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: