Friday, March 30, 2012

LN2 in the local pub? GIGABYTE sponsors ‘Big Freeze’ overclocking event in the UK

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GIGABYTE is always keen to get involved with grass roots overclocking events that really help the sport to grow and prosper. So it came as no surprise to us here in Taipei to learn that our GIGABYTE UK folks were sponsoring an event in Cambridge UK a couple of weekends ago, and perhaps even less surprising to find it was held in a good old fashioned English pub.

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Put together by Team Great Britain, the Cambridge Big Freeze event was by all accounts a pretty cool event which catered to both novice and pro overclockers. Divided into two parts, the event first focused on getting the novice element up to speed on the basics of life such as how to handle LN2, prep the hardware and of course how start pushing your rig to new heights. Later the Pros then got down to some serious overclockers with the less experienced attendees looking on, gleaning advice from the experienced players as the competition heated up.

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The LN2 delivery guys was clearly having a busy day by his standards…

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Plenty of UK records were broken, with winners on the day walking away with some pretty nifty GIGABYTE prizes.

If you’re based in the UK and fancy getting involved you should follow their Facebook page for updates regarding forthcoming events. Word on the street is that Bristol is next up.

More photos of the Big Freeze Event can be found here.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

VIDEO: eTeknix preview the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H

Andy Ruffell from eTeknix has just uploaded a great video previewing pretty much every inch of our Z77X-UD5H motherboard, one of our high-end 7 series boards that I know you’re all really looking forward to. You can tell that Andy is bursting at the seams to tell us all about how well this new platform performs, but hey… for the time being you’ll have to get by with this preview. Hope it tides you over.

You can also head over to eTeknix.com and read Andy’s full article on the Z77X-UD5H motherboard. Cheers Andy.

And don’t forget you can peruse the specs and features in more depth here on our 7 series website.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GIGABYTE Spring Extreme Competition winners announced!

HWBOT.ORG competition just finished based on AMD platform. Three guys showed their skills and took out the top three prizes.

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Congrats to Coldest, I.nfra.Red and I.M.O.G on the job well done and some nice PCMARK05 benching from IMOG being the highlight for me!

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OC3D TV preview GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3

Our buddy Tom Logan has done a great video previewing our forthcoming G1.Sniper M3 motherboard, the first board in our G1.Killer gaming series based on the more compact Micro-ATX form factor. The idea behind the board of course is that it’s ideal for smaller, more portable builds that enthusiasts might take to their friends house, or to a LAN party for example. It features Intel Gigabit LAN, an onboard Creative Sound Core 3D audio processor plus Nichicon audio caps and support for 2-way SLI and Crossfire X. All in all, a very tasty piece of kit. Check out Tom’s walk through below for more details.

As Tom mentions, the board used in the video was provided with ‘White Box’ packaging due to time restraints. I’m sure he’ll follow up with the full retail box as soon as he gets it. For more information about the G1.Sniper M3 and GIGABYTE Z77 boards in general, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Custom PC rig like no other!

I am a big big big fan of the OC range of GIGABYTE boards and colour schemes. Black and orange is so “gangstah”. I just came across a sweet performance hardware case build by a bloke calling himself “barfastic” from Athens, Greece. He used the GIGABYTE X79-OC, i mean -UD7, for this build.

6545648915_8f997bfa3a_bI’m speechless really and will leave you with a couple of shots. You will have to visit the original thread to see the full library of shots.

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GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H previewed in hardware Pr0n video

Our old pal, Eric Phares is not lacking for ideas when it comes down to shooting a motherboard video. Among other things, we’ve seen him break into song, pull out some rhymes and rap…on occasion he’s even done a straight unboxing. Today however, Eric and his gang have gone for all-out simplicity. Why not just show the board in all it’s raw detail with plenty of close ups and a rockin’ tune to hop along to. Who needs all that yap, yap yapping. Just give me damn board shots and leave me to it!

Cheers to Tech of Tomorrow.

Z77X-UD5H board specs and details here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

VIDEO: ‘Think Computers’ take a look at our X79-UD3

Bob Buskirk at Think Computers last week published his review of our X79-UD3 motherboard, and we’re really pleased to that Bob was impressed by what he found, awarding the board a brilliant 10 from 10 score, and 1st place for value. He’s a sample of what he had to say:

“The ease and stability of overclocking with this board is made possible by the 8+2+1 power phase design that provides stable power to the CPU, memory and other areas of the motherboard.  If you are not sure about overclocking on this board late in December known overclocker HiCookie set a world overclocking record using this board and the Core i7-3930K.

With the recent release of the Intel Core i7-3820 and it having a price-tag of just over $300 and the low cost of this board ($249) the Sandy Bridge-E platform is definitely becoming more affordable.  The Gigabyte X79-UD3 is a very solid motherboard that offers some great features, an easy to use BIOS and great overclocking ability.  Overall ThinkComputers gives the Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Motherboard a 10 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award!”

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Bob also took the time to shoot an unboxing video that shows you exactly what you get in the retail box: 

 

 

Check out the full review over on Think Computers here.

You can find full specs and details about the GIGABYTE X79-UD3 board here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sin0822 previews GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H Motherboard

Overclocker Sin0822 has just published a detailed preview of our forthcoming Z77X-UD5 motherboard. Being careful not to trespass on dangerous NDA territory, Sin has nevertheless examined our new UD5H in exceptional detail. You’ll find a full breakdown of the motherboard’s deeper design features, including layout, component selection and cooling.

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Catch the full article on XtremeSystems here.

