull, UK

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Imperious » 2016-5-22 @ 03:20

There is already a thread created for this exact subject a little while ago, maybe the mods can combine them.
Abit KT7-RAID,Athlon XP-M Barton@450-2400,512mb Sdram,Quadro FX3000,Voodoo1,Vortex 2 and SB16 CT2740,Win98
Lucky Star LS-486e,Intel 486dx2-66,64mb EDO,S3 Trio64V+,AWE64 value,Win95
Imperious
Oldbie
 
Posts: 531
Joined: 2012-6-18 @ 14:02
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby stamasd » 2016-5-22 @ 03:59

Well to be honest I'm more interested in listing non-BX boards; the BX has some shortcomings that I'm trying to avoid so I want to see what else is out there.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O
stamasd
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1143
Joined: 2014-8-31 @ 19:59
Location: Connecticut

Re: List of motherboards that support SB-LINK

Postby Stiletto » 2016-5-22 @ 10:21

Merged threads.
"I see a little silhouette-o of a man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you
do the Fandango!" - Queen

Stiletto
User avatar
Stiletto
l33t
 
Posts: 3841
Joined: 2002-7-01 @ 21:57

Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby stamasd » 2016-5-25 @ 02:09

I was under the impression that Via chipsets don't support PC/PCI but only DDMA for legacy support.

That is however wrong. I have found a socket 370 motherboard based on the Via Apollo Pro 133 chipset that has SB-link. http://soggi.eu/motherboards/shuttle/AV11-V3.0.htm

Digging into the datasheet for the VT82C596B southbridge reveals that it does indeed support the PC/PCI protocol http://pdf.datasheetcatalog.com/datashe ... 4787_1.pdf

However the southbridges used in Athlon chipsets (KT133 etc, i.e VT82C686B and subsequent) do not support PC/PCI http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dlmain/ ... 639553.pdf They do implement "serial IRQ for legacy compatibility" but that seems to be something completely different.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O
stamasd
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1143
Joined: 2014-8-31 @ 19:59
Location: Connecticut

Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby firage » 2016-5-28 @ 08:21

ASUS P3B-F and CUBX have the solder spot for the header, but it's not there anymore.
User avatar
firage
Oldbie
 
Posts: 883
Joined: 2013-1-06 @ 21:43
Location: Finland

Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby stamasd » 2016-5-28 @ 11:12

I would be really interested if anyone knew of a motherboard with chipset i845 or later with SB-link. There seems to be one http://www.bare-bone.com/p4ba/eindex.htm but it seems that it was made by a small company only for the Chinese market.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O
stamasd
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1143
Joined: 2014-8-31 @ 19:59
Location: Connecticut

Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby stamasd » 2016-6-14 @ 00:54

OK trying to keep this up-to-date with the results of my latest searches:

i845 chipset motherboards which have (or potentially have) PCPCI
QDI PlatiniX 2E/333 has solder pads for PC/PCI header. Got one recently, will solder header and test
Other motherboards from the PlatiniX 2 series, e.g. PlatiniX2-A which has the header already soldered http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/y6YAAOxy4 ... -l1600.jpg

I found a few ECS motherboards that seem to have solder pads for PC/PCI header

i848P (cut down version of the i865PE with only one DDR channel instead of 2):
ECS 848P-A http://76.my/Malaysia/ecs-848p-intel-so ... ailk@2.jpg not a great pic, the header is to the left of the battery

i865PE:
ECS 865PE-A

Both use the ICH5 southbridge, so it's a distinct possibility that it's really a PC/PCI. I have one of the above on the way and will be testing.
I/O, I/O,
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,
I/O, I/O
stamasd
Oldbie
 
Posts: 1143
Joined: 2014-8-31 @ 19:59
Location: Connecticut

Re: List of motherboards with SB-link (PC/PCI) header

Postby Carlos S. M. » 2016-6-14 @ 10:26

Some motherboards i can confirm to have SB-Link/PCPCI of all i have:

ASUS P2B (i440BX)
Tekram P6B40-A4X (i440BX)
ECS P6BX-A+ (i440BX)
QDI Platinix 2A (i845 SDRAM)
Epox EP-MVP3G2 (VIA MVP3+VT82C596B)
Carlos S. M.
Oldbie
 
Posts: 645
Joined: 2016-5-25 @ 17:01
Location: Canary Islands, Spain

Next

Return to Sound

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: tgod and 2 guests