| Unreal Tournament 2003
Unreal Tournament 2003 is the sequel to 1999's
multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner. It uses the very latest Unreal Engine
technology - where graphics, sound and game play are taken beyond the bleeding
edge. Unreal Tournament 2003 employs the use of Vertex as well as Pixel Shaders
and it's recommended that you use a DirectX 8 videocard to get the most out of
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
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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