GIGABYTE Launches i-Cool for intelligent CPU Performance and Fan Noise
Make Your PC Cool
and Quiet with i-Cool!
Taipei, Taiwan 7th December,
2005 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading
manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions,
today introduced GIGABYTE i-Cool, the intelligent CPU performance and fan
noise control utility!
environment, PC’s thermal and acoustic performance is becoming more and more
important. A desirable PC should be cool and quiet; GIGABYTE i-Cool
utility allows users to reduce heat generated by CPU through reducing the CPU
clock speed and enabling CPU fan to run slower and quieter.
The GIGABYTE i-Cool
utility achieves this through 5 CPU power usage settings targeting applications
that require different performance levels. Additionally, it also reduces the CPU
fan speed to achieve best thermal and acoustic performance ratio!
Level 1 is most suitable for internet
browsing or productivity applications such as word processing, where CPU
performance is set to 12.5% of its maximum value. Level 2 sets the CPU performance to 25%
and is well suited for playing DVD movie and music where reduced unwanted noise
drastically improves the user experience. Level 3 sets the CPU performance to 50%
and is well suited for applications such as file copying and disk defragmenting.
More demanding applications such as virus scanning and music or photo editing
are well suited to level 4 where
sets the CPU performance to 75%, while the most demanding applications such as
gaming or 3D editing require level 5
where sets the CPU performance to 100%.
technical and mainstream users a like, i-Cool
provides a simple indication of current status of CPU by indicating
estimated power usage, fan noise and performance in each level when selected. An
intelligent auto mode can be selected so that CPU performance is dynamically
adjusted to cater for user’s requirements as applications are opened or closed.
The GIGABYTE i-Cool
utility will initially support GIGABYTE Intel 945 series chipset motherboards,
and can be downloaded for free from official GIGABYTE website
with full list of supported motherboards at
GIGA-BYTE Technology Co., Ltd. was
established in 1986 and has earned a global reputation for its outstanding
achievements in the motherboard industry by upholding the concepts of
innovation, quality and reliability. Over the years, GIGABYTE has won
recognition and numerous awards, including the Golden Brains Prize, the Taiwan
National Award of Excellence for achieving a 100% winning rate for products
submitted over the past eight consecutive years, and the Taiwan National Quality
Award. GIGABYTE is dedicated to
providing total digital life solution for customers -from product concept and
design, to mass production, all the way to integration. GIGABYTE’s ever
expanding product family of motherboards, graphics cards, PC peripherals,
Desktop/Notebook PCs, plus wireless networking and servers, represents a
complete computing solution. The spirit of “Upgrade Your Life” at GIGABYTE is
clearly reflected through its commitment to researching newer technologies and
innovative design as well as ensuring product quality. Now and in the future,
GIGABYTE will continue to follow its vision of becoming the most valuable brand
of digital life solutions in the world.
For more information about GIGABYTE, please visit its official website