GIGABYTE, the world leading manufacturer in Motherboard and Graphics Card, announces the latest Intel® 850E chipset based platform - GA-8IHXP, the first one in the market that equips Intel® 850E with ICH4, FSB533 and PC1066 RAMBUS memory to provide the unprecedented performance. It is designed to meet the demands of present and future application. As the latest product of GIGABYTE P4 Titan 533 series, GA-8IHXP is ideal for entry level workstation and performance segment Desktop PC.

FSB 533 Ready!! Maximizes Pentium® 4 processor performance: With a breakthrough in Front Side Bus (FSB) reaching 533MHz and bandwidth of 4.2GB/sec, GA-8IHXP designed, validated, and optimized for the Pentium® 4 processor. It extends the Pentium® 4 processor capabilities of supporting high-bandwidth connection between the Pentium® 4 processor and the platform.
RAMBUS PC1066 Memory Solution: GA-8IHXP adopts the next generation RAMBUS memory architecture and, ahead of the industry, equips the extreme high performance PC1066 with bandwidth of 4.2 GB/sec. The high bandwidth, 4.2GB/sec, of RAMBUS memory delivers balanced platform support that keeping up with the FSB 533 MHz thus providing the memory bandwidth necessary to extract full performance from the Intel Pentium 4 processor.

Intel® ICH4 Technology: To keep up with the outstanding performance of FSB 533 and RAMBUS memory, GIGABYTE had exerted its R&D strength to integrate the newest ICH4 (I/O Controller Hub 4) with 850E chipset for GA-8IHXP. With the ICH4, GA-8IHXP is able to provide high speed USB 2.0 and enhanced audio aimed to improve user interaction for a better PC experience.

Rich features and high performance
Promise RAID+ATA133 IDE controllers, 10 USB2.0 and network connection: With Promise 20276 chip, The IDE RAID of GA-8IHXP not only provides RAID 0(Striping) or RAID 1(Mirroring) function, through unique BIOS and drivers, also support IDE ATA133 protocol thus support up to additional four IDE devices. This platform supports totally up to eight ATA100 IDE devices. GA-8IHXP features 10 USB 2.0 ports to provide the maximum expandability. As the latest evolving interface, USB2.0 provides the data transfer rate up to 480Mbps, 40 times faster than USB 1.1. On board LAN ensures a high-speed, stable and cost-effective solution for new broadband era.
Creative SoundBlaster H/W 3D audio plus 5.1-channel AC3 S/PDIF digital output: On board Creative CT5880 allows users to enjoy real-life surround sound from SP/DIF output during watching DVD movies or playing video games.

Complete BIOS function and satisfactory overclocking features
Patented Dual BIOS™ technology, Q-Flash™, and @BIOS™, Multi-language BIOS: DualBIOS™ provides a mechanics for BIOS security. The featured backup BIOS greatly reduces the risk of BIOS failure due to virus infection or catastrophic failure assuring its stability as a workstation server. With detailed instructions in BIOS setup main menu, Q-Flash™ utility allows you to flash BIOS easily under BIOS mode, without the need to flash BIOS under Windows and DOS mode. @BIOS™ will automatically detects the most up-to-date BIOS version from GIGABYTE network via internet, updating the BIOS under Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, no more complicated update method at DOS mode. Multi-language BIOS provides non-English readers a easier way to understand settings in BIOS setup mode, currently provides English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified) and Russian.

Overclocking by unique EasyTune 4™ or by BIOS setting: EasyTune 4™, an exclusive Windows based overclocking utility developed by GIGABYTE, that totally changes the traditional way for “overclocking”. It provides 2 modes, “Easy Mode” for the novice users and “Advance Mode” to fulfill the power-users. GA-8IHXP also incorporated full package (including FSB, RDRAM clock and CPU, AGP,voltage) setting from BIOS, no more inconvenient switch adjusting needed.
Main Specification
• Socket 478 for Intel® new 0.13 micron-process Pentium® 4 processor
• Intel 850E/ICH4 Chipset
• Supports FSB 533/400 MHz
• 4 RDRAM DIMM support up to 2GB PC1066 Rambus memory
• AGP 4X slot
• 10 high speed USB 2.0
• Promise IDE RAID 0,1 and Ultra ATA 133 support
• Ethernet 10/100Mb Network Connection
• Creative PCI Sound and 5.1-channel support via S/P DIF output
• Two Ultra ATA 100 Connectors
• MS/SD/SCR connectors
• 6 PCI, 1CNR
• Dual BIOS, Q-Flash™, @BIOS™