GIGABYTE Unleashes X38 Series Motherboards
Overclockers, Get Ready to Play
Making sure gamers have plenty of future CPU headroom, the GIGABYTE X38 Series supports Intel® Core 2™ multi-core processors as well as the upcoming Intel 45nm CPUs. Based on the latest Intel® X38 chipset, the GIGABYTE X38 Series provides record setting 1600MHz Front Side Bus support and offers flexible memory support options including up to 1600MHz native DDR3 memory support with the GA-X38T-DQ6 and up to 1066MHz DDR2 support with the GA-X38-DQ6. The GIGABYTE X38 Series is further equipped to support ATI CrossFire™ Technology with dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 interfaces, delivering double the PCI Express bandwidth of 5 Gbit/s for the ultimate in extreme gaming performance.
"Intel's X38 chipset marks a special highpoint for the enthusiast and gaming market as never before have we seen such awesome raw power and high performance features from a chipset." Commented Tony Liao, Director of Marketing at GIGABYTE UNITED INC. "Not only does the GIGABYTE X38 Series take full advantage of these benefits, but with the additional support for GIGABYTE's Ultra Durable 2 Technology, users can expect even greater levels of reliability, extended system lifespan and exceptional overclocking capabilities.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Technology
In addition to using All Solid Lower ESR Capacitors with SMD (Surface Mount Device) technology from leading Japanese manufacturers to provide enhanced system stability and ensuring a longer component lifespan, the GIGABYTE X38 Series motherboards feature Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs, delivering lower power consumption during the switching process, resulting in a faster switching process and less heat generation. The GIGABYTE X38 Series motherboards also utilize higher quality Ferrite Chokes, whose properties hold energy much longer than common iron-core chokes at high frequency, providing reduced core energy loss and lower EMI interference for extended system reliability.
Not only featuring the unique GIGABYTE 6-Quad features including QuadBIOS™ and Quad-Triple Phase power design, the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 motherboards are equipped with the all new, all copper GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe thermal solution as well as the built-in high-definition 7.1 + 2 channel Realtek ALC889A sound chip, whose 106dB signal-to-noise ratio significantly reduces noise during signal transmission and supports both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience.
GIGABYTE 6-Quad Features
Quad BIOS is a unique GIGABYTE feature that includes DualBIOS™ and Xpress BIOS Rescue Technology. This combination delivers a safety assurance mechanism that sports a total of 4 copies of BIOS distributed between the Flash ROM, 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.
This revolutionary GIGABYTE Quad cooling design combines both Crazy Cool and the newly redesigned, all copper Silent-Pipe technologies in order to provide maximum cooling 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.
An exclusive feature found only on GIGABYTE motherboards, this unique design incorporates Virtual 12 Power Phases to deliver steadier power and immediate current to the CPU and memory during heavy system workloads or overclocking. Additionally, Quad Triple Phase helps decrease the working temperatures, enhancing system stability and increasing component lifespan.
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 eSATA2 delivers enhanced scalability and double the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saving On-The-Go.
GIGABYTE has implemented optimized Quad-Core FSB routing and a Quad-Triple phase power design to ensure the highest levels of performance and stability from Quad-Core processors, including the upcoming generation of Intel 45nm processors. Intel Quad-Core processors provide the industry's best capability-per-watt solutions, delivering significant performance boosts and extended energy efficiency, making them the ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments.
Quad DDR2/DDR3 Slots
Providing flexible memory combination support, the GIGABYTE GA-X38T-DQ6 offers native DDR3 memory support up to 1600MHz, while the GA-X38-DQ6 provides DDR2 memory support up to 1066MHz. In order to maximize system performance, the GIGABYTE X38 Series delivers up to 8GB of total system memory.
GIGABYTE X38 Series Models
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