Thursday, July 23rd 2015

GIGABYTE's Next Gaming 3 Motherboard Pictured

Here's the first picture of GIGABYTE's upcoming Gaming 3 motherboard. We're not allowed to name the chipset, that's as well-guarded a secret as Coca Cola's recipe, so you'll just have to use your imagination. This socket LGA1151 motherboard, is designed to strike a price-features sweetspot, and supports 2-way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX. Built in the ATX form-factor, the board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, and offers a 7-phase CPU VRM. The socket is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory, and two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8, when both are populated). A third PCI-Express x16 slot (electrical gen 3.0 x4), is wired to the PCH, along with three other PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots.

Storage connectivity includes two 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, three SATA-Express 16 Gb/s, and six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Among the USB connectivity are two USB 3.1 ports (with at least one type-C port), at least eight USB 3.0 ports (from which four are given out via headers), and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports. The AMP-UP audio solution combines a 115 dBA SNR CODEC with ground-layer isolation, an OPAMP tuned for gaming and music, audio-grade capacitors, and EMI shielding. Networking is care of a Killer E2200 chip. Display outputs include D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI. GIGABYTE-exclusive Dual-UEFI BIOS is featured. Also offered is TurboOverclock+, a hardware-based overclock automation and stability testing system. This board will be a part of GIGABYTE's first wave of next-generation motherboards. It will include keys to some cool World of Tanks DLC.
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15 Comments on GIGABYTE's Next Gaming 3 Motherboard Pictured

#1
Assimilator
Aaand there's the VGA port. *puke*

Man that chipset name is obscured SO WELL on that box, nobody could EVER guess what it is.
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#2
Batou1986
INTO THE TRASH IT GOES

As if the magazine with bullets in it for a heatsink wasn't bad enough on the old boards now we have WoT
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#3
The Quim Reaper
Lol at the 'Z170' 'spoiler tag' not doing its job very well in the picture.
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HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
@Tatty_One - Here is your next motherboard:)
(World of Tanks gamer)
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#5
AhokZYashA
that socket xxxx thing kinda let it slip by
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#6
Analog_Interface
this is evidently Z170....

****now comes the raid in my house****
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#7
rooivalk
lol I thought you make the original grey strip transparent for a joke
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#8
Caring1
If the PCI-e slots were a solid red it would look better than the "speed racer" stripes, also removing the WoT from the heatsink would be an improvement.
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#9
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
HammerON said:
@Tatty_One - Here is your next motherboard:)
(World of Tanks gamer)
can't wait to see tatty's repply :D
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#11
EarthDog
So wait, that isn't a special edition with the WoT thing on it? Ooof.
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#12
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator & Combat Squirrel
Shamonto Hasan Easha said:
who's @Tatty_One? W H O I S @Tatty_One (geddit?)
far more importantly...... who are you? :) As for the board, if I can fit a 4670K in it then I might just be tempted, but only if it has armour and farts 155mm shells!
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#13
EarthDog
That would be for skylake... it will not support Haswell.
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#14
Enzarch
Caring1 said:
If the PCI-e slots were a solid red it would look better than the "speed racer" stripes, also removing the WoT from the heatsink would be an improvement.
Those are not 'stripes' its a metal brace to help keep heavy VGAs from destroying the PCI-e slot. you will notice this on a lot of the upcoming mobos
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Caring1
Enzarch said:
Those are not 'stripes' its a metal brace to help keep heavy VGAs from destroying the PCI-e slot. you will notice this on a lot of the upcoming mobos
They still look like stripes, there's no reason they can't make them the same colour.
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