Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays from GIGABYTE

Wanna catch a glimpse of one of the new G1-Killer motherboards?

Visit the GIGABYTE website and and download the latest GIGABTYE G1-Killer wallpapers.

To download, please click Here.

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bit-tech Gets a Sneak Peak at GIGABYTE’s New OMG-ATX Form Factor Motherboards

Gigabyte to launch massive motherboard?

No, that is not a “little person” holding a motherboard (he’s not related to Ricky Gervais either), but rather the Deputy Director of motherboard marketing here at GIGABYTE, Tim Handley.

There's no word on the official specs yet either, although we've heard rumblings about on-board SSDs striped together in RAID 0 configuration, as well as an army of solid state capacitors. Heck, given the size of the box, maybe it will even feature flux capacitors.

Please visit Bit-tech HERE to find out more about this mysterious board.

Friday, December 17, 2010

GIGABYTE’s H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX scores an outstanding 9/10 from MaximumPC.com in CyberPower’s LAN Party Mini EVO

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Ever wondered why the H55N-USB3 has a VGA card slot (seeing as it’s supposed to be a low profile HTPC board)? We included a VGA card slot to provide our customers with options, and CyberPower has optioned to use the little board that can in their LAN Party Mini EVO gaming system.

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“In the end, the CyberPower LAN Party Mini EVO is a sweet, compact little rig. It’s also pretty palatable at $1,250—a nice discount over our WAKM, which tilted the scale to $1,653. So, it’s cheaper, just about even in performance, and it’s even water-cooled. In our book, that’s a win.”

Read the whole review here.

Tom’s Hardware selects GIGABYTE’s X58A-UD3R for their System Builder Marathon, December 2010: $2000 PC

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The motherboard of choice in the THG Bugatti-like Bentley PC is none other than the GA-X58A-UD3R, GIGABYTE’s top selling X58 chipset motherboard model.

“We wanted a motherboard with at least 32 PCIe 2.0 lanes, high overclocking stability, and enough features to justify existence in a PC that cost nearly $2000. The two best-priced models to fill those criteria were Asus’ Sabertooth and Gigabyte’s X58A-UD3R.

The X58A-UD3R’s advantages are few, such as its support for x8 mode on the third slot by lane-sharing, and its support for two more hard drives. But those extra features combine with our extra experience with this model to make it the easiest choice.”

Read the whole article here.

Monday, December 13, 2010

P67A-UD7 Most In-Depth Preview/Review, a must read!

Steven B. is going about his reviews/previews a little differently and almost dissecting the board in the quest to uncover and explain every significant part of board design. Check out this extremely detailed preview of P67A-UD7 board.

I love the attention to detail and a really interesting ghetto stock heatsink testing setup. He also writes a fair bit about analogue vs digital PWM as well as a whole host of other R&D inspired changes that the new board generation brings.

This is a very enjoyable read for hardware enthusiasts. Check it out, it won’t disappoint! Make sure you put aside a good 15 minutes as there is a lot of interesting info to read about! Read more about it over at i4mem > http://i4memory.com/f90/p67a-ud7-most-depth-preview-review-27173/.

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Jeffery Stephenson’s Level 12 mod powered by a GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 mobo

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No stranger to Mini-ITX case modding, Jeffery Stephenson’s latest creation incorporates the award winning GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 motherboard with two USB 3.0 ports in the rear I/O panel. Remarkably he has also incorporated two USB 3.0 hubs, so this system is a SuperSpeed USB beast that is way ahead of it’s time if you consider the USB 3.0 port count!

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Check out his website and don’t forget to vote for his mod on the Lenovo/Intel Mod Building Contest. You can also have a look at his picture blogs on:

- http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1559095 

- http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=197293 

- http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=915731

Friday, December 10, 2010

Getting Closer…You Can Almost Smell the Gunpowder

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GA-890FXA-UD5 Featured in Tom's Hardware's 2010 Gift Guide

Tom’s Hardware has published their annual Holiday Gift Guide. Aside from the usual bevy of beauties, there are some great tech featured including the GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard.

We specifically chose the 890FXA-UD5 because its relative value, reasonable price tag, and modern features. It's nice to get the SATA 6Gb/s support for future upgrades to SSDs able to move more than 300 MB/s, plus USB 3.0 is a welcome addition after waiting for our 64 GB flash drives to transfer disk images over USB 2.0. Gigabyte's On/Off  support for charging iPads/iPhones/iPods, even when the PC is turned off, is a super-convenient addition, too.

