With the launch of NVIDIA nForce4 family chipset, GIGABYTE
Technology unveils its hefty high-performance 8 Sigma (8Σ) series motherboard -
GA-K8NXP-9. The GA-K8NXP-9 belongs to the 8Σ family of top performance
motherboards, delivering revolutionary technology like PCI-Express Graphics
interface, Serial ATA II, NV firewall, and powerful AMD Athlon64FX/ 64 processor
support. This platform offers superior performance and functionality to suffice
the desire of every power user.
High speed, solid power and maximum stability mean that the GIGABYTE’s latest 8Σ
GA-K8NXP-9 is definitely the way to go for gamers, PC geeks and consumers alike!
The 8Σ represents 8 innovative and beneficial technologies which include
Processor, Memory, Dual Power System, Storage, Security, Peripheral, Networking,
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of the 8th generation AMD
AthlonTM64 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64
framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport
Technology, and integrated memory controller. With improved 1 GHz HyperTransport
interface and dual channel DDR400, the innovative processor design ensures
superior performance on mission critical business applications.
AMD Athlon64FX/ 64 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the
CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR400
memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 6.4GB/s and shorter memory
accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
Along with enhanced performance is additional system stability with the GIGABYTE
Dual Power System (D.P.S.). D.P.S. is a revolutionary six-phase power circuit
designed to withstand varying electrical current levels, ensuring future
processor upgrades. This design ensures a more secure and stable platform than
For improved networking, Dual Gigabit LAN provides simultaneous WAN and LAN
connection at a blazing fast speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. The addition of 802.11g
wireless LAN solution provides a more flexible networking connection.
This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection
and data accessing performance. Serial ATA II is firstly introduced in this
platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance.
The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0,1,0+1 based on
users’ priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the
RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for
multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface delivers the utmost graphics
experience; PCI-E x1 interface delivers twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up
to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices. The brand new IEEE 1394b
interface that features data transferring speed up to 800Mbps for digital audio/
video appliances, double the speed of previous IEEE 1394a interface.
The combination of NV Firewall & Norton Internet Security delivers complete
solution for system security in the thriving networking environment. This
overall package provides the solid protection against hackers, viruses, and
privacy infringements without scarifying system performance. Utilizing
ActiveArmor hardware engine, the NVIDIA firewall fully protects the system from
intruders while delivers the highest system performance.
Several unique software features focused on making computing both simple and
safe. It includes Download Center for on-line driver installation, M.I.T., S.O.S.,
M.I.B.2, EasyTune5 for overclocking, and Xpress Recovery for safe recovery and