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Gigabyte @ PAX East Boston 2016



logoThis year at PAX East, Gigabyte is pushing hard on their laptop and mobile gaming equipment to accommodate a wide range of user/gamers. I had a privilege to meet up with Peter Liu (Account Manager) and chat about their gaming laptops and their hardware.

The laptops in the video were:

Aorus X3+

  • Most Powerful under 15”: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M GDDR5 6GB
  • 13.9”QHD+ Display: Ultra-high 3200 x 1800 res.
  • 1.87kg (4.12 lbs): Lightest 13.9” Gaming Laptop
  • Blazing-fast Access with AORUS RAID Xpress
  • Macro Engine: Highly Customizable Macros

Aorus X5S Limited Edition Camo

  • Latest 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M GDDR5 8GB
  • 4K UHD (3840×2160) IPS Display
  • Blazing-fast M.2 PCIe SSD: up to 2000MB/s
  • DDR4: Ultimate Memory up to 64GB
  • Built-in Hardware Live Stream Engine (Optional)
  • USB 3.1 Type-C: Quality of Life Upgraded
  • HDMI 2.0: True 4K Ultra HD
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Cast Gameplay Anywhere, Anytime
  • 25 Individual sets of active Macros
  • Exclusive AORUS Audio Technology

Aorus X7Pro

  • Latest 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M SLI graphics with 6GB GDDR5
  • Blazing-fast M.2 PCIe SSD: Reach 2000MB/s
  • USB 3.1 Type-C: 10Gbps / 5V 3A
  • DDR4: 2133MHz up to 64GB
  • HDMI 2.0: True 4K at 60Hz
  • XSplit Gamecaster: Cast Your Game Anywhere, Anytime
  • Quick Macros: 25 Sets Macro Keys
  • 30-key Rollover Anti-ghost Backlit Keyboard
  • AORUS Audio: Immerse in Games

Gigabyte P34

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M GDDR5 3GB
  • Only 20.9mm slim, 1.71Kg Lightweight
  • Exclusive Supra-cool Technology
  • Massive Storage: up to 512GB mSATA SSD + 2TB HDD
  • FHD Display with Wide Viewing Angle
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • Premium Backlit Keyboard with Snappy Touch

Gigabyte P57W (consumer gaming line)

  • Premium Gaming Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M GDDR5 3GB
  • 6th gen Intel® quad-core i7 processor
  • HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 supports 4K@60Hz output
  • USB 3.1 Type-C for high Speed transmission
  • M.2 PCIe SSD – Storage Speed in Overdrive
  • DDR4 – Data Storage’s Limit Breaker
  • Swappable bay for ODD / weight Saver / extendable storage
  • Optional ODD with Blu-ray Rewritable for Massive Data Backup
  • 30-keys Rollover Anti-ghost Backlit Keyboard
  • Hard-core gaming ID look

Gigabyte P35X

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M 8GB
  • 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • 4K UHD IPS Display (optional)
  • M.2 PCIe SSD – Storage Speed in Overdrive
  • DDR4 – Data Storage’s Limit Breaker
  • USB 3.1 Type-C – Upgraded Convenience
  • HDMI 2.0 – Higher Frame Rate, Higher Potential
  • Huge 75.81Wh Battery Capacity for Continuous Gaming
  • Light & Slim: Only 2.3kg, 20.9mm
  • Quad-storage with Swappable Bay
  • XSplit Gamecaster Streaming Software

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In addition to laptops I took a look at some of the latest released motherboards by Gigabyte.

GA-Z170X-Gaming G1

  • Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Motherboard
  • Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
  • 4-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • Integrated HDMI 2.0 support
  • Creative certified Sound Blaster ZxRi 120+dB SNR
  • Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro for the best networking experience possible
  • LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choice
  • Water Cooling Ready Heatsink Design with G1/4 Threaded Fittings
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with Q-Flash Plus USB port

 

GA-Z170X-Gaming 6

  • Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™-The World’s Next Universal Connector
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
  • Killer™ E2200 and Intel® Gaming Networks
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with LED Trace Path Lighting
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

 

GA-X170 Extreme ECC

  • World’s First Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified C236 Chipset Motherboard
  • Supports the Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor and 6th Gen. Intel® Core™/ Pentium®/ Celeron® Processor
  • Dual Channel ECC, Non-ECC, Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
  • Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
  • 3-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 3 SATA Express Connectors for up to 16Gb/s Data Transfer
  • HDMI 2.0 for 4K@60Hz and 21:9 aspect ratio provide the finest viewing experience
  • Creative SoundCore™ 3D Gaming Audio
  • Integrated HDMI 2.0 support
  • Killer™ E2400 and Intel®Gaming Networks
  • LED Trace Path with Multi-Color Choice
  • APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology

 

GA-990FX Gaming

  • Supports AMD AM3+/ AM3 Processor
  • Dual Channel DDR3, 4 DIMMs
  • Fast USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
  • PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
  • 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
  • 115dB SNR Audio with Upgradable AMP-UP Technology
  • Killer™ E2200 series Gaming Networks
  • High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with Ambient LED Trace Path Lighting
  • GIGABYTE USB DAC-UP ports
  • All new GIGABYTE™ APP Center, simple and easy use
  • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology


Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 10 years now. He has formed and operated a nonprofit review company "UMLan" and after its recent closure has joined Modders-Inc. An Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspect of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of latest technologies.
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