Gigabyte Introduces Ultra Durable 3 Technology

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News Posted: Wed, Sep 24 2008 5:26 PM

GIGABYTE Introduces Latest Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard Technology

Copper Cooled Quality for up to 50°C Lower Working Temperature


City of Industry, CA, September 24th, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to introduce their revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 technology, the industry’s first consumer desktop motherboard design to feature 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, delivering a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking.

GIGABYTE once again leads the motherboard industry for the highest quality, most innovative motherboard design with the launch of their latest Ultra Durable 3 technology. Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are the first consumer desktop motherboards to feature double the amount of copper for the Power and Ground layers of the PCB. Most traditional motherboard designs utilize a single ounce of copper for each layer, whereas GIGABYTE’s ultra Durable 3 motherboards feature 2 ounces per layer.

Benefits of 2 oz Copper design
Doubling the amount of copper provides a more effective thermal cooling solution by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. In fact, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are able to deliver up to 50°C cooler working temperatures than traditional motherboards.

In addition, doubling the amount of copper lowers the PCB impedance by 2X. Impedance is a measure of how much the circuit impedes the flow of current. The less the flow of current is impeded, the less amount of energy is wasted. For GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards, this means total PCB electrical waste is reduced by 2X, which also means less heat is generated. 2 ounces of copper also provides improved signal quality, providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

50,000 Hour Japanese Solid Capacitors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today’s most demanding applications and games.

DDR2 1366+ Native Memory Support
Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1366+MHz, GIGABYTE P45 motherboards featuring Ultra Durable 3 technology allow users to take advantage of higher memory performance with lower power consumption to run even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization with ease.

Quick Boost Technology
GIGABYTE Quick Boost provides 3 levels of CPU performance enhancement; a simple click on the desired level delivers quick and effortless overclocking for novice and experienced users alike. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, GIGABYTE Quick Boost allows CPU performance to optimize automatically according to different hardware combination with hardware profiles test approved by GIGABYTE engineers.

New GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced
GIGABYTE's Dynamic Energy Saver (DES) has once again proven itself as the industry leading energy saving technology with newly introduced Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced. Featuring improved algorithms that provide a more accurate power saving calculation, GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced provides better energy saving capabilities and enhanced system performance. GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced is the world’s only motherboard energy saving technology with hardware-based Dynamic 6-Gear Switching. With support for VRD 11.1, GIGABYTE’s DES Advanced allows the motherboard to switch to 1 Gear phase switching during idle, allowing for a dramatic increase in power savings.

Designed with advanced users in mind, Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced allows users to take advantage of energy savings with or without the use the Dynamic Energy Saver Utility, for always-on, hardware based power savings. GIGABYTE has also retooled Dynamic Energy Saver to allow overclockers to experience the benefits of multi-gear power phase switching while overclocking, providing ultra stable, ultra smooth overclocking performance.




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I have been Asus Fan for a while and remain to be with such offerings like the Rampage and such just incrediable performance and stability and functions you just got so much to pick from! Ive been taking in reveiws on the Gigabyte boards and the same thing they are definatly are something to be excited about! The benefit of the copper design and layers giving a marked 50 degrees lower operating temp just gives you more room for Ocing and stability!I would like to get a side by side of the Gigabyte and the Asus offering just to see how far you could take these boards and personally get one of each! One  Gigabyte board example is the EP45 great layout great cooling a lot of copper.Really just a great looking board!

 

 

 

 

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warlord replied on Wed, Sep 24 2008 8:57 PM

Very solid look to it.

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I have been Asus Fan for a while and remain to be with such offerings like the Rampage and such just incrediable performance and stability and functions you just got so much to pick from! Ive been taking in reveiws on the Gigabyte boards and the same thing they are definatly are something to be excited about! The benefit of the copper design and layers giving a marked 50 degrees lower operating temp just gives you more room for Ocing and stability!I would like to get a side by side of the Gigabyte and the Asus offering just to see how far you could take these boards and personally get one of each! One  Gigabyte board example is the EP45 great layout great cooling a lot of copper.Really just a great looking board!

 

 

I have been a ASUS fan for quite some time, but I have had a few problems with Asus boards lately and Gigabyte has been doing some very cool stuff and releasing some great boards.

 

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nelsoncp21 replied on Wed, Sep 24 2008 10:11 PM

 I have also been noticing the push they have been making. Make it more and more tempting to get 1 of their boards. For me though the circus looking color scheme is a huge turn off. Call me superficial but it just bugs me. I just can't take a board seriously that looks like a toy my 8 year old son would play with. They're features on the other hand are top notch. Guess you can't make everyone happy

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 I have also been noticing the push they have been making. Make it more and more tempting to get 1 of their boards. For me though the circus looking color scheme is a huge turn off. Call me superficial but it just bugs me. I just can't take a board seriously that looks like a toy my 8 year old son would play with. They're features on the other hand are top notch. Guess you can't make everyone happy

 

I agree that there color schemes are ugly. Imagine the board above in all black. Now that would look killer.

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nelsoncp21 replied on Wed, Sep 24 2008 10:59 PM

 for me it's not even so much as just the board. it's all the slots and connectors on it. I mean there are 7 different colors between them all. If you have a board with all those advanced features on it I don't think you need to barney style your connections for people to understand what is what. If they don't know they shouldn't be buying the board to begin with. BUt my hats off to them for accomplishing something no one else has and making a better product because of it.

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 for me it's not even so much as just the board. it's all the slots and connectors on it. I mean there are 7 different colors between them all.

Thats what I meant.Stick out tongue

 

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Wow that is a very solid looking heat pipe set up. I think I will look into them in a year or so for my next build.

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