Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GIGABYTE X99 Case mode Made By Kier

GIGABYTE VIP suite at the Taipei 101's 36 floor was filled with exciting live demos, new motherboards and also a few amazing case modes. One of them was a gaming themed case mod built by the famous casemodder Richard Keirsgieter especially for Computex 2015.

Featuring a GIGABYTE X99 Gaming 5P motherboard, Intel Core i7 processor (5960X) and 16GB of  HyperX Predator DDR4, the build is all open to show the great water cooling works that is done on the graphics cards and CPU. This build also includes two GTX 970 and a 400GB Intel SSD 750 Series (connected of the M.2 to U.2 converter). 

Powerful, well cooled, really good looking... what else can a gamer ask for?

Friday, June 12, 2015

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Mobo Featured in Project Modern Orange

When it comes to making an epic case mod, leave it to Matteo Amodio from Italy to do it right. In its latest creation, Project Modern Orange, you can spot the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC, which fits perfectly with the orange theme of the build.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few for your viewing pleasure!

You can find more picture here:



Thursday, June 11, 2015

GIGABYTE X99 Champion Challenge Winners!

It is a bit with some delay, but at last the winners for our last competition hosted on are confirmed!!

We would like to congratulate Demac, FireKillerGR and Coldest for taking the top 3 positions by collecting the most points.

- #1: Demac with 193 points, wins $1,500 USD

- #2: FireKillerGR with 157 points, wins $800 USD

- #3: Coldest with 134 points, wins $500 USD

As for the lucky draw winners, we had 3 categories. One winner amongst the lowest scores, one winner amongst the submissions above 25 degree and one amongst the submissions bellow 25 degree. The winners are:

- Low score: Beakface, wins a GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboard

- Above 25°C: pho5ph0ric, wins a GIGABYTE X99-UD4P motherboard

- Below 25°C: strong island 1, wins a GIGABYTE X99-Gaming 5P motherboard

All winners have been contacted by email, so check your inbox to claim your prize!!

Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone for their participation.

See you soon at the next GIGABYTE comp.!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

GIGABYTE X99 bios and software updates (Windows XP)

Hey guys, 

X99 chipset has been out for some time and we’ve been working hard to improve on various benchmarking software and bios for the new platform. 

If you got yourself one of these GIGABYTE X99-SOC CHAMPION boards, you can now use the following tools to improve your overclocking efficiency. 

Here is what's uploaded: 

  • Gigabyte Tweak Launcher (GTL2.1 version B15.0611.1 for Win7/8/10 & GTL2.1 v B15.0129.1 for WinXP): allows real time voltage/parameters changes in windows as well as launch profiles 
  • MemoryTweak-X99 software (version B14.1218.1): allows real time memory timings changes in windows 
  • Windows XP ME support (need to install this to be able to change base clock in Windows XP)
  • Bios F4i for GIGABYTE X99 SOC CHAMPION Tip with CPUz to load faster is to edit the .ini file in the folder and change monitoring from 1 to 0! 

Download link:


Monday, June 8, 2015

GIGABYTE New 100 Series Overview by Sin0822

Many of you guys are very excited at the coming of the next generation of CPU from Intel and also at the next gen. of mobos that comes along with it. And so we are!!!

As you all know I am sure, Computex 2015 took place in our backyard last week and we had the visit of a very well known reviewer/overclocker/blogger/party animal at our suite, Sin0822. Of course we couldnt stop him for doing a good coverage of the new Z170X-Gaming G1... so here it is for you all's pleasure:

Friday, June 5, 2015

New day, new XTU world record!

GIGABYTE professional overclockers are at G.Skill booth at Computex overclocking as we speak. They've managed to improve on an already impressive XTU world record with a new score set at 3097 points.

Score link:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion voted the best overclocking board by European Hardware Awards

We're happy to announce that European Hardware Awards (EHA) named GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion as the best overclocking board. 

EHA was formed by KitGuru, Hardware.Info (The Netherlands), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Cowcotland (France), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), Hispazone (Spain), (Poland) and Lab 501 (Romania).
Combined, the European Hardware Association reaches a vast and unique audience. Here are some of the stats:-
Over 20 million hardware enthusiast visitors a month
Millions of interactions on Facebook
A combined database of more than 100,000 articles
Millions of individual, scientific hardware tests, going back man years


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gigabyte Overclocking Crew Set New XTU World Record

Computex 2015 is here and our overclocking crew is busy settings world records already. Coldest, Dinos22, HiCookie, SniperOz and Sofos1990 kicked things off with the XTU World Record set on GIGABYTE X99 SOC CHAMPION and Intel 5960X.

Hwbot score link:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GIGABYTE X99-Gaming 5P Receives the Editor’s Choice Award from TT


Steven Bassiri from Tweak Town publish last week his take on the GIGABYTE X99-Gaming 5P. I think it is safe to say that he liked his experience with the gaming motherboard. But why don’t you see for yourself, here is his final thoughts on the mobo.



Final Thoughts

The X99-Gaming 5P is a really solid Intel X99 motherboard. Being part of the second wave, it has fixes for some of the issues with GIGABYTE's first generation of X99 motherboards. The optimization of feature placement, larger heat sink, and socket with extra pins all provide incentives for the purchase of the new X99-Gaming 5P over its predecessor.

Overall system and IO performance is up to par with the best performing boards. The direct routing of PCH and CPU bandwidth to the slots and ports provides great compatibility and performance. While it has a 6-phase VRM, thermal performance and overclocking is excellent. I would have liked to see some OC features like a POST code display, but OC recovery was exceptional so if it had a POST code you probably wouldn't really need it. The extra pins in the socket and revised DDR trace routing help to increase cache overclocks and decrease the required amount of system agent voltage. While the cache frequency increase might not benefit those on air or water cooling, GIGABYTE is able to guarantee certain DDR4 3333MHz kits work with only XMP enabled, such as those from Corsair.


Overall I was impressed with the feeling of maturity the X99-Gaming 5P provided over its predecessor and other X99 motherboards I have tested. GIGABYTE does provide some premium gaming features, specifically in the audio section. The X99-Gaming 5P has GIGABYTE's top of the line onboard audio, and the replaceable amplifier with gain switch makes it one of the most versatile audio solutions for a motherboard.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

G.Skill announces DDR4 3666MHz kit, only capable of running on GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion

G.Skill just announced DDR4 3666MHz memory kit for X99 platform. You will need the GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion to run it!


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