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Last week we told you about Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming card, which brought with it the Windforce 3X cooler. We also made mention that an even more impressive card would be following closely behind, and thus we present you with the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming. Whereas the G1 Gaming made use of the Windforce 3X cooler, the Extreme Gaming goes a step further with Windforce Stack Cooling. There are three fans (each with double ball bearings) that cover the length of the card, however, the central counter-rotating fan sits just slightly below the two outer fans. Gigabyte says that not... Read more...
As we’ve seen in our recent review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, Pascal is kicking some serious butt and shows no signs of taking orders from anyone. Luckily, plenty of NVIDIA’s board partners have lined up to produce graphics cards based on Pascal and here we are today staring at Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING, which will be vying for your attention on digital store shelves across the internet. As you might expect coming from Gigabyte, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill Pascal card; it actually uses the company’s signature WINDFORCE 3X cooling system that incorporates a trio of fans... Read more...
To expand on our coverage of Intel’s Z170-chipset, we now turn our focus to another Gigabyte motherboard for Intel Skylake CPUs. The Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Ultra Durable motherboard is up at the plate and has the budget-builder firmly in its sights. Conversely, the company’s pricey Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard, which we previously reviewed, is loaded with premium features that enthusiast gamers crave. Features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, 4-way CrossFire and SLI support, baked-in liquid cooling accommodations, and the like, are all absent on this more svelte GB product. With much of the fat trimmed, Gigabyte... Read more...
GIGABYTE is a big fan of giving its customers choice on the motherboard front, which sometimes involves releases that support brand-new architectures on older hardware, or hardware you might not even expect. This past spring, for example, the company released EFI updates to allow its FM2+ boards to run AMD's Godavari chips, and it did the same thing for Intel's Broadwell-based chips. Now, the company is releasing a full series of motherboards that targets a different niche: workstation. Its X170 and X150 series of motherboards are based on Intel's C236 and C232 chipsets and are designed for use... Read more...
We had a chance to visit Gigabyte this week at CES, and as always, the company had plenty to showcase for our eager eyes. On tap were new Skylake BRIX mini-PCs, new WINDFORCE graphics cards, a new gaming laptop and a familiar 34-inch curved AIO machine. First up, however, is Gigabyte’s refreshed BRIX mini-PCs which feature a high-quality, brushed aluminum finish to class things up a bit. Customers can choose from three Skylake processor, all with a TDP of 15W and all with Intel HD Graphics 520 onboard: the Core i3-6100U, Core i5-6200U or Core i7-6500U. Gigabyte's Skylake BRIX Mini-PC Two... Read more...
Intel Skylake processors have landed and motherboard manufacturers now have a wide range of boards sporting the necessary LGA 1151 socket and Z170 chipset to support the CPUs. Under the microscope today we have a high-end model from Gigabyte, the formidable Z170X-Gaming G1—a board that's virtually bursting at the seams with top-end features for the discriminating enthusiast. It's got everything from a 22 phase power array, to support for USB 3.1, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, quad GPUs, Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors and dedicated network processing via onboard Killer DoubleShot Pro X3 NICs—just to name a few.Gigabyte... Read more...
We already know a lot about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960. In our launch coverage of the GPU we noted, “The GeForce GTX 960’s low-power characteristics, beefed up video engine, and overclocking headroom, in addition to support for technologies like NVIDIA’s Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA (MFAA), Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), and DX12,l make the card a compelling choice.” The GTX 960 is an excellent choice for MOBA gamers or gamers running single displays at resolution of 1080P, or below but at high image quality settings.The GeForce GTX 960 also happens to be a very power... Read more...
It won't be long (hopefully) before Intel's newly launched Skylake processors for the desktop will find their way onto retail shelves (they're already available through system builders). If you've been waiting for Skylake, you'll soon be able to proceed with your new build. In the meantime, you can get started with other parts, including the motherboard, some of which sport Rivet Network's all-new Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller. Rivet's new flagship controller introduces something called "Advanced Stream Detect 2.0," which is a collection of technologies and algorithms designed for superior... Read more...
When it launched its initial line-up of Haswell-E based processors and the companion X99 chipset, Intel’s motherboard partners hit the ground running with some fairly exciting products. At the time of the launch, we featured a few offerings in our review—you can check them out right here. But, as is sometimes the case, the second wave of products based on a particular technology are sometimes more exotic and may offer features not found on the first release. Such is the case with the motherboards we’re going to show you here from Gigabyte. Although they’re based on the same chipset, the Gigabyte... Read more...
AMD on Thursday introduced the world to its A10-7870K APU, otherwise known as Godavari, though it's actually a light refresh of the existing Kaveri core. Codenames aside, the A10-7870K APU is a compelling option with a slight speed bump in clock frequency over the A10-7850K (3.9GHz to 4.1GHz versus 3.7GHz to 4.0GHz) and a big bump in the graphics core clock speed (866MHz versus 720MHz). If you're thinking about picking up the chip when it becomes available in June but don't know if it will work in your in your Gigabyte-brand FM2+ motherboard, you can put your mind to rest -- it will.... Read more...
GIGABYTE has just announced that it's rolled out EFI updates to its entire range of Z97/H97 motherboards to add support for Intel's upcoming 5th-gen Core processors, "Broadwell". To grab the update, simply hit up GIGABYTE's support page and search for your motherboard model. You may also be able to update if you happen to have GIGABYTE's @BIOS utility installed, but from experience, that's hit-or-miss. While Intel's 5th-gen Core processors hit mobile earlier this year, there's been some delays on the desktop side, with rumors putting the launch at June - something GIGABYTE's new updates add some... Read more...
Gigabyte's Brix line-up of small form factor systems is the company’s answer to the teeny, tiny NUC from Intel. These ridiculously small PCs pack all the power of a laptop, or a budget desktop, into a box small enough to fit in your palm. These wee PCs are marketed to non-gamers and people who need a basic, no-nonsense PC with a tiny footprint. Think people who need a PC for a kiosk or for basic, day to day computing. These little brick PCs are basically made to mount behind a monitor, and use mobile parts and solid-state components to keep the noise and heat to a minimum. One big difference between... Read more...
Gigabyte is introducing a new X99 motherboard for overclockers that are on a budget. The X99-SOC Champion, like the other members of Gigabyte’s X99 motherboard lineup, supports Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors, International Rectifier’s all-digital CPU power design, and a PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 40 lanes from the processor when in a 4-way or 3-way graphics configurations. Compared to Gigabyte’s existing X99 lineup, the X99-SOC Champion compares most favorably to the X99-SOC Force. But whereas the X99-SOC Force features 8 DDR4 DIMM sockets, the X99-SOC... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but forge ahead anyway and discuss SanDisk's Extreme Pro SSDs, the awesome ASUS G751 gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU, the wild Alienware Area 51 gaming PC, Amazon's Fire HD 7 tablet, printable food, water-cooled tri-SLI from Gigabyte and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:10 - SanDisk Extreme Pro Solid State Drives Reviewed  07:00 - Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right  15:45 - Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet (2014) Review  24:25 - Alienware Area-51:... Read more...
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