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We got our first look at Gigabyte's first NVIDIA CMP HX card back in early March when a single photo leaked. Today, Gigabyte is ready to get official with the cryptocurrency mining card, designated as the NVIDIA CMP 30HX D6 6G (GV-N30HXD6-6G). As we had already surmised, the CMP 30HX D6 6G is based on NVIDIA's Turing TU116-100 GPU. The GPU features 1408 CUDA cores, a boost clock of 1785MHz, and 6GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory bus. There are no video outputs on the card, and it features a WindForce 2X cooling system with counterrotating 90mm fan blades. There's also a composite copper heat pipe to keep the GPU [relatively] cool. Not surprisingly, given the stresses that these cards... Read more...
It is entirely possible that Gigabyte has tipped a new AMD motherboard chipset for its upcoming Zen 3 refresh (Zen 3+), otherwise known by the codename Warhol, which is expected to arrive by the end of the year. While nothing is confirmed, rumor has it AMD is planning to launch a stack of Zen+ CPUs to put itself in a better position to compete with Intel's Alder Lake-S processors. If and when that day arrives, AMD might also launch a new X570S chipset. What additional features it might bring to the table remains to be seen, but there is at least some evidence to suggest a new chipset could be in the works. Have a look... Click to Enlarge (Source: EEC) Gigabyte registered a few unreleased motherboards... Read more...
Gigabyte is tickled pink that one of its high-end motherboards was used to set an overclocking record with Intel's flagship Core i9-11900K processor based on Rocket Lake. Liquid nitrogen should take a bow as well, because it took frigid temperatures to allow Intel's flagship CPU to hit an insanely high 7,314MHz, which then broke a couple of benchmark records. The Core i9-11900K just recently made its retail debut, alongside the Core i7-11600K. Underneath the heat-spreader of the higher-end part is a monolithic, 8-core/16-thread design manufactured on Intel's 14nm++ process. At stock settings, it features a 3.5GHz base clock and up to a 5.3GHz turbo frequency, with a rated 125W TDP. That's all... Read more...
In mid-February, NVIDIA announced that it would unleash a new GPU family called the Crypto Mining Processor (CMP HX). To ease some pressure off GeForce RTX 30 supplies, NVIDIA is pushing the CMP HX family as an excellent option for enthusiasts looking to mine for cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. As NVIDIA explained at the time, the GPUs "don't meet the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, don't impact the availability of GeForce GPUs to gamers."  Just as NVIDIA said in February, Gigabyte is one of its OEM partners that will produce CMP HX cards. Today, we're getting our first look at Gigabyte's CMP 30HX card. You shouldn't be too surprised to see that this card doesn't... Read more...
We have just one more day to go before NVIDIA releases its GeForce RTX 3060 to retail, which will be the most affordable version of Ampere thus far. Well, provided retailers and NVIDIA's add-in-board (AIB) partners stick to the MSRP, or thereabouts. As it pertains to the latter, Gigabyte has introduced an Aorus GeForce RTX 3060 Elite graphics card in the mold of its "Neonpunk" design language. What exactly is Neonpunk, in the eyes of Gigabyte? Straight from the horse's mouth, "Neonpunk style emanates in the darkness from the glimmer of high quality metals, showcasing futuristic aesthetics in the darkness of the night. The new era of esports has arrived." So, um, make of that what you will. It... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported that Intel has effectively blocked customers who bought H410- and B460-based motherboards from upgrading to its upcoming 11th generation Rocket Lake-S processors. Those customers are effectively pigeonholed into only using 10th generation Comet-Lake based processors, which feature an LGA-1200 pinout. According to Intel's recent support document update, the only current generation motherboards that support Rocket Lake-S are those using mid-range H470 and high-end Z490 chipsets. However, some motherboard manufacturers are getting around this limitation by swapping out the H410 and B460 chipset, which are built on a 22nm process node, for the H470. Gigabyte... Read more...
One of the more reliable sources for leaked information on unannounced graphics cards is the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website, as companies register their products in anticipation of a pending launch. So what does the EEC website reveal to us today? According to a recent listing by Gigabyte, we have semi-confirmation that AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT will ship with 12GB of GDDR6 memory, as previously rumored. Of course, nothing is ever truly confirmed until it is real, or in this case, until AMD says so. But in lieu of those things, these types of leaks will have to suffice. That said, this one is not hard to believe—the information in the listing is in line with prior leaks,... Read more...
