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When it comes to gaming peripherals these days, the mantra seems to be “RGB All The Things,” and that’s exactly the case with Gigabyte’s latest SSDs. First announced at CES 2019, Gigabyte’s Aorus RGB AIC NVMe SSDs have officially debuted on the company’s website and are available in 512GB and 1TB sizes. At the heart of these NVME 1.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 add-in cards is Toshiba 3D TLC BiCS3 NAND flash that is backed by a Phision SSD controller (with its own dedicated DRAM cache). For the 512TB SKU, Gigabyte is quoting sequential read and write speeds of up to 3480 MB/sec and 2100 MB/sec respectively. The 1TB has the same listed read speeds, but sees its write speeds... Read more...
We are only a couple of weeks removed from the launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and NVIDIA is already at it again. This time around, we have yet another affordably-priced, Turing-based GPU to show you all, the GeForce GTX 1660 – sans Ti. As its naming suggest, the new GeForce GTX 1660 is very similar to its more-powerful counterpart; they’re both based on the same GPU, but a few cores and other components have been disabled in the GTX 1660. A handful of other changes have been made with the GeForce GTX 1660 as well, which push the card down a rung in terms of performance, but also bring down the price. We have a couple of GeForce GTX 1660 cards on tap for you here, one from EVGA... Read more...
NVIDIA might as well hurry up and formally introduce its GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660 graphics cards already. While still not official, the new cards have been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors. That continues this weekend with press renders of an overclocked model from Gigabyte, some new benchmarks, and even information about pricing. If you have somehow missed all of the chatter surrounding these new cards, they are upcoming Turing parts, but without RTX features such as real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling support. Recently leaked images of an actual GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU suggests that NVIDIA is going with a new version of Turing that lacks RT cores and... Read more...
If you are the kind of gamer who is torn between needing a thin and light notebook on the go but still want cutting edge graphical performance, you have probably had your eye on an external graphics dock. Low-power internal graphics can get you through your classes or workday, then back at home a quick plug-in transforms your laptop into a AAA-gaming powerhouse. Gigabyte, like other manufacturers, has been keen to cover this market with Pascal-based GTX 1070 and 1080 and Radeon RX 580 Gaming Boxes. Now, we have caught a glimpse of Gigabyte's upcoming GeForce RTX 2070 Aorus Gaming Box with ray-tracing Turing goodness. VideoCardz.com posted an image of the anticipated final product which can be... Read more...
Gigabyte is known for blitzing product categories with a healthy assortment of options, and if a new entry to the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) is any indication, that trend will continue when NVIDIA announces its rumored GeForce RTX 2060. According to the leaked listing, Gigabyte will offer nearly 40 different models. That sounds like a stretch, but it's actually plausible when you consider a couple of things. The first is that Gigabyte makes and sells graphics cards under both its own branding, and its Aorus brand for gamers and enthusiasts. So, there's that. The second thing that puts this leak in the realm of possibility is it shows three different memory allotments available on the... Read more...
Post launch, NVIDIA’s board partners ramped-up their custom GeForce RTX designs relatively quickly. It’s not uncommon for some of the larger, premiere partners to have custom cards ready on launch day, but with the GeForce GTX series, some of them had literally dozens of different cards at the ready. Gigabyte didn’t hit the ground running quite as hard as some others right on launch day, but WOW has the Taiwanese manufacturer since hit its strike and shipped a wide array of GeForce RTX cards. The company’s website lists no less than 26 GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards, including everything from small form factor mini-ITX models, on up to factory-overclocked, water-cooled... Read more...
Gigabyte's latest motherboard makes it a little easier to incorporate a custom liquid cooling loop into your setup. That's because its new Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce comes with a fitted all-on-one monoblock that you attach to the motherboard. The advantage of a solution like this is that it blends in with Gigabyte's design aesthetic, so it doesn't look like an external piece. You still have to install the monoblock, as it doesn't come already attached to the motherboard. That said, the process outlined in the user manual looks easy enough—connect the LED cables to the LED_CPU and LED-PCH headers on the motherboard, then place the monoblock on the motherboard and fasten the CPU backplate.... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about an alleged GeForce RTX 2060 from NVIDIA for quite a few months, but haven’t seen any concrete information confirming its existence. Well, a new leak today alleges that at least one NVIDIA hardware partner will be releasing a GeForce RTX 2060: Gigabyte. This new rumor comes from VideoCardz, which says that Gigabyte’s card will be called the GeForce RTX 2060 OC. Powering the card will be NVIDIA’s TU106 Turing GPU and it will be paired with 6GB of GDDR6 memory. One other item of note is that while the card will come with an 8-pin power connector, NVIDIA’s reference specs allegedly only call for a 6-pin connection. Also among the... Read more...
