Gigabyte is showing two new high-end motherboards based on Intel's X48 chipset, namely the GA-X48T-DQ6 and its new flagship, the GA-X48-DQ6.
Gigabyte's new flagship carries the name GA-X48T-DQ6 and uses Intel's X48 chipset. Although the board only handles DDR3 memory, it supports memory speeds of up to 1900 MHz. FSB1600 CPUs are welcome as well. Two PCI-Express slots with 16 lanes each are available for ATI's CrossFire while a Realtek ALC889A HD chip provides audio output. Thanks to the new "Dynamic Energy Save" functionality, the voltage regulation modules are supposed to switch themselves off when the system only draws little power.
The GA-X48-DQ6 is also built around the Intel X48 chipset but still supports the less expensive DDR2 memory standard up to speeds of DDR2-1200. It, too, is ready for FSB1600 CPUs and provides two x16 PCI-Express slots for ATI's CrossFire. Both X48 boards offer connectivity for up to eight S-ATA devices.