Thursday, March 16, 2017

HWBot Reports on March Madness 2017 OC Event

Below is a repost from HWBOT


GIGABYTE March Madness, Half-Way Update – Bullshooter (Germany) Lead


Today we have reached the halfway point of the GIGABYTE March Madness contest on OC-ESPORTS. The contest runs for the entirety of the month of March with stages staggered to end at various points throughout the month. Stage 1 is just days away from closing with Stage 2 opening up immediately after. The contest offers a massive prize pool worth more than $2,500 USD and is open to overclockers from all HWBOT leagues.


At this halfway point we find veteran Extreme overclocker Bullshooter from Germany leading the table with solid performance in the 3DMark Time Spy Physics benchmark. As with all stages in the contest, CPUs are limited to a maximum of 5,003MHz – a way to level the field in terms of binning and an great opportunity to show off your memory overclocking and tweaking skills. Bullshooter’s score of 6,680 marks was achieved using an Intel Core i7 7700K and a GeForce GTX 1060 clocked at 1,620MHz (+15.38%). His choice of memory is a GALAX HoF OC Lab DDR4 kit pushed to 3,748MHz (12-11-11-28). In terms of GIGABYTE motherboard, he opted for a Z270X-UD5.


In second place we find kimandsally from the UK with a devilishly high score of 6,666 marks. Kimandsally also used a Core i7 7700K, this time paired with a GTX 1080 at 1,709MHz (+6.35%) and a G.SKILL DDR4 kit pushed to 3,734MHz (15-15-15-32). The motherboard used was a GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming 7.


In third place we find YouTuber extraordinaire, Buildzoid who opted for a GIGABYTE Z270N-WIFI board (largely due to its memory optimized, dual-slot configuration). Using an i7 7700K and an R9 Fury at stock he managed to configure his Geil SUPER LUCE DDR4 kit to 3,538MHz (14-18-18-28) which puts him very close to equal second place with a score of 6,665 marks.


Stage finishes in just a few days, after that we turn our attention to Stage 2 which is all about tweaking memory and OSes for the Geekbench3 Multi-core benchmark. Make sure to check out the standings and scores of the GIGABYTE March Madness contest here on the OC-ESPORTS website.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Team Up with AORUS at PAX East 2017

2017/3/6 Total Pages: 2NEWS RELEASE
Team Up with AORUS at PAX East 2017

Experience latest gaming arsenal with non-stop fun at AORUS booth


Taipei, Taiwan – March 2, 2017 – AORUS, the emerging force of hardcore PC gaming hardware and gears powered by GIGABYTE, is coming to PAX East for the first time to celebrate gaming with the fans and the community. Making the grand debut, AORUS is bringing a wide array of its latest gaming products and gears to one of the largest gaming festivals in North America, along with tons of exciting games, activities and prizes readied for everyone to enjoy during the three-day celebration.

Unveiling of Latest AORUS Hardware
A wide spectrum of gaming hardware from AORUS will team up for showcase before the sold-out crowd on this year’s PAX East show floor. In addition to the prestigious X series gaming laptops, AORUS has extended its gaming frontier further this year with the new 200 series motherboards, as well as the monstrous GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition graphics card designed to deliver the ultimate performance and customization for the enthusiasts.
At the venue, AORUS will also be highlighting its upcoming gaming peripherals, ranging from mechanical keyboard, mouse to gaming headset, as well as PC chassis that are going to dazzle the visiting gamers with their gamer-centric designs and personalized styling through the full spectrum RGB.

Round-the-clock Activities, Non-stop Fun
With the entire booth transformed into a gaming arcade center filled with entertainment and excitement, everybody will get a chance to experience the latest gaming technology from AORUS through unique game mode competitions, VR gaming and much more. Attendees could pre-register online for their Fast Pass to maximize the fun with minimal wait. As part of AORUS gaming brand celebration, tons of prizes are up for grab on site. Any BYOC gamers who bring their GIGABYTE or AORUS hardware/gears with them to PAX East can sign up in advance to receive a fan-exclusive LAN goodie bag at the booth for free!
AORUS will also be joined by streaming stars Zombiunicorn and LeX, who will be broadcasting live from the booth and interacting with the gamers both online and offline all the way through the event. The expo will be open from March 10 through 12 at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, and AORUS will be ready to party up with everyone at Exhibit Hall A #11031.

Claim Fast Pass and LAN goodie bag on AORUS online pre-registration page:

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Friday, March 3, 2017

GIGABYTE Announces AM4 Ryzen™ Support


GIGABYTE Announces AM4 Ryzen Support

AORUS Motherboards Arise with the New AM4 Ryzen™ Platform

Taipei, Taiwan, February 24th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce the rise of the AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards on the New AM4 Platform from AMD. The AM4 Platform will host the X370, B350 and A320 Chipsets which all support the AMD Ryzen™ processors. GIGABYTE will have all three chipsets available, each fully optimized for CPUs with 8-Cores and 16 Threads, for consumers who are interested in any segment of the platform. With user-centric features exclusive to GIGABYTE, consumers will find RGB Fusion, Smart Fan 5 and Dual 120 dB SNR ALC1220 Audio Chips that provides a solution like no other.

