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Validated motherboards

Important notes

  • Only recent generations of the Intel® Pentium® 4 systems or motherboards are compatible with Matrox RT2500. For your convenience, we have provided a stand-alone utility that you can use to test your Intel® Pentium® 4 to determine if its Intel® 850 chipset is compatible for use with a Matrox RT2500 card. To download and run this small utility, see the Matrox RT2500 software area. This utility is intended for use with the Intel® 850 chipset only. Other chipsets, such as the Pentium® 4 845, do not require this test.
  • There are some performance issues (such as dropped frames), along with other playback inconsistencies, when using RT2500 with most motherboards that have a VIA chipset with a 266 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), such as Apollo Pro266/Pro266T, Apollo KT266/KT266A, and P4X266/P4X266A. We do not recommend using these motherboards with RT2500 unless they are present on the RT2500-compatible motherboards list below.

We perform these tests on a regular basis and update the information in this section with the latest results.

Slot numbering

Read more about slot numbering at Matrox

While some computers have numbered PCI slots, these do not follow any standard industry convention. With this in mind, we've developed a numbering scheme for identifying each slot position.

Compatible motherboards

Motherboards tested by Matrox
Manufacturer Model Processor Type Chipset
Abit KG7-RAID AMD Athlon (single) Socket A AMD 761
Abit VH6 Intel Pentium III (single) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Abit VP6 Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
AOpen AK73 Pro AMD Duron (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT133
AOpen AX4B Pro Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
AOpen AX4BS Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
Asus A7A266 AMD Athlon XP (single) Socket A ALi MAGiK1 M1647
Asus A7M266 AMD Athlon (single) Socket A AMD 761
Asus A7V133 AMD Athlon (single)
AMD Duron (single)
Socket A VIA Apollo KT133A
Asus A7V266 AMD Athlon (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT266
Asus CUSL2 Intel Pentium III (single) Socket 370 Intel 815E
Asus CUV4X-D Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Asus CUV4X-DLS Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Asus P4B Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
Asus P4B266 Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
ECS K7S5A AMD Athlon XP (single) Socket A SiS 735
Gigabyte GA-60XM7E Intel Pentium III (single) Socket 370 Intel 815
Gigabyte GA-7DX AMD Athlon (single) Socket A AMD 761
Gigabyte GA-7ZXR AMD Athlon (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT133
Intel D815EEA2 Intel Pentium III (single) Socket 370 Intel 815
Intel D845WN Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
Intel D850 GB Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 423 Intel 850
MSI 694D Pro
(MS-6321)
Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
MSI 694D Pro 2 Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
MSI MS-6528 LE Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
Soyo SY-K7VTA-B AMD Athlon (single)
AMD Duron (single)
Socket A VIA Apollo KT133
Supermicro P4DC6 Intel Xeon (dual) Socket 603 Intel 860
Supermicro P4SBA+ Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845
Tyan Thunder K7
S2462 NG
AMD Athlon MP (dual) Socket A AMD 760 MP
Tyan Thunder K7
S2462 UNG
AMD Athlon MP (dual) Socket A AMD 760 MP
Tyan Tiger 133 Intel Pentium III (dual) Slot 1 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Tyan Tiger 200 Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Tyan Tiger 230 Intel Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 133A
Tyan Trinity i845 S2090 Intel Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 Intel 845

Incompatible motherboards

Incompatible motherboards
Manufacturer Model Processor Type Chipset
AOpen AK77 Pro AMD Athlon (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT266
Asus A7N266 AMD Athlon (single) Socket A Nvidia nForce420
Asus P4S333 Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 SiS 645
ECS P4S5A Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 SiS 645
IWill KV200 AMD Athlon (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT133A
MSI K7N420 Pro AMD Athlon (single) Socket A Nvidia nForce420
MSI K7T266 Pro (MS-6380) AMD Athlon (single) Socket A VIA Apollo KT266
MSI Ultra 645 Pentium 4 (single) Socket 478 SiS 645
SuperMicro 370 DDE Pentium III (dual) Socket 370 VIA Apollo Pro 266


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