Motherboards News - Page 14
GIGABYTE's new AORUS X470 GAMING 7 Wi-Fi was teased at CES 2018, but now the motherboard is being shown in full detail and it's shaping up to be one of the best-looking X470 motherboards you will soon be able to buy.
The new AORUS X470 GAMING 7 Wi-Fi is the flagship motherboard from AORUS for AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs in the Ryzen 2000 series. We can see a large heat sink over the VRM, with reinforced DDR4 slots and PCIe x16 slots. There is space for two M.2 SSDs, both of which are passively cooled with heat sinks.
The board also rocks built-in Wi-Fi-AC, 2 x USB 3.1 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and a GbE port. We should expect GIGABYTE to debut the AORUS GAMING 7 Wi-Fi for just $240.
We are inching closer and closer to the official reveal of AMD's upcoming 400-series chipset and Pinnacle Ridge CPU architecture being released in the form of the upcoming refreshed Ryzen 2000 series, with our first look at two of ASRock's high-end motherboards.
First, we have the new ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboard which rocks 10GbE ethernet.
10GbE is provided through the AQUANTIA 10GbE controller, and power/reset buttons compared to its slightly cut down sibling.
ASUS is preparing the ROG Crosshair VII motherboard with AMD's new X470 chipset, ready for the launch of the new Ryzen 2000 series CPUs that are right around the corner.
The new ASUS ROG Crosshair VII motherboard rocks a new VRM heat sink, a pre-installed I/O shield, power on/rest buttons have been moved next to the DIMM slots, while we now have a M.2 slot with a dedicated heat sink to keep those super-fast NVMe drives from getting too hot.
ASUS have changed things up between the previous-gen ROG Crosshair VI and the new ROG Crosshair VII, with the latter featuring less SATA 6Gbps ports with 6 drives capable on the new board compared to 8 on the former. The I/O bracket features 12 x USB ports (with a mix of 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1) compared to 14 on the previous-gen port, but the new board now sports a PS/2 port.
We're only a few weeks away from the retail release of Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and X470-based motherboards, with the new ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F motherboard packaging leaking out.
Here's the front of the box, where we can see it has multi-GPU support, the AM4 socket and X470 chipset, and Aura Sync RGB lighting tech from ASUS. The board has three x16 PCIe slots, but only two of them are reinforced. We should expect M.2 storage and improved overclocking on this board over the lower-end X470 boards from ASUS.
This board will launch on April 19 alongside everything else Pinnacle Ridge.
It looks like ASUS has started shipping their next-gen X470 motherboards out to distributors, ready to rock and roll with AMD's upcoming Ryzen 2000 series which has been made on the fresh 12nm FinFET node.
ASUS will have their ROG Crosshair Hero VII motherboard but VideoCardz also teases that the company could be working on the Crosshair VII Extreme motherboard, too. The site notes that there are two versions of the ROG Crosshair VII Hero: one with Wi-Fi, and one without.
AMD is preparing for the launchb of its refreshed Ryzen 2000 series of CPUs, with ASUS being one of the first to have their upcoming X470 range of motherboards teased.
VideoCardz has the scoop with an "anonymous tipster" sending them a picture of the upcoming ASUS ROG X470-F STRIX motherboard. ASUS will have a bunch of X470 motherboards coming out over the next couple of months, something that includes:
- PRIME X470-PRO
- ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
- ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING
- ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO
- ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO (WI-FI)
- TUF X470-PLUS GAMING
In a world that is dominated with performance and mining builds, GIGABYTE haven't forgotten about the little guy, in this case small-form factor PC's. GIGABYTE have announced the release of the new generation Gemini Lake based J/N series motherboards that feature an on-board CPU, humidity protected glass fabric PCBs, long acting capacitors, anti-surge ICs, low resistance MOSFETs, and Ultra Durable components.
"Following the announcement of the newest Intel Pentium Silver and Celeron Processors, GIGABYTE developed a series of motherboards that truly reflects our excellent ability to combine the best of motherboard technology with Intel processor architecture," GIGABYTE stated.
Powered by the latest Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors, GIGBYTE's latest J/N series motherboards also includes support for M.2 SATA SSD, UDIMM DDR4 2400MHz memory, HDMI 2.0 4K and utilizes fanless cooling technology to provide the perfect solution for always-on, compact builds.
CES 2018 - At CES 2018, SuperMicro's subsidiary, SuperO, showed us a glimpse of their C9X299-PG300. The new C9X299-PG300 will replace any X299 motherboard we might have showed you at Computex, and will be available shortly. The new motherboard has enhanced VRM and M.2 cooling, as well as simple and straightforward aesthetics.
The motherboard's revamped VRM supports 300W TDP CPUs, and it's designed for overclocking. It features eight DDR4 DIMMs rated at up to 4000Mhz+, and you can load it up with 128GB of DDR4. The motherboard features four x16 PCI-E 3.0 slots, but bandwidth will vary depending on which CPU you use. We also find six SATA6Gb/s ports, two U.2 slots, two x4 PCI-E 3.0 M.2 lots, 10Gbit LAN, 1Gbit Intel LAN, and two customizable RGB LED headers.
CES 2018 - ASRock's commitment to the small form factor PC is unwavering, and at CECS 2018 they showed off two new Micro-ATX motherboards. The X299 chipset mainly serves Intel's X-Series of processors while the X399 chipset serves AMD's Thread Ripper CPUs. As such, they are high-end desktop chipsets loaded with features and more importantly, traces. Putting either on a micro-ATX motherboard is no easy feat, but ASRock is up to the task.
The X299M Extreme 4 offers four DIMMs for quad channel memory and support for up to 4200MHz+ DIMMs. It uses an XXL Aluminum Alloy heat sink that cools down its insane VRM. You do get SLI and CrossFireX support along with six SATA6G/s ports, two Ultra M.2 slots, two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, Intel Gbit LAN, and 7.1 HD audio. ASRock also includes RGB LED capabilities.
CES 2018 - NZXT is mostly known for chassis and cooling solutions, but starting with the new N7 Z370, the company is getting into motherboards.
NZXT's first jump into the motherboard market comes with the N7 Z370, a $300 motherboard built on the Z370 chipset that sports a digital fan controller, RGB colors, and an all-metal frame that's specifically designed to compliment snazzy builds. The N7 Z370 comes in both black and white, and its full suite of profiles can be controlled by NZXT's CAM software, including RGB effects, fan curves, and more.
"Leveraging our years of experience as professional PC builders, we've designed the N7 motherboard with a completely new approach. In the face of increasing complexity in the PC gaming market, we want to make building easier and more enjoyable, with the N7 as a cornerstone for this new experience. Everything you need--from easy layout and obvious connections to digital fan control and RGB lighting--is included. We've also designed a completely unique motherboard cover so it's both beautiful and powerful. You can't build a quieter, better-looking system as easily as you can with our new N7 motherboard." says Johnny Hou, NZXT's founder, and CEO.