Thursday, December 19th 2019

GIGABYTE Readies EAGLE Graphics Card Brand Extension, includes RX 5600 XT

GIGABYTE is readying a new brand-extension for its graphics cards lineup, called EAGLE. It will join the company's existing brand extensions, namely Aorus Gaming and WindForce series. Regulatory filings by GIGABYTE with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) sees the company launching as many as 30 individual SKUs, spanning nearly every current-generation GPU. On the AMD front, we have cards based on the RX 5700 XT, RX 5700, RX 5500 XT, and the yet-unannounced RX 5600 XT, with its 6 GB of memory.

The NVIDIA lineup includes all its GTX 16-series and RTX 20-series SKUs, with the exception of the RTX 2080 Ti. The inclusion of RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, SKUs believed to have been passively retired with the advent of the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super, is interesting. It shows that NVIDIA hasn't given up on the two. The RTX 2070's second-coming in particular, was reportedly triggered by supply shortages in the RX 5700 series, giving NVIDIA room to sell something around the $400-450 mark, bang in the middle of the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super.
Sources: VideoCardz, Komachi_Ensaka (Twitter), Eurasian Economic Commission
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29 Comments on GIGABYTE Readies EAGLE Graphics Card Brand Extension, includes RX 5600 XT

#1
Chloe Price
Wonder what's the product placement? I'd guess that this will be something similar as Asus' low-end TUF or DUAL series.
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#2
EarthDog
No clue.. it already has cards in that space though no formal names for it... makes sense though.
btarunr
It shows that NVIDIA hasn't given up on the two.
Does it show that or perhaps they still have stock and will put a new cooler/style on it?
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#3
W1zzard
Oh noes, they forgot "Gaming"
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#4
dj-electric
Falcon > Eagle

Falcon is also a type of bird Gigabyte uses in their Aorus branding. I don't get the choice.
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#5
Vayra86
Maybe its yet another attempt to launch some sort of branding that reminds us of STRIX. Its a bird too isn't it. An owl or something?

But the real question is, how badly will they redesign it again. This looks a lot like EVGA"s recent shenanigans, releasing new design style shrouds one after another to make us forget what went wrong with the ones before it.
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#6
Chloe Price
Vayra86
Maybe its yet another attempt to launch some sort of branding that reminds us of STRIX. Its a bird too isn't it. An owl or something?

But the real question is, how badly will they redesign it again. This looks a lot like EVGA"s recent shenanigans, releasing new design style shrouds one after another to make us forget what went wrong with the ones before it.
Well Asus had that AREZ series for a while and that seems to be discontinued already.
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#7
Imsochobo
Chloe Price
Well Asus had that AREZ series for a while and that seems to be discontinued already.
asus's arez was rog just for amd due to nvidia partner program that was taking ownership of gigabyte,asus and alike's product ranges.

thankfully that was uncovered and gigabyte and asus again owns their own brands.
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#8
Vayra86
Chloe Price
Well Asus had that AREZ series for a while and that seems to be discontinued already.
That was more of a GPP brainfart. They even forgot to remove some stickers here and there. Yeah. Hilarious
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#9
Chloe Price
Imsochobo
asus's arez was rog just for amd due to nvidia partner program that was taking ownership of gigabyte,asus and alike's product ranges.

thankfully that was uncovered and gigabyte and asus again owns their own brands.
I know. Those didn't seem to even kick off here in Europe.
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#10
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
Vayra86
Maybe its yet another attempt to launch some sort of branding that reminds us of STRIX. Its a bird too isn't it. An owl or something?

But the real question is, how badly will they redesign it again. This looks a lot like EVGA"s recent shenanigans, releasing new design style shrouds one after another to make us forget what went wrong with the ones before it.
I really don“t trust Gigabytes coolers on the bottom they seem to be bare minimum and if this is some sort of budget line I can only imagine What’s coming . Or. I could be wrong and it’s a new Halo product
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Chloe Price
INSTG8R
I really don“t trust Gigabytes coolers on the bottom they seem to be bare minimum and if this is some sort of budget line I can only imagine What’s coming . Or. I could be wrong and it’s a new Halo product
Hm, I've had good experience with Windforce X3 cards and I've had couple of those (GTX 470, GTX 560 Ti 448, GTX 670, GTX 780, GTX 970, R9 280)
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#12
dj-electric
INSTG8R
I really don“t trust Gigabytes coolers on the bottom they seem to be bare minimum and if this is some sort of budget line I can only imagine What’s coming . Or. I could be wrong and it’s a new Halo product
Wait until you hear about their bottom coolers that perform better than their flagship models (Gaming OC to Aorus Xtreme).

