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Nov 13, 2002
from xbitlabs.com


GA-8INXP from Gigabyte Technology

Supports Socket 478 Pentium 4 / Celeron processors with 400/533MHz FSB with 3.06GHz clock-speed and above;
Can take advantage of the CPUs with the Hyper-Threading technology enabled;
Intel E7205 core-logic with ICH4 South Bridge;
4 DIMM slots for up to 4GB of PC1600 or PC2100 DDR-SDRAM memory. Dual-channel memory bus support: the memory modules should be identical and installed in pairs.
5 PCI slots and 1 AGP 8x slot;
2-channel ATA-133/100/66/33 integrated controller;
Parallel ATA-133 RAID controller from Promise, supporting 2 ATA-133 ports;
Serial ATA-150 controller from Silicon Image, supporting 2 Serial ATA-150 ports;
6 USB 2.0 ports;
10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet adapter from Intel;
AC’97 6-channel audio solution with SPDIF support;
Overclocking functions, including Vcore, Vmem and Vagp adjusting and so on;
DualBIOS and other proprietary technologies from Gigabyte;
ATX Form Factor.

+ most importantly is though is hint of a 5 divider & possible support for prescott or atleast peeps running 166+ overclocks! :)

What is very interesting about the GA-8INXP mainboard is that it is the first one to support the so-called Gigabyte’s Dual Power System

The DPS is an additional board that can not only provide better stability compared to the rivals, but also to increase the strength of electrical current up to 150A and electrical power up to 225W. The company hopes that this will provide end-users an opportunity to install the next-generation Pentium 4 “Prescott” CPUs on this mainboard. Basically, in case Gigabyte guarantees that the device will work stable when the PSB overclocked to 667MHz, it makes sense, however, I am not sure that the current revision of E7205 core-logic can take advantage of the Hyper-Threading II and other advantages of the up and coming Pentium 4 processors made using 90 nanomenter technology.
DarthWicket said:

+ most importantly is though is hint of a 5 divider & possible support for prescott or atleast peeps running 166+ overclocks! :)

We are Intella, we do not require dividers. :cool:
anybody see a benchmark of the cpu2 in a HT-enabled CPU? (not the primary CPU core, the secondary) How much does the processor clock frequency influence the second core?
Well, it doesn't exactly work the way you think it does.

Basically, it's two logical processors sharing an execution THING (can't think of the word :D ). I'm sure in some conditions they can act like two 3.06Ghz processors...it all depends on the situation.

Not all of your CPU's resources are being used at the same time you know. Execution, memory, calculation parts of the CPU are all separate. One of the things HT does is to boost the efficiency of the CPU by utilizing its individual resources when they're not being used, not when the entire processor is finished with everything.

I'm sure someone around here or some hardware site will give you the details till your brain starts to hurt :)