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.