TAIPEI, Taiwan – April 12, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced their full range of Intel chipset-based X58, P55, H55, H57 as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series motherboards all allow charging of Apple’s latest hot selling iPad while the device is in use (on) and also when not in use (off).

Recent industry and news reports indicate that USB ports on most Windows PCs are unable to provide enough power to charge the new iPad while the device is in operation due to differences between motherboard USB power output and the device’s charging specifications. However, GIGABYTE’s unique USB power design is able to deliver extra power for devices that require more than the 500mA delivered from a traditional USB port. With a simple On/Off Charge driver update which can be found on the GIGABYTE website, GIGABYTE motherboard users are able to take full advantage of USB charging of their iPad, giving them more options and convenience when recharging their new device.

To download the GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Utility_List.aspx

You can see an exciting video of the iPad being recharged here.


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GIGABYTE Motherboards Supporting iPad Charge

Intel X58 

Intel P55 

GA-X58A-UD7 

GA-P55A-UD7 

GA-P55-UD4 

GA-P55-UD3L 

GA-EX58-EXTREME 

GA-P55A-UD6 

GA-P55M-UD4 

GA-P55-US3L 

GA-X58A-UD5 

GA-P55-UD6-C 

GA-P55A-UD3P 

GA-P55M-UD2 

GA-EX58-UD5 

GA-P55-UD6 

GA-P55A-UD3R 

GA-P55-USB3 

GA-EX58-UD4P 

GA-P55A-UD5 

GA-P55-UD3P 

GA-P55-USB3L 

GA-EX58-UD4 

GA-P55-UD5 

GA-P55A-UD3 

 

GA-X58A-UD3R 

GA-P55A-UD4P 

GA-P55-UD3R 

 

GA-EX58-UD3R 

GA-P55A-UD4 

GA-P55-UD3L-TPM 

 

GA-EX58-DS4 

GA-P55-UD4P 

GA-P55-UD3 

 


Intel H57 

Intel H55 

AMD 800 

GA-H57M-USB3 

GA-H55-UD3H 

GA-890GPA-UD3H 

 

GA-H55M-UD2H 

GA-890XA-UD3  

 

GA-H55M-S2H 

More to be announced soon… 

 

GA-H55-USB3 

 

 

GA-H55M-USB3