GIGABYTE Announces Ultra Durable "All Solid Capacitor" Motherboard
GA-965P-DQ6 6-Quad Motherboard for New Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor

2006/06/05
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of motherboards and VGA cards, today proudly unveiled the GA-965P-DQ6, the company's first 6-QUAD edition motherboard. The new GIGABYTE flagship motherboard sports solid Conductive Polymer Aluminum capacitors for unequalled durability, and is based on the latest Intel® P965 Express Chipset supporting the powerful and energy efficient Intel® Core2 Duo processor that is set to take the PC market by storm.

A key feature of the GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 is its amazing performance that stems from its excellent design, an innovative tuning facility that allows power users to tweak performance, and the killer combination of the new Intel® Core2 Duo processor plus the new Intel P965 chipset. The Intel® Core2 Duo processor boasts new records in desktop CPU performance across the board from raw number crunching to gaming and digital media encoding/decoding, while the new Intel® P965 Express Chipset includes an optimized memory engine that maximizes the use of available memory bandwidth and reduces the latency of the memory accesses by the Memory Engine. Innovative GIGABYTE tuning facilities include a complete range of performance tuning tools, such as C.I.A.2, BIOS Setting Recovery, and the latest Easy Tune5 that allow the user to customize their rig according to their individual requirements.

The motherboard's unique design includes features such as Quad Cooling, Quad e-SATA2, Quad BIOS, and Quad-Triple Power Phase that enable the user to fully utilize all the latest technologies. Add to this the fact that quad cooling includes the fanless GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe cooling system and the result is a quiet but exceptionally powerful platform for PC enthusiasts to explore the new performance boundaries made possible by the latest CPU and chipset technologies from Intel®.

Onboard audio is provided by Intel® High Definition Audio, delivering heart pounding 7.1 channel surround effects with both Dolby and DTS enabled functions for the most natural and engrossing multimedia entertainment experience.

Durability Enhanced
To ensure a longer lifespan for systems in daily operation while boosting system stability under extreme conditions, the GIGABYTE Durability Enhanced platform adopts cutting-edge Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors from the world's leading vendors. This "newest value-added" feature, is a design innovation only from GIGABYTE.

Quad Bios
Quad Bios is another feature unique to GIGABYTE that includes DualBIOS and Express BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the hard-disk and driver CD. This feature helps to reduce the affects of virus attacks or firmware damage and provides multi-layer BIOS protection that assures greater PC platform stability.

Quad Cooling
This revolutionary cooling design combines Crazy Cool and Silent-Pipe technology that caters to the cooling needs of the PCB around the CPU, the MOSFET modules, the north bridge and the south bridge. Quad Cooling allows users to enjoy longer component lifetime through lower temperatures and absolute silence combined with the ultimate thermal performance on chipsets, CPU power components and the PCB.

Quad e-SATA 2
Four sets of external SATA ports based on the Serial ATA 3Gb/s storage specification allow effortless sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices. Designed for external SATA devices, Quad e-SATA2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.

Quad Triple Phase
A feature found exclusively on GIGABYTE motherboards, this unique design incorporates 12 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current support for the CPU during heavy work loads or over-clocking. Additionally, Quad-Triple Phase helps to improve component lifespan system stability by delivering lower component temperature.

Quad Core Ready
The new platform from GIGABYTE allows users to experience the power of Dual core processors and be prepared for Quad Core processors well in advance. Dual Core processors allow users to process more tasks simultaneously. Similarly, Quad Core processors are set to be introduced soon and will enable even more multitasking with greater performance and reduced power consumption.

Quad DDR2 Slots
With quad DDR2 800 technology, users can experience the boost in memory performance through faster speeds and higher data bandwidth for memory intensive applications.

As the new flagship motherboard from GIGABYTE, the GA-965P-DQ6 stands out from the crowd as the best solution for the new generation of high performance technologies from Intel®.

GA-P965-DQ6 Main Specification
  1. Supports Intel® CoreTM2 Extreme / Core2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D processor
  2. Intel® P965 Express Chipset / Intel® ICH8R
  3. Support DDR2 800/667/533 memory
  4. Dual Channel architecture support up to 8GB by 4 DIMM slots
  5. ATX form factor, 305 x 244mm
  6. Gigabit LAN Controller (Marvell 8053)
  7. 2 x PCI Express X16 slots
  8. 1 x PCI Express X1 slot
  9. 4 x PCI slots
  10. 8 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors
  11. 1 x UDMA ATA 100/66/33 connector
  12. 3 x IEEE 1394 Ports
  13. 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 Ports
  14. 8 Channels ALC888DD Audio codec
Availability
The GIGABYTE GA-P965-DQ6 is expected to be available after 5th of June through normal GIGABYTE distribution channels. For additional information please visit the GIGABYTE website at:
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