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GIGABYTE Launches New AMD 900 Series Motherboards

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PRESS RELEASE

-- Delivers 4-way SLITM and CrossFireXTM Support for the First Time on the AMD Platform --

Taipei, Taiwan, May 31st 2011 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest series of AMD motherboards supporting the latest AMD 900 Series chipsets in preparation for the forthcoming AMD FX series processors. GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards are aimed at enthusiast gamers and high performance PC builders looking to harness the power of AMD's new desktop platform; including the forthcoming 8-core AMD FX processors and multi-GPU configurations that include both 4-way AMD CrossFireXTM and NVIDIA® SLITM for the very first time.

"GIGABYTE is thrilled at the opportunity to bring to market an entirely new series of high-performance AMD motherboards that will excite enthusiast PC gamers everywhere," commented Richard Chen, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at GIGABYTE. "We've pulled out all the stops to make these boards the ultimate PC gaming platform with the inclusion of 4-way SLI and CrossFireX graphics technologies for the very first time on an ATX form factor AMD motherboard."

GIGABYTE 900 Series Feature Highlights*

AMD FX Processor Support

GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards feature the new AM3+ socket supporting the forthcoming high performance AMD FX series processors, the first ever consumer oriented processors to feature up to 8 native processing cores, enabling incredible performance in processor-intensive applications like video editing and 3D model rendering with unrivalled application multitasking.

Cutting Edge Multi-GPU Support

Packing up to 42 PCI Express gen 2.0 lanes, AMD 900 series chipsets are also the first to support both 4-way AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI modes, pushing the boundaries of 3D gaming performance. This means that GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards deliver the latest gaming titles at the highest possible frame rates and screen resolutions with support for the latest multi-display configurations including AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA 3D VISIONTM.    

AM3+ Black Socket

All GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards incorporate the new AM3+ ‘Black Socket' which means that all GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards are also backwards compatible with AMD AM3 based Phenom II and Athlon II processors. The AM3+ ‘Black Socket' also features more efficient power loading and improved heatsink mounting.    

GIGABYTE Ultra DurableTM 3

GIGABYTE Ultra DurableTM 3 design features 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers which dramatically lowers system temperature by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. GIGABYTE's Ultra DurableTM 3 also lowers the PCB impedance by 50%, which helps to reduce electrical waste and further lowers component temperatures. A 2oz Copper layer design also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

Driver MOSFETs

Driver MOSFETs allow higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the power requirements of modern processors. Driver MOSFETs also help to reduce VRM real estate requirements for a cleaner, less cluttered CPU zone.

GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration

GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration delivers unparalleled performance with onboard integration of the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technologies and SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technologies. Using an additional Marvell SATA 3.0 controller, GIGABYTE UD7 and UD5 motherboards offer an unprecedented 10x SATA 3.0 ports. All GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards offer 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for faster charging on even the most power hungry USB devices.

GIGABYTE DualBIOSTM

Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOSTM allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOSTM now supports booting from hard drives that are 3TB (terabytes) or more without the need for partitioning, and effectively provides future-proofing for higher volume single drive data storage.

Signal to Noise Ratio Playback

All of GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards feature the Realtek ALC889 audio codec, a superior audio solution for high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. The ALC889 incorporates Realtek's proprietary converter technology which is able to achieve 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR), delivering higher a better HD audio experience.

GIGABYTE 900 Models:                                      

AMD 990FX Chipset

990FXA-UD7

990FXA-UD5

990FXA-UD3

990FXA-D3

AMD 990X Chipset

AMD 970 Chipset

990XA-UD3

990XA-D3

970A-UD3

970A-D3

For more information about GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards, please visit:

http://uk.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/281/900-series.html

*Features may vary by model. Please refer to GIGABYTE website for details.

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to "Upgrade Your Life" with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit http://uk.gigabyte.com for more information.