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Gigabyte Unveils SuperOverclock VRM Boards for Graphics Cards

Gigabyte showed us its new range of auxiliary VRM boards for graphics cards, designed for professional overclockers. The board has to be manually soldered onto your graphics card, it supplements your card's GPU power domains. The card features a high-current power stage, which draws power from five 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The power stage is actively cooled by a fan-heatsink. While your GPU may never need that much power, it makes near darn sure that it doesn't suffer from voltage droop, which destabilizes your record-seeking OC. Such devices have been attempted by other VGA makers in the past, famously, the EPower Board by EVGA. The company also showed off its first liquid-nitrogen evaporators for GPUs.

Intel "Devil's Canyon" 9-series Chipset Exclusive?

Intel's next socket LGA1150 quad-core processors for overclockers, namely the Core i7-4790K and the Core i7-4690K, codenamed "Devil's Canyon," could be exclusive to motherboards based on the 9-series chipset. For overclockers, the choices would hence narrow down to motherboards based on the Z97 Express chipset. Marketing material distributed to retailers ahead of the processors' mid-June launch, mention "Devil's Canyon" to be supported by "new Intel 9 series chipset," while the same material detailing unlocked Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition mention it to be supported by "both Intel 8 and 9 series chipset."

Intel not mentioning that for "Devil's Canyon" is leading some to speculate that it won't be supported by motherboards running 8-series chipset, notably Z87 Express. For overclockers with expensive Z87 motherboards such as the ASUS Maximus VI Extreme, Gigabyte Z87X SOC, and MSI Z87 MPower MAX, this could spell trouble. Based on binned "Haswell Refresh" silicon, "Devil's Canyon" chips are special, in that they feature enhanced on-package electricals that can tolerate higher current; an enhanced thermal interface material between the die and the integrated heatspreader (IHS), enhanced LGA contact points, and increased voltage and thermal limits.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

GIGABYTE Intros World's Most Powerful VGA Cooling Systems at COMPUTEX 2014

GIGABYTE, the leading manufacturer of graphics cards unveils the industry-leading graphics card cooling system during the COMPUTEX 2014. Whatever the preference of air-cooling or liquid-cooling, gamers can find the most outstanding VGA cooling system designs this year! Continuation of the stunning performance of WINDFORCE 450W cooling system, GIGABYTE once again self-breaks and launches the WINDFORCE Air Cooling System 600 Watt Edition. It is not only equipped with the patented "Triangle Cooling" technology, GIGABYTE also re-designs the fans and the fins of the cooling system and using the high-performance composite cooper heat pipes for new WINDFORCE. The heat dissipation performance is enhanced up to 33% than the reference card. GIGABYTE can proudly announce that WINDFORCE 600 Watt is the best air cooling system for graphics card in the world!

Even more, GIGABYTE introduces WATERFORCE All-in-one External Liquid Cooling System with 3 GeForce GTX 780 Ti, specially designed for the gamers who dream about a silent and super gaming PC. With intuitive control panel, WATERFORCE allows gamers to separately control the GPU temperature, fans speed and pumps speed. No more noise nightmare or harass of uneven temperatures while using multi graphics cards. With the world's first 3 way SLI water cooling solution, WATERFORCE, gamers can easily enjoy every moment and victory during the games.

GIGABYTE Also Unveils the P15F v2 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE announced the all-new 15.6" gaming laptop P15F v2, featuring a gaming-level discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M (scoring P4637 in 3DMark 11) and power-efficient 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor for an all-round gaming performance. Its dual storage supports rapid SSD and spacious HDD for ultimate processing efficiency and storage convenience. The 1080p Full HD matte anti-glare display renders stunning visuals while Sound Blaster Cinema sound quality optimization technology creates an immersive audio experience. Coming in quality matte black finish, P15F v2 blends an extra bit of sleekness into its angular diamond lines, turning this gaming machine into a great partner for daily computing.

Striking a perfect balance between online gaming and smart office, the P15F v2 caters to value seekers who weigh performance as much as practicality.

