The onboard sound by C-Media is a nice touch for users who aren’t looking for more than a place to plug in a pair of headphones. The performance of the Iwill board is quite similar to the Asus M board—no real surprises there. In fact, the performance of that chipset was on par with the AMD ! VIA, everyone’s darling chipset maker, had to delay and delay the KT chipset, and with the AMD being extremely expensive, everything was in place for ALi to enter the market. Apart from the standard set of audio connectors just below the gameport, the XPR also came with the 6-Channel Audio adaptor – basically a slot cover with jacks for central bass, and rear speakers.

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Since I personally like to use full tower cases, there could arise some problems since the floppy cable may not be quite long enough to stretch that far down the PCB – just think the HX from AOpen. The performance of the Iwill board is quite similar to the Asus M board—no real surprises there. Intel had already moved to Slot 1 and AMD’s roadmap called for a iiwll and exciting processor that utilized what they called “Slot A. Audoo tweaking options are somewhat more limited than the ASUS board resulting from a lack of ability to change core voltage settings.


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However the Aladdin’s biggest problem was simply that Socket 7 was a dying formfactor This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Still, motherboard manufacturers stayed away from ALi except for Iwill that is. Real audiophiles will want to invest in a full fledge audio card naturally. Beginners Guides Cases and Access. ALi have always had a very close relationship. Stellar On board Audio.

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Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, the absolute biggest issue with this board is the fact that Iwill calls this a DDR capable board. Many of the problems wound out to be due to a sub-par memory controller, but ALi’s reputation had already been iwipl. There is lots of space around the CPU socket so you can install larger heatsinks and the memory is readily ks266. Ships with the following: Gaming Benchmarks and Conclusions.

IWill thankfully, bucked with the trend and went for the more capable C-Media chip.

IWill has always seemed iwwill take pride in their boards, and equip them with much idill quality sound chipsets, and for this we are glad. The last time ALi Acer Labs Inc was a major player in the chipset market was near on 3 years ago when they released what most likely was the fastest Super Socket 7 chipset, the ALi Aladdin 5. Post a Comment Comment. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.


The power filters are all neatly lined up in rows by the ATX power connect and the northbridge has a very snazzy active heatsink on it! Overall stability was solid during testing. That brings us to where we are today and the board under the spotlight is the XPR is based on that exact same stepping.

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Despite the grief caused by the misaligned USB port, the Iwill is a capable and decent board. Decent performance, reasonable audio, good range ka66 FSB settings Cons: This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links.

In the end, we had to actually bend the USB slots in the cutout slightly.

So let’s take a look at iwil board! Would this DDR-based motherboard, sporting an Ali chipset fulfill my preconceived expectations or would it fall short?

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