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Gigabyte's latest motherboard makes it a little easier to incorporate a custom liquid cooling loop into your setup. That's because its new Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce comes with a fitted all-on-one monoblock that you attach to the motherboard. The advantage of a solution like this is that it blends in with Gigabyte's design aesthetic, so it doesn't look like an external piece. You still have to install the monoblock, as it doesn't come already attached to the motherboard. That said, the process outlined in the user manual looks easy enough—connect the LED cables to the LED_CPU and LED-PCH headers on the motherboard, then place the monoblock on the motherboard and fasten the CPU backplate.... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about an alleged GeForce RTX 2060 from NVIDIA for quite a few months, but haven’t seen any concrete information confirming its existence. Well, a new leak today alleges that at least one NVIDIA hardware partner will be releasing a GeForce RTX 2060: Gigabyte. This new rumor comes from VideoCardz, which says that Gigabyte’s card will be called the GeForce RTX 2060 OC. Powering the card will be NVIDIA’s TU106 Turing GPU and it will be paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. One other item of note is that while the card will come with an 8-pin power connector, NVIDIA’s reference specs allegedly only call for a 6-pin connection. Also among the... Read more...
We have seen a flurry of product launches over the past few months from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. While we get to reap the rewards of technology’s ever steady march of progress, their partners have been hard at work ensuring their offerings can withstand the ever increasing demands of bleeding-end hardware, and appeal to consumers at the same time. In this spirit, Gigabyte recently invited us to a launch event in Miami for its newest Aorus branded motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals. Technically, everything Gigabyte showed us had already been announced, but the presentations did offer a glimpse into many of the engineering and marketing decisions the company has made in an... Read more...
Analysts are predicting motherboard and graphics card makers will be taking a hit for the entire first half of 2019 thanks to a downturn in the cryptocurrency mining realm, and shortages of Intel CPUs. Intel has had significant issues with its move to the 10nm process node and will see shortages of some of its current generation 14nm++ processors as well. Due to the processor shortages, motherboard makers will see fewer sales because enthusiasts and PC builders won't need the boards if there are no CPUs to plug into them. Sources claim that inventory levels were up at Asustek, Gigabyte, and other motherboard and graphics card makers in Q3 2018. Increased inventory means less product shipped,... Read more...
Gigabyte continues to flesh out its line of Z390 motherboards designed around Intel's latest chipset. The total number of Z390 motherboards in Gigabyte's stable now stands at a dozen, with the addition of the Z390 Designare and Z390 Aorus Xtreme. Both are high-end motherboards with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, but they're aimed at different audiences. Let's start with the Z390 Aorus Xtreme. This one stands as Gigabyte's top-shelf Z390 motherboard and has a price tag to match—$549.99 MSRP (ouch!). That price will put it out of reach of the typical mainstream shopper, and certainly those looking for a bang-for-buck solution, with Gigabyte seemingly targeting enthusiasts and overclockers who... Read more...
Around a week ago, NVIDIA quietly updated its GeForce GTX 1060 product page to include GDDR5X memory as an option, meaning there is yet another version of one of the most popular mid-range graphics cards out there. When would we start to see new cards sport the upgraded memory? Right now, as it turns out. Gigabyte wasted no time implementing GDDR5X memory onto a custom cooled model, the GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming D5X 6G. For anyone who is not familiar with the GeForce GTX 1060 line, it's primarily available in 6GB and 3GB variants, though there is also a 5GB model floating around in China. All of them use GDDR5 memory, clocked at either 8Gbps or 9Gbps. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and GeForce GTX... Read more...
Forget about overclocking, if you really want to make your shiny new processor run faster, you need RGB lighting on your motherboard! We're kidding, of course, though if RGB lighting is your thing, you will find it in abundance on Gigabyte's new Z390 Aorus Xtreme for Intel's brand-spanking-new 9th generation Core processors. You don't actually have to forget about overclocking, either. The Z390 Aorus Xtreme is a high end 8-layer PCB with a 16-phase power design and an "extreme thermal design," which is Gigabyte's fancy way of saying there are plenty of heatsinks scattered about to the board. It also features a fixed I/O shield, which we think should be a standard amenity on every motherboard.... Read more...