GIGABYTE Introduces the P27G v2 17-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE launched the stylish 17" gaming laptop P27G v2 Upgraded with a potent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GDDR5 2 GB discrete graphics and the latest 4th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, P27G v2 dishes an amazing score, P5200 in 3DMark 11, a performance rarely seen in its form factor. Its complete array of gaming-focused features, including Full HD matte display with 72% NTSC color gamut, versatile tri-storage with one mSATA SSD up to 512GB and two 1.5 TB HDD, Sound Blaster Cinema audio technology, Blu-ray DVD combo drive and premium backlit keyboard, create a highly integrated personal mobile center perfect either for conquering challenges in the gaming world or enjoying immersive multimedia entertainment.

Aimed to be the most versatile gaming solution, P27G v2 provides mobile gamers with solidity, confidence and comfort aside from its blazing-fast gaming performance and desktop-like features.

GIGABYTE Launches 3-in-1 Versatile Laptop U21MD

The 11.6" U21MD, a 3-in-1 Laptop, heralds a new era in innovative technology from GIGABYTE. The U21MD has a swivel hinge that allows it to be converted into a tablet or a laptop. It also comes with an innovative docking station (D21) thus allowing it to be transformed into a desktop! It comes with the latest 4th Gen.

Intel Core Processor, multiple connectivity ports, dual storage system, and Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater technology making this versatile laptop an excellent choice for users looking for multifaceted usability. Super thin and light at 0.78 in. /20 mm and only weighing 3lbs/1.39Kg (m-SSD)/ or 3.28lbs/1.49kg (HDD), the U21MD is designed to provide the user with high mobility. The U21MD is the only laptop currently offering unmatched 3-in-1 flexibility for users looking for a versatile laptop.

GIGABYTE Announces its GeForce GTX TITAN-Z 12GB Graphics Card

GIGABYTE joined several other NVIDIA add-in board partners, in announcing its GeForce GTX TITAN-Z graphics card. GIGABYTE's card sticks to NVIDIA reference design, and consists of a meaty cooler scaled up from that of the GTX 690. Under its hood, the GTX TITAN-Z packs a pair of fully unlocked GK110 graphics processors in an internal SLI configuration, and wired to a total of 12 GB of GDDR5 memory. The card draws power from just a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. The card is designed for ultra high-end builds with up to three Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) displays in 3D Vision Surround setups. It commands a $3,000 price.

Dominate Gaming with 15.6-inch GIGABYTE P25 v2 Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE announced the most powerful gaming laptop in their lineup today, with a phenomenal 3DMark 11 score of P8500 - the 15.6" P25 v2. The top-notch GTX 880M GDDR5 8GB discrete graphics in this unit grants gamers unrivaled graphic details and ultra-smooth motion rarely available on laptop platforms. The P25 v2 boasts a smashingly sleek outline accompanied by stylish chrome yellow and silver trim, making this speedy gaming machine stand out from the crowd as its astonishing performance edges over competitors. Its 4th-gen Intel Core i7 processor takes power efficiency to another level, readying P25 v2 with enhanced battery life for more gaming. This is a highly integrated personal mobile center which is perfect for conquering challenges in the gaming world and for enjoying quality multimedia entertainment. Thrill-seekers would definitely find the P25 v2 a dream all-rounder.

Gigabyte Announces G1.Gaming Portal, Access to Professional Gamers

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, following the launch of the 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset, unveiled today two new websites, the G1 Gaming and Black Edition websites. The new addresses are a unique place for all gamers to follow the latest information about the G1 Gaming Series motherboards and gaming world, and for Black Edition owners to keep track of the latest news and opportunities.

In 2010, GIGABYTE, introduced their first gaming motherboards, helping to define what it means to be a PC gamer, and since then, GIGABYTE has been hard at work creating a new line of motherboards that focus solely on the features that matter to most gamers. With the new G1 website, GIGABYTE is one step closer to its goal to be the ultimate gamer's resource.

GIGABYTE Announces the Ultraforce P35W v2 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

GIGABYTE unveiled the lightest 15.6" gaming laptop, called the 'Ultraforce' P35W v2. Measuring only 20.9 mm thin and weighing 2.16 kg, P35W v2 is powered by 4th-gen Intel Core i7 Processor and potent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GDDR5 6 GB VRAM (scoring P7109 in 3DMark 11) delivering amazing gameplay and smooth-rendering of 3D graphics.

