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Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro 2 GT2004 - Springdale at Full Speed - Conclusion

Gigabyte's 8IPE1000 Pro 2 GT2004 motherboard is the first to introduce their new C.I.A and M.I.B automatic acceleration technology. Read on and see how Gigabyte takes the Intel Springdale chipset to full speed.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 1, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Conclusion

 

It now seems that companies are starting to push forward on new automatic overclocking and optimization systems as a way to boost system performance without actually physically "Overclocking". With specifications allowing for small leeway in bus and voltage specs, it's only natural for companies to squeeze every last drop out of the spec speeds.

 

Gigabyte is the second company to bring optimization control to the desktop board, with MSI being the first with Core Cell. We see the GT technology as a step forward that most motherboard manufacturers will start to adopt as a selling point to the lesser informed PC users.

 

This is one of Gigabyte's best value motherboards that has been released for quite some time. Overclocking features were a mixed bag - great FSB selections and CPU voltage options were only soured by the low DIMM voltages.

 

Overall Gigabyte has put out a good motherboard for its starting line in the GT 2004 family that is due to come.

 

-Pros

 

Fast

 

Stable

 

C.I.A and M.I.B technology

 

Relatively inexpensive

 

Firewire

 

Native Serial ATA

 

CSA Gigabit Ethernet

 

- Cons

 

Low maximum DIMM voltage

 

4 pin power connector needs thought

 

Rating - 8.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's Best Value Award

 

 

 

 

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