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Reversible USB 2.0 is here thanks to ASUS

Computex 2015 - With the world fighting for USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A to be integrated into all products, ASUS has taken a different route with one of its motherboard options, producing the world's first reversible USB 2.0 onboard port.

 

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A little weird yes and you might be thinking of it as old technology and useless. However, this could mean amazing applications in budget motherboards and office systems - no longer will you rock up to work, school or university and fiddle around with your presentation for 10 minutes trying to plug your USB key in.

 

Although I've tried to justify this technology to you, it's really up to the users to decide if they like it or not.

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Server and workstation boards by ASUS have arrived

Computex 2015 - For those not interested in the ASUS ROG gaming focus of Computex 2015, this company has also shown off a new range of server and workstation boards as displayed on a product wall.

 

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Featuring the X99-M WS, the X-99 WS/IPMI and the X99-E WS/USB 3.1, there was no AMD to be seen as the drive seems to be for X99 Intel only.

 

All based on similar architecture, the X99-M WS board lays claim to being "the most powerful X99 mATX board for small form factor gaming and professional market[s]," offering Intel Socket 2011 Core i7 Xeon support and four memory slots holding up to 64GB in total.

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ASUS showcases its TUF motherboard in style

Computex 2015 - ASUS wants to draw some focus towards its so-called TUF motherboard in Taipei, Taiwan and has done so by recruiting the help of Chinese modder Wei Zheng to make this great tough case PC mod named 'IMMORTAL'.

 

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Featuring a winged shield logo with accompanied by a the slogan "the ultimate force," ASUS explained that this SABERTOOTH Z97 Mark S is the toughest that it has produced yet, claiming that it "cannot be broken," thus has been placed into this "yet-to-be-broken box" by European bag brand Rimowa.

ASUS shows off its X99 range built into some wicked systems

Computex 2015 - ASUS has shown that it sure knows how to make an awesome system, showcasing the new X99 motherboard models within some great systems. What we build into the systems here (pictured) is the the X99-PRO/USB 3.1 and X99-DELUXE/USB 3.1 editions.

 

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With this stunning ASUS X99 DELUXE build being completed by 'Mods by Davido_Libido' all the way from the UK, it's not too often you see the big players get into the local modding scene like this and it's certainly something great to see. This deluxe system is powered by a Thermaltake DPS G 1050w power supply, combined with an Intel 750 1.2tb SSD and is all housed within an InWin 909 chassis.

 

As for motherboard features, the X99-PRO/USB 3.1 boasts ultra fast USB 3.1 support combined with eight RAM ports capable of quad-channel and hosting up to 128GB of memory in total. The X99-DELUXE/USB 3.1 makes claim to 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Type-A and a 'Fan Extension Card' for those looking to take things to the extreme.

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ASUS joins the party with the X99M-WS micro-ATX motherboard

Computex 2015 - We've just posted news of the new GIGABYTE mATX motherboard, helping show that the world is currently crazy about either super big or super small. ASUS has now joined the party with its higher specified X99M-WS micro-ATX offering with other applications in mind.

 

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Supporting a LGA2011v3 socket based on the Intel X99 Express chipset, this new offering is powered by a single 24-pin ATX and two 8-pin EPS plugs. There's also an optional 6-pin PCIe power port, depending on how you put this beast to use.

ASUS says that this motherboard will be the most powerful of its kind in this category, boasting 128GB quad-channel DDR4 memory support across tComputex 2015 - We've just posted news of the new GIGABYTE mATX motherboard, helping show that the world is currently crazy about either super big or super small. ASUS has now joined the party with its higher specified X99M-WS micro-ATX offering with other applications in mind.

 

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Supporting a LGA2011v3 socket based on the Intel X99 Express chipset, this new offering is powered by a single 24-pin ATX and two 8-pin EPS plugs. There's also an optional 6-pin PCIe power port, depending on how you put this beast to use.

ASUS says that this motherboard will be the most powerful of its kind in this category, boasting 128GB quad-channel DDR4 memory support across the four total slots.

