The GA-K8NXP-9 belongs to the 8Σ family of top performance motherboards, delivering revolutionary technology like PCI-Express Graphics interface, Serial ATA II, NV firewall, and powerful AMD Athlon64FX/ 64 processor support. High speed, solid power and maximum stability mean that the GIGABYTE's latest 8Σ GA-K8NXP-9 is definitely the way to go for gamers, PC geeks and consumers alike! The 8Σ represents 8 innovative and beneficial technologies that include Processor, Memory, Dual Power System, Storage, Security, Peripheral, Networking, and Shieldware.
AMD AthlonTM64 FX / AthlonTM64 Processor
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of the 8th generation AMD AthlonTM64 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. With improved 1 GHz HyperTransport interface and dual channel DDR400, the innovative processor design ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.
Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface delivers the utmost graphics experience, PCI-E x1interface delivers twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices. The brand new IEEE 1394b interface that features data transferring speed of up to 800Mbps for digital audio/video appliances, double the speed of previous IEEE 1394a interface.
Superior Dual channel DDR400 Architecture
AMD Athlon64FX/ 64 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR400 memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 6.4GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
Dual Power System
Along with enhanced performance is additional system stability with the GIGABYTE Dual Power System (D.P.S.). D.P.S. is a revolutionary six-phase power circuit designed to withstand varying electrical current levels, ensuring future processor upgrades. This design ensures a more secure and stable platform than ever before.
Dual Gigabit LAN/ Wireless Technology
For improved networking, Dual Gigabit LAN provides simultaneous WAN and LAN connection at a blazing fast speed of up to 1,000 Mbps. The addition of 802.11g wireless LAN solution provides a more flexible networking connection.
RAID/ SATA II/ SATA
This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA II is firstly introduced in this platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0,1,0+1 based on users’ priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
NVIDIA ActiveArmor powered Firewall/ Norton Internet Security (NIS)
The combination of NV Firewall & Norton Internet Security delivers complete solution for system security in the thriving networking environment. This overall package provides the solid protection against hackers, viruses, and privacy infringements without scarifying system performance. Utilizing ActiveArmor hardware engine, the NVIDIA firewall fully protects the system from intruders while delivers the highest system performance.
A solid pack of unique software features
Several unique software features focused on making computing both simple and safe. It includes Download Center for on-line driver installation, M.I.T., S.O.S., M.I.B.2, EasyTune5 for overclocking, and Xpress Recovery for safe recovery and backups.
Industry's first IEEE1394b motherboard
This platform is the first motherboard with IEEE1394b FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 800Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394b interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
GIGABYTE Patent DualBIOSTM
GIGABYTE patented DualBIOS technology protects BIOS from virus. With the innovative backup BIOS design, this platform provides a double security thus assuring the PC stability.
Experiences the 3D surround sound through the 8-channel audio solution. The advanced feature fulfills the requirements for a variety of audio applications, such as MP3 or Audio CD playback, DVD movies and gaming thus delivering ideal platform for multimedia solution.
1. Socket 939 supports AMD Athlon64/ 64 FX
1. NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra MCPs (media and communication processors)
2. Super I/O: ITE IT8712 chip
3. Integrated peripherials
1. Silicon Image sil 3114 controller
2. T.I. IEEE1394b controller
3. Marvell 8053 Gigabit Ethernet controller
4. CICADA8201 Gigabit LAN PHY chip
5. Realtek ALC850 Audio AC'97 Codec
1. Type: Dual channel DDR400/ 333/ 266 -184pin
2. Max capacity: Up to 4GB by 4 DIMM slots
Internal I/O Connectors
1. 8 x Serial ATA connector (4 X Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s)
2. 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE connectors
3. 1 x FDD connector
4. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors (supports 6 ports)
5. 2 x IEEE 1394b connectors (supports 3 ports)
6. 3 x cooling fan pin headers
7. CD in
1. 1 x PCI-Express X 16 slot, supports PCI-Express interface Graphics card
2. 2 x PCI-Express X 1 slots
3. 3 x PCI slots (PCI 2.3 compliant)
Rear Panel I/O
1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2. 2 x RJ45 ports
3. Audio (4 x Line-out/ 1 x Line-in/ 1 x MIC) connector
4. Coaxial S/PDIF input/ output function
5. PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse
6. 1 x COM port
7. 1 x LPT
1. CPU HT / Multiplier / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS
2. PCI-ExpessX16 Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
3. DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS
1. ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
2. Power-off by Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP shut down and switch
1. ATX form factor
2. 30.5 x 24.4 cm
1. System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS
2. Hardware detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage, and fan speed
1. 2 X 4M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS
1. Dual Power System (DPS)
2. 802.11g compatible Wireless adapter
3. Support RAID 0,1,0+1 Function
4. Support NVIDIA Firewall
5. Norton Internet Security
6. Download Center
7. XpressTM Installation
8. XpressTM Recovery