Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/19/2014 04:31 AM [ 35 comment(s) ]
Next to the flagship product we also test the more budget Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. The product does not vary much from the 980 other than a chunk of performance. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed but then again, does come with that 600 Watt WindForce cooler. The G1 Gaming has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs.
After the reference review we will now review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. Armed with a totally custom design, two 8-pin power feeds and an all new WindForce based cooler this Maxwell based high-end card hauls azzz! The G1 Gaming has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs.
In this review we check out the Gigabyte X99 SOC Force, will the force be strong with this one ? We certainly can tell you that is is one of the most impressive X99 motherboards we have had our hands on. It has a massive feature set like SLI/Crossfire support, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., VERY sweet overclock features, a near audiophile audio solution, and yeah the means to tweak. Join us in another X99 motherboard review, a product that is bound to shock and awe.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/24/2014 08:40 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce GHz edition. You take the reference product, arm it with a custom WindForce cooler and you receive a 6GB Titan Black that has been factory overclocked towards 1111 MHz on the boost clock for you. How on this Earth is that not very interesting?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/20/2014 09:41 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce for a spin. The card is obviously based on NVIDIAs Maxwell based GTX 750 Ti GPU. Gigabyte designed their own PCB, tweaked the card a hint and applied a WindForce model cooler on the product. The WindForce cooler works as the temperatures stay at 45 Degrees C under full gaming load. Not bad.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/10/2013 08:38 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
In this review we take a peek at the Radeon R9-280X WindForce from Gigabyte. Armed with a customized PCB and one of their triple fan based WindForce edition coolers they factory overclocked the product and will try to get you as much value for money as they can. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance, Frame latency and we'll even give Ultra High Definition gaming a go with the hottest game titles on the globe.
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC edition. The graphics card comes witha factory overclock and the new WindForce 3X 2 Slot 450W fan sink with Triangle Cool fans, as they like to cool it. That would be three silent 80mm fans. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/28/2013 09:24 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC edition, also known under SKU code GV-R7790OC-2GD. We benchmark the product incl FCAT Frametimes. The new graphics card is intended to boost a little more performance into entry-level gaming. The Gigabyte HD7790 OC 2GB clocks in at 1075 MHz on the boost engine, packed with totally silent custom cooling.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/21/2013 08:47 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
In this article we review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X with that OC for a factory tweak and the Windforce indicating a silent yet powerful two fan cooling solution. The product is customized with a new PCB, cooling and a few tweaks, it has 2GB of memory with both that memory and the core base-clock slightly overclocked. An tasty product at an interesting price in the lower segment of the mainstream market.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/14/2012 10:14 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review, test and benchmark the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 motherboard. The all beefed up Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 is intended for Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors on Socket LGA1155. It is the flagship product amongst Gigabyte's Z77 products LOADED with features and overclock potential. 32 power phases, 5 PCI-slots, 10 SATA ports, WIFI, Bluetooth 4.0, many USB 3.0 connectors, geeky buttons, LN2 switch, voltage monitoring, dual-BIOS solutions and of course absolutely gorgeous looks.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/17/2012 10:10 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Gigabyte released the Force M7 THOR game mouse which we review, the affordable high DPI mouse has all the features you may expect from a nice game mouse at a way more affordable price level. Perhaps something you want to check out ? Head on over into the review.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/08/2012 06:32 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
For this article we test and review the GA-F2A85X UP4 motherboard from Gigabyte. Again this is a motherboard is intended for the Trinity APU architecture processors from AMD will offer tremendous value for money when it comes to the massive features this cute little motherboard offers. How about Crossfire compatibility ? It doesn't stop there, this is entry level gear but this board is just drop-dead gorgeous in it's design and color schema. Anyway, have a peek at the product and be amazed by it's looks. Head onwards to the review my man.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/01/2012 06:15 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
Gigabyte released the Krypton game mouse which we review, the device is in fact called called Aivia Krypton and it is described as a dual-chassis gaming mouse. The high DPI mouse has a switchable base and the two accessories come with either ceramic mouse feet or Teflon feet. With an adjustable weight system, long braided 2M chord, and an upgrade with lots of of memory it is just a really nice upgrade to.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/15/2012 09:42 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte Z77MX D3H TH motherboard. The Gigabyte Z77MX D3H TH is intended for Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors released moments ago based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy Bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K. This particular motherboard is mATX based and thus has a very small footprint. That doesn't mean though that there is a lot of power harbored in it, contrary it performs really well and even can overclock pretty good. Not bad for a 135 EUR motherboard eh ? Next page please where we'll start-up the review.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/21/2012 06:38 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
In this review we'll look at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 OC edition graphics card. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Windforce OC comes with a dual-slot Windforce cooler that is incredibly silent yet manages to keep the card at very cool temps, and it's even factory overclocked for you. Have a peek as this card should be somewhere at the top of you list.
