Tuesday, April 30, 2013

GIGABYTE 8 Series Preview: EasyTune

Continuing our efforts to give you all a sneak peek at some of the new features and technologies incorporated in our forthcoming motherboard series, today we’re giving you all a look at our new revised EasyTune app. Check it out…



If you want to see more of these previews, head on over to our Facebook page where you will find our 8 series preview photo album.

Friday, April 26, 2013

New Heatsink Part III


Here is our last little sneak peak of the week. Have a good weekend all!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GIGABYTE 8 Series Preview – New Heatsink Part II

Following up on yesterday’s sneaky preview, here’s another of our forthcoming heatsink designs, this time sporting an eye-catching orange finish… which might just give you a clue as the board’s spec and target audience…;)


You can catch several other preview images on our Facebook page where you can find our 8 Series preview photo album.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

GIGABYTE 8 Series Preview – New Heatsink Uncovered…

As you may have noticed, we have recently begun leaking the odd image related to our forthcoming 8 series. Today we’re letting you all have a glimpse of a new heatsink design that will adorn one of our forthcoming boards…


For more exclusive leaks, check out our 8 series preview photo album on our Facebook page.

Monday, April 22, 2013

GIGABYTE OC Lab had its first visitors, world records broken!

You’ve heard about the grand opening of GIGABYTE’s new OC Lab but there was one key ingredient missing, extreme overclockers and thousands of litres of LN2. I’m pleased to say I’ve been present at GIGABYTE HQ in the past week to tick that box and give you a snippet of days of great fun, and to top it off, some excellent records achieved.

TeamAU (youngpro, sniperOz & dinos22) were among the overclockers to try the lab. Mad222 & KK from Hong Kong as well as a man machine from OcUK that goes by the name “8pack” gave the lab a go. Resident overclocker hicookie was on hand as well.


One does not simply enter a lab without LN2 hitting through the roof!


Can’t have a lab looking too clean without any high end gear laying about so we got to work pretty fast with the GIGABYTE X79-UD7 and 4WAY GTX Titans and also Z77X-UP7.


Stock GTX Titans received some mods in form of an unofficially named “G-Power” board by HWBOT last week which is essentially CPU power delivery system you see on GIGABYTE’s UP series motherboards with 60Amp MOSFETs and chokes. GTX Titan was definitely giving it a workout with a single card drawing up to 260Amps or in laymen’s terms it probably needed the same power as that DeLorean in Back To The Future to time travel hahah! Crazy stuff.

Youngpro and hicookie soldering liquorice looking cables to the power board below to hopefully provide stable enough power delivery and it sure did with two cards tested both clocking to 1800MHz and beyond.



CPUz 3770K frequency FIRST PLACE on Z77X-UP7 & 3770K @7186.54MHz

3DMARK Vantage FIRST PLACE 1xGPU, X79-UD7 & GTX Titan @66204points

3DMARK03 FIRST PLACE 1xGPU, Z77X-UP7 & GTX Titan @229511points

3DMARK11 SECOND PLACE 1xGPU, X79-UD7 & GTX Titan @21266points


Dinos22 kicked things off on Sunday with a new 3770K frequency world record with help of youngpro and his straw technique with a new 7186.54MHz. This score was achieved on all 4 cores with low volts with liquid nitrogen (-196C) only! It topped not one but two liquid helium (-269C) scores that were on top of the charts in the past! GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 was the board of choice for this chart topping score of course!

3770 record

SniperOz, 8pack and youngpro got to work on the X79-UD7 platform with some single card GTX Titan scores snatching single card world record in 3DMARK Vantage and second place in 3DMARK11.




8pack from OcUK and hicookie dropped the final score from the session with a 3DMARK03 world record on single GPU using GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 and modded GTX Titan



Guys hanging out with Neo (from The Overclocker magazine) celebrating his birthday and legendary klngpln. From left to right (kingpin, youngpro, 8pack, Neo, Mad222, SniperOz, dinos22)


The OC lab looks fantastic and will no doubt help improve GIGABYTE’s products a great deal with regular visits from world renowned overclockers giving their input on things to improve with current and future gen products. Videos coming up soon of some of the overclocking from past week, stay tuned…



Vote in the CPC & Bit Awards 2013

UK tech media Custom PC and bit-tech are asking all of you geeks out there to voice your opinions on their 2013 awards survey. You get the chance to choose your preferred vendor for practically every PC related component.