Hardware manufacturers and resellers have been known to inadvertently tip upcoming and unannounced releases, and for a moment, it looked Gigabyte had done exactly that. To promote the launch of NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards, the company advertised that anyone who purchased an Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Ti or GeForce RTX 2070 would receive a limited edition Aorus t-shirt for free. The only problem is the GeForce RTX 2070 Ti does not exist. No, seriously, it doesn't actually exist, not even in secret, Gigabyte said in a Reddit thread devoted to the topic. While it initially seemed that Gigabyte accidentally revealed an upcoming RTX model, the company is adamant that it was just a typo, not a slip-up.... Read more...
Intel officially launched its 9th generation Core processors this morning, which include the Core i5-9600K, Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K. As you might expect, there are a slew of Intel Z390 motherboards being announced that support the new processors, with the latest being from EVGA and Gigabyte. EVGA has announced two Z390 motherboards: the Z390 Dark and the Z390 FTW. Starting off with the former, EVGA says that the Z390 Dark is designed for "ultra-enthusiasts" and includes a 17 Phase VRM design, two right-angle 8-pin high current connectors, Optane Memory support, dual SMT DIMMs and a 10-layer PCB. There are dual LED displays, Creative Audio + EVGA Nu Audio, dual... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Gigabyte is expanding its lineup of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards based on NVIDIA's recently launched Turing architecture. The notable new entries fall under the company's Aorus gaming brand and include four new models in all, with fancy RGB lighting to light up your PC. We poked around and could not find product pages for any of the new cards, though Aorus did tease a handful of photos on Twitter. The photos show one of the new cards sitting in the dark with the RGB lighting turned up. think that there's only a limited choice of RGB color options? Think again! Oh the possibilities..... 😎 😍 ✨ #AORUS #RTX20series #GeForceRTX #graphicscard #GeBeyond... Read more...
We're starting to go cross-eyed looking at the all the Z390 motherboards that have leaked out before officially launching. Our affliction won't stop more leaks from happening, though, a fact that is underscored by a fresh batch of press renderings showing several of Gigabyte's upcoming Aorus-brand Z390 motherboards. The focus this time around is on the Z390 Aorus Master, Z390 Aorus Ultra, Z390 Aorus Pro, and Z390 Aorus Elite. As we have mentioned in the past, Gigabyte is changing up its naming scheme this time around, replacing its Gaming designations with the new terms. It can be a little confusing if you're used to the old naming scheme. Here's a chart that might help... The new naming scheme... Read more...
Gigabyte is all over the GeForce RTX launch, including models that will be sold under its Aorus gaming brand. The company has finally provided a first look at one of those cards, the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G, and also revealed several upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti product models. Let's start with the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G. Gigabyte slow played the launch by first teasing the card in a short 15-second clip posted to YouTube. Check it out below... Not long after, Gigabyte posted a second, more informative video showcasing the card and discussing some of the details, such as cooling, aesthetics, and so forth. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can check... Read more...
If you know where to look, there is much more to find on the Internet than the latest development in the ongoing Machine Gun Kelly versus Eminem dispute. Really, there is. For example, followers of Gigabyte's AORUS Twitter account will have spotted a teaser clip that appears to show off an upcoming motherboard, presumably based on Intel's Z390 chipset. AORUS, as you might already know, is Gigabyte's "premium gaming" brand, just as ASUS maintains a Republic of Gamers (ROG) division for its enthusiast products. Based on some of the leaks we have seen so far, Gigabyte will market and sell Z390 motherboards under both its main brand and its AORUS division. What we have here is an AORUS motherboard,... Read more...
Sometime in the what we believe to be the near future, Intel will finally roll out its 9th generation Core processor family, which is rumored to include two 8-core CPU models. We'll have to wait and see about that. Until then, Intel's hardware partners are gearing up for the launch with supporting hardware. Specifically, Gigabyte is waiting in the wings with multiple new motherboards based on Intel's upcoming Z390 Express chipset. Gigabyte has not announced anything yet, of course, but there are multiple leaked press renders of the company's upcoming motherboards. The newest one depicts a Gigabyte Z390 Gaming SLI motherboard. This one looks to be sold and marketed under Gigabyte's own brand,... Read more...
If you build it, they will come. We learned that lesson in Field of Dreams, and it applies to the technology sector too, not just baseball fields out in the middle of nowhere. So what exactly is being built? Intel has put together a new Z390 chipset for its upcoming 9th generation processor launch, and Gigabyte appears ready to roll with at least one Z390 motherboard (more likely several) from its Aorus division. Otherwise known as Coffee Lake Refresh, the upcoming 9th generation Core processor launch is rumored to include up to 8-core CPU options, bringing parity (in core and thread counts) with AMD's Ryzen processors to the mainstream market. Some of the SKUs (up to 6 cores) have already been... Read more...
