Although quite some time ago AMD does not update its platform (awaiting Zen), Gigabyte is one of the few manufacturers that continues to innovate and launch new products for this. We are today at the announcement of the third generation of G1.Gaming plates for socket AM3 + AMD, the 990X Gaming SLI. As the name suggests, this new Gigabyte board features NVIDIA SLI certification, as you know, is a proprietary technology from NVIDIA for which you must pay a fee.
Gigabyte has done so its 990X Gaming SLI is certified to work with multiple graphics cards configurations NVIDIA SLI configuration, but of course is also compatible with AMD CrossFireX technology.Gaming SLI Gigabyte 990FX supports all the latest processors that AMD has released AM3 + socket for, including the latest FX-8370. The support plate including the FX-9000 Series with 220-watt TDP processors, so we can be sure that if the processor is socket AM3 + will be compatible with this board.
With ATX format, Gaming SLI 990FX mounts a VRM controller 11 phases to ensure good system stability even do Overclock (remember that AMD does not limit this point, and indeed its Black Edition processors come with unlocked multiplier). You need to run an ATX 24-pin connector and one 8-pin EPS (4 + 4) of the power supply.Supports up to 32 GB of RAM DDR3 memory up to 2400 MHz dual-channel (has 4 memory sockets), and includes two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 sockets that run x8x8 when both are being used (a pity that Gigabyte has not integrated PCI -Express 3.0 on this board), and a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and a PCI legacy.
What has integrated Gigabyte 990FX in SLI Gaming is a connector M.2 20 Gbps (with support for booting from NVMe SSD) and six SATA June 3 Gbps, so in storage paragraph shall be more than enough.Finally it should be noted that the plate has an extensive external connectivity, it incorporates two USB 3.1 Type-A (the usual) and two USB 3.0 on the rear, plus an internal header for two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the box where we install. It also has a network card Gigabit Intel I-218V, sound card 10-channel sound isolation circuit and electrolytic capacitors.In theory Gigabyte will this new board in stores this month at a price that has not been defined but is expected to be around 100 euros.
Gigabyte has announced Gaming 3 H170 D3 motherboard for users who were looking for a board that supported the new Intel Skylake platform and at the same time, have limited budget. Gigabyte is the first manufacturer that launched Intel LGA1151 socket with DDR3 controller. The Skylake platform supports DDR3 and DDR4 interchangeably, allowing the motherboard manufacture to decide the type of memory controller. Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 Specifications say that it has DDR3 controller in order to keep the overall costs low.
This means that the people buying the Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 should not go for the DDR4 RAMs as they simply would not work with it. It requires a 24-pin connector and 8-pin EPS power supply to operate. It employs a VRM power phases to provide to the processor, which is linked to four DDR3 memory sockets and PCI-Express 3.0 x16 socket.
Speaking of expansion slots, Gigabyte Gaming 3 H170 D3 Specifications include one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 x4 that is electrically linked to PCH, two PCI-Express 3.0 x1 and two PCI “legacy”. With regard to storage, Gigabyte has integrated two M.2 32 Gb / s, two SATA-Express 16 Gb / s and six SATA June 3 Gb / s slots. USB connectivity is included as well in form of eight USB 3.0 ports (four on the back of the plate).
The Gigabyte H170 Gaming 3 D3 has HDMI, DVI and D-Sub video, including sound AMP-UP high quality network card Killer E2200 which as you know is able to prioritize P2P packets to improve latency in online games, and as always, all other features Gigabyte Gaming, including dual BIOS. It is expected to hit the market soon at a price around 100 euros.
Gigabyte Intel Z170 based chipset has been made available in the market. So much hype surrounds this chipset as it is based on Intel Skylake platform. This includes three models, GA-Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1, GA-Z170X Gaming 7 Z170X and GA Z170X Gaming 3.
All three come with Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus that allows users to update the BIOS without having a processor or RAM installed. Just copy the BIOS on a USB flash drive and the motherboard will flash the updated BIOS.
Moreover, Gigabyte has decided to change the shape and brand their VRM. Also in the G1.Killer model, you will find a new arrangement of the board sinks with option to integrate a custom liquid cooling system. Another interesting feature is the inclusion of what Gigabyte has called Turbo V-Clock Tuning IC. Overclocking fans will find it much easier to increase the operating frequency of the processor installed in these chipsets.
Also, in some models they have integrated some physical buttons to perform overclocking without having to enter the BIOS.
Taiwanese manufacturer Gigabyte has launched the P34W which is a gaming laptop with just 21 millimeter thickness and 1.71 weight. Despite have such thin hardware, Gigabyte has not compromised on its innards. Gigabyte P34W specifications include 14 inch display, Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card, up to 16 GB of memory backed by a combination of mSATA SSD and 2 TB hard drive.
The 14-inch display has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The battery has 61.25 Wh capacity. Ports and connectivity selection includes four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, D-sub, Gigabit LAN, WLAN ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and an SD card reader. Also included is an HD webcam and a backlit chiclet keyboard for typing in dimly lit environments.
The Gigabyte P34W 14-inch gaming laptop is on sale at a suggested retail price of € 1,649.
The Gigabyte Brix line of computers are mini-desktops that are as small as a Wi-Fi router. Gigabyte uses the processors from Intel or rival AMD, as it doesn’t make its own chips. Two of the first AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the United States, with prices starting at $260.
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