GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards support the Intel Core processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build. From high current capable digital power delivery, performance-enhancing caching technologies, exclusive high-end audio features, advanced networking and device charging, gold plated hardware connectors and of course, killer good looks, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards are in a class of their own.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.
Heat sink design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus motherboards feature heatsink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards offer both passive, active and water cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.
All IR digital CPU power design
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage ICs and from International Recifier. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your Intel processor. Designed from the ground up to complement each other, these industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage ICs from IR are optimized for cool and efficient operation, allowing users to get the absolute maximum performance from their next PC build.
GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS
GIGABYTE motherboards feature GIGABYTE DualBIOS, an exclusive technology from GIGABYTE that protects arguably one of your PC's most crucial components, the BIOS. GIGABYTE DualBIOS means that your motherboard has both a 'Main BIOS' and a 'Backup BIOS', making users protected from BIOS failure due to virus attack, hardware malfunction, improper OC settings or power failure during the update process.
Durable solid caps
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards integrate the absolute best quality solid state capacitors that are rated to perform at maximum efficiency for extended periods, even in extreme performance configurations. This provides peace of mind for end users who want to push their system hard, yet demand absolute reliability and stability. With ultra-low ESR no matter how high the CPU loading, these exclusive capacitors also come in customized jet black, exclusively on GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards.
High ESD protection for USB and LAN
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.
Gold plated CPU socket
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.
One fuse per USB port
On GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards each USB port has its own dedicated power fuse that prevents unwanted USB port failure, helping to safe guard your important data during transfer
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge 2
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology is revised and upgraded on all GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards, with comprehensive and enhanced charging support for a broad range of devices that include those that run both iOS and Android. Users can enjoy fast AC charging over USB on mobile devices, even when the PC is turned off.
Intel Gigabit LAN
The GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards come equipped with Intel Gigabit LAN networking, a popular choice with gamers that features several performance-enhancing features such as advanced interrupt handling to help reduce CPU overhead and Jumbo Frame support for extra large data packets.
GIGABYTE OPT Fan support
GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards feature OPT fan support, an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.
Multi-display support with CrossFire and SLI
Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFire or SLI action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
Display port support
GIGABYTE motherboards feature DisplayPort, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8 Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.
HDMI - multimedia interface
HDMI is a high-definition multimedia interface which provides up to 5 Gbps 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 (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data 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).
GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2Product Highlights
As well as offering more system fans than ever before, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards feature updated and improved CPU and system fan speed controls, with individual airflow and speed settings available via a dedicated digital controller. GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2 allows you to configure CPU fans and system fans.
- Supports Intel Core processors
- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 plus technology
- IR digital power design
- 15µ gold plated CPU socket
- Multi-GPU support
- Durable solid capacitors
- GIGABYTE On/Off Charge 2 for USB devices
- Intel LAN with high ESD protection
- HDMI, DVI, D-SUB