The variety of BX motherboards in the market are huge but it has almost been a stagnant market with very minor changes. Gigabyte also provides the user with another safety net, CPU Over Voltage Protect, basically a feature that makes sure you don’t nuke your processor by supplying it with too high of a Voltage setting. However if you ask a hardware enthusiast what company will be making their next motherboard, chances are that you won’t be hearing anyone give you the name Intel as an answer. Many people would dismiss the feature as unnecessary and as gimmicks to sell the product. Both contain the same information as each other but one acts as a Main and the other as a Back-up.

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This is the System Information Viewer: During STR sleep mode, your system uses only enough energy to maintain critical information and system functions, primarily the system state and the ability to recognize various “wake up” triggers or signal, respectively.

The ATX power supply connector is carefully tucked away on the very edge of the PCB, making sure it doesn’t interfere with the installation or cooling of any components on the motherboard. Expansion-wise, this board is perfect, just like the Asus P2B-F. Test Configuration Processor s: The selling point of this motherboard is it’s Dual-Bios function.

Gigabyte took great care in placing the most amount of features into the smallest possible area with the BX, there isn’t a square inch ggabyte PCB that is wasted with this motherboard. Remember that the failure to include any other ratios is not the fault of the motherboard manufacturer, as the AGP clock frequency is a function of the chipset.

Windows 98 Motherboard Revision: It’s rare that the BIOS chip will ever fail during regular operation, however sometimes there are errors when flash upgrading a BIOS that may result in an otherwise dead system. But give it some thought, it is a helpful setup. Very handy for those unlucky times! There, you’ll be able to boot your PC again by using the option to boot from the Stand-by Bios or you could re-program the corrupted Main Bios using the Stand-by Bios, all which can be done in matter of few seconds.


Unfortunately, in AnandTech’s MB memory module compatibility testing, the BX failed to boot with even a single MB module, just something you may want to keep in mind. With the BX, just boot the PC, Main-Bios error message would be flashed and you can press the combination keys shown to access to the Dual-Bios management options This combination key is always shown and not only in such an emergency. We’ll discuss more of this further down.

Overall Rating Out of a maximum of 5 Star. Therefore you shouldn’t base your decision entirely on the benchmarks you see here, but also on the technical features and advantages of this particular board, seeing as that will probably make the greatest difference in your overall experience.

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Not very comforting to the already hot AGP cards we have these days. Cards gigaabyte as the Creative-Live do not use this connector. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Windows 98 Bus Mastering Drivers.

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The Test In recent times, choosing a motherboard cannot be completely determined by a Winstone score. When it comes to the biggest names in the motherboard industry, on the OEM side of things, Intel dominates in terms of sales. Index The Bad The Test. The BX avoided the more conventional jumper driven configuration, yet refrained bz2000 boasting a fully jumperless design, leaving Gigabyte with the remaining option, a single dip-switch solution.

Gigabyte’s BIOS fault protection system bx200 in handy in that case, however considering that you don’t flash your BIOS every day, it doesn’t seem like the technology will be something to write a book on. I shall explain these features in another Paragraph. Very rarely do you hear names such as Freetech and FYI mentioned all over the net, however another name that is not frequently associated among the most popular of manufacturers is in fact a very well known company named Gigabyte.


Both contain the same information as each other but one acts as a Main and the other as a Back-up.

However if you ask a hardware enthusiast what company will be making their next motherboard, chances are that you won’t be hearing anyone give you the name Intel as an answer. The new Dual-Bios feature will really be treasured by important office-PCs with little down-time to spare as well as end-users like us who aren’t keen in overclocking but would like to spend gigzbyte safety and reliability of their system.

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For years now Gigabyte has concentrated on the fundamentals of creating solid motherboards that provide the user with exactly what they purchased with the board, unfortunately in this highly competitive market, just giving the user what they paid for is not enough to stay on top. The “state” is stored in memory RAM before the system goes to sleep.

It’s very informative with some benchmarks and diagrams but the presentation method can improve as the 1st glance gives you a feeling that it’s slightly chaotic. Besides manufacturers coming up with more Soft-Bios look-alike of Abit’s and introducing voltage controls, nothing new has really come up in the BX arena.