Gigabyte 7NNXP nForce2 Mainboard (1) Bluetooth 19th June 2003
When Gigabyte first told us that they have a nForce2 solution, I was surprised
as I know that Gigabyte is with ATi on Radeon. It seems that in the industry,
nothing is impossible. Although Gigabyte is a bit late to introduce the nForce2
platforms, GA-7NNXP is a well rounded product that incorporates the newer
nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset or generally known as the C1 stepping known to
GA-7NNXP, based on the nForce2 Ultra 400 supports
up to the latest AXP3200+ processors with Dual Channel DDR400. 7NNXP is also the
first board that supports 4 DIMM slots. This allows flexibility in the
installation of lower capacity ram sticks. (up to 3GB).
The board supports the AGP8X graphics interface (AGP
Pro slot), and also integrates the innovative Dynamic adaptive speculative
pre-processor (DASP) and HyperTransport Technology to boost the overall system
performance. The nForce™2 media and communications processor-turbo (MCP-T)
provides full communication suite of Dual LAN, IEEE 1394, and USB2.0 interface
for full range of connectivity. The Dolby Digital 3D (AC-3) audio. In addition,
Serial ATA and IDE RAID provide superior input/output performance and data
protection to the system. Gigabyte patented Dual Power System (DPS) further
enhances the computing power and system stability. The 7NNXP also support Dual
LAN port that can be applied as network gateway, managing traffic between two
separate networks and ensuring rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without
any added arbitration or latency. Supporting RAID (0, 1, 0+1), JBOD function and
ATA133 interface, GigaRAID Controller delivers completely solution for storage
interface to increase fault tolerance, improve data access performance and
provides additional interface for more IDE devices. The SATA can also be run in
Those who are into overclocking will be glad that
7NNXP provides the necessary voltage, multiplier, fsb adjustments all within the
BIOS. There are some other goodies like the SATA external bracket which is
innovative for connecting sata devices externally.
Support AMD Athlon XP 400MHz FSB processor
Powered by nForce™2 platform processors, 7NNXP supports the latest AMD Athlon XP
processor to deliver higher levels of performance and productivity for today's
most demanding tasks.
Dual Channel DDR400 memory architecture
With the Dual Channel DDR400 memory architecture, this platform delivers high
capacity of 3GB memory and high bandwidth up to 6.4GB/s to ensure greatest
Superb bandwidth AGP 8X graphics interface
Featuring AGP 8x (AGP 3.0) the new generation VGA interface specification, this
platform delivers enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth up to
2.12GB/s. Allowing users to have a more realistic graphics experiences while
gaming or movie watching.
Equipped with Gigabit and Ethernet LAN solution, this platform can be applied as
network gateway, managing traffic between two separate networks and ensuring
rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency.
Dual Power System (DPS)
With the Voltage Regulator Module (VRM), the Dual Power System delivers a total
of 6-phase power circuit design to provide more solid and durable power supply
for the new generation AMD platform.
The highly anticipated IEEE1394 interface enhances PC connectivity with consumer
electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals
Serial ATA interface
Serial ATA is the revolutionary ATA interface that provides scalable performance
for IDE device. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than
current Parallel ATA and delivers superior input/output performance.
GigaRAID IDE RAID Controller:
Supporting RAID (0, 1, 0+1), JBOD function and ATA133 interface, GigaRAID
Controller delivers completely solution for storage interface to increase fault
tolerance, improve data access performance and provides additional interface for
more IDE devices.
6-Channel & Dolby Digital Audio technology
Through the NVIDIA Audio Processing Unit (APU) and SoundStorm technology, user
can experience the powerful 6-channel surround sound with digital cinema clarity
during gaming or movie watching.
GIGABYTE Patent DualBIOS™
DualBIOS™ prevents BIOS from virus attacks to provide a double security thus
assuring the PC stability.
EasyTune™ 4 - User Friendly Overclocking
A user-friendly windows based utility developed by GIGABYTE provides a brand new
experience of easily operation and enjoyment for over-clocking on your platform.