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GIGABYTE reveals new fleet of Aorus X299 motherboards

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2017 11:20 pm

Computex 2017 - GIGABYTE today revealed its new fleet of Aorus X299 gaming motherboards in Taipei, Taiwan.




The new Aorus gaming motherboard line is specifically built for Intel's new enthusiast-grade X299 series processors, and features a number of premium additions to enhance users' PC gaming experience. The line features Ultra Durable base plates and reinforced PCIe lanes to reduce GPU sag damage as well as thermal head spreaders for M.2 SSDs and Intel's new Optane Memory technology. Stylish accenting is added by the Aorus X299 Gaming 9 and 7's RGB LEDs, which can be customized with software to add more flair to any build.


GIGABYTE's new X299 Aorus Gaming Series also comes with Smart Fan 5 software which allows users to optimize and control their cooling system. The company explains the benefits of its Fan Stop Technology in the latest press release: "Fan stop technology reduces unnecessary wear on fans when the system is below a specific temperature, stopping all fans until they are needed. With improved control and up-to-the-second information on flow-rate and water-temperature through the Hybrid Fan Pin Headers, the new Smart Fan 5 offers users complete mastery over their PC. To ensure the ultimate liquid cooling experience, high-current 3 amperage pin header has been added to power the most demanding water pumps available for PC cooling."

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ASRock X399 Taichi is ready for AMD ThreadRipper 16C/32T

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2017 1:40 am

Computex 2017 - AMD just detailed their new HEDT processor range with ThreadRipper, and now we have ASRock with their upcoming X399 Taichi motherboard.




As you can see the CPU socket itself is freakin' huge, with 8 x DDR4 DIMMs in total.




The gear-like chipset heat sink looks great, while there's plenty of PCIe slots to keep multi-GPU fans like myself happy.

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac: up to 12C/24T CPU power in ITX form

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 29, 2017 4:13 pm

Computex 2017 - If there's something that's super surprising for me at Computex this year, it would be the unveiling of mITX motherboards on the new X299 chipset from Intel.





ASRock's new X299E-ITX/ac motherboard uses the LGA 2011-3 socket, and has 4 x DDR4 SO-DIMM slots.




There's USB Type-C connectivity, dual GbE oprts, and Wi-Fi as well.

X299 AORUS Gaming 9 teased, ready for 12C/24T CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 29, 2017 1:41 am

Computex 2017 - AORUS is preparing a trio of new X299 motherboards, led by the upcoming X299 AORUS Gaming 9 motherboard which looks freakin' hot as hell.




GIGABYTE has used orange LEDs in all of the right places, lighting up the PCIe slots, DIMMs, chipset, and even the I/O backplate.

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MSI prepares mid-range X299 GAMING PRO

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 18, 2017 1:50 am

As we are sliding into the hectic fun that is Computex 2017, MSI is teasing its mid-range X299 GAMING PRO motherboard.




This new motherboard features support for the X299 chipset, providing quad-channel DDR4 support, with MSI reinforcing the memory slots on each side of the CPU socket. MSI calls its socket 'Turbo Socket', but we don't know if that's MSI or Intel's choice.


There's an 8-pin connector that is joined by a 4-pin connector, which will have MSI pushing their upcoming X299 GAMING PRO motherboard for overclocking. We should expect MSI to unveil this board during Computex, which takes place between May 30 and June 3.

MSI's next-gen X99 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 16, 2017 4:33 am

MSI is teasing its next-gen X299 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard ahead of what should hopefully be their full unveiling at Computex 2017 in a couple of weeks.




The X299 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard has four beautiful reinforced PCIe slots, three shielded M.2 slots, three ethernet connectors, USB 3.1, and two Wi-Fi antennas.




MSI's GODLIKE motherboards are their flagship series, so we should expect everything including the kitchen sink on the upcoming MSI X299 GODLIKE GAMING board.

MSI teases its next-gen X299 motherboard

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 9, 2017 4:23 am

MSI has started teasing its next-gen motherboard based on Intel's upcoming X299 platform, and man does it look slick AF. MSI's upcoming X299 motherboard has a bunch of beautiful RGB LEDs running under the hood, with three M.2 slots on the motherboard and plenty of x16 ports for 4-way SLI/CF systems.




It will be using the upcoming LGA 2066 socket, and MSI's own Audio Boost VI technology - and MSI will reportedly be using a 6-pin PCIe power connector above the first PCIe x16 slot, something that you'll need when running multi-GPU configurations. MSI will be making this X299 board their showcase motherboard for high-end/enthusiast systems, and I can't wait to build a new PC around it. Oh yeah.


Intel will reportedly be launching 12C/24T processors based on the upcoming Kaby Lake X architecture, a knee jerk reaction to the multi-threaded war that AMD is waging with Intel and its Ryzen processors. These new high-end CPUs are being dropped two months early, with Intel seemingly scared out of their pants over Ryzen.

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MSI bundles super-fast Optane M.2 with motherboards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Apr 26, 2017 2:00 am

MSI has just unleashed 3 new motherboard bundles that include Intel's new Optane Memory pre-installed into the M.2 slot on the board, with the new bundles dubbed 'Opt Boost' variants of MSI's boards.




MSI will be launching the Z270 Tomahawk Opt Boost, which will feature support for high-speed DDR4, USB 3.1 ports, and dual M.2 slots - with MSI using a 16GB Optane drive in the second M.2 slot on the board.




The second board is the B250M Bazooka, a micro-ATX motherboard on the mid-range B250 chipset, meaning it will not have overclocking support, with its single M.2 slot used up by the Optane drive.

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BIOSTAR reveals world first mini-ITX for AMD Ryzen CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Apr 20, 2017 7:04 am

We've all been waiting for mini-ITX motherboards ready for AMD's new Ryzen CPUs, and here we are: BIOSTAR has finally announced the world's first mini-ITX motherboards for AMD's new AM4 platform.




BIOSTAR has announced the BIOSTAR RACING X370GTN and RACING B350GTN mini-ITX motherboards, both falling into the RACING Series family, with both of the AM4-capable boards featuring BIOSTAR's second-gen RACING features like 5050 LED Fun Zones with dual 5050 LED headers for DIY customization, and their exclusive VIVID LED DJ with full RGB LED control.




BIOSTAR's new mITX motherboards are perfect for your monster-fast Ryzen gaming PC, especially if you throw in a Ryzen 5 1600X (6C/12T) or the Ryzen 7 1800X (8C/16T). Better yet, the new motherboards are pretty cheap, at $129 for the higher-end RACING X370GTN, while it's just $109 for the upcoming RACING B350GTN.