Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Board


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GIGABYTE today introduced the GA-8I955X Royal, the company’s most advanced
motherboard to date, featuring for the first time the new Intel® 955X Express
chipset.
The GA-8I955X Royal comes standard with the CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (CIA
2) and Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (MIB 2) that deliver optimal performance
with unequalled ease of use for PC gaming enthusiasts who enjoy pushing their
systems to the limits. GIGABYTE Natural Intelligence also includes additional
system security features in the Universal Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.).
With support for the latest Serial-ATA II interface, the GA-8I955X Royal boasts
blinding 3Gb/s hard disk drive data transfer speeds and supports RAID 5 function.
It also features Dual Gigabit Ethernet, Firewire 1394b and USB 2.0. GIGABYTE
bundles the GN-BTD02 Bluetooth wireless USB adapter as well.

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GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA
cards and other computing hardware solutions, today introduced the GA-8I955X
Royal, the company’s most advanced motherboard to date, featuring for the first
time the new Intel® 955X Express chipset. Jam-packed with the industry’s most
advanced performance and security technologies, the new flagship motherboard
from GIGABYTE is set to ‘WOW’ PC gamers and enthusiasts with its unrivalled
feature set and capabilities.

The latest GIGABYTE i-DNA (Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture) series
motherboards synergize Performance DNA with Security DNA into fundamental
Intelligence technologies for the digital lifestyle. As such, i-DNA motherboards
target not only PC gamers and enthusiasts who push their systems to the limit,
but also normal PC users who are looking for a solid future-ready system for
their home and office computing needs.

Optimized for the revolutionary new 8XX sequence of Intel® Dual Core Processors,
the GA-8I955X Royal can handle up to four instruction threads at a time when
used with an Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper
Threading technology, or two threads when used with an Intel® Pentium® D
processor; providing multi-core server functionality from the desktop.
Furthermore, typical of their passion for exploring new technologies, GIGABYTE
engineers have burst through previous DDR2 frequency barriers to reach a
blistering 888MHz. Higher memory frequency leads to larger memory bandwidth and
improved performance of demanding CPU intensive digital media applications.

For the audiophile, the GA-8I955X Royal produces multi-channel heart-pounding
sound, advanced voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capability
from Intel® High Definition Audio. Designed for Dolby Master Studio with
advanced Dolby Digital EX & Pro Logic IIx technologies, Intel® High Definition
Audio guarantees cinematic quality audio while watching movies or playing games.

Natural Intelligence
The GA-8I955X Royal comes standard with the CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (CIA
2) and Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (MIB 2) that deliver optimal performance
with unequalled ease of use for PC gaming enthusiasts who enjoy pushing their
systems to the limits. GIGABYTE Natural Intelligence also includes additional
system security features in the Universal Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.)
that not only helps to extend the lifespan of power modules by keeping them
cooler, but also increases overall system reliability by being able to continue
to operate even when one transistor has blown. This feature helps to enhance
data protection and data accessing, particularly for power users who place
extreme demands on their PSUs.

With support for the latest Serial-ATA II interface, the GA-8I955X Royal boasts
blinding 3Gb/s hard disk drive data transfer speeds that are 100% compatible
with the latest software utilities and operating systems. Highly advanced Intel®
Matrix Storage technology allows RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 0+1
(Striping and Mirroring), and RAID 5 (Parity RAID) multi-disk designs to be
created by the user depending on their preference for protection or performance.
The RAID 5 function supports drive roaming capability that enables drives from
one controller to be removed to another without losing data and sports a
familiar Windows®-based utility for ease of use.

The GA-8I955X Royal also features the latest in high-speed connectivity with
Dual Gigabit Ethernet for simultaneous WAN and LAN connection speeds of up to
1,000 Mb/s as well as onboard Firewire (IEEE1394b) and USB 2.0 capabilities. To
round off the extensive networking capabilities of this board, GIGABYTE bundles
the GN-BTD02 Bluetooth wireless USB adapter that enables compatibility with
Bluetooth consumer products such as mobile phones, printers, PDAs, cameras and
headsets for the ultimate versatility around the home or office.

Ensuring the user’s peace-of-mind, the GA-8I955X Royal comes with Norton
Internet Security to deliver solid protection against hackers, viruses, and
privacy infringements via the Internet. Additionally, GIGABYTE Shieldware
compliments the hardware package with eight unique software features that are
easy to use and focused on making computing simple, straightforward, and safe.
These include Download Center, C.I.A.2, M.I.B.2, S.O.S., M.I.T., and Xpress3 for
safe recovery and backups.

GA-8I955X Royal Main Specification
• Supports Intel® Pentium® D processor / Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme
Edition (LGA 775)
• Intel® 955X Express Chipset / ICH7R chipset
• 1* PCI-ExpressX16 slot
• 2* PCI-ExpressX1 slot, 3* PCI slot
• 4* Dual channel DDRII 888 with ECC, support up to 8GB memory.
• Universal-plus Dual Power System (U-Plus DPS)
• Dual Gigabit LAN
• 4 * Serial ATA II (ICH7R Southbridge)
• 2 * Serial ATA II (Silicon Image SiL3132 )
• 3 * Parallel ATA (ICH7R + GigaRAID controller)
• 3 * IEEE1394b ports (T.I. solution)
• 8 * USB 2.0/1.1 ports
• Intel® High Definition Audio designed for Dolby Master Studio
• DualBIOS™

Unique Features:
CIA2、MIB2、R.G.B.、MIT、SOS、Xpress™ Install、Xpress™ Recovery、 Smart FAN、EasyTune™5
Bundle Bluetooth USB (GN-BTD02) wireless interface. The GN-BTD02 can connect
wirelessly within a 100 meter range and the 723Kps transfer rate.

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