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GIGABYTE Releases AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box


AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box

GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the release of AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box, the innovative, plug-and-play external graphics solution that turns any Thunderbolt? 3-enabled Ultrabook laptop to a VR-ready gaming machine. Following the successful introduction of its predecessor, the GTX 1070 Gaming Box, the newly-released GTX 1080 Gaming Box ups the ante in terms of graphics performance by tapping into the enthusiast-grade GeForceR GTX 1080 graphics card. When paired with Ultrabook laptops, users are able to enjoy an upgraded gaming experience without having to sacrifice the laptop’s portability.

The AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box is a graphics powerhouse with a GTX 1080 graphics card and a 450W PSU installed inside, requiring no extra hassle or cost to put together an accommodating graphics card separately. The GPU is cooled by a large 130mm fan, ensuring superior thermal performance and quiet operation. Thanks to the Thunderbolt? 3 connectivity, the device is able to provide a significant graphics boost to laptops at a blazing-fast data transfer speed of 40Gbps. The Thunderbolt? 3 plug-and-play support also allows for quick, easy connections without having to reboot the PC. The Gaming Box can also charge the connected laptop with the maximum of 100W of power at the same time.

Compared to other external graphics alternatives, the AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box is compact and takes up very little space for any office or home setup. Given its small form factor, the Gaming Box can be easily stored or even carried on the go with the included carrying bag, enhancing the device with better portability. There is customizable RGB lighting powered by GIGABYTE RGB Fusion illuminating from the inside of the chassis.

In addition to the graphics performance upgrade, the AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box serves as a complete docking station that complements today’s Ultrabook. Aside from 3 sets of DisplayPort, an HDMI, and a dual-link DVI outputs to connect up to 4 external monitors simultaneously, the device also has a total of three USB 3.0 ports available at the back for connecting peripherals or external storage for an enhanced user experience. There is also an extra Quick Charge 3.0 port that allows for personal mobile device charging at up to 4 times the speed of a conventional charger.

GIGABYTE Introduces AORUS Z370 Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled the new GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS motherboards based on the IntelR Z370 chipset. These supercharged motherboards are equipped with a server-grade digital power design which fully support 8th generation Intel Core? processors. Performance tuned, the Z370 AORUS Motherboards are compatible with memory modules rated for 4133MHz. With unique features like an ESS Sabre DAC, Smart Fan 5 and RGB Fusion, there’s no doubt why gamers turn to AORUS for the ultimate gaming motherboard.

“Following Intel‘s release of the Z370 chipset platform, GIGABYTE has designed a new, groundbreaking motherboard,” said Vincent Liu, Senior Associate Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS motherboards are designed for gamers who value powerful, yet highly durable motherboards. With our new digital power design, not only will Z370 AORUS motherboards unleash the power of the 8th generation Intel Core processors’ they will easily fulfill gamers’ demands.”

Designed with 14nm technology, the 8th gen Intel Core processors range from 4-Cores and 4 threads to 6-Cores and 12 threads each performing better than its predecessor. Z370 AORUS Motherboards deliver the highest video quality, 4K UHD, and uninterrupted streaming to users through the use of HDCP 2.2 Technology, a HEVC 10-bit decoder, as well as a VP9 hardware decoder.

Efficient Power Delivery
The Z370 AORUS Motherboards utilize a new VRM and PWM design which is able to drive 60 amps per power phase as well as strengthen the signal between the processor and voltage regulator. Through the use of server-grade 10K Ultra Durable Black? capacitors GIGABYTE is able to increase durability while reducing excess electrostatic charge on the PWMs, improving efficiency between the CPU. With its intricate power design the Z370 AORUS Motherboards are still able to meet the standards of the California Energy Commision (CEC) as a low power and high efficiency motherboard.

Immersive Audio Experience with an ESS Sabre DAC
Paired with an ESS Sabre DAC and the Creative Sound BlasterX 720° software the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 offers unrivaled audio performance. This synergy of hardware and software allows users a distinct advantage in multiplayer online games. Through Scout Radar gamers can obtain visual cues to where enemies or opponents are giving them an edge in-game. For audiophiles this duo has comprehensive tools backed by leading technology and algorithms to enrich the audio experience whether users are listening to music, watching movies, or streaming.

Beat the Heat with Smart Fan 5 with Fan Stop Technology
Smart Fan 5 has been a sought after feature for gamers and PC enthusiasts. As it continues to evolve Smart Fan 5 has incorporated features like Fan Stop Technology which allows fans to actively shut off to reduce ambient noise when thermal thresholds are not met. With the flagship Z370 AORUS Gaming 7, Smart Fan 5 introduces active cooling. Active cooling integrates a unique fan positioned near the VRMs for systems built with AIO liquid coolers where airflow is not present. These technologies allow for users to prolong the life of their gaming pc and squeeze the limits of performance from their Motherboard through the use of overclocking.

