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Gigabyte GA M56S-S3 AM2 Motherboard

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NF560, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 28840  
Stock code: MBD-GIG-M56SS3
Manuf. code: GA-M56S-S3
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GIGABYTE Technology latest S series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with three innovative features- Safe, Smart, and Speed Technologies. The new S series motherboards GA-M56S-S3; supporting AMD new generation AM2 processor with dual channel DDR2 800MHz high frequency memories, providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. GIGABYTE S series motherboards, the champion’s choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer gigabyte
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website
Manufacturer Phone 01908 362700
Warranty Period (yrs)3
Aria Warranty Only? Yes

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 So easy.... by Len

I have both an MSI K9N nvidia 560 based MoBo (with an AMD 5200 Windsor) and this (with an AMD 5600). Although the Gigabyte is dearer, I think the extra few pounds are worth it since the Gigabyte board has a far more intuitive Award BIOS rather than the MSI AMI BIOS, and built in Firewire. The MSI board has a couple of advantages, other than price, over the Gigabyte board - firstly it is far smaller (depth) and secondly it has mostly solid electrolytic capacitors, which should mean long term stability. Other than that, both boards perform the same, with fantastic memory bandwidth thanks to the AMD CPU embedded controller. I would wholly recommend either board.

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 Brilliant! by Bigun

Had an MSI version (K9N Neo V3) - for a day! What a lump. This, like all the Gigabyte boards I have, just works. Very fast and with an intuitive Award BIOS rather than the gash AMI BIOS on the MSI board.

Highly recommended.

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