Items tagged with Gigabyte

Gigabyte's GA-8S648FX Motherboard Bridging the gap with the SiS 648FX "Burned" in by Robert Maloney August 13th, 2003           A lot of hype and controversy has surrounded Intel's latest chipsets, the i865 Springdale and the i875 Canterwood, and they are proving to be very capable solutions for the Pentium 4 processor. But the question remains to be asked; what have the other chipset designers been up to? We haven't seen VIA's latest offering make much noise, but SiS has kept forging ahead, looking to improve on their previous offerings. If you recall, we had a look at an MSI board based on the SiS648 back in late October of 2002, and it... Read more...
The Gigabyte GV-R98P128D Powered by the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro By - Marco Chiappetta July 17, 2003 At the moment, gamers looking for a "Top-of-the-Line" graphics card, basically have two GPUs to choose from, either an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro or an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900.  Video cards based on these two GPUs are so evenly matched, they swap the first place position in most of today's popular benchmarks, depending on what resolutions or settings are used.  And to further complicate matters, the performance landscape changes slightly with each driver release.  It's very difficult to determine which product is superior or whether one is better for your personal needs versus another. ... Read more...
  Gigabyte's 7VAXP-A Ultra KT400A Motherboard Competition For The nForce 2 By, Tom Laverriere May 27, 2003 If anyone has ever been part of a team, not just in sports but in any part of life, there is one valuable lesson to learn and that is competition within the team makes the team better.  There are many reasons for this.  Competitiveness pushes individuals on the team to perform at higher levels to ensure their spot on the team.  The ones that don't play a starting role, nevertheless, keep working hard trying to become that next strong player on the team.  In any event, competition is a good thing.  Competition is even better when it comes to computer technology. ... Read more...
The Gigabyte Maya II R9500 Pro vs. The Sapphire Radeon 9500 Atlantis Pro Premium Performance, Mainstream Price By - Tom Laverriere & Marco Chiappetta February 3, 2003     It's game 7 of the World Series, bottom of the 9th and the winning run is standing just 90 feet away.  Who do you want in the batters box?  You want the best hitter in the league standing in the batters box ready to rip the cover off the ball.  In video cards these days, that equates to "Built by ATI" or "Powered by ATI" Radeon 9700 Pro boards.  No other consumer video card on the market right now can move pixels like a  Radeon 9700 Pro.  Of course his little... Read more...
The Gigabyte Maya II R9700 Pro Vs. The Tyan Tachyon G9700 Pro Two Full Featured Radeon 9700 Pros Go Head to Head... By - Marco Chiappetta January 5, 2003     It has been about 5 months since the first round of "Built by ATi" RADEON 9700 Pro boards found their way onto store shelves.  Immediately after the first set of benchmarks and image quality comparisons hit the web, it was clear that ATi had a winner on their hands.  Performance was second to none, and image quality with Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering enabled was top notch.  OEMs were itching to ship products "Powered by ATi's" latest flagship VPU.  A few companies released... Read more...
The Gigabyte GA-6CX and GA-MG400 i820 Motherboard and G400 Based Graphics Card - A package Deal The long awaited Intel i820 chipset has finally been released to the market.  What is somewhat surprising is the amount of time it is taking motherboard manufacturers to get boards designed and released based on this new chipset.  We all know Intel hasn't been exactly smooth with their transition to the new RAMBUS memory architecture that the i820 chipset utilizes.  Perhaps this is why there have obviously been a few hurdles to overcome with this new chipset. In any event, Gigabyte Technology is one of the first manufacturers to release a board, based on the i820, that supports... Read more...
The Gigabyte GA-6CXC Motherboard The i820 With  SDRAM  Support By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta - 5/9/00 Usually when Intel releases a new motherboard chipset, there is a big rush to upgrade.  Power users, OEMs and do-it-yourselfers gobble up motherboards based on the new chipset to take advantage of new features, increase performance or simply to have bragging rights.  :)  With Intel's new i820, this hasn?t happened just yet.  There has been some acceptance, but with the high price of RDRAM (or Rambus SDRAM), which is native to the i820, many users are unwilling to upgrade. When you sit back and think about it, what features over the aging BX chipset does... Read more...
The AMD Duron and Gigabyte's GA-7ZM KT133 Motherboard Compact Economy and Performance By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 7/20/00 It looks as if AMD is here to stay with their X86 processor offering.  Finally there is a viable and worthy opponent to the all mighty Intel.  This year AMD is giving Intel a run for their money with a host of processors that compete head to head in every market segment that Intel's PC product line plays.  The AMD Duron Processor is their answer to the Intel Celeron.  By the way, have you ever thought about the "Duron" name?  "DuRON"... "CeleRON", you can bet that was intentional.  In any event, the Duron boasts... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-8TX - i850 Pentium 4 Motherboard No frills performance By Dave Altavilla 1/10/2001   The beautiful thing about a new processor platform is that with it is born a whole new architecture and motherboard platform to go with it.  Pentium 4 motherboards are flowing fairly freely now from various vendors and the second P4 / i850 based product we have up to bat is from one of the largest Taiwanese vendors in the market, Gigabyte.  You probably didn't know this but Gigabyte is in the top echelon of manufacturers in this space and they ship about a million motherboards a month.  That my friends, is a lot of product.  They do well in the OEM sector which is where... Read more...