Other technologies that can be found on Z370 AORUS Motherboards are M.2 Thermal Guards which cool down those next generation form factors for storage. AORUS Thermal Guards reside on M.2 slots ensuring that gamers and power users will receive the most optimal transfer speeds from their top of the line storage devices.

Show Your True Colors with RGB Fusion and Digital LEDs
RGB Fusion is more powerful than ever, now with support for Digital LEDs in either 5v or 12v, RGB Fusion can be customized with individually addressable LED strips, arrays, and even matrices. The Z370 AORUS Motherboards offer RGB Pin Headers on both the bottom and top of the board to ensure convenience for modders and the everyday PC builder. With a 4-pin header that can be reconfigured to be compatible with almost all RGBW strips on the market, RGB Fusion is the most versatile platform for all RGB accessories.

GIGABYTE's AX370-Gaming K7 motherboards featured with the Radeon RX Vega64 Bundle

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has partnered with AMD to present its GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard for the Radeon RX Vega64 Bundle. The bundle is a value loaded package that offers consumers the opportunity to experience the power of the GA-AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard equipped with the AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and Radeon RX Vega64 GPU. The bundle offers plenty of firepower at exceptional value for those who want to build powerful gaming rigs. The bundle will be sold by 33 different E-tailers as listed in the chart below and will be available until the end of September 2017.

The Radeon RX Vega64 Bundle offers consumers a $100 discount when they purchase the GA-AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard and AMD Ryzen 7 CPU together, after also purchasing one of the Radeon RX Vega64 GPUs in the bundle. Additionally, consumers will receive two free game titles, PreyR and Wolfenstein II: the New Colossus (in DACH, Sniper EliteR 4 is provided) to enjoy with their new high end components. The GPU portion of the bundle consists of the Radeon pack of which the consumer can choose between two different Vega64 GPUs. The first option is the Radeon RX Vega64 Air Cooled GPU, (excludes the $499 standalone Vega64 10XT MBA), or the Radeon RX Vega64 Liquid Cooled GPU.

The award-winning 8-core GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming K7 is a high-end motherboard packed with many impressive features. Such features include RGB Fusion with LED Customization which allows the user to customize multiple zones to match the user’s style, Smart Fan 5 which helps keep the PC cool while maintaining high performance, dual ALC 1220 codecs to provide high audio quality, Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 to boost audio quality, and USB DAC-UP 2 to provide low noise power and compensate against voltage drops. With these and many other features, the GA-AX370-Gaming K7 is a great fit for the Radeon RX Vega64 Bundle. The bundle offers incredible value for those who are interested in building high-end PCs with one of the best motherboards on the market.

Enthusiasts will be hard pressed to find another package deal that provides as much value as this bundle does. It’s available for a limited time only so for those interested in the bundle, please check with your local E-tailers.

GIGABYTE Delivers Serious Graphics And Storage Options To The Workstation Segment With Xeon-W (Skylake) Boards

GIGABYTE announced its latest motherboard based on Intel's 'Basin Falls' architecture and targeted at workstation uses. With this new architecture, GIGABYTE brings Intel’s Skylake architecture to the SOHO segment with a new offering: the ‘Basin Falls’ single-socket platform for workstations. This new build offers a wealth of I/O options, including multiple PCIe lanes to support graphics, storage and USB options, as well as direct SATA and USB ports.

GIGABYTE's new Xeon 'Skylake-W'-based motherboard utilises the full complement of 48x PCIe lanes direct from the CPU to support up to 4 x GPU cards or multiple x8 and x16 add-on cards. In addition, GIGABYTE's engineers have designed densely-packed SATA and USB options, based on direct and PCIe connections from the chipset, leading to a massively flexible workstation board.

Rich I/O Options
Intel’s new generation Xeon 'Skylake-W' is a single-socket CPU that provides 48 PCIe lanes from the CPU and 16 further PCIe lanes from the chipset. GIGABYTE has utilized these to create a feature rich board delivering a real punch in graphics and multiple connectivity through add-on card sockets.

Multiple Storage And Connectivity Options
This board boasts 8x USB 3.0 ports, plus 2x USB 3.1 (Type 'A' and Type 'C'), integrated on the rear of the board with the dual 1G ethernet ports. In addition, GIGABYTE has designed-in 10 SATA ports, supported by Intel's software-based RAID on chip. The board is also complemented with a VROC port to enable RAID for NVMe storage on board.

GIGABYTE has applied decades of motherboard design experience, and adherence to enterprise-level component and testing quality to develop this optimized solution for the workstation market.

"GIGABYTE is well equipped to provide flexible, high-quality solutions to all segments of the motherboard market", said Etay Lee, GM, GIGABYTE. "With a wealth of experience in from consumer boards right up to cloud and HPC deployments, and this new platform from Intel, GIGABYTE is well placed to address the specific needs of workstation users..

This motherboard is GIGABYTE's initial offering on Intel's latest 'Basin Falls' Skylake-W platform.
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