GIGABYTE today launched its latest series of AMD motherboards supporting the latest AMD 900 Series chipsets in preparation for the forthcoming AMD FX series processors.
AMD 900 series of chipsets includes the 990FX, the 990X and the 970 models. Their main differences are the available PCI Express lanes they offer for multi-GPU configurations.Packing up to 42 PCI Express gen 2.0 lanes, AMD 900 series chipsets are also the first to support both 4-way AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI modes, pushing the boundaries of 3D gaming performance. The chipsets are also include the
"SB950" chip, which offers 6x SATA 6Gbps, 14 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 1.1 ports.
GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards are aimed at enthusiast gamers and high performance PC builders. AMD's new desktop platform will be compatible with the forthcoming 8-core AMD FX processors and will support multi-GPU configurations that include both 4-way AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI for the very first time.
GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards feature the new AM3+ socket supporting the forthcoming high performance AMD FX series processors, the first ever consumer oriented processors to feature up to 8 native processing cores.
All GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards incorporate the new AM3+ 'Black Socket' which means that all GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards are also backwards compatible with AMD AM3 based Phenom II and Athlon II processors. The AM3+ 'Black Socket' also features more efficient power loading and improved heatsink mounting.
GIGABYTE's new motherboards also feature the company's 333 Onboard Acceleration, which deliver performance with onboard integration of the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technologies and SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) technologies. Using an additional Marvell SATA 3.0 controller, GIGABYTE UD7 and UD5 motherboards offer 10x SATA 3.0 ports. All GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards offer 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for faster charging on even the most power hungry USB devices.
All of GIGABYTE 900 series motherboards also feature the Realtek ALC889 audio codec or multi-chfannel HD audio. The ALC889 incorporates Realtek's proprietary converter technology which is able to achieve 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR).
GIGABYTE 900 Models
AMD 990FX Chipset
AMD 990X Chipset
AMD 970 Chipset