Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Backblaze reports their HD failure rates

Backblaze, a cloud backup provider with 67,642 drives in operation (as of Q3 2016) has reported their HD failure rates. The data they present could be useful for consumers looking to purchase a new hard disk drive.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TeamAU breaks world frequency record for Intel Core i7 6950X live at PAX Australia 2016

TeamAU was able to break a world frequency record while on stage at PAX Australia 2016! They were using a GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion, built especially for extreme overclocking and setting world records. With the Intel Core i7 6950X they were able to achieve a staggering 5.74Ghz validation.

Friday, November 4, 2016

TEAM AU Breaks 3DMARK2001 SE World Record Using GIGABYTE Z170X-SOC Force LN2

Team AU today broke the world 3DMARK 2001 SE just ahead of PAX AU with a GIGABYTE Z179X-SOC Force LN2 and an Intel Core i7 6700K OCed to a staggering 6.7GHz! For details click here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

GIGABYTE Enables Support for Intel® Next-Gen CPUs

GIGABYTE Enables Support for Intel® Next-Gen CPUs
GIGABYTE’s 100 Series Motherboards Compatible with a BIOS Update

Taipei, Taiwan, October 28
th, 2016 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce support for Intel’s next-generation LGA 1151 socket processors. Compatibility for the entire line-up of Z170, H170, B150 and H110 series motherboards are available with a simple BIOS update.

Another alternative for users, if using a flagship motherboard such as the Z170X-Gaming G1 would be to flash their BIOS with Q-Flash Plus, allowing users to do so without the need to have the CPU or memory installed. These BIOS updates can be downloaded from the GIGABYTE website for users to flash on to their 100 series motherboards.

With multiple ways to update a GIGABYTE Motherboard users can rest at ease knowing that this update can be completed with little to no effort. One popular method for users to flash the BIOS would be to leverage the world renowned Q-Flash, this feature directly in the BIOS allows users to flash the firmware from a USB drive after they’ve downloaded the most updated BIOS into the flash drive.

GIGABYTE engineers have tested and validated all GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards to ensure users will have optimal performance and compatibility for the latest Intel® Core™ Processors.
For BIOS update information please visit the GIGABYTE Website or see the table below.
GA-Z170X-Gaming 7GA-Z170XP-SLIGA-Z170X-Ultra GamingGA-Z170X-Gaming 3
GA-Z170X-Gaming 5GA-Z170-HD3PGA-Z170MX-Gaming 5GA-Z170N-WiFi
GA-Z170M-D3HGA-H170-D3HGA-Z170X-Gaming 6GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra
GA-Z170X-UD3GA-Z170-D3HGA-Z170-HD3GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
GA-Z170-Gaming K3GA-Z170X-UD5GA-H170-Gaming 3GA-H170-D3H
GA-B150M-D3HGA-B150-HD3PGA-B150N Phoenix-WiFiGA-B150M-DS3P
GA-H110M-S2HPGA-H110NGA-H110M-Gaming 3GA-H110TN-M

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