Make your voice heard, and don’t forget to give a nod to your favorite motherboard vendor….nudge, nudge.

Find the CPU & bit Awards 2013 here: http://www.demographix.com/surveys/TWHI-SO67/H24EMD69/

Friday, April 19, 2013

More GIGABYTE 8 Series Uncovered…

Today we’re sharing another glimpse of a few things that you will find on our forthcoming 8 series motherboards. We’ve added two new images to our 8 Series preview Facebook photo album, both of which have one thing in common… wonder if you can guess what that is.



Check out the 8 Series Preview photo album on Facebook here.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The GIGABYTE OC Lab opens its doors: Photo update

As you may well know we opened the doors of our new Overclocking lab last Friday, and invited a few locally based overclockers and media to take a look. We just updated our Facebook page with some new images for you all to check out.



Check out the full photo album on the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column Facebook page

Most deserving winner takes home a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7

A few weeks ago we asked our Facebook friends and followers to tell us why they thought they were the most deserving of a brand new, top-of-the-line GIGABYTE Z77X-UD7 motherboard. More than 800 of you left your comment, explaining why you deserve to win. But one comment from Darren Wong drew the most ‘Likes’. Here’s what Darren had to say:

“Because i never owned such powerful motherboard and im dying to get one! The past few weeks i've changed my PSU, GPU, monitor and casing left the other components which will be upgraded slowly(Due to lack of budget) to a high-end gaming and editing PC. And there i saw this great opportunity, which would save me from paying with my arms and legs!! I have to honest that i really din't used a gigabyte mobo before but i believe this board will be the BEAST and i'd really really like to have it in my case to try on(Not to mention the crazy overclocking on this board) and replace my current 6 years old cheapy Asus board”


Sounds like our Z77X-UP7 motherboard will be put to good use. Congrats to you Darren.

Check out all the comment submissions here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

GIGABYTE OC Lab Open for Business


We’re super excited at the moment, as our new overclocking lab is about to have its first public visitors walk through these doors. It’s been a long road, but I have to say, it is great to work for a company that really champions supporting the overclocking community. Hopefully many of you guys will get the chance to visit HiCookie in his new digs here in Taipei as he continues to seriously punish any hardware that is put in front of him. With that said, CHEERS Cookie to your new OC Lab!



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Start your Ignition!


This week we are giving out some hints about our new OC series http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/327/z87x-oc.html. Any guesses as to what this button does? Also, there are a few hints as to model name and notice the plural “S” on motherboards.

Next up, we’ll be having our grand opening of our new OC lab here in Taipei tomorrow. Pictures and details soon to follow.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Looking for a good memory clocking bios on Z77X-UP5TH?

Hi guys,

For all of you die hard RAM overclockers out there I wanted to give you heads up about some RAM overclocking I’ve come across on OCAU forum in Australia done by a member “Bullants” using a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5TH and F12e beta bios. He says he’s testing some G.Skill PSC IC based memory to get an idea on frequency first before trying full out liquid nitrogen cooled memory with 32M SuperPi.

1370MHz (2740) 7-12-7-30-1T 8M SuperPi single channel is not a bad start on air cooling I reckon, not bad at all! Says he’s close to getting 32M to pass also.

Nicely done Bullants, looking forward to seeing some ultra efficient SuperPi runs from you!


You can download beta bioses from Tweaktown support forum that stasio is looking after over here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

GIGABYTE 8 Series Uncovered

GIGABYTE Durable Black Solid Caps

We’ve been busy little bees here at GIGABYTE for the past several months working on some new things you all might find interesting. We aren’t quite ready to lift the lid on everything just yet, but we’ll be giving some sneak peeks periodically here on our blog and Facebook, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for some hints at what we’ve got cooking.

To start things off, here is a glimpse at a board we haven’t shown yet. Any guesses as to what board? If you look closely, can you spot some of the new features shown in the pictures? Hint…there are at least 4 visible.

GIGABYTE Durable Black Solid Caps_02

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

rsannino from Italy breaks GTX Titan 3DMARK05 world record, #2 global

rsannino from Italy switched to Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 for some extreme overclocking today and scored an impressive category world record with GeForce GTX Titan and second global 3DMARK05 score.

Congrats Roberto!


The submission didn’t have any frosty shots but I did notice another score with a sweet looking benching setup there! It’s always cool to see how these guys have their bench rooms running.