After MSI and Asus today Soltek also announced his i848 based motherboard. It is made on a red PCB board, and has Soltek his UV technology so some parts like the yellow PCI ports and memory sockets will light up under the light of an UV Cold Cathode. Normally it should be available in two or three weeks.
The SL-848P-L mainboard can work with Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron in Socket 478 form-factor processors with 400, 533 or 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus and the Hyper-Threading technology, but will not be too fast with the latest chips because it only works with up to 2GB of single-channel PC2100, PC2700 or PC3200 memory. Certainly, the mainboard may become a nice solution for mainstream or office computers where performance is not highly required, but will be not a good buy for gamers or enthusiasts. However, to address more types of end-users, the SL-848P-L also features a number of overclocking capabilities, such as easy BIOS adjustments of PSB settings, Vcore Settings, AGP Voltage, DIMM Voltage, and CPU Multiplier settings.
Soltek’s i848P provides all necessary I/O capabilities, including 5 PCI slots, support for 2 Parallel ATA-33/66/100 and 2 Serial ATA-150 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports as well as 6-channel AC’97 audio.