We have another custom gaming system in to review! Before we actually get to the review (which you should see in about a week or so) we wanted to give you a complete unboxing and overview of the system. This system is from CyberPower and is their Zeus Thunder 2500 SE Gaming System. This system features a brand new Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor, EVGA GTX 680 graphics card, 16GB of DDR3 and more! Did I mention all of this is inside of the NZXT Switch 810 Case? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
We have been hearing a lot about Intel’s 3rd generation Core processors and the Z77 chipset. The Z77 chipset is made to be an upgrade from the current Z68 chipset. Using many of the same technologies as the Z68 chipset the Z77 also adds support for the Virtu Universal MVP, native USB 3.0 support, Smart Connect and Rapid Start. Today we are taking a look at our first motherboard based on the Intel Z77 chipset the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. This motherboard is one of the twelve Z77 motherboards Gigabyte has announced. It is set to be their mainstream Z77 offering so let’s just right in and take a look.
Gigabyte’s lineup of Intel X79 or Sandy Bridge-E motherboards is only made up of four boards. For gamers there is the G1 Assassin 2, X79-UD7-OC for overclockers, and X79-UD5 for enthusiasts. This brings us to the X79-UD3 which is Gigabyte’s entry-level and least expensive Intel X79 motherboard coming it at $249. Sandy Bridge-E is Intel’s high-end platform and the X79 chipset is much improved over its P67/Z68 counterparts. You now have 40 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes and quad-channel memory. That means with this board you can easily throw in up to 32GB of DDR3 and run 4-way Crossfire or SLI right out of the box. Also this is the first time we will see Gigabyte’s 3D BIOS. Read on as we inspect the X79-UD3 Motherboard.
Today we are unboxing our first Intel X79 motherboard! While the X79-UD3 is Gigabyte’s low-end X79 motherboard it is still featured packed. This board supports Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors, quad-channel memory, digital power control for the CPU and memory, 8 phase overclockable VRM design and of course Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable™ 3 technology. So what does the X79-UD3 have in store for us? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Intel’s Z68 chipset has been out for sometime now and it brings together some of the best features of Intel’s P67 and H67 chipsets. Today we are taking a look at another Intel Z68 motherboard, this time it is the Z68XP-UD4 from Gigabyte. Gigabyte has loaded with motherboard with features like a 16 phase power design, Intel Quick Sync video, switchable graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization, and Gigabyte’s new touch BIOS. Read on as we take this board through the paces and see what it can do!
Gigabyte is always a company I look forward to seeing at CES and this year they did not disappoint! This year they were showcasing their latest Intel X79 boards, a new Assassin board, the Assassin 2 and their new AMD 990FX board. One thing that was really exciting was that they were showing boards based on Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge platform. Read on to check out all of what Gigabyte was showing this year at CES!
Today we have another great motherboard unboxing! This time it is of the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Intel Z68 Motherboard. This is Gigabyte’s mainstream Z68 board and is loaded with features. Some of these features include a 16 Phase Power Design, switchable graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization technology, Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 3 technology, SATA 6GB/s & USB 3.0 and DDR3 memory up to 2133 MHz. Read on as we unbox the Z68XP-UD4 and go over some of its features.
People have been overclocking computer hardware for quite some time. Overclocking is not that hard at all, but to really get the highest achievable overclocks you need a motherboard that can take the punishment. Over the past 2 years we have seen efforts from many different manufacturers, but these efforts were targeted at 2 different demographics, overclockers and gamers. So you had all of these boards that had all the features that gamers and overclockers wanted, but what if you just wanted the overclocking features? Today we are taking a look at motherboard that gives you all of those overclocking features and cuts out all the extra “fat” that is not needed. This board has been designed from the ground up to be best overclocking motherboard for the X58 platform. The motherboard I am talking about is the X58A-OC from Gigabyte, let’s see how far we can push this board.
This year at CES, one of the biggest announcements was Gigabyte unveiling their G1-Killer Series motherboards. This new series of motherboards has gamers in mind with a Killer E2100 Dedicated network processing unit and Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Digital Audio Processor (20K2) on the motherboard itself! No need to go out and buy a Killer NIC or a dedicated sound card. These are the two features that stand out on the motherboard the most, but there are a quite a few others. Did I also mention this motherboard has an ammo clip on it? Read on to check it out!
With the release of the Sandy Bridge processors and Intel’s P67 chipset you may think that X58 systems are done with, but they are really not. If you are a hardcore gamer or PC enthusiast who wants to get the most out of their CPU the X58 platform is still your best bet. It is also the only platform to support triple channel memory and Intel’s Core i7 processors. The thing that holds many people back from getting a X58 system is the price of the components. Well Gigabyte knows this and has released the X58-USB3 board that is a lower-priced board that still has all the great features you want with an X58 setup. Let’s take a look…
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