P35W v2 caters to the growing demand in mobile gaming, creating a full-throttled gaming experience without the bulk and heft synonymous in the gaming laptop category. P35W v2 boasts an elegant sandblasted aluminum matte finish, sleek and subtle for a boardroom yet enough firepower under the hood to power through games. 'Ultraforce' superior mobility releases power users from the shackles of desktop,providing uncompromised performance for playing major game titles or running resource-demanding applications on the go.

iBUYPOWER Announces the OptiBoost Laptop Customization Program

In a world where high performance PCs are configurable and gaming notebooks are fixed, iBUYPOWER is taking a leap forward to change the status quo.

Introducing OptiBoost, a customization program by iBUYPOWER, designed to tailor your favorite gaming notebooks to your needs. Previously, it was just not possible to buy your favorite notebooks and have it built your way. Graphics cards, processors, SSDs, and other components, were all luxuries belonging to the gaming desktop. Now we're bringing those possibilities to the fast-growing mobile platform.

GIGABYTE and Schenker Working On Future XMG Gaming Laptops

GIGABYTE Technology, a leading company in the IT industry, and Schenker Technologies, a leading European manufacturer of gaming laptops, have agreed to a long-term partnership. Schenker Technologies and GIGABYTE will market and sell special edition high-performance gaming laptops under the successful XMG brand in the new partnership. GIGABYTE is planning to further strengthen its position in the European market for mobile gaming PCs. The partners are planning further product launches for the future.

Schenker Technologies is a leading manufacturer of mobile gaming hardware with over a decade of industry experience. They are especially well known for their XMG gaming laptops. The company offers a full line of gaming laptops, including a product line for entry-level customers, as well as a pro series line for advanced and professional eSport gamers. XMG will now offer their customers further gaming products, featuring gaming laptops with cutting-edge design, as well as top of the line hardware.

GIGABYTE Unleash 9 Series G1 Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, launched today its latest 9 series G1 Gaming motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset with support for the latest Intel 4th and 5th generation Core processors. The new G1 Gaming motherboards are packed with absolutely everything you'll need to build an uncompromising, high-performance gaming PC.

The GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards deliver a range of exciting features such as the GIGABYTE's Amp-Up Audio and several other advanced technologies for serious gamers and audiophiles, including the world's first onboard OP-Amp socket. Additionally, the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller offers enhanced online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

Gigabyte Unveils GA-9SISL Micro-Server Board

Gigabyte launched the GA-9SISL, a unique micro-server board in the mini-ITX form-factor. At its center is an Intel Atom C2750 "Avoton" processor. This chip embeds an eight-core "Silvermont" x86-64 CPU clocked at 2.40 GHz, with 2.60 GHz Turbo Boost, a dual-channel memory controller that supports up to 64 GB of memory, 4 MB of L2 cache, and a 6-port SATA AHCI/RAID controller with two 6 Gb/s and four 3 Gb/s ports. Its TDP is rated at just 20W, and so a tiny fan-heatsink is deployed to handle it.

The GA-9SISL from Gigabyte draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. The Atom C2750 SoC is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 memory. Its lone expansion slot is a PCI-Express 2.0 x16. Storage connectivity includes four SATA 3 Gb/s and two SATA 6 Gb/s ports. An ASPEED AST2400 chip provides remote management capabilities, and its integrated video, over a D-Sub connector. An Intel N354 network controller offers four 1000 Mbit Ethernet connectors, while a 5th one is wired to the management chip. Gigabyte didn't announce pricing, but given that the SoC itself is priced at US $170 a piece in 1000-unit quantities, home NAS builders may not get excited.

GIGABYTE Announces Future Proof 9 Series Ultra Durable Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched earlier this month their new 9 Series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Today, GIGABYTE introduces several new additions to the Ultra Durable motherboards family.

