-- GIGABYTE Extends Ultra Durable 2 Range with GeForce® 9800 GT Series Graphics Accelerators --

July 30, 2008 // 8:06 p.m.

-- Quality Components make Quality VGA cards --
More Power Phases = Lower System Temperature + Extreme Power Efficiency --


Taipei, Taiwan, July 29, 2008 –GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announce the launch of their new graphics accelerators, the GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H, equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GeForce® 9800 GT graphics processor. The GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H both feature the GeForce® 9800 GT with respective 1GB/512 MB GDDR3 memory, delivering the highest levels of sophisticated game rendering for a greatly enhanced gaming experience. Transporting users into a new realm of gaming excitement, the GIGABYTE GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H feature 112 processors as well as support for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), providing the highest quality, High-Definition video for the ultimate home theater experience.

The GIGABYTE GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H are leading the industry for top quality design by featuring GIGABYTE’s unique Ultra Durable 2 Technology. With highly efficient components, such as ferrite core choke coils, low RDS(on) MOSFETs and all Japanese manufactured SMD mounted solid capacitors, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 graphics cards ensure the highest levels of reliability and stability, cooler working temperatures and enhanced overclocking capabilities for today's high performance, high definition platforms.

Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs – Ultra Cooling

A MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) is a switch that allows or stops electric current to pass through an electric circuit. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 graphics cards utilize Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs. These differ from regular MOSFETS in that they are specially designed to produce lower switching resistance and utilize lower power consumption. The result is faster electric current charging and discharging and less heat generation.

Ferrite Core Choke Design – Low Power Loss

If the MOSFET is in the "on" state, the current will then flow to the choke. A choke is an inductor that stores energy and regulates current. Choke coils help to prevent Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from the power supply from interfering with the power circuit. Instead of using the traditional iron core chokes, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 graphics cards feature Ferrite Chokes that are comprised of a compound of iron-oxide and other metal elements. These metal properties hold energy much longer than common iron-core chokes at high frequency, resulting in lower power loss.

All Solid Capacitors – Longer Life
From the choke, the current then passes through a capacitor. The capacitor stores electricity and delivers it to the component requiring power such as the GPU. GIGABYTE uses all Solid Capacitors to deliver maximum stability, reliability and longer system lifetime for general PC usage as well as for improved overclocking performance.

Integrated with NVIDIA Extreme High Definition (XHD) to enhance graphics resolution, the GIGABYTE GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H support the latest video output interfaces, including Dual Dual-Link DVI, for the highest dual 2560X1600 screen resolution. Differing from past GPU generations, the NVIDIA GeForce® 9800 GT also features a dedicated on-chip video processor for superb picture quality and ultra smooth video playback. For more details of the GIGABYTE GV-N98TZL-1GH and N98TZL-512H, please visit the GIGABYTE VGA website: www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Default.aspx

About GIGABYTE UNITED INC.
GIGABYTE UNITED INC., established in December 2006, is assuming the GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. Brand, which for the past 20 years has been a world-renowned leader in the motherboard industry. Continuing to focus on its core businesses of GIGABYTE branded motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. is committed to providing our valued customers with the highest quality products and services featuring the industry’s most innovative design.

In order to meet the challenges of today’s intensely competitive channel market, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. fully utilizes its key assets including its cutting-edge research and development team as well as its professional sales and marketing resources to continue to develop technologies to fit a complete range of digital life solutions. Now and for the future, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. will continue to embody the unique spirit and culture, which has made GIGABYTE one of the foremost brands in the industry.
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