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The Coolest Things at CES 2017 from GIGABYTE & AORUS

By: Steven Bassiri | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Walking Around the Showcase




GIGABYTE's 2016 30th Anniversary Mod2Win competition winner was boloisbolo with Project Triptych. The sleek blue and white mod won the attention of the judges and was showcased along with the other finalists in the center of GIGABYTE's CES2017 ballroom.


Along with custom built case mods, we also saw a wide array of builds from system integrators. Here we have a sick AVADirect PC built for VR gaming powering an Oculus Rift demo. There were many other systems on display powering VR demos, but this orange and white one using an AORUS motherboard was one of my favorites.





GIGABYTE also has a Xtreme Gaming brand of accessories, cases, and GPUs. I also spotted a new GIGABYTE power supply, the XP1200M is under the Xtreme Gaming brand of products and offers 80 Plus Platinum certification, modular cables, a single 12v rail, and 1200W of power.


GIGABYTE also has new SLI HB bridges for the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs. These bridges offer RGB lighting and can be synced with RGB LEDs found on AORUS motherboards.




What you see is an underwater unmanned rover, capable of diving down to 6000 feet and exploring. It's used to diffuse mines or help survey for oil drilling. VideoRay produces these rovers, and they cost tens of thousands of dollars. The rover pictured here is actually for a military of another country (not the USA).


The GIGABYTE connection is that the host control unit for the rover is powered by a BRIX mini-PC - VideoRay said it's perfect for this use scenario.

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