COMPUTEX 2011 – Gigabyte Launches Entire AMD 900 Series, Led by the UD7 James White June 1, 2011 Gigabyte has always been among the best motherboard brands, but lately has been “the” brand to buy. Every brand is showing off their upcoming lineup at Computex including Gigabyte. The Gigabyte AMD 900 series lineup is very solid, so let’s focus on the flagship of the fleet. This is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 with almost every feature possible and next to nothing to complain about. There are simply too many great features to just list, so lets hit some of the highlights: 4-way SLI and 4-way Crossfire support for the first time, On/Off charge provides powered USB ports even if the computer is off, support for dual-channeled 2000 Mhz+ RAM (AM3+ FX CPU needed for 1866 Mhz and up), Cloud OC for remote overclocking, easy to use RAID built into the AMD southbridge, and Auto-Green to save power when you and your cell phone are out of range. Richard Chen, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at GIGABYTE states, “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. 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.” I am still hoping for a G1 series of motherboards for AMD 900 series, because it is the only way something will out class the GA-990FXA-UD7. I will be spending a lot of time over the next few days saying, “but the 990FX UD7 *insert description* is much better”. Our friends at Futurelooks shot a video at the Gigabyte suite at Computex. Check it out, as well as the full press release under that. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] – GIGABYTE Launches New AMD 900 Series Motherboards – — Delivers 4-way SLI™ and CrossFireX™ Support for the First Time on the AMD Platform– City of Industry, California, May 31st 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY 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 CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® SLI™ 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 VISION™. 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 Durable™ 3 GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 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 Durable™ 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 DualBIOS™ Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ 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. 108dB 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. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!