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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Technology Earns Best of Computex 2012

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Posted June 18, 2012 by Kevin in News

City of Industry, California, June 18th , 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced that GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 Technology utilizing award winning IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs has earned the Best of Computex 2012 award by leading tech authority, Tom’s Hardware. The award falls into the ‘Systems and Components Innovation’ category, and has been published on the Tom’s Hardware website, http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/597-computex-awards.html.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including the highest rated and awarded IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured on a range of new motherboards based the Intel® X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.

“We are extremely happy with the Best of Computex 2012 award from Tom’s Hardware because Ultra Durable 5 is our most important new technology this year,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “We had overclockable Intel k sku CPUs in mind when we designed the Ultra Durable 5 CPU power zone, and this award provides excellent recognition for all the work that went into our new CPU power design.”

“We like Gigabyte’s promise that the PowIRstage IR3550, which is found on all motherboards with Ultra Durable 5 technology (UD5), increases efficiency and improves stability. This is particularly important in overclocked systems, where UD5 it could raise the bar for systems that run on liquid cooling. Such systems might not even require a CPU fan anymore, which today has to be used to cool the voltage regulators.” said Benjamin Kraft, Managing Editor of Tom’s Hardware Germany, representing Tom’s Hardware worldwide at Computex.

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