|New 100% Hardware VRD 12 Compliant CPU Power Design|
GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards incorporate an Intel® approved Intersil PWM controller that is VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant. This means that it offers new features that include SerialVID (SVID) which transfers power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller, allowing more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller – hence, delivering a more energy efficient platform.
Next Generation High Quality Components and 4 Phase CPU Power Design
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 (CPU VRM) design utilizes Solid Capacitors in CPU VRM which manufactured in Japan which are rated to last for at least 50,000 hours in operational use. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 (CPU VRM) also features Ferrite Core Chokes with higher energy efficiency compared to more common iron core chokes and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs which feature lower resistance, i.e. reduced power consumption and heat. Some motherboards in this segment feature the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Classic design, which features All Solid Japanese manufactured Capacitors and Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs. To see which technology your motherboard features, please visit the model list at the top of the page.
GIGABYTE has further improved on the CPU VRM area by increasing the power phases from 3 to a 4 phase design. 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.
Intel HD Graphics Core 2000/3000 Enhanced Visual Features
Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Quick Sync Video provides breakthrough media processing for incredibly fast editing and sharing.
Intel InTru 3D
2nd Generation Intel Core Processors offer an outstanding Blu-Ray Stereo 3D experience in full high definition resolution (1080p) with HDMI 1.4.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Increases the performance of Accelerated Floating Point and Vector Computing Intensive Applications with minimal power gains.
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...
108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback
GIGABYTE strongly believes that in 2011, HD audio playback is a standard specification, and as such, we have made Blu-ray audio playback a standard for all of our motherboards.
All of GIGABYTE's 2011 motherboards feature higher capability audio solution with 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback quality to deliver high-performance, multi-channel HD audio. SNR is a comparison of the amount of signal to the amount of noise such as hiss present in the signal (expressed in Decibels). A higher SNR equals a better audio experience. For example, 108dB, is a high audio specification, as this means the audio signal is 108dB higher than the level of the noise.
DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology)
Hybrid EFI Technology combines the benefits of GIGABYTE's mature BIOS platform including stability and compatibility with 3rd party products with 3TB+ HDD support from EFI technology, allowing GIGABYTE to offer the best of both worlds through a quick and easy BIOS update using GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility that is freely available from the GIGABYTE website.
GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the 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. In addition, GIGABYTE DualBIOS™ now supports 3TB+ (terabyte) hard drive booting without the need for partitioning, and enables more data storage on a single hard drive.
3x USB Power Boost
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.
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
|Audio output channels
|Back panel I/O ports|
|DVI-D ports quantity
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity
|External SATA ports quantity
|HDMI ports quantity
|IEEE 1394/Firewire ports quantity
|Microphone, line-in jack
|PS/2 ports quantity
|Speaker/ headphone/ line-out jack
|USB 2.0 ports quantity
|USB 3.0 ports quantity
|VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
|BIOS memory size
||1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector|
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan header
1 x system fan header
1 x front panel header
1 x front
||1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16|
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
|PCI Express slots version
|PCI Express x1 slots
|PCI Express x16 slots
|ATX Power connector (24-pin)
|CPU fan connector
|Front panel audio connector
|Number of Parallel ATA connectors
|Number of SATA 2 connectors
|Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin)
|Power fan connector
|USB 2.0 connectors
|Maximum internal memory
|Memory channels support
|Number of DIMM slots
|Supported memory clock speeds
|Supported memory types
|Ethernet interface type
||1 x Realtek RTL8111E chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)|
||Norton Internet Security|
|Quick installation guide
||Support for Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/|
Intel® Core™ i3 processors/Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website fo
|Maximum number of SMP processors
||Core i3,Core i5,Core i7|
|Controller interface type
4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
|Back panel interface
||1 x PS/2 keyboard port|
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone)
|Compatible operating systems
||iTE IT8728 chip|
|Motherboard form factor
|Parallel processing technology support
||Support for @BIOS|
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue
Support for Download Center
Support for Xpress Install
Support for Xpress Recovery2
Support for EasyT
||Integrated in the Chipset:|
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
|Integrated video adapter (UMA/GMA)
|Weight & dimensions|