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Gigabyte GA-8KNXP i875P Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-8KNXP i875P Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: We're testing Gigabyte's GA-8KNXP. The GA-8KNXP is based on the i875P chipset and the board has native support for Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID, Ultra/133 RAID, IEEE 1394, GbE LAN, and 5.1 audio.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Sep 21 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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UT2003 Demo 640x480 Flyby
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400)

248.16
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 246.04
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/MSI i865PE (200/400)

231.1

4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 230.34
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i875P (200/400) 250.99
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i875P (225/360) 269.16

UT2003 Demo 640x460 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
1.

Pentium 4 3.0C/Asus i875P (200/400)

83.45
2. Pentium 4 3.0C/Epox i875P (200/400) 82.18
3. Pentium 4 3.0C/MSI i865PE (200/400) 77.44
4. Pentium 4 3.0C/Abit i865PE (200/400) 76.9
5. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i875P (200/400) 83.71
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i875P (225/360) 90.25

As we expected the Gigabyte GA-8KNXP performs just like the other i875P based motherboards when at stock speeds.

The 8KNXP is a well rounded motherboard

Who would have guessed that the Pentium 4 would be as popular as it is today when it was first released? The Pentium 4 has matured very well and it's currently the fastest desktop processor on the market.

Gigabyte has done a great job with their GA-8KNXP, it's easily one of the best i875P motherboards out there. With Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID, IDE RAID, IEEE 1394, CSA Intel Gigabit LAN, 5.1 audio, dual BIOS's and Gigabyte's dual power system what more could you ask for? If you can find something that Gigabyte did not already include there are five PCI slots and a lone 8x AGP Pro port for your expansion needs. Did I mention Gigabyte also includes a copy of Norton Internet Security 2003 which includes their ever popular Norton Anti Virus 2003? Of course all this comes at a pretty steep price, the Gigabyte GA-8KNXP retails for a hefty $300 CDN ($220 US), but it is one of the best on the market.

Despite all the integrated features, the Gigabyte GA-8KNXP still has a pretty user friendly layout. Serial ATA ports are all nicely tucked together, you do not need to remove the videocard to install system memory and the main ATX power connector is in its best location to the right of the DIMM slots.

The only thing I can complain about is Gigabyte not including a clear CMOS jumper. Instead when you run into trouble you must short two solder points which can be very irritating and difficult to do once the board is installed. Other then that though the board is near perfect.

As you have seen from the benchmarks the board is also very fast, often able to beat the Asus P4C800-DLX and Epox 4PCA3+; both of which are among the fastest i875P motherboards in the market. If you're looking for a solid motherboard loaded with features then you should definitely check out the Gigabyte GA-8KNXP. It's fast and there's not much more you can ask from a motherboard, that's for sure!

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8KNXP
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8KNXP i875P Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  IDE and SATA Raid
 Pg 3.  Six phase power supply
 Pg 4.  The BIOS
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Quake III Arena
 Pg 9.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusions

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