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Gigabyte unveils X299 AORUS gaming motherboards

Vendor says new gaming series motherboard have been designed to exceed expectations

Gigabyte unveils X299 AORUS gaming motherboards
The X299 AORUS gaming series will support X-series processors.

Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, recently unveiled its latest motherboard series built on the Intel X299 enthusiast platform.

Marked with the AORUS brand, the new X299 AORUS gaming motherboards have been designed to exceed expectations.

"With the unveiling of Intel's new X299 platform we are determined to show the PC industry our revolutionizing features," said Henry Kao, vice president, Gigabyte's Motherboard Business Unit. "Gigabyte's X299 AORUS motherboards is here to leave a lasting impression for enthusiasts searching for the ultimate PC experience."

The X299 AORUS gaming series will support X-Series processors. These boards will be available for purchase to the general public from June 2017.

Not only are there physical improvements but software enhancements are also included with the X299 platform.

Fashioned with RGB Fusion and onboard digital LEDs, the new X299 AORUS gaming 9 and X299 AORUS gaming 7 motherboards emblazon any chassis it's placed in. Digital LEDs make new patterns and styles possible using the flexible digital LED strips or digital LEDs onboard, as each LED can now be individually addressed.

Partnering with WTFast, users can now experience the benefits of having optimised connections while gaming with AORUS gaming motherboards.

"Gamers can expect to see upwards of a 60% overall connection improvement, including reduced ping and a much smoother connection," said Rob Bartlett, CEO, WTFast.

Hardware improvements over its predecessor include ESS Sabre audio and Asmedia ASM3142 USB 3.1, and exclusive features such as RGB Fusion with Digital LEDs, Smart Fan 5 with Fan Stop, and M.2 support. With all these enhancements the new X299 AORUS Gaming Series is ready for the future.

Enriched with new features in the smart fan 5 software suite, the X299 AORUS gaming series offers fan stop technology and even more enhancements for liquid cooling support. Fan stop technology reduces unnecessary wear on fans when the system is below a specific temperature, stopping all fans until they are needed. With improved control and up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the hybrid fan pin headers, the new Smart Fan 5 offers users complete mastery over their PC. To ensure the ultimate liquid cooling experience, high-current three amperage pin header has been added to power the most demanding water pumps available for PC cooling.

The new motherboards are known to be high-performance gaming motherboards and with a monthly WTFast subscription, gamers can experience the most stable and fastest gaming connection possible.


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