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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Backblaze reports their HD failure rates

Backblaze, a cloud backup provider with 67,642 drives in operation (as of Q3 2016) has reported their HD failure rates. The data they present could be useful for consumers looking to purchase a new hard disk drive.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TeamAU breaks world frequency record for Intel Core i7 6950X live at PAX Australia 2016

TeamAU was able to break a world frequency record while on stage at PAX Australia 2016! They were using a GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion, built especially for extreme overclocking and setting world records. With the Intel Core i7 6950X they were able to achieve a staggering 5.74Ghz validation.


Friday, November 4, 2016

TEAM AU Breaks 3DMARK2001 SE World Record Using GIGABYTE Z170X-SOC Force LN2

Team AU today broke the world 3DMARK 2001 SE just ahead of PAX AU with a GIGABYTE Z179X-SOC Force LN2 and an Intel Core i7 6700K OCed to a staggering 6.7GHz! For details click here.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

GIGABYTE Enables Support for Intel® Next-Gen CPUs

GIGABYTE Enables Support for Intel® Next-Gen CPUs
GIGABYTE’s 100 Series Motherboards Compatible with a BIOS Update

Taipei, Taiwan, October 28
th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce support for Intel’s next-generation LGA 1151 socket processors. Compatibility for the entire line-up of Z170, H170, B150 and H110 series motherboards are available with a simple BIOS update.

Another alternative for users, if using a flagship motherboard such as the Z170X-Gaming G1 would be to flash their BIOS with Q-Flash Plus, allowing users to do so without the need to have the CPU or memory installed. These BIOS updates can be downloaded from the GIGABYTE website for users to flash on to their 100 series motherboards.

With multiple ways to update a GIGABYTE Motherboard users can rest at ease knowing that this update can be completed with little to no effort. One popular method for users to flash the BIOS would be to leverage the world renowned Q-Flash, this feature directly in the BIOS allows users to flash the firmware from a USB drive after they’ve downloaded the most updated BIOS into the flash drive.


GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards to ensure users will have optimal performance and compatibility for the latest Intel® Core™ Processors.
For BIOS update information please visit the GIGABYTE Website or see the table below.
GA-Z170X-Gaming 7GA-Z170XP-SLIGA-Z170X-Ultra GamingGA-Z170X-Gaming 3
GA-Z170X-Gaming 5GA-Z170-HD3PGA-Z170MX-Gaming 5GA-Z170N-WiFi
GA-Z170M-D3HGA-H170-D3HGA-Z170X-Gaming 6GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra
GA-Z170X-UD3GA-Z170-D3HGA-Z170-HD3GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
GA-Z170-Gaming K3GA-Z170X-UD5GA-H170-Gaming 3GA-H170-D3H
GA-H170N-WiFiGA-B150-HD3GA-B150M-D3VGA-B150M-HD3
GA-B150M-D3HGA-B150-HD3PGA-B150N Phoenix-WiFiGA-B150M-DS3P
GA-H110M-AGA-H110M-S2VGA-H110M-S2PTGA-H110M-DS2
GA-H110M-S2GA-H110M-D3HGA-H110M-S2HGA-H110M-S2PV
GA-H110M-HGA-H110M-S2PHGA-H110M-WWGA-H110M-HD2
GA-H110M-S2HPGA-H110NGA-H110M-Gaming 3GA-H110TN-M
GA-H110M-DS2VGA-H110-D3GA-P110-D3

To learn more about GIGABYTE:

http://www.gigabyte.com/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Barrier to entry for PC VR lowering thanks to new rendering tech

The near high-end requirements for PC VR solutions might be coming to an end with new rendering technologies.

Oculus uses “Asynchronous Timewarp” (ATW) and the recently announced “Asynchronous Spacewarp” (ASW)  in order to improve VR rendering performance. So confident in its rendering techniques that Oculus released the following minimum PC spec guidelines:

Video Card: NVIDIA: GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 960 or greater | AMD: RX 470 / R9 390 / R9 290 or greater
CPU: Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX 4350 or greater
Memory: 8GB RAM
Video Output: free HDMI 1.3 output
USB Ports: 1x USB 3.0 port plus 2x USB 2.0 ports
OS: Windows 10 64 bit
Premade PCs that meet the above guidelines can be bought for a mere $500 USD.


Valve has released a similar solution for the Vive. With continual improvements to VR hardware and VR rendering techniques, such as foveated rendering which is currently under development, it's likely we'll see mainstream adoption of VR sooner rather than later.