The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas isn't just about media players and mobile products, there are also core PC products on display, and it doesn't get any more 'core' than motherboards. In a way, the convention is an ideal stomping ground for Gigabyte, which loves to throw around fancy terms and tout highfalutin-sounding technologies, like "3D Power."
What is 3D Power, you ask? It's a "unique Digital Power Engine" that will appear on Gigabyte's upcoming Series 7 motherboards that will allow digital control over all the main onboard power zones. A different kind of digital PWM design, if you will, and Gigabyte's pretty giddy about it.
"We are very excited about the new technologies that will feature on our 7 series motherboards, and are confident that our customers will find them, together with the performance and feature improvements on Intel’s future platform, extremely appealing," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of Gigabyte Motherboard Business Unit. "Product development and debugging for the new features is progressing really well, and we expect to have a full range of products available globally by launch day."
Playing on the 3D theme, Gigabyte also talked up its "3D BIOS," otherwise known as UEFI with a special 3D Mode. This particular iteration is also based on Gigabyte's DualBIOS technology.
Finally, Gigabyte debuted its G1.Sniper 3 motherboard with a dual LAN configuration consisting of Intel Gigabit and Killer Game Networking controllers. It also features Creative gaming audio and a micro-ATX form factor.