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Gigabyte 8SIML SIS650 Motherboard

Review Date: 14th June 2002
Reviewed By: Michael "Hughesey" Hughes
Product: Gigabyte 8SIML SIS650 Motherboard
Rating: 95%
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
Supplier: N/A



  • Socket 478 for Intel® FC-PGA2 Pentium® 4 processors
  • 400 MHz FSB

  • SIS 650 system controller north bridge
  • SiS 961 MuTIOL® south bridge
  • AC97 codec
  • Winbond I/O chip
  • Realtek RTL8100L LAN chip

  • 2 x 184-Pin DIMM slot
  • Supports up to 2GB DDR SDRAM (DDR 266/200)

    Expansion Slots
  • 1 x AGP 4X slot and AGP 2.0 compliant
  • 3 x PCI slots support 33MHz and PCI 2.2 compliant
  • 1 x CNR slot

  • 2 x UDMA ATA 66/100 bus master IDE ports on board
  • 1 x FDD, 1 x COM, 1 x LPT, PS/2 K/B, PS/2 Mouse and 1 x VGA out on rear side
  • 1 x joystick, 1 x line-in, 1 x line-out and 1 x MIC on board
  • 2 x USB ports on board, 2 x USB ports by optional cable
  • 1 x IrDA connector and COM2 on board
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN port

  • ATX 20-pin power connector and ATX 4-pin 12V connector
  • Power-on by LAN, RTC, Modem and Switch
  • Power-off by Windows® 95/98/Me/XP/2000/CE shut down and Switch

    Form Factor
  • Micro ATX form factor, 4 layers PCB (24.4 x 22.8 cm)

    H/W Monitoring
  • System health status detect and report by BIOS
  • H/W detect and report Power-in voltage, CPU voltage and CMOS battery status

  • 2M bit flash ROM, enhanced ACPI feature for PC98/Win98/Win2000/CE/NT/XP compliance, Green, PnP, DMI, INT13 (>8.4GB) and Anti-Virus functions
  • IDE#1~#4, SCSI, LS120, ZIP and CD-ROM bootable
  • AC recovery ON/OFF control
  • Auto-detect and report system health status

    Other Features
  • Suspend-To-RAM (STR)
  • Supports USB KB/MS Wake up from S3
  • Poly fuse for keyboard over-current protection
  • Supports EasyTune III™, @BIOS™ and Q-Flash™ utility

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