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

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First post, by mattrock1988

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Hey guys,

Any idea if a list of motherboards that support SB-LINK exists? I might consider another build with this port if possible.

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Reply 1 of 108, by Anonymous Coward

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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.

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Reply 3 of 108, by Tertz

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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

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Reply 4 of 108, by brostenen

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Intel VC-820 has it too....

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Reply 5 of 108, by Anonymous Coward

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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.

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Reply 6 of 108, by Imperious

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My Epox EP-MVP3G5 Has one.

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Reply 8 of 108, by PARUS

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Intel D850GB
http://www.tomshw.it/guides/hardware/motherbo … %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.

Reply 9 of 108, by stamasd

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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/Soyo- … bb.html?page=23 )
Soyo SY-6KL ( http://www.manualslib.com/manual/769386/Soyo- … 6kl.html?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/20040604202139/htt … /platinix2d.htm)

i850:
QDI Legend PlatiniX 4x ( https://web.archive.org/web/20050104042720/ht … roducts/px4.htm )

VIA Apollo Pro133:
ATREND ATC 6310V-01 (source: http://www.interloper.com/products/product-de … rch_str=bsearch )
Shuttle AV11 V3.0 ( http://soggi.eu/motherboards/shuttle/AV11-V3.0.htm )

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Reply 10 of 108, by Ozzuneoj

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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.

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Reply 11 of 108, by HighTreason

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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.

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Reply 12 of 108, by Imperious

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There is already a thread created for this exact subject a little while ago, maybe the mods can combine them.

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Reply 13 of 108, by stamasd

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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.

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Reply 15 of 108, by stamasd

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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/datasheets2/13/1364787_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/Datash … /DSA-639553.pdf They do implement "serial IRQ for legacy compatibility" but that seems to be something completely different.

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Reply 17 of 108, by stamasd

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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.

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Reply 18 of 108, by stamasd

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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/y6YAAOxy4eJTOaEC/s-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-socket-4 … -02-tailk@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.

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Reply 19 of 108, by Carlos S. M.

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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)

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