LGA775 Core™ 2 Quad/Core™ 2 Duo/Pentium, nForce® 680i SLI, 1333/1066 FSB, 4 DDR2 DIMM, 3 PCI-E 16x, SATA+RAID, GLan, Audio, ATX
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 LGA 775 (Socket T) ATX motherboard
Designed for enthusiasts with extreme over-clocking and blistering gaming performance in mind, the GIGABYTE GA-N680SLI-DQ6 features several next generation technologies including FSB1333 support for the record-setting Intel® Core™2 Extreme Quad Core processors and NVIDIA SLI-memory technology. Powered by the nForce® 680i chipset, the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is SLI enabled with true dual PCI Express x16 connectivity for extreme gaming performance. Built tough to provide maximum stability, durability and performance for even the most hard-core gamers, the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 delivers several advanced GIGABYTE innovations including an all-solid capacitor design, Quad-Triple Phase power, Quad Gigabit LAN, Quad eSATA 3Gb/s with RAID functionality and Quad Cooling technologies.
Intel Next-Generation Core™2 Duo Processor
Leading the silicon process technology from 90nm to 65nm, the Intel new-generation CPU transistors deliver more energy-efficient performance than anyone. Based on the Intel's next generation Micro Architecture, the Intel Core ™2 Duo processor with two cores and shared L2 caches provides the best capability-per-watt solutions. The cutting-edge processor the significant performance boosts and better energy efficient platform.
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 P965/G965/946/945 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.
The Industry's Leading All-Solid Capacitor motherboard Design
To ensure a longer for systems in daily operation and boost system stability under extreme conditions, this platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. With these high-quality components , users can take advantage of better electronic conductivity and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
GIGABYTE has implemented optimized Quad-Core FSB routing and a Quad-Triple phase power design to ensure the highest levels of performance and stability from Quad-Core processors. With 4 cores and 2 shared L2 caches, Quad-Core processors provide the industry's best capability-per-watt solutions, delivering significant performance boosts and extended energy efficiency, making them the ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments.
Quad SLI Ready
Supporting NVIDIA Quad SLI™ technology, with true dual PCI Express x16 connectivity for up to 4 of the latest NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GPUs, GIGABYTE Quad SLI ready motherboards provide flawlessly smooth 3D video rendering and screamingly-fast frame rates. With an additional PCI Express x8 expansion slot, users are able to add a standalone physics graphics processor for a significant boost of graphics performance, taking games to the next level of hyper-realist detail and effects.
Quad Gigabit LAN
Four unique Gigabit LAN connections provide up to 4 x1GB of bandwidth usage, allowing the PC to function as both a home gateway and game server at the same time. Supporting NVIDIA Dual-Net Technology with NV TCP/IP Acceleration and FirstPacket technology, GIGABYTE Quad LAN with Teaming functionality enabled allows 2 sets of 2GB connections to each act as a single connection for twice the bandwidth, improving overall throughput with lower CPU utilization.
An exclusive feature found only on GIGABYTE motherboards, this unique design incorporates Virtual 12 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current to the CPU and memory during heavy system workloads or overclocking. Additionally, Quad Triple Phase helps decrease the working temperatures, enhancing system stability and increasing component lifespan.
Quad BIOS is a unique GIGABYTE feature that includes DualBIOS™ and Xpress BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability. How does Quad BIOS work?
Four sets of external SATA ports based on the Serial ATA 3Gb/s storage specification allow effortless sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices. Designed for external SATA devices, Quad eSATA2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.
Silent Pipe2 + Crazy Cool2
The newly designed Crazy Cool2 and Silent Pipe2 cooling technologies deliver a unique system of heatsinks covering the MOSFET modules, the north bridge as well as the south bridge that effectively dissipates heat without the use of fans. Featuring an all-new Heat pipe design, GIGABYTE Crazy Cool2 and Silent Pipe2 allow users to enjoy longer component lifetime through lower temperatures, added system stability and silent operation.
Dual Channel DDR2 800
Get a jump in memory performance with the advanced technology of DDR2 800 memory architecture, which delivers superior performance for the most demanding applications.
SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
The SATA specification doubles bus bandwidth from 1.5Gb/s to 3Gb/s. Native Command Queuing is a new specification that enables out-of-order execution of commands for efficient retrieval of data. Hot Plug support allows users to insert and remove hard disk drives without shutting off power to the system.
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.
Gigabit LAN connectivity
The Gigabit network interface delivers a high speed LAN connection with data transfer rate up to 1000Mb/s, providing new generation connectivity for the broadband era. Gigabit LAN is ideally for seamless internet connection such as streaming audio and video contents.
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.
Intel® High Definition Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio enables premium digital sound in the PC for an immersive surround sound experience. In addition, Intel® HD Audio delivers multiple audio channels in your PC so you can listen to two different streams simultaneously in two separate rooms.
As a member of the global community to look after the environment, Gigabyte complies with the European Union's Restriction of use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive which limits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and other hazardous substances in electronic products.. From components and material selection to production processes, make up of accessories, packaging/color boxes etc; GIGABYTE has carefully examined and designed this product to be 100% RoHS compliant. GIGABYTE will continue to develop RoHS compliant PC components and commit valuable resources to promoting and advancing RoHS directive goals and objectives.
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: LGA 775 (Socket T). Networking features: Fast/Gigabit Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio system: Realtek ALC888 DD. Width: 12" (305 mm), Depth: 9.61" (244 mm)