Gigabyte introduces USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps AMD boards

GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of
motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to introduce their
latest 333 Onboard Acceleration technology featuring support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost,
as well as 8+2 power phases, Ultra Durable 3 (UD3) and Easy Energy
Saver (EES) on AMD 700 series chipset motherboards including the GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3.

“By extending our 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies to the AMD
platform, GIGABYTE is enabling more of our customers to take advantage
of the many benefits high speed data transfer and storage has to
offer,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President GIGABYTE Motherboard
Business Unit. “As the leader in motherboard innovation, GIGABYTE is
proud to be able to deliver the very latest technologies to our
customers, and with next generation storage capabilities including USB
3.0, SATA 3.0, as well as GIGABYTE’s own unique 3x USB Power Boost,
tomorrows performance has truly arrived today.”

Equipped with the AMD AM3 socket, the GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3
motherboards allow users to elevate their rig beyond the standard
limits with support for the latest 45nm AMD Phenom™II/ Athlon™II
processors featuring HyperTransport 3.0 and integrated DDR3 memory
controller. Built with the highest level of top notch engineering,
these 3 new models feature an extremely durable 8+2 CPU VRM power phase
design, able to handle the power demands from 140W CPUs with ease.
GIGABYTE also makes it easy for users to take advantage of extended
power savings with the GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver™. Featuring an
advanced proprietary software design, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver™ is
able to dynamically adjust CPU power depending on workload, delivering
just the right amount of power needed for the task.

USB 3.0 Support
motherboards support the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0
technology made possible through an onboard NEC uPD720200 host
controller. With superfast transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps, users are
able to experience an almost a 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. The onboard NEC
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology also provides new power management
features that include increased maximum bus power and device current
draw to better accommodate power-hungry devices.

SATA 6 Gbps Support
Yet another onboard feature of the GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3
motherboards is Marvell’s new 88SE9128 chips for high-speed SATA
Revision 3.0 compatibility, delivering superfast 6Gbps link speeds for
twice the data transfer rates of SATA Revision 2.0 (3 Gbps). When used
in RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, the GIGABYTE AMD 700A series motherboards
offer even faster data transfer rates of up to 4x the speed of current
SATA interfaces. Another advantage of the Marvell SE9128 is its onboard
RAID processor, which enables hardware based data balancing for ultra
low CPU utilization, providing a much more powerful RAID solution
compared to traditional software based RAID.

3x USB Power Boost
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 a more stable and plentiful power delivery.

For additional information about the GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3 motherboards, please visit Official GIGABYTE Forum at:,907.0.html


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