It seemed like only yesterday when Futurelooks went down to GIGABYTE’s HQ in California to see their then new Z87 series boards back in June of 2013. It’s 2014 now, and it is time once again for a full refresh to keep up with the latest and greatest from Intel. Of course, the only way to properly get the most out of your new Intel Core processor is to pair it with a great motherboard. And GIGABYTE believes that they have come up with such a board. Or should we say, boards! GIGABYTE is launching an entire lineup of Intel Z97 and H97 series motherboards to fill every PC DIY need.
The GIGABYTE Intel 9 series starts with four categories including the G1 Gaming, Ultra Durable, Black Edition, and Overclocking Series to fit your needs by focusing on what is most important to you. The G1 Gaming Series comes with your Killer NIC, AMP-UP high-end audio, and support for multiple graphics cards, and has shed the green military theme for a brand new red and black motif. The Overclocking Series also returns, and will help the hardcore enthusiast break the next overclocking record, or at least help a novice overclock like a pro. The Ultra Durable Series is refined to save you money by outlasting the competition for everyday users. And finally, the new Ultra Durable Black Series is tested for an extra 168 hours to ensure it is the last board you need for professional or workstation class workloads.
You can find the preview of the first Intel Z97 board to hit our benches, the GA-Z97X Ultra Durable right here on Futurelooks, with our reviews of boards from other companies rolling out soon. The full press release is posted below.
GIGABYTE Launches Full Range of 9 Series Z97 and H97 Motherboards
4 New Series Including G1™ Gaming, Overclocking Series, Black Edition and Ultra Durable™
May 7th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launched their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel® Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
“GIGABYTE is excited to launch 4 new series of motherboards for the Intel 9 series chipset, each offering a host of new and unique GIGABYTE features matched with GIGABYTE signature quality and durability,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “Our 9 series motherboards also offer a future proof platform to our customers by supporting the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors including the soon to launch refresh and unlocked CPUs, as well as future 5th generation Intel Core processors, ensuring they will be able to take advantage of current and upcoming Intel technologies.”
GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming Motherboards
GIGABYTE 9 series G1™ gaming motherboards were designed to deliver top-notch features that matter most to gamers. From incorporating industry-leading GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio technologies that allow gamers and audiophiles to experience crisp, ultra sound effects while gaming and the richest possible sound experience while listening to their favorite music and movies, to ultra-fast onboard Gigabit LAN solutions from Killer™ and Intel, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards were designed for gamers that aren’t satisfied with second best.
With a full range of top-to-bottom G1™ gaming motherboards including the compact, yet powerful Z97N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX motherboard, GIGABYTE has a gaming motherboard suited for any type of gamer, no matter what type of game they play. Featuring the distinctive G1™ detailing and sexy new red and black styling, GIGABYTE G1™ motherboards are sure to make gamers stand out from the horde.
GIGABYTE SOC (Super OverClocking) Motherboards
Following the success of the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, the #1 most overclocked motherboard on HWBOT.org in 2013, GIGABYTE has unleashed 2 new Z97 chipset-based overclocking motherboards, the Z97X-SOC FORCE and Z97X-SOC. With a host of unique OC features and bleeding-edge hardware design, GIGABYTE 9 series overclocking motherboards will allow even novice users to ‘Overclock Like a Pro’.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ Black Edition Motherboards
As the undisputed leader of motherboard quality and durability, GIGABYTE has set out to show just how tough their motherboards are with the launch of their new Ultra Durable™ Black Edition motherboards. Each individual GIGABYTE Black Edition motherboard has undergone an extra 168 hours (7 days) of server-grade full system testing at our new state-of-the-art testing facility at the GIGABYTE Nanping, Taiwan factory to ensure every board delivers on its promise of Ultra Durability.
GIGABYTE Black Edition motherboard owners who register online and join the GIGABYTE Black Edition Members Club where they will receive exclusive member benefits including an additional 1 year warranty program for their motherboard.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ Motherboards
GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ motherboards bring together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer users the absolute ultimate platform for their next PC build. With features normally reserved for more expensive motherboards including the latest next generation transfer technologies such as SATA Express and M.2, exclusive high-end audio features advanced gaming networking, gold plated hardware connectors and killer good looks, GIGABYTE 9 series Ultra Durable™ motherboards are in a class of their own.
GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboard Lineup
|G1™ Gaming Series|
|GA-Z97X-Gaming G1||GA-Z97X-Gaming GT||G1.Sniper Z97||GA-Z97X-Gaming 7|
|GA-Z97X-Gaming 5||GA-Z97X-Gaming 3||GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5||GA-Z97N-Gaming 5|
|GA-H97-Gaming 3||G1.Sniper H6|
|Ultra Durable™ Series|
|GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK||GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK||GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK|