GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER

There are 8 places for installing hybrid cooling fans that also accept the installation of water cooling connectors, which were previously It was limited to certain places only, and if you make a mistake by installing it in another place, the pump or panel will be damaged, the speed of the fans can be regulated with temperature reading from sensors through the BIOS of the board or an attached program from within the operating system.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Review Roundup

Today marks the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, running up an MSRP of $399. This new card is the successor to the more budget minded (well, somewhat budget minded) RTX 2060 SUPER of last year. With a TDP boost of 25W over the 2060 SUPER, the new 3060 Ti boasts performance on par with the 2080 SUPER. Read more at the reviews listed below:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ TweakTown
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ Hot Hardware
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ Guru3D
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti STRIX OC @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti TRIO X @ Guru3D
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO @ Guru3D
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ Tom’s Hardware
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ KitGuru
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ Hexus
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ PC Magazine
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ TechSpot
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE @ TechPowerUp
ASUS GeForce RTX 3060 Ti STRIX OC @ TechPowerUp
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X TRIO @ TechPowerUp
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC PRO @ TechPowerUp
Palit GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GamingPro OC @ TechPowerUp
ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge @ TechPowerUp

More to come as they roll in…

GIGABYTE BIOS Update: AMD 500 Series Motherboards Get Smart Access Memory + Rage Mode

Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 27th, 2020 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, today announces the latest BIOS update on AMD X570、B550 and A520 motherboards for the features of AMD Smart Access Memory and Rage mode. These innovative features enabling a bandwidth boost when the CPU accesses the GPU memory on graphics cards, which enhances and unleashes the ultimate system performance. Now, users with an “AMD Yes” platform on GIGABYTE AMD 500 series motherboards with AMD Ryzen™ 5000 processors and Radeon™ RX 6000 series VGA cards, will be able to experience an extra gaming and performance boost.

Through the AMD Smart Access Memory and Rage mode, the CPU has access to the GPU memory. This access unlocks the limited bandwidth to full bandwidth when running 4K gaming. By accessing the GDDR6 GPU memory more rapidly on AMD 500 series motherboards paired with Ryzen™ 5000 series processors and Radeon™ RX 6000 series VGA cards, CPU’s operating performance and gaming performance are both improved. Based on results of gaming tests with Smart Access Memory and Rage Mode enabled, the 1080P gaming improved by 17%, and a performance increase of 10% was unlocked on 2K and 4K resolutions.

To utilize Smart Access Memory for optimized performance is quite simple on GIGABYTE’s AMD 500 series motherboards pairing AMD Ryzen™ 5000 series processors and Radeon™ RX 6000 series VGA cards. Just simply update to the latest BIOS and VGA card driver from GIGABYTE’s official website. Enable “Above 4G Decoding” and “Re-Size BAR Support” in the BIOS setting, and make sure the system operating under UEFI mode. The Rage mode can be simply activated in the VGA card driver. Now you can enjoy the performance boost on GIGABYTE’s gaming platform!

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GIGABYTE B550 AORUS MASTER

The board itself has a number of amazing features to look over, starting Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs. You got Direct 16 Phases Digital VRM Solution with 70A Power Stage, along with an advanced thermal design with Fins-Array Heatsink, Direct Touch Heatpipe, and Thermal Baseplate. The plate is a bit of an oddity, depending on the model you’re hooking it into, it can make thermal contact with parts of the PCB, so something to keep an eye on when installing. 

Read more @ Bleeding Cool

More GeForce RTX 3070 Partner Card Reviews

Cleaning up from late last week and over the weekend, we have another blast on reviews on the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, this time with additional partner cards.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 XC3 Black @ LanOC

GALAX GeForce RTX 3070 SG @ The PC Enthusiast

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC @ Vortez
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 GAMING OC @ Hexus

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Neoseeker
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ KitGuru
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Hexus
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TweakTown

GIGABYTE Z490I AORUS ULTRA

The Z490I Ultra is an overall fantastic board with no major issues to speak of. I would like to see some refinements in UEFI to add secure erase functionality, removing the need for specialized software in Windows. Additionally, EasyTune will need some work as I could not load it despite several attempts to reinstall, etc. That said, for those wanting a software solution for tuning, XTU is freely available from Intel.

Read more @ TweakTown

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review Roundup

With the launch yesterday of NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 3070 Founder’s Edition, today opens the flood gates on reviews of RTX 3070 graphics cards from all of the major manufactures. Priced at $499, the RTX 3070 rockets ahead of far more expensive RTX 2xxx offerings. Here is a collection of RTX 3070 partner card reviews for today:

Zotac GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge OC @ TechPowerUp

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp

ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ TechPowerUp
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ PC Gamer
ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 TUF Gaming OC @ Guru3D

EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra @ TechPowerUp

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ IGN
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ Guru3D
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X TRIO @ TechPowerUp

GIGABYTE Releases Budget Oriented AMD EPYC Motherboards

Taipei, Taiwan, October 29nd 2020 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), an industry leader in high-performance servers and workstations, today announced two new server motherboards extending the diversity of boards for dual 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processors allowing for incredibly demanding multi-threaded applications used in AI, scientific computations, and more. The MZ71-CE0 and MZ71-CE1 are very similar to the MZ72-HB0, which is more feature rich and has support for PCIe Gen 4 for all NVMe drives and expansion slots. The new budget oriented boards focus more on PCIe Gen 3 but do offer some PCIe Gen 4 support, while they differ only in the Ethernet controller bandwidth.

