Gigabyte Unveils 8-Series Performance Motherboards

Gigabyte 8 Series Performance motherboards cover the company’s mainstream offerings for Intel’s 4th Generation Core processors and are complemented by the G1.Sniper and OC brands that provide more specialized motherboards for gamers and overclockers, respectively.

In addition to the Ultra Durable 5 design philosophy and UEFI Dual BIOS featured on all of GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, the mainstream models feature the following:

  • Dual Thunderbolt: Each Thunderbolt port supports maximum data transfer speeds with simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
  • Gaming Headphone Amplifier: Features a high capacity headphone amplifier that is able to drive 600Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones.
  • Ultra Cool: Features new heat sink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard, including the PWM area and chipset (PCH).
  • Ultra USB 3.0: Each of the 10 USB 3.0 ports are also provided with a dedicated fuse, ensuring that an unexpected malfunction on one port will affect only that port.

“With these new 8 series motherboards we’re adding more high-end features and technologies than ever before, blurring the traditional definitions of mainstream and high-end segments to offer our customers the ultimate platform,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “With great aesthetics, solid performance and more advanced features than ever before, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards are setting the standard for excellence.”

Further information is available at the source linked above.

  • slomo4sho
    This is a little dated:
  • unknown9122
    I really like the Gigabyte UD5H. I think I will go with Gigabyte over ASUS for the first time ever.
  • patrick47018
    I also use a Gigabyte UD5H and couldn't be happier ^_^
  • jungle71
    nice. but am happy with my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX + only got that months ago
  • dimar
    My favorite of Z87 is MSI Z87 MPOWER Max so far :-)
  • Duckhunt
    I have a few gigabyte mobos. Also some other brands. They seem to last forever. Though i have put on additional cooling with some fans and chopped up metal from other pc power supplies to push down the temperatures.
  • spacel
    now that the g1 series is out, is this motherboard still relevant for gaming ?
    gigabyte g1 and unveils 8-series