Gigabyte to Unveil Premium Gaming Motherboards at CES?

"Gigabyte will soon be breaking into the Premium Gaming Motherboard section."

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Tech major Gigabyte has set the rumor mills of the industry working overtime - if the “coming soon” stuff mentioned on Gigabyte Tech Daily is to be believed, Gigabyte will soon be breaking into the Premium Gaming Motherboard section. While there are very few details mentioned, things are expected to become crystal clear at CES in January 2011.

According to the rumors making the rounds at the moment and the information provided by the unofficial Gigabyte blog, Gigabyte is working on an all new premium motherboard brand. Aimed at high-end gaming systems, the new motherboard series when launched, would be in direct competition to the highly successful Republic of Gamers (RoG) brand of ASUS and MSI’s XPower.

Some insider sources have even hinted that the first motherboard the range will be an X58. The description on Gigabyte Tech Daily shows it as the “G1-Killer” in the form of an ATX motherboard and with a price tag of $299. Again, there has been no official word from Gigabyte, who have kept things tightly under wraps.  

Keeping in mind the strength of Gigabyte’s high-end line up, the overclocking capabilities of the company’s products, and the saleability, the new line-up has already started generating a strong buzz. With CES just around the corner, there will be many waiting to see what Gigabyte comes up with this time around.

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17-11-2010, 19:49:37

Dewinte
Thanks for the move! Sounds great :D looking forward to the review, kinda wondering if you guys sleep! Any reason the tRAS is 27 and they have have some other 2000MHz RAM listed with lower timings? Is there a price difference or something, this is just out of interest I'm not actually criticising. I actually like the yellow of it with the blue gigabyte which others may think is a huge clash but meh I quite like it.

17-11-2010, 20:35:26

tinytomlogan
Get that ram (radioactive) and just trust me that its epic ;)

17-11-2010, 20:41:12

Dewinte


Get that ram (radioactive) and just trust me that its epic ;)




Watched enough of the videos and read enough over here to say the trust is there haha congrats on the 5GHz and being mentioned on the Noctua site I had to laugh seeing it there, gotta make a good sales pitch for Noctua air cooling there already! As long as you aren't Mr Wise (YouTube link)

18-11-2010, 10:09:02

Aurus_OC


not released yet thats why lol



@ Dewinte

You have to remove the tops off of the Corsair ram to fit the Noctua. Buy the mushkin!




It is going to be released on the 23rd of November. Just saw that as I was wondering through Caseking's website (they do have an English one too ;)). Btw. is there a full review of the Colossus coming?

@ Dewinte definetely go with the Radioactive Ram. You may want to check out the ASUS Sabertooth, too, since it's the competitor of the UD3R V2.

18-11-2010, 10:25:17

tinytomlogan


Btw. is there a full review of the Colossus coming?






Not now no matey. We did loads with that case and tbph I cba to do any more!

18-11-2010, 15:47:55

Dewinte


It is going to be released on the 23rd of November. Just saw that as I was wondering through Caseking's website (they do have an English one too ;)). Btw. is there a full review of the Colossus coming?

@ Dewinte definetely go with the Radioactive Ram. You may want to check out the ASUS Sabertooth, too, since it's the competitor of the UD3R V2.




Thanks yea the Radioactives look awesome really liking how they look. The main company I plan to source from have the Sabertooth at £15 more than the UD3R v2 hence my decision after reading/watching the UD3R review, considering I have nothing against Gigabyte or the looks of the board I'm glad to choose the UD3R v2.

About the Colossus I'm guessing there's nothing hugely wrong with it or Tom would say so that's enough to infer maybe :P. Taken ages to find a decent laptop style keyboard going for the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, which has low profile scissor switches if anyone is interested in that kind of thing. Keyboards with deep keys are annoying for me as I've grown up typing on keyboards since I was maybe 2 (learnt early).

As far as my situation goes I think I'm pretty set on my choices apart from GPU brand and monitor but neither are hugely important to a build thread. Will be nice to see how the system will run once I've got it set up, looking forward to see 4GHz CPU load temperatures with the Noctua and my quite cool ambient temperature. I think I'll be one of very few Jamaicans with a system like this haha. Thanks for the help and advice all, will stick around at the forums so you're all stuck with me and will have pics of the rig when I can. Nice group of people like those over at Notebookreview, oh and will do some folding too when I can always been interested.

18-11-2010, 16:49:56

Aurus_OC
Sounds good! I hope you post some pictures once you get it all together ;).
The UD3R is definitely a great board and if it is cheaper definetely go with it.

I'm going to have a look at that keyboard since I hate those high profile ones too. I only got a laptop right now but I'm building me a rig in Jan 11 so I might get it then. However I'm not sure about availability here in Germany yet.

18-11-2010, 16:50:18

Aurus_OC
Sounds good! I hope you post some pictures once you get it all together ;).
The UD3R is definitely a great board and if it is cheaper definetely go with it.

I'm going to have a look at that keyboard since I hate those high profile ones too. I only got a laptop right now but I'm building me a rig in Jan 11 so I might get it then. However I'm not sure about availability here in Germany yet.

Edit: My browser somehow double posted this, so please delete this post.

18-11-2010, 17:14:51

Dewinte


Sounds good! I hope you post some pictures once you get it all together ;).
The UD3R is definitely a great board and if it is cheaper definetely go with it.

I'm going to have a look at that keyboard since I hate those high profile ones too. I only got a laptop right now but I'm building me a rig in Jan 11 so I might get it then. However I'm not sure about availability here in Germany yet.




Yea seems there are many like us who dislike high profile keyboards, the Logitech Illuminated from my reading there was a batch that had issues with blocking shift+w+space combinations but from new stock they should have worked out of the system by now unless you buy from some tiny obscure retailer with old stock. The space bar can squeak at times not often and that's just the metal balance bar and I'm guessing depends on your typing style etc. Apart from that it seems solid and I quite like the choice :). There are other options such as the Enermax Acrylux (no real UK stockists, there is one in germany), the Eclipse Litetouch (mixed reviews), Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard (includes trackpoint and right+left click), the Apple Wireless and a few others Saitech etc. From all my reading people enjoy the Enermax, Logitech and Lenovo ones depending on preference in styling and typing also on features. I like a simple keyboard that is nice to type on with laptop style keys and the backlighting is actually useful for me. Good luck in your decision!

Pictures will come for sure I really like the specs and how they match up and I just find it so funny that the specs + accessories like keyboard, mouse, webcam and so on is still 500 less than the laptop I was going to get lol...

21-11-2010, 17:01:45

Dewinte
Having had time to think about everything a bit more, I'm starting to wonder about colour scheme quite a bit. At first I wasn't bothered and I wasn't just happy with the components as they are on paper with what they can do and their relative prices. Going into it more, I've decided on the black Phantom case due to the fact I'll be using my desktop near my Technics & floor speakers etc which are all black. The case is black but the fans are white so I would think the white Hale90 will fit in with the white accenting. Question is, changing to the Sabertooth for the black would fit better and will be getting the EVGA 580 as well. Pretty much all ties in well and I think so will the Noctua D14 with the browns, then the Radioactives give a bit of something to get out of the boring black and white lol.

Wanted to know if it's all cable managed cleanly if people think the build would look good (subjective I know just want opinions). Also if I wanted to have the ability to move up to SLI 580's in future and get a 1000W Hale90 instead of the 850W, would the heat on the Sabertooth or UD3R be problematic at all with or without OCing the cards. If it would be a problem I'll just stick with the 850W and rule out SLI from temptation :P. Thanks for any opinions! Don't mean to go around in circles.
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