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
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
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
. 800MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading
. Intel® 875P
chipset / Hance Rapids ICH
. Dual Channel DDR 400
. AGP 8X graphics
. Dual Power System Gold
. Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI
PRO/1000 CT Gigabit Ethernet
. Silicon Image Serial ATA
. RAID (
SATA RAID 0,1, 0+1)
Dual Cooling System
. 8 USB 2.0 ports
. 7.1-Channel audio +
Universal Audio Jack (UAJ)
. 3 PCI+ 2 PCI-X slots
. ATX form