Friday, September 19, 2014

GIGABYTE X99 Series PCI Express Design

Picture1If you are looking for the best graphics performance possible, it is very likely that your PC DIY rig features a 2-way, 3 –way or even 4-way SLI or Crossfire configuration. Did you know that X99 PCIe design offered a total of 320Gb/s bandwidth for your multi graphics card configuration? GIGABYTE X99 motherboards feature a unique PCI Express design that utilizes 100% of all 40 lanes from the CPU when in a 4-Way or 3-Way graphics configuration. Standard designs limit all 4 main PCIe lanes to x8(64Gb/s) bandwidth, but thanks to the onboard external clock generator combined with the direct connection of one of the x16 lanes to the CPU (switchless design), GIGABYTE X99 motherboards can unlock the full bandwidth available and provide the best graphics bandwidth possible to the user.

 

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Here is an introduction video of the PCIe design available on GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GIGABYTE Knocks Down Multiple World Records with X99

Even though the GIGABYTE X99 series motherboards were launched only a couple of weeks ago, GIGABYTE star overclockers HiCookie and Sofos1990 did not lose any time to outperform themselves on the X99-SOC FORCE and X99-SOC FORCE LN2. At the time of writing, the two of them lined up a total of 5 World Records on the new Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition platform. Additionally, CL3P20 also manage to push the limits of Intel’s Core i7 5820K by breaking the XTU World Record, bringing the count to 6 WR on GIGABYTE X99 motherboards!! Looks like GIGABYTE’s X99 series is going strong, stay tuned for more records.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

GIGABYTE X99: All Digital Power Design

Picture1GIGABYTE X99 Ultra Durable™ series motherboards use an all digital CPU power design from International Rectifier® which includes both 4th Generation digital PWM Controllers and industry-leading 3rd Generation PowIRstage® controllers. These 100% digital controllers offer incredible precision in delivering power to the motherboard’s most powerhungry and energy-sensitive components, allowing enthusiasts to get the absolute maximum performance from their new Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition CPUs.

Here is an introduction from Colin of GIGABYTE X99 series power design.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GIGABYTE X99 New Function: QFlash Plus

On an healthy running system, you can easily update your BIOS using the @BIOS option found in the App Center. But in the unfortunate event that both your main BIOS and Backup BIOS becomes unavailable, or that you have a new CPU that requires a different BIOS, you will not be able to boot up your system to access the App Center. That is where QFlash Plus comes handy. Here are the steps to follow to flash your BIOS using QFlash Plus.

- Make sure your USB thumb drive is formatted in FAT32 and upload the BIOS you want to flash to it. You can find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard on GIGABYTE’s website : http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/download-center.aspx?ck=2

- Rename that BIOS file to GIGABYTE.BIN

- Turn OFF your system and plug in your USB thumb drive in the white USB port located at the BACK I/O panel.

- Turn your system ON and wait for the BIOS to be flashed. This step may take a few minutes, do not reboot your system or remove the USB thumb drive during that process. An LED located next to the white USB port will blink showing that the new BIOS is being uploaded to your system. Once this LED is turned off, the process is complete.

- Turn off your system, remove the USB thumb drive and restart your system.

Voila!

In the following video, Colin gives you a demonstration on how to use QFlash Plus on GIGABYTE X99 motherboards.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

X99-UD5 WIFI presentation video on Newegg

Leon from GIGABYTE made a stop at Newegg TV to give a thorough introduction of the features for the new X99-UD5 WIFI motherboard.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

GIGABYTE X99 New Function: Ambient LED

With the new X99 motherboards LED design, GIGABYTE is introducing Ambient LED. In the video bellow, Colin introduces this function made to help control how your GIGABYTE X99 motherboards LEDs react.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GIGABYTE X99 bios and software updates

