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Old June 21, 2010, 10:05 PM
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Gigabyte has long been known as a leader in numerous fields and in the new few months they are looking to take things to the next level. In this article we take a closer look at some of the technologies which they will be introducing including the already-available Unlocked Power and the innovative CloudOC....

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Old June 21, 2010, 10:09 PM
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I was wondering what "CloudOC" might be, but now I see that it's a play on the ASUS remote control. Not sure I like the idea that it allows control over the internet... sounds a bit too much like a security hole waiting to happen that would open up your bios to outside control. I think I'll stick with my USB connection for now.... ;)
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Gigabyte is good at making things go rock solid. I mean, they're good at making rock solid things.

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Shame they didn't make a new Odin GT.
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The 'Unlocked power' feature caught my eye. In particular, this:
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When enabled, Dual Power Switching (DPS) splits the 24 phases into two separate sets of 12 phases. In doing so, during light/normal load conditions one set of 12 phases can be active while the other set is powered down. The sets of 12 phases alternate every time you shut down or hibernate your system in order to even out the wear & tear.
Does anyone see this as a potential issue when overclocking or troubleshooting a bad mobo? For example, what if one '12 phase pair' is faulty and the other is not, would this make troubleshooting and getting a good stable OC a PITA? This would make the poweer circuitry slightly different from one boot to another would it not? Or is my concern here unfounded?
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Interesting, I'll give them that much. Although I'm of the opinion that we're starting to scrape the barrel for mobo features. Realtime bios control sure has come a long way, though.

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Is that waterblock sitting on fins? Sure hope not, but it wouldn't be the first time GB's done that sort of thing.
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That CloudOC feature is certainly a fresh idea. I don't know how useful it will be in everyday life but it's new alright.
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Really liking the non-reference designs from GB with the Fermi cards. I was always a Fan of my Matrix GTX260 and its dual Fan cooler, looking forward to owning 1 or two from GB. And as always their Warranty Support is Top Tier as well so this is a win win showcase in my books.

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Article title almost makes it sound like these are new techs they have come up with, but really take it literally as they apparently are all new to gb. There is an equiv to every one offered by their rivals and avail on non top of the line MBs, eg: TurboEVO, T.Probe, USB charging etc. Article came off to me as alot of marketing FUD.
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