 

There's two PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots on offer alongside a silence PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot and one PCI-E 2.0 x1 port. As for storage you can expect either SATA 6 Gb/s ports paired with a single 32 Gb/s M.2 offering.he four total slots.

 

There's two PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots on offer alongside a silence PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot and one PCI-E 2.0 x1 port. As for storage you can expext either SATA 6 Gb/s ports paired with a single 32 Gb/s M.2 offering.

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Mini is on everyone's mind with GIGABYTE launching the B150M-D3H mATX

Computex 2015 - It seems the technology world today either wants a massive three-way SLI watercooled beast or a teeny tiny mATX system. In order to appeal to the latter audience, GIGABYTE has launched its B150M-D3H Micro-ATX motherboard, based on the Intel B150 Express chipset.

 

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Reports claim that this board may be released at under $100 to the public and it offers a full-width mATX design featuring four DDR4 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel applications up to 2666 MHz.

 

One PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot is on offer alongside two legacy PCI and a single PCI-E 2.0 x16 port as far as expansion slots are concerned. A for storage there is a single 32 Gb/s M.2 port, two Sata-Express 16 Gb/s ports and six SATA 6 Gb/s spots.

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GIGABYTE launches new entry-level Z170-HD3 motherboard

Computex 2015 - With the general consumer in mind, GIGABYTE has pushed its new entry-level motherboard to the public in Taipei, Taiwan - the Z170-HD3 as seen on TechPowerUp.

 

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This socket LGA1151 board is designed for Intel's 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors and is powered by a 24-pin ATX and 8-pin connector.

 

Supporting dual-channel DDR4 RAM across four total slots, one PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot is on offer alongside a PCI-E 2.0 x16 and two PCI-E 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI ports.

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GIGABYTE ramps up the server game with a new board

Computex 2015 - The MT70-HD0 is certainly a server board to behold - featuring dual socket ARM support and coupled with an associated 2U rack mount, the H270-T70.

 

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This new release is based on the Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 processor and are designed to utilize the full power of Cavium's 48 core ARMv8 2.5GHz ThunderX chip.

 

The half-width MT70-HD0 motherboard is designed for this 48 core beast, with GIGABYTE's recent press release showing off the sheer amount of processing power on offer by explaining that "each server node combines up to 96 cores with up to 1TB of high speed 2400MHz DDR4 memory, two 40Gb/s LAN ports directly controlled by the SoC processors.

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ASRock teases two of its upcoming Z170 motherboards

We're only a couple of days away from Computex 2015 kicking off, with ASRock showing off two of their upcoming Z170-based motherboards in the form of the Z170 Extreme 7 and Z170 FATAL1TY Gaming K6 motherboards.

 

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These two new boards will feature Intel's new Z170 chipset, which will handle the company's upcoming Skylake processors which are launching in Q3 2015. ASRock has spent some time on the design of the new Z170 motherboards, with a slick new look for these Skylake-powered motherboards. The boards use the LGA 1151 socket, with these new Z170-based motherboards supporting DDR4 RAM.

 

The ASRock Z170 Extreme 7 motherboard will feature four DDR4 DIMMs, SATA 10Gbps support, SATA Express, USB 3.0, Ultra M.2 support, and much more. ASRock has deployed its Purity Sound 3 design on an isolated part of the PCB, so you shouldn't have any interference with your audio on the Z170 Extreme 7.

 

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The gaming series motherboard from ASRock, the Z170 Gaming K6, is part of the company's FATAL1TY branded motherboards. This motherboard is similar to the Extreme 7, but it sports a black and red theme. We have the same four DDR4 DIMMs, SATA Express, USB 3.0, Ultra M.2, and all that jazz.

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MSI boasts world's first Microsoft Windows 10 certification

With the H81M-P33 motherboard leading the charge, MSI has just issued a press release boasting official Microsoft WHQL certification and is the first motherboard company to do so.

 

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Claiming that the MSI Click BIOS 4 is optimized for Windows 10 users, this will help end users with advanced stability when in use.

 

You can view the official certification here.

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