Hey guys,
New chipset is out and we’ve been working hard to get some stable version of various benchmarking software and bios for the new platform. If you got yourself one of these GIGABYTE X99-SOC FORCE boards (or for that matter any others in the range), you can now use the following tools to improve your overclocking efficiency.
10923_bigGigabyte Tweak Launcher (GTL2.1 version B14.0822.1): allows real time voltage/parameters changes in windows as well as launch profiles
https://www.mediafire.com/?0ae40mx3817z3tq
MemTweak software: allows real time memory timings changes in windows
https://www.mediafire.com/?ga4jaog8njjrmim
Chipset update for Windows 7/8
https://www.mediafire.com/?8x2j55wq11u7u2z
OC Button Driver (driver to use OC Touch buttons on the OC motherboard)
https://www.mediafire.com/?gp9hay9ez9h288y
Windows XP ME support (need to install this to be able to change base clock in Windows XP)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/l2irp7up9haj2vv/driversXP.7z
CPUz that loads a lot faster than regular version (handy for X99 due to slow loading)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/jg6g25efu3s1ujf/FASTLOADINGcpuz_x64.zip

Latest bios for various motherboards
X99-SOC Force: F5chttps://www.dropbox.com/s/og06fz033laui3j/X99-SOC%20FORCE_F5c.7z?dl=0
X99-Gaming G1 WIFI: F7bhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/0rv797t9qrwqp9o/X99-Gaming%20G1%20WIFI_F7b.7z?dl=0
X99-Gaming 7 WIFI: F5bhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/ahstq22whyqtv2l/X99-Gaming7_WIFI_F5b.7z?dl=0
X99-Gaming 5: F6chttps://www.dropbox.com/s/4q0j2ag29w8m3hd/X99-Gaming5_F6c.7z?dl=0
X99-UD5 WIFI: F7bhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/jvf7m7fn6jnpbmd/X99-UD5%20WIFI_F7b.7z?dl=0
X99-UD4: F8bhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/cwdtz438jp23pua/X99-UD4_F8b.7z?dl=0
X99-UD3: F4bhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/gm0c14dpygabnbz/X99-UD3_F4b.7z?dl=0




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Catzilla launched a new 1.3 version, check it out!

Gaming benchmark Catzilla has been updated by the software developer Allbenchmark. Latest version 1.3 has also updated GPU support for some AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Make sure you download a copy and try it out, here is a link: http://www.catzilla.com/download/finish/1-download/66-gigabyte-catzilla-v1-3

Here are the updates posted on ALLBenchmark.com page:

  • correct detection of the latest graphics cards and processors (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870, 880...)
  • Added support of AMD Carrizo
  • Added caching of GPU I2C devices to speed-up the scan process
  • Added support of more NVIDIA GM107 and GM108 models
  • and many more...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Little Bit of Light in a Dark World

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GIGABYTE X99 motherboards feature LED lighting for the audio guard light path and the back panel LED, providing a cool, custom look to your rig. These lights are now programmable, so you can have them beat to the rhythm of the music you are listening to, or pulse at a soothing pace to create a great atmosphere to enhance the environment of your game, movie or music. You can also turn them off if you are wanting to get some shuteye.

Friday, August 22, 2014

GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog Frenzy WINNERS

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Hi everyone!

We have look through your submissions and had a really good time being remembered some of our finest posts on the GIGABYTE Tech Daily Blog. To choose the winners wasn’t an easy task so here are the winners!

For the 3rd place and the winner of the AM1M-S2H, we chose Reuben Knutt

For the 2nd place and the winner of the G1.SNIPER A88X, the winner is Gábor Éberhardt

And taking the 1st place for the Z97N-WIFI, the winner is Samuel Sie.

Although no one could guess the post with most page views which is this one: http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.ca/2012/04/z77ivy-bridge-crazy-overclocking.html

We decided to choose among your propositions for the one with the best performance. Two entries were tied so we had to flip a coin. Our congratulations go to Xavier Hé Ouais for winning the Z97X-Gaming 7.

The winners will be contacted via FB private message.

Thanks to everyone for your participation!