Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 is Tom’s Hardware 2015 Editor’s Choice

GIGABTYE has put a lot of effort into it’s flagship motherboard and the results are showing. After collecting the Recommended award from Anandtech and the Must Have Editor’s Choice from TweakTown, it is now from non other than Tom’s Hardware that the Gaming G1 receives the 2015 Editor’s Choice!!

Without overlooking the great performance achieved, what convince the reviewer is the shear amount of features this motherboard has to offer: “Solid overclocking, true x16/x16 mode for SLI and CrossFire, 3-way and 4-way SLI and CrossFireX, Thunderbolt 3, Front-panel USB 3.1 bay device, Triple Killer Networks controllers including one 802.11ac MIMO, manually selectable firmware ROMs, generous cable kit.”

The final verdict : “Our current Editor's Choice award replaces our former "Elite" award, where highly-priced products could win simply by being best-in-class. Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 could have qualified for either of these awards, since it's both elite and this editor's choice. While far from value-priced, an extensive feature set also gives the Z170X-Gaming G1 more features for the money than its lower-cost rival.”

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

TeamAU and GIGABYTE Break World Records!

GIGABYTE overclockers Dino (dinos22) Strkljevic, Sofos1990, and HiCookie were busy last week in Australia pushing CPUs and GIGABYTE motherboards to their absolute limit.

What was the result?

A world record shattered!

Dinos22, who also is GIGABYTE's Australia marketing manager, is currently the top overclocker on  Intel's XTU (more information on the XTU app here) leaderboards after pushing an Intel i7-5960X to 6GHz on LN2 cooling, a 16GB DDR4 RAM kit with timings of 12-14-15-15 all on a GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboard.

You can check out more information on HWBOT.

If you're new to overclocking and want to learn more about how to do it (and maybe break a world record yourself!) check out our overclocking tutorial livestream here:

Monday, December 7, 2015

The GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 Gets Reviewed by The Overclocker

We love overclockers and supporting the overclocking community. 

Recently The Overclocker Magazine ran a review of our GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard giving it their GAMING GEAR award.  

One of the beautiful things about overclocking is that you don't need a specific overclocking board. While we do offer an SOC Force board for enthusiasts, the fact is it's possible to overclock on any motherboard -- even ones that are Gaming focused as we showed in our recent overclocking livestream. For those who's interest lies more in gaming rather than enthusiast overclocking, overclocking your system effectively means a free minor upgrade with a few extra FPS.

The Overclocker liked the extensive feature set such as the inclusion of the Intel® USB 3.1 controller, the Killer NIC from Rivet, and the inclusion of a Burr-Brown DAC.  

All in all, The Overclocker said they would definitely recommend the system if they were building a high-end PC:
This motherboard is the premium Z170 motherboard GIGABYTE and as such commands a staggering $500USD price. For that you get every possible feature and function that is available on the Z170 chipset and platform. If you’re building that killer gaming rig that you have saved up for, then this is the motherboard for you. With all the extras provided, it will be hard if not impossible to find another gaming motherboard on the market that is as well spec’d.

You can read the full review over on The Overclocker's website.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Anandtech Recommends The GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming G1!

When we launched the GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard we were very excited about the potential of the Z170 chipset from Intel® and what it would mean for gamers. Personally we think that our new 100-series boards powered by the Z170 chipset are some of our best work yet, but we're a little biased.

Recently Anandtech posted a review of our GA-Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard and gave it a Recommended by AnandTech award, proving that this board really is something special.

Anandtech's Ian Cutress liked the hefty feature set, enhanced overclocking support, and BIOS, calling the board "GIGABYTE's halo" of the 100-series board family.

At the end of the day, this is GIGABYTE’s halo motherboard for Skylake based systems. It will be one of the key elements in a system integrators high end build, and provides any gamer with enough features to be satisfied with a powerful rig. The competition is tough in this space, the volume is low, and GIGABYTE is making strides in most of the areas we have previously been cautious of in the past. Needless to say, even when considering the price, the Z170X-Gaming G1 would be a good foundation for that gaming PC you’ve saved up for. It’s worth a recommendation and GIGABYTE should be proud with what they’ve produced.

To read the full review head on over to Anandtech.

Vote for GIGABYTE at the European Hardware Awards 2015/2016

Dear GIGABYTE fans,
We need your help! The second round of voting for the European Hardware Awards started yesterday and will be open until December 20th. The European Hardware Association was formed by the largest independent technology news and reviews sites in 2015 and has a combined audience of over 20 million technology enthusiasts across Europe to choose the best hardware of this year!
European Hardware Community Awards -  Nominated Logo
GIGABYTE has numerous products that have been nominated and it is up to you the reader and user to choose the winners! Voting is simple and takes less than 5 minutes, plus no registration is needed so you can simply vote without that annoying step Smile.
Where can people vote?
Winners will be announced at the beginning of January, 2016.
Thank you in advance for your help and continuous support in making GIGABYTE the great pc hardware manufacturer it is today!