ASRock G43 Twins-FullHD mATX - G43 Specifications and Features

Article Index
ASRock G43 Twins-FullHD mATX
Closer Look at the Board
G43 Specifications and Features
G43 Twins-FullHD BIOS
Instant Boot and Subsystem Testing
G43 Benchmarking Continued
Gaming Performance and Conclusion
 

Main Features:



G43Twins-FullHD
  1. LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
  2. Solid Capacitor for CPU power
  3. Intel® G43 + ICH10 Chipsets
  • Supports FSB1333/1066/800MHz CPUs
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 1066/800 (2 x DIMM slots) with max. capacity up to 4GB and Dual Channel DDR2 1066(OC)/800/667 (2 x DIMM slots) with max. capacity up to 8GB
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500, Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX 10, Max. shared memory 352MB
  • 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (green @ x16 mode)
  • 6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
  • PCIE Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and DisplayPort with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
  • Supports HDCP function with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
  • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
  • 7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
  • 1 x WiFi/E header
  • Supports ASRock Instant Boot
  • Supports ASRock OC Tuner, I. O. T. (Intelligent Overclocking Technology)
  • Supports Smart BIOS, Energy Saving Design
  • Free Bundle: 1 x ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
  • Windows® Vista™ Premium 2008 Logo Ready
  • ASRock GLAN_8CH I/O: 1 x VGA Port, 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
This model may not be sold worldwide. Please contact your local dealer for the availability of this model in your region.

Product Specifications
 General
CPU - LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- Supports FSB1333/1066/800 MHz
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T CPU
Chipset - Northbridge: Intel® G43
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH10
Memory - Dual Channel DDR3/DDR2 memory technology*
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB
**
- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR2 1066(OC)/800/667 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB
**

*DDR3 and DDR2 are supported separately.

**Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP and Windows® Vista™. For Windows® XP 64-bit and Windows® Vista™ 64-bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
BIOS - 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports "Plug and Play"
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports Jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB, SB, VTT Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports I. O. T. (Intelligent Overclocking Technology)
- Supports Smart BIOS, Energy Saving Design
 Audio, Video and Networking
Graphics - Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
- Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX 10
- Max. shared memory 352MB
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and DisplayPort with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
- Supports DVI-D and DisplayPort with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
- Supports HDCP function with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
* with ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card

*Minimum H/W requirement on 1080p playback:
Items Configurations
CPU Intel® E1200
VGA G43 onboard DX10 VGA
Memory DDR2 800 1GB x 2
OS Windows® Vista™ or Windows® Vista™ 64
Playback Software CyberLink PowerDVD8 with patch 1830U
* BIOS setup option PAVP Lite mode enabled.
Audio - 7.1 CH Windows® Vista™ Premium Level HD Audio (ALC888 Audio Codec)
LAN - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111B/RTL8111C
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
 Expansion / Connectivity
Slots - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (green @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
Connector - 6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM port header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x WiFi/E header
Rear Panel I/O ASRock GLAN_8CH I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
 Other Features / Miscellaneous
Unique Feature - ASRock OC Tuner
- Instant Boot
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control
- ASRock U-COP
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
Accessories - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield
- Floppy/ATA 133 Cables
- 1 x SATA Data Cable (optional)
- 1 x SATA 1 to 1 Power Cable (optional)
- 1 x ASRock DVI_DisplayPort Card
Hardware Monitor - CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
Form Factor - Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
OS - Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit compliant
Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL

 

On the next page we'll take a quick peek at the BIOS before we jump into testing.