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Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

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GA8I955X ROYAL
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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard

GA-8I955X Royal Intel 955X chipset
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Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
GA-8I955X Royal, the latest GIGABYTE i-DNA (Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture) series motherboards featuring new Intel® 955X Express chipset. Jam-packed with the industry's most advanced performance and security technologies, the new flagship motherboard from GIGABYTE is set to 'WOW' PC gamers and enthusiasts with its unrivalled feature set and capabilities.
GA-8I955X Royal synergized Performance DNA with Security DNA into fundamental intelligence technologies for the digital lifestyle. As such, i-DNA motherboards target not only PC gamers and enthusiasts who push their systems to the limit, but also normal PC users who are looking for a solid future-ready system for their home and office computing needs

Intel® 955X Express Chipset
The new Intel® 955X Express chipset delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the latest dual core processor, dual-channel DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, Intel® Matrix Storage technology for improving storage reliability and performance.

Optimized for Intel® Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
Optimized for the revolutionary new Intel® Pentium Processor Extreme Edition, the GA-8I955X Royal can handle up to four instruction threads at a time where Hyper Threading allows each processor core to carry out two threads simultaneously; providing multi-core server functionality from the desktop.

64bit Ready with Intel® EM64T
Join the 64-bit computing era with Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. 64-bit operating systems allow twice the amount of data access than 32-bit operating systems, thus enhancing system productivity and memory responsiveness. Additionally, Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology allows the processor to run in legacy mode to ensure that it remains fully compatible with today's existing 32-bit applications and operating systems.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal, 8 GB, T.I IEEE1394b, Intel, LGA 775 (Socket T), ATX, Realtek ALC882M
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard :

Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB, Controller type: T.I IEEE1394b. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio system: Realtek ALC882M. Width: 305 mm, Depth: 244 mm

This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Memory
Number of memory slots
4
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Controller type
T.I IEEE1394b
Processor
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
LGA 775 (Socket T)
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors *
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
2
Number of SATA connectors
6
Number of COM connectors
1
Number of chassis fan connectors
2
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
2
Floppy disk drive connector
Yes
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
2
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
1
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
1
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Yes
Performance
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
ATX
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC882M
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
1 PCI Express x 16 2 PCI Express x 1 3 PCI
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
305 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
244 mm
Other features
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
4 x Line-out/ 1 x Line-in/ 1 x MIC
Manageability features
Manageability, DMI, TopTools characteristics of the product, by manufactuer and/or coined name and version.
U-Plus D.P.S DualBIOS C.I.A. 2 M.I.B. 2 R.G.B.
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-10-12
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
81%
Source Review comments Score
tweaktown.com
Updated:
2014-10-12
It is no secret that the Pentium Extreme Edition CPU is Intel’s push on the enthusiast market. The Pentium-XE as we call it supports two cores with Hyper-Threading on each allowing a maximum of four recognisable CPU’s. Now for current games, w...
Bottom line It’s clear that the battle between the big names is one that is an extremely close race. Gigabyte today has shown that it has ability to produce one of the most feature packed boards on the market as well as back it up with great performance to boot...
95%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2014-10-12
Simple to set up and rock solid during testing, this board is definitely one to go for if youre going to be using the Pentium Extreme Edition CPU. It supports a 1066MHz frontside bus for that CPU and can accommodate 667MHz DDR2 memory modules.
60%