Gigabyte Atomic Overclocking Masters Competition and Gigabyte X38 DQ6 Sneak Peek
Published: 12th October 2007 | Source: Overclock3D.net |
During the course of the evening Colin Brix (Gigabyte Product Manager - Marketing Division) gave a Power Point presentation on the features of Gigabyte' X38 based motherboards. You can see that Gigabyte really have put some serious thought into these motherboards, and the result should be some seriously stable and overclockable motherboards. Colin was kind enough to allow me a copy of his presentation for you all to see, and some of it has been included below...
Instead of using regular Iron Chokes, Gigabyte Ultra Durable 2 Series motherboards feature Ferrite Chokes. Ferrite is a compound of Iron-Oxide and other metal elements, and the properties of this compound means that it holds energy better at higher frequency, resulting in lower power loss.
The humble capcitor's primary role is to store electricity and then deliver it to the component requiring power, such as the CPU. Increasingly we are seeing the move to All-Solid Capcitors, and Gigabyte use quality Japanese manufactured capacitors to deliver maximum stability, reliability and to eliminate the potential problem of leaking electrolytic capacitors that we have seen in the past. Sure the inclusion of these quality parts will add to the cost of the motherboard, but the end results justify the means.
All things considered I believe that Gigabyte has made a definite step in the right direction regarding the inclusion of quality parts on their Ultra Durable 2 line of motherboards. Sure quality parts cost money, but the added benefits of stability, overclockability and longevity are well worth it in my opinion.
Overclock3D.net would like to thank Tim Handley, Lili Wu and Colin Brix from Gigabyte United Inc, and Ben Mansill from Atomic magazine for making this report possible.
(Lili and Colin from Gigabyte)