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Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 Ultra Motherboard

Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 Ultra Motherboard - PCSTATS
Abstract: I think this may be one of the best "bang for the buck" i845PE/Pentium 4 motherboards on the market at the moment!
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte May 20 2003   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > Gigabyte GA-8PE800 Ultra

BIOS Features of the GA8PE800 Ultra

Gigabyte uses the Award BIOS system for the 8PE800 Ultra and it has most features that you would expect from a high performance motherboard. Unfortunately Gigabyte appear to have excluded the 'Advanced Chipset' options which usually house the memory timings. Because we were not able to set the memory timings aggressively, the board was tested with the memory running by SPD. The exact settings for the Corsair XMS3500 CAS2 is 2-3-3-6.

Gigabyte allow for 1 MHz increments all the way up to 350 MHz for CPU host frequency adjustments although I highly doubt anyone will be able to get that high with current processors. There are a whole slew of fixed AGP/PCI frequencies to choose from, and you can change the memory divider as well.

DRAM voltage goes to a maximum of 2.8V and AGP goes to 1.7V. You can only raise the CPU voltage to a maximum of 1.6V which is a bit low for the overclocker.

PCStats Test System Specs:

Computer Hardware:

Processor: Pentium 4 2.8
Clock Speed:

21 x 133 MHz = 2.8 GHz

21 x 150 MHz = 3.09 GHz

Motherboards: MSI GNB MAX
Abit IT7 MAX2 Rev2
Gigabyte P4 Titan 8PE800 Ultra*
Chipsets: E7205
i845PE
Videocard:

ATi Radeon 9700 Pro

Memory:

2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 CAS2

Hard Drive: 20GB Maxtor DiamondMAX+
CDROM: NEC 52x CD-ROM
Floppy:

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: AVC Sunflower
PowerSupply: Vantec 470W Stealth PSU
Software Setup WindowsXP Build 2600
Intel INF 4.04.1012
Catalyst 3.1
Benchmarks

SysMark 2002
Business Winstone 2002
Content Creation 2002
Winbench 99
SiSoft Sandra 2003
PCMark2002

3DMark2001SE

Quake III Arena
UT2003

* - 8PE800 Ultra is using more relaxed memory timings of 2-3-3-6 instead of 2-2-2-5 for the other two motherboards.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8PE800 Ultra
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 Ultra Motherboard
 Pg 2.  Up close and personal with the GA8PE800 Ultra
 Pg 3.  — BIOS Features of the GA8PE800 Ultra
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Sysmark 2002, Winstone 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: QIII Arena, UT2003
 Pg 8.  The final word on the GA-8PE800 Ultra

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