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Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 i865PE Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 i865PE Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: The GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 is PAT enabled with it's special MIB (Memory Intelligent Booster), and as you'll see in the benchmarks the board is indeed very speedy!
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Nov 25 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/Gigabyte i875P (200/400) 250.99
2.

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

248.16
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 i865PE (200/400) 247.17
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i865PE (230/368) 273.69

UT2003 Demo 640x460 Botmatch
Video Card FPS Ranking
1. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i875P (200/400) 83.71
2.

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

83.45
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 i865PE (200/400) 82.58
6. Pentium 4 3.0C/Gigabyte i865PE (230/368) 92.14

The GA-8IPE1000 Pro is one fast motherboard. Again at stock speeds the board performs identical to the i875P based motherboards and overclocking just makes things better.

One Fast board!

I think even Intel underestimated the i865PE's appeal... without PAT the i865PE has an excellent price performance ratio, with the ability to turn on PAT, that's simply "icing on the cake".

After all why would someone in their right mind want to spend more on an i875P based motherboard when you can get the same performance out of a less expensive i865PE board?

The GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 is a no frills motherboard, that should be pretty obvious with only Intel CSA Gigabit LAN, 5.1 audio, IEEE 1394 and dual BIOS'. If you need more simply buy the PCI peripherals and install them into one of the five PCI slots. The physical layout of the board is very good everything is in the right spot and things are well labelled.

Gigabyte's new CIA technology works quite well and is easy to use. Seeing FSB adjustments and voltage controls can be discouraging for the novice enthusiast, changing a percentage is much easier. Of course with that said I don't think CIA should be enabled by default as it overclocks the system right from the get go, and may give the end user some warranty problems.

With PAT enabled by default (thanks to the MIB feature) the board performed very well. It was as fast as the more expensive i875P competition and if that's not good enough for you, overclock it! The Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 was a very good overclocker and in our case we were able to hit 230 MHz FSB.

If you're looking for a fast board that doesn't have too many features (that you wouldn't use anyway) the Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 is a nice board that should be on your list for consideration.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro2 i865PE Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Layout and Details
 Pg 3.  The Dual BIOS and CIA
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and BIOS
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Overclocking
 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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