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Gigabyte Shows Off 3D Power Technology for Upcoming Motherboards

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Last week we got a glimpse of Gigabyte's new 3D BIOS technology, a UEFI setup program with an innovative and functional user interface built into Gigabyte's upcoming X79 motherboards. Today Gigabyte released a new video detailing another such innovation, called 3D Power. This program gives you total and unrestricted control over the three main dimensions of your motherboard's power delivery: voltages, PWM frequency, and phase control. Gigabyte announced that all its upcoming X79 motherboards will feature PWM (pulse width modulation) CPU power design, backed by highly capable PWM controllers that give you a plethora of things you can tweak.

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Required restarts render any apps absolutely useless. What's the point of it if you have to restart anyway? You may just as well do it through UEFI or BIOS...
 
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This is just getting way out of hand. The BIOS should be a sacred place to those that know their way around it yet feared by whoever would venture there for the first time.
 
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I don't want this.... I'd want no UEFI too. It's making everything look cheap. Especially how a few uefi interfaces look. The only one i liked was the one I saw on a MSI board. Gigabyte was my last hope of keeping bios alive. You can make mistakes in the bios but it's simple and straightforward, whereas in a more advanced setup utility there is a higher chance that something goes wrong at software level or it interprets your actions with a delay resulting in incorrect settings and possible damage.
 
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I bet if they hadn't made their new Bios so flash there would have been room to fit these features in it.
 
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Come on kids let's burn some PC hardwares.
 
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3d power?
looks like very marketing words.
 
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Bah you know how those MB promos are with their pr0 engrish language. Maybe somebody forgot to put an "r" between the 3 and the "d" because there exactly 0% 3d in that interface, unless of course that cube is swiveling or something...
 
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Some motherboard makers are missing the point with UEFI, its not to make the bios look more pretty and give you big icons, it is to have a faster boot, to have mouse control to make setting changes easier and quicker, and to support new features.

We dont want a glorified easytune with humungous icons.
 
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Fancy shmancy bios wont change facts - with shity VDROOP and lack of advance options in the bios you better work on adding them instead of F&*king around. #ThankGodForAsus&Asrock

Just something to add, till now i had GB MSI and Asus 1155 mobos and just by looking at bioses i cannot understand why i used GB and MSI. How those manufactures are not emberassed by the lack of options in the bios? long live the ability (my ability) to achieve 5GHZ at 1.37V and not 1.42 or 1.43 volts.
 
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Just something I am going to say 1 time.

if people haven't noticed or didn't hear the new flash, GIGABYTE has moved over to Digital PWMs, which offer MUCH MUCh more user tweaking in real-time and through BIOS. it is one of the greatest advantage of Digital PWm technology, as the PWM has on-board NVM. Now GB is using an un-released VRD12/12.5 Internation Rectifer Digital 8 phase PWM, its basically an upgraded Chil 8-Phase PMW you see on the Maximus 4 Extreme. ASUS for their X79 board has an updated Chil PWM the same technology and VRD12 and 12.5 cert as the one GB is using.

International Rectifier bought Chil about a year ago, and since then they have basically rebranded Chil PWMs with their own name. Selling the same product just a bit different. The ASUS is 7+1 phases and the GB is 6+2, both can have the capability for 8 phase operation.
Don't expect the Vdroop that was seen on the LGA1155 GB boards as GB has revamped their entire VRM.

#1 this in-windows utility is like Digi+ VRM utility ASUS has, its realtime VRM/PWM changes through windows. Without restart.

#2 all these settings are in the BIOS as well, you can see them in the 3D BIOS video.
 
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Perhaps this is a nice feature set, but I dont like the branding. "3D power" indeed!
 
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I don't want a skinned bios I want UEFI . ..
 
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they are invadingthe purity of the BIOS!
 
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Just something I am going to say 1 time.

if people haven't noticed or didn't hear the new flash, GIGABYTE has moved over to Digital PWMs, which offer MUCH MUCh more user tweaking in real-time and through BIOS. it is one of the greatest advantage of Digital PWm technology, as the PWM has on-board NVM. Now GB is using an un-released VRD12/12.5 Internation Rectifer Digital 8 phase PWM, its basically an upgraded Chil 8-Phase PMW you see on the Maximus 4 Extreme. ASUS for their X79 board has an updated Chil PWM the same technology and VRD12 and 12.5 cert as the one GB is using.

International Rectifier bought Chil about a year ago, and since then they have basically rebranded Chil PWMs with their own name. Selling the same product just a bit different. The ASUS is 7+1 phases and the GB is 6+2, both can have the capability for 8 phase operation.
Don't expect the Vdroop that was seen on the LGA1155 GB boards as GB has revamped their entire VRM.

#1 this in-windows utility is like Digi+ VRM utility ASUS has, its realtime VRM/PWM changes through windows. Without restart.

#2 all these settings are in the BIOS as well, you can see them in the 3D BIOS video.
This is very interesting, thanks Steven. Would it be possible for you to elaborate and explain the above in the context of UD3, UD5, OC and Assasin? They all have different VRM configurations and I think you are referring to the Assasin. Are the others the same?