You can also learn more about our forthcoming 7 Series motherboards here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Froxic from Czech Republic takes all the platform records with GIGABYTE A75-UD4H

Overclocking low end hardware is a lot of fun. GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H is the most popular board among Llano submissions at HWBOT.ORG so it was no surprise to see Froxic from Czech Republic use it to set some overclocking milestones in this category. He’s a hard worker I must say with about 10 platform records. Way to bring it down to Chinatown my man!

Full thread at Xtreme Systems Forum.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Xtreme(ly cool) OC video from Brazil’s Campus party, check it out!

Rbuass from Brazil is a great ambassador for overclocking community in South America. He’s done really well to help establish the scene and make some of the coolest events I have seen.

GIGABYTE loves overclockers and builds its hardware for them so it was great to see GIGABYTE take part in the Campus party as one of the hardware sponsors.

Check out the video it’s pretty cool!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

GIGABYTE at CeBIT 2012: post event media coverage

We’ve collected a range of videos and articles from the CeBIT show in Germany last week. Our own Stew was there to speak to media about the soon to be launched 7 series mobos.

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Videos:
Hexus
http://hexus.net/tv/show/2012/03/Gigabyte_reveals_complete_range_of_Z77_motherboards
Vortez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=80lIPhDnSSI
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cebit_2012_gigabyte_live_demo_lucid_virtu_mvp,1.html
eTeknix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-jJWadpVbo
ARM Devices.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk0ktbVKCXw&feature=related
Techzonero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsdYFAFOvHI&feature=related

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Articles
Hexus
http://hexus.net/tech/news/mainboard/36345-gigabyte-preps-g1sniper-m3-matx-motherboard/
Lab501 (Romanian)
http://lab501.ro/stiri/cebit-2012-gigabyte-prezinta-noile-placi-cu-z77
Vortez
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cebit_2012_gigabytes_upcoming_z77_motherboards_pose_for_the_camera,1.html
eTeknix
http://www.eteknix.com/news/gigabyte-ivy-bridge-motherboard-round-up-from-cebit-2012/
C't (German)
http://www.heise.de/ct/meldung/X79-Mainboards-mit-SAS-Ports-1465705.html
VR-Zone
http://vr-zone.com/articles/a-quick-look-at-gigabyte-s-mainstream-7-series-boards/15217.html
http://vr-zone.com/articles/gigabyte-displays-its-first-lga-2011-workstation-board-at-cebit/15166.html
+D PC User (German)
http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1203/07/news020.html
HardwareLUXX (German)
http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/news/hardware/mainboards/21697-cebit-2012-z77-mainboards-von-asrock-und-gigabyte-.html
Hi-TechNews.ru (Russian)
http://www.hi-news.ru/zhelezo/cebit-2012-gigabyte-pokazala-materinskuyu-platu-x79s-ud5.html 

We’d like to thank our media friends who took the time to drop by our booth and share what they learned.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GIGABYTE Demos 7 Series Motherboards at CeBIT 2012

For those who don’t get the RSS feed from our news section, we published a news release about our participation at CeBIT 2012. You’ll find some messaging, product specs and also selected new 7 series motherboard pictures in that announcement.

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GIGABYTE’s future 7 series motherboards – worth the upgrade!

This week we uploaded our 7 series mobo microsite that includes all of the features and technology available to you if you upgrade from your Z68 or older GIGABYTE motherboard to a new Z77 or H77 series board.

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Two key features are GIGABYTE’s 3D BIOS and 3D Power that brings our dual UEFI BIOS and All Digital Power technologies to the socket LGA 1155 platform. 3D BIOS has a 3D mode that’s easy enough for everyone to use, while also boasting an advanced mode for overclockers and other advanced users. Here’s a screenshot of the new 3D BIOS in 3D mode:

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3D Power offers maximum control over the power to the four main power zones that are the CPU, processor graphics, memory and VTT. There is more information about our 3D Power utility on the 3D Power web page.

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These 7 series mobos also see the introduction of a new dual band WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 card that will go a long way towards making your desktop PC the center of your personal cloud.

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And then there is also the widespread adoption of Ultra Durable 4 and other GIGABYTE motherboard technologies such as 1 fuse per USB port, On/Off Charge, 3x USB Power and mSATA onboard.

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A list of models that will be available globally can be found in the ‘Models’ section of the microsite.

Of course, there are a lot of new technologies missing from this microsite, in particular those that will be unlocked by the new 3rd Generation of Intel® Core™ processors that will available in the spring (northern hemisphere) of 2012. Stay tuned for more updates from CeBIT where Stew is manning our booth and demoing these new technologies.

TeamAU & GIGABYTE join forces to freeze over Perth in an upcoming GIGABYTE eXtreme OC workshop!

Atomic Magazine just made an announcement that they are taking registrations for the upcoming GIGABYTE eXtreme OC workshop. Be quick or be gone!Untitled-3b

Do you want to learn the ins and outs of extreme, sub-zero overclocking? Do you want to learn from the best overclockers our country has to offer? Do you live in Perth?dinos22

Well, it's soon going to be your lucky day!

GIGABYTE's hosting an Extreme Overclocking Workshop on the 25th of March - this month! - and 12 lucky Atomicans can come along and take part. The workshop's going to be run by OC veterans TeamAU, Australia's best overclockers. These guys regularly compete on the international overclocking stage, and are a great bunch of lads to boot.

Thanks for the event sponsors for making it all possible

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For more info on the event visit ATOMIC or OCAU forum.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lab501 showing off some new GIGABYTE boards, that UD5 is looking good!

Lab501 guys are at CEBIT 2012 and got ahold of some happy snaps from GIGABYTE booth.

Some of he highlights include the new G1 Sniper3 and X79S-UD5. Full coverage can be found here.

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