At the Computex show, manufacturers have two purposes – display and explain the new gear, and provide a ‘show’ for media and partners.  Part of the Gigabyte show over recent years as one of the main sponsors of Computex is their VIP suite on the 36th floor of the Taipei 101, reserved for media and special guests, with the main Gigabyte booth at one of the show halls nearer to the ground.  My first meeting this week was at the Gigabyte VIP Suite, looking at most of the new hardware and talking to the important people who make the decisions.

The Suite

Gigabyte is the sole company at Computex with a suite at the Taipei 101, and they take up the three conference rooms, including the boardroom.  In one section we have motherboards and motherboard technologies:

In the boardroom are mobile and SFF devices:

In the final room are the other segments of Gigabyte’s overall business – servers, GPUs, keyboards, mice and IPC.

The Hardware – Motherboards
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • karamazovmm - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    whats the mobo with some tubes on the pic called gal13? it looks interesting to say the least if they will have a mobo that actually supports custom cooling for the other components on the get to go
  • Homeles - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    The one with the tubes going into it is a blown up model of the board next to it. The heatsinks do support water cooling.
  • Aikouka - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - link

    I was rather interested when I read that Gigabyte did that, but I ended up disappointed when I saw the board. At least from what I could gather by zooming in on Newegg, it appears that Gigabyte used barbs and you can't remove them. I've only recently been getting into water cooling, but wouldn't most enthusiasts -- you know, those people that pay $400 for a motherboard -- prefer G1/4 ports so they can add their own fitting that "fits" their size and design preference.
  • TGressus - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

  • Myrandex - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    That dual Sandy Bridge-E Motherboard looks sweet!
  • TomWomack - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    I thought Sandy Bridge-E was normally used to refer to the i7/3820, 3930, 3960 ($570 for six 3.2GHz-turbo-3.8GHz cores); that board is described as Xeon E5 ($1552 for six 2.9GHz-turbo-3.5GHz cores).
  • IanCutress - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    Sandy Bridge-E is the processor family, split into the Core series and the Xeon series. As you would expect, this can only accept Xeons in a 2P configuration.
  • GotThumbs - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    Very cool that more companies are getting into the very small HTPC market. I have a Zotac ZBOX AD12-U and it does a great job connected to my tv via HDMI. Streams video from my server easily without taxing the cpu. I'm using XBMC/OpenELEC from a thumbdrive for now, but will add an SSD down the road.

    Very interesting information.

    Thanks Ian

  • crazedmodder - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    You did not show them but I hope you guys get the P35K and P34G laptops in for review.

    I am curious how good the screens, keyboards, fan noise and battery life are. Supposedly they are both 1080p and the P35K is IPS (P34G I have not seen the screen type mentioned so I assume TN). As long as they do a reasonable job in those areas I have definitely found my new laptop.
  • jb14 - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - link

    Thanks for showing some internal snaps of the brix box. I wonder if you have come across the haswell version of the intel NUC while there? Some of the usual sites have mentioned it comes with up to six USB ports and HD5000 graphics. It would be interesting to compare the brix and new NUC for features, as I can't remember if the Brix had HD5000 graphics or not.

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now