Gigabyte's recent G1875X G1-Turbo
series bearing the phrase "Exist to Succeed" reads like a self improvement seminar for up and coming exec's. The first nobiliary recipient of the G1-Turbo
series moniker is a motherboard resembling early land-speed record holding vehicles. Gigabyte was one of the earliest to market with Intel's 975X chipset which seems to be a culmination of the socket-T (775) platforms which came before borrowing the best accoutrements from each and incorporating new features for the .065-micron process Presler dual cores. The Intel 975X chipset looks to be the apogee marking the close of the single-core era and the beginning of multicore. Below details on the chipset Gigabyte has based their board on.Intel 975X chipset details can be found below, Gigabyte has made some changes enhancing these features which we'll cover in the next section.
.Packaging / accoutrements
The box graphics were smart - the small viewing ports look down on the "turbo cooling" apparatus. It requires a lot of space to begin to describe all the board's features.
Gigabyte supplies a virtual salmagundi of cables, add-in cards and the usual accessories. Given the amount of accoutrements this board was the best packed I'd ever seen. The motherboard tray was a clear plastic affair which basically cradles the board from beneath at the corners with a top half which snaps down protecting the board from dust and minor damage.
Next we look at this board's topology ->