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AmigaOne - Motherboards - Comparison

The comparative specifications for the PPC motherboards are as follows:

Item Eyetech Troika
AmigaOne
SE-G3
AmigaOne
XE-G3
AmigaOne
XE-G4
MicroA1-C (G3) MicroA1-I (G3) Amy_05 (G3)
Form Factor Std ATX Std ATX Std ATX Mini-ITX Mini-ITX Mini-ITX
Size (mm) 305x244 305x244 305x244 170x170 170x170 170x170
CPU 750CXe 750FX 7451 750FX 750GX 750FX
CPU speed 600MHz 800MHz 800MHz (>933MHz) 800MHz (>933Hz) 800MHz (>933Hz) ?
CPU upgradable No Yes Yes Yes No No
CPU socket No Yes
(A1 Megaarray)
Yes
(A1 Megaarray)
Yes
(A1 Megaarray)
No No
CPU cooling Passive Active (fan) Active (fan) Active (fan) Passive Active (fan)
FSB 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MHz
Memory slots 2 x DIMM 2 x DIMM 2 x DIMM 1 x SODIMM 1 x SODIMM 2 x DIMM
Memory type SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM
Memory specification Registered 133 Registered 133 Registered 133 Registered 133 Registered 133 Registered 133
Memory maximum 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 1GB
Memory onboard 0 0 0 256MB 256MB Flash memories
Northbridge Articia 'S' with fix Articia 'S' with fix Articia 'S' with fix Articia 'S' with fix Articia 'S' with fix Tundra TSI107
Southbridge VIA 82C686B VIA 82C686B VIA 82C686B VIA 82C686B N/A N/A
PCI 33 MHz 4 Slots 4 Slots 4 Slots none none 2 Slots
PCI 66MHz 1 Slot 1 Slot 1 Slot 1 Slot
(1-3 with riser)
1 Slot
(1-3 with riser)
none
Graphics onboard none none none ATI 7000 32MB ATI 7000 32MB ?
Graphics outputs N/A N/A N/A SVGA, S-Video, Composite SVGA, S-Video, Composite N/A
Audio onboard AMR slot AC-97
(early boards only as didn't work)
AC-97
(early boards only as didn't work)
CMI8738 6-channel 5.1 surround sound with CDROM, front audio on headers CMI8738 6-channel 5.1 surround sound with CDROM, front audio on headers CMI8738 6-channel 5.1 surround sound with CDROM, front audio on headers
AGP slots 1 1 1 none
(AGP in PCI mode
on riser card)
none
(AGP in PCI mode
on riser card)
0
AGP speed 2x 2x 2x N/A N/A N/A
IDE controller VIA686B ATA100 VIA686B ATA100 VIA686B ATA100 VIA686B ATA100 Sil0680 ATA133 Sil0680 ATA133
IDE headers 2 x 40 way 2 x 40 way 2 x 40 way 40 & 44 way 40 & 44 way 2 x 40 way
I/O expansion none none none none PCI-104 compatible connector none
Firewire IEEE1394 none none none none 2 rear panel sockets none
Ethernet chip 3COM 820C 10/100 3COM 820C 10/100 3COM 820C 10/100 3COM 820C 10/100 RTL8110 GB/100/10 RTL8110 GB/100/10
USB mode 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 2.0
USB ports 2 back plate+2 headers 2 back plate+2 headers 2 back plate+2 headers 2 back plate 2 back plate 3 back plate+2 headers
PS2 ports Keyboard + mouse Keyboard + mouse Keyboard + mouse Keyboard + mouse Keyboard + mouse none
Serial ports 2 x 16650 equiv. 2 x 16650 equiv. 2 x 16650 equiv. 1 x 16650 equiv.
on header
1 x 16650 equiv.
on header
none
Parallel port 1 x EPP/ECP 1 x EPP/ECP 1 x EPP/ECP 1 x EPP/ECP 1 x EPP/ECP none
IRDA port On header On header On header unknown On header none
Firmware PPCBoot + OS4 enabler PPCBoot + OS4 enabler PPCBoot + OS4 enabler PPCBoot + OS4 enabler PPCBoot + OS4 enabler PPCBoot + OS4 enabler
O/S capability LinuxPPC + OS4 LinuxPPC + OS4 LinuxPPC + OS4 LinuxPPC + OS4 LinuxPPC + OS4 LinuxPPC + OS4

Disclaimer: Amiga Auckland have prepared the above information for the use of its members based on our experiences and as such is subject to revision at any time. Amiga Auckland cannot guarantee any of the information and cannot be held accountable for any issues that may result from using it.


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Revised: October 26, 2005.