Motherboards News - Page 18
ASUS confirms Z390 motherboards, with 19 boards on the way
ASUS has just confirmed that it's working on a slew of Z390 motherboards, with a huge 19 motherboards set to be unleashed in the coming months.
There is a listing on the official ASUS website with the new Z390 motherboards to be found in the families of STRIX, Prime, TUF, and Dragon series while the flagship Maximus XI takes care of the high-end side of the market. There will be ASUS ROG Maximus XI APEX and FORMULA motherboards for overclockers, while a mini-ITX motherboard can be found in the Z390-I STRIX.
Here's the full list:
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Yawn: Intel Z390 chipset rumored to be rebadged Z370
Intel is expected to launch its new Z390 chipset in the near future, but according to the latest rumors the 'new' Z390 chipset won't be so new after all... and will reportedly be a rebadged Z370 chipset.
Right now, all of Intel's current 300-series chipsets are made on the 14nm node, except for the Z370. It was expected that the refreshed Z390 chipset would be made on 14nm, but with Intel having a million troubles right now - 10nm node is busted, their CEO resigned just a few days ago - things are changing.
Z390 will reportedly not be made on the 14nm node but will be on the same 22nm node as the current Z370 chipset. This means we won't see native support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and other technologies that would've made it into the 14nm-based Z390, so there will be third-party controllers used by motherboard makers instead.
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ASUS ROG Maximus XI teased, rocks new Intel Z390 chipset
Intel didn't unveil its new Z390 chipset during Computex 2018, but that doesn't mean it disappeared and won't be released, as the purported ASUS ROG Maximus XI motherboard has been teased.
VideoCardz is behind the new report, stating that they "finally got info from my moles at ASUS. It appears that ASUS will bump the Roman numeration for Intel's upcoming high-end chipset". The site also confirms that there will be at least four Maximus XI motherboards on their way, while confirming four ROG STRIX motherboards.
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GIGABYTE teases its 28-core Intel superboard
GIGABYTE teased all with their huge motherboard capable of overclocking Intel's 28-core monster CPU to 5GHz, let's see what was hiding under the heat sinks and find out more about the CPU and motherboard.
There has been a lot of chatter about Intel's debut of their 5GHz 28-core beast, and while that CPU is probably a modified Xeon Platinum 8180, Intel nor the vendors would give us any information on the CPU or even motherboard. However, we can learn a lot from the motherboard used to demo the chip to the world. For starters, let's get this out of the way; yes, that chip was without a doubt overclocked. The VRM on the motherboard is a monster, and designed to support much more than Intel's "300W" TDP number (the Platinum 8180 is rated for 205W TDP).
For reference, Intel's 18-core 7980XE can easily pull 500W when overclocked to 4.5GHz. So add the increased leakage from taking more than 50% more cores all 500MHz higher, and add to that the decrease in VRM efficiency due to increased phase count, and we think the VRM could be pulling 1.2-1.8 KW. We heard rumors of the 7980XE pulling up to 1000W under LN2, so we don't think our numbers are too far off. We also heard that Intel was hitting the limits of physics, and we aren't just talking about upgrading their circuit breakers.
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ASUS unveils new crypto-mining motherboard, supports 20 GPUs
ASUS has just unveiled its monster new crypto mining motherboard, with the introduction of the H370 Mining Master motherboard, which can handle 20 graphics cards for the ultimate mining motherboard.
ASUS has learned from its first B350 Mining Expert motherboard, with the new H370 Mining Master motherboard simplifying the entire mining experience by letting USB riser cables connect directly into the PCB. Glorious. This means you can run 20 graphics cards at once, without as many cables and headaches - and trust me, there are lots of headaches with super-crazy mining setups.
The H370 Mining Master motherboard has mining-specific tweaks that ASUS has performed to the board, another nice touch, with one of them being the GPU state detection before the board boots, as you can see in the image above.
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Intel Z390 and AMD Z490 chipsets coming, will be CONFUSING
Intel and AMD are preparing new chipsets that are sure to confuse customers in the coming months, with AMD planning their beefed up Z490 chipset while Intel do the same with a suped up Z390 chipset.
AMD's upcoming Z490 chipset will be very similar to the just-released Z470 chipset, except the new Z490 chipset will rock new PCIe lanes when it drops in June. We should expect an 8C/16T variant of Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs, so think the Core i7-8790K, which will debut alongside the refreshed Z390 chipset.
Intel will be keeping its HEDT chipset around for a while, with X299 staying with us through 2H 2018.
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AMD's beefed up Z490 chipset teased, has more PCIe lanes
AMD is currently in the process of launching their new flagship X470 chipset with the Pinnacle Ridge-based Ryzen 2000 series processors, but now a mysterious Z490 chipset has been teased.
VideoCardz reports on a slide that was allegedly posted on the PCEva forums, where it shows a presentation of GIGABYTE's AORUS X470 motherboards, showing the differences between some of the chipsets and then the mysterious Z490 (not X490, but Z490) chipset.
The purported Z490 chipset is identical to the X470 chipset except that it rocks 4 additional PCIe 3.0 lanes, something that would be great for multi-GPU users who want PCIe lanes for precious graphics cards, and multiple super-fast NVMe M.2 SSDs that need PCIe lanes to drive their insane speeds.
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BIOSTAR confirms Z390 chipset with Z390 RACING motherboards
BIOSTAR has accidentally leaked out Intel's upcoming Z390 chipset, with an early reveal of their own Z390 RACING GT3 and GT5 motherboards with a manual on the B360 RACING GT3S leaking and teasing the Z390 as well.
If we're seeing manuals on these motherboards, it means that the new/refreshed Z390 motherboards are imminent. The manual can even be downloaded from BIOSTAR's website, but we don't know much about the Z390 chipset at all. We do know that BIOSTAR's new motherboard has support for CPUs at up to 95W TDP, which might "indirectly confirm the maximum TDP of 8-core Coffee Lake-S CPU" according to VideoCardz.
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ASUS keep ROG STRIX branding for next-gen Ryzen motherboards
If there was a teeny tiny Ryzen 2000-capable motherboard that wins best all-round looks, it would go to the ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX, which looks awesome.
The upcoming ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX is a powerhouse motherboard offering a hidden M.2 slot, two DDR4 DIMM slots, and a built-in Wi-Fi adapter.
ASUS includes the usual full-length PCIe x16 slot, so you can power your new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with a Radeon RX Vega 64 (yeah, probably not), or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
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ASUS ROG Crosshair VII X470 motherboard leaked
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.
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