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AMD made a splash last week by announcing its Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs based on Zen 3, with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, and a huge IPC (instructions per clock) uplift. What it did not do, however, is announce a new chipset. Whether one is coming or not for Zen 3 remains to be seen, but armed with the latest BIOS update for your X570, B550, or A520 motherboard, you should be able to POST with a Zen 3 CPU. In case you missed it, Zen 3 represents a 'take no prisoners' lineup. Core for core, Intel has generally maintained a lead in single-threaded workloads, and has held an advantage in overall gaming performance. That was before Zen 3 came along. If AMD's numbers and claims are correct, the... Read more...
Give it some time and NVIDIA will undoubtedly flesh out its GeForce RTX 30 series with more SKUs, though what exactly it has up its sleeve may depend on how AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series launch goes. Regardless, though, it seems increasingly like that there will be a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The latest evidence of this unreleased SKU being on the roadmap comes from several Gigabyte listings with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Before we get to those listings, let's quickly recap there things stand. After launching Ampere to the machine learning sector with its A100, NVIDIA turned its attention to home consumers with three initial GeForce models, including the GeForce RTX 3090 ($1,499),... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news that a 20GB version of the GeForce RTX 3080 is likely on the way, doubling the amount of onboard GDDR6X that is in currently-shipping cards. The news came straight from the horse's mouth, NVIDIA, via an Ampere GA102 GPU architecture whitepaper. Now we're getting further confirmation via one of NVIDIA's trusted OEM partners: Gigabyte. The company is currently running a promotion, which was first spotted by Videocardz, where those that purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 card can get a free copy of Watch Dogs Legion by entering in their purchase details and device serial number on its website. This is pretty standard fare for graphics card manufacturers, but... Read more...
Gigabyte, manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled its first “tactical gaming” monitor. We do not know what tactical gaming is, but we do know the Aorus FI25F is a 1080p SuperSpeed IPS gaming monitor to power gamers’ needs. First off, let’s talk specs on this monitor. Using Gigabyte SuperSpeed IPS technology, this monitor can achieve response times of .04ms and a 240Hz refresh rate while serving up good color and picture quality thanks to DisplayHDR 400 certification. The FI25F also has AMD FreeSync technology inside, so you do not have to worry about screen tearing. With its 24.5” screen, it will be a good fit for gamers with smaller desks... Read more...
Here is a little fun fact about technology journalism—the Consumer Electronics Show is typically the busiest time of the year for tech writers, while April Fool's Day is the most challenging. Why the latter? Gag announcement abounds, and in the wild world of technology, it's not always easy to separate the silliness from the real stuff. Case in point—is NVIDIA giving its add-in board (AIB) partners the green light to outfit GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5? It sure seems that way. There have been multiple leaks and rumors suggesting as much, and as April Fool's Day has rolled into view, some retailer listings highlighting a pair of upgraded models... Read more...
PAX East is chock full of dazzling sights and sounds. One of the crown jewels was a series of custom-built PCs showcased by Gigabyte's Aorus sub-brand. The seven systems were designed and built by either an enthusiast community member or a professional modder. Aorus contributed parts but otherwise allowed the creators to execute on their vision. We caught up with one of the builders, Kevin Tabor from Mod My Mods, who gave us an overview of each of the systems. The builds span a wide range of stylings. There are a couple systems with minuscule footprints and others in massive towers. One system uses the aggressive stylings of the Cougar Conquer chassis while others float free in open air frames.... Read more...
Gigabyte has promoted its line of Designare motherboards aimed at creative professionals for quite some time, but now the company is ready to extend the brand to its memory kits. As such, Gigabyte has announced the Designare 64GB RAM kit, which will be available worldwide shortly. Gigabyte is hitting 64GB by using just two 32GB DDR4-3200 modules with CAS timings of 16-18-18-38 at 1.35V. Loaded up in one of its high-end Designare motherboards with 8 DIMM slots, and you're looking at a maximum capacity of 256GB. Each module is decked out with anodized aluminum heatsinks emblazoned with the Designare logo, and Gigabyte is promising a limited lifetime warranty. These new modules will find a perfect... Read more...
