Next up on our stops was with Gigabyte, where we were introduced to their new 100 series line of motherboards, a new graphics card and gaming laptops.
Introduced here at Computex was the new G1 Gaming line of motherboards, ready and capable for Skylake. On display was the GA-Z170X-Gaming G1, GA-Z170X-Gaming GT and GA-Z170X-Gaming 7. Also on display was the Skylake ready Ultra Durable GA-Z170X-UD5 TH.
Take a look below for some specifications:
|Specifications:||GA-Z170X-Gaming G1||GA-Z170X-Gaming GT||GA-Z170X-Gaming 7||GA-Z170X-UD5 TH|
|PCIe Gen3 M.2 Connectors||2||1||1||1|
|SATA Express Ports||3||3||3||3|
|LED Trace Path||Supported||Supported||Supported||N/A|
|Thunderbolt 3 Port||N/A||N/A||N/A||Supported|
Gigabyte’s latest graphics card, the GV-N98TG1 Gaming-6GD is based upon Nvidia’s 980 Ti GPU reference card, and features their WINDFORCE cooling system of three fan blades, which have also been modified to increase air flow. The listed memory clock is 7010 MHz, and we can expect to see this card listed just higher than Nvidia’s reference card by approximately $30.
We were also shown two of the new laptops from Aorus, the X7 PRO-SYNC and the X5.
The X7 PRO-SYNC has a 17″ display powered by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, and featured Nvidia G-Sync. Also to be noted was that this slim laptop is only 0.9″ thick and weighs in a 6.6lbs. It also features storage options for three 512GB mSATA SSD’s and a 2TB HDD.
The Aorus X5 is graphically powerful for a laptop featuring a Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M SLI configuration and includes Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. Better yet, this laptop features a 3K WQHD+ display at a resolution of 2880×1620. The main feature on display was the Cast Gameplay Anytime Anywhere feature, allowing you to simultaneously play games while streaming video from your webcam.
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