GIGABYTE AORUS On Display At Dreamhack 2022

This September, Dreamhack 2022 took place in Melbourne and gamers everywhere converged to experience one of the best gaming events around. Dreamhack is one of the largest gaming lifestyle events held annually around the world that sees one of the biggest LAN events take place as well as a range of major eSports competitions. 

When it comes to gaming, especially at high levels, there is one brand that sits at the forefront of gamers minds, and that is GIGABYTE. At Dreamhack 2022 in Melbourne, GIGABYTE was there in full force with the latest GIGABYTE AORUS and GIGABYTE AERO hardware, as well as giving gamers the chance to take their gaming to the next level.

GIGABYTE AORUS on full display at the Intel booth

GIGABYTE AORUS made their presence known at the Intel booth, showing off some of their high-performance systems that are perfect for gamers and content creators alike.


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First up on display was some of the latest AORUS gaming hardware that ensures that gamers not only stay in the fight but does so by offering some of the best gaming performance around.

The AORUS themed gaming PC was powered by some of the most popular gaming hardware that GIGABYTE AORUS offers. This build truly displayed the sort of gaming PC that can be built to provide stellar PC gaming performance without breaking the bank.

AORUS gaming PC build specifications:

  • AORUS C500 Glass case
  • Intel Core i7 12700K processor
  • Z690 AORUS PRO DDR4 motherboard
  • AORUS WATERFORCE X 360 cooler
  • AORUS RTX 3070 Ti MASTER graphics card
  • 16GB AORUS RGB DDR4 3333MHz memory
  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000S M.2 SSD storage

AORUS FI32U UHD 4K Gaming Monitor 

This build was hooked up to the beastly FI32U monitor, offering unparalleled 4K gaming visuals. The FI32U 4K gaming monitor is one of the most popular gaming monitors within the AORUS range, offering stunning 4K graphics thanks to its IPS display. The fast 144Hz refresh rate ensures that gamers experience buttery smooth visuals without any screen tearing. Sporting HDMI 2.1, the FI32U monitor by AORUS is also the perfect choice for next generation console gamers, allowing a 120Hz refresh rate at 4K resolution. 

Paired with a 1ms GTG response time, this gaming monitor is the perfect accompaniment for any gamer that takes gaming seriously.

The FI32U comes packed with the following specs:

  • 31.5 inch SS IPS panel
  • 90% DCI-P3/ 123% sRGB colour saturation
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 1ms GTG response time
  • 144Hz refresh rate with 120Hz for consoles
  • VESA Display HDR400
  • HDMI 2.1

AORUS 17 Gaming Laptop

Next up on show was the perfect solution for gamers that want to be able to play the latest games but want to do so in a smaller, portable form factor, was the AORUS 17 gaming laptop.

The new AORUS 17 is the definitive high-end gaming laptop. Combining the incredible gaming power of an Intel Core i9 12700H CPU with an GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, the AORUS 17 is perfect for gamers on the move.

The gaming laptop boasts a 17 inch IPS display and offers a blistering fast refresh rate of 360Hz, all while sporting a 90% screen to body ratio. This essentially means that you are getting a 17 inch display within the chassis of a 15 inch laptop.

AERO Themed PC

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In addition to the AORUS gaming PC and AORUS 17 gaming laptop, GIGABYTE also showcased some of the latest GIGABYTE AERO creator hardware that is not only fantastic for gamers but that is also perfect for all types of content creators.

For those that need to get the best performance possible for gaming as well as for highly demanding tasks such as video editing and streaming, the AERO themed computer truly showed what the AERO hardware was capable of.

Powered by an Intel Core i9 12900KS CPU and a GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Ti VISION OC GPU, this PC build offers the kind of performance that is hard to rival.

AERO PC build specifications:

  • Fractal Define 7 Compact – White
  • Intel Core i9 12900KS processor
  • Z690 AERO G DDR4 motherboard
  • AORUS WATERFORCE X 360 cooler
  • GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Ti VISION OC graphics card
  • 32GB AORUS RGB DDR4 3333MHz memory
  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000S M.2 SSD storage

GIGABYTE M32U 32 Inch UHD 4K Monitor

The AERO PC build needs a monitor that can display the kind of 4K graphics that this beast of a PC is churning out, and the perfect match for this was the GIGABYTE M32U 4K display.

Content creators need a display that offers brilliant colour accuracy, especially if they are producing 4K videos for the likes of YouTube. It is important to ensure that viewers are able to watch created content in the way that the creator originally intended. The M32U offers a vibrant display that offers great colour representation, all the the eye-opening screen size of 32 inches. 

One of the key features of the M32U that is ideal for content creators is the inclusion of a KVM switch. The inbuilt KVM allows the user to use a single monitor across multiple devices using a single mouse and keyboard.

The M32U comes packed with the following specs:

  • 31.5 inch SS IPS display
  • 90% DCI-P3/ 123% sRGB colour saturation
  • 10bits (8bit + FRC) display colours
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 1ms GTG response time
  • 144Hz refresh rate with 120Hz for consoles
  • VESA Display HDR400

AERO 16 Creator Laptop

Like the AORUS 17 gaming laptop, GIGABYTE also showed off their AERO 16 creator laptop. This laptop provides incredible performance for content creators that require something in a more portable form factor than that of a traditional desktop PC.

