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Gigabyte's New Pentium 4 Solutions - 8IEXP and 8IGX - Specifications

Gigabyte's line of motherboard in the past have been questionable and plagued with problems. Some people have had success with them, while others have had nothing but problems. In the last 6 months they have tried to improve their PR and success records to 100% and are doing a good job at it, by listening to what we really want. Today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at two new Pentium 4 motherboard solutions from Gigabyte - Namely the feature packed 8IEXP and the more value based 8IGX.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 11, 2002 4:00 am

Specifications of 8IEXP

 

CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz ~ 2GHz mPGA 478 CPU Willamette

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz ~ 2.4GHz mPGA 478 Northwood (400FSB)

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ~ 2.66GHz+ mPGA 478 Northwood (533FSB)

 

Supports Intel Celeron 1.7GHz+ mPGA 478 Willamette-128 (400FSB)

 

Chipset

 

Intel i845E AGPset

 

i82845E MCH

 

i82801DB ICH4

 

Intel Hub Architecture Interconnect at 266MB/s

 

Bus Frequency

 

100/133MHz Internal

 

400/533MHz External

 

Netburst Micro Architecture

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 4x (1.5v only)

 

6 PCI

 

1 CNR

 

Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

6 USB 2.0 Ports (2 rear accessible, 4 via expansion bracket)

 

2 Serial Ports

 

1 Parallel Port

 

3 Stereo Audio Ports

 

2 Digital Audio Ports (Via Expansion Bracket)

 

1 Game Port

 

Special Features

 

BIOS overclocking control of FSB, Vcore, Vdimm, VAgp.

 

Promise ATA-133 RAID Controller

 

Onboard Intel 100PRO-VE NIC

 

Smartcard and Memory Stick Controller

 

VIA IEEE1394 Firewire Controller

 

Specifications of 8IGX

 

CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz ~ 2GHz mPGA 478 CPU Willamette

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz ~ 2.4GHz mPGA 478 Northwood (400FSB)

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.2GHz ~ 2.66GHz+ mPGA 478 Northwood (533FSB)

 

Supports Intel Celeron 1.7GHz+ mPGA 478 Willamette-128 (400FSB)

 

Chipset

 

Intel i845G AGPset

 

i82845G GMCH

 

i82801DB ICH4

 

Intel Hub Architecture Interconnect at 266MB/s

 

Bus Frequency

 

100/133MHz Internal

 

400/533MHz External

 

Netburst Micro Architecture

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 4x (1.5v only)

 

6 PCI

 

1 CNR

 

Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

6 USB 2.0 Ports (2 rear accessible, 4 via expansion bracket)

 

2 Serial Ports (1 via Expansion Bracket)

 

1 VGA Port

 

1 Parallel Port

 

5 Stereo Audio Ports (2 via expansion ports

 

2 Digital Audio Ports

 

1 Game Port

 

Special Features

 

BIOS overclocking control of FSB, Vcore, Vdimm, Vagp

 

Onboard Intel 100PRO-VE Networking

 

Smartcard and Memory Stick Controller

 

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