GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review :: Quad Royal Bundle

02-27-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Package Contents

  • Manual
  • Back Plate I/O
  • Bluetooth USB Dongle
  • SLI card
  • Power2Go
  • PowerProducer
  • 2 2-port USB brackets
  • Floppy Drive cable
  • IDE cable
  • 4 SATA cables
  • 1 SATA Power Cable
  • Hardware Installation Guidebook
  • Processor installation Guide

GIGABYTE really went all out on their bundle for the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI board as you would expect from their premium motherboards. The normal hardware driver CD is included, but GIGABYTE decided to also include a Bonus CD with additional software. Power2Go burns Data and Music to CDs. PowerProducer allows you to produce and author DVDs. Norton's Internet Security consists of Norton's AntiVirus and Norton's Personal Firewall.


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GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review

The hardware included in the bundle goes way above and beyond what you would normally expect in a box. A Bluetooth USB Dongle allows you to use Wireless Internet without an adapter and is a great addition to the bundle. The SLI card is used for when you want to enable SLI. There's a second card that allows the usage of GIGABYTE's 3D1 cards. Four SATA cables and the SATA power cable are necessary to run SATA drives.


GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review SATA cables

SATA cables

GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review SATA Power cables

SATA Power cables

GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review Brackets

Brackets

GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review Bluetooth USB

Bluetooth USB

GIGABYTE GA-8N Quad Royal SLI Motherboard Review Manual and Driver CD

Manual and Driver CD


GIGABYTE decided to put three 2-port USB 2.0 brackets with the bundle. This brings the total on the bundle to 10 ports, the maximum the chipset supports. One thing GIGABYTE did which was a bit disappointing was include only one IDE and one Floppy cable. With two ports on the motherboard, it would have been advantageous to have two IDE cables, as it is you may end up needing an additional cable depending on your