GIGABYTE Launches the AMD 690 Series

April 30, 2007 // 8:03 p.m.

Delivering Powerful High-Def Platforms for Your Home or Small Business

Taipei, Taiwan, Apr 26, 2007 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launched the new GIGABYTE 690 Series of motherboards, including the GA-MA69G-S3H and GA-MA69GM-S2H. Featuring the highest performing integrated graphics solution on the market, the AMD 690G chipset with ATI Radeon™ X1250 graphics core, the GIGABYTE 690 Series delivers extensive high-def video and audio capabilities to enable the latest high-definition digital multimedia systems.

Supporting the powerful and efficient AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processors and featuring the new AMD 690G chipset, the GIGABYTE 690 Series of motherboards provide advanced multitasking capabilities and industry-leading integrated graphics performance, allowing you to do more with your PC than ever before. In addition to supporting ATI AVIVO™ technology for delivering vibrant images and the smoothest HD video playback with ultra low CPU utilization, the GIGABYTE 690 Series provide a variety of display outputs including RGB, YPbPr and S-video as well as fully integrated DVI/HDMI and HDCP support, allowing compatibility with even the most modern high-definition TV’s up to 1920x1080.

For power users and extreme gaming enthusiasts looking to boost their graphics performance, the GIGABYTE GA-MA69G-S3H offers support for ATI CrossFire™ technology, delivering enhanced visual quality, blazing-fast frame rates and ultra smooth 3D rendering on a single display by combining the power of two or more Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). For users wanting comprehensive multitasking display capabilities, the GA-MA69G-S3H features ATI SurroundView™ Technology, enabling support for up to six independent monitors, so users can view multiple applications such as email, internet browsers and other productivity applications simultaneously.

The GIGABYTE 690 Series also delivers the highest quality, most engrossing high-def audio experience available. Utilizing the latest Realtek ALC889A, the GIGABYTE 690 Series enables Full Rate Lossless Audio for content protected media and support for both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats for an exhilarating home theater entertainment experience. The ALC889A also provides excellent audio performance with its DAC (Digital-Analog Converter) with 106 dB Signal-to-Noise ration playback quality and support for 7.1 + 2 channel high definition output to provide an outstanding audio experience for Windows® Vista™ Premium PCs.

Featuring the innovative GIGABYTE “S” Series technologies including Speed, Smart and Safe, the GIGABYTE 690 motherboards provide maximum performance and enhanced stability right out of the box. With easy-to-use overclocking tools to optimize system performance, user-friendly BIOS management utilities and enhanced BIOS protection features, GIGABYTE “S” Series motherboards help make computing simple, straightforward, and safe.

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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