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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-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard
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

Marketing text Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard as supplied by the manufacturer
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.

Quad-Core Optimized
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.

Quad-Triple Phase
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?

Quad e-SATA
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.

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.

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.

RoHS compliant
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.
Short summary description Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6, Intel, Socket T (LGA 775), ATX, Fast/Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek ALC888 DD
Long summary description Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Motherboard based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6. Maximum internal memory: 8 GB. Processor family: Intel, Processor socket: Socket T (LGA 775). Networking features: Fast/Gigabit Ethernet. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio system: Realtek ALC888 DD. 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.
8 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 T (LGA 775)
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.
Number of chassis fan connectors
Chassis intrusion connector
CD/AUX audio in
Number of IEEE1394 connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
Front panel audio connector
TPM connector
Power fan connector
Azalia Digital Header (ADH) connector
EZ plug connector
Number of Parallel ATA connectors*
The number of connectors (with wires) for parallel ATA (PATA), which is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disks, floppy drives, and optical disc drives in computers.
GAME/MIDI connector
Number of EATX power connectors
Number of COM connectors
Internal I/O
ATX Power connector (24-pin)
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.
WiFi-AP antenna jack
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.
PS/2 ports quantity *
The number of PS/2 connectors for keyboards and mice. Its name comes from the IBM Personal System/2.
Serial ports quantity
The number of serial ports in a computer or peripheral. A serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time. The term "serial port" usually identifies hardware more or less compliant to the RS-232 standard, intended to interface with a modem or with a similar communication device. In modern computers and peripherals, serial ports have largely been replaced by USBs and other interfaces.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
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.
Networking features
Fast/Gigabit Ethernet
Motherboard form factor *
Design of the motherboard (ATX, BTX etc).
Audio system
System used to play music or speech.
Realtek ALC888 DD
Expansion Slots
Expansion slots
List of I/O expansion card slots; including quantity of each
2 x PCI Express x16
1 x PCI Express x8
1 x PCI Express x1
3 x PCI
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)