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Gigabyte GA-7VTXE Motherboard Review - GA-7VTXE - Page 2

Gigabyte has been in the business of making motherboards for quite some time now; since 1986 to be exact. They weren't really a name that was held in high regard by Power Users, but with the AMD Thunderbird striking with such force, they have risen to the challenge and mass-produce several different varieties of motherboard for it. Come join Mike "Darthtanion" Wright as he delves into the workings of the Gigabyte GA-7VTXE motherboard. It uses the VIA KT266A chipset coupled with DDR memory, so let's see what it has to offer.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 6, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications

 

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Specifications can be a bit dry, but its important to be able to see what is offered with this board so that we can make a valid comparison to others in its class. So here's what we have in regards to the GA-7VTXE motherboard:

 

- CPU

 

Supports AMD Athlon 700Mhz - 1.4Ghz @ 200Mhz FSB

 

Supports AMD Athlon 1.0Ghz - 1.4Ghz @ 266Mhz FSB

 

Supports AMD Athlon XP 1500+ - 2000+ @ 266Mhz FSB

 

Supports AMD Duron 600MHz - 1.2Ghz @ 200Mhz FSB

 

Reserves Support for Future AMD Socket A CPU's

 

- Chipset

 

VIA KT266A (Northbridge)

 

VIA VT8233 Integrated Peripheral Controller (Southbridge)

 

- Memory

 

3x 184-pin DDR PC1600/PC2100 (3GB Max)

 

- Expansion Slots

 

1x AGP (Supports 1X, 2X and 4X)

 

5x PCI

 

- Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

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

 

1 Serial Port

 

1 Parallel Port

 

1 Line In

 

1 Line Out

 

1 Mic In

 

1 Game Port

 

- Onboard Audio

 

Creative CT5880 sound chip using AC'97 CODEC

 

- Special Features

 

FSB and Vcore adjustable from BIOS

 

Dual BIOS

 

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