Following Intel’s formal launch of the second generation of Core processors, codenamed Sandy Bridge, comes Gigabyte’s launch of their P67 and H67 series of motherboards for the Socket 1155 processors. These boards follow Gigabyte’s familiar motherboard naming pattern and will boast of USB 3.0, Sata 3.0 6Gbps and SLi/Crossfire features, along with support for the processor features like Turbo Boost 2.0 etc.

Gigabyte's high-end entry for Socket 1155

“This is the most important launch that we’ve had in recent years, because we expect the LGA 1155 socket to be around for many years to come,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE. “That’s why we’re planning to offer almost 50 different models by the middle of the year. It’s exciting for us to incorporate many of the high-end features on mainstream and entry level boards, such as the Max CPU Power VRM design that was first introduced on the X58A-UD9, to give our products a serious competitive advantage in the market. We’re more than just ready for Sandy Bridge, we’re eagerly looking forward to it,” he added.

List of motherboards

As you can see in the picture, Gigabyte have launched 17 motherboards right now, with plans to go right up to 50 and above. We’ll just have to wait until we actually get our hands on them to see how they perform and stack up to the competition.

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