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October 7, 2016

Gigabyte Updates BRIX Mini-PC Lineup with Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

According to a recent announcement, Gigabyte is updating their popular BRIX barebones mini-PC lineup to support Inte’s new 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPUs. The updated models will feature the Intel Core i3 7100, Intel Core i5 7200 or the Intel Core i7 7500. One of the biggest features of Intel’s new CPU is Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 which dynamically boosts performance and graphics when needed and saving energy/keeping temperatures low when it’s not. More information about Intel Kaby Lake can be found in our previous coverage here.

Gigabyte also modernized the BRIX as well, now including HDMI2.0 and support for HDCP 2.2. With the new [...]

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October 5, 2016

Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC Edition Graphics Card

Gigabyte has just popped the lid off of its newest creation, the GeForce GTX1080 Turbo OC Edition Graphics card (GV-N1080TTOC-8GD).

Unlike your typical AIB custom designed card, this hot new card comes with a custom built blower-style cooler that sucks air in from inside your case and pushes it out the back. Under the shroud sits a matrix of aluminum cooling fins and 3 direct touch heat pipes which Gigabyte claims will improve cooling performance by 8%. The new pattern design on the custom shroud also adds a splash of color to the typically boring looking blower cooler style shrouds as well.

Specifications align with what you’d expect from a [...]

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September 29, 2016

Upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 Motherboard Pictures Leaked

A slew of images from two upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 platform motherboards were recently leaked by Korean website BodNara. These upcoming motherboards will support AMD’s AM4 socket platform which will be the primary platform for AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge (Zen), Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge and many future AMD CPUs/APUs.

Like previous AMD platforms, the new AM4 platform will support several different chipsets which are geared towards different market segments. The AMD A320 chipset will be geared towards the entry level while the B350 chipset will be geared towards the mid-range and the X370 chipset will be aimed at the high end. The new chipsets [...]

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August 25, 2016

How to Find Your Motherboard’s Manufacturer, Model, and BIOS Version

Get to Know Your PC

As a PC owner, one of the most important things to know is the manufacturer, model and BIOS version of the motherboard you have in your system. This is one of the first questions I ask people when they ask me if they can upgrade their system or when they ask me for help because something isn’t working correctly. The motherboard is the one piece of hardware in your system that interconnects everything else so any hardware upgrades will need to be compatible with the motherboard. Depending on the motherboard manufacturer and how active they are on updates, the motherboard’s internal software, or BIOS/UEFI, also needs to be upgrade to [...]

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July 21, 2016

GIGABYTE Announces Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming Graphics Cards

Earlier this week, Gigabyte took the wraps off their Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming graphics cards, which both feature a fully non-reference design. The cards are available in both 4GB and 8GB models, meaning Gigabyte aims to accommodate multiple price segments.


Both the 4GB and 8GB models include Gigabyte’s well-known WINDFORXE 2X cooling system, which features a dual two 90 mm fans which are paired with three copper heat pipes which have direct contact with the GPU for increased heat dissipation. Airflow is enhanced by a unique fan blade design which Gigabyte claims will increase cooling capacity by as much as 23% while keeping noise to a [...]

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June 17, 2016

Computex 2016: Gigabyte Motherboards Updated for X99, Z170 unveiled

During our stay at Computex we stopped by the Gigabyte suite and took a look at their motherboards.

GA-X99 Designare EX

The Designare series is a class of motherboards aimed at those looking for productivity, which is a very interesting step from Gigabyte. While very similar to their “Gaming” focused boards, this one has a focus on faster storage with dual SATA Express slots and support for U.2 and M.2 storage under the white shroud. It also supports the new Broadwell-E 10 core with a beefy 8+1 phase power design, which we would assume is from International Rectifier. Gigabyte boasts that with this board it won’t take a professional overclocker to get [...]

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June 3, 2016

Computex 2016: Gigabyte Factory Tour

For Computex 2016, we had the opportunity to tag along with Gigabyte to tour their Taiwan factory. Gigabyte’s pretty excited to show us exactly why they’re so confident in the quality of their motherboards.

Gigabyte’s factory in Taiwan is actually located in Nan Ping. It covers an area of 45,000 square meters and while it’s a relatively large factory, it isn’t the biggest factory Gigabyte owns. Gigabyte also has two more factories in mainland China, with the biggest being 60,000 square meters. This is however perceived as the “premium” factory as many OEMs specifically request components manufactured in [...]

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May 30, 2016

Computex 2016: GIGABYTE Unveils Xtreme Gaming PSUs, XC700 Chassis, XK-700 Gaming Keyboard

Computex 2016 has finally kicked off and we’re getting our first look at some new products of GIGABYTE. The company has unveiled a slew of new products including a brand new line of power supplies and a chassis, and a keyboard, all under their Xtreme Gaming brand.

GIGABYTE Enters Into Enthusiast Power Supply Market

GIGABYTE’s new enthusiast grade Xtreme Gaming power supply line includes just one model as of right now, but their may be more. The XP1200M is a 1200 watt, fully modular 80+ Platinum unit which features all-Japanese capacitors, a single +12V rail, DC-to-DC switching and a 140 mm double ball-bearing fan which will stay completely off below a specific [...]

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January 6, 2016

CES 2016: Gigabyte Announces Skylake Equipped AORUS Gaming Laptops

Gigabyte unveiled three new additions to its gaming-centric AORUS laptop branch. The latest versions of the AORUS X5 and X7 series gaming laptops come with exciting hardware and feature updates.


The most prominent feature of the X5 v5 is its dual GTX 965M in combination with the 3K or 4K UHD G-SYNC compatible display. The CPU has been updated to use Intel’s Skylake Core i7 Quad Core CPU. Users can choose to configure the device with up to 64GB of RAM. Storage is handled by M.2 PCIe SSD, but AORUS has yet to comment on its capacity.


The AORUS X5S V5 is the single GPU variant to the X5 v5. It sacrifices the dual GTX 965M GPU for a single, [...]

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November 27, 2015

Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide 2015

Thanksgiving is one of our favourite holidays for many reasons. It’s the holiday that excuses our insatiable appetite for turkey and lets us express our gratitude towards our family and our dear readers! So to give something back to you guys, we’ve compiled a list of the best hardware deals from around the web so you can keep your system happy, too!

Okay, enough with the cheesy introductions and let’s get down to business, I’ll be curating some of the best deals from around the net, For GPU deals though check our GPU reviewers round up.


Black Friday PC Hardware Buyers Guide CPU Deals

Intel i7-4790K $299.99 @ [...]

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