Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 mATX Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard Specifications

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Gigabyte GA-73PVM-SH2 Motherboard Specifications:


Product Info:

The GA-73PVM-S2H supports Intel latest high performance CPU delivers the most energy-efficient performance available today. Based on Intel's Micro Architecture, the Intel multi-core processors with 4 cores and two shared L2 caches provide the best capability-per-watt solutions and are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments. This cutting-edge processor offers significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform.

The brand new NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i MCP (Media and Communications Processor) features CineFX™ 3.0 Engine. This unique combination of MCP creates a single motherboard featuring a world-class DX9, Shader Model 3.0 GPU for faster and smoother game-play, a high quality video processing engine for advance quality of video and DVD playback.
 
Features:
  • Supports Intel® Core™ 2 multi-core processor with FSB1333
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i Chipset
  • Solid Capacitor for CPU VRM
  • Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
  • HDMI-The Next Generation Multimedia Interface
  • Supports DDR2 800/667 up to 4GB Memory
  • ALC889A Enables a Superior Audio Experience
  • SATA 3Gb/s storage interface
  • IEEE1394 motherboard
  • Gigabit LAN connectivity
  • RoHS compliant


Specifications:

Processor Support - Support for an Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor/ Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor/Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor/ Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® D processor/ Intel® Pentium® 4 processor Extreme Edition/Intel® Pentium® 4 processor/ Intel® Celeron® processor in the LGA 775 package
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
- L2 cache varies with CPU
   
Front Side Bus 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB
   
Chipset nVIDIA® GeForce 7100/nForce 630i
   
Memory 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory
Support for DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory modules
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.)
   
Graphics Integrated in the nVIDIA® GeForce 7100/nForce 630i chipset
   
Storage nVIDIA® GeForce 7100/nForce 630i chipset
- 3 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0, SATAII1, SATAII2) supporting up to 3 SATA 3Gb/s devices
- 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port on the back panel supporting up to 1 SATA 3Gb/s device
- Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 0+1
- 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices

iTE IT8718 chip:
- 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive
   
LAN RTL 8211B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
   
Audio Realtek ALC889A codec
- High Definition Audio
- 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
- Support for S/PDIF In/Out
- Support for CD In
   
IEEE 1394 T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
- Up to 2 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)
   
USB - Integrated in the nVIDIA® GeForce 7100/nForce 630i chipset
- Up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on the back panel, 6 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers)
   
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard port Connectors
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port (Note 1)
1 x HDMI port
1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x eSATA 3Gb/s port
1 x IEEE 1394a port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line In/Line Out/Microphone)

(Note 1) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
   
Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
3 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x CD In connector
1 x S/PDIF In/Out header
1 x IEEE 1394a header
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
1 x parallel port header
1 x serial port header
1 x chassis intrusion header
1 x power LED header

   
BIOS 1 x 4 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b
   
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
   
Form Factor Micro ATX Form Factor; 24.4cm x 22.0cm
   
Unique Features Support for @BIOS
Support for Download Center
Support for Q-Flash
Support for EasyTune (Note 2)
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for Virtual Dual BIOS