Introduction and Specificaions
Gigabyte was the first to our door with a retail board sporting the Intel 955X chipset for dual core setups. Does this board have what it takes to be in your next build?
Along with the new Intel Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors there came a requirement for a new chipset to go along with them. From Intel, this came in the form of the 955X core logic. We have initially previewed the 955X chipset and compared it to other Intel and AMD-based chipsets in terms of performance and features.
The 955X chipset doesn’t have much more to offer from a technical point of view over the features of the 925X or 925XE chipsets previous to it. The 955X simply brings support for dual core processors to the Intel chipset line up and was obviously a requirement from Intel if they were to start selling Pentium D CPUs.
In this review we are going to compare the performance features of the reference board from Intel to this first retail sample we received from Gigabyte based on the same chipset.
Specifications (from Gigabyte website)