Andy van BXBoards is terug met een review van de Gigabyte GA6BXE. Een leuke plank aldus Andy, zelfs voor overklokken. Helaas geen softmenu (Abit heerst):
Unlike many modern motherboards CPU setup is handled by an array of DIP swithes. Multipliers from 2 to 5.5 are provided, allowing the still unreleased Pentium 2 550 to be supported. All current bus speeds are supported from 66 right up to 133Mhz. Perhaps the most impressive feature is that a DIP switch allows the selection of either a PCI divider of either 2 or 3 at 133Mhz. This is an excellent feature and deserves more explanation. On most motherboards, at 133Mhz the PCI speed is derived using a divider of /3, thus yielding a PCI speed of 44Mhz (133/3). Unfortunately many PCI peripherals will not work at that speed, especially many SCSI and NIC's, and many hard disks will also fail to function unless DMA is disabled, or the PIO mode reduced to 4 or lower. The DIP switch on this board allows the selection of a /4 divider, which yields a more peripheral friendly 33Mhz - exactly as PCI 2.1 specifications dictate! This allows a degree of future proofing - although the 133Mhz speed does not get any use on multiplier-locked CPU's, this feature will undoubtably come into its own as later iterations of the Katmai officially support 133Mhz FSB.