To see the girls (come on, let’s be honest…tech is great, but pretty girls holding tech is even better), please visit HERE

GIGABYTE and Cooler Master Xmas Giveaway

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Visit the Cooler Master facebook page to find out how you can win a GIGABYTE, Cooler Master and Kingston Christmas package for yourself and a friend. Be sure to ‘Like’ it to show your appreciation for this event, and help ensure that there are more Facebook giveaways in future.

Keep and eye on the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column on facebook to participate in more GIGABYTE giveaways in 2011.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LSDMEASAP Breaks 3000MHz Memory Speed with GIGABYTE and Mushkin Memory

The ever amazing LSDMEASAP who does a truly awesome job moderating the GIGABYTE section in the TweakTown forums, has broken the 3Ghz memory speed barrier using the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard and Mushkin Radioactive 2000MHz memory kit. Congrats mate!

To see more images and info of his setup and score, please visit HERE.

If you haven’t already, also be sure to visit the GIGABYTE section in the TweakTown forums. It is a great resource for anyone looking for more info on GIGABYTE motherboards or troubleshooting, and LSDMEASAP, even though he has several day jobs, still manages to answer pretty much everyone’s questions.

X’mas Giveaway Event on PureOC

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PureOC is getting in the holiday spirit by hosting a Christmas Giveaway Event, with one of the prizes being a GIGABTYE GA-P55-USB3L motherboard.

This year we wanted to do something really special for Pure OC's members and we’ve got some great companies partnering with us to make that a reality. We’ve teamed up with Cooler Master, Gigabyte, OCZ, CoolIT, Sparkle, and AZZA to donate some amazing prizes.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is reply to the thread telling everyone your best Holiday memory. Sounds pretty easy, right, as I’m sure everyone has some good heart-warming stories to tell.

To add your holiday memory and to see all the prizes being given away, please click HERE

*This contest is for North America only

GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard Receives Value Award on Legit Reviews

 Legit Reviews Value AwardGIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard Review

Our friends over at Legit Reviews have recently taken the GA-X58-USB3 motherboard out for a spin, and while this is a budget board clearly positioned for mainstream users on the X58 platform (1366 socket), Dan commends the board for it’s performance and overclocking, awarding it the Legit Reviews Value Award.

While it may be considered a budget motherboard by many. Let's just be sure not to let the GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 in on that little secret, because it sure doesn't act like one.

Whether it performs like it or not, the GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 is a low cost board aimed at the budget conscience consumer. Let's face it, that is a fact that the majority of us users out there today are faced with. Everybody is looking to get the best bang for their buck. For those looking at the Intel X58 spectrum of components, motherboards with the Intel X58 chipset aren't exactly the lowest cost component out there. Many believe that you get what you pay for, that's not always the case though. The GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 gives you more than what you pay for! For the measly $179.99 with free shipping you are getting a great performing board that is backed up by a three year warranty.

To read the full GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 Motherboard Review at Legit Reviews, please click HERE.

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 and H55N-UB3 Featured in Tweak Town Holiday Buyers Guide

ScreenHunter_01 Dec. 08 09.27 It’s the holidays once again, and what better way to show the geek in your life you care than by giving them a shiny new motherboard. But with so many options out there, how to decide? Tweak Town has made it easy with their annual buyers guide. This year, they recommend two GIGABYTE boards, the X58A-UD9 and H55N-USB3.

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At the very top end we have two boards that really stood out this year. For the top end slot when money is no object and you want the highest benchmarking numbers you can get, the GIGBYTE X58A-UD9 is the board you are looking for. It can do just about anything (It even has a floppy port just in case you might need one). However, the thing that gives the UD9 the top billing is its support for four way SLI and Crossfire at full x16. You just can’t beat that.

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The last item on our list of recommended boards is the GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard. We were very impressed with its performance and the amazingly small size of the board. You can choose to run this as an entry level system with a Core i5 661 or go nuts and drop in a Core i7 875K if you choose to. The only thing that limits you here is the small area for a good CPU cooler. After you sort that, there is not a whole lot this board won’t do for you.

To read the full Tweak Town 2010 Holiday Buyers Guide, please click HERE

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mad222 from HK starts the AMD MHz war with the fastest ever validation at 7199Mhz with 890FXA-UD7

Hong Kong based overclocker, mad222, just jumped ahead of his competitors from Brazil and Korea with a stunning new AMD frequency world record. Wow and all that with a AMD Phenom II X4 965 C3. Nice to see the new 890FXA-UD7 is up to the task too Smile.

