Gigabyte X38, RD790, and 690G Motherboards
Gigabyte was also among the few companies that had products on display when we were walking through the show. The company was keen to show off their new X38 based flagship Intel motherboard, the GA-X38T-DQ6.
As you can see from the pictures above, the board has a large heatpipe design that cools the north bridge, south bridge, and CPU/Memory voltage regulators. It has dual gigabit Ethernet, supports DDR3-1600, and uses all Japanese made SMD solid capacitors.
The board was shown running with two Radeon X2900XT cards that were in Crossfire mode.
Gigabyte was also showing off their new AMD based chipsets. The first we saw was the AMD 690G based GA-MA69G-S3H. The GA-MA69G-S3H features an integrated Radeon X1250 Graphics processor, support for DDR2-800, and is HDMI ready. This board is intended for the lower to mid-ranged portion of the market and should retail at around $100.
Gigabyte was also showing off their high end AMD board, the RD790 based GA-M790-DQ6. The DQ6 has support for Quad Graphics...yes, you read that right, FOUR graphics cards. We’ll be sure to get more information about this when the show officially starts, we're sure many of you are excited to see what four graphic cards in a system will be able to do.
And as you can see, Gigabyte was showing off the GA-M790-DQ6 actually running four single-slot PCI Express graphics cards all at once. We’ll be sure to inquire which cards these were and what kind of performance we should expect from the GA-M790-DQ6 in the next few days.