Stay Ahead of Technology Gigabyte K7 Triton Series GA-7VAXP-A UltraSupporting The Latest AMD Athlon™ XP Barton Processor

2003/04/22
Gigabyte Technology announce her VIA KT400A chipset based high-end platform - GA-7VAXP-A Ultra motherboard which supports the latest AMD Athlon™ XP Barton processor. The GA-7VAXP-A Ultra belongs to new product family known as K7 Triton series. GA-7VAXP-A Ultra is based on previously well known GA-7VAXP Ultra, designed to meet the demands of present and future intensive application needs. Offering a variety of new and unique features, GA-7VAXP-A Ultra series enhances PC systemperformance and stability, the following article brings thedetails about the product.

Maximizes AMD Athlon XP processor performance
GA-7VAXP-A Ultra Green Thunder (super 333 socket A)comes with VIA Apollo KT400A chip sets. VIA ApolloKT400A chip sets are ready to support AMD Athlon™ XPlatest 0.13 micron-process T-bred and Barton processors.Based on the previous unprecedented power and reliabilityof the VIA Apollo KT400, the VIA Apollo KT400A furtherraises the performance bar on AMD Athlon™ XP and AMDDuron™ processor based systems. VIA Apollo KT400Ais designed, validated and optimized for the AMD AthlonXP processor. It extends the Athlon XP processorcapability to ensure the connection with the platform.

Silicon Image Serial ATA Interface
Several cutting-edge technologies are also implemented on GA-7VAXP-A Ultra outstanding motherboard, such as the Silicon Image Serial-ATA interface which delivers high data bandwidth up to 150MB/s. Serial ATA specification provides scalable performance for today and tomorrow. It brings data storage to a new era.

DDR400+ Ready
The GA-7VAXP-A Ultra comes with VIA KT400a chipset to feature DDR400+ memory at 400MHz for better performance and stability. It also provides superior system bus up to 6.4GB/sec, which is available with 3 DIMMslots supporting up to 3GB by DDR400+/333/266 memory module.

Support AGP8X
The GA-7VAXP-A Ultra offers a significant increase in performance along with feature enhancements to AGP8X. AGP 8X (AGP 3.0), the new generation VGA AGP interface specification that delivers enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth up to 2.12GB/s. That further enhances the enjoyment of gamers especially when paired with Gigabyte's MAYA II RADEON 9700Pro promising more realistic and fluidly rendered graphics experiences in gaming or movie viewing.

Support Promise RAID+ATA133 IDE controllers, USB2.0 and IEEE 1394
With Promise 20276 chip, the GA-7VAXP-A Ultra provides not only RAID 0(Striping) or RAID 1(Mirroring) function, but also additional two UDMA ATA-133/100 connectors, which allows users to connect total 8 ATAPI devices such as CD-ROM, CD/RW, DVD-ROM and DVD-RAM. The GA-7VAXP-A Ultra comes with 6 USB 2.0 ports at high data transfer rate up to 480Mbps, which is 40 times faster than the previous USB 1.1. It meets today's ever increasing data transfer requirements offering shorter access time and greater performance in a huge variety of everyday applications including audio, video & gaming. In addition, the GA-7VAXP-A Ultra supports 3 IEEE1394 ports to enhance PC connectivity for consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, storage peripherals, other PCs, and portable devices. In addition to the usual boot devices, also supports boot up from USB devices such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and ZIP drive. Interrupts can be assigned freely to each PCI device to meet individual needs.

Patented Dual BIOS™ technology, Easy Tune 4™, Q-Flash™ (Dual BIOS™ Utility), @BIOS™ and Face Wizard™
GA-7VAXP-A Ultra provides several unique features such as patented Dual BIOS™, providing a backup BIOS, that greatly reduces the risk of BIOS failure due to virus infection or catastrophic failure assuring its stability as a workstation server. EasyTune 4™, an exclusive Windows based overclocking utility developed by GIGABYTE, that totally changes the traditional way for "overclocking". It provides 2 modes, "Easy Mode" for the novice users and "Advance Mode" to fulfill the power-users' requirement. Q-Flash™ utility allows you to update BIOS easily under BIOS mode, without need to flash BIOS under Windows and DOS modes. @BIOS™ may utomatically detect the latest BIOS version from GIGABYTE network via internet, updating the BIOS under Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, no more complicated update method at DOS mode.

6-Channel AC'97 Audio CODEC
The ALC650 incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve a high SNR, greater than 90 dB.GA-7VAXP-A Ultra total support ALC650 AC’97 CODEC provides multiple CODEC extensions with independentvariable sampling rates and built-in 3D effects. The ALC650 CODEC provides two pairs of stereo outputs withindependent volume controls, a mono output, and multiple stereo and mono inputs, along with flexible mixing, gainand mute functions to provide a complete integrated audio solution for PCs. Realtek ALC650 allows users to enjoyreal-life surround sound from SP/DIF output during watching DVD movies or playing video games.

Main Specification
  • VIA KT400A+VIA VT8235 chipset
  • Supports FSB 333MHz AMD Athlon™ XP processor (AMD Barton CPU ready!!!)
  • DDR 400+ memory for system performance enhancement
  • AGP 8x/ 4X interface, 5PCI Slots
  • Serial-ATA interface
  • Promise IDE RAID 0, 1 function
  • 6-channel AC'97 audio
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports, 3 IEEE 1394 ports
  • 10/100Mb Network Connection
  • DualBIOS™
  • CPU overheat protection
  • Round corner PCB plate design for better durability
  • Rich in overclocking features
  • EZ-Fix™ AGP slot
  • Easytune™ 4, Q-Flash™, @BIOS™