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  • Optimized for Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
  • Supports dual channel DDR2 888 with ECC up to 8GB
  • Features GIGABYTE exclusive U-Plus D.P.S.
  • Features dual Gigabit Ethernet port connection
  • Integrated new generation SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
  • Features with Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Approved for Dolby Master Studio Logo
  • Introduction
    GA-8N-SLI (Rev 1.1), the latest GIGABYTE i-DNA (Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture) series motherboards featuring new NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SLI Intel Edition 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-8N-SLI (Rev 1.1) 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
    Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with individually dedicated L2 Caches to satisfy the rising demand for more powerful processing capability.
  • 6‎4bit Ready with Intel® EM64T
    Enter the new 64-bit computing era through Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. 64 bit operating system allows twice the amount of data access compare to 32-bit OS, thus enhances system productivity and memory responsiveness. It is also backward compatible to legacy 32bit mode or runs at 64bit compatible mode.
  • Dual Channel DDR2 888 Memory Architecture
    AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR2 800 memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
  • GIGABYTE Patented Technology Universal-Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.)
    U-Plus D.P.S. is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit designed to withstand varying electrical current levels, ensuring future processor upgrades.
  • Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity
    The dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming function allows the 2 single network connections to act as one for twice the bandwidth, further to improve overall throughput with lower CPU utilization and also provide new generation connectivity for the broadband era. It is able to prevent network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.
    (Note) To enable Teaming or Bonding (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) feature, it is required the connected network switch or router device supports the IEEE 802.3ad LACP standard. Please refer to your network switch or router device manual for further details.
  • IEEE 1394b Firewire Interface
    This motherboard with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
  • GigaRAID IDE RAID Controller
    This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s is firstly introduced in this platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0,1,0+1 based on users’ priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
  • Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
    Intel® Matrix Storage Technology, can deliver up to 80% faster storage performance with PCs equipped with two hard drives using RAID 0 data striping. Using RAID 1 data mirroring can protect against a hard drive failure by mirroring all data among two hard drives. In addition RAID 5 offers the fault-tolerant capability to automatically back up your most important files, while also providing faster disk access and adding storage capacity.
  • Designed for Dolby Master Studio™
    Dolby Master Studio™ provides the ultimate set of audio presentation capabilities with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound for the most compelling, natural, and dramatic Dolby listening experience possible from all of your entertainment.
    Dolby Master Studio includes:
    Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • PCI Express Interface
    Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface doubles the bandwidth of graphics interface of previous generation thus delivering the utmost gaming experience. PCI-E x1interface provides twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices.
  • GIGABYTE Patent DualBIOS™
    GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS technology protects BIOS from virus. With the innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides a double security thus assuring the PC stability.
  • Intel® High Definition Audio
    Intel® High Definition Audio enables 8 channel premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms
  • GIGABYTE ShieldWare
    A solid pack of unique software features focused on performing important system essentials with speed and ease. Find out what these great features can do for your system!
* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.