Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Which VR Headset is Right For You?

Virtual Reality is here. Both the Oculus and HTC Vive are available for pre-orders, and support from game manufacturers is only increasing.

But which headset is right for you?

That's a very tough question. Both headsets have their strengths, but they also have their respective weaknesses too. They aren't identical products. 

Over at Ars Technica Kyle Orland has a in-depth comparison of the two headsets which looks at everything from comfort to controllers to software support.

Head on over to Ars to check out his comparison. Then let us know on our Facebook page which headset you prefer.

Here's a Guide to GIGABYTE's 3D OSD

Any PC enthusiast knows that information is critically important. Not knowing how your PC is performing is like being blind: without knowing the game's FPS, CPU speed, temperature, RAM speed, etc you don't know if your components are performing at their best.

Thankfully GIGABYTE has a solution: 3D OSD.

3D OSD allows the user to see key information about their system. This information is overlaid on their screen, above whatever program is running in the background. For instance, the user can see if their CPU and GPU temperature spikes when running a demanding game -- a sign that the coolers inside the system aren't working properly.

If you'd like a hands-on look at how 3D OSD works, check out the video below:

Friday, April 1, 2016

It's Time for Some PC Spring Cleaning

Have you checked inside your PC recently?

You probably might want to.

Unless you keep exceptional care and regularly clean its interior, in all likelihood the inside is going to be a dusty mess!

Well we here at GIGABYTE want to make your PC clean again.

If you've been on our Facebook page recently you'll notice we're running a Spring Cleaning contest. And we're giving away TWO Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboards!

Here's how to enter...

1) Make sure you LIKE the GIGABYTE Motherboards Facebook page

2) Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #pcspringclean

3) Head on over to the contest page and fill out the form and provide a link to the photo on Instagram

4) VOTE for your favorite photo!

Contest closes May 16