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GIGABYTE 7 Series motherboards feature an exclusive EZ Setup utility that allows users to more easily implement the latest Intel® technologies that can help speed up your PC.
Within the EZ Setup utility users will find three ‘EZ’ setups applications that will offer greatly simplified install procedures for these key Intel® technologies:

    • Intel® Smart Response
    • Intel® Rapid Start
    • Intel® Smart Connect

* EZ Setup utility is available for download from the official GIGABYTE website.

*Functions supported will be vary by chipset's specification.


Intel® Smart Response Technology: Faster than an HDD-only system
GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel® Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD only systems. Intel® Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness. In fact, 7 series motherboards with  Intel® Smart Response Technology are able to deliver 4x performance of HDD-only systems.
* Benchmarks for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.

* SSD-Like System Responsiveness
outperforms HDD-only systems by more than 4X
SSD Caching + HDD                 
PC Mark Vantage (HDD Score)       
  Intel® Smart Responese Technology
  HDD-only system

EZ Smart Response
Traditionally enabling Intel® Smart Response meant an install and setup procedure that would involve several steps and could be quite time consuming and even daunting for less experienced users. EZ Smart Response allows users to setup and configure Intel® Smart Response technology in one just one step.

GIGABYTE EZ Smart Responese     only
As little as 5 Min. Setup Time 1 Step
      Click GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response Utility
           Intel® Smart Response Operational
  * GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response Setting
Lower is better  
                  5 Mins.
120 Mins.
           GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
           Traditional Intel® Smart Response
* If the system is in IDE mode and requires an OS reinstall.
* Approximate setup times.

Traditional Intel Smart Responese     Up to
1~2 Hours Setup Time 9 Step
Boot into BIOS       
Change IDE to RAID Mode        
Can't Enter Windows         
Reinstall Windows OS         
Manually Install Intel Smart Response        
Configure Intel Smart Response        
Intel® Smart Response Operational         

Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology means that your email, favorite apps, and social networks are continually and automatically updated even when the system is asleep. No more waiting for the latest world news or friends’ updates to be delivered—just press the ‘on’ button and you’re up-to-date and ready to go.
Auto Sync with Cloud
No manual interaction required to synchronize with cloud services.
Data Ready
Email, social media, and cloud apps always updated and available at power on.

Intel® Rapid Start Technology™
Intel® Rapid Start Technology™ gets your device up and running faster from even the deepest sleep. This means users will be able to experience almost zero power draw from their PC, but be able to resume Windows® 7 is a few seconds without having the PC go through a full system boot. With Intel® Rapid Start Technology the previous session resumes to the exact as it was, so that applications are still in the same state and no application data is lost.


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