On April 30 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, Gigabyte is planning to stream a special event known as AORUS Direct on its YouTube. Nobody knows *what* specifically will be revealed just yet, but it looks like it’s going to be something big.

During AORUS Direct, Gigabyte is likely going to reveal some new top-notch motherboards that could hit the market soon. Though Gigabyte manufactures laptop devices and custom graphics cards, its production of motherboards is what the company is best known for. April 30, the company might just show off brand-new ones.

This could be exciting news for PC gamers. As the backbone of a computer, motherboards are one of the most important parts in any rig. And as the market for motherboards has become increasingly varied in recent years, as one of the largest motherboard manufacturers Gigabyte has been able to use its size to deliver a wide range of boards. These days motherboards don’t just vary in size – from towering EATX boards to tiny mini-ITX builds – but also ever-expanding feature sets such as USB Type-C ports, M.2 slots, Wi-Fi, and even RGB lighting controls.

As well, overclocking continues to remain popular, with performance-focused boards getting extra cooling and support for higher RAM speeds in order to maximize their performance potential. Based on what they’ve accomplished so far, whatever Gigabyte has to offer with a new line of motherboards should be pretty interesting to see.

Make sure to save the date and time so you can catch the AORUS Direct stream. If some fantastic motherboards are announced, you won’t want to miss it. If you can’t make it, don’t worry — a post-stream recap highlighting everything you need to know will also be available.

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Source: Gigabyte AORUS Direct

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  • MDD1963 - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    All I know is I can't *wait* to get a PCI-e 4.0 capable Z490 board, and, one month later, stuff the latest non-PCI-e 4.0 capable CPU in it as it releases on the 14nm +++++++ process with 100-200 more MHz! :) Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    It doesn't really have more mhz. That's only the 10 core. For example the "new" 10600k has lower boost clocks than the 8086k etc. Reply
  • mkaibear - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    > the "new" 10600k has lower boost clocks than the 8086k etc

    Why are you comparing a mainstream i5 part with a special edition i7? That seems a bit specious.
    Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    came out 2 years ago, the point is they were mass producing a better version of the same CPU 2 years ago... Reply
  • mkaibear - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Again, you're comparing a mainstream volume i5 part with a cherrypicked premium i7.

    It's like saying "well, the Bugatti Veyron could achieve 240mph 15 years ago so by now you'd expect my Ford Mondeo to be able to achieve 240mph"
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  • 1_rick - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Remember when the mainstream parts were faster every year? Pepperidge Farms does. Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    It's kind of ridiculous, he doesn't seem to realize we're talking about an old part. The Ryzen 3600X slaughters the 2 year old 1700X, isn't a problem, but Intel can't give us performance that beats a several year old part. Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    I want a 5ghz 6 core Intel CPU, not too much to ask. Reply
  • mkaibear - Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - link

    Except they can give you better performance if you compare apples with apples. Not cherry-picked special edition CPUs with mainstream parts. And trying to justify it by saying that the highest-end Ryzen 5 from 2019 beats the middle of the stack Ryzen 7 from 2017 is also a bit specious. Putting the same constraints on Intel's product stack gives a comparison between the i7-8700 and the i5-9600k, and funnily enough you find that the i5 outperforms the i7 when you make that fair comparison. Heck that i5 even outperforms the 8700k, the highest-end CPU Intel released in 2017.

    Yes, AMD developed an amazing new architecture with Zen, leading to some huge year-on-year improvements, but Intel hasn't done that. They're chasing diminishing returns.

    They're in the same stage that AMD was five years ago - desperately chasing iterative improvements in Bulldozer and trying to compete against a company which has a new architecture and massive improvements over the first few iterations.

    Or alternatively the same stage that Intel were in in the Athlon 64 era when AMD took them apart in price/performance and were able to improve dramatically over the first few iterations, Intel left desperately trying to improve Netburst incrementally.

    In short - it's expected that Intel will be having trouble competing, that's what history tells us, but nevertheless it doesn't excuse fanboy behaviour like making false equivalences and basing specious arguments on them.
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  • deil - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    well they never bothered about such media coverage, so I wonder how much innovation appeared in those... Reply

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