Gigabyte motherboards, the very first to offer fully certified dual onboard
Thunderbolt™ ports. Capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus 3 digital
displays simultaneously, with breathtaking data transfer speeds that can
transfer 1TB of data in only five minutes, Gigabyte Thunderbolt™ motherboards
offer the fastest connection interface ever on the desktop PC.

Gigabyte Thunderbolt™ motherboards allow users to daisy chain up to 12
devices simultaneously via an incredible bi-directional 10Gbps data pipeline
that includes both PCIe and DisplayPort traffic. Gigabyte Thunderbolt™
motherboards redefine desktop PC connectivity to make it far easier to connect
multiple high speed storage devices and HD displays to your PC than ever before.

Dual Thunderbolt™ - Fast, Flexible and Simple Connectivity for your

Gigabyte Thunderbolt™ motherboards are the first to be certified by Intel
featuring dual Thunderbolt™ ports directly on the motherboard back panel I/O,
with each Thunderbolt™ port supporting a maximum data transfer speeds with
simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps - this means
you can transfer a full HD 1080p movie in under 30 seconds.

Gigabyte's dual port Thunderbolt™ implementation ensures the absolute maximum
potential connectivity, with support to connect up to 12 individual devices
simultaneously, with each port offering full 10Gbps bandwidth.

Gigabyte Ultra Durable™

The Gigabyte motherboard employ award winning Gigabyte Ultra Durable™ 5
technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone
including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and
high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to
deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured
on a range of new motherboards based the Intel®X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets,
Gigabyte Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality
motherboard design...

Gigabyte All Digital Power Engine

Gigabyte Z77 series motherboards take advantage of an exclusive All Digital
PWM controller array, to deliver power to the board's 3rd generation Intel®
Core™ processor. Using entirely digital controllers means that more precise
power delivery to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive
components is possible. These components include the CPU, VTT, processor
graphics and memory, without doubt the most important components on your
motherboard. This All Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage
Compensation, provides you with exceptional control over the component power
delivery on your Gigabyte 7 series motherboard.

Gigabyte 3D BIOS (patent pending)

The revolutionary Gigabyte 3D BIOS application is based on Gigabyte UEFI
DualBIOS™ technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes of
interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique
and powerful graphical interfaces.

At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS
ROMs containing Gigabyte's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology.
With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid
user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS™ makes BIOS configuration a new
and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also
brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors

New 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors are based on the new 3rd
generation Intel® Core™ processor architecture, manufactured using the latest
22nm process to create a visually optimized processor platform. Based on the
mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors feature up to
four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache,
and overall performance when you need it most.

What's New:

  • Intel BT Driver for Windows 7 64-bit