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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [02.13.04]
Manufactured by: Gigabyte

Est. Street Price: $180

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I think the term to best describe the K8VNXP is "COMPLETE". It has almost everything you could ask for in an every day motherboard, and more. Two lan ports, dual bios, 6 phase power supply, the list goes on. And you gotta love Gigabyte for including 3 IDE cables!

If you are looking for crazy overclocking features, you'll have to look elsewhere however. Then again, neither the K8T800 nor the nForce3 150 chipsets are of much use to overclockers. We'll have to wait for the next revision of each to see what we can REALLY do with our 3000+'s.

At $180 street, the K8VNXP is well beyond average price. Then again, I can virtually guarantee that you will not find a board with this kind of bundle for less than that.

Gigabyte does offer a board with a similar layout on a mATX form factor, with less onboard features and less boxed goodies for less than $100. If you are going for a cheap barebones motherboard, look elsewhere.

Have a look at our 'pros/cons' list below. How can we NOT give this board an award?

  • Perfect layout
  • Awesome bundle
  • 6 phase power supply
  • Not one, not two, but THREE IDE cables!
  • Groovy looks, with lighted LED fans and blue PCB
  • Stellar performance
  • Solid stability, flawless performance over weeks of hammering
  • Dual LAN
  • Dual BIOS

  • Expensive
  • A little light on the overclocking features

Final Score: 95%