"With these new 9 Series Ultra Durable motherboards, we're making sure that costumers can rely on GIGABYTE's trusted quality and have a PC platform that will last, no matter what the future technological evolutions might be." commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "In addition to supporting future 5th generation Intel Core CPUs, we are also adding several features normally reserved for our higher end motherboards including high quality audio, networking and onboard overclocking, ensuring our customers will have a 'future-proof' platform.

Gigabyte "Bay Trail" BRIX Taken Apart, No Moving Parts

Gigabyte's entry-level BRIX desktop which leverages Intel Celeron "Bay Trail" SoC, the GB-BXBT-2807, was taken apart, revealing its fan-less innards, and the absolute lack of any moving parts. Gigabyte is using a chunky aluminium heatsink to cool the Celeron N2807 SoC, with a rated TDP of just 4.3W. The chip embeds a dual-core x86-64 CPU clocked at 1.57 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 2.17 GHz, full HD graphics, and a single-channel DDR3L IMC. The GB-BXBT-2807 offers one DDR3L SO-DIMM slot, supporting DIMMs of up to 8 GB in density, a half-size mPCIe slot for wireless NICs, a 2.5-inch drive bay with SATA 3 Gb/s connection, one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, stereo HD audio, D-Sub and HDMI display outputs, and gigabit Ethernet. The unit measures 56 mm x 107 mm x 114 mm (HxDxW), and features VESA mounts.

Source: FanlessTech

GIGABYTE Readies Black Edition GeForce GTX 750 Ti Card

GIGABYTE Technology will soon be releasing a new GeForce GTX 750 Ti card, a model codenamed GV-N75TWF2BK-2GI which bears the 'Black Edition' tag, meaning it has underwent a 168-hour server level stress test to ensure top-notch durability. A certificate of validation will be bundled to show the card survived testing.

Pictured below, the Black Edition GTX 750 Ti comes equipped with a WindForce 2X cooler and has 640 CUDA Cores, a 128-bit memory interface, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 5400 MHz, dual DVI and dual (gold-plated) HDMI outputs, and a GM107 GPU with Base/Boost clocks of 1033/1111 MHz for the base model and 1163/1242 MHz for the OC edition. No word on prices yet.

GIGABYTE 9 Series Overclocking Motherboards Set 9 New World Records at Launch

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched earlier this month their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Out of this new series, GIGABYTE is now proud to present the Super Overclocking (SOC) models with the Z97X-SOC Force and Z97X-SOC motherboards.

"With the 9 series overclocking boards, we tried to innovate in ways that let the users intuitively get the maximum performance out of their hardware," commented Hicookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "I can't wait for the overclocking community to start benching these boards and see what other records can be broken."

GIGABYTE Launches Full Range of 9 Series Z97 and H97 Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launched their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors.

"GIGABYTE is excited to launch 4 new series of motherboards for the Intel 9 series chipset, each offering a host of new and unique GIGABYTE features matched with GIGABYTE signature quality and durability," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "Our 9 series motherboards also offer a future proof platform to our customers by supporting the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors including the soon to launch refresh and unlocked CPUs, as well as future 5th generation Intel Core processors, ensuring they will be able to take advantage of current and upcoming Intel technologies."

GIGABYTE Unveils its WaterForce VGA Liquid-Cooling Solution

Having earned a reputation for itself in VGA air-cooling with its WindForce line, it was only natural that it would name its VGA liquid-cooling solutions WaterForce. GIGABYTE showed its contraption off to crowds attending its Tech Tour event held on 25th April, 2014. The solution makes AMD's Asetek-made cooler for its R9 295X2 seem puny in comparison. It consists of a large external module that contains the coolant reservoirs, a gargantuan radiator with multiple fans, the pumps, and ports for coolant tubes for individual cards, that make their way into your case through a hub that takes up a 5.25-inch drive bay.

The main unit also has a coolant temperature display for each of the coolant channel, and controls that let you fine-tune cooling performance taking temperatures and noise into account. The tubes then reach each of the installed WaterForce series graphics cards, which feature full-coverage water blocks that cover not just the GPU, but also memory and VRM. The system GIGABYTE demoed had three cards based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. GIGABYTE also showed off its new WindForce 600W cooling solution, which recently made its debut as part of a bundle with the company's GeForce GTX TITAN Black graphics card. It's capable of handling thermal loads as high as 600W.


