Gigabyte Unveils AMD 800 Series Motherboards
Gigabyte Technology today unveiled a of motherboards based on the AMD 890FX, 880G and 870 chipsets. The new models -- GA-890FXA-UD7, GA-880GMA-UD2H and GA-870A-UD3 -- support the AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore processors, native SATA 6Gb/s (via the SB850 Chipset) and ATI CrossFireX/Hybrid CrossFireX multi-GPU technologies. The new additions also boast proprietary Gigabyte technologies such as Auto Unlock that enables hidden CPU cores, On/Off Charge for enhanced iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch charging, USB 3.0 and 3x USB power.
As the flagship model for the series, the GA-890FXA-UD7 is designed to appeal to overclockers, gamers and tech enthusiasts. It features the AMD 890FX + SB850 chipset combination with support for 4-way ATI CrossFireX on the XL-ATX form factor and the highest quality 8+2 CPU VRM power phase design that handles 140W CPU power requirements with ease. In addition, the GA-890FXA-UD7 comes with Hybrid Silent Pipe that allows for highly efficient system cooling without generating fan noise. Other noteworthy features include Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies, onboard debug LEDs, and support for DDR3-1866.
For media center enthusiasts, the Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H motherboard features ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics that offers exceptional power efficiency and versatile high-definition graphics configurations for the living room. ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1. The GA-880GMA-UD2H can also accommodate discrete VGA cards with ATI Hybrid CrossFireX for those enthusiasts who want to play demanding games on their media centers.
Gigabyte Auto Unlock technology features a Core Boost micro-processor that enables the CPU's hidden cores (when available), effectively providing a CPU upgrade while running multi-threaded applications or multi-tasking.
Gigabyte On/Off Charge allows iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to charge their devices from the USB ports of their PC regardless of whether it is on or off. This capability is enabled by the On/Off driver utility combined with a dedicated white and red On/Off Charge USB port connector that connects to two front panel USB ports for user convenience. In addition, Gigabyte 3x USB Power technology allows these users to enjoy faster device recharging by tripling the current that is available from all USB ports.
The Gigabyte AMD 800 series motherboards support USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) via an onboard NEC uPD720200 host controller. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of continued use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices. The onboard NEC SuperSpeed USB technology also provides new power management features that include increased maximum bus power and device current draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.
The Gigabyte AMD 800 series motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB bus powered devices. Gigabyte's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device operation and compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
Gigabyte AMD 800 series motherboards feature 6 ports of high-speed native SATA Revision 3.0 with 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). Moreover, they support multiple RAID configurations that include RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 that provide users with a range of choices for high performance or high reliability data storage.
Gigabyte 800 series motherboard list:
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