Friday, October 29, 2010

GIGABYTE THROWDOWN competition about to commence on FUTUREMARK website (1st November start)

Futuremark is about to run a new competition called GIGABYTE THROWDOWN based on H55 IGP OC and X58 with any GPU OC. Check it out and win some great prizes (includes lucky draw prizes every week for the next 4 weeks):








3 days left in the GIGABYTE 2010 Best 3D Overclocker Contest, chew* just posted first scores!

Only 3 days to go in “GIGABYTE 2010 Best 3D Overclocker Contest” and guess who just joined in on the contest, chew*. Is there a competition he hasn’t joined yet this year? What a competitor! Let’s see what develops as neither Rosty nor chew submitted Stage 4 results and something tells me backups are possibly being withheld too hehehe.

Who’s mug will grace GIGABYTE’s website as a celebrity overclocker? Let’s keep an eye on this one for a few more days.

Click here to join in the fun:



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Aussies do it again, PCMARK Vantage world record smashed using the X58A-UD7rev2.0 this time round!

A few weeks ago TeamAU boys, youngpro & dinos22, took out the PCMV World Record but had to contend with a strong backup from a US overclocker. Well the stars aligned again and the guys braved it out live video steaming their attempt.

After a first safe run at 5.7Ghz the record tumbled by a cool 1500 points and extended again to 42,566. Following that run it got a bit wild on the livesteam with Andy from showing up with a case of beer. All sorts of tweaks were employed including a sun tweak, beer cooled NB tweak, printer tweak just to name a few which were all all busted as myths in the end heheh.

For more live overclocking you can bookmark their page and watch out for twitter and facebook updates. Here are the sites, livesteam channel, twitter and facebook.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The OverClocker Magazine is back, UD9 triumphs over R3E in a close battle!

The OverClocker Magazine is back. Nick Ross who used to run the publication has moved on to run one of Australia’s busiest web tech sites run by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Neo Sibeko, from South Africa, took over the reigns  from Nick and promised in his editorial letter to run the mag in timely bimonthly issues. Great news indeed!

GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 was reviewed in this issue against Rampage 3 Extreme. UD9, having picked up the Recommended Award, showed its true colours under extreme cooling as expected. Here is a quote i think summerises it best:

We are simply looking at it from an extreme overclocking point of view at which board will offer us the best functionality and options for achieving the highest and most efficient overclocks. Simply put, the UD9 is the board to beat. It has the right layout, the ability to run 4 graphics cards at maximum speed and it’s faster in SuperPI.

Under extreme cooling we find the UD9 feels a lot more stable and responsive, it has the most predictable behaviour, doing exactly what you need it too and is just a dream to use.



Friday, October 15, 2010

GIGABYTE Announces GA-X58A-UD9 VIP Winner


For those who registered their GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 motherboards for the VIP service program, GIGABYTE would like to announce the winner of a brand new Apple iPad (Wi-Fi 64GB).

GIGABYTE is happy to announce that Lzdiharuddin from Malaysia is the lucky winner. Congratulations Lzdiharuddin. Not only do you have the world’s fastest motherboard, you can also now take full advantage of GIGABYTE On/Off Charge on your new iPad.

A big thanks to all of our new UD9 VIP customers!

To visit the contest page, please visit HERE.

There can be only one Mini-ITX board, windwithme showing off his GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 based HTPC

GIGABYTE’s pocket rocket Mini-ITX H55N-USB3 board just keep impressing every time someone else does a system build. Windwithme from Taiwan recently did a build showing off his HTPC with this board and did some overclocking just to break from the norm only to hit 5Ghz with relative easy from what can be seen. I’ve added a couple of shots from the thread at XS including a crazy lower idle power consumption of 62W while overclocked at 4Ghz (WOW).





Friday, October 8, 2010

Corsair’s 1200W PSU manages an unbelievable 1489W with a 4-way SLI’d X58A-UD9


image Jake Crimmins, Corsair's resident Gitmo Geek, recently put their Corsair Professional Series™ Gold AX1200 PSU through it’s paces on a fully stacked X58A-UD9 (yes, that’s 4-way SLI). With an idle draw of a mere 457W (ahem) the PSU whistled through 3DMark Vantage at a maximum of 1145W, and topped out at a brain numbing 1489W during a stressful Unigine Heaven run – now that’s a benchmark to keep an eye on!


Read the full report on the Corsair blog at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

GIGABYTE 2010 Best 3D Overclocker Contest

Mid-way point in the “GIGABYTE 2010 Best 3D Overclocker Contest” has passed and look who is in the lead, Rosty, the crazy Danish overclocker that soap washed a beautiful UD9 (and it still works lol). Rosty is using GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 and GTX480 GPUs to climb up the rankings.

Click here to join in the fun:



Love your work Rosty. Keep it up!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GIGABYTE Announces World’s Highest RMA Center in Lhasa, China


GIGABYTE recently announced the opening of the world’s highest motherboard RMA center in Tibet. Situated at a Dizzying 3,650m above sea level, the new Lhasa service center will help to lift GIGABYTE motherboard service levels in this remote part of the world to similar levels as enjoyed in developed regions.

The full press release is available here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

GIGABYTE MoboTV videos now available with Japanese sub-titles too


Japanese viewers will be please to know that MoboTV videos are now also available with Japanese sub-titles. The first two videos to get Japanese sub-titles are the On/Off Charge video called Quick Charge Your iPhone Anytime and the Cloud OC video called GIGABYTE Cloud OC: Internet Overclocking in Real-time.

All you have to do to select a sub-title is place your mouse curser over the red CC button and then click on the sub-title language of your choice. Japanese blogs are available from our GIGABYTE Tech Daily Japan blog.

Leave a comment below if you’d like to see your language available in our sub-title list.