Source: VR-Zone

Gigabyte Shows Off A Trio of Z97 Motherboards

With less than three weeks to go until the official launch of the 9 Series chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to share a few pictures depicting three of its boards powered by the Z97. Seen below are the Z97X-UD5H BK (Black Edition), the Z97X-UD7 TH and the overclocking-ready Z97X-SOC Force which feature support for Haswell Refresh and older LGA1150 processors.

All three boards have an Ultra Durable design, they are SLI and CrossFire capable (the UD5 and UD7 provide three PCI-Express x16 slots while the SOC model offers four such slots), and include four DDR3 memory slots, one SATA Express connector, two (Z97X-SOC) or four (Z97X-UD5H, Z97X-UD7) SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, 7.1 channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet (the UD7 TH and SOC Force pack a Killer E2200 NIC).

GIGABYTE G1.Gaming Z97 Motherboard Pictured

GIGABYTE is giving final touches to its next G1.Killer series motherboard, the G1.Gaming Z97. Branded in an uncanny way to MSI's Gaming series, the G1.Gaming is a mid-range ($150 - $200) socket LGA1150 motherboard based on Intel's Z97 Express chipset, which can run Core "Haswell" Refresh processors out of the box. The board features most of the stuff you've come to expect from "gaming" grade motherboards. To begin with, its draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors, and uses an 8-phase VRM to condition power to the CPU. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory; and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 when both are populated). Three PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and two legacy PCI make for the rest of its expansion area.

Display connectivity on the G1.Gaming Z97 includes DisplayPort and HDMI. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s, and likely one M.2 slot. A total of six USB 3.0 ports are on offer, four on the rear panel, two by header. The board features 7.1-channel Creative Sound Core3D audio with user-replaceable OPAMPs, a 115 dBA DAC, audiophile-grade electrolytic capacitors, and ground-layer isolation. The wired networking on this board is equally special, a Broadcom-Killer E2100 PCIe NIC with packet prioritization that's optimized for multiplayer gaming. For those with USB headsets that come with their own DACs, GIGABYTE is offering a special USB 2.0 port with extra power output, and electrical noise filter. GIGABYTE's dual-UEFI BIOS is at the helm of this board.


Source: Expreview

Gigabyte Bundling GeForce GTX Titan Black with WindForce Cooler

Just like it did with the first Titan, Gigabyte Technology has decided on pairing up NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan Black with its own WindForce 3X 600W cooling system. There is a catch to this solution though as buyers will need to replace the stock cooler of the GTX Titan Black with Gigabyte's three-fan solution.

The Titan card available in this bundle has its 6 GB of GDDR5 memory at the standard frequency (7,000 MHz) but the GPU has higher than stock clocks - the base clock is 1006 MHz (up from 889 MHz) while the boost clock is 1111 MHz (980 MHz stock). The rest of the specs are as expected - 2880 CUDA Cores, a 384-bit memory interface, 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

EK Releases GIGABYTE GTX 780 (Ti) WindForce 3X Series Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana-based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the full-cover water cooling solution for the GIGABYTE non-reference circuit board design WindForce 3X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (Ti) series graphics cards.

EK-FC780 GTX WF3 water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and its VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

GIGABYTE Announces New AM1 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced official support for next generation AMD Athlon and Sempron APUs based on the highly anticipated 'Kabini' SOC architecture. GIGABYTE 'Kabini' support includes the all new GA-AM1M-S2P and GA-AM1M-S2H motherboards based on the AM1 motherboard platform. GIGABYTE AM1 Series motherboards showcase a number of features and technologies that separate them from the competition, including GIGABYTE RTC Clock IC and Ultra Durable 4 Plus.

The all new 'Kabini' APU's CMOS functions have been integrated into the APU; this means that when the user removes the APU, all CMOS settings revert to factory defaults. Even with the battery in place, users will lose settings such as the current time. GIGABYTE's AM1 motherboards solve this issue by including a secondary RTC Clock IC onboard, so that even when the APU is removed, the CMOS settings are retained.
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