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GIGABYTE GA-8I945GMH Positions Intel Viiv technology
Date: Thursday January 05, 2006
Category: Motherboards
Manufacturer Link: Gigabyte
Announces industry's first Intel® Viiv™ Technology supported motherboard-GA-8I945GMH.

GIGABYTE GA-8I945GMH Positions Intel Viiv technology Platform

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced its premiere motherboard - GA-8I945GMH with Intel® Viiv™ technology support for digital media and entertainment platforms designed from the ground up for the digital home. The company's first offering designed around the Intel® Viiv™ technology Platform to target lifestyle and entertainment applications. Jam-packed with the Viiv technology, the new digital home motherboard features the Intel® 945G Express chipset and is set to change the way that users perceive home PCs with its consumer electronics quality audio and video features.

The GA-8I945GMH is the world's first motherboard to attain the new Intel® Viiv™ Technology platform verification. Intel Viiv™ Technology is designed to enhance the enjoyment of digital entertainment in the home by allowing users to record, store and play a variety of media types including movies, music, television, gaming and photo editing.

Developed for low profile entertainment devices that merge with the living room environment, the new GA-8I945GMH relies on the powerful Intel® GMA 950 graphics engine for high-quality digital video without a noisy plug-in VGA card. Its integrated hardware based MPEG2 decoding helps to free-up CPU resources during demanding living room applications to produce the best possible user experience. Additionally, the board's Intel® ICH7 South Bridge boasts crystal clear 8-channel surround audio - a must have feature for home theater and media center users.

Optimized for Intel® Pentium® D Dual Core processors, the GA-8I945GMH provides multi-core functionality that significantly boosts performance during multi-tasking operations. With support for the latest Serial-ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, the GA-8I945GMH boasts blistering 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drive data transfer speeds that are 100% compatible with the latest software utilities and operating systems. The latest in high-speed connectivity is provided by Intel® PRO/1000 PL Gigabit Ethernet and the board also includes onboard Firewire and USB 2.0 connectivity for digital audio and video device connectivity. For the audio enthusiast, the GA-8I945GMH produces heart-pounding multi-channel sound, advanced voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capabilities through Intel® High Definition Audio technologies.

Ensuring the user's peace-of-mind, the GA-8I945GMH comes with Norton Internet Security to deliver solid protection against hackers, viruses, and privacy infringements via the Internet. Additionally, GIGABYTE Shieldware compliments the hardware package with eight unique software features that are easy to use and focused on making computing simple, straightforward, and safe. These include Download Center, C.I.A.2, M.I.B.2, S.O.S., M.I.T., and Xpress3 for safe recovery and backup of content.

GA-8I945GMH-RH Main Specification
-Supports Intel® Viiv™ Technology
-Supports Intel® Pentium® D processor
-Intel® 945G Express Chipset / ICH7-DH 
-Micro-ATX form factor
-1* PCI-ExpressX16 slot
-1* PCI-ExpressX1 slot, 2* PCI slot
-4* Dual channel DDRII 667, support up to
4GB memory.
-Intel® Pro 1000 Gigabit LAN
-4 * Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s (ICH7-DH Southbridge)
-1 * Parallel ATA (ICH7-DH)
-3 * IEEE1394a ports (Texas Instrument solution)
-8 * USB 2.0/1.1 ports
-Intel® High Definition Audio with 8 channel audio
The GIGABYTE GA-8I945GMH is expected to be available at the end of December through normal GIGABYTE distribution channels. For additional information please visit the GIGABYTE website at:

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., established in 1986, is now celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006. GIGABYTE has earned a global reputation for its outstanding achievements in the motherboard industry by upholding the concept of innovation, quality and reliability. Multiple national awards, such as the Golden Brain Prize and the Taiwan National Quality Award, had shown high recognition to it. The Taiwan Symbol of Excellence, especially, has granted GIGABYTE awards for eight consecutive years which set an unmatched record in the motherboard industry.

GIGABYTE is dedicated to providing total digital life solution for customers - from product concept and design, to mass production, all the way to integration. GIGABYTE's ever expanding product family of motherboards, graphics cards, PC peripherals, Desktop/Notebook PCs, plus wireless networking and servers, represents a complete computing solution. The spirit of "Upgrade Your Life" at GIGABYTE is clearly reflected through its commitment to researching newer technology and innovative design as well as ensuring product quality. Now and in the future, GIGABYTE will continue to follow its vision of becoming the most valuable brand of digital life solutions in the world.  For more information about GIGABYTE, please visit its official website at:

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