GIGABYTE Technology latest S-series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with four innovative features- Safe, Smart, Speed, and SLI Technologies. The new S-series motherboards GA-M57SLI-S4; supporting AMD new generation AM2 processor with dual channel DDR2 800MHz high frequency memories, providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. In addition, the outstanding graphics performance through NVidia SLI multi-GPU function provides the S-series motherboards excellent scalability for extreme gaming and 3D graphics. GIGABYTE S-series motherboards, the champion's choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!
The SLI compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series support NVidia SLI multi-GPU function, not only to provide extreme graphics performance, but also provide efficient expandability and multi-display function. A must-have feature for enthusiasts in gaming platform!
NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU function for extreme graphics performance
Multiple monitors support
The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through the well known EasyTune 5, R.G.B. and & M.I.T. utilities.
Easy Tune 5 & M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker)
Wide range of frequency tuning for CPU/Memory/PCI Express speed
Flexible voltage setting for CPU/ Memory/ PCI Express/Chipset to enhance overclocking ability
R.G.B. (Robust Graphics Booster)
Enhance Graphic performance through simple BIOS setting
The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!
Smart driver selection and download from Gigabyte's website
Complete drivers installation on one simple click
BIOS built-in diagnostic program to examine LAN cable connection status
@BIOS / Q-Flash
Smart and automatic BIOS update via internet / BIOS built-in flash utility
Select boot device without entering BIOS setup
Make your system cooler and quieter
Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!
Virtual Dual BIOS
BIOS crash free protection with physical BIOS and Xpress BIOS Rescue
BIOS Settings Recovery
Recoverable Safe and frequently used CMOS settings
Hard drive "Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology" support
C.O.M. (Corporate Online Manager)
System administration utility for local area network
Xpress Recovery 2
Quick system image backup and restore
PC Health Monitor
System health monitor via BIOS and EasyTune utility
Windows Vista Ready
Windows Vista Ready Requirement: High Definition Audio and DirectX 9.0 VGA
NVIDIA nForce motherboards and GeForce GPUs, world renowned for innovation, stability, and award-winning performance, are the choice of reviewers and consumers worldwide. Together, they are essential ingredients for the best Windows Vista experience.
AMD Live Ready
AMD Live Ready Requirement
AMD AthlonTM 64 FX/ 64 X2 / 64 /Sempron Processor
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD Athlon 64 socket AM2 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. The latest Athlon64 socket AM2 processor brings the power and multitasking performance on the desktop platform and ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.
NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
The Power for High-Performance Gaming. NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI media and communications processors (MCPs) provide features designed with the gamer in mind. With NVIDIA SLI technology, you can combine two NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards for up to 2x the gaming performance.
NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU support
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI offer blistering graphics performance with the ability to bridge two NVIDIA SLI-ready PCI Express graphics cards! The SLI design takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture, features hardware and software innovations within NVIDIA GPU (graphics processing unit) and the NVIDIA nForce4 chipset. Together, the NVIDIA SLI technologies work seamlessly to allow two graphics cards to operate in parallel and share the work and deliver heart-pounding PC performance. NVIDIA SLI is the best solution for driving Multi GPU system performance to experience earth-shattering game play.
Superior Dual channel DDR2 800 Architecture
AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR2 800 memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
SATA 3Gb/s & RAID
This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s is firstly introduced in this platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5 based on users' priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
This motherboard with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
High Definition Audio
Experience home theater-quality sound with your PC using High Definition Audio for enhanced multi-channel audio, improved voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capability.
Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 FX
Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core
nVIDIA nForce4 570-SLI
Super I/O: ITE IT8716 chip
-T.I. IEEE 1394 controller
-Marvel 88E1116 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
-Realtek ALC883 Audio Codec
4 DDR2 DIMM memory slots (supports up to 16GB memory)(Note 1)
Supports dual channel DDR2 800/667/533/400 DIMMs
Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs
(Note 1) Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't have such limitation.
Internal I/O Connectors
1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 floppy connector
1 IDE connector
6 SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 CPU fan connector
1 system fan connector
1 power fan connector
1 front panel connector
1 front audio connector
1 CD In connector
1 SPDIF In/Out connector
3 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports by cables
2 IEEE1394a connectors for additional 2 port by cable
1 Power LED connector
2 PCI Express x 16 slot
3 PCI Express x 1 slot
2 PCI slots
Rear Panel I/O
1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
1 parallel port
1 SPDIF out port (coaxial)
1 SPDIF out port (optical)
1 COMA port
4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 IEEE1394 port
1 RJ-45 port
6 audio jacks (
-Surround Speaker Out
-Rear Speaker Out
-Subwoofer Speaker Out
-Side Speaker Out
ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 23.4 cm
System voltage detection
CPU temperature detection
CPU / Power / System fan speed detection
CPU warning temperature
Supports CPU Smart Fan function(Note 2)
(Note 2) Whether the CPU Smart FAN Control function is supported will depend on the CPU you install.
1 4Mbit flash ROM
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
Supports @ BIOS
Supports Download Center
Supports EasyTune (Note 3)
Supports Xpress Install
Supports Xpress Recovery2
Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue
(Note 3) EasyTune functions may vary depending on different motherboards.