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce OC. Gigabyte's offering in the form of a GV-N66TOC-2GD, it's factory overclocked, customized and custom cooled. Let's head on over to the next page shall we.
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC. The factory overclocked product has a whopping three slot design and comes packed with five fans blowing air through a huge aluminum fin area that is covered with a metal cover to optimize the overall airflow. An Anti-turbulence cooler features nine 6mm copper heatpipes leading to a massive vapor chamber cooler. Tied to the cooler are industrial quality fans, five of them creating airflow that I know and have seen in servers.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/19/2012 06:47 AM [ 28 comment(s) ]
We test and review the Gigabyte Osmium mechanical keyboard from Gigabyte's Aivia series. It comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example integrated USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports (through a HUB). The Osmium is a mechanical keyboard, as such is has been equipped with RED flavored switches (preferred by many). These keys have will be long-lived and can withstand a severe beating bringing you the stuff you as a gamer like so much.
We review the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H motherboard. The GA-Z77X-D3H is intended for Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors released moments ago based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K.
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 OC edition with WindForce cooler. Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 680 OC (WindForce) edition comes with a custom made PCB that is armed with Gigabyte's durable component selection. Cooling will be based on the latest model of their three fan WindForce cooler, which I can say works pretty darn well in both performance and silence. you'll spot two power connectors consist out of a 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe PEG connector giving the card a little extra breathing room for overclocking. The card's base clock frequency is set at 1071 MHz while the memory runs stock clocked.
We preview the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H which is intended for Intels 22nm processors that will be coming out later this year based on Socket LGA1155 however the motherboard also supports Sandy bridge processors like the Core i7 2600K. While we are not allowed to publish any testing results whatsoever related to Ivy Bridge on this GA-Z77X-D3H, we are able to give you a closer look at the motherboard itself. Have a peek at what is about to launch soon.
We review the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC. The GV-R787OC-2GD as we test today, makes use of a long Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB by GIGABYTE and comes with a WindForce 3X cooler, The card also has a 10% stock overclock with the graphics processor running at a cool 1100 MHz.
We test the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 OC (WindForce) edition. It's a fully fetched R7970 on a customized PCB, it comes factory overclocked for you and next to that they applied their popular WindForce cooler, the one that has a cool number of three active fans. The results are pretty impressive as you'll find out, that factory overclock is boils down to a default clock frequency of 1000 MHz on the GPU core. Next to that the WindForce cooler is able to keep the product under 65 Degrees C, and that's under full load and stress.
We test the Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2. It's the motherboard that is both loved and hated for it's gun themed design. Regardless of what you guys might thing, Gigabyte knows and certainly appreciates the fact that everybody is talking about their products. The G1.Assassin 2 motherboard comes loaded with some very nice features, much like it predecessors it has an embedded Killer E2100 NIC, said to deliver better networking performance to hardcore gamers. The board itself comes with three PCI Express x16 slots for 3-way CrossFireX and SLI support . Gigabyte also added an integrated Creative X-Fi PCI Express sound card featuring Nichicon MUSE audio capacitors, included is a WIFI and Bluetooth network card.
Gigabyte as well launched several X79 motherboards like the G1.asassin, the UD3, UD5 and sure .. the UD7. That last one we'll be looking at today. A very complete motherboard I must say, with all kinds of gadgets and fresh looks. You will see four PCI Express x16 slots, the rest of the expansion options available in the X79-UD7 include three PCIe x1 slots, four SATA 3Gbps ports, as well as a good six SATA 6Gbps ports. The rear I/O bracket shows a pair of USB 3.0 ports and 7.1-channel audio with digital S/PDIF out, but also a special OC button, a CMOS reset switch and much more.