IntroductionSupporting the revolutionary AMD Athlon™64 processor, GA-K8NS (rev 2.x) delivers the most cost effective platform and brings new levels of performance and features to the desktop systems. The brand new AMD Athlon™64 processor is furnished with unprecedented framework consisted of AMD's 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and the CPU-integrated memory controller to boost the overall performance. Accompanied with the innovative designs of Athlon™64, the advanced NVIDIA nForce3 platform processor and Gigabyte's unique technology also contribute to the functionality and stability of this platform. The high speed Fast Ethernet interface is equipped for establishing the efficient broadband connection to the internet. The Universal Audio Jack (UAJ), a brand new audio feature, is designed to provide better user experience during installation of audio devices. GA-K8NS (rev 2.x) represents the great choice for full-function platform applied in home and office environment.