With anticipation building for the new platform, GIGABYTE has made no compromises with its innovative technologies. The fully customizable RGB LEDs from RGB Fusion will allow users to customize their system exactly the way they want. Smart Fan 5, an intuitive user interface, works in tandem with hybrid fan headers for optimum cooling performance and system protection. Moreover, RGB Fusion has made its way onto many accessories and peripherals already in the market. RGB Fusion Ready devices allow enthusiasts to control all of their RGB lit products from a single interface.

“This is an exciting time for GIGABYTE as AMD Ryzen processors will bring new technologies and innovations that many of our consumers have longed for,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “Even more so, GIGABYTE has continued to improve upon the platform adding exclusive GIGABYTE features that enthusiasts demand.”

AMD Ryzen - Powerful in Purpose. Efficient in Design.

The new GIGABYTE Gaming and AORUS Gaming Motherboards will be built with support for AMD Ryzen. Ryzen, built on the AM4 platform, has crucial technologies that ensure users have the most efficiency when it comes to performance and power consumption. With features like Pure Power, Precision Boost, Neural Net Prediction, Smart Prefetch and an Extended Frequency Range, AMD Ryzen is ready to address the needs and demands of gamers and enthusiasts.

AMD Socket AM4 Motherboards will be released on March 2nd, 2017. To find out more about the performance and features of GIGABYTE and AORUS Gaming series motherboards be sure to follow GIGABYTE.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

5 Global First Places and 28 Hardware First Places Achieved using GIGABYTE Z270X and Z170X Motherboards

The HwBox Hellas O/C Team and Hellas Overclocking Team consisting of phil, mortisboy, Demac, kintaro, Firekiller, varrachio, sofos1990 and others recently achieved 5 Global First Places along with 28 Hardware First Places at the HwBox office in Athens--showing to the world what GIGABYTE motherboards are made of. 







Global First Places achieved in combination with Z270X-Gaming SO

2x Radeon 5970 (4x VGAs for Global points):
Aquamark3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456779_
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456782_
3DMark06: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456784_
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456787_

3x Radeon 5870 (3xVGAs for Global points):
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3463407_


Hardware First Places achieved in combination with Z270X-Gaming SOC 
Radeon 270X:
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456124_
Aquamark3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456395_

Radeon 5870:
Aquamark3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456124_
3DMark06: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456223_
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456228_
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456217_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456221_

Radeon 4870:
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456226_
Aquamark3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456233_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456218_

2x Radeon 5870:
Aquamark3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456673_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456664_
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456666_
3DMark06: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456670_

Radeon 5970:
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456757_
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3455581_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3457883_

Radeon 5770
AM3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456764_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456766_
3DMark05: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456769_
3DMark06: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456773_
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3456775_

GeForce GTX680
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3455616_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3455628_


Hardware First Places achieved in combination with Z170X-SOC Force LN2

GeForce GTX 285
3DMark01: http://hwbot.org/submission/3459596_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3459595_

GeForce 9800 GTX
AM3: http://hwbot.org/submission/3463204_
3DMark03: http://hwbot.org/submission/3463200_


Friday, February 10, 2017

EK releases RGB monoblock for GIGABYTE® Z270X motherboards

EK releases RGB monoblock for GIGABYTE® Z270X motherboards

February 9, 2017 | Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks, the world renowned premium liquid cooling manufacturer, is proud to release the monoblock liquid cooling solution for GIGABYTE® Z270X motherboards. EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock is compatible with GIGABYTE® RGB Fusion, thus offering a full lighting customization experience!
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EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock

EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock is a complete all-in-one (CPU and motherboard) liquid cooling solution for Intel® LGA-1151 socket Kaby Lake® and Sky Lake® CPU’s. This monoblock is compatible with the following GIGABYTE® motherboards:
Designed and engineered in cooperation with GIGABYTE®, this monoblock uses award-winning EK-Supremacy EVO cooling engine to ensure best possible CPU cooling. This water block directly cools Intel LGA-1151 socket type CPU and the power regulation (MOSFET) module as water flows directly over all critical areas. It is a very high flow water block that can be easily used with the system using weaker water pumps.
 
EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock – Nickel
The base of the monoblock is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality acrylic glass material. The nickel plated brass screw-in standoffs are pre-installed and allow for easy installation.
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The monoblock is equipped with a 4-pin RGB LED strip that connects to the motherboard’s 4-pin LED header (if supported) or it can be connected to any other 4-pin LED controller. The LED strip cover can easily be removed for adjusting the cable orientation or replacing the LED strip with a custom solution as well!
  
