Just like at Computex last year, Gigabyte shared its press conference with Intel, and took the opportunity to showcase its new motherboards based on the latest Intel chipsets. The GA-81955X Royal is based on the 955X chipset and offers support for the Dual Core Pentium Extreme Edition, while the GA-81945G Pro sports the 945G chipset for the more consumer focussed Pentium D dual core chip.
Unsurprisingly, Intel and Gigabyte spent much of the press conference extolling the virtues of dual core processing and multitasking. Thatâ€™s not to say that I donâ€™t think that itâ€™s something that should be promoted of course, personally I think that dual core chips really are the next big thing. However, Gigabyte did have a few other, very interesting things to talk about.