When we talk about the
Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D, it is the features that really make this motherboard such a
lucrative deal. With eight SATA ports, SATA RAID, tons of USB2.0, Intel 7.1
channel 'High Definition Audio', Firewire, six DDR-2 memory DIMMS, PCI
Express, a silent 8-phase power circuit, its own 802.11G wireless
card and much, much more.... there's a lot to cover for $260USD.
Despite all the built in hardware, the layout of the GA-8ANXP-D is
excellent, and almost everything is placed in its ideal location!
From the benchmarks we've just shown you, the
performance of the Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D is superb as far as the socket 775
Pentium 4 platform is considered. Although, the 915P Gigabyte GA-8GPNXP-D beat
out the higher end GA-8ANXP-D in a few tests due to slightly higher
On the downside, the Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D is not
much of an overclockers motherboard. Our tests were limited to a maximum
FSB of 216 MHz, which is disappointing. If Intel really has
implemented a FSB lock, I hope the clever Gigabyte engineers figure a way to get
Bottom line, if you're itching to get a new Socket 775 Pentium 4
processor and PCI Express x16 videocard together for some gaming action,
the Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D is an excellent choice. Its geared towards power,
and maintains a nice low noise aesthetic we can all appreciate. This is
truly a flagship motherboard, and one we're pretty impressed by, regardless of
its few shortcomings.