    Gigabyte's GA-BX2000 Dual BIOS Slot 1 Pentium II/III Motherboard   Gigabyte has long been a manufacturer of top shelf PC motherboards and have a huge network in the various reseller channels. Many small clone shops use Gigabyte's boards because of their aggressive pricing and high quality. Gigabyte has always done things a little different from the rest of the pack. For instance they are the only motherboard manufacturer that I am aware of that uses dip switches in their product for clock setting etc... There latest creation, the BX2000 is an Intel BX chipset based Slot 1 board with a unique safety feature called "Dual BIOS".   Those two red arrows are pointing... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-6OXM7E i815 Socket 370 Motherboard It sure looks nice...but how does it perform? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 11 / 2 / 2000    The hardware community had been eagerly anticipating a worthy successor to the mighty 440BX chipset. When Intel released their 133MHz FSB capable "Coppermine" Pentium IIIs it was time to also replace the aging BX chipset with a more feature-rich, capable part. The BX lacked native support for AGP4X, UDMA/66/100 hard drive transfers and wasn't designed to fully support FSBs greater than 100MHz. To compensate, Intel released the i810 and i820 chipsets to handle the needs of these new Coppermine processors. There were many issues to deal with should... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-7VX KX-133 Based Motherboard Does the tradition live on? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta September 22, 2000    In the "Athlon Community", there was much anticipation for a chipset that would really let the performance of AMD's new flagship processor stand out.   The original Iron-Gate chipset was marred with a few minor glitches that disappointed many power users.  Not being able to run their new high-end graphics card at AGP 2X or constantly having to upgrade chipset drivers only to have a new incompatibility arise was a real turn off.  Enter VIA Technologies.  With Intel floundering after the launch of the i820, VIA had a string of success... Read more...
Gigabyte's GA-GF2560 SDR GeForce Get overclocked and ready to rock!   So, you are thinking, "great another GeForce SDR Graphics Card review".  On the surface, your aversion to mundane and "been there, done that" type of products and their respective reviews, could be well founded.  HOWEVER, not this time bunky.  Yes, this is another GeForce SDR Graphics Card review but things are always a little different when it comes to Gigabyte product.  This is a look at what could be the best value on the net if you are in the market for a GeForce 3D Graphics Accelerator.  Now that we've got your attention.  Let's see if Gigabyte can make good on this... Read more...
  A Tale of Two TNT2s The Gigabyte GA660 Turbo Vrs. The MSI 3DAGPhantom We brought in the wreckin' crew for this event. Like a Demolition Team with a bad attitude, we decided to mix up a couple of explosive substances and see what kind of reaction we would get. This is a "Bake Off" of sorts between a pair of TNT2 cards from Gigabyte and Micro-Star International. Both boards are from the standard TNT2 vintage as opposed to the Ultra variety. Both cards also are designed with an agressive approach to the standard NVidia Reference Design. You know both Gigabyte and MSI for their exceptional Motherboard products. We decided to get a little insight on their Graphics Accelerators. Let's... Read more...
The GA-GF2000 GF256 GTS 32MB DDR Super stable and Super Fast, Gigabyte Does it right... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 8/21/00   As more and more companies diversify their product lines to offer motherboards and video cards, many similar products will begin to hit store shelves.  Companies like Asus, Abit and Gigabyte have ventured out of the motherboard market and are now offering high quality graphics accelerators.  But why buy one over another?  These companies know that is the dilemma a potential buyer faces and Gigabyte thinks they've found the answer.  Gigabyte's newest entry into the crowded GeForce 2 GTS market is the GA-GF2000.  Although this card... Read more...
The Gigabyte GV-GF3000 64MB GeForce 3 Prepare Yourself... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta May 15, 2001 With the impending release of any new product, there is an inevitable barrage of spin and marketing hype surrounding it. When nVidia officially unveiled the GeForce 3, the "spin-miesters" really went to work, as almost every "high-tech" publication began touting the new chip's capabilities and features. There was something different about the GeForce 3's launch though. Usually, for every person praising a new product you'll find another condemning it. Ill fated 3dfx's launch of the Voodoo 5 comes to mind, for every person praising the quality of the Voodoo5's FSAA,... Read more...
The Gigabyte GA660Plus - TNT2-A What a difference a "rev." makes! Most companies dealing with circuit board design and manufacturing go through a refinement process of their product which makes improvements to the original release product with each iteration. Gigabyte had a little help from NVidia, the manufacturers of the TNT2 chip, on this revision. The GA660Plus is the identical board design and layout of the original GA660, with one exception. This board is populated with the all new NVidia TNT2-A, a .22 Micron version of the TNT2, which was originally fab'ed using .25 Micron technology. We all know what that means... Smaller Die Size = Lower Power Consumption+Less Heat+ Higher... Read more...
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