- Gigabyte Announces 8-Sigma 915P/925X Series
A press release came in from Gigabyte this morning announcing their new 8 Sigma series of enthusiast motherboards, based on Intel's new 915P and 925X chipsets, tieing in with their latest LGA775 P4 processors. You can find a stack of sites out there covering the new architecture after the NDA was lifted on the weekend, most of which I've rounded up for everyone in a below post. Gigabyte's official press release covering more in-depth info on their new 8 Sigma series can be obtained here folks.
June 21st, 2004 ---Taipei, Taiwan---- GIGABYTE Technology has once again redefined the definition of the enthusiast motherboard with the debut the latest flagship motherboard to the technology scene. Interested in next-generation technologies? Meet the GIGABYTE ultimate 8 (Sigma) motherboard series and take an in-depth look at the advanced offerings of Intel's 925X and 915P chipsets. In this flagship motherboard line, the 8 Series embodies intense performance, and represents a fusion of the best GIGABYTE innovations.
The 8 Series offers a complete range of features dedicated to satisfying all computing needs. Experience next-generation processing with the latest LGA775 Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology! With new 90nm technology, the world's most advanced chip-making process, it delivers significant gains in performance through the combination of lower-power transistors, strained silicon, high-speed copper interconnects and a new low-k dielectric material. The 8 Series motherboards support DDR-2 533 / 400 to deliver a maximum memory bandwidth of 8.5GB/s in dual channel DDR mode. Along with enhanced performance is additional system stability with the GIGABYTE Universal Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.). U-Plus D.P.S. is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit designed to withstand varying electrical current levels, ensuring future processor upgrades.
- ABIT's New AA8 & AG8 925X/915P Series
ABit have also handed out a press release this morning letting us know of their new 915P and 925X chipset based boards, respectively dubbed the AG8 and AA8-DuraMAX. You will find ABit's revolutionary OTES Aeroflow cooling technology resident on the new series of boards amongst all the other features these boards natively have to offer. uGuru's of course a part of the deal as well, along with a big return to ABit's "Overclocking Strips" (not seen since the TH7 quite a while back), also now an implementation on both boards. More details on the many unique features these two ABit variants have to offer within the supporting PR's. The AA8-DuraMax PR can be grabbed here, and 915P AG8 here.
June 21, 2004 - No stranger to innovation, ABIT Computer today releases the AA8-DuraMAX with new OTES AeroFlow for the best onboard cooling solution and Overclocking Strips for more stable and powerful overclocking . ABIT's µGuru has added Autodrive to allow ABIT users to have their PC automatically speed up or slow down according to what the user is doing. With ABIT's BulletProof Technology, the AA8-DuraMAX is Torture Test Passed to ensure durability not found on other boards.
Designed for Intel's new 925X chipset , the AA8-DuraMAX comes equipped with next-generation DDR2 for faster memory and PCI Express for vastly increased video memory bandwidth. PCI Express allows for richer colours, hyper-realistic 3D images and higher resolutions. With PCI Express, the AA8-DuraMAX is a powerful platform for your home entertainment system or for professional graphic needs. Games like FarCry and Half-Life2 have never looked better.
- Articles and Reviews from around the Web
- Asetek VapoChill LightSpeed @ ExtremeOverclocking
- AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ OCModShop
- Intel's 915G & 925X chipsets @ Tech Report
- Corsair TwinX1024-3200XLPRO @ TweakNews
- Laks Music Memory MP3 Wrist Watch @ i4u
- Gigabyte FX 5900XT @ Bit-Tech
- The making of a motherboard: Abit Factory Tour @ The TechZone