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CeBIT 2006: Gigabyte

And now a tour around the booth of Gigabyte. On the first photo you can see a machine for extreme environments. It's based on Celeron M and is dust- and waterproof.


And here's a motherboard on Intel G965/ICH8-DH chipset for Viiv platform.


  • Intel Conroe
  • Dual-channel DDR2-800
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Intel PRO/1000 LAN
  • IEEE1394
  • 8-channel HD codec
  • RoHS compliance

And another Viiv board:


  • Intel Yonah-478 (!)
  • Dual-channel DDR2-667
  • Intel Matrix Storage Technology
  • Intel PRO/1000 LAN
  • IEEE1394
  • 8-channel HD codec
  • RoHS compliance

The next exhibit might look like a Quad SLI system, but it's not so. Four PCI-E cards work as x8 each. The x16 mode is available for 2 of them only. This motherboard was developed for connecting a large number of monitors (up to 10 to be exact).

And this is an AM2 motherboard on nForce 570 SLI chipset:


  • AMD AM2
  • Dual-channel DDR2
  • SLI, SATA 2
  • Gigabit Ethernet (NV firewall)
  • IEEE1394
  • 8-channel HD codec

GA-M51-GM-S2 (a budget AM2 model):

  • AMD AM2
  • Dual-channel DDR2
  • CineFX 3.0 , SATA 2
  • Gigabit Ethernet (NV firewall)
  • IEEE1394
  • 8-channel HD codec

Now let's proceed to graphics cards:

GV-RA16T256V, a graphics card based on Radeon X1600XT and utilizing Silent Pipe 2. Has 256MB of GDDR3, 12 pixel pipelines, VIVO.

GV-RX131280D-RH is a budget graphics card:


  • Radeon X1300
  • PCI-E
  • 128MB GDDR2, 64 bit

And this is a GeForce 6600 based card for the BTX form-factor:


  • NVIDIA 6600
  • PCI-E
  • 128MB DDR
  • DirectX 9.0C/OpenGL 1.5
  • Heatpipe cooling
  • DVI-D/D-sub/ TV-out

And now let's take a look at products somewhat extrinsical for the company. We're talking about PSUs, mobile phones and PDA as well as Mini-ITX systems, Viiv platform, and even antennas.

These photos let us see a new PSU managed over USB - ODIN 480W. So don't be surprised if your PC asks for a PSU driver...

  • Managed and monitored over USB
  • Intel 12V version 2.2, AMD K7, K8, AM2
  • Short circuit and overvoltage protection
  • Active PFC
  • Up to 25dBA noise
  • RoHS compliance

On the photo above is another, more powerful PSU, that looks similar to the previous however - ODIN 560W. Though this one is only a dummy, the company is going to start producing them in the near future. This model will be supplied with a USB cable to connect to a motherboard (made by Gigabyte, we believe) to manage the PSU.

Now about phones and PDAs. Gigabyte g-Smart and g-Smart i series:

Dubious solutions, in our opinion. Especially considering the success of ASUS.

Not far away there's a Mini-ITX GB-T1B on VIA C7 CPU.

Series specifications:

  • Mini-ITX
  • VIA CN700+8237R plus
  • V4 system bus
  • VIA C7 2GHz
  • DDR2-533, single-channel, up to 1GB
  • 1 x PCI, 2 x SATA, 2 x IDE
  • 65W PSU
  • 2 x USB 2.0, audio interfaces on the front

And this is Viiv series:

A963 series has the following features:

Besides À963, the company offers another Viiv model - Í971:

And Í663:

Now to wireless devices. The following exhibit is rather unusual. It's a 2.4GHz antenna for increasing operating radius - GN-AT2180Y. The vendor claims it provides wireless connectivity within 100-kilometer radius, if there are no obstacles.

And GN-AT2180P is a more compact modification.

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