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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic Debuts on GIGABYTE H61 Series Platform

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-- GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic Debuts on GIGABYTE H61 Series Platform --
-- Get the Ultimate Protection from Everyday System Failure --


Taipei, Taiwan, August 30, 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboard technology. Debuting on the Intel® H61 Express Chipset, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic is a range of exciting technologies that safe-guard PCs from common everyday threats, including humidity and moisture, electro-static discharge, sudden power loss and high operating temperatures.

“GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic builds on the success of previous GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ brands, adding new protective technologies that are crucial to DIY PC builders everywhere,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “The Ultra Durable 4 Classic logo makes a pledge that our customers will respect and appreciate: lasting stability and peace of mind.”

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards embrace a range of exclusive technologies that guarantee our customers the absolute best protection for their PC, with built-in features that prevent common malfunction threats users encounter on a day-to-day basis.

Humidity Protection
There is nothing more harmful to the longevity of your PC than moisture, and most parts of the world experience moisture in the air as humidity at some point during the year. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards have been designed to make sure that humidity is never an issue, incorporating a new Glass Fabric PCB technology that repels moisture caused by humid and damp conditions. Using a new kind of PCB material which reduces the amount of space between the fiber weave, Glass Fiber PCB technology makes it more difficult for moisture to penetrate compared to traditional motherboard PCBs. This offers much better protection from short circuit and system malfunction caused by humid and damp conditions.

Electrostatic Protection
All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards use high quality IC microchips that are rated with higher electro-static discharge (ESD) resistance than traditional IC implementations. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards use ICs with up to 3 times the ESD resistance levels compared to traditional ICs. This helps to better protect the motherboard, its components and the PC in general against potential damage caused by static electricity, a common threat to today’s PCs.

Power Failure Protection
If your home experiences a sudden power outage for any reason, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards are equipped to ensure that you won’t be dealing with a fatal malfunction. All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards use patented DualBIOS™ technology to provide fail safe protection for the BIOS on your motherboard, automatically refreshing your BIOS from a back up version in the case of a critical power outage. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards also feature special anti-surge ICs that protect your motherboard, and your PC, from any surge in power delivery that may occur, helping to ensure that your PC is equipped to deal with any kind of irregular and inconsistent power delivery.

High Temperature Protection
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards feature specially selected components that make your PC capable of higher temperatures in more extreme conditions, while at the same time preventing your PC from overheating. Using all solid capacitors for the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic range both reduces overall board temperatures while, making the motherboard more robust at higher temperatures. The choice of Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs also helps to reduce operating temperatures significantly compared to traditional MOSFET solutions. These component technologies combine to guarantee enhanced longevity and stability for your PC.

GIGABYTE H61 Platforms
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 motherboards are currently available for GIGABYTE H61 platform motherboards. The Intel® H61 Express Chipset supports 2nd generation 'Sandy Bridge' Intel® Core™ CPUs, and deliver Intel's industry-leading performance and advanced integrated graphics capabilities. Motherboards based on the Intel® H61 Express Chipset also offer a comprehensive range of unique GIGABYTE features that give mainstream PC users the most compelling platform on the market today.

Additional GIGABYTE Features
All GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards are equipped with GIGABYTE’s exclusive TouchBIOS™ technology, which offers a completely re-imagined way for users to interact with their PC BIOS. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic motherboards also support forthcoming technologies including next generation Intel 22nm processors, and PCI Express Gen. 3 expansion cards.

Available GIGABYTE Motherboard Models
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic will debut on the following Intel® H61 Express Chipset platform motherboards:

GA-H61-S3 GA-H61M-DS2 GA-P61-S3-B3 (1.1) GA-H61M-S2P-B3 (1.1)

You can learn more about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic by visiting: www.ultradurable4.com