Intel is all set to launch their Ivy Bridge platform, sometime next month and already, motherboard manufacturers are busy showing off their creations. This years CeBIT 2012 was the perfect playground for all major board partners to flaunt their upcoming products. Like many, Gigabyte will be announcing their new digital power engine and Ultra Durable 4 features for the upcoming 7-series boards. This also includes their new 3D BIOS, which finally bids farewell to the old blue screen.

New features in a new package

New features in a new package

Visitors to CeBIT got an exclusive look at motherboards that feature the latest All Digital Engine design for the PWM. Their new All Digital power design allows users greater control over the power, delivered to their 3rd generation Intel Core processors that use the LGA 1155 socket. Using entirely digital controllers for the CPU, processor graphics, VTT and system memory, users can enjoy more precise power delivery to the PC’s energy sensitive components than previously possible. 

Gigabyte will also be offering an updated look and feel of their 3D BIOS that is based on the exclusive Gigabyte UEFI DualBIOS technology. 3D BIOS offers two distinct modes of interaction in a BIOS environment, 3D Mode and Advanced Mode, that re-draw the traditional BIOS user experience with a far more intuitive and graphical interface. Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 4 motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee DIY PC builders the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats including humidity and moisture, electro-static discharge, sudden power loss and high operating temperatures.

The 7-series motherboards will also feature an onboard mSATA connector that, together with Gigabyte’s EZ Smart Response technology allows users to simply and cost effectively enjoy better responsiveness from their PCs. mSATA solid state drives have been made popular by the rapid growth of tablet PCs, and provide a cheaper solution for smart caching because they are available in smaller capacities than traditional SSDs. We’ll let you know how these fare, once we get our hands on a review sample, so stay tuned.

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