Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard Review
easily one of the hottest tech companies in the world right now when it comes to
core logic. However, while the company has produced some very remarkable chipsets in the
last little while, there are still some parties that can't shake the 'low end chipset provider' moniker,
even though it is wildly outdated. It would seem as though SIS' past reputation
still haunts them, but as long as the company stays true to the current path,
there is no doubt they are set to take the chipset world
Gigabyte has been aggressive in the retail market lately, offering some of the best value
products available. Regular and novice users will probably appreciate all of
Gigabyte's hard work, as it has made the complex world of computer hardware much
easier to understand, and use.
were the first to colour coordinate the front panel I/O header, as well as
placing the positive and negative value's for trouble free LED hook ups. Now, quite
a few other manufacturers are quickly following the lead.
we're going to be checking out Gigabyte's new GA-8S655FX Ultra motherboard which
is based on the hot new SiS 655FX chipset.
The SiS 655FX's main competitor is Intel's i865PE, however it can even give
Intel's higher end i875P Canterwood chipset a good run for its money!
Ships with the following:
- 3x Ultra/133 Cables
- 2x Serial ATA Cables
- FDD Cable
- 2x Serial ATA Power Cables
- Driver CD
- I/O Back Plate
- Users Manual
- RAID User Manuals
USB Port Bracket
IEEE 1394 Bracket
Standard feature on the motherboard consists of Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID,
an Ultra/133 RAID controller, 10/100 LAN, IEEE 1394, 5.1 audio and dual
Like many other Gigabyte motherboards, the 8S655FX Ultra is quite colourful; from the
orange/light blue DIMM slots to green AGP slots and even red Serial ATA