GIGABYTE Partners with Futuremark® to Launch GIGABYTE System Builder Stephen Fung January 13, 2010 Press Release Online Tool Gives Users Performance and Pricing Info Based on Hardware Configuration, Taking the Guesswork Out of Their Next System Build Taipei, Taiwan, January 13, 2010 – GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the GIGABYTE System Builder, based on Futuremark’s popular 3DMark® PC benchmark scoring system, has now gone live, providing users with pre-purchase 3DMark performance- based information on a wide range of GIGABYTE motherboard and VGA products, allowing users to decide ahead of time the type of PC or gaming system they would like to build. The GIGABYTE System Builder is an easy-to-use online tool which enables users to see the cost and performance of their ideal system before purchasing any hardware. Users can select from easy-to-use drop down menus for the latest core system components including CPU, motherboard, and video graphics cards, and the GIGABYTE System Builder will automatically calculate approximate total MSRP costs and 3DMark performance of their system. The GIGABYTE System Builder also provides PC gaming software playability information powered by Futuremark’s Game-o-meter technology, enabling users to see which games their proposed hardware build will play the best on. “As the market leader in motherboard and VGA design, GIGABYTE has a large range of products catering to many different types of users, from top PC gamers wanting to build the ultimate performance rig, to the general PC enthusiast wanting to get the best value for their money,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “That is why we are excited to be partnering with Futuremark on the development of the GIGABYTE System Builder utility, making it easier than ever for users to know exactly what sort of performance they can expect from their yet to be built system.” “We recognize the challenge most PC buyers have when deciding how much to spend and what type of performance they should expect. The GIGABYTE System Builder takes the guess work out of PC buying, allowing anyone at any budget to confidently make PC purchasing decisions based on the latest and most advanced hardware from Intel and GIGABYTE,” said Jukka Mäkinen VP of Futuremark. GIGABYTE System Builder: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/gigabyte Other languages, Turkish: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/?lang=tr Polish: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/?lang=pl French: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/?lang=fr German: http://service.futuremark.com/systembuilder/?lang=de Game-o-meter: http://www.yougamers.com/games/ About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people’s lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.gigabyte.com.tw for more information. Share This With The World!