Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Motherboard Awarded Editor’s Choice by ‘The Overclocker’

When it comes to publications that truly cater for the needs and wants of the genuine overclocker, ‘the Overclocker’ magazine has to be one of the most respected around. Its chief editor Neo Sibeko, is of course a well known and respected member of the global OC community, and his publication is one of the only ones out there that writes exclusively for that audience.

Overclocker Award

So when Neo got around to putting our Z87X-OC board through its paces, we were very, very happy to see that he was thoroughly impressed by he found, even going as far as awarding the ‘Editor’s Choice’ award:

“Even as a backup board for any other Z87 mainboard you may own, this one more than justifies its price in every way imaginable. A truly excellent showing by GIGABYTE and one that deserves all its praises. GIGABYTE has yet to produce a more compelling board. This one is immaculate”

- [The Overclocker]

You can find the full online publication of the Overclocker here:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Video: Newegg TV complete a ‘Live Build’ based on the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5

Leon, our man in the US office, made it over to the Newegg offices to lend a hand with a Live Build they were undertaking based on a GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5. Leon does a great job of answering comments and questions during the build which is lead by their ‘Resident PC-Building Lion’… also known as Paul.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Win a GIGABYTE Z87-D3HP with

Our buddies over at have a cool competition open to all and sundry where you can get your hands on the ‘Bang for Buck’ winning GIGABYTE Z87-D3HP motherboard. As is the way with many of these comps, joining is super simple and requires a mere flick of the wrist here or there with a Facebook ‘Like’ for eTeknix, another the GIGABYTE UK Facebook page, a few personal details and you’re done.


Facebook page Linkage.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Take a the GIGABYTE Questionnaire, Win a GIGABYTE Motherboard

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Once in a while we like to get a feel what motivates and influences people when they buy a motherboard. One way in which we do that, is with a simple questionnaire. This time around we’re also offering two cool prizes - a GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 plus a GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force. The deal is simple, answer a few questions, fill in your details and you’ll automatically be entered in a prize draw. Sweet deal, no?

GIGABYTE Questionnaire link:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Anandtech gives GIGABYTE Z87X-OC a big thumbs up

Ian from Anandtech has done a thorough review of the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC board and has given it a big thumbs up.

GIGABYTE offers a very impressive package in the Z87X-OC, one that users moving into the more budget oriented overclocking scene should jump on.  There is very little that competes in terms of price/package in the overclocking scene.  For this I would like to give the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC our Editors’ Choice Silver Award

Jump over to Anandtech for the full review.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

GIGABYTE to post 20% Growth in China this Year

Apple Daily is reporting that GIGABYTE will have achieve over 20% growth in China this year and another 10% growth next year despite an overall shrinkage of the total desktop market.

The global DIY motherboard market has an annual shipment volume of about 60-70 million units currently with China accounting for 27-30 million units. Although China's motherboard market will see a 7-10% on-year drop in 2013, Gigabyte expects its shipments to still grow over 20% and reach nine million units, a volume similar to those of Asustek.

What’s interesting is when I started at GIGABYTE over 7 years ago, our China market was about 30% of our total revenue. Now, including Taiwan, China accounts for over 50%.

View the story on Digitimes in English while you can HERE

Video: OCTV Dissect Computex 2013 from an Overclocking Perspective


According to our buddy Massman, the well known and universally beloved administrator at, Computex 2013 was the most important Computex ever in terms of Overclocking. This year saw more overclocking events, both during and after the week long Taipei tech show, than ever before, with more pro OC attendees than any year previously. GIGABYTE attended a few events with partners G.Skill and Corsiar, also hosting our own more social get together at the newly opened OC Lab at here in Taipei HQ.

As a kind biopsy of that week (or was it two?) back in June, have complied this video. It’s a really good look at a what became a really important week in the OC calendar. It’s also great to get some positive feedback from OCTV for the efforts we made to make everyone feel welcome in our new OC lair.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GIGABYTE & TeamAU teaming up for EB Games Expo this weekend in Sydney!

If you’re in Sydney (Australia) and love your tech, there’s only one place to be this weekend and that’s EB Games Expo! Battlefield4 is launching with EA stand overflowing with GIGABYTE powered PCs. TeamAU is also going to be showing off GIGABYTE’s latest technology with a liquid nitrogen show. Gaming PCs and laptops will also be on display. If you are visiting make sure you drop by GIGABYTE booth in the Home Grown Gaming area next to the main stage!

Here’s what TeamAU has cooking for the show