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Gigabyte GA-8S655TX Ultra Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-8S655TX Ultra Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In the Pentium 4 world there haven't really been many real mainstream alternatives to Intel's own chipsets, that is until very recently.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Dec 17 2003   Colin Sun  
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BIOS and Overclocking

To access the Advanced Chipset Features, you must first press CTRL + F1. Once inside we see all the usual memory tweaks we'd expect from a motherboard from CAS Latency to RAS Precharge time and RAS to CAS delay.

SiS based motherboards are usually not the best overclockers, but the Gigabyte GA-8S655TX Ultra does allow up to 350 MHz FSB in 1 MHz increments. There are a hole host of memory dividers but you'll probably only use the 1:1. 5:4 or 3:2 dividers. You can manually change the AGP 1 MHz at a time and the maximum AGP voltage is 1.8V, DDR 2.6V and CPU 1.6V. Not exactly the enthusiast's dream motherboard.

Still that didn't stop us from pushing the board to its maximum speed!

Starting at 200 MHz FSB we began slowly to raised the clock speed of the motherboard. Unfortunately our adventures didn't go very far and the motherboard maxed out at 210 MHz FSB even without any voltage increases.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte Ga-8S655TX Ultra
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-8S655TX Ultra Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Memory and Northbridge Cooling
 Pg 3.  Scooping out the GA-8S655TX Ultra
 Pg 4.  — BIOS and Overclocking
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Benchmarks:
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winbench99, SiSoft Sandra
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
 Pg 9.  SIS and the Gigabyte 8S655TX Ultra

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