GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 Motherboard No.1 for Top 10 Benchmarks Stephen Fung June 15, 2010 Press Release Taipei, Taiwan, June 15, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today proudly announced that the GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard has again achieved the No. 1 position in what are arguably the top ten 2D and 3D benchmarks in the world. They include: No. Benchmark Score 1 3DMark Vantage – Performance (4-way SLI) 65,905 2 3DMark Vantage – Performance (3-way SLI) 62,248 3 3DMark Vantage – Performance (SLI) 54,432 4 3DMark Vantage – Performance 37,246 5 3DMark 06 42,921 6 3DMark 05 56,328 7 3DMark 03 (2 cores) 210,286 8 Aquamark (3 cores) 476,177 9 SuperPi (6 cores) 5sec 921ms 10 SuperPi 32m (6 cores) 5min 25sec 734ms “The X58A-UD9 is an iconic motherboard in that it has been designed from its inception to exceed expectations. As such, when we first took it for a spin more than a month before its launch, it shook the industry by smashing numerous overclocking world records,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “Now, more than a month after the launch, our customers and in house staff are still reaching new levels of performance that constantly raise the bar for the rest of the industry.” A video demonstrating how GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology can provide up to 1500W of power to the CPU is available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MoboTV2010#p/a/u/0/YsFG0Pv-7bM. GIGABYTE Unlocked Power Power is the key to unlocking “True” performance, and nowhere is this more evident than with the unique power delivery system specially designed and engineered for the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9. Proprietary GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology incorporates an all new 24 phase design with industry leading Intel spec. driver MOSFETs that allow the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 to provide maximum power delivery for Intel LGA 1366 CPUs such as the Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core). GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology ensures utmost system stability and overclockability by providing clean, reliable power to the CPU. Innovative Dual Power Switching Design GIGABYTE Unlocked Power also delivers better durability and longer component lifespan due to the industry’s first Dual Power Switching design. When Dual Power Switching is activated, 2 sets of 12 power phases operate in tandem, automatically turning on one set of 12 phases and powering down the other 12, allowing the non active set to rest. By sharing the power workload between 2 sets of power phases, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching effectively doubles the lifespan of the power phases. Additionally, GIGABYTE Unlocked Power features built-in Auto Failure Protection, so if one power phase is damaged or fails, the motherboard will automatically disable its group of 12 phases, allowing it to still operate using the other set of twelve, unlike a traditional motherboard which would be unable to boot. Maximum CPU Power Delivery When CPU loading on the X58A-UD9 motherboard requires more than 12 phases to be active, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching temporarily suspends, and the full 24 power phases are automatically unlocked, allowing for maximum power delivery. For overclockers and power users, this means the full 24 power phases can be activated to deliver the highest amount of CPU power currently available on any desktop motherboard. 4-Way Graphics Support and GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration Based on Intel’s highest end X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 offers a wide range of premium features tailor-made for PC enthusiasts who believe more is never enough. For those wanting to build the ultimate graphics monster machine, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 delivers with support for 4-way PCI Express 2.0 graphics (x16) for both ATI CrossFireX™ and Nvidia SLI™ technologies. The GA-X58A-UD9 also provides the latest in data transfer and storage capabilities with support for GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 6Gbps SATA support, including RAID 0 support for up to 4 times faster data transfer than the previous generation SATA II and GIGABYTE 3X USB power. Unique GIGABYTE Technologies GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboards also leverage the success of GIGABYTE’s uniquely developed technologies including the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design, which features 2x the amount of copper of a traditional PCB design, as well as the innovative Smart 6™ PC management tools, ON/OFF Charge for quick anytime iphone and iPad charging, Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 power saving utilities, and DualBIOS™ technologies. Of course overclocking is where the GA-X58A-UD9 truly shines, with features designed for and by world-class overclockers including overvoltage controller ICs, real-time onboard Debug and System Alert LEDs and enough overclocking BIOS settings to push your hardware to its limits. To learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: http://ud9.gigabyte.com.tw/us and http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3451&ver= Screenshots of the Futuremark and hwbot.org results can be found on the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GIGABYTEmotherboards?v=photos&ref=ts#!/album.php?aid=186909&id=209090107119&ref=pb. 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!