Gigabyte introduces its latest integration motherboards


HD sound, esata connections, multiple video outputs, is Nvidia’s direct commitment to the Intel integration market, both in home computers and HTPCs, and in direct opposition to AMD’s offer with its 690 chipsets. These boards support the latest Intel’s quad and dual core 1333MHz processors from FSB and it is expected that they will also have support for 45nm mics although there is nothing official at the moment.

Gigabyte’s offering for these chipsets is reduced in this press release:

Taipei, Taiwan, September 25, 2007 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., A leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launches its latest Series 73 motherboard consisting of the GA-73UM-S2H and GA-73PVM-S2H based on the GeForce® 7 Series of GPUs from NVIDIA®, establishing a new category of IGP boards that not only feature High Definition video playback with HDMI support, but also provide performance capable of competing with graphics solutions from today.

The GIGABYTE 73 Series is a new variety of boards featuring NVIDIA’s first UMA chipset for the Intel platform and supporting the latest Intel processors such as the Intel Core2 ™ Multi-Core processor. The GIGABYTE 73 Series brings new levels of performance and functionality to mainstream solutions with FSB support up to 1333 MHz and DDR2 800MHz memory, making the best of Microsoft® Window Vista ™ Premium.

Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® 7150 and 7100 GPUs respectively, the GIGABYTE GA-73UM-S2H and GA-73PVM-S2H offer an amazing home entertainment experience. Being perfectly compatible and offering the perfect performance in all DirectX 9.0 e applications, including support for Shader Model 3.0 that provides surprising and complex visual effects and faster and smoother gameplay. In addition to High Definition video playback, the GIGABYTE 73 Series provides HDMI connectivity with HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) support, enabling playback of Blu-ray / HD DVD and other content protected media. The GIGABYTE 73 Series also features DVI and VGA outputs, as well as a rear IO port and eSATA connectivity for fast and easy data transfer.

To exploit the maximum capabilities of the GIGABYTE 73 Series high definition, both motherboards incorporate the Realtek ALC889A audio codec characterized by its 7.1 + 2 channels output and its high performance DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with a ratio of 106 dB Signal-to-Noise of reproduction quality. The ALC889A also features DTS Connect ™ technology, providing the latest in cinema surround sound effects for unprecedented entertainment.

GIGABYTE Features 2 “S”

The GA-73UM-S2H and GA-73PVM-S2H are characterized by the 2 exclusive GIGABYTE “S” – “Smart” and “Safe” technologies.

GIGABYTE “Smart” technology includes highly innovative software such as Xpress Install, Download Center, @ BIOS / Q-Flash, Boot Menu and Smart Fan that allow easy and intuitive handling of BIOS and drivers.

GIGABYTE “Safe” technology combines superior hardware design with exclusive software applications that enhance the stability and reliability of your PC, applications such as Virtual Dual BIOS, BIOS Settings Recovery, HDD SMART, COM (Corporate Online Manager ), Xpress Recovery 2, and PC Health Monitor.

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