Motherboard makers can ill afford to let their foot off the gas pedal, not when there are now chipsets on the horizon. Intel is readying its Z490 chipset for its upcoming Comet Lake-S processors, while AMD is apparently prepping a B550 chipset for its Ryzen 3000 series. Meanwhile, Gigabyte is locked and loaded for both launches. Starting with the Z490 chipset, several Gigabyte-brand models were spotted at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website back in September. They included the following models... Z490 Aorus Elite Z490 D Z490 Gaming X Z490 UD Z490 White Z490M Z490M DS3H Z490M Gaming X Since then, there have been several new models listed at the EEC, including a few more that just showed... Read more...
I remember a time not all that long ago when the PC monitor market had grown rather stagnant. In more recent years, monitor makers have hit their stride by focusing on gaming features, like G-Sync and FreeSync, high refresh rates, and other enthusiast-oriented bells and whistles. As such, Gigabyte is expanding its growing monitor lineup with three new models sporting some tantalizing features. Gigabyte is best known for its motherboards and graphics cards, though it entered the gaming monitor market last year through its Aorus division. Now it's introducing a Gigabyte gaming series (read: non-Aorus). "The monitors received much positive feedback and have been selected as 2019’s best gaming... Read more...
By now, enthusiasts know the benefits of the PCIe 4.0 interface, especially when it comes to solid state drives (SSDs). For the past six months, we've seen a number of manufacturers release PCIe 4.0 SSDs that can reach up to 5GB/sec sequential reads and 4.4GB/s sequential writes. One of the first manufacturers to jump onboard was Gigabyte with its AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD using a Phison controller. Today, however, we got to see first-hand how Gigabyte has tuned its Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor to achieve even higher performance in 4-way RAID. Back in late May, Gigabyte was hitting speeds of 15GB/s with four of its PCIe SSD in a RAID-0 array using the AIC Adaptor. Now, however, the company... Read more...
At long last, AMD came out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and finally introduced the Radeon RX 5600 XT, a SKU that had been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors prior to the official unveiling. As expected, several of AMD's hardware partners flipped the switch on product pages with custom models sporting fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks. In a moment, we will give a rundown of the various custom Radeon RX 5600 XT models that have actual product pages. In time, even more custom models will appear, but our focus here is on the ones that we know to be real. Before we do that, however, let's quickly recap the specs and features of the Radeon RX 5600 XT. AMD... Read more...
It's a special time for us here at HotHardware.com, not only because it's the holiday season, but also because we're celebrating 20 years on the wild wild web! The very first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since. With this major milestone – made possible by all of you, our loyal readers and #PCMasterRace gamers around the world – we thought it would be great to give something back. So, we teamed up with the good folks at Gigabyte and AMD, along with the talented team at Thermaltake, to put together a righteous, red and radical killer gaming PC giveaway system. Up for grabs was (past tense, we have a winner!) this totally awesome... Read more...
Sometime fairly soon (presumably), Gigabyte will be able to shout from a mountaintop, 'The Eagle has landed!' Or it could go the more traditional route and just issue a standard press release announcing its Radeon RX 5600 XT Eagle series of graphics cards. Either way, a Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing indicates the Eagle series is inbound. If you are confused and wondering if you missed an announcement for the Radeon RX 5600 XT in general, do not worry, you are not out of the loop. AMD has not yet formally introduced the upcoming card, which will join its 7-nanometer Navi product family. However, it's been the subject of rumors for several months, dating back to at least July of this... Read more...
It's special time for us here at HotHardware.com, not only because it's the holiday season but also because we're celebrating 20 years on the wild wild web! The very first version of HotHardware went live in 1999 and we have been partying like it ever since. With this major milestone – made possible by all of you, our loyal readers and #PCMasterRace gamers around the world – we thought it would be great to give something back. So we teamed up with the good folks at Gigabyte and AMD, along with the talented team at Thermaltake, to put together a righteous, red and radical killer gaming PC giveaway system. Up for grabs is a totally awesome custom, liquid-cooled Gigabyte, AMD... Read more...
it is starting to seem like a foregone conclusion that AMD will launch Radeon RX 5500 XT graphic cards with 8GB and 4GB of memory. This has been the rumor (officially, AMD so far has only announced a Radeon RX 5500 series, while making no mention of "XT" models specifically), and the latest round of leaked press renders suggest this is the case. We see this happen all the time, especially with graphics cards—just prior to a product launch (big or small), leaks and rumors come in, followed by seemingly legitimate press renders shortly before the actual launch. It's happening again, with leaked press renders showing retail Radeon RX 5500 XT models from ASRock and Gigabyte. Leaked ASRock Radeon... Read more...
