GIGABYTE First With Motherboard iPad Recharging Capability

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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.

Press release, supported motherboard list, and driver download link inside.

The following is a press release:
GIGABYTE First With Motherboard iPad Recharging Capability
Over 40 GIGABYTE Motherboard Models Supply Sufficient Power to Charge an iPad While It Is Being Used

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).
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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

 

   
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
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