Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 Pro
|Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 Pro|
|CPU Support||All AMD Socket 754 processors|
|Memory Support||3 slots, DDR, 3GB max, single-channel|
|Audio Connectivity||6 channel backplane speaker, S/PDIF optical output, coax digital output|
|PCI Conventional||5 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.3 slots|
|IDE||2 ATA133 compliant port from VT8237, 2 ATA133 compliant port from IT8212|
|IDE RAID||RAID0/1/0+1/ and JBOD on IT8212 controller|
|SATA||2 ports from VT8237|
|SATA RAID||RAID0/1/0+1 from VT8237 ports|
|Networking||Realtek RTL8110S Gigabit Ethernet Controller, 10/100/1000Mbit|
|USB||VT8237, 4 x backplane USB2.0, 2 x I/O USB2.0|
|FireWire||FireWire400, 1 x powered I/O port|
|Other I/O||PS/2, Parallel, 1 x Serial|
As specifications go, the K8VT800 Pro is pretty standard fare, with its most stand-out feature being the availability of four IDE channels (Two of which are capable of RAID functionality) - Add to that the two SATA channels (also usable in a RAID configuration) and you have room for storage aplenty.
Aside from that, a decent helping of USB ports and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities just about rounds off a simple yet effective package, which you can't really complain about at all given the board's price point. So, with that out of the way, let's see how the board is laid out.