Introducing Gigabyte’s GA-8KNXP Ultra-64
Gigabyte Technology proudly announces the release of its latest Intel® 875P
chipset-based motherboard, the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64. Along with support for
an 800MHz FSB Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology, the
GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 comes complete with Dual Channel DDR 400, AGP 8x, and
Performance Acceleration Technology (PAT). With such an array of out performing
features, for ultimate performance in speed while on-board Serial-ATA and SCSI
controllers with RAID support ensure optimal data transfer and security.
The most enticing feature of the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 is the incorporation of
new-generation architectures from 64-bit PCI-X interface to high-quality
7.1-channel audio to onboard Gigabit LAN for truly unparalleled power and
Advances in Speed and Stability
Heard of PCI-X? Well, the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 has it! Short for
PCI-Extended, the 64-bit PCI-X is a compatible extension of the conventional PCI
bus and runs at speeds of up to 66MHz, providing burst transfer rates double
that of PCI. Due to a new HR south bridge, the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 offers
two 66MHz PCI-X slots to provide critical I/O bandwidth needed for applications
such as Gigabit Ethernet, and SCSI interconnects. In addition to performance
improvements, PCI-X is backward compatible with conventional PCI systems at the
system, device driver, and the adapter level.
The GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 is the very first Gigabyte motherboard to include
the successor to Gigabyte’s well-recognized Dual Power System (DPS), the all-new
DPS-Gold. The DPS-Gold is an on-board six-phase power circuit aimed at
providing a more durable and stable power circuit to the CPU for increased
system stability. With an additional 3-phase power circuit DPVRM (Dual
Power Voltage Regulator Module), the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 platform is able to
effectively sustain a larger electric current of up to 150A.
Numerous Onboard Features
The GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 comes with a host of onboard features, one of which is
7.1-channel audio with the Universal Audio Jack (UAJ) feature. Audio
installation is a breeze with the UAJ feature and with 7.1-channel audio
capability, your PC can function as an authentic home theater, offering true
surround sound and virtual sound for 7.1 speaker configurations.
The GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 also integrates the latest SCSI interface,
the Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI offers data transfer rates of up to 320MB/s per
channel for mainline storage, streaming video and audio, and other
bandwidth-intensive applications. As well, the motherboard also features
an integrated Silicon Image 3114 chip, a single-chip PCI to 4-port Serial ATA
RAID host controller to support up to four SATA drives supporting RAID 0,1, and
0+1, making the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 ideal for applications such as servers,
workstations and storage systems featuring peripherals with this new storage
Finally, the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 includes an
integrated Intel® Gigabit Ethernet controller for high-speed networking.
The onboard Intel® Gigabit Ethernet controller along with Intel’s Communication
Streaming Architecture (CSA) allows for bi-directional Gigabit networking for
higher performance and lower latency.
The GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 encompasses a wide array of outperforming
features. From cutting-edge technologies to evolutionary architecture, the
GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 stands in a category all its own.