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Review: Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 430/GeForce 6100 Mainboard

by Tarinder Sandhu on 4 November 2005, 07:01

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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Motherboard Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9
CPU Support All S939 CPUS, including dual-core models
Northbridge NVIDIA C51G (GeForce 6100 IGP)
Memory Support 4 slots, DDR1 only. Supports DDR1-266MHz, 333MHz, and 400MHz. 4GB max, dual-channel
AGP None
PEG 1 x16 from C51G
Southbridge NVIDIA MCP51 (nForce 430)
Audio 8-channel feed from nForce 430 - High-Definition Audio
Audio Connectivity 8-channel audio ports on backpanel, run through Realtek ALC880 CODEC
PCI 2 slots, 32-bit, 33MHz
PCI Express 1 x1 slot
IDE 2x ATA133 port from MCP51 (supports 4 devices)
SATA 4 ports from MCP51 (all SATA2 spec.)
SATA RAID RAID0, 1, 0+1, 5, and JBOD from MCP51
Networking Gigabit Ethernet from MCP51 MAC, run via CICADA PHY
USB 8 USB 2.0 ports from MCP51. 4x USB 2.0 (I/O)
FireWire 2-port FireWire (1394a) support from VIA VT6307 ASIC (one on I/O)
I/O section PS/2, VGA (HD15), 4x USB 2.0, 1x FireWire400, RJ45, audio ports
Form Factor Micro-ATX - 244mm x 244mm
Expected price £50-£55 inc. VAT

A well-rounded feature-set for a £50-£55 motherboard. There's high-definition audio, FireWire, and Gigabit LAN as standard, as well as out-of-the-box support for AMD's excellent X2 dual-core CPUs.