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GIGABYTE Readies Three New Motherboard Models with Thunderbolt

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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.



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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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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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50 USD for a cable no thanks
 
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^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.