NVIDIA just dropped a massive bombshell on the gaming community with its GeForce RTX family of products, which include the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070. If you want to know more about the Turing architecture that underpins these cards and about their ray-tracing performance, we suggest you check out our two previous articles on the Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX announcements, but here's a quick refresher on what separates the three: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 4352 CUDA cores, 1545MHz boost clock, 11GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 2080:     2944 CUDA cores, 1710MHz boost clock, 8GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 2070:     2304 CUDA cores, 1620MHz boost... Read more...
Top tier motherboard makers have started rolling out new products based on AMD's X399 chipset, presumably in anticipation for second-generation Ryzen Threadripper chips that are right around the corner. That includes the beastly slice of silicon with 32 cores and 64 threads that AMD has been teasing since Computex. Starting with ASUS, the company did not announce any new motherboards, but did introduce a cooling kit for its existing ROG Zenith Extreme. The cooling kit consist of a small fan, bracket, SOC heatsink, and set of screws. It is intended to keep vital parts of the motherboard from overheating when running a second generation Threadripper chip, and will probably help with overclocking.... Read more...
At long last, AMD's hardware partners have formally introduced a slew of new motherboards based on the company's B450 chipset. Whereas AMD's X470 is aimed at power users and enthusiasts, B450 boards typically target buyers on a budget. Prices vary depending on features, of course, but for the most part B450 motherboards should check in at under $200. The main thing you give up with B450 versus X470 is multiple GPU support (CrossFireX and SLI). Otherwise, B450 and X470 are overall pretty similar—they have the same number of PCIe Gen3 lanes (16 with Ryzen 7 CPUs), both support overclocking, and both can enable XFR2 Enhanced and Precision Boost Overdrive in second-generation Ryzen CPUs, whereas... Read more...
There's no shortage of options in the DIY micro-PC market, one that Raspberry Pi arguably spearheaded over five-years-ago with the release of its first unit. Since that time, a lot of competition has risen to the surface, including none other than Taiwan's GIGABYTE, a company that knows a thing or two about developing motherboards worth using. The GA-SBCAP3450 is an iterative design that builds on the initial release last year. Notably, the biggest upgrade includes the boost to a quad-core processor, a rather gargantuan leap from a dual-core. That chip, Intel's Celeron N3450, can boost up to 2.2GHz, so it has a fair amount of oomph for such a small form-factored PC. While this 14.6cm x 10.2cm... Read more...
Gigabyte is pulling the covers off some new gaming peripherals and other PC component hardware at Computex 2018. One of the products is the company's new AORUS RGB gaming RAM. The memory is a 16GB kit using a pair of DDR4 8GB DIMMs. It operates up to clock speeds of 3200 MHz with has timings of 16-18-18-38. Voltage is 1.2V standard and when XMP is enabled 1.35V is consumed. The DDR4 DRAM chips employed are Samsung B die parts and the sticks are fitted with a fancy looking symmetric high-efficiency heat spreader. The RGB LED lights on the RAM supports 5 DDR light effects. Gigabyte says that the RAM is 100% binned and tested with a limited lifetime warranty. For gamers and enthusiasts who... Read more...
Gigabyte today announced a couple of new 4U GPU servers for the datacenter, both packed with multiple NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to bring massive parallel computing capabilities to the sector. According to Gigabyte, its new G481-S80 and G481-HA0 offer some of the highest GPU density available in the 4U form factor—the former accommodates eight SXM2 form factor GPUs, such as NVIDIA's Volta-based Tesla V100 or Pascal-based Tesla P100, and the latter packs 10 GPUs. These new servers also feature NVIDIA's NVLink technology supporting bi-directional communication between GPUs, allowing for higher bandwidth data transfers, more links, and improved scalability. To give an example, a single Tesla V100 GPU... Read more...
As consumers, we're all sitting here twiddling our thumbs patiently waiting for NVIDIA to release its next generation GPUs. Not that Pascal isn't cutting it anymore. Far from it, but after two years on the market, we're ready for Turing or Ampere or whatever NVIDIA has up its sleeves. It could still be several months before see new GPUs though, with a representative for Gigabyte inadvertently tipping availability for the end of the year. In a post that is no longer accessible on OverclockersUK's forum, a "vendor rep" for Gigabyte and its Aorus division answered a question about what immediate changes are in store for Gigabyte's Aero 15 X laptop line, and specifically if higher spec'd models are... Read more...
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