GIGABYTE today announced that it will offer replacement motherboards for all GIGABYTE motherboards with P67/H67/P65/PH67-chipsets by the end of April. Customers who have already bought a GIGABYTE Sandy Bridge motherboard may then swap their motherboards in the store where they were originally purchased.
As explained by Intel®, after a period of usage the SATA 2 ports 2~5 on motherboards based on Intel® 6 series B2 stepping chipsets may experience decreasing performance. Users who only make use of SATA3, which is downwards compatible with SATA 2, are not affected by this issue, and can use their motherboard without any limitations. GIGABYTE implements an additional Marvell chipset on most motherboards, which works independent from the Intel chipset and offers 100% performance.
By the end of April customers can bring their 6 series motherboard to the store where they originally made the purchase. According to Intel’s production plan, the 6 series B3 stepping chipset will be available during April, 2011. GIGABYTE will produce and subsequently ship replacement motherboards according to Intel’s chipset shipping schedule. GIGABYTE will provide an equivalent new motherboard for replacement.
Customers, who have problems with a GIGABYTE-branded P67/H67/B65 motherboard and its SATA ports as described by Intel, may contact GIGABYTE support via the global online support system GGTS (http://ggts.gigabyte.com). GIGABYTE has additionally arranged the email address firstname.lastname@example.org for all related questions about Sandy Bridge, which will be answered with the highest priority.
For further information or enquiries regarding GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards, please contact your local distributor or visit the GIGABYTE website at http://www.gigabyte.eu.
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