Gigabyte to launch massive motherboard?

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Not only will Gigabyte's new behemoth seemingly require a colossal case window in order to show it off, but it also appears to need a ridiculously-sized box. Here you can see it being modelled by Gigabyte's deputy director of motherboard marketing, Tim Handley. This is a picture of the retail package. Yes, we're talking about the actual size here.

The word in Gigabyte's office is that this big boy's whopping PCB has been given the internal moniker of 'OMG-ATX' to describe its dimensions. However, its form factor will probably be given a more sensible name when it's finally released.

The motherboard itself hasn't been given an official name yet either, and we had to blur out some of the logos to comply with an NDA. However, we heard a few murmurs in the office about a 'UD11' that could put the company's all-singing-all-dancing (£400) UD9 motherboard to shame.

There's no word on the official specs yet either, although we've heard rumblings about on-board SSDs striped together in RAID 0 configuration, as well as an army of solid state capacitors. Heck, given the size of the box, maybe it will even feature flux capacitors.


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TaPaKaH says:

hope it does well in Vantage/3DM11

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

Take note of trollface's lol. ________ EXPERT INSURANCE

Belgium Massman says:

Sam OCX said: hope it does well in Vantage/3DM11


But can it withstand rocks being thrown at it? :D

TaPaKaH says:

*waiting for iPad-like jokes

Denmark M.Beier says:

If the board is actually that size, it better be a quad socket

Australia Dinos22 says:

Massman said: But can it withstand rocks being thrown at it? :D


i think id be more worried about it being exposed to Celine Dion soundtrack :D

United States slngsht says:

Good eye, El Gappo. Yeah, it has trollfaces on the box

K404 says:

Is platform under NDA? X58? P67?

Japan PSYCHO a.k.a. kurumi says:

I think P67 because of its heatsink design.

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

slngsht said: Good eye, El Gappo. Yeah, it has trollfaces on the box


I meant the guy holding the box but ok :D ________ Babes Webcam

Belgium Massman says:

PSYCHO a.k.a. kurumi said: I think P67 because of its heatsink design.


Such a big board for a non-OC chipset?

Unless there are 2 sockets on that board ... :p

United States Gomeler says:

Funny joke :D

Dreadlockyx says:

What will be the next mobo format then ? XXL-ATX ? =D

Argentina Manu_182 says:

"OMG-ATX" lmao!! xD awesome name for a motherboard... another format could be "FTW-ATX" :P

Finland Mean Machine says:

Or it's just Tim holding a marketing size-box, you know, one of those for stores and stuff.

Japan PSYCHO a.k.a. kurumi says:

Massman said: Such a big board for a non-OC chipset?

Unless there are 2 sockets on that board ... :p


The news reported waht has board SSD RAID0.
So its dimention is very large, I think.

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