Congrats Mad222. Killer overclock.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

MaJ0r is the new AMD 1M SuperPi World Record holder using a GIGABYTE 790FXTA-UD5 board!

GIGABYTE’s world record radar just picked up a fantastic AMD 1M SuperPi world record on HWBOT.org by MaJ0r from Ukraine.

MaJ0r used a GIGABYTE 790FXTA-UD5 with a Phenom II X2 555 BE and reached a frequency of 6942Mhz for this benchmark with a time of 9.875s. Looks like there is room left in the tank for some more tweaking as well.

Congratulations mate, what a great OC this is!

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He also showed off a CPUz with 7122.4Mhz. Smokin’ fast!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

GIGABYTE Technology (Australia and New Zealand) partner with Team Immunity

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Australia, December 3rd, 2010 - GIGABYTE Technology; a leading manufacturer of computer hardware and digital-life style products is proud to announce our latest partnership with Team Immunity, Australia's premier multi-gaming organisation. Team Immunity is know for their elite gaming teams in a number of games including Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike: Source, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Starcraft 2.

GIGABYTE brand extends globally with sales of motherboards reaching 19-million units sold last year. The continued development of the brand throughout Australia and New Zealand is a high priority and the partnership with Team Immunity will enable GIGABYTE to become directly involved with the gaming elite.

Tony ‘Sent1nel’ Trubridge the Managing Director of Team Immunity -

“GIGABYTE Technology put a great deal of effort and quality into their products and have grown to become an extremely popular and well-recognised brand that many in the IT industry come to rely upon. This coupled with their ability to combine feedback from enthusiasts and gamers whilst re-defining technology ensures their products are ground breaking and have the features that everyone wants. We look to big things in 2011 and beyond as we showcase GIGABYTE's upcoming products whilst working together to increase the status of e-Sports in Australia and around the world.”

Dino Strkljevic the Technical Marketing and PR Manager for Gigabyte Technology Pty Ltd ANZ -

“As the market leader in motherboard and VGA design, GIGABYTE provides a great range of products suitable to different users, from elite PC gamers wanting to build the ultimate performance rig, to the general PC enthusiasts wanting to get the best value for their money while enjoying innovative technology from GIGABYTE. We are excited to be partnering with Team Immunity to enhance our development of innovative components for gamers and will soon announce a gaming range of motherboards developed with feedback from professional gamers from Australia and around the world.”

About Gigabyte Technology

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 market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services.

About Team Immunity

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Team Immunity is Australia's premier multi-gaming eSports team. Based in Melbourne Australia and founded in July 2003, the team is comprised of players from a wide range of electronic sports some of which include; Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike Source, Call of Duty:Black Ops and Starcraft 2. Having competed in more than 15 countries across 4 continents Team Immunity continues to spearhead Australia’s international eSports presence.

Gigabyte Technology Australia - www.gigabyte.com.au

GIGABYTE E-Sports Championship live grand final line-ups announced!

imageGIGABYTE E-Sports Championship grand final line-ups have finally been concluded after a couple of intense qualifying stages for the past two weeks.

The team at GOTGAMES just announced the two groups of 4 teams competing in the grand final on 11th December during Melbourne’s ReSpawn LAN.

Here are the teams that will compete in the final. Sequential and Team Immunity won the shootouts in their respective qualifiers and are the top seeded teams.

Group A
Sequential Gaming
THE INSTITUTION
Exile5
Zenith

Group B
Immunity
Frenetic Array
Sublime PC Case Gear
Binkbringers

The Event
· When? - Takes place December 11th
· Where? - Melbourne’s Respawn LAN - La Trobe Univerity (Bundoora Campus) GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION HERE

The finals will be played on the latest Gigabyte & Intel powered gaming machines featuring Intel’s Core i7 950 processors and Gigabyte’s X58-UD3R motherboards and GTX460 video cards.

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Finals Prize Money Breakdown
1st Place - $2750 AUD
2nd Place - $1150 AUD
3rd Place - $600 AUD

MVP Award: Sponsored Hardware
Sportsmanship Award: Sponsored Hardware

Professional shoutcasters GAMESTAH will call all the action and hopefully provide a video stream of all the action here http://www.gamestah.com/.

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Official competition website: http://gigabyte-esc.com/

TeamAU is proving unstoppable in PCMARK with yet another world record high in PCMV!

Youngpro from TeamAU is yet again proving to be unstoppable with relentless global world record pursuit.