Gigabyte has made available a beta BIOS update for its X570 Aorus Master motherboard, and with it comes new support for per-CCD overclocking on AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors. While we have not tested this ourselves, the firmware update should make it easier to achieve higher and more stable overclocked frequencies in some instances. This is a desirable feature because of the way AMD's latest generation Ryzen processors are designed. Depending on the specific model, a Ryzen 3000 series CPU can have one or two core chiplet dies (CCDs). In turn, each of those dies has two CPU complex or core complex (CCX) clusters. To give an example, the Ryzen 9 3950X has two CCDs, each with two CCX clusters.... Read more...
The wait is finally over—AMD on Thursday formally introduced its next generation Ryzen Threadripper lineup consisting of the 24-core/48-thread Threaderipper 3960X and 32-core/64-thread Threadripper 3970X (there will likely be more SKUs to follow). Following suit, AMD's hardware partners have come out with new TRX40 motherboards to house this next round of high-end desktop (HEDT) silicon, including multiple models from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. The TRX40 platform is stout. It offers quad-channel DDR4 memory support (ECC optional), a total of 88 PCI Express 4.0 lanes, multi-GPU support (CrossFire and SLI), up to 12 native USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, up to 4 native USB 2.0 ports, two x4 NVMe ports, up to... Read more...
Well, look what we have here—a teaser image of a mysterious motherboard from Gigabyte. It's assumed this one will carry the Aorus branding, and if we direct our attention to the socket, we can further speculate this is a board intended for AMD's upcoming third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors due out next month. Details are in short supply here, but the socket in the image looks the same as AMD's existing TR4 socket found on current generation X399 motherboards. At this stage of the game, it would not make much sense to tease another current generation Threadripper motherboard, so what we are almost definitely looking at is a Gigabyte Aorus TRX40 board based on an upcoming TR4+... Read more...
The Ryzen 9 3950X Zen 2 flagship desktop processor was supposed to launch last month, but at the last minute, AMD said that it was delaying its release until November. Hardcore enthusiasts that were waiting on the $749 chip were no doubt a little disappointed, but we're getting an early look at what the processor can do courtesy of Gigabyte. Gigabyte understandably has access to the unreleased processor and paired it up with one of its own X570 Aorus Master motherboards and 16GB of Aorus DDR4-3200 memory. The Ryzen 9 3950X has a base clock of 3.3GHz, but Gigabyte managed to push their chip to a heady 4.3GHz across all 16 cores. The company was able to obtain this result with a 1.4GHz Vcore... Read more...
Intel earlier this week officially announced its new Cascade Lake-X family of HEDT processors that will be marketed under the Core-X brand. The processors are built on the tried and true 14nm++ manufacturing process and will be going head-to-head with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors (at least initially), and will face even tougher competition once third-generation Threadripper parts arrive in November. The four new Cascade Lake-X processors in the family include: Core i9-10980XE (18-cores/36-threads): $979 Core i9-10940X (14-cores/28-threads):  $784 Core i9-10920X (12-cores/24-threads):  $689 Core i9-10900X (10-cores/20-threads):  $590... Read more...
Custom Radeon RX 5700 series boards have been arriving at a steady clip over the last few weeks. Some of the most commonly voiced concerns regarding AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 reference designs were the noise output and relatively high junction temperatures offered by the stock, blower-style cooler. Partner boards promised quieter, more robust cooling solutions, however, designed to address exactly those concerns. We took a look at the PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 XT a couple of weeks back, and save for its wider footprint and slightly higher price, we found it to be an across-the-board upgrade over the reference design. Today, we bring you the second, all-custom Radeon RX 5700 XT to hit the... Read more...
Gigabyte is a name synonymous with high-end gaming hardware, and the company is hoping to live up to its reputation with the release of the new Aorus CV27Q Tactical Gaming Monitor. The display is feature-packed and measures 27 inches diagonally with a 1500R curvature. The Aorus CV27Q features an 8-bit VA panel (16.77 million colors), bringing with it a blazing fast 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time (MPRT). The Aorus CV27Q has a QHD (2560x1440) resolution, and Gigabyte says that the display covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. On top of that, there’s AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology incorporated into the display. Not to be outdone, the Aorus CV27Q is also NVIDIA G-SYNC... Read more...
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