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[TT] GIGABYTE shows us full range of new mobos at 101

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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 For my first meeting of 2008 I was invited to the GIGABYTE suite in Taipei 101 and what a view from the 36th floor but being the computer geek I am the sight from within was even better.



On entering the suite we were greeted with all of GIGABYTE’s new and up and coming boards.



First on the tour was a G45 based system. This little beauty was playing Blu-ray movies through the integrated graphics.



For the elite users the EP45-Extreme comes equipped with three PCI Express graphics card slots, DDR3 memory as well as a hybrid water cooling for the mosfets, NB and SB.



If you’re not keen on getting DDR3, there is a DDR2 version.



With Atom launching today, GIGABYTE’s GA-GC230D Atom powered motherboard was on display. We are really looking forward to getting this one in for review.



For a more budget conscious option to the DQ6, DS4 has the same six PCI Express GPU slots but runs less voltage regulation system.



GIGABYTE was only showing one AMD board at its suite, but what a board, based on the new AMD 790GX chipset with Hybrid Graphics support.



As for graphics cards, the only really exciting part (apart from the new ATI graphics card we couldn’t photograph due to NDA) was a 9600GT based board is a new three heat core passive cooler onboard.
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Toom me a minute to realise that the northbridge style heatsink was in fact the CPU
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man, that atom mobo is tiny. it makes that dimm slot look huge.
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Toom me a minute to realise that the northbridge style heatsink was in fact the CPU
Nope, that's the northbridge. The CPU is actually one of the passive ones, If I was told correctly, and Gigabyte are following Intel's example.
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Thats not natural in terms of motherboards...
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