GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. together with Intel announced new technologies at the GIGABYTE Computex 2010 Technology Seminar, including the latest unlocked Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K processors as well as GIGABYTE Unlocked Power, HotKey OC and Cloud OC.
"Not only have we sold more USB 3.0 enabled motherboards than any of our competitors, but we still continue our leadership in this segment by implementing USB 3.0 on a full range of our motherboards, from our flagship GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, down to the value oriented GA-EP41T-USB3," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business.
"With our new unlocked K-sku CPUs, we are showing our support for the mainstream enthusiast segment, so they too can enjoy the benefits of overclocking," commented Zane Ball, Intel General Manager of the Desktop Platforms Division.
Tim Handley, GIGABYTE Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing announced several new products, starting with a demonstration showing GIGABYTE's newest flagship motherboard the GA-X58A-UD9 delivering 1500W of power to the CPU, which is the highest amount of power delivery of any motherboard on the market. Making this possible is the GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology with an all new 24 phase design, which enables the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 to provide maximum power delivery for Intel's latest 1366 socket CPUs including the latest Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core) CPUs, ensuring greater overclockability (a processor's clock speed is tied to power).
Other features of the new motherboard include USB 3.0, seven PCI expansion slots, and four-way SLI and CrossfireX, which allows users to install up to four Nvidia or Advanced Micro Devices graphics cards on the motherboard. The motherboard will be priced at $700.
Next, GIGABYTE introduced 2 new GIGABYTE overclocking utilities, the first being HotKey OC which allows users to use their keyboard to change the BCLK, CPU multiplier and voltages on the fly, making it easier for overclockers to reach higher performance levels. Also demonstrated was GIGABYTE?s new Cloud OC utility, which is an internet-based overclocking tool, allowing users to overclock their systems from any Internet capable device.