Items tagged with Gigabyte

Hello Everyone. Just in case you're the type that like to immediately scroll down the page and jump right to the news, we're wanted to let you all know that we've just posted an NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI AMD Edition motherboard round-up, where we pit Gigabyte's GA-M59SLI-S5, ASUS' M2N32 WS Pro, and MSI's K9N Diamond motherboards against each other. Click the link below to find out which one we thought was best... Read the entire article right here. Please Digg this article to share with others and support HH... Read more...
With the release of NVIDIA's nForce 500 Series, NVIDIA opened the door to a broad range of features tailored to both AMD and Intel based architectures.  Today, we have a line up of three motherboards outfitted with the nForce 590 SLI chipset for AMD, offering the best the 500 series has to offer.  Before we get started though, we'll take a moment to spotlight some of the more prominent features of the nForce 590 SLI. Naturally, SLI is the most notable of feature for enthusiasts, with the 590 SLI delivering two PCI Express x16 slots for maximum graphics throughput.  The 590 SLI chipset is also the only one in the 500 series to offer LinkBoost Technology, boosting communication... Read more...
While we've posted links to various factory tours in the past, Firingsquad has a unique video tour of the insides of one of Gigabyte's factories. Click here to see the 2:11 minute video of Gigabyte, Taiwan. "Back in June we were invited to tour one of Gigabytes top factories. If you've ever wondered what the inside of one of these factories looks like, then you've come to the right place. Enjoy."... Read more...
GIGABYTE Presents Radeon X1950XTX -- Civilization IV Edition World's First GDDR4 Graphic Accelerator - Cutting-Edge Performance August 23, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH. Featuring the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX, with state-of-the - art architecture which includes an ultra-threaded engine for outstanding shader performance and manufactured using an advanced 90 nanometer process technology, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH supports high speed GDDR4 memory, enabling it to crank up performance with an incredible increase in gaming and video image processing speed. The GIGABYTE... Read more...
First it was AMD and ATI, and now it's Asus and Gigabyte. Actually, the deal between Asus and Gigabyte is quite different. Whereas AMD is merging with ATI, Asus and Gigabyte are forming more of a strategic partnership.  More details of the deal are on-line in this interview posted at Tweaktown. "This week the motherboard industry and probably the entire computer industry got a little shock - just another one in the past 12 months, as now seems to be the time for companies to join forces. After a meeting with the directors of GIGABYTE and ASUS, a decision was agreed on regarding a joint venture between the two Taiwan motherboard heavyweight... Read more...
GIGABYTE and ASUS Announced Joint Venture In Motherboard and Graphics Card Business August 08, 2006 - In accordance with the relevant regulations according to Company Law, Securities Law and Business Merger & Acquisition Law, a resolution of the board of directors was passed on the 8th of August, 2006 for GIGABYTE Technology Co., LTD (Stock Code: 2376) to transfer the relevant assets and businesses of its own branded motherboards and VGA cards to a newly established subsidiary. After all the necessary legal procedures and obligations have been fulfilled, ASUSTek Computer Inc. (Stock Code: 2357) plans to invest in this newly established GIGABYTE subsidiary to help manage the joint venture... Read more...
Asustek and Gigabyte, two of the largest motherboard makers in the world, recently announced that they will be joining forces to build a new company that will combine production of their motherboard and graphics card products. This comes after rumors that Gigabyte was in danger of being bought out by their competitor, Foxconn. InfoWorld speculates that while the deal will benefit the industry and keep Gigabyte from being swallowed by a take-over, it may result in less competition and higher prices for end consumers. "Despite lower raw material costs, the two companies will hold more market share and work more closely together. That's a big difference from the past, when motherboard makers... Read more...
What was rumor yesterday seems to be confirmed today.  According to Digitimes, a joint venture between Asus and Gigabyte is in fact in the works.  It's a strategic move which aims to block a potential acquisition of Gigabyte by Foxconn and lower Gigabyte's production cost to help them better compete with ECS and MSI. "The Asustek-Gigabyte joint venture will be established with an initial capital of NT$8 billion (US$244 million), with 51% of the company being controlled by Gigabyte and 49% by Asustek. Under the agreement, the chairman of the joint venture will be appointed by Gigabyte, as well as three directors and one supervisor... Read more...
DigiTimes reports this morning that some motherboard sources are indicating that Asustek might be preparing to merge and acquire the rival motherboard vendor Gigabyte. As the top-selling motherboard vendor, Asustek has been facing stiff competition from Foxconn and would be able to leverage the stronger distribution of Gigabyte to help ensure they remain on the top of Tier-I companies. To put things in perspective, the merger would grant Asustek an overwhelming 45% of the overall worldwide motherboard market. Then again, this is not the first time Gigabyte's name has been involved in merger rumors as we witnessed a similar rumor back in March where MSI was supposedly poised to acquire the... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  BW here, stopping in for a evening update to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's GV-NX79X512DB-RH GeForce 7900 GTX.  Click right here to check it out...  ... Read more...
