Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2014: GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards co-hosted a press conference with Intel to start off the Computex week to showcase their latest 9 series chipset based motherboards. Held at the Brown Sugar jazz bar in downtown Taipei, Taiwan, GIGABYTE had a lot scheduled to keep their guest on their toes, including speeches both from Intel and GIGABYTE, a gaming session featuring cosplay girls from LOL and a world record breaking overclocking demonstration.
Words from Intel and GIGABYTE
Starting the press conference on the right foot, GIGABYTE Vice President of Motherboard Business Unit, Mr. Henry Kao, opened the event by welcoming everyone and providing a brief introduction to GIGABYTE’s market position and their close cooperation with Intel which has helped achieve the success that GIGABYTE sees today. Next GIGABYTE VIP guess Lisa Graff, Intel Vice president of PC Client Group and General Manager of Desktop Client Group, introduced the latest innovations from Intel, including the new Haswell-E and Broadwell CPU, and mentioned how important the close relation with GIGABYTE to implement a “close to market need” design in the future chipset and CPU.
9 Series Launch New Limited Edition
Next up was Colin Brix, Marketing Director of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit to give a brief introduction to their newly launched 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors.
Overclocking World Record
Following the introduction speeches, media and partners were able to witness GIGABYTE Overclocking Evangelist HiCookie officially launch the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2, a limited edition motherboard designed to shatter all memory overclocking records. Specially engineered with 2 DIMM board and memory located nearest the CPU, HiCookie gave a step-by-step demonstration showcasing how easy it is to overclock the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 and was able to set the world’s highest frequency memory overclock record at 4.5 GHz stable using HyperX Predator memory from Kingston Technology, demolishing the almost year old record of 4.4 GHz.
Annie Leung, global strategic marketing manager, HyperX, said, “We are very proud to set the new overclocking world record with GIGABYTE as it establishes Kingston as the latest leader with its HyperX high-performance memory at the forefront of ground-breaking technologies that push the limits. HyperX is also a major supporter of the overclocking community hosting yearly global competitions and recently becoming an official partner of HWBOT.org. We hope to support and inspire those who are as passionate about pushing hardware and technology as we are.”