Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D

..:: Introduction ::..

Gigabyte Technology, a name we have come to respect over the past few years for providing user friendly, stable, and bang for your buck motherboard products. We’ve seen many products come off the lines from Gigabyte which provide performance ranging from average for some of the mid-range boards, to best of the bunch for some of their high-end products. Today, we’ll be taking a look at our first Gigabyte board based off of their latest 8 Sigma Series, which if you couldn’t guess, features 8 of their top motherboard technologies mixed into one. The GA-8ANXP-D features a hell of a product package, as we are used to from Gigabyte, including the latest incarnation of DPS, and a Wireless LAN card. We haven’t been able to work with many Gigabyte boards over the last few months, so let’s see if anything has changed. Has overclocking improved? How about performance? Read on to find out!

..:: Gigabyte GA-8ANXP-D Specifications ::..

Processor

  • Designed for Intel® 90nm Prescott LGA775 Processors w800MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Chipset

  • North Bridge : Intel i925X
  • South Bridge : Intel ICH6-R
  • T.I. IEEE1394b Controller
  • Silicon Image Sil3114 Controller
  • Marvell 8100 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • Realtek ALC880 HD Audio CODEC
  • Cypress USB Hub Controller

Memory

  • 6 DDR-II DIMM 240-Pin Slots
  • DDR-II 533/400MHz RAM
  • Max: 4GB

Expansion Slots

  • 1 x PCI-Express x16
  • 3 x PCI-Express x1
  • 2 x PCI
  • 1 x U-Plus DPS
  • 1 x UDMA/133/100/66
  • 1 x FDD
  • 8 x SATA
  • 2 x IEEE1394
  • 9 x USB 2.0 (Total)

Back Panel I/O Ports

  • 1 x Parallel, 1 x Serial
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 Mouse
  • 6 x Audio I/O
  • 2 x S/PDIF Ports
  • 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RJ-45 Port