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Gigabyte GA-9ITDW (E7525)

Gigabyte's GA-9ITDW, revision 1.0.

Board Revision: 1.0

BIOS Version: F1E (09/14/2004)

The GA-9ITDW is focused on the high-end workstation segment, and thus comes with the 6700PXH Southbridge and an Ultra320 SCSI controller. However, our test sample was still a bit away from being final, which is why the fan control did not work yet. As a result, we had to sustain a considerable noise level while testing.

There are six DIMM sockets waiting to be equipped.

This board supports DDR2 memory up to a per-module capacity of one gigabyte. Using all six DIMM sockets results in a maximum stage of expansion of six GB.

The 6700PXH offers three PCI-X-Slots. The green one is shared with the onboard SCSI device.

An Adaptec 7902W Ultra320 chip decorates the 8-layer motherboard.