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PCChips M590

PCChips M590 Revision 1.2

Specifications

CPU support

Supported sockets:
  • Socket 7
Front Side Bus speed: 60/66/75/83*/100* MHz MHz
Supported architectures:
  • AMD K6 Little Foot
  • AMD K6 Model 6
  • AMD K6-2 Chomper
  • Cyrix 6x86L M1L
  • Cyrix 6x86MX / MII MII
  • IDT Winchip C6
  • Intel Pentium P54C
  • Intel Pentium P54CQS
  • Intel Pentium P54CS
  • Intel Pentium MMX P55C
Note! Some steppings might require updated BIOS/microcode to work properly.
Supports external cache up to 1024 kB
100 MHz support is unofficial, so it technically doesn't qualify as Super Socket 7.

System memory

  • Type: SDRAM 66/100 MHz
    2x 168-pin DIMM
  • Type: EDO 70/60 ns
    2x 72-pin SIMM
Max supported: 384.00 MB

Platform

Northbridge/MCH: SiS 5591
Southbridge/ICH/PCH/MCP: SiS 5595
SuperIO: ITE IT8770F
SiS 6326 integrated graphics, with max 8 MB of EDO VRAM
SoundPRO HT1869V+ audio IC over PCI bus
1 Mbit Parallel BIOS ROM

Power supply

Main board power: 20-pin ATX
Additional power sources: Optional AT power supply input

Expansion slots

3 PCI slots
2 16-bit ISA slots

Rear I/O ports

AT-style keyboard DIN connector

Internal I/O headers

2x USB 1.1 (15 Mb/s)
2x RS232 serial
1x parallel
Audio headers: Line out, Microphone in, Aux in, CD in, S/PDIF
MIDI/gameport header
IrDA header

Storage

2 IDE channels, up to 33 MB/s
Floppy connector, up to 2 drives

Circuit board

Baby AT form factor
PCB manufactured in the year 1998

Notes

This board uses the PC100 PCChips relabel for the chipset.
Proprietary headers for breakout cards (for pinouts refer to manual):
- J1: sound and game port
- J3: PS/2 mouse, IrDA, 2 USB ports
- JP4: VGA output
The sound chip is a rebranded C-Media CMI8330.

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