Gigabyte and Intel Technology Showcase at Computex 2010
The leading Taiwan-based manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other hardware solutions, Gigabyte Technology, together with Intel, announced a couple of new and exciting technologies at the Gigabyte Computex 2010 Technology Seminar.Some of the showcased hardware solutions include the latest unlocked Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K processors plus the Gigabyte Unlocked Power, HotKey OC and Cloud OC.
The Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business, Henry Kao, welcomed everyone with the opening speech, saying that Gigabyte Technology has had many firsts in the motherboard industry, but they are particularly proud of their accomplishments with the USB 3.0 and Unlocked Power. He also stated that not only they have sold more USB 3.0 enabled motherboards than any of their competitors, but they still continue their leadership in this segment by implementing USB 3.0 on a full range of their motherboards, from their flagship GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, down to the value oriented GA-EP41T-USB3.
Intel General Manager of the Desktop Platforms Division, Zane Ball, commented that with their new unlocked K-sku CPUs, they are showing their support for the mainstream enthusiast segment, so they too can enjoy the benefits of overclocking. He also said that they are thrilled to see the enthusiasm and effort Gigabyte is putting behind their motherboards for this segment.
Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing, Tim Handley, announced a couple of the new innovative Gigabyte Technology hardware solutions starting with the new GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, which can deliver 1500W of power to the CPU – the highest amount of power delivery of any motherboard on the industry. This is possible thanks to the Gigabyte Unlocked Power technology which enables the Gigabyte GA-X58a-UD9 to provide the maximum power delivery for the latest 1366 socket CPUs of Intel, including the latest Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Six Core CPUs.
Gigabyte Technology also introduced two new overclocking utilities, which are the HotKey OC and Cloud OC utility. The HotKey OC allows the consumer to use their keyboard in order to change the CPU multiplier, BCLK and voltages on the fly. The Cloud OC Utility is the first internet-based overclocking tool in the world, which allows the consumer to overclock his system from any internet capable device.