News : Gigabyte kündigt i865PE Mainboard Serie an

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Auch Gigabyte darf natürlich in der Reihe der Mainboard Hersteller nicht fehlen, die heute ihre neuen Mainboards auf Basis des i865PE (Springdale-PE) vorstellen und so erwarten uns auch aus dem Hause Gigabyte wieder einige interessante Modelle.

Mit dem GA-8PENXP, GA-8IPE1000 Pro und GA-8IPE1000 stellt Gigabyte drei Mainboards mit dem i865PE Chipsatz vor, die sich nicht nur in ihren Key Features sondern auch besonders in ihren Extras wie Firewire, RAID, onboard LAN und dem Lieferumfang voneinander unterscheiden.

Folgende Tabelle gibt einen guten Überblick über die Modelle:

Gigabytes Platinen mit i865
Modell GA-8PENXP GA-8IPE1000 Pro GA-8IPE1000
CPU support Pentium 4 Pentium 4 Pentium 4
Sockel Socket 478 Socket 478 Socket 478
FSB 800/533/400 800/533/400 800/533/400
Chipsatz Intel 865PE + ICH5 Intel 865PE + ICH5 Intel 865PE + ICH5
Grafik Nein Nein Nein
AGP AGP Pro/8X 8X/4X 8X/4X
Speicher Dual Channel DDR
Dual Channel DDR
Dual Channel DDR
Max Speicher 4GB 4GB 4GB
Memory Slots 6 4 4
Slots 5 * PCI 5 * PCI 5 * PCI
USB port 8*USB2.0/1.1 8*USB2.0/1.1 8*USB2.0/1.1
Firewire Ja Ja Nein
Audio 6-Kanal 6-Kanal 6-Kanal
ATA 4 x SATA / 4 x PATA 2 x SATA / 2 x PATA 2 x SATA / 2 x PATA
IDE RAID Ja Nein Nein
LAN Intel PRO/1000 CT Intel PRO/100 VE Nein
Dual BIOS Ja Ja Nein
Form Factor ATX ATX ATX
Bemerkung DPS2 Module +
C-SATA Kit bundled

Dabei sticht natürlich vor allem das GA-8PENXP mit seinen sechs Speicherslots und der ansonsten auch sehr guten Ausstattung ins Auge. Wir werden versuchen euch schon bald einen Test dieses Mainboards präsentieren zu können.

Im folgenden die komplette englische Pressemitteilung von Gigabyte:

Gigabyte Launches New Intel® 865PE Series Motherboards The Galaxy of Extreme Platforms for Pentium® 4

Taipei, Taiwan, 21st May 2003 -- Gigabyte Technology, the leading motherboard manufacturer proudly unveils the new P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards. The Gigabyte P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards are the ultimate solutions for the latest processor supporting - 800MHz FSB Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology. Powered by the Intel® top performing 865PE chipset and a multiplicity of cutting-edge technologies, the P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards are designed to be full function performance & gaming oriented solutions. The architecture of an 800MHz FSB, Dual Channel DDR 400, AGP 8x, and Hyper-Threading Technology combine to provide a potential framework for excellent performance while Gigabyte's ground-breaking Dual Power System 2 (DPS 2) enhances computing power and system stability. It features with Intel® PRO series network connection that delivers optimized network throughput & platform performance, Serial ATA, IEEE 1394, and IDE RAID are integrated to provide superior data input/output performance and data protection. The Gigabyte P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards indisputably deliver to the uppermost platform unprecedented computing power and rock-solid stability.

In these new P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards, it strongly follows the new product strategy - S.E.E.D, which was announced during Cebit 2003. The S.E.E.D concept describes the fulfilling of customers Satisfaction, providing Excellence products, Gigabyte unique technology Evolution and product Difference in this competitive market. Gigabyte Technology“s S.E.E.D concept is fully applied to the hardware design- The 6-Dual Miracle, as well as the software design - The Miracle of Xpress3 to ensure product reliability and stability to meet customers“ satisfaction. “Cultivating as farmers in field, Gigabyte“s engineering team sprinkle technology S.E.E.D in the industry, and hopefully grow them into successful and user-friendly products.“ Interpreted the S.E.E.D concept by Mr. David Chiang, General Manager of Channel Business, “I“m truly thrilled with Gigabyte Technology“s 6-Dual Miracle,“ he added. “It had gained lots of media awareness and most of all it positions Gigabyte“s motherboards ahead of others.“

