GIGABYTE First to Bring AM3+ CPU Support to Entry Level Motherboards

— More than 25 GIGABYTE Motherboards Now Offer AM3+ Support —

Taipei, Taiwan, June 17th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the new revision 3.1 GA-M52LT-D3P, GA-M68MT-D3P and GA-M68MT-S2P motherboards now offer AMD AM3+ CPU support, providing users with an entry level solution that will still be able to take advantage of upcoming AMD FX series processors.

“GIGABYTE continues to provide its customers with options for their motherboards, including high-end CPU compatibility with entry level motherboards, because in our experience there are customers out there who need this combination,” commented Henry Kao, VP of Worldwide Service and Marketing at GIGABYTE. “In addition to bringing our signature GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable 2 Classic, 4+1 phase VRM support, On/Off Charge and 3X USB Power to mainstream and entry level segments, now users can also be assured that their motherboard is able to take full advantage of all the performance enhancements that AMD’s upcoming AM3+ CPUs have to offer.”

AMD FX Processor Support

GIGABYTE AM3+ motherboards feature the new AM3+ socket which support the forthcoming high performance AMD FX series processors, the first ever consumer oriented processors to feature up to 8 native processing cores, enabling incredible performance in processor-intensive applications like video editing and 3D model rendering with unrivalled application multitasking.

AM3+ Black Socket

GIGABYTE AM3+ motherboards also incorporate the new AM3+ ‘Black Socket’ which signifies support for AMD’s upcoming FX series processors, as well as backwards compatibility with AMD AM3 based Phenom II and Athlon II processors. The AM3+ ‘Black Socket’ also features more efficient power loading and improved heatsink mounting.

Ultra Durable™  2 Classic

GIGABYTE was the first motherboard manufacturer to realize the importance of using only the highest quality components for the critically important CPU VRM zone of the motherboard which is responsible for delivering stable power to the CPU. The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 2 Classic design utilizes Solid Capacitors manufactured in Japan which are rated to last for at least 50,000 hours in operational use and also Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs which feature lower resistance, i.e. reduced power consumption and heat.

4+1 Phase VRM

These latest AM3+ motherboards feature a Split Power Plane design, with 4+1 phase VRM. This allows for more stable power delivery to the CPU, as well as help smooth out power ripple and noise which is important for clean CPU power delivery.

On/Off Charge Technology

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of GIGABYTE’s highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger


GIGABYTE motherboards feature a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.

GIGABYTE AM3+ “Black Socket” Motherboards

Chipset Model   Chipset Model
990FX 990FXA-UD7   870 870A-UD3
990FXA-UD5   870-UD3P
990FXA-UD3   870A-USB3
990XA-UD3   870A-USB3L
990FXA-D3   770 MA770T-UD3P
970 970A-UD3   MA770T-UD3
970A-D3   770T-D3L
890FX 890FXA-UD5   760G 780T-USB3
890GX 890GPA-UD3H   78LMT-S2P
880G 880GA-UD3H   GeForce7025/ nForce630a M68MT-D3P*
880G-USB3   M68MT-S2P*
880GMA-USB3   nForce 520LE M52LT-D3P


* Note: AM3+ systems running Microsoft® Windows® XP will require a discrete graphics card.

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GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team, quickly rising in prominence to become one of the world’s top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE has further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets and home entertainment devices – serving each facet of our digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. In 2011, GIGABYTE celebrates its 25th anniversary, and a quarter of a century committed to quality, excellence and serving our customers with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism. We look forward to navigating the future at full sail.
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