We have seen a flurry of product launches over the past few months from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. While we get to reap the rewards of technology’s ever steady march of progress, their partners have been hard at work ensuring their offerings can withstand the ever increasing demands of bleeding-end hardware, and appeal to consumers at the same time. In this spirit, Gigabyte recently invited us to a launch event in Miami for its newest Aorus branded motherboards, graphics cards, and peripherals. Technically, everything Gigabyte showed us had already been announced, but the presentations did offer a glimpse into many of the engineering and marketing decisions the company has made in an... Read more...
Analysts are predicting motherboard and graphics card makers will be taking a hit for the entire first half of 2019 thanks to a downturn in the cryptocurrency mining realm, and shortages of Intel CPUs. Intel has had significant issues with its move to the 10nm process node and will see shortages of some of its current generation 14nm++ processors as well. Due to the processor shortages, motherboard makers will see fewer sales because enthusiasts and PC builders won't need the boards if there are no CPUs to plug into them. Sources claim that inventory levels were up at Asustek, Gigabyte, and other motherboard and graphics card makers in Q3 2018. Increased inventory means less product shipped,... Read more...
Gigabyte continues to flesh out its line of Z390 motherboards designed around Intel's latest chipset. The total number of Z390 motherboards in Gigabyte's stable now stands at a dozen, with the addition of the Z390 Designare and Z390 Aorus Xtreme. Both are high-end motherboards with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, but they're aimed at different audiences. Let's start with the Z390 Aorus Xtreme. This one stands as Gigabyte's top-shelf Z390 motherboard and has a price tag to match—$549.99 MSRP (ouch!). That price will put it out of reach of the typical mainstream shopper, and certainly those looking for a bang-for-buck solution, with Gigabyte seemingly targeting enthusiasts and overclockers who... Read more...
Around a week ago, NVIDIA quietly updated its GeForce GTX 1060 product page to include GDDR5X memory as an option, meaning there is yet another version of one of the most popular mid-range graphics cards out there. When would we start to see new cards sport the upgraded memory? Right now, as it turns out. Gigabyte wasted no time implementing GDDR5X memory onto a custom cooled model, the GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming D5X 6G. For anyone who is not familiar with the GeForce GTX 1060 line, it's primarily available in 6GB and 3GB variants, though there is also a 5GB model floating around in China. All of them use GDDR5 memory, clocked at either 8Gbps or 9Gbps. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and GeForce GTX... Read more...
Forget about overclocking, if you really want to make your shiny new processor run faster, you need RGB lighting on your motherboard! We're kidding, of course, though if RGB lighting is your thing, you will find it in abundance on Gigabyte's new Z390 Aorus Xtreme for Intel's brand-spanking-new 9th generation Core processors. You don't actually have to forget about overclocking, either. The Z390 Aorus Xtreme is a high end 8-layer PCB with a 16-phase power design and an "extreme thermal design," which is Gigabyte's fancy way of saying there are plenty of heatsinks scattered about to the board. It also features a fixed I/O shield, which we think should be a standard amenity on every motherboard.... Read more...
Hardware manufacturers and resellers have been known to inadvertently tip upcoming and unannounced releases, and for a moment, it looked Gigabyte had done exactly that. To promote the launch of NVIDIA's RTX graphics cards, the company advertised that anyone who purchased an Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Ti or GeForce RTX 2070 would receive a limited edition Aorus t-shirt for free. The only problem is the GeForce RTX 2070 Ti does not exist. No, seriously, it doesn't actually exist, not even in secret, Gigabyte said in a Reddit thread devoted to the topic. While it initially seemed that Gigabyte accidentally revealed an upcoming RTX model, the company is adamant that it was just a typo, not a slip-up.... Read more...
Intel officially launched its 9th generation Core processors this morning, which include the Core i5-9600K, Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K. As you might expect, there are a slew of Intel Z390 motherboards being announced that support the new processors, with the latest being from EVGA and Gigabyte. EVGA has announced two Z390 motherboards: the Z390 Dark and the Z390 FTW. Starting off with the former, EVGA says that the Z390 Dark is designed for "ultra-enthusiasts" and includes a 17 Phase VRM design, two right-angle 8-pin high current connectors, Optane Memory support, dual SMT DIMMs and a 10-layer PCB. There are dual LED displays, Creative Audio + EVGA Nu Audio, dual... Read more...