The 6-Dual Miracle was first implemented on Intel E7205 based motherboard, GA-8INXP, with 6 key elements that totally revolutionized it while setting it apart from most of today“s motherboards. The 1st element is represented by the Dual logical processor provided by the Intel® Hyper Threading Technology while the 2nd element was contributed by the Dual Channel DDR memory architecture. The 3rd element is the newly developed and innovative patented technology known as the Dual Power System (DPS) design, the 4th element comes from the Dual RAID interface which enhances data protection and performance. The 5th element is provided by the Dual Cooling System which greatly reduced the thermal issue, and the final element is Gigabyte“s patented DualBIOS™ technology which protects BIOS from virus attacks.“

Several leading technologies are also implemented on this new series, such as the revolutionary 800MHz FSB which delivers a supersonic high-speed bandwidth up to 6.4GB/s between the CPU and the MCH (Memory Controller Hub). Dual Channel DDR 400 memory architecture which bandwidth reaches up to 6.4GB/s, balancing data transfer loading among the CPU and memory.

With an array of advanced technology, the P4 Titan™ 865PE series motherboards provide a revolutionary multimedia experience. Featuring AGP 8X (AGP 3.0), the new generation AGP interface that delivers 2.1GB/s of bandwidth to support the graphics workloads associated with an Intel Pentium 4 processor-based workstation-class platform. When paired with Gigabyte“s GV-R98P128D graphics card users will experience more realistic and fluidly rendered graphics. An on-board 6-channel AC“97 CODEC brings incredible sound quality especially with its S/PDIF-IN/OUT function that enables users to enjoy high quality audio. With new Jack-Sensing feature users won't have to worry about how to install speakers correctly. In this P4 Titan™ 865PE series the highest performance platform, GA-8PENXP, integrates Silicon Image Serial-ATA interface which delivers high I/O bandwidth up to 150MB/s, bringing I/O peripherals to a new era in high-speed storage solutions. Highly anticipated Texas Instrument IEEE 1394 interface is also available; it enhances PC connectivity for consumer electronics A/V appliances, storage peripherals and portable devices. With the integration of Intel® PRO/1000 CT network connection, achieves 2X Gigabit performance through Communication Streaming Architecture (CSA) with the Intel® 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller. CSA enables bi-directional Gigabit networking with higher performance and lower latency. The Intel® 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller supports ASF 2.0, IPMI 1.5 and Advanced Pass Through to enhance authenticated remote management. With onboard GigaRAID chipset, it provides RAID 0(Data Striping), RAID 1(Data Mirroring), RAID (0+1) and also JBOD function first to applied by Gigabyte Technology on desktop motherboards, which is popular on servers and network-attached storage delivering both data protection and data fetching performance to meet intensive applications demands. Also featuring in other 2 models in this new series, GA-8IPE1000 Pro and GA-8IPE1000, the integrated Serial-ATA interface and breath taking 6 channel audio with Jack-Sensing and more, tends to deliver users another smart selection while considering on budget limitation. In spite of features limitation, the performance and stability of the platforms are strictly tested and approved by Gigabyte Technology engineers before handing over to end user.

Transparent to the user, the P4 Titan™ 865PE series also provide several innovative features such as The Miracle of Xpress3 series software which includes 3 unique software features, 1) Xpress Install for easier driver installation, 2) Xpress BIOS Rescue for restoring BIOS back to its original stage if the BIOS is crashed. This feature will be available soon 3) Xpress Recovery, a revolutionary software feature that backup or restore system files thru BIOS function

Key Specifications

  • 800MHz FSB Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel® 865PE chipset
  • Dual Channel DDR 400 memory
  • AGP 8X graphics interface
  • D.P.S 2 (Dual Power System 2) (GA-8PENXP only)
  • Intel® PRO/1000 CT Network Connection (GA-8PENXP only)
  • Serial ATA interface
  • Texas Instrument IEEE 1394 interface (Not available on GA-8IPE1000)
  • Dual Cooling System (GA-8PENXP only)
  • DualBIOS™ (Not available on GA-8IPE1000)
  • 8 USB 2.0 ports
  • 6-Channel AC“97 audio + Jack-Sensing
  • 5 x PCI 2.3 compliant slots
  • ATX form factor