Gigabyte 8KNXP Features Continued
Canterwood powering the show
Intel's latest offering for the Pentium 4 powers the new 8KNXP. I875P or Canterwood as its known features the latest Dual Channel DDR memory controller as well as the new CSA and AGP 8x standards. The Northbridge while not requiring a active cooling solution Gigabyte has included one to promote better overclocking.
The new ICH5R ICH is included to add eight USB 2.0 ports, AC 97 audio and two independent Serial ATA controller supporting RAID 0.
Dual Serial ATA
While the ICH5R is included for Serial ATA and RAID, Gigabyte weren't happy with simply one. The ever popular Silicon Image Serial ATA controller chip has been added to give two extra Serial ATA ports for RAID 0, 1 and 0+1.
Parallel ATA RAID
While more companies today are building boards with Serial ATA RAID, 99% are forgetting about Parallel ATA RAID. Serial ATA is only new, its pretty doubtful 20% of us have one SATA drive let alone two. Most of us however have two or more IDE drives in RAID arrays. With new boards with Serial ATA RAID, it's almost impossible to use the IDE drives, this is unacceptable. Gigabyte, however, hasn't forgotten us. The ITE GigaRAID controller is added for two IDE ports supporting four drives in RAID 0, 1 or 0+1 modes.
While you would think that eight USB ports would be enough to keep the system going, Gigabyte has made the 8KNXP dual Serial port ready. Firewire has become a great interface for DV transfer and even networking. Gigabyte adds the Texas Instruments three port Firewire controller.
Gigabit CSA Networking
With the introduction of the new I875P and I865 series chipsets, Intel added a new bus interface to the MCH. This new bus is called the Communications Streaming Architecture. This new bus runs at 266MB/s and allows for connection of the Pro 1000CT Intel network controller. This controller runs at 10,100,1000mbps for Gigabit Ethernet connections. Using the CSA bus eliminates the large amounts of Ethernet data from clogging up the PCI bus, a much better approach to the even increasing problem if the PCI restrictions.
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