GIGABYTE today launched its latest 8 series range of motherboards
supporting Intel 4th generation Core processors.
The new motherboards are equipped with a
range of new features including digital power delivery,
network and device charging, gold plated hardware, new
designed UEFI DualBIOS and GIGABYTE App Center.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8
series motherboards, with a range of features and
component choices that provide efficient operation and
extended motherboard lifespan.
The new motherboards feature new heatsink designs that
offer efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard
including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). The available
range of heatsink designs include both passive, active
and water cooling support of the crucial PWM area.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 Plus motherboards also use PWM
controllers and PowIRstage ICs from International
Recifier. These components are 100% digital, offering
precision in delivering power to your 4th Generation
Intel processor. Designed from the ground up to
complement each other, these PWM controllers and
PowIRstage ICs from IR are optimized for cool and
GIGABYTE DualBIOS protects the BIOS. It means that your
motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS',
protecting users from BIOS failure due to virus attack,
hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power
failure during the update process.
The motherboards also pack 10 USB 3.0 ports per board.
Each of these USB 3.0 ports are also provided with a
dedicated fuse, ensuring that an unexpected malfunction
on one port, will affect only that port.
The GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS is a fully customizable user
interface that allows you to adjust overclocking and
performance settings in real-time. With mouse control
and shortcuts for fast navigation, the new Dashboard
Mode gives users complete access to all data related to
your motherboard, including CPU, graphics and memory
clocks, temperatures and voltages.
Using a unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center
allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your
A revised and updated GIGABYTE EasyTune offers a simple
interface that allows users to fine-tune their system
settings, adjust system and memory clocks and voltages
in a Windows environment with comprehensive
system-related information displayed without the need to
install additional software.
The motherboards provide up to 9 onboard system fan
connectors, including a CPU OPT fan that can be
connected to a water pump and configured for continuous
full speed operation. The EasyTune app also offers
system fan controls with individual airflow settings
provided by a dedicated digital controller.
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology is revised and
upgraded on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards, with
enhanced charging support for a broad range of devices
that include those that run both iOS and Android. Users
can enjoy fast AC charging over USB on mobile devices,
even when the PC is turned off.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is available
for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common
sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port
is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can
withstand high electrostatic discharges.
The latest GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards come equipped
with Intel Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with
gamers that features several performance-enhancing
features such advanced interrupt handling to help reduce
CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large
A high capacity headphone amplifier is able to drive
600Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of
dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion
when using high quality professional headphones.
A 15µ gold plated CPU socket means that
enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity
for the CPU socket overtime.
Finally the GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards feature dual
Thunderbolt connectivity, with dual Thunderbolt ports
directly on the motherboard back panel I/O. Each
Thunderbolt port supports maximum data transfer speeds
with simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds
of up to 10Gbps.