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ORION PDN NEC (MS-7168) Ver 2.0 RoHS
ORION PDN NEC (MS-7168) Ver 2.0 RoHS
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Form Factor
  • µATX; 24.3 cm x 24.3 cm

CPU Support
  • Socket 939
  • Support AMD Sempron, Athlon 64, Atlhon X2 and Athlon 64FX processors.
  • Support 800 and 1000Mhz HyperTransport (HT) interface speeds.

System Memory
  • Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets.
  • Serial Presence Detect
  • Support for single-sided or double-sided DIMMs (DDR 333 / DDR400)
  • Support for up to 4 GB system memory
  • Asynchronous HyperTransport and memory controller interface speeds
  • Supports dynamic link width and frequency change
  • Non-ECC RAM (ECC memory will run in non-ECC mode)
  • Single and dual channel mode operation
    • Single channel mode with single DIMM, non-symmetrical population or non-identical DIMMs
    • Dual channel mode with 2 or 4 identical DIMMs, populated symmetrically

Core Logic (Chipset): ATI RS482 + SB400 Rev A32
  • PCI Express Interface
    • Compliant with the PCI Express 1.0a Specifications
    • 1x16 graphics interface which can be divided into two smaller links for use by other devices
    • 1x1 PCI Express general purpose links
  • Graphics
    • UMA mode operation requires no external memory
    • HYPER MEMORY? technology offers optional dedicated Local Frame Buffer configuration for a 32-bit or 64-bit interface and up to 128MB of memory
    • 3D Graphics
      • Full DirectX 9.0 Support (Vertex Shader v2.0 and Pixel Shader v2.0)
      • Full precision floating point pixel pipeline
      • Up to 4 Multiple-Render-Targets (MRTs)
      • Support for up to 12-bit per pixel formats
      • Supports Microsoft?s next generation GDI+ user interface
      • Supports 3D resolution up to 2536x2536@32bpp
      • Anti-Aliasing using multi-sampling algorithm with support for 2,4, and 6 samples
      • Hidden surface removal using 16, 24, or 32-bit Z-Buffering
    • 2D Graphics
      • Highly optimized 128-bit engine capable of processing multiple pixels per clock
      • Game acceleration including support for Microsoft?s DirectDraw, Double Buffering, Virtual Sprites, Transparent Blit, and Masked Blit.
      • Supports a maximum 2D resolution of 2048x1536@32bpp
      • Support for new GDI extensions in Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP:Alpha BLT, Transparent BLT, Gradient Fill
    • Multiple Display Feature
      • SURROUNDVIEW? support for up to three monitors with an ATI discrete graphics card
      • Dual independent displays: CRT/LCD, TV/LCD
      • 8-bit alpha blending of graphics and video overlay
    • TV out
      • Integrated TV encoder with an on-chip DAC (simultaneous output for TV and CRT is not supported)
      • Support for Macrovision 7.1 copy protection standard
      • 1024x768 32bpp support
      • CGMS-A DVD copy management support in VBI
  • Power Management
    • Fully supports ACPI states S3, S4 and S5
    • Support for AMD Cool?n?Quiet? technology to conserve power
  • Universal Connectivity
    • 8 USB 2.0 interfaces
    • 2 PCI v2.3
    • LPC (Low Pin Count) and SM (System Management) bus management and arbitrations
    • Serial ATA controller supports the advanced high speed serial ATA connection; with hot plug and RAID 0,1 function to enhance performance and data security
    • PC ?Legacy? compatible functions
    • RTC (Real Time Clock)
    • Interface and power management support for all AMD 64-bit processors
    • TPM 1.1 and 1.2 support

Audio Subsystem for AC'97 processing using the Realtek ALC655 codec
  • Meets performance requirements for audio on PC99/2001 systems
  • Meets Microsoft WHQL/WLP 2.0 audio requirements
  • 16-bit Stereo full-duplex CODEC with 48KHz sampling rate
  • Compliant with AC?97 2.3 specifications
  • Front-out, Surround-out, MIC-In and LINE-In Jack Sensing
  • Three analog line-level stereo inputs with 5-bit volume control: LINE_IN, CD, AUX
  • One analog line-level mono input: PHONE
  • A dedicated Front-MIC input for front panel applications
  • Boost preamplifier for MIC input
  • Power management and enhanced power saving features
  • Stereo MIC record for AEC/BF application
  • Supports double sampling rate (96KHz) of DVD audio playback
  • Support 48KHz of S/PDIF output is compliant with AC?97 2.3 specifications
  • EAX1.0*am*amp;2.0 compatible
  • Direct Sound 3D;compatible
  • A3D compatible
  • I3DL2 compatible
  • HRTF 3D Positional Audio
  • 10 Bands of Software EQualizer
  • Voice Cancellation and Key Shifting in KaraOK mode
  • Configuration Panel

Ethernet Controller: Realtek RTL8110(SB) Rev D 10/100/1000 Mbps controller
  • PCI/Mini-PCI Single-Chip Fast Ethernet Controller with Power Management
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
  • Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability
  • Supports PCI rev.2.3, 32-bit,33/66MHz
  • Supports pair swap/polarity/skew correction
  • Crossover Detection *am*amp; Auto-Correction
  • Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
  • Microsoft ® NDIS5 Checksum Offload (IP, TCP, UDP) and large send offload support
  • Supports Full Duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
  • Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
  • Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
  • Support IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Serial EEPROM
  • 3.3V signaling, 5V PCI I/O tolerant
  • Transmit/Receive FIFO (8K/64K) support
  • Support Power down/link down power saving
  • Support PCI Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI)

