Our massive Gigabyte Blowout Competition is now over, and what a competition it was! With nearly 170 entries, including some amazing cakes and illustrations, it was harder than ever before to pick the winners. But winners had to be picked, and so here we present to you the best of the best, including some very wonderful honourable mentions.
Thanks to the excellent folks at Gigabyte, we’ve got ourselves a bunch of fantastic hardware to give away — and we want to give it away to you. We’ve got three prize packs up for grabs, each of which contains a brand-spanking-new Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 Windforce Series as well as an Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (check out our review right here).
Click on through for all the details on how to enter!
Using your mobile at a gas station can cause the pump to explode into flames. Increasing the amount of memory on a video card from 2GB to 4GB will increase game performance. Blue whales are the largest living things on Earth. Which of these three facts is actually true? The answer will probably surprise you – they’re all bollocks. Mobiles have never caused a fire at a petrol station, the largest living thing on the planet is technically a mushroom colony in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest, and doubling your VRAM from 2GB to 4GB has absolutely no impact on performance… for 99.99% of users. Find out why inside.
Two weeks ago, we ran a competition to give away a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti — a card that we noted for its “excellent performance while remaining whisper quiet”, while providing “solid value for money”. Needless to say, a lot of you were after the card, and sorting through over 300 excellent entries was one hell of a task. But only one could be the winner, and now it’s time to introduce them to the world…
You may remember that last month we did a thorough hardware review of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti? And that we described its “excellent performance while remaining whisper quiet” and called it “solid value for money”? Well, now we’re putting our money where your mouth is, so to speak — and giving one away.
Along with their Aivia Osmium keyboard, Gigabyte recently sent us an Aivia Krypton mouse for review, but unlike the rough-and-ready metal construction of the Osmium, the Krypton nestles comfortably into the palm of your hand and won’t really hold up if you need to cave in a skull with it. Boasting an 8200 dpi sensor, a dual chassis design and the same five onboard profiles as the Osmium, the Krypton look like a solid investment. But how does it rack up?
With NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 660 coming in slightly under the 670 price point, the question on everyone’s lips is: is it cheap enough for the performance you get? We took Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 660 Ti Windforce 2X model into the shop to put it through its paces and find out whether it’s been worth the wait for the money-conscious gamer.
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