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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  • Flunk - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Who cares, no new processors mean we don't need new boards. Boards are a distant second-fiddle.
  • Valantar - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    That depends how you define "new" processors - Intel is working on Skylake 5.0 after all. Soon we can all bask in the glory of our 300W 10c20t space heater CPUs.

    ...or, you know, just use a 3900X at half the power.
  • Alistair - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    It's kind of funny reading everyone speculating, we already know everything, the CPUs and the motherboards. Not sure if I can post this here?

  • Danvelopment - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    They're renaming to Terabyte?

    It's lucky they didn't choose Kilobyte.
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    They could at least future-proof a little bit and name the company Petabyte. Given the leisurely pace of technological development for PCs, it would stay relevant for a lot longer in the consumer space.
  • yeeeeman - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Why bother with sponsoring a z490 motherboard launch?
  • Valantar - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    Because Intel's marketing department is covering the cost, and Intel desperately wants to appear as if they are competing with AMD.
  • 1_rick - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    As long as the Intel fanboys are out there insisting on spending the extra money on the top-tier Intel chip because it gets 240fps instead of 220fps, they ARE competing.

    [this aside incorporates an acknowledgement that there are AMD fanboys too]
  • shabby - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    They drove a dump truck full of money to dr Ian's house...
  • scineram - Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - link

    They will need some big ass VRMs for the new Skylake Refresh, for sure.

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