It looks like PCWorld has unboxed and gone over many of the different features of the Gigabyte Z87X-OC Haswell motherboard. The Z87X-OC is Gigabyte’s top of the line motherboard in their Haswell designed specifically for overclockers and enthusiasts. Read on to see all of the details and photos of this awesome motherboard.
Motherboard BIOS’s have really come a long way in the past few years with the introduction of the UEFI graphical interface BIOS. This allows for a very nice graphical user interface for your BIOS and also allows you to use both your keyboard and mouse for easy navigation. It looks like things are going to get even better with Haswell motherboards. Gigabyte has revealed their latest UEFI BIOS design and it uses a full 1080p resolution!
Gigabyte recently held an event at its Taipei headquarters to show off its AMP-UP integrated audio solution that will be featured on some of its upcoming motherboards. Since AMP-UP will be on upcoming motherboards Gigabyte showed their brand new G1.Sniper 5, and the G1.Sniper M5 socket LGA1150 motherboards, both of which are built for Intel’s Core “Haswell” processors. If you are familiar with Gigabyte’s G1.Killer series you know these boards are for gamers and enthusiasts.
Gigabyte has a teaser website up for their upcoming Z87 G1-Killer motherboard. The G1 Series are motherboards specifically designed for gamers and not only offer great designs but things like onboard KillerNIC’s and audio solutions from Creative. As the photo you see below suggests the G1-Killer Z87 board will feature an internal liquid cooling solution, much like the one on the ASRock Z77 OC Formula and which is also available on ASUS’s Maximus V Formula.
Websites get defaced and hacked all of the time, but usually the targets are political or have something to do with government. It is not often we see a tech companies website get hacked. The last instance of this was when Thermaltake’s global website was hacked. It looks like Gigabyte is the latest victim of hackers as four of their sub-domains have been taken down and defaced.
Last week we showed you the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan WindForce 3X, which is a GeForce GTX Titan with a custom cooling solution. This cooling solution is the WindForce 450W air cooling solution. It is made up of an aluminum heatsink and three PWM cooling fans. As the name suggests this cooling solution can dissipate a whopping 450 watts! Gigabyte has been testing this cooling solution on the GeForce GTX Titan, which is currently the most powerful consumer graphics card on the market.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan has been making waves over the past few weeks. It still stands as the fastest consumer-based graphics card available. We have seen many different companies release Titan cards, but they are all based on the reference design and have reference coolers. Today we get a first look at a Titan card that does not have a reference cooling solution, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan WindForce 3X.
We mainly know Gigabyte for their motherboards and video cards, but they do make cases as well. Today they have released their IF 400 Case, which is made for gaming builds. The case has room for five hard drives (3.5-inch or 2.5-inch) and two optical drives. You have cooling in the form of two 120mm fans (intake and exhaust) and room for 2 120mm fans on the side panel and one on the bottom of the case, but they are not included.
It has been quite a while since we have taken a look at a motherboard from Gigabyte. The last board we looked at was the Z77X-UD3H back when the Z77 chipset first launched. It has been quite a while since the Z77 launch and we are seeing a second round of Z77 motherboards appear. The Z77X-UD4H is part of of this new round of motherboards and builds upon the UD3H by adding some new features to the board. The Z77X-UD4H is a great motherboard for people looking to get into the Z77 chipset without having to drop a whole lot of money. Right now the Z77X-UD4H is selling for $164.99, which makes it one of the more inexpensive Z77 motherboards available. Don’t let the price tag fool you though, this board is filled with great features! Let’s dive in…
At a private meeting held during CeBIT Gigabyte disclosed their upcoming Z87 motherboards. The motherboards start off the the flagship board which is the Z87X-OC, followed by the Z87X-UD5H, Z87X-UD3H and finally the Z87X-D3H. Like most of the socket LGA1150 motherboards being shown this week these boards are still under development. Gigabyte has still yet to finalize the the heatsinks and other features on some of the boards.
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