Gigabyte 技嘉 K8VNXP VIA K8T800 Mainboard Review (1)
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Last week, we brought you the exclusive coverage of the ALi M1687 Reference board and the Gigabyte K8NNXP (nForce3). In this review, we will bring you more information about the Athlon64 K8 and a review of the Gigabyte's K8NNXP mainboard based on the nForce3 150 chipset.
This time round, we review its brother using the VIA K8T800 chipset. The VIA K8T800 chipset with Hyper8 technology is powering next generation 64-bit compatible platforms based around AMD Opteron™ and new Athlon™ 64 processors, including Dual Opteron™ processor based workstations and servers, and Athlon™64 processor based performance PC platforms. Combined with the VIA VT8237 South Bridge and VIA companion chips, the K8T800 enables an unparalleled range of cutting edge I/O and multimedia features, including an 1.6GHz HyperTransport Bus Link, AGP 8X, Native Serial ATA/RAID, 7.1-surround audio, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Although Hyper8 Technology enables
16-bit/1.6GHz HyperTransport processor-to-chipset link, we must also take note
of the North-South link's V-Link of 533 MB/sec bandwidth North/South Bridge
interconnect. This is theoretically slower than other competitor's
implementation e.g. SiS 755/964 and ALi M1687/1563 (NF3 150 uses a single
Supporting the revolutionary AMD AthlonTM64 processor, GA-K8VNXP brings new levels of performance and features to the desktop platforms. The brand new AMD AthlonTM64 processor is furnished with unprecedented framework consisted of AMD’s 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and the CPU-integrated memory controller to boost the overall performance. Accompanied with the innovative designs of AthlonTM64, a variety of industry’s leading technologies and Gigabyte’s unique designs also contribute to the functionality and stability of this platform. The Gigabyte patented Dual Power System (DPS) enhances the computing power and steadiness of the system. Featuring the industry’s first IEEE 1394b controller, this platform is ready for the next generation high performance interface of Audio/Video appliance. Dual LAN is equipped for establishing the traffic between two separate networks, ensuring rapid transfer of data from WAN to LAN. The Serial ATA and IDE RAID provide superior input/output performance and data protection. GA-K8VNXP will definitely represent the uppermost platform for today’s computer enthusiasts.
AMD AthlonTM64 Computing Platform
Integrated DDR memory controller
Superb bandwidth AGP 8X graphics interface
Dual Power Sysytem K8 (DPS K8)
Industry’s first IEEE1394b motherboard
Serial ATA with RAID 0, 1 function
GigaRAID IDE RAID Controller
6 Channel Audio with UAJ
GIGABYTE Patent DualBIOSTM
Norton Internet Security™ Included
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