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Description

Supporting the revolutionary AMD AthlonTM64 processor, GA-K8NS delivers the most cost effective platform and brings new levels of performance and features to the desktop systems. The brand new AMD AthlonTM64 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 AthlonTM64, 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 represents the great choice for full-function platform applied in home and office environment.

AMD AthlonTM64 Computing Platform
Powered by nForce3 platform processors, GA-K8NS supports the brand new 8th generation AMD AthlonTM64 processor to deliver a high performance platform with dual support for 32-bit applications and increasing 64-bit computing needs.


AMD Certified Cool'n'Quiet supporting Motherboard
This platform certified by AMD for supporting its Cool'n'Quiet feature on the Athlon64. With dynamic CPU voltage control, this platform dramatically reduces processor power consumption without degrading system performance. As well, throttling of the system fans allow for a cooler and quieter PC, resulting in decreased noise level for a more comfortable work or educational environment. Please update the latest processor driver and motherboard BIOS before enabling the Cool'n'Quiet function.
Download the processor's driver


HyperTransportTM technology
A high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to provide excellent interconnect for computation and networking. This Technology not only provides more bandwidth but also reduces the I/O bottlenecks and, consequently, greatly enhances the system performance.

Integrated DDR memory controller
The AMD AthlonTM 64 processor improves the memory performance by integrating a DDR memory controller into the processor. By running at the processor's core frequency, an integrated memory controller greatly increases bandwidth directly available to the processor at significantly reduced latencies.

Superb bandwidth AGP 8X graphics interface
Featuring AGP 8x (AGP 3.0) the new generation VGA interface specification, this platform delivers enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth up to 2.12GB/s. Allowing users to have a more realistic graphics experiences while gaming or movie watching.

NVIDIA Firewall Support
NVIDIA Firewall protects your PC from intruders by filtering unauthorized traffic. This brand new firewall provides solid protection while reduces the firewall's CPU utilization and improves networking throughput & performance. Certificated by ICSA Lab, NVIDIA Firewall provides professional-graded security to your desktop platform.
Download the Users Guide & Firewall Drivers

Serial ATA with RAID 0,1 function
Serial ATA is the revolutionary ATA interface that provides scalable performance for IDE device. With up to 150MB/s data transfer rate, Serial ATA is faster than current Parallel ATA and delivers superior input/output performance. In addition, the Serial ATA interface is furnished with RAID 0,1, 0+1 (including IDE ATA 133 interface) function for extra performance enhancement and data protection.

Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN Network Connection
Ethernet 10/100Mb LAN Network Connection Provides high-quality 10/100 Ethernet performance for value-minded users who need straight forward network connectivity. Ensure a high-speed, stable solution for new broadband era.

8 Channel Audio with UAJ
With the innovative function of Universal Audio Jack (UAJ) of ALC 850 AC97 codec, this platform provides superior 8-Channel stereo sound enjoyment without the stress of incorrect installation.


Norton Internet SecurityTM Included
Norton Internet SecurityTM 2004 is the essential protection from viruses, hackers, and privacy threats. It protects user during the online activities such as e-mailing, shopping, banking, and game playing.

Specifications:

Processor
1. Socket 754 for AMD Athlon64

Chipset
1. NVIDIA nForce3 250 Platform Processor
2. Super I/O: ITE IT8712F chip
3. Integrated Peripherials
1. ICS 1883 LAN PHY chip
2. Realtek ALC850 Audio AC'97 Codec

Memory
1. Type: DDR400/ 333/ 266- 184pin
2. Max capacity: Up to 3GB by 3 DIMM slots

Internal I/O Connectors
1. 2 x Serial ATA connectors
2. 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE connectors
3. 1 x FDD connector
4. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors (supports 4 ports)
5. S/P DIF input/output pin header
6. 2 x cooling fan pin headers
7. CD/AUX in
8. 1 x Game/Midi connector

Expansion Slots
1. 1 x AGP slot (8x/4x-AGP 3.0 compliant), supports 1.5v display card only.
2. 5 x PCI slots (PCI 2.3 compliant)

Rear Panel I/O
1. PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
2. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
3. 1 x RJ45 ports
4. 2 x COM ports
5. 1 x LPT
6. Audio (1 x Line-in / 1 x Line-out / 1 x Mic) connector

CPU/AGP/DIMM setting
1. CPU FSB / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
2. AGP Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
3. DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS

Power
1. ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
2. Power-off by Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP shut down and switch

Form Factor
1. ATX form factor
2. 30.5 X 23.0

H/W Monitoring
1. System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
2. Hardware detecting and reporting for CPU voltage and fan speed.

BIOS
1. 2 M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS

Other Features
1. Support NVIDIA Firewall
2. XpressTM Installation
3. XpressTM Recovery
4. Q-FlashTM
5. @BIOSTM

Release date NZ
August 31st, 2005
Manufacturer code:
GA-K8NS
Manufacturer Code
GA-K8NS
Brand
Manufacturer
Product ID
1475311

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