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GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

  • NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
  • DDR2 800
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A full featured motherboard with plenty of power, the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 is great motherboard for anyone needing to replace or upgrade their system. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2, suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, the GA-M57SLI-S4 is more than capable of handling anything you may want to run. Using the Nvidia nForce 570 SLI chipset, it supports SLI, letting you use 2 graphics cards together for even more processing power.

It also includes a gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1 channel onboard sound, and 6 SATA ports. Add multiple hard drives to the system through those two ports. The GA-M57SLI-S4 supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5. It also has multiple expansion slots to use, including two x16, and three x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional two PCI slots. For anyone building a strong, stable system, the Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 is a great foundation.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD’s Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 series. With a 2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology and support for dual-channel DDR2 RAM, AM2 motherboards form the basis for phenomenal system performance.
  • newegg NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Chipset for High Performance Gamers NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCPs deliver outstanding gaming experiences. Enjoy scalable graphics performance with NVIDIA SLI technology and take advantage of NVIDIA FirstPacket technology to prioritize gaming traffic for reduced ping times. Other advanced features include SATA 3Gb/s RAID, dual Gigabit LAN and High Definition Audio.
  • newegg Dual PCI Express x16 Slots With dual PCI Express x16 slots (SLI at both 8X), blaze graphic performance with NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU function or extend your desktop with dual video out solutions on a single motherboard!
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. Six 3Gb/s SATA II ports support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 0+1 for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet The industry’s fastest Gigabit Ethernet performance eliminates network bottlenecks and improves overall system efficiency with FirstPacket technology for lower latency and TCP/IP acceleration for system performance optimization by offloading CPU-intensive packet filtering tasks to hardware.
  • newegg S/PDIF In/Out Interface S/PDIF allows connections to today's hottest digital audio devices without signal loss. Connect S/PDIF out to an AC-3 decoder for full-on theater quality digital sound.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James A.
  • 4/12/2013 8:01:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 years now

Pros: The board has worked well for over 5 years now with no housekeeping. I have used everything from an 8600 video card to 8800gtxxx to 5770 ati and it doesn't care, I am on my third power supply, the voltage out in the country is pretty spikey even though I do use a couple of surge limiters ahead of it.

Cons: none that come to mind.

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  • Farhad S.
  • 8/9/2012 6:14:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Works

Pros: Bought this on 12/3/2007, and the computer pretty much stays on 24/7, and gets used avg of 40hrs/week. Still working.

Cons: None

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  • Jennifer M.
  • 12/26/2008 8:01:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board, great value

Pros: Great board, no problems installing, I had no problem lining up with holes and have been running it for nearly a year with not one glitch.

Cons: Someone else mentioned their graphics card sits close to the chipset heatsink - I agree, but it really hasn't caused a problem for me.

Other Thoughts: I would buy it again.

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  • Gary J.
  • 12/23/2008 10:44:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Great Mobo that has plenty of expansion slots for the price. Looks good and functions perfectly. Cheap for what it's got.

Cons: The mobo holes didn't match up perfectly with my case so I dunno whether to blame the mobo or my apevia case. I have about 5 screws out of the 8 recommended or whatnot. Works fine but would make me happier if it just worked?

Also....sometimes when i touch something the wrong way the computer shuts off due to bad connection somewhere. Also not sure what to blame but im assuming its a bad connection with my video card or sound card shutting down windows to prevent damage.

Other Thoughts: Does the trick. Maybe spend a little more to avoid little annoyances like I have? If you're tight on money like I was this is a really good motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2008 2:12:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood BUT!

Pros: Really Good MOBO!!! I really like the layout. You do need to watch placement so that you dont cover up the heat sinks. Note this MOBO thay do get really HOT! I added an extra fan at the bottom of my tower to help with heat.. Other wise the set up and drivers and such when like clock work. As stated by others make sure you have a power supply with SATA conectors. The over clocking for this MOBO is awsom with the AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ 2.6 gig Black Edition. With help from the overclocking programs given with the MOBO I was able to pull 3.5gig out of mine... Would recomend this MOBO for sure....

