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GPU Technology Conference 2012 - Day 1 and 2 @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, May 18 2012 | 10:20A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our Editor-in-Chief Paul Marini Jr. is currently in sunny San Jose, California to cover this year`s GPU Technology conference where the world`s leading minds in GPU technology converge to discuss and showcase the latest in GPU computing technology. The first two days of the event includes a keynote speech from NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the announcement of the GK110 GPU as well as the introduction to NVIDIA`s Cloud Computing Technologies such as the NVIDIA VGX and GeForce GRID.///"

A Futurelooks News Flash - The 1st Annual NCIX Tech Fair Its a New PC Renaissance In Western Canada!
     Wed, May 16 2012 | 3:20P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Futurelooks is now certain that the Post PC Era is FUD ... * * *The 1st Annual NCIX Tech Fair Its a New PC Renaissance In Western Canada!*motherboards, cases, video cards and monitors, every aspect of the do it yourself market was covered. *"

Gainward GeForce GTX 670 Phantom
     Wed, May 16 2012 | 12:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There isn’t much more that needs to be said, the GeForce GTX 670 is the best value, most efficient high-end graphics card available right now, assuming it is actually available. Should it be possible to pick up a GeForce GTX 670 graphics card for $399, we suggest that you do.

OC3D: OC3D @ i45 Spring Event
     Wed, May 16 2012 | 11:59A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our visit to the Insomnia multiplayer event is now a regular = on the calendar. We bring you some of the sights..."

     Tue, May 15 2012 | 2:41P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF


City of Industry, California, May 14, 2012– GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its first North America eSports event, the GIGABYTE eSports LAN (GESL) which will take place on June 15-17th, 2012 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. (Better known as Cal Poly Pomona).

GIGABYTE introduced the G1-Killer Series of gaming motherboards with the LGA 1366 Intel X58 platform with unique features like onboard Qualcomm Killer networking and Creative audio. With the latest LGA 1155 Intel 7-series launch, GIGABYTE has added new members to the G1-Killer family, the G1.Sniper 3 and the Micro-ATX form factor G1.Sniper M3. Equipped with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, the G1.Sniper 3 motherboard harnesses the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors using an exclusive “All Digital” VRM design. GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI) mean that G1.Sniper 3 and G1.Sniper M3 motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control.
To learn more about GIGABYTE Intel 7-series motherboard, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/fileupload/microsite/306/7-series.html

In support of the eSport community, GIGABYTE is partnering with Intel LANFest to host the GESL event, offering a variety of gaming experiences gamers of all abilities. Professional competition brings lots of excitement, testing every aspect of a player’s skill, talent, intelligence and even personality. The LANFest BYOC allows gamers to acquaint themselves with other players while making new friends and possibly gaming allies for the future.

To register the LANFest BYOC, visit: http://lanfest.intel.com/?page=event&sub=content&view=main&eventid=1907

The GESL features a wide range of contests and activities, including intense tournament competition among highly skilled professional players from around the world, a case mod contest for computer modders to show off their latest case mod creations, face to face workshops with computer hardware industry leaders, and tons of swag, prizes and giveaways. 

The GESL includes several pro-gaming teams and organizations. The professional competition will feature a $11,000 Star Craft 2 tournament and a $10,000 League of Legends tournament. Spectator badge ($15) is available at: http://thegesl.com/spectate/.

The GESL has teamed up with CPU Magazine to host a case mod contest for all hardware enthusiasts to show off their rigs and creations. All spectators and LANFest BYOC attendees may participate in the contest. A total of 5 winners will be selected and awarded; total estimated value of all prizes is $2,000 and CPU Magazine event coverage.

The workshop presentation or activities by sponsors will demonstrate their latest technologies. Face to face interaction with industry leaders and representatives for feedback and experience exchange. The GESL will raffle and give away high-end gaming systems, CPUs, Motherboards, Graphic Cards, Memories, Cases, Power Supplies and lots of swags at event.

The GIGABYTE eSports LAN event would not be possible without our generous support of the event’s sponsors. GIGABYTE eSports LAN is co-sponsored by Kingston and Cooler Master. Other sponsors include Intel, Newegg, Dolby, Thermaltake, Patriot Memory, Enermax, Antec, NZXT, SoCal eSports, Cyberpower PC, Western Digital, Qualcomm, InWin , Zalman, BenQ, TwitchTV, Red Bull, Cyber Sports Network, End of Reality and CPU Magazine. To learn more about the GIGABYTE eSports LAN (GESL), visit: http://thegesl.com/

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team and has since taken a position as one of the in the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebooks and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets, and home entertainment devices to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us  for more information.


