Gigabyte K8S760M (SiS760)
(1) Bluetooth 18 Apr 2004
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Gigabyte, one of the 1st tier
manufacturer is making inroads aggressively into almost every sector. Lately, it
came as a surprise to me that Gigabyte launched a SiS 760 mainboard. Without
hesistation, we requested a unit from Gigabyte and check out what is in store on
this integrated board.
As it is the first SiS 760 board
available in the market, we take a closer look at the mainboard and was
surprised that this board has a lot of goodies built into it.
This is an overclockable mATX board
that supports SATA RAID, Firewire ? How about adjustments of the various voltage
levels of Vcore, VAgp, VDIMM ? Furthermore, its integrated video uses Local
frame buffer, that means it has its dedicated on board ram. This will definitely
yield better performance levels compared to the older shared memory design.
Lets check out the
gallery for more photos and BIOS features of this board.
Supporting the revolutionary AMD AthlonTM64 processor, GA-K8S760M
delivers the most cost effective platform and brings new levels of
performance to the graphic integrated motherboard solution. 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,
the advanced SiS 760 chipset equipped with brand new MirageTM 2
Graphics engine and world leading Local Frame Buffer (LFB) design which make
integrated graphics as good as discrete graphic card. The high speed Fast
Ethernet interface is equipped for establishing the efficient broadband
connection to the internet. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, the
Serial ATA interface provides superior input/output performance and data
protection. GA-K8S760M is the best choice for multi-functional system used
in home and office environment.
Powered by SiS 760 chipset, this platform supports the brand new 8th
generation AMD AthlonTM64 processor to deliver a high performance
platform with dual support for 32-bit applications and increasing 64-bit
A high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to provide excellent
interconnect for computation and networking. This Technology not only
provides more bandwidth but also reduces the I/O bottlenecks and,
consequently, greatly enhances the system performance.
The SiS 760 Chipset built-in a high performance 256bit 2D/3D graphics
engines with a Rendering Engine compliant to Direct3D 8.1 to maximize
graphic performance and provide realistic graphic effect. A video
accelerator and MPEG1/II motion compensation decoder is also included to
provide smooth video output for gaming or movie watching.
Buffer innovative design for display memory
The SiS 760 Chipset supports both shared memory and local frame buffer (LFB)
for display memory architecture with maximum 128MB display memory. The 64M
LBF implemented in GA-K8S760M provides efficient memory management and
greatly improves the performance of integrated graphic.
DDR memory controller
The AMD AthlonTM 64 processor improves the memory performance by
integrating a DDR memory controller into the processor. By running at the
processorˇs core frequency, an integrated memory controller greatly
increases bandwidth directly available to the processor at significantly
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.
10/100Mb LAN Network Connection
Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN Network Connection Provides high-quality 10/100
Ethernet performance for value-minded users who need straight forward
network connectivity. Ensure a high-speed, stable solution for new broadband
with RAID 0.1 function
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. In addition, the Serial ATA interface is furnished with RAID
0.1 function for extra performace enhancement and data protection.
Audio with Jack Sensing Support
Users can experience the 3D surround sound through integrated 6-channel
audio. It fulfills the requirements for a variety of audio applications,
such as MP3 or Audio CD playback, DVD movies and gaming. With Jack-Sensing
feature users won't have to worry about how to install audio devices
Internet SecurityTM Included
Norton Internet SecurityTM is the essential protection from
viruses, hackers, and privacy threats. It protects user during the online
activities such as e-mailing, shopping, banking, and game playing.