Gigabyte Announces Integrated Video Athlon 64 and dual Opteron motherboad@ 2004/04/17
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leader in motherboard innovation and design unveils the GA-K8S760M, the very first integrated solution supporting the AMD64 platform. Based on the SIS 760, the integrated chipset ensures optimal performance by working with AMD's highly acclaimed AMD64 technology. The GA-K8S760M also includes its own graphics-processing capability and unique Local Frame Buffer (LFB) design provided by the SIS 760 chipset. For AMD Athlon 64 technology and expandability along with true affordability, the GA-K8S760M is the best solution.
The Unmatched Performance of AMD64 Technology
AMD's Athlon 64 technology has been widely supported by the international media as an evolution in the desktop computer industry. With its revolutionary 64bit architecture this CPU is fully compatible with future 64 bit operating systems and its enhanced performance both tested and proven in current 32 bit applications. The platform also allows for extremely large memory amounts and offer newly optimized processing capabilities. Processor intensive software functions, such as graphics transform and lighting, circuit simulation, and scientific processing will directly benefit from the x86-64 architecture. As well, the AMD64 CPU has also been give the stamp of approval for its integrated memory controller which allows the processor to talk directly to the memory controller at the full speed of the CPU - Athlon 64. As a result, the processor can access memory with very low latencies, opening up one of the most persistent bottlenecks to overall system performance.
The Ultra 256 (Mirage™ 2) Graphics Core of the SIS 760
The GA-K8S760M has an integrated Ultra 256 (Mirage™ 2) Graphic Core that also provides performance comparable to that of an external AGP8X graphics card. The Ultra 256 GPU integrates a high-performance 256bit 3D pipeline graphics engine as well as a 32-bit floating point engine to produce stunningly realistic images and environments in the latest games. The graphics core also offers not only hardware supporting DirectX 8.1, but also provides software complying with the advanced DirectX 9.0 for a wide range of game playability. All these features enable the Ultra 256 graphics core to deliver superior high-resolution graphics competing with that of an external AGP8X graphics card.
Advantage of the SIS Local Frame Buffer
The GA-K8S760M surpasses current integrated graphics solutions and other AMD64 integrated solutions and competes with discrete graphics platforms due to the innovative SIS Local Frame Buffer (LFB). Based on the Local Frame Buffer architecture, this platform provides 64MB of dedicated RAM to the integrated chipset which removes an enormous burden from the system memory, especially since AMD64 processors have integrated memory controllers. Similar to a discrete graphics card, the local frame buffer therefore channels power to 3D graphics output to render amazing images that truly make the game experience fun and unbelievably real.
A Load of Supports and Features
GIGABYTE's GA-K8S760M comes featured with numerous functions and supports ranging from a high-speed Serial ATA transfer interface as well as USB2.0 connectivity. As well, the motherboard offers an AGP interface for capability in supporting an external AGP 4X/8X graphics card. The added Serial ATA also supports multiple RAID modes, including RAID0, RAID1, and JBOD connection with storage devices along with increased data access and security. Other special features include 8 USB2.0 ports for increased peripheral device connections. Also provided is onboard 6-channel audio with Jack Sensing design for enhanced multimedia functioning that can be quickly and easily installed.
With superior integrated graphics along with a flexible range of features, the GIGABYTE GA-K8S760M is a motherboard that truly delivers robust functionality and great affordability for the AMD platform.
GA-K8S760M Main Specification
¡@ Supports AMD Athlon64 Processor (Socket 754)
¡@ SiS 760, 964 Chipset
¡@ AGP 8x/4x, 5 PCI slot
¡@ DDR400/333 , 2 DIMMs, support up to 2GB memory
¡@ 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Connection
¡@ Serial-ATA interface
¡@ 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
¡@ 6-channel AC97 audio
¡@ 2 Ultra ATA133 Connectors
¡@ Xpress™ Installation, Xpress™ Recovery, EasyTune™4
New Gigabyte 7A8DW Dual Opteron Motherboard
It is big surprise that AMD takes on industry titan with 64-bit computing platform, which can move data around in chunks twice as big as today's Intel P4/Xeon based computers, and access bigger chunks of memory. Recent high-end performance tests even show AMD's 64-bit Athlon and dual Opteron processors beating Apple's G5 and Intel's Pentium 4. Unlike Intel Itanium, the biggest advantage of the AMD64 computing platform allows the latest in processor innovation to work smoothly with the existing installed base of 32-bit applications and operating systems. So, users of personal computer clients, workstations and servers can migrate seamlessly to the superior performance of 64-bit computing at an affordable price.
GIGABYTE is very pleased to introduce the latest AMD's 64-bit computing workstation platform -GA 7A8DW with Dual 64-bit AMD Dual K8 Sledge Hammer supports. The 7A8DW was designed to meet the increasing computing demand for faster and higher bandwidth. Our design values adding to the outstanding 64-bit infrastructure are including.
• Supports AMD® Dual Opteron® Processor with Hyper-Transport Technology
The GA-7A8DW supports the latest AMD Opteron with Hyper-Transport Technology processor up to 2.2 GHz or above; this platform offers higher levels of performance, which can support existing 32bit and 64 bit OS with best Cost/Performance value.
• Super bandwidth AGP 8X graphics interface
Featuring AGP 8x pro (AGP 3.0) the new generations VGA interface specification, GA-7A8DW delivers enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth up to 2.12GB/s. Allowing users to have a more realistic graphics experiences while gaming or movie watching.
• Dual Channel DDR400 memory architecture
With the enhanced Dual Channel DDR400 memory structure, GA-7A8DW provides high bandwidth up to 5.3GB/s and high capacity of 8GB and above with 4 DIMM slots to ensure greatest memory performance.
• Serial ATA interface
Serial ATA is the revolutionary ATA interface that provides scalable performance for IDE device. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current parallel ATA and delivers superior performance to the platform.
• IDE RAID, JBOD and ATA 133 IDE Controllers
Supporting RAID 0(Striping) and RAID 1(Mirroring) function, the GA-7A8DW is able to increase fault tolerance and improve data access performance. The JBOD function provides an interface that makes disks appear to be a single one for easier disk management. The same controller chip can also support UDMA ATA133 interface that link up to 4 ATAPI devices such as CD-ROM, and DVD-RW.
• Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Network Connection
On-board Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity for data bandwidth-minded users who need straightforward network connectivity.
GIGABYTE Dual AMD64 Opteron solutions would definitely provide greater headroom for today and tomorrow's business performance needs. If you need to get superior solution to market rapidly and reliably, you would not miss this great chance to experience the GA-7A8DW by yourself.