GIGABYTE Positions Itself to Lead the Digital Home Platform Market
Announces industry's first Intel® Viiv™ Technology supported motherboard—GA-8I945GMH

2006/01/05

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced its premiere motherboard - GA-8I945GMH with Intel® Viiv™ technology support for digital media and entertainment platforms designed from the ground up for the digital home. The company's first offering designed around the Intel® Viiv™ technology Platform to target lifestyle and entertainment applications. Jam-packed with the Viiv technology, the new digital home motherboard features the Intel® 945G Express chipset and is set to change the way that users perceive home PCs with its consumer electronics quality audio and video features.

The GA-8I945GMH is the world's first motherboard to attain the new Intel® Viiv™ Technology platform verification. Intel Viiv™ Technology is designed to enhance the enjoyment of digital entertainment in the home by allowing users to record, store and play a variety of media types including movies, music, television, gaming and photo editing.

Developed for low profile entertainment devices that merge with the living room environment, the new GA-8I945GMH relies on the powerful Intel® GMA 950 graphics engine for high-quality digital video without a noisy plug-in VGA card. Its integrated hardware based MPEG2 decoding helps to free-up CPU resources during demanding living room applications to produce the best possible user experience. Additionally, the board's Intel® ICH7 South Bridge boasts crystal clear 8-channel surround audio - a must have feature for home theater and media center users.

Optimized for Intel® Pentium® D Dual Core processors, the GA-8I945GMH provides multi-core functionality that significantly boosts performance during multi-tasking operations. With support for the latest Serial-ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface, the GA-8I945GMH boasts blistering 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drive data transfer speeds that are 100% compatible with the latest software utilities and operating systems. The latest in high-speed connectivity is provided by Intel® PRO/1000 PL Gigabit Ethernet and the board also includes onboard Firewire and USB 2.0 connectivity for digital audio and video device connectivity. For the audio enthusiast, the GA-8I945GMH produces heart-pounding multi-channel sound, advanced voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capabilities through Intel® High Definition Audio technologies.

Ensuring the user's peace-of-mind, the GA-8I945GMH comes with Norton Internet Security to deliver solid protection against hackers, viruses, and privacy infringements via the Internet. Additionally, GIGABYTE Shieldware compliments the hardware package with eight unique software features that are easy to use and focused on making computing simple, straightforward, and safe. These include Download Center, C.I.A.2, M.I.B.2, S.O.S., M.I.T., and Xpress3 for safe recovery and backup of content.

GA-8I945GMH-RH Main Specification
  • Supports Intel® Viiv™ Technology
  • Supports Intel® Pentium® D processor
  • Intel® 945G Express Chipset / ICH7-DH chipset
  • Micro-ATX form factor
  • 1* PCI-ExpressX16 slot
  • 1* PCI-ExpressX1 slot, 2* PCI slot
  • 4* Dual channel DDRII 667, support up to 4GB memory.
  • Intel® Pro 1000 Gigabit LAN
  • 4 * Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s (ICH7-DH Southbridge)
  • 1 * Parallel ATA (ICH7-DH)
  • 3 * IEEE1394a ports (Texas Instrument solution)