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Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra: Maximum Features On Board, Continued

One Tough Cookie: 10 Boards with Intel i875P Chipset: Part I
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No problems occurred during the test : the board worked with all the RAM modules. A rarity in the entire test field !

Corsair XMS3200V1.1 CL 2.0-2-2-5 (404.6)
Kingston KHX3500 CL 2.0-4-4-8 (374.8)
OCZ PC3200 CL 2.0-4-4-8 (374.2)
GeIL CL2-6-3-3 Ultra CL 2.0-4-4-8 (375.8)
Kingmax MPXB62D-68KX3 CL 2.0-3-3-6 (397.5)
takeMS mMS64D32000U-5 CL 2.0-4-4-8 (376.7)
Infineon HYS64D32300GU-5-B CL 2.0-3-3-6 (393.9)

The above table lists all the timings of the modules we used, which are reliably read out using a diagnostic tool. A measurement for the speed is the frame rate achieved in Quake III Demo 1 (640 x 480 x 16).

Connections for SCSI.

Active Northbridge cooler.

Naturally, there are differences between the individual modules as far as the timing is concerned : only the Corsair achieved maximum timings and, thus, the highest speed. In the benchmark measurements the Gigabyte takes third place, behind Asus and MSI.

In a nutshell : it’s the features king, running at least 400 euros ; but then again, it comes with all the bells and whistles. The performance is adequate and also provides a good basis for overclocking. The lack of fan monitoring (Northbridge, voltage regulator DPSII) and control could be improved. All in all, a good buy.

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