GIGABYTE Launches 3 Proprietary Designed Radeon™ HD 4850 Graphics Accelerators with Ultra Durable 2 Technology
3 unique designs delivering the ultimate in HD performance: Fan Cooled, Passive Cooled and OC version

Taipei, Taiwan, September 11, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today announced their latest in-house designed GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series graphics cards featuring GIGABYTE’s own Ultra Durable 2 Technology.

Built on the highly anticipated ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 GPU which utilizes second generation 55nm manufacturing process and GDDR 5 video memory architecture, the GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series VGA cards deliver best-in-class performance with higher clock speeds and provide break-through power efficiency management for tomorrow’s demanding applications. In addition to featuring a wide range of the latest graphics technologies including TeraScale graphics engine and CrossFireX™, the GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series are also equipped with the industry-leading GIGABYTE unique features including Ultra Durable 2 technology, GamerHUD™ tweaking utility and Multi-Core™ cooling design, setting a new standard for HD gaming performance.

In order to satisfy the individual needs of gamers, power users and home theater enthusiasts alike, the GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series VGA cards offer 3 unique designs: the GV-R485ZL-512H featuring the Zalman VF830 fan, the passive cooled GV-R485MC-1GH featuring GIGABYTE’s Multi-Core™ cooling design with 3 cooling points instead of the traditional single node connecting the heat pipes to the fins for better performance especially during heavy loading and the GV-R485OC-1GH featuring a 12% core overclock to 700MHz (originally clocked at 625MHz) for the ultimate 3D rendering performance. The GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series are also equipped with GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable 2 technology, featuring the latest high quality, highly efficient components designed to keep temperatures low and maximize total performance.

The GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series come equipped with ATI's latest graphics technologies including the TeraScale graphics engine, combining 1 teraFLOPS of GPU compute power, 800 stream processors to increase physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience. With enhanced anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering, the GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series are able to provide striking graphics quality with unparalleled realism, allowing users to max out the settings of the most demanding next generation games or revitalize favorite titles. The GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series also feature DirectX® 10.1 graphics capabilities with support for Shader Model 4.1, delivering the most life-like 3D gaming effects.

Benefiting from Avivo™ HD video and display technology, the GIGABYTE GV-R487-512H-B and GV-R485-512H-B fully support even most processing-intensive content for HDTV and HD video enthusiasts, universal connectivity to TVs and displays and HDMI with 7.1 digital surround audio. The GIGABYTE GV-R4850 series also allows users to take full advantage of Blu-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities and one-cable HDMI™ connectivity for a cinema quality experience at home.

For more details of GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H, GV-R485MC-1GH and GV-R485OC-1GH, please visit the GIGABYTE VGA website: /products/main.aspx?s=43