Items tagged with Gigabyte

For the better part of the last decade, there has only been two major players in the discreet graphics field, and as one of those players, nVidia needs no introduction. The GPU manufacturer has stayed at or near the forefront of technological advances through the years. Although there has been a misstep or two along the way, you generally can expect something good to emerge from their R&D labs. And we aren't speaking strictly about the company's GPUs. They have also been a major player in the chipset business with their very successful nForce products. As time moved onward, the nForce chipset has matured and evolved to the point that it is now considered one of the "must-haves"... Read more...
GIGABYTE has really come through with their GA-8N Quad Royal SLI. As the name implies, you can make the case that it's possibly the king of enthusiast geared motherboards on the market. Why? Features, performance, and stability. What else could you want? "GIGABYTE has done a wonderful job with the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI motherboard and it stands out among the crowd as a top performance board with all the extras that grab the enthusiasts attention. Features-wise the Quad-Royal has no peer, as the board scores over 50 points in our features charts due to the inclusion of Wireless Networking, Quad-SLI, Dual BIOS and more. Performance and stability... Read more...
  With all the praise that has been heaped upon NVIDIA for their 7800 series of graphic cards, it was bound to cause a bit of dismay for rival ATi.  For nearly two years ATi had been riding high on the success of their 9700 and 9800 series of cards, while NVIDIA had been trying to save face after a few mishaps of their own.  Then, somewhat ironically, the tables were turned.  While the 7800GT and 7800GTX were taking the industry by storm with their outstanding performance and relatively quiet operation, ATi seemed to hit pothole after pothole. So, it was with some eager anticipation that the Radeon X1000 series was released, with hopes of putting ATi back on the map and... Read more...
Akiba has posted some preliminary information and pictures of a new Gigabyte Yonah MicroATX motherboard that is now available overseas. This new motherboard yses Intel's 845GT chipset to support the new Yonah Core-Duo processor and features some innovative additions that will likely capture the interest of any HTPC enthusiast. From the standardized Socket 478 heatsink mounts to the full PCI-Express x16 slot and 8-channel HD audio, this new motherboard looks to be the ideal platform for building an extremely fast and quiet system for the living room. Unfortunately, there's no word on cost thus far.... Read more...
Gigabyte's i-RAM is a cool little device that utilizes 4GB of DDR RAM for data storage.  The unit occupies a PCI slot for power while connecting to a standard SATA connection for data transfer.  To prevent data loss, a battery backup is integrated into the design as well.  Hard drive Tach and SANDRA posted impressive scores, although it would have been interesting to see the effects of boot times with an OS installed to the memory.  This is definitely an interesting piece of hardware worth checking out. "With the ability to hold up to 4gb in data using up to 4 sticks of standard DDR memory, the i-RAM plugs into a standard... Read more...
  The big headlines in today's video card related articles almost always come down to seeing double; whether it's two NVIDIA GeForce cards connected in SLI or two ATi Radeons running in CrossFire mode.  Perhaps it's justified in that people always want to see higher framerates and increased performance, regardless of the cost.  Just look back at what they did to our pal, Steve Austin.  When they "rebuilt" the Six Million Dollar man, they didn't just give him the powers of an everyday man.  They made him "faster, stronger, better".  While those kind of articles always make for exciting reading, the average PC user knows that at the end of the day,... Read more...
GIGABYTE Unleashes GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal Frees the Limitation of Graphics and Gaming Performance! Taipei, Taiwan November 11th, 2005–GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards and other computing hardware solutions, has launched GIGABYTE GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal, the world first SLI technology enabled motherboard equipped with four PCI Express X16 slots. Based on the NVIDIA nForece4 SLI Intel Edition and NVIDIA nForece4 SLI chipsets, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal is designed for gamers who lived by ultimate performance and ultimate scalability. Quad PCI Express X16 Slots Powered by NVIDIA SLI X16 technology and featuring four PCI Express X16 slots, the GA-8N-SLI Quad Royal... Read more...