Now that the dual-GPU GeForce 7950 GX2 has hit the streets, the GeForce 7900 GTX is no longer NVIDIA's flagship desktop graphics adapter. But that doesn't mean it should all of a sudden be disregarded and brushed aside as an afterthought for a high-end gaming rig. In fact, the 7900 GTX may even become a more attractive option for some as its price inevitably drops over the coming the weeks and months. It's not like the 7900 GTX has suddenly become a bad performer, just because a more powerful and more expensive option has come along. We've got a new GeForce 7900 GTX on the test-bench today, courtesy of Gigabyte. The GV-NX79X512DB-RH we'll be looking at here doesn't stray... Read more...
Hello everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we want to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's unique GA-G1975X G1-Turbo.  This motherboard supports Intel's LGA755 processors and features an elaborate cooling apparatus that flanks two sides of the CPU socket. Click here to check it out...  ... Read more...
  Trends in PC hardware usually come about for a good reason.  As processor and memory speeds continued to rise, many manufacturers responded by producing more elaborate air cooling apparatuses.  Some of them worked well, while others offered almost no improvement at all.  In either case, lowering temperatures in this way usually resulted in an unwanted side effect: excessive noise.  As high-speed fans were placed over this and that chipset, the cacophony of whirring and buzzing machinery became a little more than most users were willing to bear.  So the next trend to come along was to not only cool down a PC, but to do so with more style and less noise. ... Read more...
It's not a review, but HardwareZone has a good preview of AMD's upcoming technology. Click here to check out some close up, high quality shots, of Gigabyte's two new boards. "Craving for more info on the upcoming Socket AM2 motherboards and NVIDIA's forthcoming high-end chipsets? We'll satisfy your thirst with more data and a showcase of Gigabyte's pre-release nForce 500-series motherboards that are designed to please."  ... Read more...
ClubOC has tested Gigabyte's version of the Radeon X1900XTX. They seem to have been impressed with the offering from Gigabyte. Check out how the card performs and what unique features it offers at ClubOC. Although I doubt it can compare in features to the Sapphire Blizzard we recently reviewed.  ... Read more...
After their initial launch, new GeForce 7900 and 7600 series cards have been slow to roll in here, although they are plentiful in the retail channel.  Regardless we are now getting product in from XFX and many others here shortly.  In the mean time, check out TweakTown's look at Gigabyte's offering... I personally use a Radeon X1900XTX because it is better at what I play, predominately Battlefield 2 yet the biggest problem with it is the noise output - it is just way too loud and you really have to crank up the speakers or use headphones to get over it. The 7900GTX I feel is the better card, it performs similar and better depending what games you're playing. The 7900GT which... Read more...
PC Perspective has just posted their review of the Gigabyte iRAM storage device. Essentially a PCI card full of DIMM slots, the card uses memory modules to act as an incredibly fast hard drive. Should you like the idea of blistering fast load times and increased performance, you should certainly take a look at this ingenious new product. You can see how this product faired on the Hot Hardware workbench by reading our review here. The Gigabyte iRAM is a truly innovative device that opens up all kind of possibilities with its incredible, untouched storage performance. It brings the idea of solid state storage the consumer for a very low cost and... Read more...
Featuring two 120mm fans, a tool free design, and a few other great features, Gigabyte's Poseidon case could make it's way to your shopping list very soon. Gigabyte received excellent reviews for their 3D Aurora case which was released last year, and as Hardware Zone explains, it seems Gigabyte has produced another winner. "Following its successful entry into the competitive casing arena, Gigabyte hopes to sustain the momentum with two new series launched simultaneously early this month. We managed to get our hands on the higher end series, the Poseidon and here's what we felt."... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that both MSI and Gigabyte and dismissing rumors that the two motherboard vendors would be merging. Suprisingly, neither side denied having entertained the thought of merging in the past. Were the two Tier-I motherboard vendors to merge down the road, Tier-II vendors would certainly feel more pressure and possibly be driven out of the market. MSI chairman Joseph Hsu dismissed a media report circulating in China that cited a senior MSI executive, Henry Lu, as claiming the company had started contacting Gigabyte five years ago over a possible merger.... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link up at the top of the page, we wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's i-RAM GC-RAMDISC. If you're looking for a way to add some super-fast solid state storage to a system, you'll want to check this one out.... Read more...
Although performance has been greatly enhanced over the last few years through the use of faster spindle speeds, larger caches, and newer interfaces, hard drives still tend to be a bottleneck in a typical PC. Mechanical devices, by their very nature, require time to seek the data requested, read it, and then transfer that information back to system memory. Also, while SATA technology has increased transfer rates from the paltry 33MB/s of the original ATA spec to a healthy 300MB/s on the latest SATA-II controllers, there's still room for improvement, although the drives themselves will still struggle to saturate the bandwidth on this interface. One idea, although hardly new, is to create a solid-state... Read more...
As if Gigabyte's 3D Aurora case wasn't good enough, Gigabyte also has a stylish water cooling system to go with it. While the 3D Galaxy Liquid Cooler probably isn't the best performing water cooling solution you can buy, it still gets the job done of keeping your hardware cool, and looks great when attached to the 3D Aurora. "There are many liquid cooling solutions out there to choose from, the good things about the 3D Galaxy are it's really good looks, its ergonomic design and its price. As far as being the best cooling solution out there, no it's not that, but it does provide adequate performance for moderate overclocking and in the role of... Read more...
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