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This is the first time we’ve had a chance to look at an Intel dual-core processor and supporting motherboard in action, so we’re quite excited about the whole thing.
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Gigabyte GA-8I945P PRO – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945P
89i45p other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. The second PCI Express x16 slot is actually a universal slot running at the x4 protocol.
Subscribe to our Newsletter. Find 8i9455p tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. We used the fan for all testing.
Intel 945P Motherboards from Gigabyte – Dual Core Compared
Like clockwork, Intel can be relied upon to keep churning out chipsets, as well as reasons to want to use them. Following along in the traditional Gigabyte manner, this motherboard comes with a nice 8i94p of extras.
GA-8IP Pro (rev. 1.x) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global
Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. The cooling solution is also Active for the Northbridge and passive for the South. The included single-language manual is well written and covers all the basics, going more in-depth with BIOS settings than we are used to seeing. A new computer user trying to install Windows XP on this motherboard would be lost at this point.
We used pin ATX powersupply for all testing. This means that SLI is not officially supported; however, Crossfire is a possibility if Intel goes for Crossfire certification on the platform. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. A single PCI Express x16 slot provides the graphical interface.
The GA-8IP Pro motherboard can use either 20 or pin ATX power connectors and comes with a small plastic insert to block off the unused four pins as necessary.
The Larger chip provides the Firewire-A backward support with the smaller chip adding the Firewire-B support.
Gigabyte GA-8IP Pro Intel P Motherboard Review –
First off the power and data connectors are all located at the same places as well as the colour coding scheme. There’s absolutely no reason not to use this, as installing it takes only a few seconds, even for a novice.
Previous Page Next Page. Also included is a multi-language illustrated hardware installation guide which essentially explains how to build a computer from start to finish.
It’s always good to see a motherboard that includes just about everything a user would need from the get-go. We’ve seen a few other motherboard manufacturers slip up like this recently too, so we hope it does not become a trend.
The ICH-7R Southbridge chip also features a small passive heatsink and this got quite toasty during testing.
We had to run the application directly first. Gigabyte loses the user-friendliness marks they gained in the last paragraph.
You will see that this motherboard has two PCI Express x16 slots. The main reason behind the use of the second PCI-E slot is for people wanting to run Dual Graphics cards on their motherboard for adding up po four monitors.