Cons: Now there is a program that comes with this MOBO that is a BIOS killer. I am not joking about this at all, The program is said to allow you to place a LOGO in the BIOS for start up. There is no info or instrustion with it and it you use it you are asking for it.. It will erase your Bios and write garbage in its place makeing sure when you reboot you have a wonderful Paper Weight!!!!! At you expence This is only a warning for those like me that like to play with the programs that a re given with the MOBO's.
Heat issue with Bridge.....

Other Thoughts: Other wise the only other grip I have is the heat that comes from the Bridge thay really need a better way to handle this but I added a fan that works really well for this.
If you like to play DO NOT MESS WITH THE LOGO program uninstall it and leave it alone or dont let it install withthe drives and such... The over clocking program is great and as long as you take small steps with uping the speed it really dose well.

My sys build m57sli-s4, Athlon 64x2 2.6gig black edition, 500 gig SATA HDD, Nvidia GeForce 7600GT Times 2 for SLI, 4 GIG 800Mhz FSB DDR, Gigabyte G-Power Lite CPU Fan... Work really well!!!

Have fun with your new build SLI is the way to go for 3d model design and gameing!!

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  • Teri B.
  • 12/16/2008 12:50:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good overall board, no problems to date. I have had it for about a year now

Cons: User guide was written in some really strange Engrish, but it wasn't too hard to read

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/11/2008 2:47:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPerfection Overall

Pros: Works perfectly with a wide range of expansion slots. Two PCI Express slots (SLI) which are compatible with the newer PCI Express 2.0 video cards(They just run a little slower due to mobo restrictions of not being fast enough) Huge amount of RAM slots (16Gb) capable and you can also get faster ddr2 800 to stay with the 1066 ram speeds almost. I built my computer with it about a year ago and it works just like it should without any problems!

Cons: Doesn't serve me breakfast...

Other Thoughts: Great board even if old and Gigabyte's Bio is superb and easily understandable also completely relevant to a gamer! SLI ready(Which is what I'm doing with 9600's after having an XFX 8400gs 512mb G card in it for a year) It's just a reliable and cheap motherboard, I highly recommend!!!!!!

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  • Daniel W.
  • 12/4/2008 10:15:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems

Pros: Good, stable performance; 4 months with no issues which is a miracle for me. The board has plenty of onboard features, supports SLI, and can take newer AMD CPU's, so it's somewhat future-proofed.

Cons: Using a longer video card may get in the way of the chipset heatsink. My card (8800GT) goes right over it, but again I've had no problems myself.

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  • Adam R.
  • 12/2/2008 12:00:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for budget

Pros: -Fast
-Good features in BIOS i.e. overclocking
-OC'd 5000+ black edition to 3.2 successfully with no crashes. Forunately since it's so good, I can bring it back down to 2.8 ghz and still run smooth. (XP Pro)
-CHEAP

Cons: -Flimsy and fragile. Noobs, please be safe.
-could have more connectors for power.
-strange placement of connectors.

Other Thoughts: Been going strong for a year so far, what does that tell ya :)

Great Product MUST BUY if on budget.

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  • Jeremy D.
  • 12/1/2008 5:32:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard

Pros: No problems with it! SATA Raid is nice, comfortable overclocking options.

Cons: Perhaps not the best board for Phenom? I wouldn't know. I kind've wish I'd gotten a -D series from Gigabyte, but that's just nitpicking.

Other Thoughts: Current system: This board, Brisbane 5400+ Black Edition, EVGA 8800GS Superclocked, 2x1GB Mushkin DDR2-800 at 4-5-4-11 2T, 2x 7200.11 in RAID 1, Terratec Aureon Space 7.1, Antec Earthwatts 500W PSU in a Lian-Li PC-61USB modified with lots'o'quiet stuff.
(Replaced a Northwood 2.6 on an ASUS P4G8X-DX)

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