Monday, November 29, 2010

TweakTown Gets a First Look at the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 Motherboard

GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard Preview

 

The folks over at TweakTown recently got their hands on GIGABYTE’s flagship motherboard for the Intel 6 series platform and noticed a few differences from GIGABYTE motherboards in the past. Here’s what Sean had to say:

The P67A-UD7 from GIGABYTE has raised many questions. The product is clearly an almost complete redesign from their typical high-end layout. Gone are things like the Silent Pipe II cooling system and the 12 phase power that we had seen before. Now we are seeing a much more “brute” force attack on performance and also in design.

The overall effect of the board is of something new from GB. The black PCB, slots and even the new gold and black cooling suggests performance and power.

To read the full article, please visit TweakTown HERE.

In-depth look at GIGABYTE’s X58A-UD5 rev2.0, this is a must read, you have not seen a review like this before!

Have you ever wondered if there will be a reviewer or website out there keen to cover all hardware aspects of a motherboard you are looking to purchase? I am talking a lot more than just a layout or a mention of one or two controllers, I’m talking every controller and any feature worth noting and then discussion in-depth what they do and how they perform.

Well you are in luck today as we came across a review of the X58A-UD5 rev2.0 on Xtreme Systems written by sin0822 from Northern Virginia, USA. This bloke’s passion for hardware is evident in his methodical review of every single aspect of board’s design and functionality. This is a must read!

I’ll leave you with the review link and a couple of photos from the writeup, go check it out here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=262904 

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

More pictures from the building of GIGABYTE’s great wall of Taiwan

Unpacking and sorting the motherboards

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Attaching them to the letter boards

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Creating the Formosa Island (Taiwan) board

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Fitting and attaching the motherboard wall

GIGABYTE's Great Wall of Taiwan

And voila! Patriotic motherboard art.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

GIGABYTE’s Great Wall of Taiwan (International Airport)!

Don’t be alarmed, GIGABYTE is not entering home renovation industry but it did provide over 1,200 pieces of motherboards and GPUs to

“Taoyuan International Airport to bolster the first impression and strengthen our country's image to visitors from other countries”.

The boards were then turned into an art piece that has a simple yet powerful message in delivering the image of Taiwan and its strong technology industry to its domestic and international visitors that pass through the airport.

If you’re travelling to Taipei soon swing by Gate B7 of Terminal 1 and check out this 30 meter wide feature wall.

How cool is that!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7 Preview on Bjorn3d

For those of you waiting in anticipation for the Intel’s next generation 6 Series to launch, Bjorn3d.com has a sneak peak at GIGABYTE’s top of the range GA-P67A-UD7 motherboard. Personally speaking, I really like the “Midas” look of this board, but here’s what Peter had to say:

The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 motherboard looks like an excellent board for hard core gamers and overclockers. The overall motherboard has a very clean and high-quality design which represents GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable 3 motherboards really well. We can physically feel the sturdiness of the board, making it even more suitable for heavy heatsinks and other coolers.

To read the full review, please visit: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1956&pageID=9780

Monday, November 22, 2010

OCAU Article: Inexpensive Greener File-Server Guide (with a MiniITX GA-D525TUD motherboard)

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Check out a new review from OCAU (Overclockers Australia) about an inexpensive low power consumption NAS server based around the GIGABYTE D525TUD.

First step: the heart and brain of any PC build, the motherboard and CPU. A quick search revealed a Mini ITX wonderland of small, low power, high feature, ATOM processor based motherboards. I wanted a decent processor so I decided I would look for an Intel Atom D5xx series based motherboard, which is the highest-spec Atom CPU I could find released on a motherboard and available to buy in Australia. Ideally it needed more than 2 SATA ports, gigabit networking and a serial connection for my UPS. I ended up with two boards from reliable manufacturers that fit the requirements; the Gigabyte GA-D525TUD and the Asus AT5NM10-I. Both are priced similarly at $120 and $125 respectively. So let’s take a closer look.

I decided to go with the Gigabyte GA-D525TUD board: the four SATA ports just can’t be ignored and I like the sound of the faster processor, along with the fan forced cooling. Gigabyte is also a company I've had good experiences with in the past.

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Source: http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=918715

Gigabyte Holiday [H] Give-Away!!!

