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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  
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The final word on the GA-8PE800 Ultra

Even though the Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 was not the highest performing i845PE motherboard we have tested, it's easily one of the best value boards on the market and with good performance characteristics to match. With a retail price of just $145 CDN ($90 US), there's no other motherboard in its price class that I can think of that offers more for your money.

In terms of on board goodies, the motherboard has Intel Gigabit LAN, IEEE 1394, IDE RAID, USB2.0, Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID, 5.1 audio and dual BIOS's. Despite all the on board components, Gigabyte was still able to include five PCI slots!

Gigabyte takes customer care to the next level, they not just colour code the front panel headers they also label the positive wire for you! All the rest of the headers (USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, Serial ATA, etc) are all located at the edge of the PCB which means that all the extra wires to the brackets will not interfere with the other system devices. Gigabyte include virtually everything you will need to take advantage of the on board components, including a molex to 15 pin serial ATA power connector adaptor.

My only real qualm with the motherboard is that there are Advanced Chipset options in the BIOS. Without the ability to change the memory timings (SPD on the memory is 2-3-3-6) the Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 Ultra's performance suffered a little. As a result, it came in towards to bottom of the boards we compared it against in most of the benchmarks. The available voltage adjustments also seemed a bit low; a maximum of 1.6V means that the more hardcore overclockers will have to modify the processor for more voltage if they really need it. This won't affect average consumers at all of course, so this doesn't count against the board in our overall opinion.

All in all, the Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8PE800 Ultra is a great motherboard for consumers to consider. You probably wouldn't want to use the motherboard in your 3DMark/benchmarking machine but it will certainly do the job just fine in your main rig. Stability is good, and feature-wise the blue board is literally packed!

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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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