:ohwell:
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#13
EarthDog
Chloe Price
Hm, I've had good experience with Windforce X3 cards and I've had couple of those (GTX 470, GTX 560 Ti 448, GTX 670, GTX 780, GTX 970, R9 280)
Same here. Most seem to touch the VRM and RAM as well... no beef here with that cooler.
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#14
INSTG8R
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dj-electric
Wait until you hear about their bottom coolers that perform better than their flagship models (Gaming OC to Aorus Xtreme).

:ohwell:
LOL now that’s Gigabyte I’m thinking of :wtf::laugh:
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#15
Vayra86
EarthDog
Same here. Most seem to touch the VRM and RAM as well... no beef here with that cooler.
Windforce3X wasn't bad. It was just obnoxiously huge for its performance relative to what others had. And not exactly better. I wasn't a huge fan :rolleyes: of it on my 780ti...

You do find hit and misses everywhere. Its just that GB seems to stack them more easily than others lately. They also had a batch of crappy motherboard VRMs not too long ago... and one gen later they fixed that. Its like... you never really know what'll happen next with them. Consistency is zero

I mean compare it with MSI. When you buy a Gaming X, you know you've got a quality card throughout, its not a shitty bin, and it'll work as advertised. When you buy an Armor, you know its a Gaming X with a little bit less of everything, but still solid enough to not throttle like a madman and with a similar noise profile.

And for boards, compare it to Asrock... GB quickly becomes a joke.

With Gigabyte, you could have any amount of luck whether you buy a top end model or a budget one.
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#16
Chloe Price
At least WF3X was hella quiet on those cards which I mentioned.
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#17
Khonjel
The exclusion of 2080 Ti points to a budget lineup imo. Though even Windforce has 2080 Ti. Maybe a middle packing order like ASUS's TUF.

I'm more interested in their other products in AORUS brandstack. Though all their AORUS monitors are north of $500, they're not absurdly expensive like ASUS's ROG monitors. Also their AMP500 mousepad (hybrid silicon) is kinda cheap for its supposed prowess. For example it's cheaper than Razer or Steelseries QCK pads.

Will they jack up the price of AORUS and sit EAGLE in between?
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#18
Chiven
Khonjel
The exclusion of 2080 Ti points to a budget lineup imo. Though even Windforce has 2080 Ti.
You got me thinking. Maybe a compact line?
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#19
dj-electric
Chiven
You got me thinking. Maybe a compact line?
I'd like to see a budget or compact RTX 2080 super, you guys...
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#20
macrobe
I expected rx5600xt would be with 2048 SU's , 32 ROP's and 8 GB memory. Probably AMD will repeat the mistake with rx5500xt. :(
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#21
IceShroom
Imsochobo
asus's arez was rog just for amd due to nvidia partner program that was taking ownership of gigabyte,asus and alike's product ranges.

thankfully that was uncovered and gigabyte and asus again owns their own brands.
The irony is that ROG was stated with AMD motherboard, and ASUS wanted to sell it to Nvidia.
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#22
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Vayra86
Maybe its yet another attempt to launch some sort of branding that reminds us of STRIX. Its a bird too isn't it. An owl or something?

But the real question is, how badly will they redesign it again. This looks a lot like EVGA"s recent shenanigans, releasing new design style shrouds one after another to make us forget what went wrong with the ones before it.
Eagle sounds better than Strix though
macrobe
I expected rx5600xt would be with 2048 SU's , 32 ROP's and 8 GB memory. Probably AMD will repeat the mistake with rx5500xt. :(
Erm 6GB and 8GB variants
Vayra86
Windforce3X wasn't bad. It was just obnoxiously huge for its performance relative to what others had. And not exactly better. I wasn't a huge fan :rolleyes: of it on my 780ti...

You do find hit and misses everywhere. Its just that GB seems to stack them more easily than others lately. They also had a batch of crappy motherboard VRMs not too long ago... and one gen later they fixed that. Its like... you never really know what'll happen next with them. Consistency is zero

I mean compare it with MSI. When you buy a Gaming X, you know you've got a quality card throughout, its not a shitty bin, and it'll work as advertised. When you buy an Armor, you know its a Gaming X with a little bit less of everything, but still solid enough to not throttle like a madman and with a similar noise profile.

And for boards, compare it to Asrock... GB quickly becomes a joke.

With Gigabyte, you could have any amount of luck whether you buy a top end model or a budget one.
They have the most board revisions compared to others, i mean they dont get it right the first time or they make them cheaper in the long run.
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#23
HD64G
macrobe
I expected rx5600xt would be with 2048 SU's , 32 ROP's and 8 GB memory. Probably AMD will repeat the mistake with rx5500xt. :(
Most possibly RX5600XT is the severely cut down version of Navi10 (3/4 of everything 5700XT has). And will replace Vega GPUs in performance for $250-280 if I estimate well.
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#24
EarthDog
Drop down and get your Eagle on... - Nelly
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#25
Flanker
Do we really need another series though?
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