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Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6 (Intel X38)
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Written by Gizmo   
Saturday, 20 October 2007 23:21
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Gigabyte GA-X38%-DQ6
(Images from NeoSeeker)
 

Take a look at this board with NeoSeeker:

The Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 was the first motherboard we reviewed based on Intel's newest flagship chipset, the X38. However, as a DDR2 motherboard, you can say that the GA-X38-DQ6 wasn't really able to flex the muscles of the new chipset. It was a great board for users hanging on to their precious (and most probably overclocked) DDR2 memory, but we wanted to see what the X38 could do in a next-gen setting. After our recent review of the Foxconn X38A, we were so stoked about the Intel X38's DDR3 capabilities, we decided to revisit Gigabyte and have a go at their DDR3-based GA-X38T-DQ6 instead. The GA-X38T-DQ6 is the DDR3 version of the GA-X38-DQ6, so these two boards are identical in all aspects except for memory support.

Read the full review at NeoSeeker:

Features:

  • CPU Support
    • Supports all 90nm/65nm Intel LGA775 processors
    • 45nm ready (Wolfdale & Yorkfield)
    • Quad-Core ready
  • Chipset
    • Northbridge: Intel X38
    • Southbridge: Intel ICH9R
  • Memory
    • Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt DDR3 SDRAM
    • Max 8GB Dual-channel DDR3-1600 with Intel XMP support
  • Storage
    • Intel ICH9R Southbridge
      • 6 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface
      • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
      • Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, RAID 10
    • Gigabyte SATA2 (JMicron JMB363)
      • 1 x Ultra ATA 33/66/100/133 (data transfer rate up to 133MB/sec.)
      • 2 x SATA 3.0Gbps interface (eSATA)
      • SATA RAID 0, RAID1 and JBOD
  • Audio
    • Intel High Definition Audio (Azalia)
    • Realtek ALC889A HD Audio CODEC
    • Protected path content encryption/decryption (Microsoft WLP 3.0 compliant)
    • Optical and coaxial S/PDIF
  • Networking
    • 2 x Realtek RTL8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    • Texas Instrument TSB43AB23 FireWire controller
    • 3 x 1394a ports @ 400 Mbps speed
  • I/O Interface
    • 1 x Floppy connector
    • 1 x Ultra ATA IDE connectors
    • 8 x SATA connectors
    • 12 x USB 2.0 ports (8 x rear, 4 x header)
    • 2 x RJ45 LAN ports
    • 3 x FireWire-400 ports (2 x rear, 1 x header)
    • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Output
    • 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output
    • 8-Channel Audio I/O ports
    • 1 x Parallel port header
    • 1 x COM port header
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
    • 1 x mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
  • Expansion Slots
    • 2 x PCIe x16 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v2.0 compliant
    • 3 x PCIe x1 slots, PCI Express Bus specification v1.1 compliant
    • 2 x 32-bit PCI slots, PCI 2.3 compliant
  • Special Features
  • Gigabyte 6-Quad Design
  • Gigabyte Ultra Durable 2
    • 100% Solid Capacitors
    • Low RDS(on) MOSFETs
    • Ferrite Core chokes
  • PCB
    • ATX Form Factor, 12"x 9.6"(30.5cm x 24.4cm)
 
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