PCSTATS regularly hears about the latest technological
advancements coming from the big motherboard manufacturers, but most of the
time we're not allowed to disclose any details to you.
It's kind of like knowing
a really great secret, but not being able to let it slip....
In this TechBrief
PCSTATS is sharing some photos of Gigabyte's World Overclocking Championship
that happened in a big Igloo on the site of CES 2009 this past January.
plenty of liquid nitrogen and sponsor-provided hardware, two overclockers from
Extremesystems.org overclocked into the late night hours to speeds in excess of
The photo's of the overclocking are pretty worthwhile to check out, the text is straight from the PR of what Gigabyte had to say about its event:
"While consumer electronics took CES 2009 by storm, GIGABYTE dazzling the crowd with its World Record
setting GA-MA79GX-DS4H motherboard, and the recently launched AMD Phenom II
processor overclocked to 6 GHz.
GIGABYTE also showcased its
successor, the model GA-MA790GP-UD4H, which featured GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3.
Classic Technology, engineered to improve memory performance and overclocking
capability by doubling the copper layer in the PCB to 2 ounces, improving
electrical conductivity, and improving overall system temperature, energy
efficiency, and stability. The event successfully brought the GIGABYTE crew
and leaders in the OC (Overclocking) community together.
2009 Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship showcase was aimed at
unveiling GIGABYTE’s ability to build highend motherboards, including the
complete lineup of latest INTEL Core i7 X58 platform with Ultra Durable 3
Technology, patented Dual BIOS, Hybrid Silent-Pipe 2, Hardware Over Voltage
Control IC and Alert LEDs to indicate the status of voltage, temperature and
In addition to its flagship models GA-EX58 Extreme and GA-EX58-UD5, GIGABYTE
also extends the current X58 platform to more affordable territory with the
launch of the model GA-EX58-UD4P and GA-EX58-UD3R. The affordable targeted price
point at around $200, will encourage the early adoption of X58 platform
motherboards. GIGABYTE is currently the only motherboard maker offering Intel
X58 platform at mainstream pricing point without sacrificing performance or
This year at CES2009, GIGABYTE partnered with
AMD to showcase its model GA-MA790GP-DS4H motherboard at the “Build your Own
PC Race for Charity” event held at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.