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Thread: Gigabyte GA-7VAXP Ultra Motherboard (KT400)

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    Nov 2001
    Brisbane, Australia


    Giant Leap Over the High Speed Generation
    K7 Triton 400 Series GA-7VAXP Ultra
    VIA KT400 Based Motherboard

    Gigabyte Technology is pleased to announce the new high-end VIA KT400 chipset based platform - GA-7VAXP Ultra motherboard for leading technology market. GA-7VAXP Ultra belongs to Gigabyte’s new product family known as K7 Triton 400 series. GA-7VAXP Ultra is based on GA-7VAXP, designed to meet the demands of present and future application needs, offering a variety of new and unique features that maximizes the performance and stability.

    Maximizes AMD Athlon XP processor performance

    GA-7VAXP Ultra Green Thunder (super 333 socket A) is the latest evolution of acclaimed motherboard technology. Based on the previous unprecedented power and reliability of the VIA Apollo KT333, the VIA Apollo KT400 further raises the performance bar on AMD Athlon™ XP and AMD Duron™ processor-based systems. Supporting AMD® latest 0.13 micron-process (Thoroughbred) technology, GA-7VAXP Ultra is designed, validated, and optimized for the performance of AMD Athlon XP processors. It extends the capabilities of Athlon XP processors to ensure the high volume mainstream PCs to support the advanced desktop PC usage models, providing a high-bandwidth connection between the AMD Athlon XP processors and the platforms.

    Silicon Image Serial ATA Interface

    Several cutting-edge technologies are also implemented on this outstanding motherboard-- GA-7VAXP Ultra, such as the Silicon Image Serial-ATA interface which delivers high data bandwidth up to 150MB/s. Serial ATA is the next generation of ATA specification that provides scalable performance for today and tomorrow PCs, bringing I/O peripherals into a new era of high speed storage solutions.

    DDR400 Ready

    A new breakthrough in DDR Memory reaching 400MHz (DDR400), GA-7VAXP Ultra is based on the VIA chipset to feature DDR400 memory offering 25% more memory bandwidth to the CPU. GA-7VAXP Ultra provides superior system bus bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s, available with 3 DIMM slots supporting up to 3GB DDR400/333 memory, delivering the highest performance and stability with the double-bandwidth, high-volume, and the upcoming-mainstream DDR memory solution. The recommended list for DDR400 memory modules is available in the user manual and on GIGABYTE website.

    Supported AGP8X

    AGP8X is recognized as the natural progression beyond AGP4X. It is expected to meet the demands of the graphics bandwidth. GA-7VAXP Ultra offers (AGP8X) a significant increase in performance along with the feature enhancement to AGP. AGP8X represents the evolution of the existing AGP interface to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on the graphics accelerators within the workstation and desktop environments. Future game consoles would demand the performance of AGP 8X, as graphics become ever more realistic.

    Promise RAID+ATA133 IDE controllers, IEEE 1394, MS, SD and SCR ready

    With Promise 20276 chip, GA-7VAXP Ultra provides RAID 0(Striping)/ RAID 1(Mirroring) function, through GIGABYTE outstanding smart-bios technology. The latest VT8235 south bridge is the fastest 8X V-Link chipset currently available for I/O intensive applications, offering six USB 2.0 ports. The USB 2.0 application meets today's ever increasing data transfer requirements offering shorter access time and greater performance for a huge variety of everyday applications including audio, video & gaming. Three IEEE1394 ports enhance PC connectivity for consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, storage peripherals, other PCs, and portable devices. Besides the usual boot devices (floppy, all kinds of IDE drives, network), GA-7VAXP Ultra also supports the feature to boot up from USB devices such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and ZIP drive. Interrupts can be assigned freely to each PCI device to meet individual needs. Other fantastic features are Memory Stick, Secure Digital and Smart Card Reader. GA-7VAXP Ultra takes all advantage from its superior reliability, flexibility for future upgrade, and data protection capability while processing high speed data transfer.

    Patented Dual BIOS™ technology, Easy Tune 4™, Q-Flash™ (Dual BIOS™ Utility), @BIOS™ and Face Wizard™

    GA-7VAXP Ultra provides several unique features such as patented Dual BIOS™, providing a backup BIOS, that greatly reduces the risk of BIOS failure due to virus infection or catastrophic failure, to assure its stability as a workstation server. 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. With detailed instructions in BIOS setup menu. Q-Flash™ utility allows you to flash BIOS easily under BIOS mode, without the need to flash BIOS under Windows and DOS modes. @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 methods needed at DOS mode. With the GIGABYTE® Face Wizard™ utility, GA-7VAXP Ultra allows you to create and edit stylish boot up screen.

    6-Channel AC'97 Audio CODEC

    The ALC650 incorporates proprietary converter technology to achieve a high SNR, greater than 90 dB. The ALC650 AC'97 CODEC supports multiple CODEC extensions with independent variable sampling rates and built-in 3D effects. The ALC650 CODEC provides two pairs of stereo outputs with independent volume controls, a mono output, and multiple stereo and mono inputs, along with flexible mixing, gain and mute functions to provide a complete integrated audio solution for PCs. Realtek ALC650 allows users to enjoy real-life surround sound from SP/DIF output while watching DVD movies or playing video games.

    Main Specification

    ▪ VIA KT400+VIA VT8235
    ▪ Supports FSB 333MHz AMD Athlon™ XP processor
    ▪ World leading DDR 400 memory supported for system performance enhancement*
    ▪ AGP 8x/ 4X interface, 5PCI Slots
    ▪ Serial-ATA interface
    ▪ Promise IDE RAID 0, 1 function
    ▪ 6-channel AC’97 audio
    ▪ 6 USB 2.0 ports, 3 IEEE 1394 ports
    ▪ 10/100Mb Network Connection
    ▪ DualBIOS™
    ▪ CPU overheat protection
    ▪ Round corner PCB plate design for better durability
    ▪ Rich in overclocking features
    ▪ EZ-Fix™ AGP slot
    ▪ Easytune™ 4, Q-Flash™, @BIOS™

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    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

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    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Quebec, Canada


    So, basically, they added SATA ? :laugh: :laugh: I'll stick with my "normal" GA-7VAXP !
    SPAM Special Ops

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    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Brisbane, Australia


    Companies are always going to release products with minor changes based on what the market is wanting / pushing at the time.
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

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