Matsonic 8308E SiS730s Motherboard Review

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Matsonic 8308E SiS730s Motherboard Review - Motherboards 15 Ever since the launch of the Duron processor from AMD, there has been a great market for a budget AMD-based system. However, we have not yet seen any widespread distribution of a motherboard solution that would benefit those looking to spend a minimum of cash on a new system. Both VIA and SiS had announced and shown motherboards with just this purpose, but we have still yet to see them in mass for sale to customers. Ensonic, a smaller and lesser know motherboard manufacturer that has a much larger influence on the OEM market than retail market, has released a motherboard that they hope can take this niche in the market: the MS-8308E.

Before we get into the analysis of the product, lets first take a look at the specs on the motherboard. Notice all the on-board features available:

Motherboard Specifications
CPU Socket Socket A (100/200 DDR MHz Support)
Chipset SiS730s
Form Factor micro-ATX
Multiplier Options none
Bus Speed Options none
Voltages default
Memory Support 2 x 168-pin SDRAM PC100/PC133 Support
Expansion Slots 2/0/1/1 (PCI/ISA/AMR/AGP)
AGP Support 4x AGP
USB Support 2 Standard USB ports
Integrated Components SiS730-VGA Video
SiS900 Network
Realtek AC’97 Audio
Bios AMI Bios
Onboard IDE 2 x ATA100 EIDE
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