Gigabyte brings Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi to their X79 boards

Subject: Motherboards | November 2, 2011 - 03:42 PM |
Tagged: x79, gigabyte, bluetooth 4.0, G1-Assassin 2, X79-UD7, X79-UD5, bluetooth

Gigabyte is going crazy with the wireless options available to you in their X79 series of motherboards.

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With Bluetooth 4.0 available your iPhone 4S will be able to connect seamlessly to your Gigabyte motherboard.  The biggest improvement in the new standard is the power savings which it enables, something that iPhone 4S users are desperate for.  In fact if the attempt to standardize 3D glasses over Bluetooth 4.0 succeeds then one of these motherboards will be perfect for building a system connected to a 120Hz 3D monitor.

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As well, Gigabyte has extended their WiFi support to a dedicated card which sports dual antennas, one for WiFi and one for Bluetooth.  They also support the new Bluetooth Smart which is designed to work with a large variety of single use devices.   Your blood sugar monitor, house thermostat, security systems and smart watch could all connect to these motherboards as easily as your phone, headset or other Bluetooth devices.

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Source: Gigabyte
November 2, 2011 | 03:59 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Jeremy, why does this have to be about fuckin apple? Is that all bluetooth is good for?

November 2, 2011 | 04:59 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Did you read the last sentence? The PR mentioned the 4S but the last sentence I typed lists several other uses for Bluetooth.

November 2, 2011 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Starkie24

Do we know if they are going to sell the add-in card as a stand alone product? I would love to get my hands on one for my new HTPC build!!!

November 3, 2011 | 02:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

that card is just a addin pcie 1x module for the mini pci Bluetooth +wifi card
@Starkie24 look at this
http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/MP1.html

November 3, 2011 | 09:23 AM - Posted by Aussie Allan (not verified)

Someone's been listening or thinking!

Smart move not making the WiFi and Blue-tooth part of the board.....it seems Gigabytes surveys are stating to pay dividends.

Aussie Allan

November 3, 2011 | 07:47 PM - Posted by Macabre215

The lower end board has more ram slots than the higher end? I think those pictures might be messed up.

May 4, 2012 | 09:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just to chime in here, the bluetooth WILL NOT work on a 64 bit OS, only 32 bit.

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