Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GIGABYTE at Computex 2011

Another year of Computex is upon us, and with it lots of new technologies being announced.At our suites on the 36th floor of Taipei 101, GIGABYTE is showing off a bunch of boards that are getting their first public showing. Here are just a few of them.

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Z68 Gaming Board

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Now That’s a Big Socket!

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GA-A75M-UD2H

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GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response Demo

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Room With a View

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Wall of Boards

GIGABYTE Launches Exclusive EZ Smart Response Utility

Today, GIGABYTE announced a pretty neat technology called EZ Smart Response that enables users to install Intel® Smart Response Technology with the click of a button, even if their system is set to IDE mode, without having to reinstall their Windows operating system. GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response does all of this automatically, without users having to perform a complicated install process.

One of the key benefits of GIGABYTE's new Z68 Express chipset enabled motherboards is support for Intel's Smart Response Technology, which delivers an exceptional performance boost for our customers," commented Henry Kao, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at GIGABYTE. "We hope that the majority of our customers enable this technology, and therefore we have developed our own unique EZ Smart Response utility that allows users to effortlessly set up Intel Smart Response technology so they can quickly experience the all performance benefits it has to offer.

To find out more about EZ Smart Response, you can check out our video demonstrating how it works HERE.

Press Release

Friday, May 27, 2011

Another retail 990X hits 7GHz with X58A-OC!

Mad222 from Hong Kong just reported reaching 7030MHz with a retail Core i7 990X, wow! These crazy overclocks are coming thick and fast. Congrats & excellent clocking there.

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GIGABYTE and Intel offer exclusive motherboard + mSATA SLC SSD bundle

With every new technology, availability and pricing take time to settle at the required levels to make it really take off. This is still the case with mSATA for desktop motherboards, as many of our friends have pointed out since we announced our range of mSATA MBs on may 11th, 2011. To kick off availability of mSATA for desktop MBs with Intel Smart Response, we have partnered with Intel to bundle the most suitable mSATA SSD with a very special Z68 MB model called the Z68XP-UD3-iSSD.

The SSD model name is the Intel® Solid-State Drive 311 Series pictured below, and this will accompany the GIGABYTE motherboard from the factory directly to the end user.
Pricing and availability has not been announced as yet, but it goes without saying that the price will be lower than if you were to buy both components separately. The boards will ship during the first week of June, 2011, so they should be available internationally by mid June, 2011.

Our 'on the ball' friends at VR-Zone have already carried the story offering uncanny insight into the reasons behind the bundling the mSATA SSDs from the factory.

You can read the official GIGABYTE announcement here.