Check out this video from a New Zealand PC shop, Playtech, about GIGABYTE Easytune software
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Those amazing folks from EK have done it again with this awesome water block kit for the GIGABYTE Z97X-OC FORCE. Should make a pretty sweet looking system for those wanting to trick out their OC FORCE board. Check out the full specs and pick up a set for yourself at the EK website.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
GIGABYTE EOC 2014 took place last Friday in Germany, and it looks like everyone had a lot of fun! The event was covered by Overclocking TV and a full recap of the event is available here: http://bit.ly/1kvyp7k
Our congratulations goes to team Hardwareluxx for taking the lead with 68pts and winning the 1st place. PC Games Hardware took the 2nd place and Game Awardfabrik 3rd. Congrats to everyone for their participation.
Here are a few pictures from the event. You can consult the full album on HWBOT’s official contest page here: http://bit.ly/XVtJ0p
Friday, August 8, 2014
There it is! Unless this picture is shared around before I can write the end of this post, here and our Facebook page are the first two places on the Internet where you can get an exclusive look at GIGABYTE’s new motherboard, the X99.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
If you are free this Friday, August 8, you should definitely tune in to Overclocking-TV’s twitch channel as Massman and Xyala will host a live stream of the GIGABYTE EOC competition taking place in Germany. The stream will start at 10AM (GMT+1), make sure you time this right with your local time zone.
This event has been put together by Der8auer in partnership with GIGABYTE. A total of 6 German overclocking teams will compete during 5 hours, benching through CPU-Z, XTU, SuperPi 32M and Memory clock. To do so, the participants will be using the following hardware:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force LN2
- VGA: GIGABYTE HD7790
- Memory: Kingston (probably MFR)
- SSD: Kingston
- PSU: Seasonic (probably 1200 W)
Ho yeah, some live overclocking on the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2! With this motherboard the participants should be able to get exciting and fierce benching results!
Some useful links:
To watch the event on live this Friday on twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/overclockingtv
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/334610616703599/
For more details about the event: http://www.overclocking-tv.com/content/events/21752/livestream-gigabyte-eoc-2014-in-germany/
The HWBOT competition page for all rules: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_eoc_2014/
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
GIGABYTE is offering you another great way to win some kickass hardware for your next PC DIY project. All you have to do is browse through the this blog and choose your favorite post. Once you’ve made your choice, you must share it on the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column, in the comment section of the contest post (here), and tell us why you choose this blog post.
The top 3 will walk away with 1st : Z97N-WIFI, 2nd : G1.SNIPER A88X and 3rd : AM1M-S2H.
On top of that, we will give you the chance to win bonus hardware! If you can guess which post within the blog has received the most page views, you will have the chance to win a Z97X-Gaming G7 motherboard! Again, submit your answer in the comment section of the contest post on Facebook.
1st : Z97N-WIFI
2nd : G1.SNIPER A88X
3rd : AM1M-S2H
Bonus Prize: Z97X-Gaming 7
You must submit your entry by August 17th, midnight (Eastern Time zone). Winners will be selected by GIGABYTE for their originality and will be announced here. If more than one person is eligible for the bonus prize, winner will be selected randomly within each good answer.
We wish you a great read through our blog, and good luck!
Note: You don’t have to choose from the first page of posts, there are 5 years of great stuff here!
Monday, August 4, 2014
If you love overclocking, this is an opportunity that is not to be missed. HyperX has opened their Asian Qualifiers, which will be held all through August, for the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT). The top 3 will be invited (all expenses paid) to participate at the HOT World Finals for a live extreme overclocking competition held during CES 2015.
For more details and to register for the qualifiers, go here: http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/hyperx/community/articledetail/articleid/600?Article-Title=Extreme-Overclocking-Competition-Enter-to-win-up-to-7000-in-the-HyperX-OC-Takeover-HOT-World-Finals
Share the news with your friends (this FB post from Kingston APAC http://goo.gl/vX2YTD) and you will also have the chance to win a 32GB USB drive!
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Z97N-WIFI is GIGABYTE’s mini-ITX format from it’s 9 Series Ultra Durable. In this review from Anantech, the Z97N-WIFI was compared side by side against ASROCK and MSI’s priced between $130~$140. Here are a few lines of what Ian had to say about the GIGABYTE motherboard
“In the past, I criticized GIGABYTE for their component placement, but it would seem that the Z97N-WIFI gets a near perfect score. Along the top are the 4-pin CPU power connector, the COM header and the two fan headers, while on the right hand side (note, on the edge of the PCB) is the 24-pin ATX power connector, two of the SATA ports, the front panel header, a USB 2.0 header and a USB 3.0 header. Actually the only ports slightly away from the edge are the other four SATA ports, but given that two are on the outside that makes building a PC a lot easier.
The lack of a power delivery heatsink might give cause for concern for overclocking, however GIGABYTE is claiming to use high efficiency power delivery ICs and our overclock testing differs little from the other two motherboards.”
“A motherboard that is easy to set up, in terms of cabling, is always good to have on the test bed. The Z97N-WIFI is one such example, and this becomes one of its major selling points. By placing more of the important headers around the edges of the motherboard PCB, adding in the power cables, fan cables, SATA cables and any other cables makes building and repairing an easier job. The position of the socket, alongside the lack of a power delivery heatsink, would suggest that any size air cooler would fit with appropriate memory.”
We Want Your Feedbacks
A few good points were brought up in this review and we would love to hear what you have to say. Here are a few questions that we would like you to give us feedbacks.
- For those of you who have experienced overclocking with the Z97N-WIFI, have you experience any overheating issues?
- What about the motherboard component placement? Was it easy to make your build with this motherboard?
- Did you appreciate and made full use of the 2-HDMI ports found in the back IO
- What do you use for mini-ITX system for? Is it overclocked?
Leave us your thoughts in the comment section!
To read the full review from Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8276/z97-miniitx-review-at-140-asrock-z97e-itx-msi-z97i-ac-and-gigabyte-z97n-wifi