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GIGABYTE Introduces Latest AMD Ultra Durable 3 Classic Motherboard Technology

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  1. malware New Member

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    GIGABYTE Technologies INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to introduce their revolutionary Ultra Durable 3 Classic technology, featuring ounces of copper for both the Power and Ground layers to a dramatically lower system temperature, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking on a wide range of current AMD motherboards.

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    GIGABYTE once again leads the motherboard industry for the highest quality, most innovative motherboard design with the launch of their latest Ultra Durable 3 Classic technology. Equipped on the latest GIGABYTE AMD chipset-based solutions including the AMD 790GX, 790X, 780G and 770, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards feature double the amount of copper for the Power and Ground layers of the PCB. Most traditional motherboard designs utilize a single ounce of copper for each layer, whereas GIGABYTE's ultra Durable 3 motherboards feature 2 ounces per layer.

    Benefits of 2 oz Copper design
    Doubling the amount of copper provides a more effective thermal cooling solution by delivering a more efficient spreading of heat from critical areas of the motherboard such as the CPU power zone throughout the entire PCB. In fact, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are able to deliver up to 50°C cooler working temperatures than traditional motherboards.

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    In addition, doubling the amount of copper lowers the PCB impedance by 50%. Impedance is a measure of how much the circuit impedes the flow of current. The less the flow of current is impeded, the less amount of energy is wasted. For GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards, this means total PCB electrical waste is reduced by 50%, which also means less heat is generated. 2 ounces of copper also provides improved signal quality and lower EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) providing better system stability and allowing for greater margins for overclocking.

    50,000 Hour Japanese Solid Capacitors
    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards are equipped with solid capacitors developed by leading Japanese manufacturers. With an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, these solid capacitors provide the stability, reliability and longevity essential to meet the meet the power needs of high-end processors and other components running today's most demanding applications and games.

    Native DDR2 1200+ Memory Support
    Delivering native support for DDR2 memory up to 1200+MHz, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards allow users to take advantage of higher memory performance to run consumption to run the even the most memory intensive applications such as high-definition video and 3D visualization with ease.

    Easy Energy Saver
    GIGABYTE now makes it even easier for users to take advantage of power savings with the new GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver. Featuring an advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver is able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering just the right amount of power needed for the task.

    Patented Dual Hardware BIOS Protection
    GIGABYTE DualBIOS feature two physical BIOS ROMS mounted onto the motherboard. One chip acts as your "Main" BIOS, or the BIOS your system primarily uses during boot up. The second chip acts as a "Backup" BIOS and has the factory default BIOS version on it. If your "Main" BIOS happens to fail or stops functioning, the "Backup" will automatically take over on your next system boot with little or no down time.

    AMD AM3/AM2+ 45nm Processor Support
    GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards also deliver an easy upgrade path for users wanting to take advantage of AMD's latest 45nm process technology enhancements including higher core clocks with greater energy efficiency over past generations, integrated DDR2/DDR3 memory controller (DDR3 memory support for AM3 processors and AM3 designed motherboards only), HyperTransport 3.0 and C1E enhanced power savings.

    For additional information on the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic motherboards, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Default.aspx

    List of GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 Classic AMD AM2+/AM2 Motherboards:
    • GA-MA790GP-UD4H
    • GA-MA790X-UD4
    • GA-MA780GP-UD3H
    • GA-MA780G-UD3H
    • GA-MA770-UD3
    • GA-MA770-US3
    • GA-MA78GPM-UD2H
    • GA-MA78GM-US2H
    • GA-MA76GM-US2


    Source: GIGABYTE
  2. DrPepper

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    These motherboards sound heavy and expensive.
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    I have a GIGABYTE motherboard and I am runing it 24/7 at nearly 100% overclock with after market NB cooling :respect:.
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    why is there no mention of GA-MA790FXT-UD5P news of which were posted earlier?
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    It should be visible on the NB, "Ultra Durable 3", or printed on the box.
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    Because its not an AM2+ board. These board are just in favor for the AM2 Phenom 2. There is nothing but DDR2 slots which are of no use to me anymore, I'm switching to DDR3.

    Since it said "Classic", could it be that GIGABYTE is cooling something new?
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    no i don't think so , i have ep45ud3p , this mobo is run cool the NB temp show 25-35 with overclock , and you can see the price on neweqq about 130$ only
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    darn, you be right. i totally missed that these are AM2+.

    And, like you sed, it doesnt make sense releasing DDR2 only boards at this point. They should've at least made them DDR2/DDR3. The only selling point of these is that one can pop in a Phenom 2 in there with no BIOS update. Otherwise i dont see much value in this. But there are people that refuse to make a move to DDR3 and can possibly run AM3 Phenoms (if there is a BIOS update) with their DDR2 RAM. But its nice to see Gigabyte release these UD boards for AMD, all their good boards were for Intel until now.

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