Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [TT] GK-K8000 keyboard up close and personal
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[TT] GK-K8000 keyboard up close and personal

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Source

Quote:
This morning we are gathered with worldwide media at the Gigabyte headquarters in Taiwan for their Spring Break event and Plug-Fest 2008. It’s an event which allows media to get an early look at Gigabyte’s upcoming Intel P45 Express based motherboards.

Presentations have just completed and we are on a break and the benchmarking session will begin shortly. At our benchmark desk when we arrived was sitting a GK-K8000 gaming keyboard. We were told they were delayed due to design issues but there seems to be many of them scattered throughout this meeting room. Maybe they are not the final version though.

First impressions are good though… first thing I noticed is just how solid it is. If I were to estimate, I’d say it weighs around 1KG without cables attached and the keys are very solid and feels great when typing. It has a detachable USB connector which is a bit odd but might be good if you are moving around to LAN parties for example.

We’ll try and take one away with us when the event is finished so we can spend some more time with it and give you our full opinion. For now, it’s time to break and then we’re getting into the P45 benchmarking and overclocking.
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
Rig
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS EVGA GTX 1070 FTW 4x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G403 Steelseries QcK Mass M-Audio AV40 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3615QM GT 650M 16GB DDR3 256GB SSD 
OS
OS X Mountain Lion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 20


added a pic for the lazy people
Lucy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 970A-D3P MSI GTX 750ti 2 X 8 GB Ballistic 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ SSD WD Samsung DVD Windows 7 
MonitorPowerMouse
Dual Asus 24" 600w Silverstone Quad 12v G5 
  hide details  
Reply
Lucy
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 970A-D3P MSI GTX 750ti 2 X 8 GB Ballistic 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
OCZ SSD WD Samsung DVD Windows 7 
MonitorPowerMouse
Dual Asus 24" 600w Silverstone Quad 12v G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKKROW View Post


added a pic for the lazy people
[Sarcasm]Looks good![/Sarcasm]
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cataclysm
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 Sapphire 4850 4x 2GB DDR2-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD1600AAJS Random IDE Sony DVD Burner Tuniq Tower 120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
6x 120mm Scythe SY1225SL12SH Fans Thermalright T-RAD2 2x 92mm Scythe DFS922512M-PWM Fans Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 19" @ 1400x900 Sceptre 19" @ 1280x1024 Cherry G81-7000LPAUS-2 (MY Switches) Corsair 650TX 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 900 Razer Diamondback 3G A black one with a cat in a hammock Asus Xonar D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 20
Am I the only person who doesn't care about an article showing some pictures of an organe and black keyboard?

An enthralling read. Really.
Metal Case
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 ASUS GeForce GTX285 1GB 6GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB Vista Ultimate 64-bit Asus 24" 850W 
  hide details  
Reply
Metal Case
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 ASUS GeForce GTX285 1GB 6GB Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500GB Vista Ultimate 64-bit Asus 24" 850W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 20
Well even if its not exciting to look at, it looks solidly built and should serve its purpose well, i like it.
Celos
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus Maximus Formula Sapphire AMD 6950 2GB 4x 2GB G.Skills PC8000 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Crucial M4 Windows 7 x64 Samsung T260 Samsung 913N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev 2 Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Asus Xonar 
  hide details  
Reply
Celos
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus Maximus Formula Sapphire AMD 6950 2GB 4x 2GB G.Skills PC8000 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Crucial M4 Windows 7 x64 Samsung T260 Samsung 913N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev 2 Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Asus Xonar 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 20
Ugly...
post #7 of 20
I don't like the design much. It looks like something from the 80's.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.8Ghz / E8600 @ 4.8Ghz 24/7! DFI X48 DK HD 4870 + (4870x2) 4gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer @1100 4.4.4.12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 x 250GB Sata II in raid 0 LG Dual Layer Burner XP pro sp2 / Vista Ultimate 22 Inch BenQ / 24 Inch Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G 11 Silverstone Strider 850w Modular Antec 900 Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
Nova Microoptic 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.8Ghz / E8600 @ 4.8Ghz 24/7! DFI X48 DK HD 4870 + (4870x2) 4gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer @1100 4.4.4.12 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3 x 250GB Sata II in raid 0 LG Dual Layer Burner XP pro sp2 / Vista Ultimate 22 Inch BenQ / 24 Inch Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G 11 Silverstone Strider 850w Modular Antec 900 Razer Copperhead 
Mouse Pad
Nova Microoptic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 20
There are quite a few people who grew up using and loving old style IBM clicker keyboards mind you, but all in all its a matter of opinion! I do like it but wouldnt change my G15 for it
Celos
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus Maximus Formula Sapphire AMD 6950 2GB 4x 2GB G.Skills PC8000 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Crucial M4 Windows 7 x64 Samsung T260 Samsung 913N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev 2 Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Asus Xonar 
  hide details  
Reply
Celos
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus Maximus Formula Sapphire AMD 6950 2GB 4x 2GB G.Skills PC8000 DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMonitor
Crucial M4 Windows 7 x64 Samsung T260 Samsung 913N 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Rev 2 Thermaltake Toughpower 850w Thermaltake Kandalf LCS Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries Asus Xonar 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 20
Doesn't look too bad. Might be a nice match for people using DFI Dark-series motherboards. I'm more interested in how it types and what features it will have in the end however.
The Replacement
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
  hide details  
Reply
The Replacement
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I5 6600K Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 Ultra  EVGA GTX 750 Ti Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x16GB DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Reactor 1TB LG Blu-Ray Burner Cryorig H7 Window 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Code 87 Clears Rosewill Photon 650 Fractal Design Core 3500W 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
CM Storm Xornet II Steelseries QCK+ Creative Sound Blaster Zx Sennheiser PC-360 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 20
its ugly... If it is a true mechanical style keyboard, and is priced decently, I'll consider buying one... I am not going to go out of my way to over spend on this by any means...

Since my old school IBM keyboard died, i have been using cheapo $4 keyboards from frys... They seem to work fine. But i am still in the market for a nice keyboard. This one just doesn't do it for my visually... When more detailed specs come out, I'll reconsider this idea...
good enough
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 3ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L 9800GT 2x2gb fatility DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
2 x 74gb raptor raid0 win7 64bit Samsung 245BW Razer 3G diamondback 
Mouse Pad
glass core pad 
  hide details  
Reply
good enough
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 3ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L 9800GT 2x2gb fatility DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
2 x 74gb raptor raid0 win7 64bit Samsung 245BW Razer 3G diamondback 
Mouse Pad
glass core pad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [TT] GK-K8000 keyboard up close and personal