Friday, January 12, 2018

GIGABYTE Safeguards Users From Speculative Execution Vulnerability

We want to make an announcement that all our major platforms have received bios updates to keep your systems protected against Speculative Execution Vulnerability threats.

Taipei, Taiwan, January 11st, 2018 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has promptly implemented safety and precautionary measures aligned with Intel®’s response to safeguard customers against security vulnerabilities on systems utilizing Speculative Execution and indirect branch prediction.

The newly released BIOS updates from GIGABYTE integrate the latest Intel advised CPU Microcode versions to mitigate issues potentially caused by the security vulnerability. Customers who have purchased a GIGABYTE board are strongly recommended to visit the GIGABYTE official website immediately for the latest BIOS updates. Please refer to the following micro link for the list of available BIOS updates by models (currently offers updates for models that support 6th/7th/8th generation Intel® Core™ processors and X99/X299 platform): https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/481/intel-sa-00088.html

The security vulnerability arises from a new side-channel analysis method developed by external researchers that gathers information by observing the physical behavior of certain processing techniques that are common to modern computing platforms. Malicious code using this method and running locally on a normally operating platform could infer data values from memory. Based on GIGABYTE and Intel’s current assessment of these exploits we believe that they do not have the potential to corrupt, modify or delete data.

After being notified about this industry-wide potential security issue, GIGABYTE is working with our silicon providers in developing solutions to mitigate these issues as soon as reasonably possible. Updated software and firmware mitigations should be available in the next few days and will continue to be released over the next few weeks.

For more information on the Intel security vulnerabilities, please visit the Intel Security Center website for further details: https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00088&languageid=en-fr

Any issues affecting the user’s experience with GIGABYTE motherboards is of the utmost importance. GIGABYTE is committed to fulfilling the highest standards for quality and service of its motherboards.

To learn more about GIGABYTE: http://www.gigabyte.com

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Designed by IFR is at it again with this beautiful PC mod

You have to check out this amazing mod from IFR based around Rocket League and Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming. We love it!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Are you in the market for an awesome Z370 board, check out Tech Yes City review!

Tech Yes City YouTuber did a roundup of Z370 motherboards and really liked the Z370 Aorus Ultra Gaming board. 

He found it had the best auto OC functionality in bios and was the only one of the roundup to reach 5GHz. He also said he "loved the RGB lighting on the motherboard as well as audio."

Grab yourself a bargain gamer board based on Z370 chipset and frag away!
 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

HWBOT Country Cup 2017 is on (aka World Cup of Overclocking!)

It's that time of the year again, HWBOT Country Cup 2017 is upon us and we are about to find out who the best overclocking nation in the world is very soon. If you haven't seen these overclocking competitions in the past, it's basically the world cup of overclocking. Nations get together and complete in numerous stages set by HWBOT.

There are six stages this year ranging from SuperPi, Cinebench, X265, GPUPI, 3DMARK11 and 3DMARK Time Spy. It's a mixed bag of 2D and 3D stages with some even dedicated to the latest AMD platforms.

The top10 leaderboard is looking interesting at this point. USA is in the lead and we can see last year's winner (Greece) and running up (Australia) down in 9th and 8th places respectively. These competitions are tend to change rankings considerable, particularly near the end of each stage but it's good to see a nice mix of countries. Germany is always a bit performer as is France. Good to see Ukraine and UK pushing up rankings. I wonder if Indonesia will make a play this year as they always have a strong showing.



Prizes never disappoint and this year we see some awesome GIGABYTE Z370 boards up for grabs, alongside Intel CPUs, Kingpin cooling and Seasonic.

 

 Keep an eye on the competiton via this link. First stage is due in about 9 days. It should get the party started: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/country_cup_2017!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Overclocker Issue 42 is out

Here we go, The OverClocker issue 42 is out and we've noticed a cheeky article on the Aorus X299 SOC Champion board. It's a fine piece of kit!

Link: https://view.joomag.com/mag/0159222001505891434/p1

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

AMD Ryzen 3 1200, is it good enough for major gaming titles, Techcity does the testing!

We've noticed that Techcity did some good testing on the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 paired with a GIGABYTE AB350 gaming board. It turns out that overclocking the CPU really gives it a serious performance boost, check it out!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

X399 overclocking guide is here!

Here we go guys, the X399 overclocking guide is ready. Check it out the following link for more details.