GIGABYTE Unveils GA- H55N-USB3 motherboard with USB 3.0 mini-ITX form factor

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards,
graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today is proud to
unleash the world’s first USB 3.0 mini-ITX form factor GA- H55N-USB3 motherboard, featuring
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), HDMI interface, as well as a host of unique
GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable 3, 3x USB Power, On/Off
"The GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 was designed specifically for users
wanting to build the ultimate home entertainment PC; small and sleek
enough to seamlessly fit into the living room as part of the home, yet
powerful enough to easily transfer, store and view today’s many types
of digital media content, whatever the format," commented Tim Handley,
Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co.
Ltd. "Not only does the GA-H55N-USB3 offer one of the industry’s most
exciting integrated graphics solutions with flawless HD video playback,
it also allows users to spend less time waiting for their content to
transfer, and more time to actually enjoy it due to its USB 3.0 GIGABYTE
3x USB Power Boost features."

Powered by the Intel H55 chipset and
supporting the latest Intel Core i5 and Core i3 LGA 1156
socket processors with integrated on-die graphics, the GIGABYTE
GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard provides exceptional high definition content
playback unmatched by previous integrated graphic solutions. The
GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 is also equipped with GIGABYTE 3x USB Power Boost and USB 3.0 support by utilizing the
industry-leading NEC controller, ensuring users are able to take
advantage the next wave of high speed data transfer and storage
technologies. Also supported is GIGABYTE’s latest On/Off Charge
technology, allowing users to fast charge their Apple devices including
iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch devices even when the PS is powered off.

GIGABYTE has also designed the GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard to withstand
the rigors of an always on device, both in terms of energy efficiency
and temperature. Featuring the unique GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 design
utilizing 2x the amount of copper of a traditional motherboard PCB, the
GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 provides better power efficiency and lower
operating temperatures. The GA-H55N-USB3 is also equipped with the
GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver 2 for an even greater level of
system-wide power savings and DualBIOS technology, which provides a
back-up BIOS chip in case the main BIOS becomes corrupted or damaged.

USB 3.0 Support

The GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard supports 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.

3x USB Power Boost

The GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 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

On/Off Charge Support

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology that enables faster iPhone, iPad and
iPod Touch charging. A derivative of GIGABYTE’s highly acclaimed 3x USB
Power feature, On/Off Charge technology allows iPhone, iPad and iPod
touch devices to draw more current from GIGABYTE motherboard USB ports
than standard USB ports allow, with the added benefit that the PC can
be on, in standby mode or even off.


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