Well folks, tonight we've got some driver news for you all. From the Nvidia camp, Forceware version 81.85 has been officially released and can be downloaded on their main site. As for ATi. they have made their 5.10a beta driver available for download. This driver package fixes some issues with Quake 4, and also includes the OpenGL performance enhancements. Goodnight all! Dell XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system @ Hardware-Review.net "Companies like Alienware, VoodooPC, and Monarch Computer have been building systems geared toward gamers for years and now Dell is getting into the mix. One system we have from Dell that falls in this category is the XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system. It's... Read more...
Hey folks! The long awaited horror FPS, F.E.A.R., will be released to the masses very shortly. Reviews should be flooding the net soon, and we'll be sure to bring you a couple. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks! MSI Theater 550PRO @ Viperlair | HH Perspective "For the cool price of $74 USD, the MSI Theater 550PRO is a pretty good value when compared to many other TV Tuners, including ATI's own TV Wonder Elite which goes for almost double the price. Considering there isn't much difference between the two in terms of software bundles and hardware, we'd lean towards MSI's version of the card if you're in the need of a tuner for your HTPC box." All-In-Wonder ATI X800XT @ Got|Apex? "The... Read more...
GIGABYTE Announces Second Generation Silent-Pipe Technology -- Silent-Pipe II raises the bar for quiet operation from VGA card coolers -- GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leader in quiet graphics card cooling solutions, today announced Silent-Pipe II technology that generates natural airflow to provide more efficient cooling without the use of a heat sink or fan. This is achieved through a unique design that draws cool air in through a new proprietary front-flow thermal module to remove heat from the heat sink on the VGA card. With the improved natural airflow generated by GIGABYTE Silent-Pipe II technology, even hardcore 3D processing applications can run smoothly and reliably with minimal noise... Read more...
-- GIGABYTE introduces the 90nm GV-RX18T512VB, GV-RX18L256VB graphics accelerators -- Taipei, Taiwan 6th October, 2005 – GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today announces the revolutionary 90-nanometer GV-RX18T512VB, GV-RX18L256VB graphics accelerators, initiating the new standard of graphics processing technology. The GV-RX18 series are manufactured with 90 nanometer technology that, together with ATI's new Radeon X1800 architecture, generates less heat while achieving new clock speed and memory speed records for tomorrow's demanding applications. Features of the new GIGABYTE's GV-RX18T512VB and GV-RX18L256VB both include an ultra-threaded 3D core architecture... Read more...
Hey folks, we're posting the final roundup of articles today. Goodnight all, enjoy the news. GIGABYTE GA-8I945P Pro Motherboard @ Techniz "The GA-8I945P Pro was featuring the new Intel(R) 945P Express chipset with Hyper-Threading Technology delivers significant performance gains with variety of new generation architectures including the DDR2 main memory, PCI-Express interface, and Serial-ATA 2 interface for improving storage performance. The motherboard itself has a lot of built in features such as Gigabit LAN, RAID, and 7.1 channel sound. Besides that, it comes with a good bundle of software." Edifier e3100 Speaker Review @ Ninjalane "In this review we will be looking at a mainstream... Read more...
Gigabyte 7800GT Review @ amdzone.com: "Since ATI got their act together with the Radeon 9700 it has been a very tough battle between Nvidia and ATI over who lays claim to the fastest video card for computer gaming, a constant tug of war that never seems to end. Earlier in the summer Nvidia fought back big with their G70 GPU and the 7800GTX, a card with unparalleled performance across the board. However, with it came a very hefty $500 price tag that most gamers simply cannot afford to pay. At QuakeCon a few weeks ago Nvidia had an answer to this with their 7800GT, the sweet spot of mid-range it cuts the costs by $100 while still being powered by the same graphics processor as the 7800GTX.... Read more...
The beige box; you had one, I had one, just about everyone and their mother had one. It wasn't that long ago either, that we all had our generic cases on display for no one to notice. Of course, this was back in the day when megahertz ruled, megabytes were plentiful, and a 56K modem was a bragging right. Fast forward a bit, and now we're running on high speed connections, Gigahertz is the word, and Gigabytes don't really seem that big. With all these new technical advances, it was only a matter of time before the boring beige box was given a makeover. A quick trip to just about any major hardware retailer will quickly reveal just how big the PC enclosure industry has become. Cases can now be... Read more...