Gaming Friday: Pittco Iron Storm XIII Lan Party @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, May 04 2012 | 4:19P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending Pittco?s Iron Storm XIII Lan Party! This 42 hour day event hosted about 150 gamers and started April 20 and concluded on April 22nd. They had official tournaments for Counter-Strike: Source, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo Reach and many more. Besides just the tournaments there was quite a lot of gaming going on as well as other fun. Read on to see what the event was all about!"

Inside the Magnavox Odyssey2 @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, May 02 2012 | 9:02A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Magnavox Odyssey2, which was released as Philips Videopac G7000 in Europe and as Philips Odyssey in Brazil, was a video game console released in 1978 in the United States. (Magnavox, an American company, was owned by the Dutch giant, Philips.) For the debut of our new Museum section, we will dissect this video game console and explain, in-depth, how it worked."

Kingston Technology Joint Contest
     Wed, Apr 04 2012 | 9:20P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only 16 days may have passed from the introduction of this entirely new project but since I always like to give back (many of you know this from my previous position) to all of you as thanks for your support today we are unveiling the first out of many Contests/Giveaways of 2012 with our friends over at Kingston Technology. So up for grabs for all of you out there today we have a brand new Wi-Drive 16GB Portable Drive Storage and two of their latest DTSE9 16GB USB flash drives.

GIGABYTE Battlefield 3 Cup: North America Season 1
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 5:33P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced to open the doors to its first Battlefield 3 online tournament for North America, inviting gamers of all levels to compete not only for rank of Champion, but to compete as a team! Gather your top mates and prepare for battle in Electronic Arts and DICE's competitive shooter, laying waste to your opponents for top rank, and top prizes.

Aside from being able to boast about being champions, the top winning teams will have a chance at both cash prizes and next generation hardware:


- 1st Prize: Eight GV-R797OC-3GD + $1600 USD


2nd Prize: Eight GV-R787OC-2GD + $800 USD



3rd Prize: Eight K8100 high performance keyboards and Eight M8600 high performance gaming mouse + $400 USD
Total prize value: $12,000! Players and their teams will compete on various classic Battlefield 3 maps as well as Back to Karkand maps. But it won't be easy. However, if you think you have the chops for it, sign up to play for FREE at: HTTP://BATTLEFIELD.GIGABYTE.US The competition will be in an 8v8 format, and allows for team rosters up to 16 players. Slots will fill up fast! The competition begins on March 26th.


CeBIT 2012 - Impressions and Highlights @ ocaholic
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ocaholics last visit to CeBIT dates back to 2009 but this year we decided to go there again and check out what`s going on in the industry ourselves. During the first two days we were no less then four ocaholics taking pictures of everything we could find in the component halls. If you should have missed this years CeBIT don`t worry, we`ve taken way more than 2000 pictures for you."

Final CeBIT Roundup - XSReviews
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 4:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XSReviews has been reviewing CeBIT 2012, here`s the final 2 pieces."

More CeBit Coverage - XSReviews
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 1:07P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
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Gigabyte HD 7770 OC 1 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Mar 15 2012 | 9:31A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte`s HD 7770 OC comes with a massive clock improvement over the AMD reference design. Operating at 1100 MHz ensures that the card has a healthy performance advantage over other boards. Memory clock is also increased at 1250 MHz."

Sharkoon at CeBIT 2012 - XSReviews
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 3:49P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At CeBIT, Sharkoon -- and their host exhibitors, Wave Computer -- again impressed me. They`ve got a new line of peripherals coming out soon, including three keyboards, three mice and three mouse pads. A link to this article would be much appreciated."

The Ultimate CeBIT 2012 Booth Babe Collection
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 12:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first edition of the ‘Beauty of CeBIT 2012‘ went over with such success that we thought all might appreciate one more run through on the last day of the show for some last minute shots. You are going to have to trust me when I say this is not as easy of a task as it seems, simply for the fact that the last day of CeBIT is open to the public or ‘end users’ as many like to say and this place is packed. In a few Hangars, there were actually lines to get in as the Hangar was full. Is that even possible?

CeBIT 2012 - GIGABYTE live demo Lucid Virtu MVP
     Wed, Mar 14 2012 | 12:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During our recent visit to CeBIT 2012 GIGABYTE were on hand to deliver an interesting demo of this latest revision of Virtu that will come as standard on all Z77 motherboards. Below is an exclusive look at this demo, giving you a great overview of what Lucid Virtu MVP is capable of.

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