Gigabyte is announcing the release of three new AMD motherboards, including the first full-size 690G based board, the GA-MA69G-S3H. Two boards will be micro ATX form factor, the GA-MA69VM-S2 and GA-MA69GM-S2H. All three boards have Socket AM2 and support for DDR2-800. The smaller boards will come with gigabit ethernet, 8-channel audio, 4x SATA-II, and one each of PCIe x16 and PCIe x1. The S2H has additional features, including an HDMI output with HDCP support, along with firewire. That board is likely headed towards media centers with newer displays.

The full size board has everything the other boards have (excluding the HDMI connector) and more, such as an additional PCIe x4 slot. The board does not have dual PCIe x16 connectors, so though it is labeled as "CrossFire ready" it probably wouldn't be the best choice for such. Overall the boards are pretty standard, with nothing to awe at, but are the most robust boards based on the 690G chipset to date. The boards are already available at many online retailers.