Gigabyte has always had extremely well detailed PCB's and the
8KNXP is no different. Every header, jumper and even silk screen, is labelled. If
you have installation problems, the detailed users manual will be able to guide
We're always impressed with Gigabyte's software bundle and the fact that they
include Norton Internet Security 2003 goes a long way towards peace of
While at stock speeds it doesn't get hot, When overclocking,
the i875P Canterwood chipset can generate a fair amount of heat so we
we're glad to find the Gigabyte 8KNXP included an active cooling solution on the
heatsink is attached through the PCB which also opens up the possibility of
swapping it out for an aftermarket chipset cooler if desired.
dual power system on all high end Gigabyte motherboards is very cool.
Who wouldn't like cleaner more stable voltages going to their devices? The DPS2
daughter card plugs into a special keyed slot between the IO ports and processor
motherboard will run with and without the daughter card installed, but when
inserted it facilitates a 6-phase powersupply to keep the Intel Pentium 4