Review : Gigabyte 8SG667 (SiS 648)

Posted on Tuesday, September 17 2002 @ 11:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech has reviewed Gigabyte's 8SG667 (SiS 648) motherboard :
AnandTech has tested all types of motherboards over the years, and we can say that there's been quite a substantial improvement in the quality and performance of non-Intel motherboards recently. Taiwanese motherboard makers are quickly learning how to engineer high quality, high performance motherboards at a reasonable price. This statement couldn't hold truer for the Gigabyte 8SG667 motherboard.

The Gigabyte 8SG667 was able to withstand an onslaught of memory, CPU, and overclocking stress tests in every configuration we threw at it. Three banks of DDR333 or three banks of DDR400 didn't faze the Gigabyte 8SG667, and neither did FSB overclocking up to 150MHz on default voltages using retail cooling.

The Gigabyte 8SG667 clearly offers leading-edge DDR400 performance, not to mention competitive DDR333 performance, all in a tiny package. With the Gigabyte 8SG667 expected to debut on the streets for around $100, we are excited, to say the least, to see how this motherboard fares in the marketplace.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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