Octek

Octek was a motherboard manufacturer for the IBM PC and its compatibles during the DOS era. They also made the odd peripheral card too, including graphics cards.

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Fox II 286

Year: 1991
Type: 80286
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Headland HT11
BIOS: American Megatrends
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x 8-bit ISA
Memory: 8 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 3.2
BIOS Strings:
DH1X-6069-113090-KF

Fox II is another 286 board that employs the single-chip Headland HT1x chipset. It supports 80286 CPUs of 16 MHz.

Note that some board revisions (3.2) have soldered-in 80286 CPUs rather than a CPU socket.

Fox M 286

Year: 199x
Type: 80286
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Headland HT1x
BIOS: American Megatrends
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x 8-bit ISA
Memory: DRAM ICs
Known Board Revisions:
BIOS Strings:

Fox M is a very modern, compact 286 board that employs the single-chip Headland HT1x chipset. It supports 80286 CPUs of up to 25 MHz!

This board is fascinating to me, as it would be a good contender for a retro PC build to compete against the early 386 era. The

Pony

Year: 1990
Type: 80286
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Headland HT12(?)
BIOS: American Megatrends
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x 8-bit ISA
Memory: 4 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 1.0
BIOS Strings:

This Pony is a single-chip HT1x chipset board with a socketed 80286 CPU. It supports 2 banks of 30-pin SIMMs.

Jaguar

Year: 199x
Type: 80386
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Macronix 83C305/306
BIOS: ?
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x 8-bit ISA
Memory: 8 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: ?
BIOS Strings:

The Macronix 83C305/83C306 chipset contains a built-in 8 KB level 1 cache.

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Jaguar IV-P

Year: 1992
Type: 80386 / 486
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Headland HT321/C
BIOS: American Megatrends
Slots: 5 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x 8-bit ISA
Memory: 8 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 1.6
BIOS Strings:

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Panther II

Year: 199x
Type: 80386SX
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset:
BIOS: ?
Slots: ?
Memory: ?
Known Board Revisions: ?
BIOS Strings:

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Hippo 12 VIP

Year: 199x
Type: Socket 3
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset:
BIOS: ?
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 2 x VESA Local Bus, 3 x PCI
Memory: 4 x 72-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: ?
BIOS Strings:

Hippo VL+ DCA

Year: 1994
Type: Socket 3
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset:
BIOS: MR or AMI
Slots: 6 x 16-bit ISA, 3 x VESA Local Bus
Memory: 8 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 2.3
BIOS Strings:

Hippo DCA2

Year: 1994
Type: Socket 3
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset:
BIOS: MR (Microid Research)
Slots: 6 x 16-bit ISA, 3 x VESA Local Bus
Memory: 4 x 30-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 2.23
BIOS Strings:

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Rhino 6 / 6VX

Year: 1995
Type: Socket 7
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset:
BIOS: Award
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 3 x PCI
Memory: 4 x 72-pin SIMM, COAST slot for cache
Known Board Revisions: 1.11 (Rhino 6) 1.2 and 1.41 (6VX)
BIOS Strings:

The Rhino is a socket 7 board that supports Pentium P54C CPUs.(?)

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Rhino 8

Year: 1996
Type: Socket 7
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: ?
BIOS: Award
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 3 x PCI
Memory: 4 x 72-pin SIMM
Known Board Revisions: 1.13
BIOS Strings:
07/08/96-i430HX-U8669-2A59FO09C-00

The Rhino 8 is a socket 7 board that supports Pentium P54C CPUs.(?)

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Rhino 9

Year: 1996
Type: Socket 7
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Intel 430HX (Triton II)
BIOS: Award
Slots: 4 x 16-bit ISA, 4 x PCI
Memory: 4 x 72-pin SIMM, COAST slot for cache
Known Board Revisions: 1.3
BIOS Strings:
07/08/96-i430HX-U8669-2A59FO09C-00

The Rhino 9 is a socket 7 board that supports Pentium P54C CPUs.(?)

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Rhino 10

Year: 199?
Type: Socket 7
Form Factor: Baby AT
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: ?
BIOS: ?
Slots: ?
Memory: ?
Known Board Revisions: 1.03
BIOS Strings:

The Rhino 10 is a socket 7 board that supports Pentium P54C CPUs.(?)

Rhino II LX-ATX

Year: 199x
Type: Slot 1
Form Factor: AT
Power Connector: AT and ATX
Chipset: Intel 440LX (Balboa)
BIOS: Award v4.51PG
Slots: 3 x 16-bit ISA, 3 x PCI, 1 x AGP
Memory: 2 x 168-pin DIMM (PC100)
Known Board Revisions:
BIOS Strings:

Rhino II LX-AT supports Pentium II CPUs up to 333 MHz in a Slot 1 package. The FSB can be run at up to 100 MHz.

It comes with 2 USB ports, an onboard EIDE hard disk and floppy controller interface.

A Socket 370 variant of the Rhino II LX-ATX also exists, which support later Pentium II CPUs as well as Intel Celeron CPUs up to 450 MHz.

Rhino II BX-ATX

Year: 199x
Type: Slot 1
Form Factor: ATX
Power Connector: AT
Chipset: Intel 440BX (Seattle)
BIOS: Award v4.51PG
Slots: 3 x 16-bit ISA, 4 x PCI, 1 x AGP
Memory: 3 x 168-pin DIMM (PC100)
Known Board Revisions: D2
BIOS Strings:
10/26/99-i440BX-ED-2A69KD4FC-00

Rhino II BX-ATX supports Pentium II CPUs up to 500 MHz in a Slot 1 package. The FSB can be run at up to 100 MHz. The board also comes with USB sockets and a dual onboard EIDE hard disk controller.

It also was one of the earliest boards to come with built-in health monitoring.

A small footprint version of the II BX-ATX exists, called the II BX-SATX. This comes with 2 ISA slots and 3 PCI slots, but is otherwise the same.

Graphics Cards

VC-001

Launched: 1984 ?
Bus: ISA 8-bit.
Memory: 256 KB
Price: ?
FCC ID: -

This card is an EGA card with 256 KB of video RAM onboard. The board is supposedly manufactured by Seiko.

It appears to also support composite and RGB out via the two RF output jacks on the edge connector.

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MVGA 2000-II

Launched: 1990
Chipset: Trident TVGA8900C
Bus: ISA 16-bit
Memory: 1 MB
Price: ?
FCC ID: HNG2YPTVGA96

This card is a super VGA card based around the ubiquitous Trident TVGA-8900C chipset.

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