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

04-09-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun
  • GIGABYTE G1975X motherboard
  • 2 2-port USB 2.0 brackets
  • 1 1-port Firewire+2 port USB 2.0 bracket
  • SLI bracket
  • Audio bracket
  • I/O shield
  • 4 SATA cables
  • 2 SATA power cables
  • Driver CD
  • DTS demo CD
  • PowerDirector
  • Power2GO
  • SB Manual
  • User's manual
  • Installation guide
  • SLI Bridge
  • External SATA 2 port bracket
  • 2 IDE cables
  • 1 Floppy cable

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Hardware bundle

Hardware bundle

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review SATA accessories

SATA accessories

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Software bundle

Software bundle

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review SLI Bridge

SLI Bridge


GIGABYTE has really gone all-out with the hardware bundle for the motherboard. There are three 2-port USB 2.0 brackets bringing the total on the board to 8. A Firewire port is also included on one of the USB 2.0 brackets. Also included is a SLI bridge. NVIDIA has not enabled SLI on non-SLI motherboards in the drivers as of yet, so this inclusion is interesting.


GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review e-SATA bracket

e-SATA bracket

GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Plastic covering

Plastic covering


SATA devices are becoming more and more important today, replacing IDE devices. GIGABYTE decided to include an e-SATA bracket, or external SATA. This bracket holds the power and four more SATA ports (two on the front of the bracket, two on the rear of the bracket) bringing the total on the board again to 8.


GIGABYTE GA-G1975X Turbo Motherboard Review Audio jack bracket

Audio jack bracket


The software bundle is very extensive. There are three CDs in the bundle, a Driver CD, a Bonus CD with Cyberlink's Power2GO and PowerProducer, as well as Internet Security 2005, and a DTS demo CD to show off the Creative SB Live onboard audio. Installing drivers is a simple matter with GIGABYTE's Xpress Install program.