Gaming Across Three Screens: GTX 460, GTX 480, And Quad-SLI
Oct 11, 2010 - in Reviews
Display spanning is quickly becoming the high-mark for serious gaming machines of all budgets, with more powerful cards allowing higher resolutions. Yet, as panel resolutions higher than 1080p become harder to find, do we really need more than two cards?
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
Oct 8, 2010 - in Reviews
We're back with Part 2 of our bottleneck exploration in a mainstream gaming PC equipped with a Core i5 and GeForce GTX 460, ready to dive into test results from ten additional games. All of the results are summarized and analyzed in our conclusion.
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 1
Oct 7, 2010 - in Reviews
Wondering if your favorite game wants more CPU or GPU muscle? We tested 20 different titles using a GeForce GTX 460 and a Core i5 processor (one of our favorite configs) in order to figure out where a solid mainstream machine gets hung up.
Even Extreme Overclockers are Human After All
Sep 30, 2010 - in News
And yes, they enjoyed what we saw too.
Event Coverage: The Babes Of GO OC 2010
Sep 30, 2010 - in Picture Story
Babes from Gigabyte's GO OC competition. As one reader recently said: "No event is complete without them!" Depending on whether your admin has a thing against bare midriffs, this could be considered not safe for work. You've been warned!
System Builder Marathon: TH's $2000 Hand-Picked Build
Sep 30, 2010 - in Reviews
Each quarter, our System Builder Marathons include parts picked by three Tom's Hardware editors aided by comments from our readers. This quarter, we're adding an Editor's Choice PC with parts hand-picked by Thomas to go up against the top SBM config.
Gigabyte Remains Mum on P67, LGA 2011
Sep 28, 2010 - in News
Those looking for specifics on Sandy Bridge or LGA 2011—other than what’s already available online—will have to wait a bit more.
Gigabyte Crowns An Overclocking Champion For 2010
Sep 27, 2010 - in Reviews
Gigabyte's GO OC finals came to a conclusion over the weekend. Europe's dominance of the overclocking scene was retained, while a Hong Kong native came up short. Check out how using obscene amounts of LN2 can bring you a couple thousand dollars.
Gigabyte Overclocking Finals: Specs and Numbers
Sep 24, 2010 - in News
Tomorrow, Gigabyte will crown a worldwide overclocking king for 2010. Here's how the company will choose the winner.
StarCraft II Revisited: How Much Gaming PC Do You Need?
Sep 17, 2010 - in Reviews
With the full game released, Gigabyte provides a huge stable of graphics cards for benchmarking StarCraft II, and we get the chance to re-test the game using a vastly improved method. Check the results to see just how brutal this title can be on your PC!
Gigabyte's VGA Cooling Resembles Car Radiator
Aug 30, 2010 - in News
Gigabyte's new GV-R577SL-1GD features an impressive, passive cooling system.
Roundup: Nine GeForce GTX 460 1 GB Boards Benchmarked
Aug 30, 2010 - in Reviews
Happy with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460, we invited a dozen of the industry's top graphics companies to show off their unique interpretations of the card. Nine responded with what they feel are exceptional products. Can they get any better than reference?
In Pictures: Insanity At Gigabyte's GO OC 2010
Aug 27, 2010 - in News
More liquid-nitrogen madness takes place at Gigabyte.
Not All USB 3.0 Implementations Are Created Equal
Aug 26, 2010 - in Reviews
Despite the fact that today's USB 3.0 products center on the same NEC controller, we compared a handful of different USB 3.0 drives and found performance to range from 113 to 173 MB/s, depending on the implementation used. Should you be worried?
AMD's Radeon HD 5000-Series: Measuring Power Efficiency
Aug 24, 2010 - in Reviews
Most of our graphics card reviews include power measurements at idle and load. But how do applications tax your GPU in between those two extremes? We line up a handful of different programs and monitor power use with a handful of AMD's latest cards.
