Taipei, Taiwan, August 2, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today proudly announced that the GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard has again achieved the world’s fastest 3DMark Vantage score at P67148 marks using Corsair Dominator GTX2 memory and Corsair Professional Series Gold AX1200 power supply, proving that systems designed utilizing top-notch hardware can deliver truly impressive performance results.

“We’ve designed and engineered every aspect of the GA-X58A-UD9 to be the top in its class not only in terms of features, but also in terms of raw performance potential,” commented Richard Chen Vice President of R&D, Motherboard Business Unit, GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “We look forward to seeing more performance records being broken using the GA-X58A-UD9 and high-end Corsair memory, and we hope overclockers and power users have as much fun pushing the UD9’s limits as we had making it.”

“It takes patience, extraordinary skill, and superbly engineered components to set the world record for a popular, highly respected benchmark like 3DMark Vantage,” stated John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “We congratulate GIGABYTE on this impressive achievement, and are thrilled that Corsair DRAM and PSU components played a significant part in making this happen.”

This new record places the GIGABTYE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard in the No. 1 position on the Futuremark ORB website as the highly sought after ‘Fastest System – 3DMark Vantage’ configuration:

Futuremark Fastest System

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 takes 3DMark Vantage Fastest System crown with P67148 Marks (7/27/2010)

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 takes 3DMark Vantage Fastest System crown with P67148 Marks (7/27/2010)

About the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 Motherboard

GIGABYTE Unlocked Power

Power is the key to unlocking “True” performance, and nowhere is this more evident than with the unique power delivery system specially designed and engineered for the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9. Proprietary GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology incorporates an all new 24 phase design with industry leading Intel spec. driver MOSFETs that allow the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 to provide maximum power delivery for Intel LGA 1366 CPUs such as the Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core). GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology ensures utmost system stability and overclockability by providing clean, reliable power to the CPU.

A video demonstrating how GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology can provide up to 1500W of power to the CPU is available at:

Innovative Dual Power Switching Design

GIGABYTE Unlocked Power also delivers better durability and longer component lifespan due to the industry’s first Dual Power Switching design. When Dual Power Switching is activated, 2 sets of 12 power phases operate in tandem, automatically turning on one set of 12 phases and powering down the other 12, allowing the non active set to rest. By sharing the power workload between 2 sets of power phases, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching effectively doubles the lifespan of the power phases. Additionally, GIGABYTE Unlocked Power features built-in Auto Failure Protection, so if one power phase is damaged or fails, the motherboard will automatically disable its group of 12 phases, allowing it to still operate using the other set of twelve, unlike a traditional motherboard which would be unable to boot.

Maximum CPU Power Delivery

When CPU loading on the X58A-UD9 motherboard requires more than 12 phases to be active, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching temporarily suspends, and the full 24 power phases are automatically unlocked, allowing for maximum power delivery. For overclockers and power users, this means the full 24 power phases can be activated to deliver the highest amount of CPU power currently available on any desktop motherboard.

4-Way Graphics Support and GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration

Based on Intel’s highest end X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 offers a wide range of premium features tailor-made for PC enthusiasts who believe more is never enough. For those wanting to build the ultimate graphics monster machine, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 delivers with support for 4-way PCI Express 2.0 graphics (x16) for both ATI CrossFireX™ and Nvidia SLI™ technologies. The GA-X58A-UD9 also provides the latest in data transfer and storage capabilities with support for GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 6Gbps SATA support, including RAID 0 support for up to 4 times faster data transfer than the previous generation SATA II and GIGABYTE 3X USB power.

Unique GIGABYTE Technologies

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboards also leverage the success of GIGABYTE’s uniquely developed technologies including the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 3 design, which features 2x the amount of copper of a traditional PCB design, as well as the innovative Smart 6™ PC management tools, ON/OFF Charge for quick anytime iphone and iPad charging, Dynamic Energy Saver™ 2 power saving utilities, and DualBIOS™ technologies. Of course overclocking is where the GA-X58A-UD9 truly shines, with features designed for and by world-class overclockers including overvoltage controller ICs, real-time onboard Debug and System Alert LEDs and enough overclocking BIOS settings to push your hardware to its limits.


GIGABYTE has extended an invitation to owners of GA-X58A-UD9 motherboards to sign up for GIGABYTE’s VIP Service, allowing members to receive customized VIP service support directly from the engineers who have designed the motherboard. In addition, members who sign up before September 30, 2010 will be automatically entered to win an Apple iPad (Wi-Fi 64GB). To sign up as a GIGABYTE VIP, please visit:

To learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: and