View Full Version : GigaByte GA-8KNXP Ultra For P4 EE

11-22-03, 09:19 PM
Just ordered the GA-8KNXP Ultra for the 3.2 P4 EE. I about to order the drives but i have a question, I remember [H]ard|OCP did a review on this board and can't remember what drives performed the best. The SCSI or the SATA (Raid 0), for some reason i think it was the SATA's that rocked on this board. (Brent??) Also what Ram was used in [H] benches? Thanks.

BTW Here that bad boy is.


DPS Unit

The Package

Socket 478 for Pentium® 4 Processor


Northbridge : Intel® 875P MCH

Southbridge : Intel® ICH5R

Integrated Peripherals :

Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI chip

Intel® CSA interface Gigabit Ethernet Controller

GigaRAID controller chip

Realtek ALC655 CODEC

Front Side Bus

800 / 533 / 400 MHz FSB


Type: Dual Channel DDR 400 / 333 / 266 ECC support

Max capacity: 4 GB

DIMM slots: 6

Internal I/O Connectors

2 x Serial ATA

2 x SCSI connector

2 x USB 2.0 (Support 4 ports by cable)

1 x S/P-DIF input/output pin header

1 x FDD

2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE

2 x UltraDMA 100/66 Bus Master IDE


1 x Game port pin header

Expansion Slots

1 x AGP Pro slot

5 x PCI slots (PCI 2.3 compliant)

1 x DPS slot

Rear Panel I/O

4 x USB 2.0 ports

1 x RJ45 LAN port

1 x LPT port

2 x COM ports

3 x Audio ports (Line-in / Line-out / MIC)

2 x PS/2 ports(Keyboard/Mouse)

Form Factor


30.5cm x 24.4cm

H/W Monitoring

ITE 8712F

System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS

Hardware detecting and reporting for case open, power-in voltage, CPU voltage, and fan speed.


2 x 4M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS

Other Features

Xpress Install

Xpress Recovery

Smart Fan

EasyTune™ 4



Multi Language BIOS

GIGABYTE Windows Utility Manager

Adobe Acrobat Reader


Intel® chipset software installation utility

Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI driver

GigaRAID IDE RAID driver

Intel® RAID Driver

Intel® PRO/1000 CT LAN driver

REALTEK audio driver

USB2.0 driver

11-23-03, 03:21 AM
Nice board!

11-23-03, 07:17 AM
ewwwwwwwwwww pretty.


looks sweet.


11-23-03, 08:36 AM
I found the review and many others. Looks like some Raptor's and some XMS ProSeries TWINX1024-4000. Both should compliment very well.

11-23-03, 08:50 AM
That board has IDE, SATA and SCSI connectors?!?

11-23-03, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Burke
That board has IDE, SATA and SCSI connectors?!?

plus 6 memory slots :cool:

11-23-03, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Mark
plus 6 memory slots :cool:

That is one crowded freakin' board...must be well over $200, too.

11-23-03, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Burke
That is one crowded freakin' board...must be well over $200, too.


A worthy board for an EE P4

11-23-03, 12:52 PM
The thing is that just a Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI card would almost cost that much. In the anandtech review they said that
CAS2/2T/6T/2T with six banks filled and running at 400MHz DDR is no small feat by any means.

As usual, we ran several memory stress tests and general apps to make sure all these timings were stable. We started off by running Prime95 torture tests; a grand total of 24 hours of Prime95 was successfully run at the timings listed in the above charts. We also ran Sciencemark (memory tests only) and Super Pi. Neither stress test was able to bring the 8KNXP Ultra to its knees

That sounds encouraging.:)

11-23-03, 01:12 PM
Ya, with a U320 controller, 6 banks of ram for upto 4gigs, and a 3.2P4 EE, that would hold its own as a sever!

11-23-03, 01:36 PM
Yeah i decided to run a Seagate Cheetah X15 36LP Ultra320 for the os a main files and a pair 120GB Barracuda 7200.7 SATA drives for all other data and misc i have. Should all work together very well :nod:

11-23-03, 01:49 PM
Make sure to install all apps on the cheetah too!

I almost bought a pair of those cheetahs before! Ended up taking 4 Raptors instead though.

11-23-03, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
Make sure to install all apps on the cheetah too!

I almost bought a pair of those cheetahs before! Ended up taking 4 Raptors instead though.

For sure, The OS, Apps and Whatever i want. And all my music, software, and all the other stuff on the SATA pair.