On The Bench: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock
Aug 17, 2010 - in Reviews
Gigabyte recently sent us an altered GeForce GTX 470 with the highest factory overclock that we’ve seen. Is the custom-cooled card worth an extra $70 bucks? We test the GV-N470SO-13I, comparing it to Nvidia’s reference GTX 470, in order to find out.
Three Factory-Overclocked, High-End Graphics Cards
Aug 12, 2010 - in Reviews
Why buy a standard model when you can get the top-of-the-line? Treat yourself to the good stuff! We take three premium graphics cards for a spin to see just what kind of optional extras you can get when purchasing a factory-tweaked non-reference board.
PCI Express 3.0: On Motherboards By This Time Next Year?
Aug 3, 2010 - in Reviews
After an unfortunate series of untimely delays, the folks behind PCI Express 3.0 believe they've worked out the kinks that have kept next-generation connectivity from achieving backwards compatibility with PCIe 2.0. We take a look at the tech to come.
X58 To The Max: Three New Flagship LGA 1366 Motherboards
Jul 20, 2010 - in Reviews
Supporting Intel’s highest-performance processors with twice the bandwidth of its mainstream counterpart, the X58 chipset proves the staying power of good ideas. We take a closer look at what makes the latest generation of premium motherboards special.
Game-Off: Seven Sub-$150 Processors Compared
Jun 28, 2010 - in Reviews
Today, we're putting the newest and fastest sub-$150 processors against each other in a gaming competition to see which models offer the best bang for your buck. Will it be Intel's Core i3, its Clarkdale-based Pentium, or AMD's Athlon and Phenom II CPUs?
System Builder Marathon, June 2010: System Value Compared
Jun 18, 2010 - in Reviews
Smaller budgets were the rule for this quarter’s System Builder Marathon, but better performance was the exception. How will this affect our multi-budget value comparison? Check out the performance results, and don't forget to register to win these boxes!
System Builder Marathon, June 2010: $2,000 Performance PC
Jun 15, 2010 - in Reviews
Tom’s Hardware takes a more frugal approach this month, with a high-end PC that fits within the budget of most folks who call themselves power users. Will recent advances in hardware allow this $2,000 build to beat our $3,000 system from March?
Computex 2010 Roundup: Coverage From The Show Floor
Jun 12, 2010 - in Reviews
Dmitry Chekanov, managing editor of Tom's Hardware Russia, spent some quality time on the Computex 2010 show floor, complementing the news stories you've been reading all week. This weekend he's sharing what he found in Taipei, Taiwan this year.
Gigabyte: Laptops Will Die Off, Desktops Will Rise
Jun 5, 2010 - in News
Gigabyte says that iPhones and iPads are killing the notebook market, but this will pave the way for desktops to rule the land once again.
Gigabyte GTX 470 'Super Overclock' Speeds, Fans
Jun 2, 2010 - in News
We go hands-on with Gigabyte's next Super Overclock GPU.
Gigabyte Mobo Can Feed (or Fry) CPU With 1500W
Jun 2, 2010 - in News
Ever feel like Captain Kirk, always asking for more power? This one's got the power.
GA-H55N-USB3: Mini-ITX mobo with USB 3.0
Jun 2, 2010 - in News
Designed to run home theater PCs, this Gigabyte motherboard also features USB 3.0 ports.
Gigabyte's Super Overclock GTX 470 Unveiled
Jun 1, 2010 - in News
A mystery GTX 480 from Gigabyte spotted.
Five AMD 890FX-Based Motherboards Compared
Jun 1, 2010 - in Reviews
Adding SATA 6 Gb/s and two more USB 2.0 ports, AMD’s flagship northbridge has evolved into the 890FX. Just as important are the evolutionary steps several manufacturers have taken in motherboard design. Today we examine five examples.
Phenom II X2 555 Vs. Pentium G6950: The Rematch
May 21, 2010 - in Reviews
The last time we matched up Intel's Pentium G6950 against AMD's Phenom II X2 555, our overzealous overclocking efforts caused a processor meltdown. With a little more experience on Intel's 32 nm process (and caution), we offer a suitable rematch. Game on!