Monday, May 14th 2012

GIGABYTE Readies Three New Motherboard Models with Thunderbolt

GIGABYTE, at its PlugFest event held in Malaysia, talked about plans to unveil as many as three new motherboard models that feature Thunderbolt 10 Gb/s I/O. The rear I/O panel of one of the three was shown on a slide, which reveals it to have a Thunderbolt + mini-DisplayPort connector, alongside standard DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub, among other common I/O connectors.

The Thunderbolt connector will also be wired to the Flexible Display Interface (FDI), letting you use processor-integrated Intel HD 4000/2500 graphics, and probably discrete graphics over LucidLogix Virtu MVP. The Thunderbolt I/O will allow users to daisy-chain as many as six high-bandwidth devices (such as external storage), apart from a display.

Source: OCWorkbench
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6 Comments on GIGABYTE Readies Three New Motherboard Models with Thunderbolt

#1
Mussels
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i gotta admit, i love how desktops are now getting the onboard for 2D, with dedicated for 3D. its a long overdue power saving feature desktops need.
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#2
Octavean
After I see how the ASUS implementation of Thunderbolt works out against other solutions like the MSI Z77A-GD80 and the upcoming Gigabyte boards I think I might upgrade from my ASUS P8P67 Pro.
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#3
v12dock
50 USD for a cable no thanks
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#4
illli
i think asus is making an add-on card or something.
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#5
_JP_
by: v12dock
50 USD for a cable no thanks
^This. Also, daisy-chain was a selling point for firewire. Yep...sold heaps...
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qwerty_lesh
by: _JP_
^This. Also, daisy-chain was a selling point for firewire. Yep...sold heaps...
cept for y'know thunderbolt (lightpeak) comes in a copper iteration at 10gbps and also an optical iteration which is about ten times faster then the copper version. It won't not sell because its daisy chain-able, it will give the USB standard a run for its money though because it's insanely fast and highly scalable.
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