Thursday, 5 November 2009

Gigabyte's USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 Mainboards

Gigabyte has announced seven new Gigabyte P55A-series motherboards featuring new Fast 333 onboard acceleration. Three technologies USB 3.0, SATA Rev. 3.0 and three times boost in USB together combined offer blazing fast data transfer speeds to Intel P55 Express chipset based Gigabyte motherboards.

New Gigabyte motherboards are Windows 7 ready, support LGA 1156 socket bearing Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with DDR3 memory modules. The seven new Gigabyte P55A series use USB 3.0 certified host controller from NEC Electronics. As per the USB 3.0 specifications, phenomenal 5GB/sec speeds are promised. But this will help only when more USB 3.0 specification based peripherals would be made available in the market.

The seven Gigabyte P55A series motherboards are:


Supporting the all new Serial-ATA revision 3.0 version, high-speed storage devices can offer data transfer speeds of up to 6Gbps. SATA rev 3.0 is capable of boosting transfer speeds by up to four times than those available in SATA 2.0 when storage drives are configured in RAID 0 mode.

Apparently, Seagate's Barracuda XT would be first hard disk to support SATA rev 3.0 connectivity interface. However, we'd like to know if the Windows 7-iPhone sync woes would continue with these new motherboards based on Intel P55 series chipset. Asus had also launched USB 3.0 featuring Asus P7P55D-E Premium motherboard