GIGABYTE and HardOCP are getting into the holiday spirit with a new motherboard giveaway.

Gigabyte is giving away TWO brand new motherboards: One P55A-UD7 is up for grabs and one 880GMA-UD2H is up for grabs as well!

To enter this week simply post in this thread http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1562947 ONCE and tell us why you want one of these GIGFABYTE motherboards.

Good luck! HardOCP will draw a random winner next week and will notify the winner by PM.

This drawing is open to North American residents only.

Argentinian overclocking makes it to national press, featuring the X58A-UD9 watercooled!

GOOC 2010 world final had a representative from Argentina for the first time and what a top bloke he is (forum alias nacho_arroyo).

I had the opportunity to have a chat about all things overclocking with the bloke during one of our tech mall walks in Taipei. He was very excited about extreme overclocking and has clearly rubbed off some of that excitement onto the local press because it is not every day you see overclocking featured in national press.

This takes me back to 2008 when Sydney Morning Herald did a story on my travels to 2008 GOOC final. The only difference is that they called me an overclocking extremist LOL.

Well done mate and keep spreading the overclocking virus in Argentina!

I love the fisheye shot of this watercooled X58A-UD9. I also spy a 3way GIGABYTE 5870SOC Crossfire. The man has great taste what can I say!

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Source (in Argentinian): http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1326018

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jeffery Stephenson takes USB 3.0 to a whole new level

No stranger to the Mini-ITX form factor, Jeffery Stephenson’s newest creation shows just how compact yet feature rich these little boards can be. He’s using a GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 motherboard in his latest mod called Level 12. Here’s an idea of what it’s going to look like:

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He has USB 3’d it to the absolute max with what looks like a total of 8 USB 3.0 ports! Look out for Jeffery’s Level 12 at CES in January next year. For a full photo description of how he build it visit the thread on hardocp.com.

Paul, the psychic octopus, passed away recently but he’s still on fire in heaven!

Paul is still making the right calls after his passing lol. He loves those GIGABYTE H55 boards!

Paul the octopus passed away but he’s still on fire in heaven!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GIGABYTE E-Sports Championship 2010 team lineups announced! Online qualifiers on 21st and 28th November!

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Teams for both rounds of qualifying for GIGABYTE E-Sports Championship grand final have been announced on the official website http://gigabyte-esc.com/.

Livestream will be announced on the day. Gamestah will shoutcast the finals on 11th December.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Did you see GIGABYTE’s 2011 miniature calendar?

How cool is that! Are you a fan of GIGABYTE on Facebook? Jump onboard and get more cool updates over here http://www.facebook.com/GIGABYTE.

If you like what you see you can jump on our microsite and download the wallpapers or screensavers too. There are also cool e-cards you can send to your friends. Check it all out over here http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/255/download-en.htm.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Somebody’s getting ready for a show down at CES 2011!

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If you’re a journalist with an interest in high performance, feature rich motherboards, pencil in 7PM on January 5th at the Venetian hotel for what promises to be a killer party.

Official invitations to follow shortly…

Thursday, November 11, 2010

gmeup from OCAU shows off his new rig, X58A-UD9 = check; 4 empty PCI Express slots = 4way GTX580 SLI = check

The crowd goes silent temporarily from insane jelousy and then bursts into cheer when a forum member gmeup from OCAU (Overclockers Australia) shows off his new PC with 3 WAY SLI GTX580 and 4th card in transit he says.

Great choice for a PC but I’m not so sure about the bed covers though heheh.

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He was so excited to install it all that he forgot to remove the protective plastic film from UD9 chipset heatsink!

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You can read more about it here: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=917199.

890FXA-UD7 rev2.1 makes overclockers want to dance from excitement!

Chew*, the king of AMD overclocking on XtremeSystems, is dancing today like it was 1999 (phrase inspired by a Prince song for the youngsters out there that don’t get it heheh).

He started testing his GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD7 rev2.1 which is the new monster RAM overclocker and sure enough he was doing almost 2200Mhz CAS7 32M SuperPi in a matter of miliseconds. The best part is that it was all on air cooling and with high NB speed as well.

His excitement is infection I am warning you all right now so don’t even think about clicking on the following link: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=262034.

