Sin Hardware just posted some shots of the latest GIGABYTE X79 gear from IDF’s first day today. Pics speak a thousand words but Sin added a few more:
The X79A-OC we are told was built to be the X79A-OC, but as many have heard there will be no more boards named the OC board. As you can obviously see the board carries the same color coordination, as well as the same features, and a few more such as the DIP switches, which we don’t know what they do. We can also see that the socket is huge, and the space for a VRM is small, but GIGABYTE doubled up the phases on top of each other, the second set the DrMOS are underneath the board. We can also see that on the UD7 and the Assassin 2, that DrMOS are used for peripheral VRMs, such as the DDR voltage and uncore, and even CPU PLL.
The UD7 has an Intel NIC, high current (probably 40-50A) inductors, as well as all tantalum capacitors. Hald the VRM is underneath as well.We see a ton of output capacitors, half are also on the bottom.
UD7 is 20+2 phases and the G1 Assassin 2 is 8+1 we believe.
The heatsinks on the Assassin 2 is said to be a bit different from the final version, but the one on the UD7 is probably going to stay the same. One long heatpipe connects the VRM heatsink to the PCH heatsink. They look pretty fancy.
X79A-UD5 also looking interesting
I had a quick play with GIGABYTE G1 SNIPER2 motherboard today with 3 different high speed RAM kits from Kingston, G.Skill & Corsair to show you how to quickly get them up and running at optimal settings.
I’ve done a couple of different videos with RAM setups (with 2 and 4 stick setups)
4GB G.Skill Ripjaw Blue 2133MHz kit
4GB and 8GB Kingston HyperX 2133MHz kit KHX2133C9BD3T1K2/4GX
8GB and 16GB Corsair GTX7 2400MHz kit
Jonathon Fitzgerald from TeamAU, also known as “2for40” Uncle Fester, decided it was time to make a new online magazine called Hardware Leaks to rival the well established The Overclocker it seems. It’s great to see another Australian serve up a nice read for us extreme overclockers. The Overclocker, for the uninformed, was originally formed by a couple of Aussies, Nick Ross and Josh Collins and taken over by Neo Sibeko from South Africa a while ago. Well done to both mags, keep them coming boys!
“SERVING UP HARDWARE AT -196C” << I like!
It looks like a healthy battle for extreme overclocking readership is about to get under way just like an epic battle between GIGABYTE X58A-OC vs ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme, “last hurrah for overclockers of the X58 platform” according to the author of the article in the first issue of the mag.
Click on the image to read the full article.
… and i thought overclockers went over the top with their hobby!