GIGABYTE Launches New Flagship for i-DNA Series of Motherboards
GA-8I955X Royal – most advanced GIGABYTE motherboard to date designed around Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture (i-DNA)

2005.04.19

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today introduced the GA-8I955X Royal, the company's most advanced motherboard to date, featuring for the first time the new Intel® 955X Express 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. The latest GIGABYTE i-DNA (Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture) series motherboards synergize 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. Optimized for the revolutionary new 8XX sequence of Intel® Dual Core Processors, the GA-8I955X Royal can handle up to four instruction threads at a time when used with an Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper Threading technology, or two threads when used with an Intel® Pentium® D processor; providing multi-core server functionality from the desktop. Furthermore, typical of their passion for exploring new technologies, GIGABYTE engineers have burst through previous DDR2 frequency barriers to reach a blistering 888MHz. Higher memory frequency leads to larger memory bandwidth and improved performance of demanding CPU intensive digital media applications. For the audiophile, the GA-8I955X Royal produces multi-channel heart-pounding sound, advanced voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capability from Intel® High Definition Audio. Designed for Dolby Master Studio with advanced Dolby Digital EX & Pro Logic IIx technologies, Intel® High Definition Audio guarantees cinematic quality audio while watching movies or playing games. Natural Intelligence The GA-8I955X Royal comes standard with the CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (CIA 2) and Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (MIB 2) that deliver optimal performance with unequalled ease of use for PC gaming enthusiasts who enjoy pushing their systems to the limits. GIGABYTE Natural Intelligence also includes additional system security features in the Universal Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.) that not only helps to extend the lifespan of power modules by keeping them cooler, but also increases overall system reliability by being able to continue to operate even when one transistor has blown. This feature helps to enhance data protection and data accessing, particularly for power users who place extreme demands on their PSUs. With support for the latest Serial-ATA II interface, the GA-8I955X Royal boasts blinding 3Gb/s hard disk drive data transfer speeds that are 100% compatible with the latest software utilities and operating systems. Highly advanced Intel® Matrix Storage technology allows RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 0+1 (Striping and Mirroring), and RAID 5 (Parity RAID) multi-disk designs to be created by the user depending on their preference for protection or performance. The RAID 5 function supports drive roaming capability that enables drives from one controller to be removed to another without losing data and sports a familiar Windows®-based utility for ease of use.
The GA-8I955X Royal also features the latest in high-speed connectivity with Dual Gigabit Ethernet for simultaneous WAN and LAN connection speeds of up to 1,000 Mb/s as well as onboard Firewire (IEEE1394b) and USB 2.0 capabilities. To round off the extensive networking capabilities of this board, GIGABYTE bundles the GN-BTD02 Bluetooth wireless USB adapter that enables compatibility with Bluetooth consumer products such as mobile phones, printers, PDAs, cameras and headsets for the ultimate versatility around the home or office. Ensuring the user's peace-of-mind, the GA-8I955X Royal 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 backups
GA-8I955X Royal Main Specification
  • Supports Intel® Pentium® D processor / Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition (LGA 775)
  • Intel® 955X Express Chipset / ICH7R chipset
  • 1* PCI-ExpressX16 slot
  • 2* PCI-ExpressX1 slot, 3* PCI slot
  • 4* Dual channel DDRII 888 with ECC, support up to 8GB memory.
  • Universal-plus Dual Power System (U-Plus DPS)
  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • 4 * Serial ATA II (ICH7R Southbridge)
  • 2 * Serial ATA II (Silicon Image SiL3132 )
  • 3 * Parallel ATA (ICH7R + GigaRAID controller)
  • 3 * IEEE1394b ports (T.I. solution)
  • 8 * USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • Intel® High Definition Audio designed for Dolby Master Studio
  • DualBIOS™

Unique Features: CIA2、MIB2、R.G.B.、MIT、SOS、Xpress™ Install、Xpress™ Recovery、 Smart FAN、EasyTune™5Bundle Bluetooth USB (GN-BTD02) wireless interface. The GN-BTD02 can connect wirelessly within a 100 meter range and the 723Kps transfer rate.