GIGABYTE Unwraps Latest P55 Series Motherboards

Delivering Cutting Edge Technologies that take a Mainstream Platform and Transform it to the Extreme


Taipei, Taiwan, September 08, 2009 – GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to launch their latest generation P55 series motherboards, based on the Intel® P55 chipset, GIGABYTE P55 motherboards build upon the success of their Ultra Durable™ 3 design featuring 2oz copper PCB and deliver a host of cutting-edge features including the industry's first 24 phase VRM design, innovative Smart6™ PC management tools and Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 power saving utilities just to name a few.

Supporting the latest Intel® Core™ i7 and Core™ i5 processors featuring LGA 1156 socket (code named Lynnfield) GIGABYTE P55 series motherboards set a new standard in high performance computing. With the memory controller integrated directly into the processor die, GIGABYTE P55 motherboards support 2 channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance up to 2200MHz and above. Additionally, the GIGABYTE P55 Series features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which is able to power down idle processor cores and dynamically reroute the power to the active cores for significant performance boosts, and at the same time, maintain greater energy efficiency.

The GIGABYTE P55 series mark another milestone for innovative GIGABYTE motherboard design, with the introduction of the world's first 24 phase power VRM design featured on the GA-P55-UD6. The innovative 24 phase power VRM has been designed and engineered to deliver fast transient response times through quick and seamless power delivery during extensive CPU loading variations. In addition, heat from the VRM is effectively reduced by spreading the load between all 24 power phases, resulting in a cooler and more stable platform.

Unique GIGABYTE Technologies*

Ultra Durable™ 3

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 series motherboards once again lead the motherboard industry for the highest quality and most innovative motherboard design. Featuring the industry's first consumer desktop motherboard design to introduce 2 ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 motherboards deliver dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 motherboards also feature Japanese Solid Capacitors boasting 50,000 hours of operation, Ferrite core chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to the commonly used iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs that features a lower resistance, which reduces power consumption and heat generation. The GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 series motherboards promises to provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.

Smart6™ – A Smarter Way for PC System Management

GIGABYTE Smart 6™ is designed with user-friendliness in mind, offering a combination of 6 innovative software utilities that provides an easier and smarter way for managing your system. Smart 6™ allows you to speed up your system performance, boot-up time, managing a secured platform or recovers your system easily with a click of mouse button.

Smart QuickBoot

Smart QuickBoot speeds up the system boot-up process and shortens the waiting time for entering the operating system, delivering greater efficiency for daily use.



Smart QuickBoost

Smart QuickBoost features quick and effortless CPU overclocking for novice and experienced users alike; simply click on one of three CPU performance levels, and Smart QuickBoost automatically adjusts CPU performance.


Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery allows users to easily roll-back system settings to a previous known working status. Users can simple select the day, week or month without prior setup of a backup time flag.



Smart DualBIOS™

Smart DualBIOS™ not only allows double protection for the motherboard with two physical BIOS ROMs, it also includes a new feature that can record important dates and passwords



Smart Recorder
Smart recorder monitors and records system activities such as the time when the PC was turned on/off or even when large files were copied.



Smart TimeLock
Smart TimeLock allows parents to schedule time limits for their children to use the PC. It makes the rules simple by being able to select different usage times for weekdays and weekends.


Smart TPM – TPM via Bluetooth® Cell phone and USB Drive*
GIGABYTE Smart TPM provides the industry's highest level of data protection with 2048 bit hardware encryption. A unique feature of GIGABYTE Smart TPM is that it allows users to store their digital key on a USB thumb drive. In addition, GIGABYTE Smart TPM allows users to lock and unlock their data remotely using a Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.


Smart DualLAN – Blistering Fast and Seamless Connectivity
GIGABYTE Smart Dual LAN technology features intelligent LAN port auto-switching between the 2 physical Gigabit LAN chips, offering hassle-free, zero downtime, high-speed network connectivity. Experience blistering fast network data access of up to 2Gbps bandwidth transmission with Teaming enabled and enjoy added power savings with Green Ethernet

Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2
DES2_Advanced_P55.pngGIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 incorporates a host of intelligent features that use a proprietary hardware and software design to considerably enhance PC system energy efficiency, reduce power consumption and deliver optimized auto phase-switching for the CPU, Memory, Chipset, VGA, HDD and system fans. With a simple click of a button, GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 provides exceptional power savings and the most appropriate power usage without sacrificing performance.

Auto Green* - Automatic Power Savings
Auto Green provides system energy savings by enabling users to turn on and off their PC remotely using their Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone. Once your phone is paired with your system, you only need to step away from your PC, and it will automatically enter S3/S4 ultra low power state, giving you an added level of power savings.

*GIGABYTE motherboards featuring Smart TPM and Auto Green functions do not include a Bluetooth® receiver; the addition of a 3rd party Bluetooth® receiver is required.

X.H.D. eXtreme Hard Drive – Accelerating Hard Drive Performance with Ease
Accelerating system performance is made easy with the user-friendly GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D.) technology, providing a quick and easy way to boost your hard drive performance simply by adding another hard drive.


eSATA / USB Combo Connectors

GIGABYTE provides 2-in-1 combination connector design which is capable of accepting eSATA and USB cable plugs, providing enhanced hard drive flexibility with no need for an additional power source. Easily connect your PC with external SATA storage devices and enjoy up to 3 Gb/s SATA data rates.


Onboard Debug LEDs – Simplifying Motherboard Troubleshooting
Embedded post code Debug LED display indicates system status to simplify motherboard troubleshooting by identifying and displaying error codes.


 Precision OV – Providing More Precise System Voltage Control
GIGABYTE Hardware Overvoltage Control ICs featuring more voltage control options than before for the CPU North Bridge and memory. The overvoltage controllers also provide hardware linear real-time voltage control, which means there is no delay compared to the GPIO controller in past implementations. In addition, GIGABYTE's Hardware Overvoltage Controller ICs also allow for much finer voltage control, allowing power users to adjust voltage in as little increments as 20mV for better overclocking performance.

DualBIOS™ - Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
DualBIOS™ is a GIGABYTE patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating.

Multi graphics ATI CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA SLI™ support

Wanting to make sure gamers felt some multi-GPU love on the P55 platform, GIGABYTE has equipped their entire P55 series with support for both ATI CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA SLI™ multi-graphics support, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

Dolby Home Theater®

In addition, GIGABYTE has also included the powerful Dolby Home Theater® suite of audio technologies, which deliver a vivid surround sound listening experience for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones. Designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience, Dolby Home Theater® includes Dolby Pro Logic IIx for maximum surround sound expansion, Dolby Headphone and Sound Space Expander for a virtualized audio experience, and Natural Bass enhancement for the richest quality sound.


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*Available features vary by model. Please visit the GIGABYTE website to see a complete listing of motherboard model features.

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