GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office.
GIGABYTE is an avid supporter of the overclocking community; we sponsor HWBOT and build products with hardcore overclockers in mind. The SOC series motherboards is made specifically for record breaking. Features such as Dual Bios, OC Touch and OC Ignition are present on the SOC series with DualBIOS making its way onto the Gaming series.
- DualBIOS features two physical BIOS ROMS mounted onto the motherboard. One chip acts as the "Main" BIOS while the other serves as a backup.
- OC Touch, a GIGABYTE exclusive feature, includes a range of easy to use buttons and switches for overclocking that are built directly onto the motherboard.
- OC Ignition is another GIGABYTE exclusive feature. When the OC Ignition button is pressed, it gives continuous, uninterrupted power to all the motherboard's connected drives and system fans, but not to the CPU. This is useful in 'cold bug' situations when you need to heat the CPU to a bootable temperature, but you'd prefer the fans to keep spinning, reducing moisture build-up.
In 2017, GIGABYTE launched a new brand of premium gaming motherboards – AORUS.
AORUS is a premium gaming brand focused on customization and personalization and made specifically for gamers. Featuring liquid cooling support, RGB LEDs with a plethora of customization options and a new and improved smart fan control, AORUS gives gamers more control as well as the ability for them to express themselves.
GIGABYTE has long been recognized by the overclocking community as a leading hardware vendor due to their commitment to quality and excellence in designing and engineering high-end performance products that meet the special demands of the enthusiast power user.