Intel P965+ ICH8R chipset
- Supports Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Quad Core / Core™ 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D processor
- Supports Intel Core™ 2 Duo processors with FSB1333
- Supports Microsoft® Windows VISTA Premium
- First Quad BIOS solution for Multiple protection
- Industry's first All-Solid capacitor motherboard design
- Unique 0dB cooling design with Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe
- Quad Triple phase power design for ultimate system stability
- Dual PCI-E graphics interface for CrossFire Support
- Supports high performance Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory
- Features SATA 3Gb/s with Quad eSATA 2 interface
- Home theater quality 8-channel High Definition Audio
- Supports both Dolby and DTS high quality audio functions.
- Optimized PCI-E Gigabit LAN and IEEE 1394 connection
World's First Natively supported 1333MHz FSBGIGABYTE Rev 3.3 P965 Series motherboards were designed to take full advantage of the blistering performance inherent in the new generation Intel Core™ 2 Duo processors featuring 1333MHz FSB.
Quad Core OptimizedGA-946-DS3 supports latest Intel Core2 Extreme Quad Core processors, manufactured using a 65nm silicon technology, Intel's latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.
Windows Vista Premium Logo CertifiedWindows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE AM2+/ AM2 solutions enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new....more
The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard DesignTo ensure a longer operation life time for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions, this platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-qualitycomponents , users can take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
Quad CoolingThis revolutionary cooling design combines Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe technology that includes heat sinks covering MOSFET modules, the north bridge and the south bridge. Additionally, the Crazy Cool enhances heat dissipation of the rear side of CPU and north bridge of the motherboard. Quad Cooling allows users to enjoy longer component lifetime through lower temperatures and absolute silence combined with the ultimate thermal performance on chipsets, CPU power components and the PCB.
Quad BIOSQuad BIOS is a feature unique to GIGABYTE that includes DualBIOS™ and Express BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability. How does Quad BIOS work?
Quad e-SATA2Four sets of external SATA ports based on the Serial ATA 3Gb/s storage specification allow effortless sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices. Designed for external SATA devices, Quad eSATA 2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.
Quad Triple PhaseAn exclusive feature found only on GIGABYTE motherboards, this unique design incorporates Virtual 12 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current support for the CPU during heavy work loads or over-clocking. Additionally, Quad-Triple Phase helps to improve component lifespan system stability by delivering lower component temperature.
Quad DDR2 SlotsExperience the boost in memory performance with advanced DDR2 800 technology. With Quad DDR2 slots, users can experience system performance featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth for memory intensive applications.
Silent-PipeThe revolutionary GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe Technology compliant S-series motherboards feature 0dB soundless heat-pipe thermal cooling solution, and enhances heat dissipation efficiency from the critical Chipsets and CPU power components.
SpeedThe Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design.
- Overclocking : Wide range of frequency tuning for CPU/MEMORY/PCI-E bus speed
- Overvoltage : Flexible voltage setting for CPU/ Memory/ PCI-E/Chipset
- Sofeware facility - EasyTune5 & M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker): Intelligent software interface for user-friendly operation.
SmartThe Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!
Smart driver selection and download from Gigabyte's website
Complete drivers installation on one simple click
BIOS built-in diagnostic program to examine LAN cable connection status
@BIOS / Q-Flash
Smart and automatic BIOS update via internet / BIOS built-in flash utility
Select boot device without entering BIOS setup
Make your system cooler and quieter
SafeSafe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Dual BIOS Plus Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!
Dual BIOS Plus
BIOS crash free protection with Dual BIOS and Xpress BIOS Rescue
BIOS Settings Recovery
Recoverable Safe and frequently used CMOS settings
Hard drive "Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology" support
C.O.M. (Corporate Online Manager)
System administration utility for local area network
Xpress Recovery 2
Quick system image backup and restore
PC Health Monitor
System health monitor via BIOS and EasyTune utility
Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo ProcessorLeading the silicon process technology from 90nm to 65nm, the Intel new-generation CPU transistors deliver more energy-efficient performance than anyone. Based on the Intel's next generation Micro Architecture, the Intel Core ™2 Duo processor with two cores and shared L2 caches provides the best capability-per-watt solutions. The cutting-edge processor the significant performance boosts and better energy efficient platform
Intel® P965 Express ChipsetThe next-generation Intel® P965 Express chipset brings crossing-aged improvement on performance with supporting of various innovation technology including the latest Core™2 Duo processor, dual-channel DDR2 memory with Intel Fast Memory Access technology, PCI-Express graphics interface, and Microsoft next-generation Vista operation system as well.
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Fast Memory Access technology optimizes system performance by maximizing memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses. ...more
Dual Channel DDR2 800Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory by overclocking, featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
* Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information
SATA 3Gb/s storage interfaceSATA 3Gb/s doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. SATA 3Gb/s facilitates bandwidth aggregation for multiple devices, enabling max through put as well as, higher cache through put performance in single drive configurations.
Intel® Matrix Storage TechnologyIntel® 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.
Gigabit LAN connectivityThe Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents
IEEE1394 motherboardThis 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.
Intel® High Definition AudioIntel® 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
Home theater Audio with Dolby and DTS supportDolby and DTS support delivers heart pounding 8 channel surround effects and delivers the most natural and engrossing multimedia entertainment experience possible for games, DVD movies, music, and TV.
RoHS compliantAs a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
ATI CrossFireWith support for ATI CrossFire, GIGABYTE pushes the envelope once again by delivering highly optimized performance and flexibility demanded by power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts. Designed to provide unmatched multi-GPU support with dual PCI Express connectivity, the motherboard allows users to take advantage of the ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced visual quality possible with a dual graphics card solution.
Attention: When attempting to enable ATI Crossfire Technology on this board.In case of unable to get Crossfire Technology working normally, please make sure to use ATI graphic cards that have hardware Crossfire bridge.
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