Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GIGABYTE X99 bios and software updates

Hey guys,

New chipset is out and we’ve been working hard to get some stable version of various benchmarking software and bios for the new platform. If you got yourself one of these GIGABYTE X99-SOC FORCE boards (or for that matter any others in the range), you can now use the following tools to improve your overclocking efficiency.

10923_bigGigabyte Tweak Launcher (GTL2.1 version B14.0822.1): allows real time voltage/parameters changes in windows as well as launch profiles


MemTweak software: allows real time memory timings changes in windows


Chipset update for Windows 7/8


OC Button Driver (driver to use OC Touch buttons on the OC motherboard)


Windows XP ME support (need to install this to be able to change base clock in Windows XP)


CPUz that loads a lot faster than regular version (handy for X99 due to slow loading)



Latest bios for various motherboards

X99-SOC Force: F5c

X99-Gaming G1 WIFI: F7b

X99-Gaming 7 WIFI: F5b

X99-Gaming 5: F6c

X99-UD5 WIFI: F7b

X99-UD4: F8b

X99-UD3: F4b


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Catzilla launched a new 1.3 version, check it out!

Gaming benchmark Catzilla has been updated by the software developer Allbenchmark. Latest version 1.3 has also updated GPU support for some AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Make sure you download a copy and try it out, here is a link: http://www.catzilla.com/download/finish/1-download/66-gigabyte-catzilla-v1-3

Here are the updates posted on ALLBenchmark.com page:

  • correct detection of the latest graphics cards and processors (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870, 880...)
  • Added support of AMD Carrizo
  • Added caching of GPU I2C devices to speed-up the scan process
  • Added support of more NVIDIA GM107 and GM108 models
  • and many more...


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Little Bit of Light in a Dark World


GIGABYTE X99 motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard light path and the back panel LED, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. These lights are now programmable, so you can have them beat to the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the environment of your game, movie or music. You can also turn them off if you are wanting to get some shuteye.

Friday, August 22, 2014

GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog Frenzy WINNERS


Hi everyone!

We have look through your submissions and had a really good time being remembered some of our finest posts on the GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog. To choose the winners wasn’t an easy task so here are the winners!

For the 3rd place and the winner of the AM1M-S2H, we chose Reuben Knutt

For the 2nd place and the winner of the G1.SNIPER A88X, the winner is Gábor Éberhardt

And taking the 1st place for the Z97N-WIFI, the winner is Samuel Sie.

Although no one could guess the post with most page views which is this one: http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.ca/2012/04/z77ivy-bridge-crazy-overclocking.html

We decided to choose among your propositions for the one with the best performance. Two entries were tied so we had to flip a coin. Our congratulations go to Xavier Hé Ouais for winning the Z97X-Gaming 7.

The winners will be contacted via FB private message.

Thanks to everyone for your participation!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another GIGABYTE X99 Tease, the X99-UD4


Hey everyone. While GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards are quickly approaching launch, we thought we’d share another teaser pic, this time from our upcoming X99-UD4 motherboard. Even the UD4 is looking sharp in my biased opinion with the LED lighting and heatsinks.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Playtech video on GIGABYTE Easytune software

Check out this video from a New Zealand PC shop, Playtech, about GIGABYTE Easytune software

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Here Comes the X99-UD7 WIFI

We’ve been treating you to a few sneak peek at our X99 line up with the SOC Force and the Gaming G1. Today we present to you the X99-UD7 WIFI.


EK Launches GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE Water Blocks



Those amazing folks from EK have done it again with this awesome water block kit for the GIGABYTE Z97X-OC FORCE. Should make a pretty sweet looking system for those wanting to trick out their OC FORCE board. Check out the full specs and pick up a set for yourself at the EK website.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sneak Peek at X99-SOC FORCE


Following the leak of the GAMING G1 WIFI last week, here is a sneak peek at GIGABYTE’s overclocking board, the X99-SOC FORCE!

What do you guys think? Liking what you see? Some more coming soon, stay tuned…


Monday, August 11, 2014

GIGABYTE EOC 2014 is Over, Congrats to Team Hardwareluxx!


GIGABYTE EOC 2014 took place last Friday in Germany, and it looks like everyone had a lot of fun! The event was covered by Overclocking TV and a full recap of the event is available here: http://bit.ly/1kvyp7k

Our congratulations goes to team Hardwareluxx for taking the lead with 68pts and winning the 1st place. PC Games Hardware took the 2nd place and Game Awardfabrik 3rd.  Congrats to everyone for their participation.

Here are a few pictures from the event. You can consult the full album on HWBOT’s official contest page here: http://bit.ly/XVtJ0p