Gigabyte Releases X79 Motherboard Series

Gigabyte Releases X79 Motherboard Series

You understand the drill by now: Intel releases a new CPU, tons of PC makers unveil new machines with the new chip in it, and tons of motherboard makers offer up new boards to handle the new chip. One thing is very clear; there's a lot of "new" going on this week. Gigabyte is now on the bandwagon with their new X79 series of mainboards, featuring the company's new 3-way digital engine, 3D power and 3D BIOS. As you'd guess, this board supports the latest 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 processor family (Sandy Bridge-E).

The new boards take advantage of the new and exclusive GIGABYTE 3D Power, based on a 3-way Digital Power Engine for both the PWM and memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery control. Utilizing a brand new Digital PWM controller, GIGABYTE’s 3D Power features three digital memory controllers for not only the memory, but VTT and VSA, for real-time adjustment and control. The GIGABYTE 3D Power™ application provides a range of controls via a graphical user interface, allowing adjustment of load line calibration, over voltage protection control and real-time adjustment of CPU, VTT, IMC and four-channel memory frequencies.


With an unprecedented 40 PCI Express lanes, enthusiast gamers can also enjoy the absolute maximum GPU performance in Multi-GPU SLI and CrossFireX configurations. The series includes the G1.Assassin 2, X79-UD7, X79-UD5 and X79-UD3, all of which should be filtering out soon.
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One thing that is really consistent is that the more featured priced X79's are going to be at least near or below $350...But I will say that the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 is a steal at $267.30 @ExcaliberPC I mean known Gigabyte quality; known overclocking potential, 40 PCI-E lanes, multiple GPU's, Gigabyte's 3D BIOS? Who wouldn't want all that? Especially after the somewhat awkward pricing the ASUS X79's have.

No price for the UD7 or the always cool G1.Assassin 2 (if it has the Creative sound chip and the Killer NIC chip then I will be lusting over this if the time comes to build a new system) yet but I'm sure that'll be available so quickly that there will be a post blow describing how much it costs.

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I can finally upgrade from my P55a-ud4p and my 860 to this and feel like i will get my monies worth, there is one prob though there is no word on the x79 boards supporting Pcie 3.0 gpus which is another reason why i'm waiting to upgrade.

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