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Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6

Gigabyte is one of the best brands for the motherboards. Infact, the quality is even getting better. Gigabyte's motherboards are popular for their feature sets, performance, and overclockability.

Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6
Specifications and Features:

BIOS

2 4Mbit flash ROM
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b

Chipset

NVIDIA NFORCE 680i SLI MCP (Northbridge: C55XE, Southbridge: MCP55PXE)
Marvell 88E8052/88E8056 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Marvell 88E1116 phy (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Realtek ALC888 DD audio codec
T.I. TSB43AB23 1394 chip

Processor

LGA775
Support Intel Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4 Processor
Supports 1333/1066/800/533 MHz FSB

Internal I/O Connectors

1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 4-pin PCIe 12V power connector
1 floppy connector
1 IDE connector
10 SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 CPU fan connector
1 system fan connector
1 power fan connector
1 front panel connector
1 front audio connector
1 CD In connector
1 S/PDIF In connector
3 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 6 ports by cables
2 IEEE 1394a connectors for additional 2 ports by cables
1 TPM connector
1 LPT connector
1 Power LED connector
1 Chassis Intrusion connector

Form Factor

ATX
30.5cm x 24.4cm

Rear Panel I/O

1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
1 serial port
1 IEEE 1394a port
1 S/PDIF out port (optical)
4 RJ-45 port
4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6 audio jacks

Expansion Slots

2 PCI Express x16 slots
1 PCI Express x8 slot
1 PCI Express x1 slot
3 PCI slots

H/W Monitoring

System voltage detection
CPU / System temperature detection
CPU / System / Power fan speed detection
CPU warning temperature
CPU / System / Power fan failure warning
CPU / System smart fan control

Other Features

Supports @BIOS
Supports Download Center
Supports Q-Flash
Supports EasyTune (Note 2)
Supports Xpress Install
Supports Xpress Recovery2
Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue

Memory

4 DDR2 DIMM memory slots
Supports up to 8 GB memory
Support Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 unbuffered DIMMs
Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMM
Supports DDR2 667/533/400 DIMM
Supports ECC type DRAM

Gigabyte offers a lot of accessories with the motherboard. In the package, buyers will find a detailed user's manual and quick setup guide that shows all of the board's features and easy steps to install the board.

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The Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is excellent performer in every category.

Pros:
Good Performance
Great Overclocker
Great Cooling
A lot of Features

Cons:
Expensive

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