Gigabyte Technology has announced that their full range of Intel chipset-based X58, P55, H55, H57 as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series motherboards all allow charging of Apple's iPad.
Recent industry and news reports indicate that USB ports on most Windows PCs are unable to provide enough power to charge the new iPad while the device is in operation due to differences between motherboard USB power output and the device's charging specifications.
However, Gigabyte's USB power design is able to deliver extra power for devices that require more than the 500mA delivered from a traditional USB port. With a simple On/Off Charge driver update which can be found on the Gigabyte website, Gigabyte motherboard users are able to take full advantage of USB charging of their iPad.
To download the GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver, click here http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Utility_List.aspx.
Go to the next page for an entire list of GIGABYTE Motherboards Supporting iPad Charge
Publish date: April 19, 2010 2:09 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:14 pm