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Gigabyte Kills it at Computex 2017

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Posted June 8, 2017 by Josh Jackson in CPU & Motherboards

I’ve become a huge fan of Gigabyte in recent months. Not only did their Z270 platform stand out in performance, but the Aorus branding and lighting design is fantastic and I had a great experience using them for my Ryzen reviews. (More testing in the works as you read this) At the very least, it comes as no surprise that Gigabyte has come away with some awards and records since Computex. Not only did they come away with a Best Choice Award, but the Aorus X299 set a few world records in overclocking performance.

The Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 ended up winning the Computex 2017 Best Choice Gold Award and while I can’t say whether the award is hard to earn or not, I can say the Gaming 9 is certainly deserving of recognition if the Gaming 7 has anything to say about it. What really caught my eye was the fact that their new Aorus X299 board reached a 7.5 GHz overclock on the upcoming i7-7740K chip. The team was able to set 4 related records in the process. Check out the press releases below for the full details and don’t forget to keep Gigabyte in mind the next time you’re looking for a solid motherboard for your system.

Computex Award

AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9’s Functionality and Innovation Stands Out Among Competitors

City of Industry, California, May 24, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce that its AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard has won the prestigious Computex 2017 Best Choice Gold Award. The Computex Best Choice Gold Award is highly coveted but rarely obtained with only 7 products gaining its recognition from a total of 400 products eligible. The three criteria that products are judged on are functionality, innovation, and market potential. Besting out its rivals, the GIGABYTE Z270-Gaming 9 was the only product from the “Computer and System” category that won the Best Choice Gold Award.

The GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard is built on the latest Intel® 200 series chipset and features a hybrid water block developed in cooperation with EK Water Blocks, best-in-class multi-zone RGB LEDs which are fully customizable using GIGABYTE’s RGB Fusion software, and the latest intelligent temperature control software in Smart Fan 5. Coupled with the renowned liability of GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable Technology the Z270X-Gaming 9 gives gaming enthusiasts everything they could want in a single motherboard—performance, durability, the ultimate waterblock, and customizability.

“We are delighted that our AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 motherboard has been awarded the 2017 Best Choice Award for Computex,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “We developed the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 to fulfill the needs and expectations of gamers, giving options to personalize and customize the system with their own flare and style, which is essential to our loyal fans.”

Judge’s Statement: GIGABYTE’s Z270X-Gaming 9 which was submitted for review in quality, design, performance, and innovation of function. Through the high-level of coordination and planning on the board level between Intel and other IC manufactures, GIGABYTE’s Z270X-Gaming 9 has been recognized with high marks from each cooperating partner.

With this recognition from key industry partners, it is easy to see that GIGABYTE is an international corporation with a progressive RD team and the ability to produce quality products. From the application process to when the physical product was revealed its obvious to see that GIGABYTE places effort in all things it does. Thus, this Golden Award from Best Choice is well deserved by GIGABYTE.

GIGABYTE welcomes attendees from March 30th to June 3rd, 2017 to get hands-on with the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 at Computex at its booth at the Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1, Booth D0002. At the same time the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9 will also be on display by Computex at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, Booth I0307.

For more information regarding the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 9:
http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-Z270X-Gaming-9-rev-10#kf

For more information regarding the Computex Best Choice Awards:
http://www.computex.biz/bestchoice/en/Default.aspx

Gigabyte PC Innovation

GIGABYTE Shares Its X299, Network Solutions, Software, and More

City of Industry, California, May 30th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its attendance at Computex 2017. This year GIGABYTE shows off its latest X299 AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards with new features that will awe consumers and gamers alike. With a plethora of networking add-ons, software enhancements, system demos, and case mods GIGABYTE has pulled out all the stops to show attendees what Computex is all about. Along with components, at their private VIP suite in Taipei 101, new iterations of BRIX are demoed running VR applications on their latest d&i award winning BRIX VR. Other award winning demos will also include the Z270X-Gaming 9 which won the Computex Best Choice ‘Golden Award’ Award.

A New King for Enthusiasts – Exceeding Expectations

Perhaps the most exciting release that GIGABYTE displayed was the new X299 AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards. Passing the torch from its predecessor, the new X299 has features that many enthusiasts have been yearning for and can only dream of. With support for digital LEDs, triple M.2s, Fan Stop, and the newly released Intel® Optane™ Technology the X299 AORUS Gaming Series will take the role as king of the new enthusiast platform. Sporting the new AORUS branding on this platform users will come to expect nothing but the best from this high-end platform.

A New Era For Network Technologies

GIGABYTE is pleased to announce the introduction of Killer™ xTend networking technology in the GC-Killer xTend PCIe card. Killer xTend, an innovative new solution for home networking, delivers a smart network switch and a Wi-Fi extender to users’ high-performance PCs. This PCIe card combines three (3) Killer™ Ethernet E2500 chips and a Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 module, which includes Killer’s ExtremeRange Technology. Not only does Killer xTend harness the power of the gaming computer to enable four (4) or more other devices to connect through it. In addition, Killer xTend prioritizes important network traffic to ensure that nothing slows down gaming and streaming video on a Killer xTend-enabled PC.

“GIGABYTE has a long history of bringing powerful and creative technologies to gamers and performance-minded PC users, and we are excited to partner with them to bring Killer xTend technology to market,” said Michael Cubbage, CEO of Rivet Networks. “Integrating a smart network switch and Wi-Fi extender provides significant and valuable new functionality to a Gaming PC. xTend simplifies and improves a gamers’ home network, while at the same time prioritizing Killer’s important gaming and streaming video traffic above traffic from connected devices.”

