Gigabyte motherboards allow Apple iPad charging

Gigabyte announced that 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 iPad while the iPad is in use (on) or not in use (off).  Gigabyte motherboards feature 3x USB power technology which essentially triples the industry standard specified amount of power supplied from their USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports – bumping their USB 2.0 ports from 0.5A to 1.5A and their USB 3.0 ports from 0.9A to 2.7A.  In order for users to enable this feature, they need to download and install Gigabyte’s On/Off Charge driver.

Standard Specifications GIGABYTE 3x USB
USB 2.0 ports 0.5A x 5V = 2.5W 1.5A x 5V = 7.5W
USB 3.0 ports 0.9A x 5V = 4.5W 2.7A x 5V = 13.5W

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

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