Gigabyte is continuing its strong series of offerings in the gaming segment with the launch of the Z97X Gaming GT, a mid-tier motherboard aimed at enthusiast gamers. The board itself is similar to the Z97X Gaming G1, with a few changes – the Gaming GT does not come with liquid cooling support along the sides of the CPU heatsink. What is new in the board is an increased focus on audio. Like most motherboard vendors, Gigabyte is differentiating its product lines by design — the overclocking boards feature an orange and black design motif, while the gaming series of motherboards come with a black on red design.
As we had already covered most of what Gigabyte already had to announce from their new 9 series motherboards at the beginning of Computex, we were interested to see exactly what Gigabyte had to show us at their suite on the 36th floor of Taipei 101 (somewhere about 1/3 of the way up). After we got to their suite, we were greeted by Gigabyte’s Irene Huang, who graciously showed us around Gigabyte’s suite and introduced us to their full line of motherboards that they had announced earlier in the week. The first thing that caught our attention was Gigabyte’s walls of motherboards, with their new
As you would expect, Gigabyte has announced their new line of 9 series Intel chipset motherboards, with the primary focus being on their Z97 chipset motherboards. This time around, Gigabyte will have four different flavors of Z97 boards, which will support both 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Gigabyte has rolled over a lot of the things from their Z87 line of motherboards, but also made some modifications and improvements to make the Z97 a worthwhile upgrade. Gigabyte’s four different lines are their Gaming line, Ultra Durable line, Overclocking line and a new Black Edition line. The bulk of Gigabyte’s boards are going to