Don’t forget to check out this Ferrari of GIGABYTE’s AMD motherboards. Here is some more info http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3567#ov.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

GIGABYTE & Intel H55 mobo + CPU bundle on Newegg.com

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If you’re in the market for a new CPU and motherboard for your media center, check out GIGABYTE and Intel’s H55 mobo + CPU bundle on www.newegg.com. Besides the obvious sales pitch I really like the design of this Ad featuring a whole symphony orchestra packed onto a Micro ATX motherboard.

You can find more info about GIGABYTE H55 chipset motherboards here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A whole lot of UD9 awesomeness!

Ever wondered who buys an X58A-UD9 motherboard? Build For Power from the Netherlands offer a gaming system with a difference… Prepare to be impressed.

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As you can see it has everything you’d want for a racing gaming system and more. Here are the specs as given to us by Ben Van Marion from Build For Power:

-B4P Full Tower Custom Build Casing

-Gigabyte  X58A-UD9 motherboard

-I7 3,3Ghz @4,4Ghz (stable overclocked)

-12Gb Triple channel memory @2000mhz

-Gigabyte GTX 480 1536MB x4 in SLI

-2x 128GB SSD Raid 0 solution (256GB total)

-2x 1Tb Hard drive @7200RPM 32MB Cache

-Blu-ray Write/Read Optical

-Total 3300W Power supply: 1x Gigiabyte 1200W- 2x1050W

-Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

 

Cooling:

-Dual loop system. 1e(CPU-Chipset-Memory) 2e (graphics cards)

-the second loop go's trough 2 sets of peltier elements. These products cools the water temp even below room temperature!

-The loops are al made with aluminum pipes instead of tubes.

 

Performance:

-3Dmark Vantage: 54070 points

-Cinebench 1Core:6364  All cores:34774

-PCMark Vantage: 19694 points Hard drives: 24439 points.

 

Ben reckons this kind of system can also be used by:

-High end video editors (1080P Render material)

-Enthusiasts who are looking for the best money can buy

-Users who want to be done with upgrading

Here’s another shot if the system running 6 monitors:

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That’s a whole lot of awesomeness for only one person to own. Thanks for contacting us Ben.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TeamAU smashes PCMARK05 world record with GIGABYTE X58A-UD7(rev2.0)

A few weeks ago a TeamAU member, youngpro, took out the PCMARK05 World Record but had to contend with a strong score from a Greek entry of 38K. James got his new board, GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 (rev2.0) and tried again this weekend passing the 38K record with ease to set the new 39,5K world record. Congratulations!

Youngpro also took a video of his 40K run but cold bugged shortly after completing the benchmark. Tip, put down the iphone and save the score and then continue taking the video next time James.

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Gigabyte Core Prime contest just started on HWBOT and it’s a hit!

The holidays are quickly approaching, so GIGABYTE thought we'd give you a break from forcing down Aunt Bertha's fruitcake surprise with our latest GIGABYTE Core Prime contest. For the next 6 weeks (Nov 1 ~ Dec 18), submit your top Core Wprime scores to HWBOT for your chance to win a GIGABYTE X58A-UD7, GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R, or GIGABYTE H55N-USB3.

This competition consists of 6 stages including 6 Core Wprime 32M & 1024M, 4 Core Wprime 32M & 1024M, and last but not least 2 Core Wprime 32M & 1024M. You will receive points for getting into the top 10 of each stage, and the person with the most points at the end wins. The more submissions you make, the better your chances, so get out there and start benching. Let's be honest, your stomach and teeth will thank you in the end, and you may just walk away with a brand new GIGABYTE motherboard. Good luck everyone!

As HWBOT is hosting this event, HWBOT submission rules apply.

To learn more about the GIGABYTE Core Prime Contest, please visit:
http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_core_prime\

Looks like it’s going to be a popular one with lots and lots of submissions already. 

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Some nice prizes for the stage winners as well

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Entry level GIGABYTE 6-series motherboard pictures and specs make it online

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At IDF in September we showed early samples of our high-end GA-P67A-UD7 and GA-P67A-UD5 motherboards for 2nd generation Intel Core CPUs (also known as Sandy Bridge). Now there are some entry level board pictures online from a number of sites around the world. They are the P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H, and the articles can be found at these links:

1. http://www.slashgear.com/gigabytes-sandy-bridge-p67a-ud3r-p67a-ud3-and-h67ma-ud2h-motherboards-previewed-29111045/ -

2. http://teamau.net/327 

3. http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/10/29/three-more-gigabyte-lga-1155-board-revealed/ 

4. http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-14264-view-Gigabyte-H67MA-UD2H-P67A-UD3-and-P67A-UD3R.html

5. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/cpu/gigabyte-debuts-trio-sandy-bridge-ready-motherboards/

6. http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=17678461

7. http://1click.indiatimes.com/article/0evO2xn514183?q=Intel

8. http://oobject.com/home/new/gigabyte%E2%80%99s-sandy-bridge-p67a-ud3r-p67a-ud3-and-h67ma-ud2h-motherboards-previewed/66976/

9. http://upcoming.current.com/search?q=Gigabyte%E2%80%99s+Sandy+Bridge+P67A-UD3R%2C+P67A-UD3+and+H67MA-UD2H+motherboards+previewed

10. http://www.hwp.ru/tags/Gigabyte%20H67MA-UD2H

11. http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/31378/gigabyte-details-trio-sandy-bridge-supporting-motherboards

12. http://myplaisio.gr/news/m%CE%B7%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AD%CF%82-sandy-bridge-%CE%B1%CF%80%CF%8C-%CF%84%CE%B7-gigabyte

13. http://hw-lab.com/brief-info-on-gigabyte-6-series-motherboards.html

14. http://i4memory.com/wp/article/1310

15. http://www.techpill.lt/index.php/pc-technika/pristatytos-gigabyte-sandy-bridge-p67a-ud3r-p67a-ud3-ir-h67ma-ud2h-motinines/

16.http://hwbot.org/article/news/sneak_blink_at_a_few_gigabyte_6_series_motherboards.

17. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Sandy-Bridge-Intel-Core-ultra-durable-3-USB3-SATA3,11562.html

18. http://bjorn3d.com/forum/showthread.php?p=230125#post230125

19. http://forums.legitreviews.com/about30533.html

20. http://lanoc.org/review/games/previews/4505-gigabyte-6-series-motherboards-sneak-peak

21. http://forums.ninjalane.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=2401

22. http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/motherboards/gigabyte/sneekpeak/p1.asp

23. http://www.forum.perfectionaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=352

24. http://www.411overkill.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=7601

25. http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/11/2/gigabyte-shows-sneak-peak-at-three-sandy-bridge-motherboards.aspx

26. http://twitter.com/#!/BrightSideNews/status/29452724290

27. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Side-of-News/87719012744

28. http://www.techreaction.net/forums/showthread.php?p=22143

29. http://www.liquidnitrogenoverclocking.com/index2.shtml

Stay tuned for more previews over the coming weeks

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

…and the winner of GIGABYTE 2010 Best 3D Overclocker Contest is FtW from Canada

We reported on the Best 3D Overclocker Contest a few days ago and the tight race between chew* and Rosty, speculating who will take it out. It wasn’t chew* nor Rosty that did win in the end but a Canadian overclocking named FtW (lol).

Now the funny part of the story surfaces, FtW is GIGABYTE’s new “Paris Hilton” of overclocking. He will have his photo taken and put on the motherboard home page. If I was him I’d be going for the Borat pink spandex swim suit look but hey that’s just me. I dare you FtW, do it, do it!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

GIGABYTE E-Sports Championship goes live, gaming team registrations open now!

Gigabyte Australia recently announced the Gigabyte Electronic Sports Championships 2010 for Counter Strike: Source. The competition will consist of LAN qualifiers held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on November 21st as well as a 16 team online Qualifier to be held on Sunday November 28th.

The finals will be held on December 11th at Melbourne’s premier LAN event, Respawn LAN. The finals will be played on the latest Gigabyte & Intel powered gaming machines featuring Intel’s Core i7 950 processors and Gigabyte’s X58-UD3R motherboards and GTX460OC video cards. Redbull will be available for free on tap at the grand final.

Finals Prize Money Breakdown
1st Place - $2500 AUD
2nd Place - $1000 AUD
3rd Place - $500 AU

The winners of the qualifiers in QLD and NSW will both receive an autoberth into the final along with $1000 cash to go towards flights whilst 2nd place will receive an invite into the Grand Final in Melbourne. More info here.

Join in the fun ASAP and I look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER NOW!

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