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GIGABYTE launches new entry-level Z170-HD3 motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 1:16 am

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.




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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ECS launches LIVA mini PC and LEET gaming motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 1:23 pm

Computex 2015 - Yes, they really did call it LEET and it features "Dragon gaming Ethernet" as pointed out in a recently issued press release.




The new LIVA mini PC is coupled with an Intel Core M 14nm chip and featured an Intel 802.11 ac Wi-Fi card, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of M.2 SSD storage and more.


Wrapping up the feature list for the LIVA is Windows 10 Cortana support and voice assistance provided through two inbuilt microphones.

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GIGABYTE ramps up the server game with a new board

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 2:59 am

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.




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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2015 10:38 am

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.




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.




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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 22, 2015 10:33 am

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.




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.

GIGABYTE's new MW70-3S0 handles two CPUs, 3 GPUs and SAS 12Gbps HDDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 20, 2015 5:22 am

GIGABYTE has just unveiled its latest workstation motherboard, the MW70-3S0, which can handle two CPUs that fit into Intel's 2011-3 socket. The new workstation motherboard has the usual high-end technologies, such as SAS 12Gbps storage support, as well as support for 3-way GPUs.




The new GIGABYTE MW70-3S0 can handle three NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon GPUs with full x16 PCIe speeds, but it also supports a fourth card where the full x16 speeds aren't required. GIGABYTE has attached a high-end LSI SAS 3008 controller, which supports up to eight SAS drives running at 12Gbps through two mini-SAS HD connectors.


Not only that, but the controller is capable of aggregating any SATA and SAS drives into the full 12Gbps data stream courtest of LSI's DataBolt technology. This means that users can simply tie in their SATA 3Gbps or SATA 6Gbps drives into the 12Gbps bandwidth, and enjoy increased speeds depending on the configuration used.

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ASUS reveals motherboard with Celeron 'Braswell' SoC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 19, 2015 2:26 pm

Complete with two wired DDR3 DIMM slots, a PCI-E 2.0 x16 port, two PCI-E 2.0 x1 slots and the SoC being rated at 6W TDP, ASUS' new N3150M-E Motherboard has quite a lot to offer.




A fanless heat sink design helps keep the SoC (System on Chip) cool which is announced as an Intel Celeron N3150 'Braswell'. This 14nm chip includes a quad-core CPU based on the 'Airmont' architecture and an integrated GPU.


The whole package also provides Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, on-board audio and display outputs including D-Sub and HDMI.

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MSI unveils 990FXA GAMING, the first AMD motherboard with USB 3.1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 8, 2015 4:00 am

MSI has just unveiled its new 990FXA GAMING motherboard, a new board that will take AMD CPUs and APUs, but the special feature here is the inclusion of USB 3.1.




USB 3.1 is up to twice as fast as USB 3.0, with the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard featuring two USB 3.1 ports. USB 3.1 allows for a huge 10Gbps, which is double that of USB 3.0's 5Gbps, and 20x faster than the speed USB 2.0 has on offer at 480Mbps. The new MSI 990FXA GAMING motherboard even features two USB 3.1 front headers, "for more convenience".


We also have a KillerNIC e2200 network port, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, and support for both AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU setups. MSI didn't stop there though, we they have also included full support for NVMe, which is a next generation storage standard.

Sneak peek at the new iGame-Z170 Motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 5, 2015 11:12 am

Thanks to TechPowerUp, the new iGame Z170 motherboard has been spotted and shown to the public, featuring a colorful design and a myriad of cool features.




Designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" CPUs, one model of this motherboard is said to support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM with some others packing in a max of 32GB DDR3. Other features include a 14-phase CPU VRM, two PCI-E x16 slots, six SATA 6Gb/s ports, one SATA-Express slot, one M.2 10 Gs/s port, two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports and more.


Set for a Q3 2015 launch, this new series of motherboards is likely to see a debut at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

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The first Skylake Z170 motherboard appears, thanks to Colorful

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 3:33 am

Intel is expected to launch its new Skylake architecture in the next couple of months, where we are expecting a slew of Z170-based motherboards to be rolled out by the likes of GIGABYTE, ASUS and everyone else.




Well, Colorful has kind of jumped the gun, with the Chinese motherboard manufacturer hosting a media event to talk about their new Intel Z170-based motherboards. We now know that the Z170 motherboards will be unleashed at Computex 2015 in June, but we've gotten an early look at the boards thanks to some tipsters who sent various media sites some images on the new motherboards.



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