GIGABYTE M57SLI-S4 Motherboard Review :: Introduction

06-13-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

AMD recently launched their AM2 platform and along with that new CPUs and motherboard chipsets to support those CPUs. The AM2 platform is based upon the Socket 940 interface, with support for DDR2 memory making the platform the choice for the hard core enthusiast at the moment. Differing chipset manufacturers have announced chipsets to support the new standard and in a few months there should be many chipsets supporting AM2.

NVIDIA is the number one supplier of motherboard chipsets for the AMD platform with over 40% of the market share in their corner. They first entered the motherboard chipset market in 2001 with the release of the nForce line. Subsequent chipsets have included the nForce2, the nForce 3, the nForce4 etc. Last week they announced three new chips, the nForce 590 SLI, the nForce 570 SLI, the nForce 570 Ultra and the nForce 550. GIGABYTE manufactures motherboards based virtually on every chipset announced from practically every company making motherboard chipsets in the world. GIGABYTE is considered a Tier-1 motherboard manufacturer around the world. Today I'm reviewing the M57SLI-S4 motherboard featuring the nForce 570 chipset.