UEFI DualBIOS technology
At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing Gigabyte's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
Designed to provide an extremely streamlined and user-friendly BIOS environment, Gigabyte's exclusive 3D mode offers a fully interactive and illustrative GUI that allows users to easily and intuitively make key adjustments to the UEFI BIOS settings for optimum performance. 3D mode allows novice or casual users to more clearly understand the areas of the motherboard that are being affected through the BIOS settings, gaining a clearer understanding of the BIOS functionality.
Advanced mode provides a more comprehensive UEFI BIOS environment that is designed for users who want maximum control over their PC's hardware. Gigabtye's signature M. I. T. tuning technology can be found alongside fully configurable parameters for Gigabte's digital 3D power engine. In short, advanced mode combines the signature Gigabyte BIOS expertise you've come to expect, wrapped a slick and optimized graphical UEFI interface.
Humidity can play havoc on a motherboard's circuitry. Gigabyte's glass fabric PCB design helps protect against electrical shorts due to humidity by reducing the gaps in spacing between PCB filaments.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 4 Classic motherboards feature High ESD resistance ICs which help protect the motherboard against electrostatic discharge.
Power failure protection
Permanent damage from power surge or failure during BIOS update can be avoided with Gigabyte DualBIOS, which automatically enables a secondary, back up BIOS. Gigabyte also uses Anti-Surge ICs to protect the motherboard against power surges.
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.
Intel Smart Connect technology
Intel Smart Connect technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends' updates to be delivered - just press the 'on' button and you're up-to-date and ready to go.
DirectX 11 support
Microsoft DirectX 11 provides eye-popping 3D visuals found for today's latest PC games and is designed to be more efficient, leverage the power of today's multi-core processors, and provide support for sophisticated shading and texturing techniques such as tessellation.
Dual Gigabit LAN with teaming function
Experience blistering fast network data access of up to 2Gbps bandwidth transmission with the Teaming function enabled, and enjoy added power savings with the Green Ethernet feature.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Gigabyte motherboard boasts SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an additional onboard host controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are able to experience a theoretical 10x improvement over USB 2.0. Additionally, backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices.
3x USB power boost
Gigabyte motherboard features a 3x USB power boost, delivering greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices. Gigabyte's unique USB power design is also able to efficiently regulate output over the full voltage range, which greatly enhances USB device compatibility. In addition, dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery.
On/Off Charge technology
Gigabyte On/Off Charge technology allows you to charge your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch regardless of whether your PC is on, in standby mode or even off. A derivative of Gigabyte's highly acclaimed 3x USB Power feature, On/Off Charge enables devices to draw more current from Gigabyte motherboard USB ports than standard USB ports allow, so that charging from your PC can be as fast as with a charger.
Dual HDMI multimedia interface
The motherboard integrated 2 HDMI connectors in the back panel to provide more flexibility for digital home entertainment. HDMI is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5 Gb/s video transmitting bandwidth and 8-channel high quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.
DVI-I supportIn The Box
DVI-I (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data (both digital and analog), and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).