Gigabyte introduced their Ultra Durable 3 technology, the company's desktop motherboard design to feature 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers.
Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are the first consumer desktop motherboards to feature double the amount of copper for the Power and Ground layers of the PCB. Most traditional motherboard designs utilize a single ounce of copper for each layer.
Doubling the amount of copper provides a more effective thermal cooling solution by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. Gigabyte claims that the Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are able to deliver up to 50 degrees C cooler working temperatures than traditional motherboards.
In addition, doubling the amount of copper lowers the PCB impedance by 2X. Impedance is a measure of how much the circuit impedes the flow of current. The less the flow of current is impeded, the less amount of energy is wasted. For GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards, this means total PCB electrical waste is reduced by 2X, which also means less heat is generated. 2 ounces of copper also provides improved signal quality, providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.
The Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by Japanese manufacturers, and feature a an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, according to the company.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Motherboards
GA-EP45-UD3P GA-EP43-UD3 GA-EP43C-UD3
GA-EP45-UD3R GA-EP43-UD3R GA-EP45T-UD3P
GA-EP45-UD3 GA-EP45C-UD3R GA-EP45T-UD3R
GA-EP43-UD3P GA-EP45C-UD3 GA-EP45T-UD3LR
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