Let’s talk about consistency. ASRock main-boards have been the same color, using the same passive heatsinks, 20-pin main power connector, location of the power connection and board layout across more than 5 different Intel chipsets. The level of consistency is next to none in the industry.
Except the chipsets change, the 4Core1333-eSATA2 R5.0 P31 has the same look as the 4Core1333-eSATA using P945 chipset and our last review on 4Core1333-Viiv with P965 chipset.
Officially, P31 does not support 1333FSB, similar to P956 it only supports DDR2 and 1066FSB while P35 supports DDR3/2 and 1333FSB. Some might compare the P31 to P35, I'm afraid that won't be necessary according to the specifications of the two.
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A plain old look of ASRock board, the 20-pin main power connector. The IDE connection is at an easy reach location.
- Installation manual in multi language
- Support CD
- IDE ATA 100 80-conductor cable
- 2.5" Floppy cable
- SATA cables 2x
- SATA power cable
- Rear I/O shield
Rear panel: PS2 mouse/keyboard, Parallel Port, FireWire 1394 Port, LAN, 2X USB, 1X eSATA, COM Port, Microphone and 7.1 Channel Audio out.
Intel SLAJ3 P31 Chipset and Intel SL8FY I/O Controller Hub (ICH7).
2 onboard USB headers; 4-SATA Port
Dual Channel Memory slots; P31 heatsink
eSATA pass thru and 12 Volt 4-pin power connector
HD audio header and game port
VIA FireWire and Winbond sensor chips
From top down AGI, PCI expansion slots, HD Audio front panel header (light green color), floppy connection, FireWire Header (Red color)