Gigabyte has announced the launch of its latest X299 AORUS Gaming Series motherboards at Computex 2017. The new X299 AORUS Gaming Series motherboard brings support for digital LEDs, triple M.2s and Intel Optane technology. The company also demoed new software from Cyberlink meant to complement its recently launched 200 series motherboards with support for UHD playback for Blu-ray discs and 4K content on the Z270X-Gaming 9 & Z270X-Gaming 8. Read everything announced at Computex 2017 here.
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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce its attendance at Computex 2017. This year GIGABYTE shows off its latest X299 AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards with new features that will awe consumers and gamers alike. With a plethora of networking add-ons, software enhancements, system demos, and case mods GIGABYTE has pulled out all the stops to show attendees what Computex is all about. Along with components, at their private VIP suite in Taipei 101, new iterations of BRIX are demoed running VR applications on their latest d&i award winning BRIX VR. Other award winning demos will also include the Z270X-Gaming 9 which won the Computex Best Choice ‘Golden Award’ Award.
A New King for Enthusiasts – Exceeding Expectations
Perhaps the most exciting release that GIGABYTE displayed was the new X299 AORUS Gaming Series Motherboards. Passing the torch from its predecessor, the new X299 has features that many enthusiasts have been yearning for and can only dream of. With support for digital LEDs, triple M.2s, Fan Stop, and the newly released Intel® Optane™ Technology the X299 AORUS Gaming Series will take the role as king of the new enthusiast platform. Sporting the new AORUS branding on this platform users will come to expect nothing but the best from this high-end platform.
A New Era For Network Technologies
GIGABYTE is pleased to announce the introduction of Killer™ xTend networking technology in the GC-Killer xTend PCIe card. Killer xTend, an innovative new solution for home networking, delivers a smart network switch and a Wi-Fi extender to users’ high-performance PCs. This PCIe card combines three (3) Killer™ Ethernet E2500 chips and a Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 module, which includes Killer’s ExtremeRange Technology. Not only does Killer xTend harness the power of the gaming computer to enable four (4) or more other devices to connect through it. In addition, Killer xTend prioritizes important network traffic to ensure that nothing slows down gaming and streaming video on a Killer xTend-enabled PC.
“GIGABYTE has a long history of bringing powerful and creative technologies to gamers and performance-minded PC users, and we are excited to partner with them to bring Killer xTend technology to market,” said Michael Cubbage, CEO of Rivet Networks. “Integrating a smart network switch and Wi-Fi extender provides significant and valuable new functionality to a Gaming PC. xTend simplifies and improves a gamers’ home network, while at the same time prioritizing Killer’s important gaming and streaming video traffic above traffic from connected devices.”
With network performance in-mind the next generation of network interface cards were also revealed. GIGABYTE is pleased to introduce Killer 10 Gb/s Networking Technology. Based on Aquantia’s® AQC107 10GbE Controller, the GC-AQC107 supports a 10GBASE-T and with Killer’s 10 Gb/s Networking software these two complement each other to deliver incredible gaming network performance. With all these networking devices at users disposal GIGABYTE is ready for the future of networking technologies.
Next-Gen Technology for Video Playback and Video Output
Onsite GIGABYTE demoed new software from Cyberlink that is meant to complement its recently launched 200 Series Motherboards. This software allows for UHD Playback for Blu-ray Discs and content in 4K via onboard HDMI2.0a ports on the Z270X-Gaming 9 & Z270X-Gaming 8. This software unleashes the performance capabilities of the onboard Intel GPU for 6th and 7th Generation Core processors.
Ultra HD Blu-ray playback in CyberLink PowerDVD 17 is a world-first, providing viewers the ability to enjoy Blu-ray movies in cinematic 4K resolution at 60Hz with HDR Support, more authentic and vivid color, and with the latest immersive audio formats all on their Windows PC.
“Ultra HD Blu-ray is the latest in a line of nascent technologies that PowerDVD has been the first to support for software playback,” said Richard Carriere, CyberLink’s Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing. “In PowerDVD 17, our cutting-edge software is built on a foundation of next-generation hardware technology from Gigabyte and Intel, which effectively unlocks this new Blu-ray Disc experience for people to enjoy on their PCs.”
Demos, Systems, and Casemods with Features that Matter
Aside from the cutting-edge hardware and software, visitors saw system demos that highlighted the exclusive features found on GIGABYTE and AORUS Motherboards. A liquid cooled system displayed the benefits of having liquid cooling while highlighting features such as support for water flow sensors, water temperature sensors, and high-current hybrid fan pin headers. Other demos included RGB Fusion and control of its many light patterns and colors onboard and through external LED strips. GIGABYTE had on display, casemods from artists all over the world including, Brazil, South East Asia, and Greater China, whom utilized GIGABYTE Motherboards to create PC masterpieces.
Virtual Reality Made Simple
Last year GIGABYTE debuted the BRIX Gaming UHD in all its glory at Computex. This year the BRIX Gaming is back in black and redesigned for VR. This BRIX has been awarded the Computex d&i award which is a testament to its technological innovation and award-winning design. Powered by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and an Intel Core i7 processor, these technologies help drive a fluid VR experience.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to showcase our products to our loyal fans for another year at Computex 2017. GIGABYTE has been continually innovating in all areas of PC to ensure our consumers have the most innovative products at hand,” said Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit. “GIGABYTE will continue to revolutionize the computing world with its groundbreaking features, performance, and most of all, service.”