Introduction to the MZ71-CE0 and MZ71-CE1:
The new MZ71-CE0 and MZ71-CE1 both support dual AMD EPYC 7002 or 7001 series processors up to 280W. Given the E-ATX form factor, each CPU has 8 DIMMs supporting DDR4 memory up to 128GB per DIMM and 3200MHz in 8-channels. All storage drives and expansion slots support PCIe Gen 3, but if 2nd Gen 7002 processors are used then PCIe Gen 4 is supported in the M.2 slot and one PCIe slot (slot_6). As far as storage, both boards have 4 x SATA ports, 3 x SlimSAS ports (for 12 SATA or 3 NVME drives), 1 x M.2 slot, and 2 x NVMe ports. This configuration allows for a mix of fast NVMe drives, large capacity SATA drives, and a M.2 NVMe drive as a boot or local cache drive. Rounding it out are five PCIe Gen 3 x16 slots, which includes slot_6 that supports PCIe Gen 4.

LAN Connectivity:
To differentiate for use cases and budgets, GIGABYTE has made the two new boards with either fast dual 10Gb/E LAN ports in the MZ71-CE0 or more cost-effective dual 1Gb/E in the MZ71-CE1.

Remote and Multiple Server Management:
As part of GIGABYTE’s value proposition, GIGABYTE provides GIGABYTE Management Console (GMC) for BMC server management via a web browser based platform. Whether for server monitoring, updating BIOS and firmware, or remote management, GMC delivers. Additionally, GIGABYTE Server Management (GSM) software can be downloaded and used to monitor and manage multiple servers. GMC and GSM offer a great value while reducing license and customer maintenance costs.

GIGABYTE Announces Ryzen 5000 Series Support

Taipei, Taiwan, October 26, 2020 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and hardware solutions, announced today the release of the latest BIOS for the motherboards with the AMD X570, B550, and A520 chipsets to ensure the most comprehensive performance, compatibility, and reliability improvements for users to have the most pleasant user experience on their PCs equipped with AMD RyzenTM 5000 series processors.

AMD recently released the RyzenTM 5000 series processors which are the most extensive upgrade since 2017. The RyzenTM 5000 series includes four models of RyzenTM 9 5950X, RyzenTM 9 5900X, RyzenTM 7 5800X, and RyzenTM 5 5600X. With the enhancement by the brand new Zen3 core design, these four processors present monumental uplift on performance which attracts notable intension of users to expect further upgrade for their “AMD YES” systems.

GIGABYTE has released bootable BIOS in September to support RyzenTM 5000 series processors. However, our RD team worked closely with AMD to validate the latest AMD BIOS AGESA code in parallel with the belief of providing users with a better product experience. Also, prior to the official launch of the RyzenTM 5000 series processors, we work hard on the BIOS to optimize the Zen3 core’s performance and upload it to our websites available for download. This allows users to firsthand experience the compatibility and reliability improvements made possible from motherboards equipped with RyzenTM 5000 series processors when they get a hold of their processors while enjoying the advantages of the new processors on gaming experience, performance, and overclocking ability.

Users can update their motherboards’ BIOS by their familiar methods, such as @BIOS or Q-Flash. They can even utilize the Q-Flash Plus feature to update the BIOS without installing any processor, memory or even graphics card, making it possible for users to enjoy the benefits brought about by the new BIOS core and processors.

The latest BIOS for the AMD X570, B550, and A520 motherboards is available now on our websites. Users can visit the product websites to download and upgrade their systems to keep them in the best condition possible. At the same time, we are working on the BIOS for AMD X470 and B450 motherboards to support RyzenTM 5000 series processors and will release them as soon as possible. Remember to check out GIGABYTE’s website for the latest news.

The Latest AMD Platform Motherboard BIOS List:

  Chipset  BIOS Version
  X570  F31
  B550  F11
  A520  F11
  X470  F60
  B450  F60

GIGABYTE Z490 Vision D and Vision G

Gigabyte states its Vision line offers “…a no-compromise platform that excels in performance, functionality, and stability… paving the way for creators to work faster and efficiently…” The Vision D is higher up the product stack than the Vision G, bringing more features to the table including integrated Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and RGB lighting. The Vision G, on the other hand, is priced about $90 less and doesn’t include the features mentioned in the previous sentence.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware