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Gigabyte 8S655FX Ultra Motherboard Review - Conclusion

It wasn't too long ago that we looked at SiS with their 655 based chipset for the Intel processor line. While it performed fine, the folks over at SiS didn't kick back and relax, but have now come out with a new chipset. Join us as we take a look at the Gigabyte 8S655FX, which uses the latest SiS 655FX chipset and we'll find out if it can handle the workload we throw at it!

| Socket 939 in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 15, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 6.5%Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Conclusion

 

Being our first ever SiS 655FX chipset board, we have a mixed bag of emotions. While it does give some good scores, its only flaw is the manufacturers adoption. Gigabyte are normally known for great featured boards with good overclocking, but this time they have let us down with a very mild range of overclocking options.

 

While most of us would tend to stay away from SiS chipsets after this review, we must remind you that this is only one board so far and we wouldn't judge the chipset on just this one board. However, a bit more research on the manufacturers side of things could have and would have made this a much more successful product.

 

Overall a good performing chipset was let down by a rather flawed overclocking and optimization side. If you are looking for value with a bit of kick, this is it. BUT overclockers beware, this board isn't for you.

 

- Pros

 

Fast

 

Full Featured

 

Serial ATA RAID

 

Firewire

 

- Cons

 

Rather poor overclocking

 

Rating - 6.5/10

 

 

 

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