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Gigabyte Reaches DDR3-4500 In Live Demo

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Gigabyte kicked off Computex with new motherboards, a new overclocking push, and updates to its Ultra Durable reliability strategy. New for Computex is the overclockers-only version of its recently-launched SOC series, the Z97X-SOC Force LN2.

The LN2 version features too little space between the CPU socket and DIMMs for most high-end air coolers, and lacks any mounting provisions for production CPU coolers, because the shorter memory traces are specifically useful in generating a top memory clock. Those features won't be missed by some of the board's target market: Liquid Nitrogen overclocking gurus.

One of the biggest announcements for the company's Ultra Durable program are the new Black Edition versions of its recent motherboards, which are burn-in tested for a week prior to shipping. The warranties on these parts have been extended to five years.

Gigabyte finished its presentation with a little cat call contest before unveiling the big news: DDR3-4500 is now within reach. Check it out:

Gigabyte Cat Call Contest

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    ykki , June 2, 2014 10:04 PM
    4 PCIE slots(the orange ones) and only 2 RAM slots?
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    jossrik , June 2, 2014 10:48 PM
    Maxing out the RAM has little effect on it's speed, or in this case bandwidth, the latency is probably terrible at 4500. Usually they're only benching one or two stix cause more than that causes compatibility issues, or rather, there's a greater chance of issues the more sticks you add. I guess. Not a LN2 OC guy, they could probably give a better, more in depth answer.
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    kanaaka , June 3, 2014 1:48 AM
    lol it's windows xp on screen
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    Crashman , June 3, 2014 6:22 AM
    Quote:
    Maxing out the RAM has little effect on it's speed, or in this case bandwidth, the latency is probably terrible at 4500. Usually they're only benching one or two stix cause more than that causes compatibility issues, or rather, there's a greater chance of issues the more sticks you add. I guess. Not a LN2 OC guy, they could probably give a better, more in depth answer.
    The last photo with the screenshot is a pop-up, you can enlarge it to 2x and see those details :) 

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    vir_cotto , June 3, 2014 7:04 AM
    Faster in this case is always better :) .
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    Chris Droste , June 3, 2014 11:24 AM
    let's put the 1x PCIe underneath your double-height cooler'd Hawaii card while we're at it!

    /sarcasm

    STOP THIS NOW.
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    Crashman , June 3, 2014 6:18 PM
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    let's put the 1x PCIe underneath your double-height cooler'd Hawaii card while we're at it!

    /sarcasm

    STOP THIS NOW.
    I believe that a lot of viewers didn't read that this is a competition motherboard and not something a reasonable person would put inside a PC.