Intel is on the cusp of releasing its 11th Gen Core processors for the desktop, otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S, and motherboard makers are waiting in the wings for the big day. Biostar, for example, just announced a couple of flashy looking Z590 motherboards, one of which you can see above. Biostar is far from alone, however, as all the major players have new stuff on the horizon. Biostar Starting with Biostar, the company today announced the Z590 Valkyrie and Z590I Valkyrie. Both of them bring the bling, though the former is a full-size ATX motherboard, while the latter is a mini-ITX offering for small form factor (SFF) builds. They each feature a "fully armored cover design" with passive... Read more...
Ever since AMD introduced its Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 desktop processors and X570 platform in 2019, we’ve been seeing a steady stream of PCIe 4.0-based SSDs flood the market. The first PCIe 4.0 SSDs featured sequential read speeds that topped 5GB/sec, which far outpaced the fastest PCIe 3.0 SSDs available at the time. Over the past few months, second-generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs have entered the market which have cranked read and write speed even further. The latest to enter the fray is Gigabyte with its new Aorus Gen4 7000s SSDs. As you might have presumed from the model number, Gigabyte claims that this SSD can hit sequential read speeds that top 7,000MB/sec. Gigabyte can achieve this... Read more...
We are eagerly anticipating all of the new PC hardware announcements that are around the bend, many of which will be shouted out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. Will Intel introduce its 11th Gen Core processor lineup (otherwise known as Rocket Lake-S)? Time will tell, but interestingly, what appears to be official press render of Gigabyte's upcoming Z590 Aorus Xtreme motherboard has popped up online. If you have not been following the CPU scene all that closely, Intel has already confirmed some details about its next-gen CPUs. According to Intel, its Rocket Lake-S chips will deliver a double-digit gain in IPC (instructions per clock) performance, while also introducing PCI Express... Read more...
Christmas is just two days away, and the hot deals on PC gaming gear are still pumping. Today, we've gathered up three hot PC gaming laptops from Acer, Gigabyte, and Hewlett-Packard that would be a welcome addition to any enthusiast’s tech inventory, and the discounts are quite compelling. First up is the HP Omen 15-EN0013DX, which is available at Best Buy. The machine is powered by AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which has a 2.9GHz base clock and a max boost clock of 4.3GHz. The processor is paired with 8GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and a 512MB PCIe 3.0 SSD is onboard. When it comes to the display, you'll find a 15.6-inch 144Hz 1920x1080 IPS display with anti-glare coating and a... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is reportedly set to launch on December 2nd, which is just a couple of days away. We've already seen a ton of information leak concerning the newest budget entry in NVIDIA's Ampere family of GPUs, and there has been a considerable number of leaked specs that have made their way to the internet. But today, we actually have a look at a card that was delivered to a customer ahead of schedule. In this case, we're getting a look at the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GAMING OC. This is a 2-slot design with triple fans and a single 8-pin power connector. The card has an aluminum heatsink and a full cover backplate (with included cutouts for improved airflow) according to... Read more...
AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT to the public last week, and as expected, they represented quite the performance leap over their Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT predecessors. More importantly, the cards traded blows with NVIDIA new GeForce RTX 30 Series. While neither company's cards offer an absolute knockout performance over the other, this is AMD's first competitive effort at the high-end in years. With this in mind, the first custom, third-party graphics cards based around the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT have been announced. There are a plethora of cards from Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire, and ASRock to kick things off. Gigabyte Gigabyte is hopping... Read more...
It appears that what we are witnessing here is the very first custom GeForce RTX 3060 Ti cards. In fact, these are actually the very first GeForce RTX 3060 Ti cards of any type that we've seen in the world, and they come to us from Gigabyte. The new cards were first spotted by @momomo_us, who is a notorious hardware leaker on Twitter, on the Saudi Arabian retail site Silicon Valley. So far, we know that Gigabyte will have at least two versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti available: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Eagle RGB 8G Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Edition RGB 8G Both of these cards feature triple fans, and according to the product specs, 4864 CUDA cores along... Read more...
AMD made a splash last week by announcing its Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs based on Zen 3, with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, and a huge IPC (instructions per clock) uplift. What it did not do, however, is announce a new chipset. Whether one is coming or not for Zen 3 remains to be seen, but armed with the latest BIOS update for your X570, B550, or A520 motherboard, you should be able to POST with a Zen 3 CPU. In case you missed it, Zen 3 represents a 'take no prisoners' lineup. Core for core, Intel has generally maintained a lead in single-threaded workloads, and has held an advantage in overall gaming performance. That was before Zen 3 came along. If AMD's numbers and claims are correct, the... Read more...
Give it some time and NVIDIA will undoubtedly flesh out its GeForce RTX 30 series with more SKUs, though what exactly it has up its sleeve may depend on how AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series launch goes. Regardless, though, it seems increasingly like that there will be a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The latest evidence of this unreleased SKU being on the roadmap comes from several Gigabyte listings with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Before we get to those listings, let's quickly recap there things stand. After launching Ampere to the machine learning sector with its A100, NVIDIA turned its attention to home consumers with three initial GeForce models, including the GeForce RTX 3090 ($1,499),... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news that a 20GB version of the GeForce RTX 3080 is likely on the way, doubling the amount of onboard GDDR6X that is in currently-shipping cards. The news came straight from the horse's mouth, NVIDIA, via an Ampere GA102 GPU architecture whitepaper. Now we're getting further confirmation via one of NVIDIA's trusted OEM partners: Gigabyte. The company is currently running a promotion, which was first spotted by Videocardz, where those that purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 card can get a free copy of Watch Dogs Legion by entering in their purchase details and device serial number on its website. This is pretty standard fare for graphics card manufacturers, but... Read more...
Gigabyte, manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled its first “tactical gaming” monitor. We do not know what tactical gaming is, but we do know the Aorus FI25F is a 1080p SuperSpeed IPS gaming monitor to power gamers’ needs. First off, let’s talk specs on this monitor. Using Gigabyte SuperSpeed IPS technology, this monitor can achieve response times of .04ms and a 240Hz refresh rate while serving up good color and picture quality thanks to DisplayHDR 400 certification. The FI25F also has AMD FreeSync technology inside, so you do not have to worry about screen tearing. With its 24.5” screen, it will be a good fit for gamers with smaller desks... Read more...
Here is a little fun fact about technology journalism—the Consumer Electronics Show is typically the busiest time of the year for tech writers, while April Fool's Day is the most challenging. Why the latter? Gag announcement abounds, and in the wild world of technology, it's not always easy to separate the silliness from the real stuff. Case in point—is NVIDIA giving its add-in board (AIB) partners the green light to outfit GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards with GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5? It sure seems that way. There have been multiple leaks and rumors suggesting as much, and as April Fool's Day has rolled into view, some retailer listings highlighting a pair of upgraded models... Read more...
PAX East is chock full of dazzling sights and sounds. One of the crown jewels was a series of custom-built PCs showcased by Gigabyte's Aorus sub-brand. The seven systems were designed and built by either an enthusiast community member or a professional modder. Aorus contributed parts but otherwise allowed the creators to execute on their vision. We caught up with one of the builders, Kevin Tabor from Mod My Mods, who gave us an overview of each of the systems. The builds span a wide range of stylings. There are a couple systems with minuscule footprints and others in massive towers. One system uses the aggressive stylings of the Cougar Conquer chassis while others float free in open air frames.... Read more...
Gigabyte has promoted its line of Designare motherboards aimed at creative professionals for quite some time, but now the company is ready to extend the brand to its memory kits. As such, Gigabyte has announced the Designare 64GB RAM kit, which will be available worldwide shortly. Gigabyte is hitting 64GB by using just two 32GB DDR4-3200 modules with CAS timings of 16-18-18-38 at 1.35V. Loaded up in one of its high-end Designare motherboards with 8 DIMM slots, and you're looking at a maximum capacity of 256GB. Each module is decked out with anodized aluminum heatsinks emblazoned with the Designare logo, and Gigabyte is promising a limited lifetime warranty. These new modules will find a perfect... Read more...
Motherboard makers can ill afford to let their foot off the gas pedal, not when there are now chipsets on the horizon. Intel is readying its Z490 chipset for its upcoming Comet Lake-S processors, while AMD is apparently prepping a B550 chipset for its Ryzen 3000 series. Meanwhile, Gigabyte is locked and loaded for both launches. Starting with the Z490 chipset, several Gigabyte-brand models were spotted at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website back in September. They included the following models... Z490 Aorus Elite Z490 D Z490 Gaming X Z490 UD Z490 White Z490M Z490M DS3H Z490M Gaming X Since then, there have been several new models listed at the EEC, including a few more that just showed... Read more...
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