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Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard

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GA-7A8DW
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The motherboard or mainboard is the component that connects all the different parts of your computer. Often it has some integrated components like a sound card, enabling your computer to play sound, or a network card, to connect your computer to the network. The standard form factor (size) for motherboards is ATX, you need at least a midi-tower to fit one of those in. Micro-ATX motherboards are often more complete and have more onboard devices, like a video board and fit in smaller cases, but are generally less expandable.
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard :
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard

GA-7A8DW, AMD Dual K8, Socket 940, FSB 800MHz, AMD 8151 AGP bridge, DDR-400, Broadcom 5705 Gigabit Ethernet, RAID 0,1, 0+1
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Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
-Support AMD Dual K8 Sledge Hammer (Socket 940,FSB up to 800MHz).
-AMD 8151 AGP bridge, 8131 PCI-X tunnel, and 8111 chipsets.
-Max.8GB registered (ECC) DDR-400memory in 4DIMM slots.
-One AGP 8X slot ,two 64bit/133MHz PCI-X slots, one 32-bit/33MHz PCI slots.
-One Broadcom 5705 Gigabit Ethernet design to fulfill large Ethernet bandwidth.
-SiI3114 four ports SATA with RAID 0,1, 0+1.
-X86 architecture 64 bit /32 bit OS & application compatible.
-Hyper-Transport Technology enable ultra high speed(a peak aggregate bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s) interconnection.
-AGP 8X slot design reserve flexibility for high end workstation user enjoy high quality and 3D graphic solution.
-SATA new storage technology with data mirror , striping RAID function.
-Dimension: 12”x11.3” design to fit ATX chassis screw hole.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-7A8DW, AMD, Opteron, Socket 940, Gigabit Ethernet, Extended ATX, 0, 1, 0+1
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard :

Gigabyte GA-7A8DW. Processor family: AMD, Compatible processor series: Opteron, Processor socket: Socket 940. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: Extended ATX, RAID levels: 0, 1, 0+1. BIOS type: Phoenix

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Memory
Number of memory slots
4
ECC
ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Yes
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
8 GB
Processor
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
AMD
Compatible processor series *
A processor which is compatible with this device, belongs to a 'series' which is part of 'family' e.g Celeron D, Celeron G, Celeron M, or, in some cases, is the same as 'family'.
Opteron
Processor socket *
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket 940
Processor system buses supported
800 MHz
Maximum number of SMP processors
2
Internal I/O
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
Yes
Number of SATA connectors
4
Back panel I/O ports
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports *
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
1
Back panel I/O ports
COM ports quantity
2
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
2
Networking
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
Performance
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Extended ATX
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1, 0+1
Expansion slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
2 x PCI-X 133/100/66 MHz,
1 x PCI 32/33 MHz,
1 x AGP 4x/8X Pro
BIOS
BIOS type *
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) initializes and tests system hardware components, and loads a bootloader or an operating system from a mass memory device. The BIOS additionally provides abstraction layer for the hardware, i.e. a consistent way for application programs and operating systems to interact with the keyboard, display, and other input/output devices. There are several types of BIOS, including the motherboard ROM BIOS, video BIOS, drive controller BIOS, network adapter BIOS, and SCSI adapter BIOS.
Phoenix
BIOS memory size
4 MB
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
12" (305 mm)
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
11,3" (287 mm)
Other features
RAID controller type
SATA
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Updated:
2011-09-26
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Gigabyte GA-7A8DW Motherboard and the average expert rating is 60 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
60%
Source Review comments Score
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-26
A powerful motherboard for workstations.
60%