Next-gen GIGABYTE Ivy Bridge boards including Z77X-UD5H shown off in Las Vegas

(http://www.tweaktown.com) GIGABYTE just got done holding their "Meet the Executives" event at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas and one of the big points for staying ahead of their competition (ASUS) was to be first out with new technology.

One big new piece of technology coming out sometime later this year is Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. We are already bound by an NDA, so there is little we can say. A quick search on Google though shows things like native USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 support. It will be a mid-range platform, you can think of it as an updated Z68 Express for upcoming Intel processors.

After giving attending media a rundown on GIGABYTE's aims for 2012, Colin Brix of GIGABYTE started bashing on the door of a nearby room in the hotel suite and asked if we could interrupt and show off the Taiwanese company's range of upcoming Ivy Bridge boards. We got see the full model range including the G1. Sniper 3, G1 Sniper 3 M3 (Micro-ATX), Z77X-UD5H, Z77X-UD3H and B75M-D3H.

Fortunately we had video camera in hand and captured the whole deal. Watch it above. There are a lot of pictures in the photo gallery below, too.


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United Kingdom El Gappo says:

No UD7 or "OC" board then?

Canada Vinster says:

El Gappo said: No UD7 or "OC" board then?


I guess not. :(

Vin

United States Hondacity says:

no need, gb still has the z68 series... which should run ib still. is that a collin clone?

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

Think it's a genuine Collin lol. Heat-sinks do look much more... functional and the UD5 has a button :eek:

United States Hondacity says:

voltage readpoints and dip switches ...finally

TaPaKaH says:

Are they mad? Putting actually fuctioning heatsinks on a motherboard...

Italy Iron says:

Sam OCX said: Are they mad? Putting actually fuctioning heatsinks on a motherboard...


No, this one is just an ES for the press to say "ehy, we're here!". But in a month, with the final release, you'll se weapons back on it :lol:

Australia Dinos22 says:

El Gappo said: No UD7 or "OC" board then?


who says :D

Australia Dinos22 says:

Sam OCX said: Are they mad? Putting actually fuctioning heatsinks on a motherboard...


they are soooo 90s, we'd have to launch it with a Celine Dion soundtrack. I know you'd enjoy that :p

United States Hondacity says:

El Gappo said: No UD7 or "OC" board then?


look^^ dinos is saying thats a flucking clone lol

Australia Dinos22 says:

Colin is like Stig man, we really don't know what he looks like

Denmark M.Beier says:

dinos22 said: Colin is like Stig man, we really don't know what he looks like


But we do know what his leaked screenshots look like ;-)

Jokes aside, seems like a little dull lineup, but yet again, one can hope for a UD7 or OC board..
Do certainly hope for a trimmed board with good components, no need for silly sound (which sucks anyway) or fancy LAN.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Slightly OT, but will P67 support IB?

Just because there is no UD7 or OC board shown doesn't mean that there will definately be no such boards available :)

United States I.M.O.G. says:

Intel/MSI/Patriot party tonight was good. Cut me a break if the spelling or details aren't perfect:
http://www.overclockers.com/ces-2012-gigabyte-unveils-z77-motherboards/

El Gappo said: No UD7 or "OC" board then?


Neither are currently being designed for production. UD5 is it, no UD7. A new OC board isn't off the table of discussion, but it isn't close to happening in any way.

Hondacity said: voltage readpoints and dip switches ...finally


I have seen DIP switches before, however no DIP switches are pictured in this video or any images which we'll publish. There is however some onboard power, cmos, reset, and debug depending on model.

dinos22 said: who says :D


Colin says no. He didn't say the OC wouldn't ever happen either. There isn't anything on the horizon or being held back currently according to his comment when asked directly, and as mentioned in the article I linked above, there were some explanations for why it isn't currently being planned.


knopflerbruce said: Just because there is no UD7 or OC board shown doesn't mean that there will definately be no such boards available :)


See above, no UD7. They left it open enough on the OC that I could say "maybe someday", but if you were to tell me you were hungry, and asked me if you could eat lunch - "maybe someday" probably isn't the answer you were looking for. I'd like to see an OC board also, so maybe some real potential develops in the future.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Well, we'll see if we even need heavy OC style features on these chips, on Sb you didn't have to buy the most expensive boards to get the chip to max out - only the 01 tweak was relevant.

United States sin0822 says:

The UD5, G1 Sniper 3, and UD3 all have voltage read points, port 80H, and reset, power, and clear CMOs buttons all in the correct positions! But I think those features are somthing that heavily lacked from the UD5 series, and now to have it on the UD3 is pretty great.

BTW the G1 Sniper 3, did you guys see it? It has an extra heatsink for a new chip...
http://sinhardware.com/index.php/reviews/motherboards/88-gigabyte/86-sin-from-sin-city-gigabyte-z77-boards-at-ces

I am going to get some newer pictures up with some less watermark lol. Sorry i didn't watermark those.

Australia Dinos22 says:

OK IMOG you seem to be in the know :D

United States I.M.O.G. says:

Ya, I had just visited with them earlier in the day when I made that post, so thats just all the stuff that I found to be worth remembering for us types.

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