Newegg has been selling the rev 2 board exclusively for at least 3 months.
Gigabyte has stopped production on the rev 1 boards, and Newegg didn't have
a big stock level of them to begin with. The rev 2 board does NOT have IDE
RAID, just like the rev 1 board, but it does have Intel ICH5-R SATA RAID, as
did the rev 1 board. The only real difference is the updated Realtek codec,
they added a standard 4 pin Molex connector onboard above the AGP slot so
you can plug in AGP cards that need auxiliary power more conveniently, they
changed the location of the case fan connector and the CPU heatsink
retention mechanism has a different color of plastic than the rev 1 board.
Other than those, and besides the fact that they use different BIOS
revisions, there is no difference.
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"Mike Ninov" wrote in message
> Does anyone have a feel for when the rev 2 version of this motherboard
> appear at NewEgg or Mwave?
> I don't mind waiting a few weeks but if it's more than a month I will
> for the original GA-8IK1100. Besides IDE raid and using a Realtek 658 is
> there any other difference between the original and the rev 2?
> Thanks in advance
> >> Stay informed about: GA-8IK1100 (Rev 2.0)