Packing the latest 12th generation Intel CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPU, the AERO 16 is the go to choice for content creators that are looking for the perfect laptop that can handle strenuous multi tasking operations such as video production, audio production, graphics and animation work, as well as high resolution content streaming.

Not only does the AERO 16 laptop come jam packed with the latest high-powered computer hardware, but it also offers a 16 inch AMOLED display. Thanks to its X-Rite Certified display, the factory calibrated and PANTONE certified AERO 16 is perfect for those that require complete colour accuracy.

GIGABYTE Sponsors the Intel Cash Box Prize Giveaway

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Showing off some of the latest gaming hardware was not the only thing GIGABYTE was up to at the Dreamhack 2022 Intel booth, they were also part of the Intel Cash Box prize giveaway.

The Intel Cash Box giveaway saw Dreamhack attendees given the chance to instantly win prizes and go into the draw to win a major prize. Entrants were required to enter the ticket box that would then spin a large number of prize tickets around. By grabbing one of the swirling prize tickets, the contestant had the chance of winning one of the instant win prize packs or entering into the major draw.

The daily instant win prizes included a killer hardware bundle made up of an Intel Core i7 12700K CPU and a Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 motherboard. Entrants could also instantly win a 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000S M.2 SSD

For the Dreamhack 2022 attendee that was lucky enough to win the major prize of the Intel Cash Box giveaway they were treated to one of the best gaming laptops around, the AORUS 17 XE4. This laptop features an Intel Core i& 12700H CPU, 16GB of DDR4 3200MHz memory, 1TB PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD, and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU.

Intel Gamer Days AORUS Giveaway

The Intel Price Box wasn’t the only promotion that GIGABYTE was involved in during Dreamhack 2022. Intel and GIGABYTE partnered together as part of the Intel Gamer Days campaign to offer those that were unable to attend Dreamhack the chance to participate in an amazing giveaway promotion.

For those that were not at Dreamhack, they had the chance to take their gaming to the next level with an AORUS gaming system giveaway. The lucky winner was treated to a high spec, high performance AORUS build from GIGABYTE and Intel.

The winner was treated to a high performance gaming build that offered the following:

  • AORUS C500 Glass case
  • Intel Core i7 12700K processor
  • Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 motherboard
  • AORUS WATERFORCE X 360 cooler
  • AORUS RTX 3080 MASTER graphics card
  • 16GB AORUS RGB DDR4 3333MHz memory
  • 1TB AORUS Gen4 7000S M.2 SSD storage

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Much Needed System Upgrades in the BYOC Area

Finally, as part of the partnership with Intel at Dreamhack 2022, GIGABYTE provided Dreamhack attendees with the chance to upgrade their own computers in the BYOC area. 

Working with a different PC retailer each day, attendees were able to try their luck at scoring some much needed upgrades for their gaming computers, such as with an Intel Core i7 12700K CPU, Z690 AORUS ELITE AX motherboard, AORUS RAM, and M.2 SSD.

GIGABYTE partnered with MSY on Friday (day 1), PLE on Saturday (day 2), and Mwave on Sunday (day 3).

Everyone that was in the BYOC was invited to participate and enter the BYOC upgrade giveaway and together with Intel and retailers, GIGABYTE was able to ensure that those winners that were selected were in need of a serious PC upgrade. It was also ensured that the winners received an upgrade that their current system would greatly benefit from.

The winner on the second day of the promotion had a system that was so old that GIGABYTE also upgraded their old GPU with a brand new GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti GAMING OC GPU, and PLE upgraded their case and PSU as well. Their original PC was described as “some old black thing with a 7-8 year old i7 CPU”. 

Thanks to the BYOC upgrade, this gamer was treated not just to a system upgrade, but a complete PC overhaul. 

ESL Gamification and GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE was not only partnering with Intel at Dreamhack 2022 Intel both, they were also partnered with ESL to support the ESL Gamification event. ESL is one of the largest eSports organisations worldwide, providing some of the biggest eSport competition around.

The ESL Gamification event required Dreamhack attendees to gather points as they went around experiencing Dreamhack 2022 and registering these points on the app. A large number of QR codes were scattered around the venue, requiring attendees to scan the codes to collect their points. 

Once the participant had collected enough ESL Gamification points, they were able to spin a prize wheel for a chance to win some great prizes. 

GIGABYTE was proud to work with ESL to sponsor the ESL Gamification event with 4x FI32Q-X and 2 x FV43U monitors for winners to get their hands on.

The AORUS FI32Q-X monitor provides gamers with a 32 inch SS IPS display that offers a QHD resolution that is perfect for gamers that want a competitive edge. HDMI 2.1 offers up to 270Hz refresh rate for tear free gaming on PC and 120Hz for console gamers. With a 1ms GTG response time, gamers experience instantaneous gameplay input when every second counts.

The built-in KVM also means that the FI32Q-X monitor is not only perfect for gamers but is a great choice for content creators and professionals that want to incorporate a killer display into their daily workflow.

The perfect display for console gamers is the FV43U. Sporting an absolutely massive 43 inch screen, next-gen console gaming on this display is a dream come true. Generally large monitors often come with a tradeoff when it comes to speed, but thanks to the included HDMI 2.1, the FV43U is able to offer gamers a blazingly fast refresh rate of 144Hz (120Hz for consoles) with a refresh rate of 1ms MPRT.

When it comes to sound, the FV43U comes loaded with Space Audio which helps provide you with some of the most immersive audio possible when watching Movies and TV, as well as playing video games.