GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review :: The G1-Turbo Layout

04-09-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

The layout of the board is dominated by the four fan TurboJet system. The system works by having two fans on the on the rear of the board and two fans next to the memory. There are two blue plastic funnels connecting the fans. This system effectively cools the CPU, the North Bridge and the memory area.


GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review TurboJet

TurboJet

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review CPU Socket area

CPU Socket area


The CPU area is relatively clear of obstructions besides the TurboJet cooling system. The MOSFETs surround the CPU Socket with the heat sinks under the TurboJet plastic shroud. During operation there are four blue LED lights that light up making a cool blue effect in the dark and a windowed case.


GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Power connector

Power connector


The 24-pin ATX power connector is on the bottom right hand part of the board. This is a good location, making for easy routing of the 24-pin cable from the PSU. The 8-pin power connector is located below the right bottom fan. This location is excellent, as the power cable can be routed directly from the PSU.


GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Lan PHY

Lan PHY

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review USB connectors

USB connectors


Onboard LAN is provided by a Broadcom Netlink PCI Express X1 Gigabit LAN controller. There is a Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 PCI Firewire-400 controller to provide support for up to 3 IEEE-1394 devices. GIGABYTE includes 3 headers for USB 2.0 brackets, bringing the total supported by the board to 8.