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Gigabyte GA-G1975X
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Gigabyte GA-G1975X


Overall rating 9/10

The Gigabyte GA-G1975X features Intel's new 975X Express chipset with native ATI CrossFire support. The board also represents Gigabyte's new enthusiast G1-Turbo branding with added features, excellent performance and good overclockability. If you're a gamer, this board isn't to be missed.

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Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • Processor Support:
    • Supports 90nm LGA775 processor package
    • Supports Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
    • Supports Intel Pentium D Smithfield processors
    • Supports Intel Pentium 4 / Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors
    • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready
  • Chipset Type:
    • Northbridge: Intel 975X Express
      • 800 / 1066MHz front side bus
      • PCI Express x16 graphics
    • Southbridge: Intel ICH7R
      • Intel High Definition Audio
      • Supports six PCI Express x1 lanes
      • Supports up to eight USB 2.0 ports
      • Supports four SATA II ports (with RAID 0 and 1 capabilities)
      • Single-channel Ultra ATA-100 IDE port
Memory
  • Supports four unbuffered DIMMs of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM
  • Supports DDR2-677/533 dual channel memory architecture
Storage
  • Intel ICH7R Southbridge
    • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100 (data transfer rate up to 100MB/sec.)
    • 4 x SATA II (Serial ATA II 3.0Gbps interface)
    • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
    • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5
  • GigaRAID ITE8211F IDE RAID controller
    • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
Audio
  • Onboard Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit controller
  • Up to 7.1 channel surround sound, Dolby Digital and DTS ready
  • Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out on bracket
Networking Broadcom BCM5789 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 1394a OHCI PHY/Link Layer Controller
  • 3 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
Rear I/O
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
  • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
  • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x Floppy connector
  • 2 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
  • 4 x SATA connectors
  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x bracket, 4 x header)
  • 3 x IEEE 1394a ports (2 x bracket, 1 x header)
  • 1 x 9-pin serial port
  • 1 x CD-IN
Expansion Slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 2 x PCIe x4 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant
  • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
Other Features DualBIOS
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)

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