Gigabyte launches power-saving motherboards

Gigabyte has launched its full range of Dynamic Energy Saver motherboards, including X48, X38 and P35-based motherboards.

The new motherboards feature advanced proprietary software and hardware design, including components from Intersil. The motherboards reportedly save power of up to 70 per cent and improve power efficiency by up to 20 per cent.

The multi-gear power phase design of Gigabyte’s Dynamic Energy Saver allows efficient switching of power phases depending on CPU workload.

When the CPU workload is light or at idle, the Dynamic Energy Saver downshifts gears and only allows the minimum required power phases needed to accomplish the task to operate. By turning off the power phases that are not needed, Gigabyte’s Dynamic Energy Saver is able to save power up to 70 per cent compared to traditional motherboards.

As soon as the workload increases, Dynamic Energy Saver recognizes that more power is needed and is able to shift into higher gear, turning on power phases as they are needed.

Gigabyte’s Dynamic Energy Saver interface also allows users to turn on and off the power saving features with a click of a button. It also features an LED display located directly on the motherboard, allowing users to see the dynamic gear shifting in real-time. The Dynamic Energy Saver technology also delivers additional power savings with its Dynamic CPU Voltage Control.