Following up on yesterday's Nvidia optimization story, Nvidia has delivered a response. According to them, there's no shady business going on, and the whole thing can be attributed to a bug within the drivers. They say a new beta driver(78.03) has already been released to reviewers, and will be released on nZone once it receives feedback on the driver. Phew! All right folks, I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power for, this storm is about ready to snap some trees. Enjoy the news! Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP @ TweakTown "Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our... Read more...
Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro Intel 945P Motherboard Review @ PCSTATS: "Gigabyte's GA-8I945P Pro pairs up the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7R Southbridge, and supports Intel's new Pentium D dual core processors as well as any other recent LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 processor or Celeron. The Intel 945P chipset does not support the Pentium Extreme Edition dual-core processor however. The motherboard can run at 533MHz, 800MHz and 1066MHZ FSB speed with up to 4GB of dual channel DDR II memory installed. A single PCI Express x16 slot provides the graphical interface." Check out our impressions of the 8I945P-G here. SFF Roundup, Socket 939 Systems @ Anandtech: "When we first started work... Read more...
VisionTek XTASY Theater 550Pro @ [H]ard|OCP: "What really makes this chip unique is that it has a 12-bit video decoder. Most add-in-card solutions only offer a 10-bit video decode solution. The Theater 550 Pro itself can perform 60 billion operations per second meaning smooth video frame rates employing image quality features to clear up the image. Part of the 12-bit decoder is a high quality 2D comb filter that exceeds other filters by offering 5 lines instead of 3. The 2D comb filter is beneficial when your input source is of composite material such as a standard TV broadcast through the RCA (Yellow) connection. This higher quality filter on the Theater 550 Pro allows for more detail and... Read more...
Hey everyone :) Following up on Matt Clement's injury, he seems to be ok. The video still makes me cringe though. Anyway, enough of the sports world. ASUS has sent us a press release and some pictures of GeForce 6600GT equipped with their SilentCool VGA cooling technology. It may be big, but when your looking for absolute silence, size is of little concern. Enjoy! ASUS Launches Silent and Effective Thermal Solution for Latest Graphics Cards SilentCool Technology Offers Fanless Design to Deliver High-Performance Cooling at 0dB   Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless... Read more...
Hey folks! Tonight we've got a few reviews, and a couple of press announcements. One is from Intel, and the other one is from... HAVOK! Yes, HAVOK has announce a new technology of theirs which they've named "Hydracore". So what's so special about this? Hydracore takes advantage of multi-core CPU's, which is great news for gamers everywhere. A.I., physics, character animation, can be evenly spread across multiple CPU's. Great stuff indeed :) Goodnight all. Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processors Get Faster Bus Architecture SANTA CLARA, Calif, July 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced two Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors which deliver better performance over the current generation for... Read more...
Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case Review @ Bjorn3D: "Lately, it seems like I have been changing my computer cases almost as often as I have been changing my oil. In two years, I have already reviewed four cases, and this is now my fifth. Don't take that the wrong way though, as I love getting in a new case to critique. Gigabyte, well known for their motherboards and videocards, has just started to offer PC enclosures and their first endeavor into this realm is the 3D Aurora. Crafted of aluminum and featuring some great case cooling, the 3D Aurora is exactly what you would expect to see from a reputable company such as Gigabyte. Read on to see all of the details." ASUS W2V 17inch Widescreen Notebook... Read more...
Good Evening Folks! Marco here to let you all know what we've just posted a new article, where we pit Foxconn's 945P7AA-8EKRS2 against Gigabyte's GA-8I945P-G. These two new i945P based motherboards for LGA775 processors offer very similar feature sets, and are ready for Intel's Dual-Core line of Pentium-D processors. Click here to see which one we liked best...... Read more...
With the Dual-Core processor push in full effect, prospective upgraders now have a whole new line of products to consider before making a purchase.  From the Intel side you have the Intel Pentium D series, which offers two non-HyperThreaded cores in a single package and the Pentium Extreme Edition with its dual-HyperThreaded cores.  While Intel's Pentium D processors do have an attractive price point, the newer CPUs require an upgraded chipset to function.  This adds to the overall cost of upgrading since most users will need a new motherboard to go along with a new dual-core CPU.  Conversely, there is the pricier AMD X2 processor line.  AMD's price point is currently... Read more...
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