-- GIGABYTE First With Motherboard iPad Recharging Capability --

April 14, 2010 // 11:08 a.m.

-- Over 40 GIGABYTE Motherboard Models Supply Sufficient Power to Charge an iPad While It Is Being Used --

TAIPEI, Taiwan – April 12, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced their full range of Intel chipset-based X58, P55, H55, H57 as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series motherboards all allow charging of Apple’s latest hot selling iPad while the device is in use (on) and also when not in use (off).

Recent industry and news reports indicate that USB ports on most Windows PCs are unable to provide enough power to charge the new iPad while the device is in operation due to differences between motherboard USB power output and the device’s charging specifications. However, GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is able to deliver extra power for devices that require more than the 500mA delivered from a traditional USB port. With a simple On/Off Charge driver update which can be found on the GIGABYTE website, GIGABYTE motherboard users are able to take full advantage of USB charging of their iPad, giving them more options and convenience when recharging their new device.

To download the GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: www.giga-byte.co.uk/Support/Motherboard/Utility_List.aspx.

GIGABYTE Motherboards Supporting iPad Charge
Intel X58 Intel P55
GA-X58A-UD7 GA-P55A-UD7 GA-P55-UD4 GA-P55-UD3L
GA-EX58-EXTREME GA-P55A-UD6 GA-P55M-UD4 GA-P55-US3L
GA-X58A-UD5 GA-P55-UD6-C GA-P55A-UD3P GA-P55M-UD2
GA-EX58-UD5 GA-P55-UD6 GA-P55A-UD3R GA-P55-USB3
GA-EX58-UD4P GA-P55A-UD5 GA-P55-UD3P GA-P55-USB3L
GA-EX58-UD4 GA-P55-UD5 GA-P55A-UD3
GA-X58A-UD3R GA-P55A-UD4P GA-P55-UD3R
GA-EX58-UD3R GA-P55A-UD4 GA-P55-UD3L-TPM
GA-EX58-DS4 GA-P55-UD4P GA-P55-UD3

Intel H57 Intel H55 AMD 800
GA-H57M-USB3 GA-H55-UD3H GA-890GPA-UD3H
GA-H55M-UD2H GA-890XA-UD3
GA-H55M-S2H More to be announced soon…
GA-H55-USB3
GA-H55M-USB3

About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life
GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.giga-byte.co.uk for more information.
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