Gigabyte Debuts Next-Gen Motherboard Technology at CES
Gigabyte now boasts of a 3D Power engine that affords users digital control over and monitoring of power to all the main areas of the board, including the CPU socket. Speaking of “3D”, Gigabyte’s 3D BIOS--a long-overdue and impressive-looking overhaul to the company’s old BIOS--is on display, as well.
Most of the 7-series boards will also feature onboard mSATA connectors to, along with Gigabyte’s EZ Smart Response technology, better facilitate using mSATA drives as smart caches.
Some of the new motherboards will get a PCI-E expansion card that packs in Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart Ready) and WiFi for connectivity. The idea is that as remote PC software improves and sees increasing usage, consumers should be able to create a “personal cloud” within the home network. The PCI-E expansion card and Gigabyte’s CloudStation utility are designed to make that goal a reality.
Gigabyte was also glad to offer a peak at some of its upcoming boards. There’s the GA-Z77X-UD3H pictured up top, as well as two new boards in the Sniper Series. The G1.Sniper 3 (ATX) and G1.Sniper M3 (micro ATX) will feature dual LANs, in addition to the aforementioned new technologies. With an entry into the small business market, Gigabyte unveiled the B75M-D3H, a motherboard designed to be IT-friendly; managers can remotely monitor and manage between 1 and 6 machines with this board inside.