Items tagged with Gigabyte

After their initial launch, new GeForce 7900 and 7600 series cards have been slow to roll in here, although they are plentiful in the retail channel.  Regardless we are now getting product in from XFX and many others here shortly.  In the mean time, check out TweakTown's look at Gigabyte's offering... I personally use a Radeon X1900XTX because it is better at what I play, predominately Battlefield 2 yet the biggest problem with it is the noise output - it is just way too loud and you really have to crank up the speakers or use headphones to get over it. The 7900GTX I feel is the better card, it performs similar and better depending what games you're playing. The 7900GT which... Read more...
PC Perspective has just posted their review of the Gigabyte iRAM storage device. Essentially a PCI card full of DIMM slots, the card uses memory modules to act as an incredibly fast hard drive. Should you like the idea of blistering fast load times and increased performance, you should certainly take a look at this ingenious new product. You can see how this product faired on the Hot Hardware workbench by reading our review here. The Gigabyte iRAM is a truly innovative device that opens up all kind of possibilities with its incredible, untouched storage performance. It brings the idea of solid state storage the consumer for a very low cost and... Read more...
Featuring two 120mm fans, a tool free design, and a few other great features, Gigabyte's Poseidon case could make it's way to your shopping list very soon. Gigabyte received excellent reviews for their 3D Aurora case which was released last year, and as Hardware Zone explains, it seems Gigabyte has produced another winner. "Following its successful entry into the competitive casing arena, Gigabyte hopes to sustain the momentum with two new series launched simultaneously early this month. We managed to get our hands on the higher end series, the Poseidon and here's what we felt."... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that both MSI and Gigabyte and dismissing rumors that the two motherboard vendors would be merging. Suprisingly, neither side denied having entertained the thought of merging in the past. Were the two Tier-I motherboard vendors to merge down the road, Tier-II vendors would certainly feel more pressure and possibly be driven out of the market. MSI chairman Joseph Hsu dismissed a media report circulating in China that cited a senior MSI executive, Henry Lu, as claiming the company had started contacting Gigabyte five years ago over a possible merger.... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link up at the top of the page, we wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's i-RAM GC-RAMDISC. If you're looking for a way to add some super-fast solid state storage to a system, you'll want to check this one out.... Read more...
Although performance has been greatly enhanced over the last few years through the use of faster spindle speeds, larger caches, and newer interfaces, hard drives still tend to be a bottleneck in a typical PC. Mechanical devices, by their very nature, require time to seek the data requested, read it, and then transfer that information back to system memory. Also, while SATA technology has increased transfer rates from the paltry 33MB/s of the original ATA spec to a healthy 300MB/s on the latest SATA-II controllers, there's still room for improvement, although the drives themselves will still struggle to saturate the bandwidth on this interface. One idea, although hardly new, is to create a solid-state... Read more...
As if Gigabyte's 3D Aurora case wasn't good enough, Gigabyte also has a stylish water cooling system to go with it. While the 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooler probably isn't the best performing water cooling solution you can buy, it still gets the job done of keeping your hardware cool, and looks great when attached to the 3D Aurora. "There are many liquid cooling solutions out there to choose from, the good things about the 3D Galaxy are it's really good looks, its ergonomic design and its price. As far as being the best cooling solution out there, no it's not that, but it does provide adequate performance for moderate overclocking and in the role of... Read more...
For the better part of the last decade, there has only been two major players in the discreet graphics field, and as one of those players, nVidia needs no introduction. The GPU manufacturer has stayed at or near the forefront of technological advances through the years. Although there has been a misstep or two along the way, you generally can expect something good to emerge from their R&D labs. And we aren't speaking strictly about the company's GPUs. They have also been a major player in the chipset business with their very successful nForce products. As time moved onward, the nForce chipset has matured and evolved to the point that it is now considered one of the "must-haves"... Read more...
GIGABYTE has really come through with their GA-8N Quad Royal SLI. As the name implies, you can make the case that it's possibly the king of enthusiast geared motherboards on the market. Why? Features, performance, and stability. What else could you want? "GIGABYTE has done a wonderful job with the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI motherboard and it stands out among the crowd as a top performance board with all the extras that grab the enthusiasts attention. Features-wise the Quad-Royal has no peer, as the board scores over 50 points in our features charts due to the inclusion of Wireless Networking, Quad-SLI, Dual BIOS and more. Performance and stability... Read more...
  With all the praise that has been heaped upon NVIDIA for their 7800 series of graphic cards, it was bound to cause a bit of dismay for rival ATi.  For nearly two years ATi had been riding high on the success of their 9700 and 9800 series of cards, while NVIDIA had been trying to save face after a few mishaps of their own.  Then, somewhat ironically, the tables were turned.  While the 7800GT and 7800GTX were taking the industry by storm with their outstanding performance and relatively quiet operation, ATi seemed to hit pothole after pothole. So, it was with some eager anticipation that the Radeon X1000 series was released, with hopes of putting ATi back on the map and... Read more...
Akiba has posted some preliminary information and pictures of a new Gigabyte Yonah MicroATX motherboard that is now available overseas. This new motherboard yses Intel's 845GT chipset to support the new Yonah Core-Duo processor and features some innovative additions that will likely capture the interest of any HTPC enthusiast. From the standardized Socket 478 heatsink mounts to the full PCI-Express x16 slot and 8-channel HD audio, this new motherboard looks to be the ideal platform for building an extremely fast and quiet system for the living room. Unfortunately, there's no word on cost thus far.... Read more...
