Computex 2012 is ready to kick off in Taipei this week and Gigabyte has released its latest Ultra Durable 5 technology in time for the opening of the show. The new technology features high-current capable components designed to deliver better quality power for improved performance and cooler operation.
Part of the Ultra Durable 5 technology consists of IR3550 PowIRstage ICs from International Rectifier, when combined with Gigabyte's double layer copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, allow the new boards to run up to 60°C cooler when compared to traditional boards.
The IR3550 PowIRstage ICs are a single chip design with peak efficiency up to 95% which translates into cooler operating characteristics. Greater efficiency also means the technology can run cooler and deliver more power - all of which translates into greater overclocking capabilities. Gigabyte will be offering the new Ultra Durable 5 technology on three Intel X79 Express chipset motherboards (models GA-X79S-UP5 WIFI, GA-X79S-UP5 and GA-X79-UP4) as well as three Intel Z77 Express chipset boards (models GA-Z77X-UP7, GA-Z77X-UP5 TH and GA-Z77X-UP4 TH). Gigabyte did not disclose pricing or availability.