GA-M56S-S3 (rev. 1.x)

NVIDIA nForce 560 Chipset
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!
  • Supports AMD Phenom X3/ Athlon X2
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 memory
  • Features NVIDIA® SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function
  • Optimized Gigabit LAN connection
  • Features 8-channel High-Definition Audio
  • Supports Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Premium
  • RoHS compliant motherboard for green computing
CPU
  1. Support for Socket AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™FX/ AMD Phenom™/ AMD Athlon™ 64 FX/AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core/AMD Athlon™ 64/AMD Sempron™
Chipset North Bridge:
  1. NVIDIA® nForce 560
  2. Super I/O: ITE IT8716
  3. Realtek 8211BL Gigabit Ethernet
  4. TI IEEE 1394
  5. Realtek ALC888 8-channel audio codec
Memory
  1. 4 x DDRII DIMM slots up to 16GB
  2. Supports dual channel DDRII 800 / 667 / 533 / 400 DIMM
  3. Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMM
Expansion Slots
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16
  2. 2 x PCI Express x1
  3. 4 x PCI
Internal I/O Connectors
  1. 1 x FDD
  2. 1 x CD in
  3. 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
  4. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  5. 1 x CPU fan connector
  6. 1 x system fan connector
  7. 1 x front panel connector
  8. 1 x front audio connector
  9. 1 x power LED connector
  10. 1 x SPDIF in/out
  11. 2 x IEEE 1394a (supports 2 ports)
  12. 4 x SATA II 3Gb/s
  13. 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 (support 6 ports)
  14. 1 x IDE
  15. 1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
Back Panel Connectors
  1. 1 x RJ45 LAN
  2. 1 x LPT
  3. PS/2 (Keyboard/Mouse)
  4. 1 x serial port (COM A)
  5. 4 x USB 2.0/1.1
  6. 6 x audio ports (Line In / Line Out / MIC In / Surround Speaker Out(Rear Speaker Out) / Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out / Side Speaker Out)
  7. 1 x IEEE 1394
  8. 1 x SPDIF out (coaxial)
  9. 1 x SPDIF out (optical)
H/W Monitoring
  1. CPU/System fan speed detect
  2. CPU temperature detection
  3. CPU Smart Fan control
  4. System voltage detection
  5. CPU/System warning temperature
  6. CPU fan failure warning
BIOS
  1. Licensed AWARD™ BIOS
  2. 4 Mbit flash ROM
Unique Features
  1. Q-Flash™
  2. Download Center
  3. Xpress™ Install
  4. Virtual Dual BIOS (Xpress BIOS Rescue)
  5. Xpress™ Recovery 2
  6. Supports EasyTune
  7. @BIOS™
Power
  1. ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector
Form Factor
  1. ATX, 305mm x 214mm
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* Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
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* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.