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Gigabyte GA-8I945GMH-RH

We managed to grab some information on the GA-8I945GMH-RH from Gigabyte’s website. Take a look below.

  1. LGA775
  2. Intel® Pentium® D Processor
  3. Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
  4. Supports 1066/800/533MHz FSB
  1. Northbridge: Intel® 945G Express Chipset
  2. Southbridge: Intel® ICH7-DH
  3. T.I IEEE1394 controller
  4. Intel® Vidalia 82573L Gigabit Ethernet controller
  5. Realtek ALC882 audio codec
  1. 4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4GB memory)
  2. Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMM
  3. Supports dual channel DDR II 667/533/400 DIMM

* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 4 x Serial ATA II 3.0Gb/s connectors (support SATA RAID 0, 1 ,5,10)
  2. 1 x UDMA ATA 100/66/33 connectors
  3. 1 x FDD connector
  4. 2 x IEEE1394 connectors (supports 2 ports)
  5. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector (supports 4 ports)
  6. 2 x Cooling fan pin headers
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 PCI Express x 16 slot
  2. 1 PCI Express x 1 slot
  3. 2 PCI slots
Rear Panel I/O
  1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  2. 1 x RJ45 port
  3. 6 x Audio ports (4 x Line-out/ 1 x Line-in/ 1 x MIC)
  4. PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse
  5. 1 x LPT port
  6. 1 x VGA port
  7. 1 x IEEE 1394 port
  8. 1 x COM port connector
  9. 1 x Coaxial S/P-DIF out
  10. 1 x Optical S/P-DIF out
Form Factor
  1. Micro ATX
  2. 24.4cm x 24.4cm

  1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors’ website or 3rd party website.
  2. This product does not support Win9X/ME, due to most ardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. However we still offer available related drivers to serve our customers.

  1. Supports Intel® Viiv technology for Digital Entertainment Experiences
  2. Supports Intel® Pentium® D/ Pentium 4 Processor
  3. Supports new generation dual channel DDR2 667MHz memory architecture
  4. Integrated new generation SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
  5. Experience superior graphics with Intel® GMA950
  6. Integrated Intel® 82573L PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  7. Features 7.1-channel High Definition Audio

Few motherboard manufacturers pack features like Gigabyte does, especially for a mATX motherboard. Of course, we would definitely want to have our cake and eat it too, so we don’t expect anything less from Gigabyte when it comes to raw performance. That is why we pitted it against fiercer competition, the Asus P5WD2 Premium based around the i955 chipset.

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-8I945GMH-RH Asus P5WD2 Premium
Chipset Drivers Intel WHQL
CPU Intel® Pentium 4 670 Prescott @ 3.8GHz 2MBL2
RAM OCZ2533512V DDR2 533MHz @ (512MBX2)
Graphics Accelerator XpertVision 6600 128MB DDR3 @ 450/900
Graphics Driver NVIDIA ForceWare 84.21 WHQL
PSU Antec Truepower 550W
HDD Maxtor DiamondMax 9 80GB/7200RPM/2MB Cache

The cute lady on our testbed.

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