GA-8I955X Royal, the latest GIGABYTE i-DNA (Intelligent Dual Nano Architecture) series motherboards featuring new Intel® 955X Express chipset. Jam-packed with the industry's most advanced performance and security technologies, the new flagship motherboard from GIGABYTE is set to 'WOW' PC gamers and enthusiasts with its unrivalled feature set and capabilities.
GA-8I955X Royal synergized Performance DNA with Security DNA into fundamental intelligence technologies for the digital lifestyle. As such, i-DNA motherboards target not only PC gamers and enthusiasts who push their systems to the limit, but also normal PC users who are looking for a solid future-ready system for their home and office computing needs.
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
The new Intel® 955X Express chipset delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the latest dual core processor, dual-channel DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, Intel® Matrix Storage technology for improving storage reliability and performance.
Optimized for Intel® Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
Optimized for the revolutionary new Intel® Pentium Processor Extreme Edition, the GA-8I955X Royal can handle up to four instruction threads at a time where Hyper Threading allows each processor core to carry out two threads simultaneously; providing multi-core server functionality from the desktop.
64bit Ready with Intel® EM64T
Join the 64-bit computing era with Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology. 64-bit operating systems allow twice the amount of data access than 32-bit operating systems, thus enhancing system productivity and memory responsiveness. Additionally, Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology allows the processor to run in legacy mode to ensure that it remains fully compatible with today's existing 32-bit applications and operating systems.
Dual Channel DDR2 888 Memory Architecture
Passion for exploring new technologies, GIGABYTE engineers have burst through previous DDR2 frequency barriers to reach a blistering 888MHz. Higher memory frequency leads to larger memory bandwidth and improved performance of demanding CPU intensive digital media applications.
GIGABYTE Patented Technology Universal-Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus D.P.S.)
U-Plus D.P.S. is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit designed to withstand varying electrical current levels, ensuring future processor upgrades.
Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity
Dual Gigabit LAN provides simultaneous WAN and LAN connection at a blazing fast network connection speed of up to 1,000 Mbps for both network types.
IEEE 1394b Firewire Interface
Connect your digital audio/video appliances such as digital video camcorders, storage peripherals, MP3 players and more. With new IEEE 1394b interface that features data transferring speed of up to 800Mbps, 2x faster than previous IEEE 1394a interface.
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.
Designed for Dolby Master Studio
Dolby Master Studio provides the ultimate set of audio presentation capabilities with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound for the most compelling, natural, and dramatic Dolby listening experience possible from all of your entertainment.
Dolby Master Studio includes:
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker
PCI Express Interface
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.
GIGABYTE Patent DualBIOS
DualBIOS prevents BIOS from virus attacks or firmware damage and provides a double security to the system that assures the PC stability.
Intel® High Definition Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio enables premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms.
A solid pack of unique software features focused on performing important system essentials with speed and ease. Find out what these great features can do for your system!
1. LGA775 Intel® Pentium® D processor
2. Supports 1066/800/533MHz FSB
1. Northbridge: Intel® 955X Chipset
2. Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R
3. Silicon Image Sil3132 SATA II controller
4. T.I IEEE1394b controller
5. GigaRAID ITE8212 IDE RAID controller
6. 2 x Broadcom 5751 Gigabit Ethernet controller
7. Realtek ALC882M audio codec
1. 4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8GB memory)
2. Supports dual channel DDR II 888*/677/533/400 unbuffered DIMM
3. Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMM
4. Supports 72bit ECC type DRAM integrity mode
*Note：DDRII 888 support by FSB 1066 CPU
Internal I/O Connectors
1. 1 x U-Plus D.P.S connector
2. 6 x Serial ATA II 3.0Gb/s connectors
3. 1 x UDMA ATA 100/66/33 connectors
4. 2 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 connectors
5. 1 x FDD connector
6. 2 x IEEE1394b connectors (supports 3 ports)
7. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector (supports 4 ports)
8. 3 x Cooling fan pin headers
9. 1 x Game/Midi connector
1. 1 PCI Express x 16 slot
2. 2 PCI Express x 1 slots
3. 3 PCI slots
Rear Panel I/O
1. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
2. 2 x RJ45 ports
3. 6 x Audio ports (4 x Line-out/ 1 x Line-in/ 1 x MIC)
4. 1 x Coaxial S/P-DIF out
5. 1 x Optical S/P-DIF out
6. PS/2 Keyboard/ Mouse
7. 1 x COM port connector
8. 1 x LPT port
1. ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm
1. U-Plus D.P.S
3. C.I.A. 2
4. M.I.B. 2