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Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review
Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review  - PCSTATS
The benefit of the using the Radeon 9100 IGP chipset is that it includes a Radeon 9200 class VPU within.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Jan 16 2004   C. Sun  
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Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review

Following in the footsteps of nVIDIA, ATi are focusing on providing core logic that system integrators can use in white box PCs for the masses, and if successful, garner a slice of the lucrative Pentium 4 chipset market share.

It's no secret that the vast majority of PCs sold on the market are highly integrated, and consumers really don't know the difference in the end. The usual folly of those integrated computers are that they tend to have underpowered on board graphics. The benefit of the using the Radeon 9100 IGP chipset is that it includes a Radeon 9200 class VPU within. This allows system integrators to effectively sell a motherboard sans videocard to the consumer, at very economical price points.

Gigabyte have been producing ATi based videocards for the last few years so it was a natural step for them to adopt the new ATi Radeon 9100 IGP for the Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M motherboard. Compared to an i865G based motherboard, the GA-8TRS300M should perform on par, but if we take an apples to oranges comparison and consider the nVIDIA nForce2 chipset, the 9100 IGP isn't going to be entirely Earth shattering.

Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M


Users Manual, I/O Port, Ultra/133 IDE cable, Floppy Cable, Driver CD

The GA-8TRS300M board is compatible with all Northwood Pentium 4 processors. The four DDR DIMM slots support a maximum of 4GB of memory. In terms of on board features other than the Radeon 9200 class VPU the GA-8TS300M sports essentially nothing more then 10/100 LAN and 5.1 audio. It's just perfect for a basic home or office system.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M
 Pg 1.  — Gigabyte GA-8TRS300M Radeon 9100 IGP Review
 Pg 2.  The ATI 9100 IGP
 Pg 3.  The IXP200 Southbridge
 Pg 4.  The GA-8TRS300M BIOS
 Pg 5.  System Spec's and Overclocking
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Winstone 2002, Winbench 99
 Pg 7.  Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2004, Super Pi
 Pg 8.  Benchmarks: PCMark2002, 3DMark2001
 Pg 9.  Benchmarks: AquaMark3, Comanche 4
 Pg 10.  Benchmarks: X2 The Threat, UT2003
 Pg 11.  ATi in motherboard world

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