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GIGABYTE Launches Intel 8 Series Motherboards

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 efficient operation.

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 system.

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 data packets.

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.

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