Colorful's custom motherboard sports built-in NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU

Colorful's new custom PCB will likely power a console-smashing, ultra-powerful mini-PC with VR support.

Published Sun, Jun 5 2016 5:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Computex 2016 - Colorful showed off a very interesting motherboard at its booth in Taipei: a B150 chipset motherboard with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU built into the PCB.

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Alongside its new iGame GeForce GTX 1080 video card, Colorful showed off a surprise reveal at its Computex booth: a custom B150 chipset motherboard that features an onboard GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. It looks like Colorful is making a console-smashing, ultra-performance mini-PC that's capable of VR support. This PCB fits neatly with Colorful's new partnership with Chinese ISP Shunwang Technology to provide VR-ready solutions to Chinese internet cafes. I think this new PCB would power a compact, high-performance VR-ready mini-PC for internet cafes as well as consumer living rooms.

The motherboard is custom and doesn't confirm to any ATX configurations. Colorful's custom motherboard slots up to an Intel Skylake i7-6700 in the LGA 1151 socket, with two SO-DIMM lanes that support up to 2133MHz DDR4 RAM. There's also two PCI expansion slots for SSDs or Wi-Fi chips. also notes that the left side of Colorful's motherboard resembles a Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM) layout, which could substantiate the rumors that NVIDIA will use Pascal desktop GPUs in its GeForce Series-10 mobile lineup.

Given Sony is preparing its new Polaris-powered VR-ready PlayStation 4K and Microsoft is pushing its high-end VR-ready Xbox Scorpio, it's interesting to see how hardware-makers are already slated to outpace these new consoles with high performance mini-PCs.

Colorful didn't reveal any specifics on what its new custom PCB will be used for, but we should expect some teases and reveals in the coming months and maybe even a debut at CES 2017.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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