With network performance in-mind the next generation of network interface cards were also revealed. GIGABYTE is pleased to introduce Killer 10 Gb/s Networking Technology. Based on Aquantia’s® AQC107 10GbE Controller, the GC-AQC107 supports a 10GBASE-T and with Killer’s 10 Gb/s Networking software these two complement each other to deliver incredible gaming network performance. With all these networking devices at users disposal GIGABYTE is ready for the future of networking technologies.

Next-Gen Technology for Video Playback and Video Output

Onsite GIGABYTE demoed new software from Cyberlink that is meant to complement its recently launched 200 Series Motherboards. This software allows for UHD Playback for Blu-ray Discs and content in 4K via onboard HDMI2.0a ports on the Z270X-Gaming 9 & Z270X-Gaming 8. This software unleashes the performance capabilities of the onboard Intel GPU for 6th and 7th Generation Core processors.

Ultra HD Blu-ray playback in CyberLink PowerDVD 17 is a world-first, providing viewers the ability to enjoy Blu-ray movies in cinematic 4K resolution at 60Hz with HDR Support, more authentic and vivid color, and with the latest immersive audio formats all on their Windows PC.

“Ultra HD Blu-ray is the latest in a line of nascent technologies that PowerDVD has been the first to support for software playback,” said Richard Carriere, CyberLink’s Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing. “In PowerDVD 17, our cutting-edge software is built on a foundation of next-generation hardware technology from Gigabyte and Intel, which effectively unlocks this new Blu-ray Disc experience for people to enjoy on their PCs.”

Demos, Systems, and Casemods with Features that Matter

Aside from the cutting-edge hardware and software, visitors saw system demos that highlighted the exclusive features found on GIGABYTE and AORUS Motherboards. A liquid cooled system displayed the benefits of having liquid cooling while highlighting features such as support for water flow sensors, water temperature sensors, and high-current hybrid fan pin headers. Other demos included RGB Fusion and control of its many light patterns and colors onboard and through external LED strips. GIGABYTE had on display, casemods from artists all over the world including, Brazil, South East Asia, and Greater China, whom utilized GIGABYTE Motherboards to create PC masterpieces.

Virtual Reality Made Simple

Last year GIGABYTE debuted the BRIX Gaming UHD in all its glory at Computex. This year the BRIX Gaming is back in black and redesigned for VR. This BRIX has been awarded the Computex d&i award which is a testament to its technological innovation and award-winning design. Powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and an Intel Core i7 processor, these technologies help drive a fluid VR experience.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to showcase our products to our loyal fans for another year at Computex 2017. GIGABYTE has been continually innovating in all areas of PC to ensure our consumers have the most innovative products at hand,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “GIGABYTE will continue to revolutionize the computing world with its groundbreaking features, performance, and most of all, service.”
For more information on GIGABYTE’s newly launched motherboards or BRIX Products, or to see what other exciting products and peripherals GIGABYTE has in store be sure to visit its booth in the TWTC, Booth D0002.

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X299 Overclocking Record

New AORUS X299 Motherboards Top 7.5GHz and Smash 4 World Records

City of Industry, California, June 6th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., A leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards continues to solidify its position as the top enthusiast hardware manufacturer in the world. Last week GIGABYTE hosted an X299 OC gathering which broke numerous launch day world records on the latest Intel® X299 platform.

With overclockers from around the world, led by the Senior GIGABYTE overclocker HiCookie, this team of 5 gathered at the GIGABYTE OC Lab. Sofos, GIGABYTE’s veteran overclocker and Team AU’s: Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ worked throughout Computex to produce four new 3DMark world records and a global first.

In order to push past the 7.5GHz barrier, the team of overclockers employed liquid helium to drop temperatures to a mind numbingly low -250° Celsius. GIGABYTE now dominates the world record in 3DMark03, 3DMark06, and Aquamark. The 3DMark06 world record was broken not once but twice over the past week, using different hardware configurations, subsequently making one of those scores a global first. Each of the 3DMark records were broken using the latest GIGABYTE X299 AORUS motherboards, AORUS graphics cards and G.Skill memory.

Below are the detailed hardware and benchmark that the records were achieved on.

Benchmark – CPU Frequency

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 4333MHz Memory Kit

PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Link

Benchmark – 3DMark03 (World Record)

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion

Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G

Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17

PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Link

Benchmark – 3DMark06 (World Record)

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion

Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G

Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17

PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Link

Benchmark – Aquamark (World Record)

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion

Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17

PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Link

Benchmark – 3DMark06 (Global First Place)

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion

Graphics Card: 2x AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G

Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17

PSU: Corsair AX 1500i

Link

From these scores it’s obvious to see that the GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Motherboards excel in pushing the limits of performance. With their commitment to overclocking, GIGABYTE has continued to develop motherboards that can satisfy the needs of overclockers, gamers, and enthusiasts alike.

To learn more about AORUS:

http://www.AORUS.com/

To learn more about GIGABYTE:

http://www.GIGABYTE.us/

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, a global leading brand in the IT industry, offers a broad product portfolio including Motherboards, Graphics Cards, PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones. GIGABYTE also demonstrates the pinnacle of its hardware excellence in AORUS, in which it provides a full spectrum of innovative gaming products that deliver the ultimate performance and exemplify PC’s capability of bringing gamers unprecedented delights. Since its founding in 1986, GIGABYTE has taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card innovations and been internationally recognized by National Quality Award, Taiwan Excellence Award, Asia Info Tech 100, and as a Taiwan Top 20 Global Brand. With the idea to “Upgrade Your Life”, GIGABYTE creates innovative digital solutions that completely satisfy consumer needs and desires. Please visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.



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