P4-Board with PCI-X: Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Ultra-64

Workhorse For The P4

Manufacturers are good at coming up with smart ideas aimed at setting their products apart from the competition. For the 8KNXP Ultra-64, Gigabyte uses professional ingredients to make the boards attract demanding users in the entry-level workstation segment.

Gigabyte has coupled a Socket 478 mainboard - based on Intel's well-known 875P/Canterwood chipset with the PCI-X Southbridge 6300ESB - and an Ultra320 SCSI controller. Gigabyte didn't skimp on standard (Serial) ATA components, which puts the overall features on a high level.