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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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Included since: 19 Feb 2007
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Long product name Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard
GA-M59SLI-S5 SocketAM2 FSB2000 ATX RoHs nForce 590 PCI-Express 2

Marketing text Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
GIGABYTE Technology latest S-series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with five innovative features- Safe, Smart, Speed, SLI, and Silent-Pipe Technologies. The new S-series motherboards GA-M59SLI-S5; supporting AMD new generation AM2 processor with dual channel DDR2 800MHz high frequency memories, providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. In addition, the leading Silent-Pipe Technology provides an ultimate cooling yet silent solution for motherboard and the outstanding graphics performance through NVidia SLI™ dual PCI Express x16 architecture provide the S-series motherboards excellent scalability for extreme gaming and 3D graphics. GIGABYTE S-series motherboards, the champion’s choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!

The revolutionary GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe Technology compliant S-series motherboards featuring 0dB soundless heat-pipe thermal cooling solution, convergence with GIGABYTE Crazy Cool Technology, enhances heat dissipation efficiency from the critical Chipsets and CPU power components!

The SLI compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series support NVidia SLI™ multi-GPU function, not only to provide extreme graphics performance, but also provide efficient expandability and multi-display function. A must-have feature for enthusiasts in gaming platform!

The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through the well known EasyTune™ 5, R.G.B. and & M.I.T. utilities!

The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!

Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!

Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE new S series socket AM2 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.

Essential Vista
NVIDIA nForce® motherboards and GeForce® GPUs, world renowned for innovation, stability, and award-winning performance, are the choice of reviewers and consumers worldwide. Together, they are essential ingredients for the best Windows Vista experience.

AMD Live Ready
AMD Live Ready Requirement

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX/ 64 X2 / 64 /Sempron™ Processor
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD Athlon™64 socket AM2 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. The latest Athlon™64 socket AM2 processor brings the power and multitasking performance on the desktop platform and ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.

NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ media and communications processors (MCPs) deliver the tools and performance PC enthusiasts demand. When combined with select NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and other system components, you get automatic access to faster bus speeds. Ready for system overclocking and greater data throughput.

NVIDIA LinkBoost™ Technology
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP automatically increases bandwidth when "Optimized for NVIDIA nForce" NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards are detected.

NVIDIA® SLI™ X16 supports two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express links which offers twice the PCI Express bandwidth of X8 SLI solutions, and ensures the maximum graphics and gaming performance for next generation GPUs and games. NVIDIA® SLI™ X16 provides the ultimate gaming experience in future-proofing.

Superior Dual channel DDR2 800 Architecture
AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR2 800 memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.

This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5,JBOD based on users' priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.

IEEE1394 motherboard
This motherboard with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.

High Definition Audio
Experience home theater-quality sound with your PC using High Definition Audio for enhanced multi-channel audio, improved voice and communication

Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity
Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity Dual Gigabit LAN provides simultaneous WAN and LAN connection at a blazing fast network connection speed of up to 1,000 Mbps for both network types.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Teaming
Teaming allows the two connections to work together to provide up to twice the Ethernetbandwidth for transferring large amounts of data from home file servers to other PCs. It also provides network redundancy through fail-over capability.
TCP/IP Acceleration
Delivers the highest system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in hardware, providing users with a PC networking environment that is faster.

Home theater Audio with Dolby and DTS support
Dolby and DTS support delivers heart pounding 8 channel surround effects and delivers the most natural and engrossing multimedia entertainment experience possible for games, DVD movies, music, and TV.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5, AMD, Socket AM2, ATX, Gigabit Ethernet, Marvell 88E1116, Realtek ALC888DD Audio Codec
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 Motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5. Maximum internal memory: 16 GB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Marvell 88E1116. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio system: Realtek ALC888DD Audio Codec. Width: 12" (30.5 cm), Depth: 9.61" (24.4 cm)
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Number of memory slots
ECC means Error Correction Code, and it is memory that is able to detect and correct some memory errors without user intervention.
Maximum internal memory
The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.
16 GB
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.
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 AM2
Internal I/O
USB 2.0 connectors*
The end of a cable with a USB 2.0 connector. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), in addition to the "USB 1.x Full Speed" signaling rate of 12 Mbit/s. USB 2.0 connectors are usually colored black.
Chassis intrusion connector
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
Front panel audio connector
Power fan connector
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
CD/AUX audio in
CPU fan connector
S/PDIF out connector
Number of SATA connectors
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.
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity *
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.
COM ports quantity
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Parallel ports quantity
The number of parallel ports. Parallel ports, also known as printer ports, are a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. In computing, a parallel port is a parallel communication physical interface. Parallel ports were common in the 1980s and '90s (mostly conforming to industry standard IEEE 1284) but are now being replaced by USBs and other ports.
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports *
Number of IEEE 1394/FireWire ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The IEEE 1394 interface is a serial bus interface standard for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple, who called it FireWire. The 1394 interface is comparable to USB though USB has more market share. Apple first included FireWire in some of its 1999 models, and most Apple computers since the year 2000 have included FireWire ports, though, as of 2013, only the 800 version (IEEE-1394b).
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
LAN controller
Marvell 88E1116
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC888DD Audio Codec
Expansion Slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
2xPCI Express x 16
1xPCI Express x 8
2xPCI Express x 1
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.
9.61" (244 mm)