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Gigabyte Fly Headset Review

Gigabyte is one of those companies that when you hear their name you know they will have something good. We all know Gigabyte for producing some of the top motherboard and GPU's on the market today, but Gigabyte has stepped into new territory with the Gigabyte Fly headset. This one is designed for the music lover in mind, not the gamer or PC enthusiast. The Fly is a lightweight headset designed for style and comfort as well as audio fidelity. The Fly has a stylish aesthetic, from the rhombus pattern on the headband to the brushed metal ear cups. It lets you make a statement while listening to some good tunes. The Gigabyte Fly weighs in at only 79g for long use without fatigue. The Fly sports a 40mm Neodymium driver that has a frequency of 15000-20000 Hz with a sensitivity level of 122 dB/mW. Before we start this review here is a word about GIGABYTE.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790

  Introduction AMD’s current 7000 generation cards have matured rather nicely for the most part, and now we’re looking at the latest addition to the lineup, with the Radeon HD 7790. It’s a more budget-oriented card, positioned against Nvidia’s GTX 650 Ti which hasn’t had much competition of late. It seems AMD has designed this card purposely to compete both in performance and price in the $150 bracket, targeted at mainstream consumers who want some moderate gaming without breaking the bank. Specifically we’re examining the Gigabyte HD 7790. It comes with a sleek little cooler and a factory overclock. What’s particularly enticing is this Gigabyte card qualifies for an AMD promotional offer that tosses in an A+ gaming title in Bioshock Infinite worth $60 into the package. That sounds like a great deal, even if the performance isn’t terribly groundshaking as a more budget-oriented card. Let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte HD 7790 and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Z77-HD4 Motherboard Review

With its 3rd Generation Intel processors now on most stores shelves, its only time that all the manufactures start to phase out the old and introduce the new. Today's we are going to look at a great budget friendly motherboard from Gigabyte the Z77-HD4 that will bring to the table the affordability along with its performance standard we have come to know. When it comes to building a PC one of the most vital parts of the system is the motherboard. So if you are building a high end gaming system to your budget friendly internet surfer or your primary work station, its important to keep in mind that you want to find the motherboard that will fit your needs. The question that most have is, how will this motherboard perform? how is the reliability? does it have what I need? how is the future proofing? but before we dive into this review and help you answer some of those questions lets start by taking a look at Gigabyte as a company.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse

Thor is one of the most popular and powerful gods of the major mythologies. He is also part of modern daily life, since the fifth day of the week, Thursday (Thor's day), is named for him. Thor is the thunder god in Norse mythology. Thor also had a famous weapon, his hammer, named Mjolnir. Thor had a goat-driven chariot that created the noise of thunder, when rolling across the sky. The lightning bolts were caused by the hurling of his hammer. Gigabyte has become a major player in the gaming arena, especially with the influx of their high end Avia gaming mouse and keyboard series, which are products geared toward the high profile gamer and enthusiast. Today I have the pleasure of bringing you a new arrival from the Gigabytes Force series, the Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse. The Gigabyte Force M7 Thor gaming mouse is geared toward the more cost conscious individual who is looking for a professional grade gaming mouse that’s straightforward and reliable, but will focus on their fundamental needs only. Join me as we take an in depth look at the Gigabyte Force M7 Thor Gaming Mouse to see if it brings "Thors Hammer" down like its namesake to create an exciting gaming experience.



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard

AMD has just released their Trinity APU's. For those not familiar with an "APU", it is a processor that has an on-die graphics processing unit. AMD developed the world's first APU just over a year ago and they call it "Fusion" technology. AMD's first Fusion APU was codenamed Zecate and featured x86 technology with a dual core processor coupled with the first on die GPU. Zacate went over well in the budget notebook market with prices as low as $299. The kicker was above average graphics for a low priced lap-top. Next came Llano which shifted to a higher level. AMD used the same x86 four star cores but added an on-die 6550D graphics processing unit with even better graphics than its predecessor Zecate. Llano went over very well in the mainstream market and is a shining star for AMD. Trinity takes Fusion to the next level and incorporates AMD's new processor technology called Piledriver. This is entirely different engineering from the previous x86 four star cores. AMD put 2 x86 cores onto one module and the entire architecture changes. Piledriver spawns from AMD's Bulldozer introduced about one year ago, but it uses an entirely new instruction set. In our A10-5800K review, we saw some dramatic improvements in processing power as well as better graphics with the built-in Radeon 7660D. Gigabyte is all prepped and ready for these AMD changes and today we have their GA-F2A85X-UP4 ready to roll. The GA-F2A85X-UP4 introduces a new chipset from AMD called the A85 and it look...



 
 
 
 
 

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Halloween Review

Introduction Halloween is coming soon and the eerie light of the moon shines down upon the tech-world. The sounds of howling wolves fill the air. Children dance in the pumpkin patch, and everyone is anxious to go trick or treating. Even the computer enthusiasts are hoping for a special treat. What better treat could there be than a really special motherboard? That’s exactly what we have today. Halloween is bearing down on us, and we have a special treat review in store today. Gigabyte has released their newest motherboard named the GA-Z77X-UP7, and by the look of things, they have brought some real cool Halloween colors into the mix. Is this a coincidence? Probably. However, we certainly appreciate the synergy. Regardless of the season, this new look is great, and the features of the board are massive, so let’s see what it can do!   IvyBridge is here for the interim. SandyBridge is being phased out and Haswell is due sometime next year. Those looking into new technology have a boatload of choices, and we have been seeing all motherboard manufacturers introduce some really “kick ass” product lately. Even though market conditions are still relatively slow, companies like Gigabyte have a full line of Z77 motherboards to choose from. So, which one will fit the bill for a top tier system? Perhaps Gigabyte will be able to take a nice chunk of the marketshare with products like this uniquely designed GA-Z77X-UP7. Enough with the hype. Let’s ...





 
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