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Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard - PCSTATS
Today we're going to be checking out Gigabyte's new GA-8S655FX Ultra motherboard which is based on the hot new SiS 655FX chipset.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Sep 22 2003   C. Sun  
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Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard Review

SiS are easily one of the hottest tech companies in the world right now when it comes to core logic. However, while the company has produced some very remarkable chipsets in the last little while, there are still some parties that can't shake the 'low end chipset provider' moniker, even though it is wildly outdated. It would seem as though SIS' past reputation still haunts them, but as long as the company stays true to the current path, there is no doubt they are set to take the chipset world by storm.

Gigabyte has been aggressive in the retail market lately, offering some of the best value products available. Regular and novice users will probably appreciate all of Gigabyte's hard work, as it has made the complex world of computer hardware much easier to understand, and use.

Gigabyte were the first to colour coordinate the front panel I/O header, as well as placing the positive and negative value's for trouble free LED hook ups. Now, quite a few other manufacturers are quickly following the lead.

Today we're going to be checking out Gigabyte's new GA-8S655FX Ultra motherboard which is based on the hot new SiS 655FX chipset. The SiS 655FX's main competitor is Intel's i865PE, however it can even give Intel's higher end i875P Canterwood chipset a good run for its money!

gigabyte ga-8s655fx ultra

Ships with the following:

  • 3x Ultra/133 Cables
  • 2x Serial ATA Cables
  • FDD Cable
  • 2x Serial ATA Power Cables
  • Driver CD
  • I/O Back Plate
  • Users Manual
  • RAID User Manuals
  • USB Port Bracket
  • IEEE 1394 Bracket
  • Audio Bracket

  • Standard feature on the motherboard consists of Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID, an Ultra/133 RAID controller, 10/100 LAN, IEEE 1394, 5.1 audio and dual BIOS's.

    Like many other Gigabyte motherboards, the 8S655FX Ultra is quite colourful; from the orange/light blue DIMM slots to green AGP slots and even red Serial ATA ports.

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    Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra
     Pg 1.  — Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra SiS655FX Motherboard
     Pg 2.  Layout and RAID
     Pg 3.  What is HyperStreaming?
     Pg 4.  Key Technologies of HyperStreaming
     Pg 5.  Intelligent Arbitration
     Pg 6.  The motherboards BIOS
     Pg 7.  System Spec's and Benchmarks
     Pg 8.  Benchmarks: Winbench 99, SiSoft Sandra 2003
     Pg 9.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001SE
     Pg 10.  Benchmarks: Quake III Arena, UT2003
     Pg 11.  Springdale has some real competition

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