PCMARK Vantage has seen new heights with a 45,669 points set a couple of days ago with a GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 rev2.0 which is one of his favourite boards rivalling even the great UD9. Both boards use the new Unlocked Power PWM which is one of the key features extreme overclockers require for world record overclocking performance.

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Gigabyte Core Prime Competition, 16 days to go!

Here is a quick update about the Gigabyte Core Prime competition being run at Hwbot.org. There are only 16 days left!
Category Leaders so far:
  • 6 core category > nacho_arroyo from Argentina using X58A-UD9
  • 4 core category >  Linuxfan from USA using X58-USB3
  • 2 core category > Aerou from Chech Republic using P55A-UD5
Well done and keep pushing!
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GIGABYTE Showcase New Motherboard Technologies at Computex 2011 Industry Tour

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We just sent out this press release introducing our soon-to-be-released 6 series motherboards:

-- GIGABYTE Showcase New Motherboard Technologies at Computex 2011 Industry Tour --

Continues Motherboard Innovation Leadership with Industry-leading CPU Power Delivery Technology on New 6 Series Models

TAIPEI, Taiwan – December 1, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions, today unveiled several exciting new technologies during a COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011 pre-show press conference held at the GIGABYTE head office. The new technologies feature on upcoming GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards (based on Intel® 6 series chipsets) with the purpose of providing Maximum CPU Power for reliable high-performance computing.

Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE, explained their innovate and disseminate strategy where new innovations are launched on extreme enthusiast models, such as the X58A-UD9 that debuted at Computex 2010, and then make their way down to the high-end and mainstream models. Demonstrating GIGABYTE’s soon-to-be-released flagship motherboard, the GA-P67A-UD7, he highlighted GIGABYTE’s Maximum CPU Power technology with an industry-leading 24 phase power design, an Intel® approved Intersil Voltage Regulator Down (VRD) 12 compliant PWM controller, Dual CPU Power, Driver MOSFETs (the new addition to GIGABYTE’s signature Ultra Durable 3 features), proprietary DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD technology, 10 USB 3.0 ports (total of 18 USB ports with 8 USB 2.0), 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX support, 3x USB Power, On/Off Charge and more…

Read the whole press release on the GIGABYTE website

Monday, November 29, 2010

TweakTown Gets a First Look at the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 Motherboard

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard Preview

 

The folks over at TweakTown recently got their hands on GIGABYTE’s flagship motherboard for the Intel 6 series platform and noticed a few differences from GIGABYTE motherboards in the past. Here’s what Sean had to say:

The P67A-UD7 from GIGABYTE has raised many questions. The product is clearly an almost complete redesign from their typical high-end layout. Gone are things like the Silent Pipe II cooling system and the 12 phase power that we had seen before. Now we are seeing a much more “brute” force attack on performance and also in design.

The overall effect of the board is of something new from GB. The black PCB, slots and even the new gold and black cooling suggests performance and power.

To read the full article, please visit TweakTown HERE.

In-depth look at GIGABYTE’s X58A-UD5 rev2.0, this is a must read, you have not seen a review like this before!

Have you ever wondered if there will be a reviewer or website out there keen to cover all hardware aspects of a motherboard you are looking to purchase? I am talking a lot more than just a layout or a mention of one or two controllers, I’m talking every controller and any feature worth noting and then discussion in-depth what they do and how they perform.

Well you are in luck today as we came across a review of the X58A-UD5 rev2.0 on Xtreme Systems written by sin0822 from Northern Virginia, USA. This bloke’s passion for hardware is evident in his methodical review of every single aspect of board’s design and functionality. This is a must read!

I’ll leave you with the review link and a couple of photos from the writeup, go check it out here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=262904 

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

More pictures from the building of GIGABYTE’s great wall of Taiwan

Unpacking and sorting the motherboards

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Attaching them to the letter boards

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Creating the Formosa Island (Taiwan) board

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Fitting and attaching the motherboard wall

GIGABYTE's Great Wall of Taiwan

And voila! Patriotic motherboard art.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

GIGABYTE’s Great Wall of Taiwan (International Airport)!

Don’t be alarmed, GIGABYTE is not entering home renovation industry but it did provide over 1,200 pieces of motherboards and GPUs to

“Taoyuan International Airport to bolster the first impression and strengthen our country's image to visitors from other countries”.

The boards were then turned into an art piece that has a simple yet powerful message in delivering the image of Taiwan and its strong technology industry to its domestic and international visitors that pass through the airport.

If you’re travelling to Taipei soon swing by Gate B7 of Terminal 1 and check out this 30 meter wide feature wall.

How cool is that!

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