Supermicro teases more gaming focused motherboards

Supermicro is leading a very strong charge into the gaming community with their new line of gaming focused motherboards for 2016.

Published Mon, Jan 11 2016 9:01 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

CES 2016 - Supermicro is adamant about entering the gaming market. And that's a very good thing for gamers. They're known for producing some of the most reliable motherboards around for the workstation and data-center markets, and now they're taking all that engineering know-how into the gaming macrocosm.

Supermicro teases more gaming focused motherboards |

They've had motherboards before that're geared towards gamers, but they haven't quite been too popular due to the association of them strictly with the enterprise segment. But Supermicro is adding a lot more motherboards to their roster in 2016. They're breaking out Z170 boards in micro-ATX and ATX flavors that'll feature some very cool color combinations and be backed by their incredibly strict validation process. They aren't a value brand, and they make equipment that's designed to last in 24/7 operating environments for many years, so they're a safe bet in most respects.

Supermicro will have a new Z170OCE overclocking friendly board in a green motif, as well as a micro-ATX H170 variant that'll carry on the red colors of it's big brother, the Core Gaming Z170. The new Z170OCE will have 6 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 3.1 and a Type-C port on the rear. It also has 6 SATA 3.0 ports and a PCIe x4 enabled M.2 slot just waiting for that NVMe enabled Kingston Hyper X Predator shown off at CES.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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