I/O controller: LPC Bus I/O controller (SMSC DME1737-NR)
  • PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse controller
  • AC Power Failure Recovery
  • Floppy disk controller supporting one FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M and 1.44M-bytes
  • Enhanced Digital Data Separator
  • 2 serial ports, NS16C550A compatible UARTs with Send/Receive 16-Byte FIFOs
  • 1 Parallel Multi-Mode port supporting SPP (Standard parallel Port), EPP 1.7 and 1.9 (IEEE 1284 Compliant), and ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) modes
  • Motherboard GLUE Logic
  • LPC Interface
  • PC99, PC2001 Compliant
  • ACPI 2.0 Compliant
  • One CPU Smart Fan controller based on temperature
  • Temperature Monitor

  • 2 Conventional PCI slots
  • 1 PCI Express x1
  • 1 PCI Express x16
  • 1 DB9 Serial port COM A
  • 1 serial port COM B
  • 1 DB25 parallel port with SPP, ECP, EPP bidirectional modes
  • PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse ports (not swappable)
  • 8 USB connectors
  • 1 Stereo microphone input (Mic-In)
  • 1 Line-In
  • 1 Line-Out
  • 2 IDE connector
  • 1 Floppy connector
  • 1 Panel connector
  • 1 RJ45 connector
  • 1 CD-IN connector
  • 1 AUX-IN connector
  • 1 MODEM connector
  • 1 SPDIF Out connector
  • 4 SATA connectors
  • 1 TV connector

AMI Core 8 Bios Specifications
  • Plug and Play
  • Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 1.0b
  • S3 mode
  • Desktop Management Interface (DMI 2.0)
  • 4 Mbits flash device
  • Language supported: English
  • POST

Specification Description
ATX ATX form factor specifications
ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface
EPP Enhanced Parallel Port IEEE 1284 standard, Mode [1 or 2]
ECP Extended Capabilities Port
ATA-33/66/100 Synchronous DMA Transfer Protocol specification (to be proposed as Ultra DMA/33 standard)
PCI 2.2 PCI Local Bus specification
Plug and Play Plug and Play BIOS specification
USB Universal Serial Bus specification

Motherboard Configuration
The ORION PDN motherboard has three jumpers settings
  • AUDIO Jumper
  • Clear CMOS jumper
  • Recovery jumper

JAUD1: Front Panel Audio Header
Pin Signal Name Description
1 AUD_MIC Front Panel Microphone input signal
2 AUD_GND Ground used by Analog Audio Circuits
3 AUD_MIC_BIAS Microphone Power
4 AUD_VCC Filtered +5 V used by Analog Audio Circuits
5 AUD_FPOUT_R Right Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
6 AUD_RET_R Right Channel Audio signal Return from Front Panel
7 HP_ON Not connected
8 KEY No Pin
9 AUD_FPOUT_L Left Channel Audio signal to Front Panel
10 AUD_RET_L Left Channel Audio signal Return from Front Panel

JCMOS: Clear CMOS Jumper
Jumper Function
1-2 Clear CMOS
2-3 Normal (default)

JREC1: Safe Mode/Recovery/Normal selection Jumper
Jumper Function
1-2 Normal (default)
2-3 Maintenance Mode
removed BIOS recovery

Internal connectors
Denomination on drawing Name Type
ATX Power Connector 24 pin Keyed Connector
PCIE1_X16 PCI Express x16 connector PCI expansion slots
PCIE1_X1 PCI Express x1 connector PCI expansion slots
SFAN1 System fan connector 3 pin header
+12V PWR Power Connector 4 pin Keyed Connector
FDD Floppy Drive connector 34 (2x17) pin Shrouded Header
IDE1 IDE connector 40 (2x20) pin header (blue)
IDE2 IDE connector 40 (2x20) pin header (white)
SATA-0, 1, 2 *am*amp; 3 Serial ATA connectors SATA connector
PCI 1 *am*amp; 2 PCI connectors standard PCI expansion slots
CPU CPU connector 939 Pin socket
JUSB1 *am*amp; JUSB2 USB connector 2x4 pin header
CFAN1 CPU Fan connector 3 or 4 pin header
DIMM1, 2, 3 *am*amp; 4 DIMM sockets 184 pin standard sockets
JMD1 Modem connector 4 pin header (green)
JAUX1 Auxiliary connector 4 pin header (white)
JCD1 CD-ROM Audio Line In 4 pin header (black)
JAUD1 Audio connector 2x5 pin header (- 1 key)
JCI1 Chassis intrusion connector 2 pin header
BAT1 CMOS battery socket battery socket
JFP1 Front panel Connector 2x5 pin header (- 1 key)

Back panel connectors
Name Function Type
A PS/2 Mouse port 6 Pin Mini-DIN
B PS/2 Keyboard port 6 Pin Mini-DIN
C Parallel port 25 pin SUB D
D Serial port 9 pin SUB D
E VGA port 9 pin SUB D
F USB port 1 USB
G USB port 2 USB
H RJ45 LAN RJ45 connector
I USB port 3 USB
J USB port 4 USB
K Audio Line In jack socket
L Audio Line Out jack socket
M Stereo Microphone in jack socket