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Introducing Gigabyte’s GA-8KNXP Ultra-64
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2004
Category: Motherboards
Manufacturer Link: Gigabyte
The most enticing feature of the GA-8KNXP Ultra-64 is the incorporation of new-generation architectures from 64-bit PCI-X interface for truly unparalleled power and performance.
 

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 performance. 

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 interface standard.
 
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.

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