EKWB_Full_Cover_GA-Z270X-Gaming_7_19 EKWB_Full_Cover_GA-Z270X-Gaming_7_18
You can always check for compatible water blocks by using EK Cooling Configurator database where compatible graphics cards and motherboards are being added to the list on a daily basis:

Availability and pricing

EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock is made in Slovenia, Europe and is readily available for purchase through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. In the table below you can find MSR prices with VAT included.
NameMSRP (incl. VAT)
EK-FB GA Z270X RGB Monoblock – Nickel119.95€

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HardwareCanucks visits GIGABYTE @ CES 2017

HardwareCanucks visited us at CES and made a nice overview of some of our up and coming products. Check it out in the video above.

Friday, January 6, 2017

GIGABYTE Launches New AORUS Gaming Motherboards


GIGABYTE Launches New AORUS Gaming Motherboards

Bringing Personalization Back to Your Personal Computer


Taipei, Taiwan, January 5th, 2017, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its new AORUS Gaming line of Motherboards which support Intel’s® 7th / 6th Gen Core processors. These motherboards, designed for enthusiast, allow for customization and personalization through unique features such as liquid cooling support, fully customizable RGB LEDs as well as a new and improved smart fan controls which are all meticulously incorporated into this platform to give gamers more control as well as the ability for them to express themselves.

For the past few years, gamers have been focused on the customization of their PC; AORUS Gaming Motherboards embodies that idea. AORUS is a premium gaming brand focused on customization and personalization for all users but most importantly gamers. Whether for an enthusiast, power-user, or a casual gamer, the AORUS motherboard is the perfect board for them.

“Personalization and customization is something we know our customers want, we recognize that because of all the different case mods we see using GIGABYTE motherboards,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “Not only does this ideal stay true to GIGABYTE, but also with the AORUS brand, that is why we continually strive to make products that push the envelope—satisfying the consumers demand.”

7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors Powered Motherboards
The AORUS Gaming Motherboards fully support the new Intel 7th Gen Core processors and is also compatible with previous 6th Gen Core Processors. With the new 7th Gen platform, AORUS Gaming Motherboards offer increased performance, rich & immersive experiences and versatile and fast I/O.
G-Chill and G-Frost - Cool from Within
Exclusively on the Z270X-Gaming 9 and Z270X-Gaming 8 GIGABYTE has included integrated liquid cooling blocks. These water blocks, G-Chill and G-Frost from Bitspower and EK Waterblocks, respectively, can support both passive and active cooling. These AORUS Gaming Motherboards are ready for gamers to push the limits in performance especially with overclocking.

RGB Fusion – Lighting Your System the Way You Want
Express yourself with AORUS’ RGB Fusion, a totally redesigned lighting system that will allow users to customize their system lights to the way they want. With support for RGBW LED light strips, the AORUS Gaming Motherboards have millions of colors and combinations to choose from, making every system as unique as its owner. In addition to the white LED support on the LED pin headers, users can modify multiple sections and zones on their motherboards giving their system even more personality. Select models even have an Accent LED Overlay that can be swapped based on personal preference.

Smart Fan 5 – The Smart Way to Do Fan Control
Airflow is one of the most important elements of any PC and with Smart Fan 5 users and gamers alike can have full control of their system’s fans. With all fan headers now acting as Hybrid Fan Headers, DIY users do not need to confuse themselves as to which header does what, as all pin headers can automatically detect what type of device is connected. To further support the various cooling options now available to users today specific fan headers support up to 2A of power for larger power hungry fans or pumps.

Since space within a chassis is limited AORUS’ Smart Fan 5 takes advantage of its powerful software to allow users to set fans to respond to thermal sources other than the factory default settings. With interchangeable thermal sensors cooling can be a breeze, select motherboards offer two additional thermistors to keep other components cool within the system.

AORUS Gaming Motherboards will debut at CES 2017. To find out other great features these boards have to offer be sure to follow GIGABYTE on social media.

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About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.



Thursday, January 5, 2017

CES Day 1 Recapped

We've announced a range of products, from motherboards to gaming chairs at CES 2017. Take a look at the recap on Anandtech.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gaming in VR has finally gone wireless.

Rivvr has developed a device that uses proprietary technology to send the raw HDMI signal from both headsets over the air to a PC, at a speed of somewhere between 40 to 80 mbps. TechCrunch had a chance to take an early look at the current prototype, which adds around 300 grams of additional weight to the headset and it turns out, streaming the HDMI signal over the air works quite well. There is some tracking latency present, which has apparently been brought down to as low as 11ms, which the report claims is low enough to not feel hindered in games like Fruit Ninja VR or Tilt Brush. However, some signal issues came in to play occasionally which still need to be worked out.

Friday, December 2, 2016

LAB501 has created a GIGABYTE 30th anniversary edition build aply named "GIGABYTE G30" and it's a beauty.
Check out pics of the build below.