Thursday, October 2, 2014
Soooooooooo, Windows 10 is out in beta. Microsoft is providing downloads (tech preview).
I’m about to install it on a test machine to see what it’s all about.
Download link for ISOs is here.
Check out the video about it all!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
|High end Audio Capacitors and Sound Core 3D|
Watch the following video where Colin introduces these many AMP-UP audio features:
- Audio guard light path
- Direct audio route design
- Independent Right and Left Audio Channel PCB Layers
- Creative® Sound Core3D™ Quad-Core Audio Processor or Realtek ALC1150
|OP-AMP and Gain Boost|
- High End Audio Capacitors
- Gain boot switch
- USB DAC-UP ports
- SBX Pro Studio
I built a new gaming rig to have some fun this weekend and thought I’d share my excitement and see who else is up for some gaming on the weekend.
Have a look at this awesome download speed with Telstra 100Mbps cable internet and GIGABYTE X99 SOC Force Intel Gigabit LAN downloading at a constant 13.6MB/s!!!
Time to fire up some GRID Autosport
Btw, loving this Ambient LED feature. Looks awesome in a dark room.
Friday, September 19, 2014
If you are looking for the best graphics performance possible, it is very likely that your PC DIY rig features a 2-way, 3 –way or even 4-way SLI or Crossfire configuration. Did you know that X99 PCIe design offered a total of 320Gb/s bandwidth for your multi graphics card configuration? GIGABYTE X99 motherboards feature a unique PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 40 lanes from the CPU when in a 4-Way or 3-Way graphics configuration. Standard designs limit all 4 main PCIe lanes to x8(64Gb/s) bandwidth, but thanks to the onboard external clock generator combined with the direct connection of one of the x16 lanes to the CPU (switchless design), GIGABYTE X99 motherboards can unlock the full bandwidth available and provide the best graphics bandwidth possible to the user.
Here is an introduction video of the PCIe design available on GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
GIGABYTE X99 Ultra Durable™ series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most powerhungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs.
Here is an introduction from Colin of GIGABYTE X99 series power design.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
On an healthy running system, you can easily update your BIOS using the @BIOS option found in the App Center. But in the unfortunate event that both your main BIOS and Backup BIOS becomes unavailable, or that you have a new CPU that requires a different BIOS, you will not be able to boot up your system to access the App Center. That is where QFlash Plus comes handy. Here are the steps to follow to flash your BIOS using QFlash Plus.
- Make sure your USB thumb drive is formatted in FAT32 and upload the BIOS you want to flash to it. You can find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard on GIGABYTE’s website : http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/download-center.aspx?ck=2
- Rename that BIOS file to GIGABYTE.BIN
- Turn OFF your system and plug in your USB thumb drive in the white USB port located at the BACK I/O panel.
- Turn your system ON and wait for the BIOS to be flashed. This step may take a few minutes, do not reboot your system or remove the USB thumb drive during that process. An LED located next to the white USB port will blink showing that the new BIOS is being uploaded to your system. Once this LED is turned off, the process is complete.
- Turn off your system, remove the USB thumb drive and restart your system.
In the following video, Colin gives you a demonstration on how to use QFlash Plus on GIGABYTE X99 motherboards.