Equipped with the latest architecture, the K8NF-9 delivers blistering performance and represents the best solution for AMD platform. Accompanied with the innovative designs of AMD64 technology, the advanced NVIDIA nForce4 Media and Communication Processors (MCPS) contributes to functionality and stability of this platform. The brand new PCI-Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for high performance graphics cards and new generation I/O peripheral devices as well. Serial ATA interface enhances storage performance. The high speed Gigabit Ethernet interface delivers the efficient broadband connection to the internet. Features such as 8-channel audio and IEEE 1394 FireWire also ensure the enjoyment of multi-media application. Finally, NVIDIA Firewall and Norton Internet Security software is included for security protection. With such an array of leading technology and Gigabyte's unique features, users are sure to get the most value from the GA-K8NF-9.
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 HyperTransport interface and dual channel DDR400, the innovative processor design ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.
PCI Express Interface
Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface doubles the bandwidth of graphics interface of previous generation thus delivering the utmost gaming experience. PCI-E x1interface provides twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices.
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.
Gigabit Ethernet Connection
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.
NVIDIA Firewall Support
NVIDIA Firewall protects your PC from intruders by filtering unauthorized traffic. This hardware-accelerated firewire provides solid protection while reduces the firewall's CPU utilization and improves networking throughput & performance. Certificated by ICSA Lab, NVIDIA Firewall provides perfessional-graded security to your desktop platform.
Serial ATA with RAID 0,1,0+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 function for extra performance enhancement and data protection.
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.
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.
Norton Internet SecurityTM Included
Norton Internet Security 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.
1. Socket 939 supports AMD Athlon64/ 64 FX
1. NVIDIA nForce4 4X MCPs (media and communication processors)
2. Super I/O: ITE IT8712 chip
3. Integrated peripherials
1. T.I. IEEE1394b controller
2. CICADA8201 Gigabit LAN PHY chip
3. 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. 4 x Serial ATA connector
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. 1 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. 4M bit flash ROM
1. Support NVIDIA Firewall
2. Norton Internet Security
3. XpressTM Installation
4. XpressTM Recovery
7. North Bridge heat-sink or fan-sink