Gigabyte ships gamer-friendly motherboard

P55 is a 'world first'
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P55 is a 'world first'

Gigabyte has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first motherboard without integrated graphics.

The GA-P55M-UD2 motherboard has been designed specifically for gamers and other individuals who have no intention of just using integrated graphics in their computers.

According to Gigabyte, the decision was made after a number of its customers said that they wanted a board that didn’t have any unnecessary extras, things that either would not be used, or might slow down data transfer. The vendor also confirmed the trend would not be restricted to this new board.

The GA-P55M-UD2, which is set to launch next month, is based on the Micro-ATX form factor and brings in a number of new features such as triple- channel DDR3 RAM.

It is also VRD1.111 ready, ensuring compatibility with Intel’s upcoming range of processors. The GA-P55M-UD2 is packed with a number of other features, such as Gigabyte’s Dynamic Gear power level switch and its Dynamic energy saving technology.