Gigabyte showcases upcoming AMD FM2 board Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 and Intel boards Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7, Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 WIFI
This board features a 32 phase VRM design. Other features on board include Digital 3D Power, UD5, BT 4.0+WIFI, mSATA for mSATA SSD, PCI Gen 3, 4 way SLI or CrossFire, Lucid Virtu Universal MVP , Dual GbE, On/off charge, Realtec ALC898 audio.
Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5 WIFI
This board is a Intel X79 chipset mainboard for the Intel Socket LGA2011. It supports all the latest 3D Power, 3D BIOS etc. It has UD5 and has a 8 phase VRM design. Other features include 3 way CrossFireX or SLI, 8 SAS connectors supports, 8 DIMM slots, 3X USB power etc.
AMD supporters have something to rejoice as Gigabyte prepares the next generation Socket FM2 board. The AMD series has always been cost effective solution for most users while Intel are for crazy LN2 overclockers who has too much money to spare.
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 is a higher performance socket FM2 APU board, it supports the next generation of Radeon HD 7000 DX11 integrated graphics within the processor (definitely beats the Intel Core i5 internal graphics). It supports dual graphics and CrossFire technology.
It uses a dual channel architecture and supports DDR3-2400+ (OC). As for the VRM design, it uses a 6+2 phase. The board has 3D BIOS, UD5, Displayport,HDMI, DualLink DVI output ports. Thre are also 6 SATA 3, 6 USB 3.0.
One thing to note, it has Lucid Virtu too. Install an add on graphics card, enable Virtu and get amazing scores (for non CPU bound graphics apps). It is definitely something worth waiting for.
The FM2 is rumoured to be available between Aug or not later by end of Nov.