You may remember that GIGABYTE launched three times USB power with its first batch of X58 motherboards last year with the idea of providing a better flow of power through the USB ports to provide added stability, support and faster charging of devices.
With the release of the Apple iPad, the folks at GIGABYTE took the opportunity to showcase the USB charging capabilities of its motherboards. GIGABYTE noted that most motherboards are unable to charge the iPad while it is turned on and operational since there is just not enough power sent through the USB ports.
Since many new GIGABYTE motherboards in the X58, P55, H55, H57 chipset series as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series can provide up to 1500 milliamps of power through the USB 2.0 ports, it is enough to charge the iPod while it is turned on.
In the video above that GIGABYTE produced, you can see the iPad is drawing around 1.25 amps of power from one of the USB ports from a P55A-UD5 motherboard.