GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Dual PCI-Express Motherboard for the Intel® Platform
Intel-based GA-8I915P Dual Graphic motherboard boosts 3D graphics performance for the discerning power user
December 29th 2004, Taipei –GIGABYTE Technology, the worlds leading manufacturer of high performance motherboards, delivers yet another innovative solution – GA-8I915P Dual Graphic, is the world’s first Dual PCI-E Graphic support motherboard for the Intel® platform. The new GA-8I915P Dual Graphic member of PX family motherboards combine the all the latest technologies onto one solution for the most powerful computing experience available today.
“The GA-8I915P Dual Graphic raises the performance bar for power users of Intel-based PCI-Express solutions,” said Bill Hong, GM of PCBA Business Unit, GIGABYTE Technology Co., Ltd. “Gigabyte has a great reputation in the enthusiast market and we are demonstrating our commitment to driving innovation in this segment with advanced technologies such as Dual Graphic.”
Dual Graphic Technology
Finally somebody did it! Experience thrilling 3D graphics performance like never before with GIGABYTE new patent-pending technology Dual Graphic Link. GIGABYTE engineers have discovered a way bridge two PCI-E graphics cards GPU signals together, dramatically improving 3D rendering, fill rates, and light shadings. (see figure right). Dual Graphic Link technology enables users to experience more realistic 3D graphics animations, and improves overall graphics performance by more than 50%.
Quad View Technology
With Quad View technology from GIGABYTE, Dual Graphic enabled motherboards offer multiple display support on up to four separate monitors. This improves the capabilities and productivity of the user by allowing them to spread multiple windows over four monitors and view them simultaneously. For gamers, Quad View technology takes the immersive experience to new heights with the ability to open ‘control’ and ‘telemetry’ windows on dedicated screens.
The GA-8I915P Dual Graphic Motherboard
The GIGABYTE GA-8I915P Dual Graphic motherboard offers a wide range of never-seen-before features focusing on not only performance, but also an improved user experience. Support for the newest LGA775 Intel® Pentium® 4 processor delivers increased computing power with 1MB L2 cache as well as smooth and fast multi-tasking with Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology. On the memory front, the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic supports both Dual Channel DDR2 & DDR memory architecture with a maximum bandwidth of up to 8.5GB/s for higher system responsiveness and flexibility in a variety of software applications from 3D graphics animations to audio and video encoding.
For guaranteed future-proofing and scalability, the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic is built on the most powerful next-generation graphics platform – PCI Express. The new PCI Express interconnects benefits from both increased bandwidth and scalability, with up to 4GB/s of one-directional and 8GB/s of concurrent bandwidth. The result is true to life graphics rendered with unbelievable color, realism and speed for the ultimate gaming experience! Completing the immersive gaming experience, the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic delivers Intel® High Definition Audio with powerful 7.1 channel surround sound and support for multi-streaming and a range of audio formats such as Dolby Digital, DTS and Pro Logic IIx technology.
Supporting the latest in high-speed connectivity standards, the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic boasts eight USB 2.0 and three IEEE 1394 (Firewire) ports. Advanced storage capabilities include Serial ATA and Intel® Matrix Storage Technology via ICH6R for superior data protection and performance flexibility. A must have for any PC gaming enthusiast, the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic offers the feature rich GIGABYTE ShieldWare software package, consisting of 8 unique and powerful utilities that allow users to effortlessly fine tune their rigs to best suit their needs. These include CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (C.I.A. 2), Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (M.I.B. 2), CPU Adjustable Multiplier (C.A.M.), Robust Graphics Booster (R.G.B), EasyTune™ 5, Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) and System Overclock Saver (S.O.S.).
Additional information about the GA-8I915P Dual Graphic can be found on the GIGABYTE website at: http://tw.giga-byte.com/Motherboard/FileList/NewTech/tech_20040728_px.htm.
GA-8I915P Dual Graphic Unique Features
CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (C.I.A. 2)
The new GIGABYTE C.I.A. 2 (CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2) is now more intelligent than ever. Designed to detect CPU loading during software program's executing, and automatically adjust CPU computing power to maximize system performance according to different needs. During loading high CPU resources consumption tasks, such as video and audio encoding programs or thrilling 3D games, the CPU requires more CPU computing power; when C.I.A. 2 is enabled, it will detect the current CPU loading and automatically accelerate the CPU computing performance, thus allow programs to execute faster and smoother. On the other hand, when the programs are terminated, the CPU will return back to its initial status.
Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (M.I.B. 2)
GIGABYTE M.I.B. 2 (Memory Intelligent Booster 2) technology is especially designed to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10% with a recommended memory module list. The innovative GIGABYTE M.I.B. 2 technology shortens memory latency time and enhances system performance without sacrificing stability.
CPU Adjustable Multiplier (C.A.M.)
GIGABYTE C.A.M. (CPU Adjustable Multiplier) feature allows adjusting CPU multiplier value which commonly found locked at retail version CPU. The reduction of multiplier value provides more flexibility for increasing external FSB frequency to raise memory bus bandwidth.
Robust Graphics Booster (R.G.B)
The GIGABYTE Robust Graphics Booster (R.G.B.) feature boosts 3D graphics performance on all DirectX 8 and DirectX9 applications by optimizing GPU and Video memory performance to the max. All is needed is a few simple BIOS settings, and no need to install additional software.
Newly designed user interface, the EasyTune™ 5 is more powerful yet easier to use than before. With several new add on functions such as C.I.A. & M.I.B. control center, SmartFan control center; EasyTune™ 5 not only provides powerful tools to enhance system performance, but also providing tools with easier manageability.
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