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  • Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors.
  • 1600 MHz FSB (Front Side Bus) support.
  • DDR2 1200 memory with Intel® ECC technology featuring faster speeds and higher data bandwidth
  • Revolution energy saving design with DES Advanced technology.
  • High quality CPU power module with Ferrite Core Chokes, Lower RDS (on) MOSFETs and Lower ESR Solid Capacitors.
  • Quad-Triple Phase Power Design for ultimate system stability.
  • Supports ATI CrossFireX™ with Dual PCI-E 2.0 x16 graphics for extreme gaming performance.
  • Integrated Dual LAN with Teaming function
  • Features SATA 3Gb/s with eSATA 2 interface.
  • ALC889A with DTS Connect enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio and support for Blu-ray.
* Please refer "Memory Support List" for memory support information.
  • Introduction
    GIGABYTE's GA-X48-DS4 motherboard provides the ultimate dream machine for serious overclockers and enthusiasts. Making sure gamers have plenty of future CPU headroom, the GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 supports Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors as well as the all-new Intel 45nm CPUs. In addition to providing record setting support for 1600MHz Front Side Bus and up to 1200 MHz of DDR2 memory, the GA-X48-DS4 is further equipped to support ATI CrossFireX™ with dual PCI Express x16 interfaces. The GA-X48-DS4 also delivers several Unique GIGABYTE innovations including the latest edition to GIGABYTE’s technology arsenal, the Dynamic Energy Saver, providing extensive power savings with one simple click. Featuring the award-winning Durable 2 design, the GA-X48-DS4 provides additional power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability for even the most hardcore PC gamers.
  • Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
    GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world's only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic Multi-Gear Switching. GIGABYTE's DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to low gear phase switching during low loading or idle state, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.

    GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance.
  • Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core and 45nm processors
    GA-X48-DS4 supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-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.
  • Intel® X48 Express Chipset
    The Intel® X48 Express Chipsets support the latest multi-core processors with FSB 1600MHz, including the upcoming 45nm processors, with its record breaking performance and greater energy efficiency. Intel® X48 chipset, with optimized system memory capabilities, chipset over-speed protection removed for maximum overclocking, providing faster boot and application load times and additional power savings. Intel® X48 chipset also offer options for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory support, providing scalable options for users wanting to take advantage of higher memory performance with less power consumption to run next generation applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization.
  • Qualified for Windows® 7
    The motherboard qualified for WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) certification of Windows 7 from Microsoft®, setting the standard for future Windows 7 certified motherboards...more
  • Smaller, Faster and More Efficient
    GA-X48-DS4 motherboards paired with Intel 45nm CPUs deliver the very best platform for multitasking, multimedia and high performance gaming. Not only do GIGABYTE's latest motherboards based on Intel Bearlake chipsets all support Intel's new generation, 45nm multi-core processors.
  • Dual Channel DDR2 1200
    Experience the advanced technology of DDR2 1200 memory, 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.
  • Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
    Windows 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
  • PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Interface
    PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bus standard's bandwidth from 2.5 Gbit/s to 5 Gbit/s, meaning a x32 connector can transfer data at up to 16 GB/s in each direction. PCI-E 2.0 also features improvements to the point-to-point data transfer protocol and its software architecture.
  • SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
    SATA 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.
  • IEEE1394 motherboard
    This 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 (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
  • ALC889A with DTS Connect Enables a Superior Audio Experience



    Excellent Audio Performance
    High-performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback quality, designed especially for Windows Vista Premium PCs.




    Blu-ray Full Rate Audio Support
    The ALC889A enables high quality Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support Blu-ray formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.

    7.1+2 Channel High Definition Output
    The ALC889A provides support for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs.
  • Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
    Intel® 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.

  • Doubles the bandwidth
    The GA-X48-DS4 with Teaming functionality enabled allows the 2 single connections to act as a single connection for twice the bandwidth, improving overall throughput with lower CPU utilization.

    Network fault tolerance
    Prevents network downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.

    (Note) To enable Teaming or Bonding (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation) feature, it is required the connected network switch or router device supports 802.3.ad LACP function.
    Please refer to your network switch or router device manual for further details.
  • Multi-display support with ATI CrossFireX™

    ATI® CrossFireX™ delivers the ultimate graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
  • Speed
    The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through both hardware and software design...more
  • Smart
    The 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!...more
  • Safe
    Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS 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!...more
  • Ultra Durable 2 -Designed with Top Quality Highly Efficient Components


    Ultra Cooling - Low RDS(on) MOSFET Design
    Low RDS(on) MOSFETs specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging.

    Ultra Cooling

    Low Power Loss - Ferrite Core Choke Design
    Ferrite core chokes comprised of a compound of iron oxide and other metal elements whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron core at high frequency.

    Low Power Loss





    Longer Life - All-Solid Capacitor Design
    Solid capacitors contain a solid organic polymer, while electrolytic capacitors use a common liquid electrolyte, hence, the terms solid capacitor versus electrolytic capacitors.

    Longer Life

* The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
* All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.