Slowly but surely, Gigabyte is expanding its lineup of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards based on NVIDIA's recently launched Turing architecture. The notable new entries fall under the company's Aorus gaming brand and include four new models in all, with fancy RGB lighting to light up your PC. We poked around and could not find product pages for any of the new cards, though Aorus did tease a handful of photos on Twitter. The photos show one of the new cards sitting in the dark with the RGB lighting turned up. think that there's only a limited choice of RGB color options? Think again! Oh the possibilities..... 😎 😍 ✨ #AORUS #RTX20series #GeForceRTX #graphicscard #GeBeyond... Read more...
We're starting to go cross-eyed looking at the all the Z390 motherboards that have leaked out before officially launching. Our affliction won't stop more leaks from happening, though, a fact that is underscored by a fresh batch of press renderings showing several of Gigabyte's upcoming Aorus-brand Z390 motherboards. The focus this time around is on the Z390 Aorus Master, Z390 Aorus Ultra, Z390 Aorus Pro, and Z390 Aorus Elite. As we have mentioned in the past, Gigabyte is changing up its naming scheme this time around, replacing its Gaming designations with the new terms. It can be a little confusing if you're used to the old naming scheme. Here's a chart that might help... The new naming scheme... Read more...
Gigabyte is all over the GeForce RTX launch, including models that will be sold under its Aorus gaming brand. The company has finally provided a first look at one of those cards, the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G, and also revealed several upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti product models. Let's start with the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8G. Gigabyte slow played the launch by first teasing the card in a short 15-second clip posted to YouTube. Check it out below... Not long after, Gigabyte posted a second, more informative video showcasing the card and discussing some of the details, such as cooling, aesthetics, and so forth. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can check... Read more...
If you know where to look, there is much more to find on the Internet than the latest development in the ongoing Machine Gun Kelly versus Eminem dispute. Really, there is. For example, followers of Gigabyte's AORUS Twitter account will have spotted a teaser clip that appears to show off an upcoming motherboard, presumably based on Intel's Z390 chipset. AORUS, as you might already know, is Gigabyte's "premium gaming" brand, just as ASUS maintains a Republic of Gamers (ROG) division for its enthusiast products. Based on some of the leaks we have seen so far, Gigabyte will market and sell Z390 motherboards under both its main brand and its AORUS division. What we have here is an AORUS motherboard,... Read more...
Sometime in the what we believe to be the near future, Intel will finally roll out its 9th generation Core processor family, which is rumored to include two 8-core CPU models. We'll have to wait and see about that. Until then, Intel's hardware partners are gearing up for the launch with supporting hardware. Specifically, Gigabyte is waiting in the wings with multiple new motherboards based on Intel's upcoming Z390 Express chipset. Gigabyte has not announced anything yet, of course, but there are multiple leaked press renders of the company's upcoming motherboards. The newest one depicts a Gigabyte Z390 Gaming SLI motherboard. This one looks to be sold and marketed under Gigabyte's own brand,... Read more...
If you build it, they will come. We learned that lesson in Field of Dreams, and it applies to the technology sector too, not just baseball fields out in the middle of nowhere. So what exactly is being built? Intel has put together a new Z390 chipset for its upcoming 9th generation processor launch, and Gigabyte appears ready to roll with at least one Z390 motherboard (more likely several) from its Aorus division. Otherwise known as Coffee Lake Refresh, the upcoming 9th generation Core processor launch is rumored to include up to 8-core CPU options, bringing parity (in core and thread counts) with AMD's Ryzen processors to the mainstream market. Some of the SKUs (up to 6 cores) have already been... Read more...
NVIDIA just dropped a massive bombshell on the gaming community with its GeForce RTX family of products, which include the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070. If you want to know more about the Turing architecture that underpins these cards and about their ray-tracing performance, we suggest you check out our two previous articles on the Quadro RTX and GeForce RTX announcements, but here's a quick refresher on what separates the three: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 4352 CUDA cores, 1545MHz boost clock, 11GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 2080:     2944 CUDA cores, 1710MHz boost clock, 8GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 2070:     2304 CUDA cores, 1620MHz boost... Read more...
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