GIGABYTE Enters Long Term Partnership with LUCIDLOGIX

Written by Ben Hardwidge

May 5, 2011 // 2:27 p.m.

GIGABYTE Enters Long Term Partnership with LUCIDLOGIX
Kicks Off with Extensive Virtu™ GPU Virtualization Software License on Future 6 Series Motherboards


TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 5th, 2011– GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new partnership with Lucidlogix, the makers of Virtu™ GPU virtualization technology. The partnership ushers in broad adoption of Virtu™ on future GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards, and sets the stage for long term cooperation between the two companies.

“We are excited about our new partnership with Lucid because of the huge potential for switchable graphics in the PC DIY market where GIGABYTE motherboards enjoy considerable market share,” said Henry Kao, VP of R&D, at GIGABYTE. “We believe that Virtu will add considerable value to GIGABYTE motherboards using Intel’s Sandy Bridge graphics and will provide our customers with the flexibility and choice they want from their system.”

"We are proud of our new partnership with GIGABYTE, who shares our vision of virtualization and high-performance computing for all," said Offir Remez, president and founder of LucidLogix. “We are sure that Intel Sandy Bridge motherboard customers will appreciate the seamless experience provided by Lucid GPU virtualization, enjoying both Intel graphics’ robust media features and powerhouse 3D gaming from whatever brand GPU they choose.”

GIGABYTE motherboards sporting Virtu™ will be available after the much anticipated launch of Intel’s next generation 6 series chipsets. These new 6 series motherboards will also feature the world’s newest icon-based BIOS, called GIGABYTE Touch BIOS™, for uniquely user-friendly PC system control and BIOS navigation. Motherboard models with Virtu technology include:

GIGABYTE Motherboard Models
Z68X-UD3H-B3
Z68A-D3H-B3
Z68MX-UD2H-B3
Z68MA-D2H-B3

For more information about GIGABYTE motherboards with Virtu please keep an eye on the official GIGABYTE website and the GIGABYTE Tech Daily blog.

About GIGABYTE
GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit uk.gigabyte.com for more information.

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