GA-M59SLI-S5 SocketAM2 FSB2000 ATX RoHs nForce 590 PCI-Express 2
GIGABYTE Technology latest S-series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with five innovative features- Safe, Smart, Speed, SLI, and Silent-Pipe Technologies. The new S-series motherboards GA-M59SLI-S5; 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. In addition, the leading Silent-Pipe Technology provides an ultimate cooling yet silent solution for motherboard and the outstanding graphics performance through NVidia SLI™ dual PCI Express x16 architecture provide the S-series motherboards excellent scalability for extreme gaming and 3D graphics. GIGABYTE S-series motherboards, the champion’s choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!
The revolutionary GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe Technology compliant S-series motherboards featuring 0dB soundless heat-pipe thermal cooling solution, convergence with GIGABYTE Crazy Cool Technology, enhances heat dissipation efficiency from the critical Chipsets and CPU power components!
The SLI compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series support NVidia SLI™ multi-GPU function, not only to provide extreme graphics performance, but also provide efficient expandability and multi-display function. A must-have feature for enthusiasts in gaming platform!
The Speed compliant motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide intelligent over-clocking and over-voltage software settings through the well known EasyTune™ 5, R.G.B. and & M.I.T. utilities!
The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S-series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!
Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S-series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!
Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE new S series socket AM2 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.
NVIDIA nForce® motherboards and GeForce® GPUs, world renowned for innovation, stability, and award-winning performance, are the choice of reviewers and consumers worldwide. Together, they are essential ingredients for the best Windows Vista experience.
AMD Live Ready
AMD Live Ready Requirement
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX/ 64 X2 / 64 /Sempron™ Processor
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD Athlon™64 socket AM2 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. The latest Athlon™64 socket AM2 processor brings the power and multitasking performance on the desktop platform and ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI™ media and communications processors (MCPs) deliver the tools and performance PC enthusiasts demand. When combined with select NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and other system components, you get automatic access to faster bus speeds. Ready for system overclocking and greater data throughput.
NVIDIA LinkBoost™ Technology
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP automatically increases bandwidth when "Optimized for NVIDIA nForce" NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards are detected.
NVIDIA® SLI™ X16
NVIDIA® SLI™ X16 supports two full-bandwidth 16-lane PCI Express links which offers twice the PCI Express bandwidth of X8 SLI solutions, and ensures the maximum graphics and gaming performance for next generation GPUs and games. NVIDIA® SLI™ X16 provides the ultimate gaming experience in future-proofing.
Superior Dual channel DDR2 800 Architecture
AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDR2 800 memory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
SATA 3Gb/s & RAID
This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5,JBOD based on users' priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
This motherboard with IEEE1394 FireWire interface from Texas Instruments (TI). With the transfer speed up to 400Mb/s, the new generation IEEE1394 interface further enhances PC connectivity with consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances, and storage peripherals.
High Definition Audio
Experience home theater-quality sound with your PC using High Definition Audio for enhanced multi-channel audio, improved voice and communication
Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity
Dual Gigabit LAN connectivity Dual Gigabit LAN provides simultaneous WAN and LAN connection at a blazing fast network connection speed of up to 1,000 Mbps for both network types.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Teaming
Teaming allows the two connections to work together to provide up to twice the Ethernetbandwidth for transferring large amounts of data from home file servers to other PCs. It also provides network redundancy through fail-over capability.
Delivers the highest system performance by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks in hardware, providing users with a PC networking environment that is faster.
Home theater Audio with Dolby and DTS support
Dolby and DTS support delivers heart pounding 8 channel surround effects and delivers the most natural and engrossing multimedia entertainment experience possible for games, DVD movies, music, and TV.
Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5. Maximum internal memory: 16 GB. Processor family: AMD, Processor socket: Socket AM2. Networking features: Gigabit Ethernet, LAN controller: Marvell 88E1116. Motherboard form factor: ATX, Audio system: Realtek ALC888DD Audio Codec. Width: 305 mm, Depth: 244 mm