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Gigabyte Releases Motherboard Designed For New Intel Processor

Gigabyte has released a new motherboard designed for Intel's Sandy Bridges processor that comes with a built-in 20GB solid state drive.

The Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD, which is based on the Z68 Express chipset for Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, has an m-SATA Intel Solid-State Drive 311 Series unit built into it.

According to Endgadget, the company has yet to announce the pricing of the motherboard but it is expected to be released in early June.

The motherboard comes with Intel’s Smart Response Technology which is designed to boost system performance with app caching. The 20GB SSD will allow users to install the OS and other daily use applications to make the most of the SSD technology.

Gigabyte also said that the motherboard will come with the LucidLogix Virtu switchable graphics technology that will automatically switch between the Intel graphic cards and the high performance graphics card depending on the type of application being used.

"By offering the Intel SSD 311 Series, optimized for Intel Smart Response Technology, with Gigabyte's Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard, we can bring the benefits of increased system responsiveness to more users," said Pete Hazen, director of marketing for Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group.

"A bundle such as this offers users an easy, plug-and-play entry into the quicker response environment of caching with an SSD."