Gigabyte's i-RAM is a cool little device that utilizes 4GB of DDR RAM for data storage.  The unit occupies a PCI slot for power while connecting to a standard SATA connection for data transfer.  To prevent data loss, a battery backup is integrated into the design as well.  Hard drive Tach and SANDRA posted impressive scores, although it would have been interesting to see the effects of boot times with an OS installed to the memory.  This is definitely an interesting piece of hardware worth checking out. "With the ability to hold up to 4gb in data using up to 4 sticks of standard DDR memory, the i-RAM plugs into a standard... Read more...
  The big headlines in today's video card related articles almost always come down to seeing double; whether it's two NVIDIA GeForce cards connected in SLI or two ATi Radeons running in CrossFire mode.  Perhaps it's justified in that people always want to see higher framerates and increased performance, regardless of the cost.  Just look back at what they did to our pal, Steve Austin.  When they "rebuilt" the Six Million Dollar man, they didn't just give him the powers of an everyday man.  They made him "faster, stronger, better".  While those kind of articles always make for exciting reading, the average PC user knows that at the end of the day,... Read more...
GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal Frees the Limitation of Graphics and Gaming Performance! Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005–GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard equipped with four PCI Express X16 slots. Based on the NVIDIA nForece4 SLI Intel Edition and NVIDIA nForece4 SLI chipsets, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability. Quad PCI Express X16 Slots Powered by NVIDIA SLI X16 technology and featuring four PCI Express X16 slots, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal... Read more...
Well folks, tonight we've got some driver news for you all. From the Nvidia camp, Forceware version 81.85 has been officially released and can be downloaded on their main site. As for ATi. they have made their 5.10a beta driver available for download. This driver package fixes some issues with Quake 4, and also includes the OpenGL performance enhancements. Goodnight all! Dell XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system @ Hardware-Review.net "Companies like Alienware, VoodooPC, and Monarch Computer have been building systems geared toward gamers for years and now Dell is getting into the mix. One system we have from Dell that falls in this category is the XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system. It's... Read more...
Hey folks! The long awaited horror FPS, F.E.A.R., will be released to the masses very shortly. Reviews should be flooding the net soon, and we'll be sure to bring you a couple. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks! MSI Theater 550PRO @ Viperlair | HH Perspective "For the cool price of $74 USD, the MSI Theater 550PRO is a pretty good value when compared to many other TV Tuners, including ATI's own TV Wonder Elite which goes for almost double the price. Considering there isn't much difference between the two in terms of software bundles and hardware, we'd lean towards MSI's version of the card if you're in the need of a tuner for your HTPC box." All-In-Wonder ATI X800XT @ Got|Apex? "The... Read more...
GIGABYTE Announces Second Generation Silent-Pipe Technology -- Silent-Pipe II raises the bar for quiet operation from VGA card coolers -- GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leader in quiet graphics card cooling solutions, today announced Silent-Pipe II technology that generates natural airflow to provide more efficient cooling without the use of a heat sink or fan. This is achieved through a unique design that draws cool air in through a new proprietary front-flow thermal module to remove heat from the heat sink on the VGA card. With the improved natural airflow generated by GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe II technology, even hardcore 3D processing applications can run smoothly and reliably with minimal noise... Read more...
-- GIGABYTE introduces the 90nm GV-RX18T512VB, GV-RX18L256VB graphics accelerators -- Taipei, Taiwan 6th October, 2005 – GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today announces the revolutionary 90-nanometer GV-RX18T512VB, GV-RX18L256VB graphics accelerators, initiating the new standard of graphics processing technology. The GV-RX18 series are manufactured with 90 nanometer technology that, together with ATI's new Radeon X1800 architecture, generates less heat while achieving new clock speed and memory speed records for tomorrow's demanding applications. Features of the new GIGABYTE's GV-RX18T512VB and GV-RX18L256VB both include an ultra-threaded 3D core architecture... Read more...
Hey folks, we're posting the final roundup of articles today. Goodnight all, enjoy the news. GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard @ Techniz "The GA-8I945P Pro was featuring the new Intel(R) 945P Express chipset with Hyper-Threading Technology delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, and Serial-ATA 2 interface for improving storage performance. The motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN, RAID, and 7.1 channel sound. Besides that, it comes with a good bundle of software." Edifier e3100 Speaker Review @ Ninjalane "In this review we will be looking at a mainstream... Read more...
Gigabyte 7800GT Review @ amdzone.com: "Since ATI got their act together with the Radeon 9700 it has been a very tough battle between Nvidia and ATI over who lays claim to the fastest video card for computer gaming, a constant tug of war that never seems to end. Earlier in the summer Nvidia fought back big with their G70 GPU and the 7800GTX, a card with unparalleled performance across the board. However, with it came a very hefty $500 price tag that most gamers simply cannot afford to pay. At QuakeCon a few weeks ago Nvidia had an answer to this with their 7800GT, the sweet spot of mid-range it cuts the costs by $100 while still being powered by the same graphics processor as the 7800GTX.... Read more...
The beige box; you had one, I had one, just about everyone and their mother had one. It wasn't that long ago either, that we all had our generic cases on display for no one to notice. Of course, this was back in the day when megahertz ruled, megabytes were plentiful, and a 56K modem was a bragging right. Fast forward a bit, and now we're running on high speed connections, Gigahertz is the word, and Gigabytes don't really seem that big. With all these new technical advances, it was only a matter of time before the boring beige box was given a makeover. A quick trip to just about any major hardware retailer will quickly reveal just how big the PC enclosure industry has become. Cases can now be... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our... Read more...
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