GIGABYTE GA-8I955X Royal Motherboard Approved Designed for Dolby® Master Studio Logo™

2005.04.20

GIGABYTE Technology, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, today proudly announced that the GA-8I955X Royal motherboard has qualified for Dolby® Master Studio™ logo.The Designed for Dolby® Master Studio™ logo indicates that the GA-8I955X Royal motherboard has been developed and tested to meet Dolby Laboratories' rigorous audio specifications to ensure that it delivers the highest-quality Dolby audio entertainment experience, rivaling that of advanced consumer electronics systems.
Dolby Master Studio merges advanced audio rendering with flexible controls and powerful digital signal processing to give users the power to tailor their listening experience according to the media, mood, listening environment, and audience of their choice. With 7.1 channels of powerful surround sound, GA-8I955X Royal motherboards are able to deliver the most natural and engrossing Dolby entertainment experience possible from DVD movies, music, games, and TV.The GA-8I955X Royal, the company's most advanced motherboard to date, featuring for the new Intel® 955X Express chipset. Optimized for the ultimate Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition, coupled with Intel® Hyper Threading technologies enables the system to process 4 threads at a same time, providing the server multi-core function on a desktop. Furthermore, typical of their passion for exploring new technologies, GIGABYTE engineers have burst through previous DDR2 frequency barriers to reach a blistering 888MHz.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. 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 interface, the GA-8I955X Royal boasts blistering 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

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