Gigabyte X79 series motherboards are designed to unite unrivaled desktop PC performance with a new level of flexibility and hardware control. Based on the Intel X79 Express chipset, Gigabyte X79 series motherboards bring DIY builders to a new area of performance-oriented computing.
Gigabyte 3D Power
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards are the first to take advantage of the exclusive Gigabyte 3D Power, a hardware and software-based digital power engine for both the PWM and memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery control.
Digital power control for the CPU and memory
Utilizing a digital PWM controller, Gigabyte's 3D Power features precise auto voltage compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the CPU and memory no matter the loading. This all digital power system provides enthusiast users with exceptional control over the overclocking potential of their Gigabyte X79 motherboard.
Gigabyte 3D Power utility
Users can now enjoy a fully interactive 3D utility that facilitates adjustment of the 3 dimensions that control the power delivery to your CPU and memory: voltage, phase and frequency. These parameters are crucial to how the digital PWM supplies power to critical areas of the motherboard and can help users quickly obtain the highest, most stable overclock.
Gigabyte 3D BIOS
The revolutionary Gigabyte 3D BIOS application is based on Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of interaction never before seen in a BIOS environment. Gigabyte has re-drawn the traditional BIOS experience providing mainstream and enthusiast users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces.
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 specifically for overclockers and power 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 Gigabtye'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.
4-channel memory architecture
The Intel X79 platform offers unrivaled memory performance. Supporting DDR3 1600 memory, Gigabyte X79 series motherboards give you the ultimate performance for today's memory-intensive applications.
Most PCI Express lanes ever on the desktop
Gigabyte X79 motherboards take advantage of the most comprehensive PCI Express data bus ever seen on a desktop PC platform. The Intel X79 platform integrates all PCI Express lanes in to the CPU, resulting in lower latency and even faster performance for the latest discrete GPU and multi-GPU configurations.
PCI Express Gen.3 support
The Gigabyte motherboard is fully configured to provide gamers with the Gen.3 PCI Express technology, delivering maximum data bandwidth for forthcoming discrete graphics cards.
4-way graphics support
The Gigabyte X79-UD3 delivers the industry's most scalable graphics platform, with support for both 4-way ATI CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI. Providing 4 PCI Express 3.0 x8 connectivity, X79-UD3 delivers ultra smooth 3D rendering, blazing-fast frame rates and enhanced graphics capabilities for users wanting to get the highest level of graphics performance from their system.
Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards feature Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration, a range of the latest technologies that are designed help speed up data transfer, including SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology, SATA revision 3.0 technology and an unprecedented 3x USB power boost on all USB ports for more power hungry USB devices.
3x USB power boost
Gigabyte motherboards feature 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.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Gigabyte motherboards boast 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.
SATA 6 Gbps
Gigabyte motherboards are high-speed SATA Revision 3.0 compatible, delivering superfast 6 Gbps link speeds for twice the data transfer rates of SATA revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). When used in RAID 0 (stripe) mode, they offer even faster data transfer rates of up to a theoretical 4x the speed of current SATA interfaces.
Gigabyte on/off charge
Gigabyte X79 series motherboards feature on/off charge, a unique Gigabyte technology which allows you not only to charge your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but also allows you to quick charge it. As an added bonus, it can even be charged when your PC is turned off, so even if you forget to plug it into your charger after you've synced up your music, it will be fully charged when you need it.
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3
Gigabyte X79 motherboards are equipped with the high quality components that guarantee lower system temperatures, improved energy efficiency and enhanced stability for overclocking. Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 design features 2 ounces of copper for both the power and ground layers which dramatically lower system temperature. Gigabyte's Ultra Durable 3 also features Japanese made solid capacitors, PowerPAK MOSFETs and ferrite chokes which combine to offer lower motherboard temperatures, less wasted power and extended product longevity.
Dolby Home Theater - enjoy a rich home theater surround sound experienceIn The Box
Dolby Home Theater places listeners in the middle of the action, giving their PCs a powerful set of tools to deliver a cinema-style experience in vivid surround sound. It delivers vivid surround sound for music, movies, and games, using two to eight speakers or any set of headphones; it's designed to automatically deliver the best possible listening experience.
- Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3