GIGABYTE is putting several new motherboards on display at Computex and there's something from both Intel and AMD fans. Along with the new boards are some new hardware and software features. Let's talk about the hardware side first. GIGABYTE is introducing a 24-phase power VRM design it says offers greater efficiency in delivering power to the processor by spreading the workload across the 24 phases. That means less heat being generated which leads to greater stability and higher overclocking potential. On the software side there's GIGABYTE's Smart 6 technologies which encompasses SMART QuickBoot, SMART Recorder, SMART TimeLock, SMART Recovery, SMART QuickBoost and SMART DualBIOS for more user-friendly and easier PC system management.
The motherboard lineup includes two Intel boards the company will be demoing live this week. These include the X58 chipset-based GA-EX58A-EXTREME and the GA-EP55-UD5 based on Intel's forthcoming P55 chipset. Both products will feature the 24-phase power VRM and SATA 6Gbps connections. For AMD lovers, GIGABYTE is offering the the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P based on the Dragon platform for 45nm AMD Phenom II processors and the GA-MA785G-UD3H using the latest AMD 785G chipset with ATI RADEON HD 4200 on-board graphics.
The boards are being released over the next several months with the GA-EX58A-EXTREME scheduled to launch in July, followed by the GA-EP55-UD in September with the AMD GA-MA785G-UD3H slated for the third quarter.