Five Radeon HD 7970 3 GB Cards, Overclocked And Benchmarked
May 1, 2012 - in Reviews
GeForce GTX 680 cards are nowhere to be found, and the Radeon HD 7970 recently dropped to a much more attractive price. We thought it was time to round up a handful of Tahiti-based cards to see how board partners are improving upon AMD's original recipe.
Six $160-220 Z77 Motherboards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Apr 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Combining the newest features with moderate expandability, Intel’s mainstream platforms provide high value to most gaming and overclocking enthusiasts. We compare six examples with Z77 Express to find the best features, overclocking, and efficiency.
Exclusive in TH Labs: Gigabyte GTX 680 OC WindForce 3X
Apr 4, 2012 - in News
A special package arrived at our Tom's Hardware Germany arm -- the world's first look at the Gigabyte GTX 680 OC WindForce 3X.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Cards Vendor Roundup
Mar 30, 2012 - in News
With the announcement of EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked and GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate, we take a look at the current available Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 models
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: System Value Compared
Mar 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Three different builders took two different approaches this quarter. Paul and Don struck out in search of more graphics performance, while Thomas gave up some GPU horsepower in favor of a stronger CPU. Whose strategy paid off? It's time to compare!
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $650 Gaming PC
Mar 25, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter, we're starting our System Builder Marathon with a little experiment. Paul wanted to build a gaming PC for $650 that'd target smooth performance at 1920x1080. He had to make a couple of sacrifices in the process, but the result is compelling!
Reports Say Mobo Prices Going Up 10%; Gigabyte Says Nope
Feb 8, 2012 - in News
Sources claim that motherboard manufacturers are raising their prices by the end of 1Q12, but Gigabyte says that's not true -- at least on their part.
Seven $260-$320 X79 Express Motherboards, Reviewed
Jan 11, 2012 - in Reviews
With 40 lanes of PCIe 3.0 connectivity to host all of our high-bandwidth devices, LGA 2011 certainly qualifies as a premium processor interface. Today we examine seven X79-based motherboards that offer high-end features at a more palatable price.
Gigabyte Intros New Motherboards, Tech at CES
Jan 11, 2012 - in News
Gigabyte is showcasing new motherboards and tech this week in Las Vegas including a G1.Sniper 3 motherboard with Dual LAN, a new digital PWM design called 3D Power and more.
Gigabyte's X79-UD3 With New F7 BIOS Sets X79 Records
Dec 29, 2011 - in News
An expert overclocker pushes Intel's Core i7 3930K to over 5.6 GHz.
Gigabyte Issues New BIOS for Motherboard Smoking Issue
Dec 27, 2011 - in News
Three Gigabyte motherboards need a critical BIOS update.
Intel Thunderbolt Coming to Windows PCs in April
Dec 27, 2011 - in News
Thunderbolt could become much more available in April as Intel is apparently working with first-tier vendors to integrate the interface in their systems.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: System Value Compared
Dec 22, 2011 - in Reviews
A 20% budget boost for this quarter’s machines gave every builder room to fix former foibles, yet only the cheapest system showed big performance gains. What effect will those big and small changes have on price-per-performance proficiency?
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $1200 Enthusiast PC
Dec 19, 2011 - in Reviews
We mix things up with a $1200 budget, a brutally powerful Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire combo, and AMD's new FX processor in the final mid-range System Builder Marathon PC of 2011. The results are predictable in some ways, but surprising in others.
Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
Ultimate X79? Five $320+ LGA 2011 Motherboards, Reviewed
Dec 6, 2011 - in Reviews
Our flagship motherboard comparison announcement was answered with an interesting selection of models, along with a bunch of “not ready yet” responses. Today we examine a few samples from companies bold enough to step up to the plate during launch week.
Gigabyte Updates 3-in-1 Line with Booktop T1132
Nov 28, 2011 - in News
Gigabyte is giving away up to two Booktop T1132 swivel touchscreen notebooks in its latest Amazing Giveaway contest on Facebook.
Five $160 To $240 990FX-Based Socket AM3+ Motherboards
Nov 6, 2011 - in Reviews
Forty-two PCIe lanes give the 990FX a clear connectivity lead over competing Intel chipsets. We compare five class-leading products using AMD's FX-8150 to see which offers the best combination of performance, overclocking, integrated features, and value.
Gigabyte Shows "3D Power" Control On X79 Mobos
Nov 4, 2011 - in News
Gigabyte demonstrates extensive power control software with 3-Way PWM
More X79 Motherboards Revealed by Manufacturers
Nov 2, 2011 - in News
With the pending release of the Intel X79 Sandy Bridge-E platform slated for November, manufacturers have begun readying their motherboards and here is a sneak peak of a few.
The Radeon HD 6950 Sweet Spot: Five 1 GB Cards Rounded-Up
Oct 17, 2011 - in Reviews
AMD’s 1 GB Radeon HD 6950s are certainly cheaper than their 2 GB predecessors. But are they really a better value? In theory, the Cayman GPU runs out of steam before 2 GB is needed. So, we're comparing five custom 1 GB cards to the 2 GB part to find out.
Man Vs. Machine: Four Automatic Overclocking Techs, Compared
Oct 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Targeting inexperienced tuners with easy-to-use buttons, several motherboard vendors now provide one-touch overclocking technologies that take away the guesswork. We examine the ease, effectiveness, and safety of methods provided by four major brands.
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: System Value Compared
Sep 25, 2011 - in Reviews
Big changes to a few components radically alter the performance profile of every machine in this quarter's competition. We’ve already seen how these changes affect the value of each machine, but how will they compare to each other?
Gigabyte Sets Record Straight on PCIe 3.0 Support
Sep 21, 2011 - in News
Gigabyte wants to clear the air surrounding its PCIe 3.0 support in its 6 series motherboards.
System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: $2000 Performance PC
Sep 19, 2011 - in Reviews
Falling memory prices make it easier to spend our $2000 budget on the fastest available components. How much faster is a pair of GeForce GTX 580s than two Radeon HD 6970 cards? Noticeably. But is the value any more compelling? You're about to find out.
Round-Up: Four Z68 Motherboards From $220 To $280
Sep 18, 2011 - in Reviews
A real enthusiast chipset deserves a real enthusiast motherboard. Today we're comparing four feature-packed platforms that most folks who call themselves hardcore (and informed enough to know what hardware meets their needs) can actually afford.
MSI Calls Out Gigabyte for "Not True PCIe 3.0"
Sep 8, 2011 - in News
MSI calls out Gigabyte on its claims of having 40 PCIe Gen3 ready motherboards and wants to set the story straight.
Six A75-Based Motherboards For AMD’s A8 And A6 APUs
Aug 16, 2011 - in Reviews
Advanced on-board graphics put AMD’s Llano-based APU far ahead of Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, at least when it comes to 3D apps. But you’ll still need a new motherboard to support the Socket FM1 platform. Today we test six affordable contenders.
Gigabyte Re-Arms G1.Killer Series with Z68 Chipset
Aug 6, 2011 - in News
GIGABYTE's cool gun-themed motherboard series now has a version sporting Intel's Z68 chipset.
Four Overclocked GeForce GTX 580 Cards, Rounded Up
Aug 3, 2011 - in Reviews
Today we put four factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 580 cards to the test: Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock, MSI’s N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC, Calibre’s X580 Captain, and Zotac’s GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! Edition. Which one is worth its premium price?