The technical specifications of the board are shown in the table below: If true it could change the entire picture of the benchmarks in this review. The oddity is that Gigabyte boards seem to be a few beats over the stock CPU specifications even when at default. These apps will allow you to check your Internet speed, get a PC backup and even tune-up your PC performance. To look back we are reminded of the KT then the KTA days where the birth may have been a little touch and go with each of the chipsets but in the end the product rose to the ocaission and became immensely popular.

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Gigabyte has always been one of the more popular brand among users, whether power users or just the general consumer. Why is this a flash of genius? Larger heatsinks will be more easily accommodated. That means there will be a spare of each which is perfect for connecting 5. It cuts down on the variables of performance differences.

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The plus side to SATA are the cables. We did that but we also thought it would present another perspective. The answer is quite simple. The amount of RAM is not as great an issue as the user is working frame by frame and the graphics card is doing the bulk of the work while working within the GUI. This is also another first with color codes. Also the floppy header has been placed beside it above the four IDE headers.


The jumpers control front panel media port connections re-routing some of the back plane audio functions. Next, Easy Driver Pro searches a database of over 11 million drivers and matches missing, corrupt, or obsolete Drivers to the latest, most compatible drivers for your operating system.

Regardless there is plenty of room for the larger clip heatsinks and only one stray capacitor MAY present a problem. The time taken to render frames basically shows how fast the processor is working on the given task.

The BIOS settings were kept as close to conservative or default value. Though their work is quite complex to some it a far cry from that of special effects in major film productions. Time to head north and bump into the Utra slot and there is no concern with the ram lifters bumping into an installed video card. IDE headers 3 and 4 on the Promise Raid Iggabyte may have been better placed nearer to the bottom Southeast corner of the board.

I did flash the BIOS via the windows ga-7vazp program and it was a snap. Ease of setup and idiot-proofing seems to be the top priority for Gigabyte and their formula is proven as it has been well received by users.

We can also report that all benchmarks were re-run with DirectX 9. We did manage to edge up over 2. No special BIOS timings were set except for the time and date, boot order and health monitor features. There is no official benchmark for After Effects but tasks can be timed to show specific results.


The BIOS was purposely kept to the factory conservative settings to provide a base comparison. Easy Driver Pro free scan will find all the outdated drivers on your PC. Highs Very good novice documentation. These features are offered by other chips on the PCB.

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In the quest for features, options, overclockability, stability and price the question is has Gigabyte bat a home run? There is no independent control with this BIOS release. Our thanks to Gigabyte for their support of this and many other sites. It is option rich and ggiabyte plenty and this review is getting long enough as is.

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Void where prohibited by law. The bottom of the heatsink was covered by a thermal pad which was promptly scraped off and a thin coat of Arctic Silver was applied as a more suitable replacement for overclocking. The Ultra series is the next step up.