Gigabyte introduces three AMD 690 boards
Over a month has passed since the launch
of AMD's 690G integrated graphics chipset, and Gigabyte has now introduced
a trio of 690-based motherboards. Two of the mobos are based on the 690G chipset, but one of them features a so-called 690V chipset, which apparently has an integrated Radeon X1200 graphics chip with no support for HDMI video output. Chipset aside, this 690V-based GA-MA69VM-S2 motherboard is MicroATX-sized and has PCI Express x16 and x1 slots, two PCI slots, four 300MB/s Serial ATA ports with RAID, and Gigabit Ethernet.
The second of Gigabyte's new offerings, the GA-MA69GM-S2H, is more or less identical to the aforementioned except for its inclusion of a FireWire port as well as a 690G chipset with Radeon X1250 integrated graphics and HDMI output. Gigabyte's third offering is dubbed GA-MA69G-S3H. It has features similar to the GA-MA69GM-S2H's, but it's based on the full ATX form factor, which gives it room for an extra two PCI Express x1 slots. All three boards have been certified under the Windows Vista Premium logo by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs.