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SuperMicro plans high-end gaming motherboards for 2019

SuperMicro plans gaming motherboards with PCIe 4.0 and DDR5 technologies, will compete with ASUS and GIGABYTE

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 12, 2019 12:30 am CST - 1 min, 52 secs reading time

SuperMicro has made a surprising move that we might not feel for another 6+ months or so, but the company has announced plans of returning to the gaming and high-end motherboard business this year.


The company has found success over the last couple of decades making some of the highest quality motherboards on the market, filling some of the most important systems in the world. Governments and companies that require 24/7 stability and 100% uptime will look to SuperMicro's various products and technologies, and while over the last few years the company has dipped its toes into the consumer/gaming motherboard market, it hasn't made a huge splash.

That is all about to change as a journey that started in 2016 and has already provided some fruit from the seed with a few gaming-focused motherboards, but nothing to compete against ASUS and GIGABYTE. SuperMicro VP Vik Malyala recently talked with KitGuru during a recent visit to their Silicon Valley-based HQ, where Malyala said the company is focused on making gaming-class motherboards that will compete with ASUS Maximus and GIGABYTE AORUS gaming motherboards, with expansions being made to SuperMicro's engineering division so they can tackle the new market they're pushing into.

The company is planning on bringing the latest technologies into its motherboards quickly, and with promised SuperMicro grade stability, with technologies like PCIe 4.0 and DDR5 being deployed onto SuperMicro's upcoming fleet of gaming and high-end boards. The company isn't a stranger to the motherboard business, and while it has 'gaming motherboards' on the market they're nothing like the RGB-filled, feature-laden boards from the likes of ASUS and GIGABYTE.

I don't know if we need another 'gaming motherboard' range on the market, but I'd like to see SuperMicro release some super-stable, great-performing motherboards with a little bit of gaming flair. Better network connectivity, super easy-to-use BIOSes, great connectivity (USB-C, USB 3.0, etc), and the adaption of new technologies quickly.

SuperMicro has promised it is working on bleeding edge technology such as PCIe 4.0 and DDR5 into its future motherboards, so expect some big things in 2020 and beyond from the company. It'll be good to see, as SuperMicro used to be such a household name with people who wanted a quality PC motherboard and now those days could be back again.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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