Motherboards News - Page 19

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GIGABYTE clarifies F5 BIOS issues on X370 boards

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 6 2017 8:36 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has reached out to TweakTown over our previous story, with the F5 BIOS on X370 motherboards from the company over-volting Ryzen CPUs, which we're going to clarify now. GIGABYTE released the iffy BIOS on 25/8, but on 31/8 the company realized there were some problems with the F5 BIOS.

GIGABYTE clarifies F5 BIOS issues on X370 boards | TweakTown.com

GIGABYTE quickly pulled the F5 BIOS from their website, and on the morning of 9/1 they had the announcements on their forums, with information on the updated BIOS. GIGABYTE is reaching out to affected customers now.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE clarifies F5 BIOS issues on X370 boards (full post)

GIGABYTE X370 motherboard MELTS AMD Ryzen CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Sep 2 2017 9:13 PM CDT

Update: GIGABYTE has reached out to TweakTown over this story, which we're going to clarify now. GIGABYTE released the iffy BIOS on 25/8, but on 31/8 the company realized there were some problems with the F5 BIOS.

GIGABYTE quickly pulled the F5 BIOS from their website, and on the morning of 9/1 they had the announcements on their forums, with information on the updated BIOS. GIGABYTE is reaching out to affected customers now.

Original story: GIGABYTE X370 motherboard owners, listen up: GIGABYTE has posted a new BIOS for their Ryzen-capable X370 Gaming K7 and X370 Gaming K5 motherboards, with this F5 revision BIOS meant to provide optiomizations to GIGABYTE's boards... but, it did anything but what it promised.

GIGABYTE X370 motherboard MELTS AMD Ryzen CPUs | TweakTown.com

Some users installed the F5 BIOS onto their X370-based GIGABYTE motehrboard, and saw their vCore voltages hit sky high readings of 1.5-1.7V, which is insane as it should sit somewhere around 1.2V or so. With voltages this high, you won't just damage your AMD Ryzen CPU - but you could permanently damage it - killing the CPU.

Users have posted through various forums, warning users that "F5 is dangerous. I did load optimized defaults before and after flashing. Entered settings and started to check memory settings. About 2-3 hours later system was unbootable. I though that board bricked itself, but it seems that it fried the cpu. Local dealer checked the cpu. It's dead, fortunally they agreed to replace it. A lot faster than GIGABYTE. No offical word on forums and ticket is still in new status on esupport".

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GIGABYTE offer free X299 Xperience Pack

Shaun Grimley | Sun, Aug 27 2017 6:20 AM CDT

GIGABYTE are feeling generous, having today announced customers who have purchased a GIGABYTE X299 motherboard from qualified retailers will be eligible for a free gift!

GIGABYTE offer free X299 Xperience Pack | TweakTown.com

This offer is only valid until September 14 2017 and for purchases between June 19 to August 31, 2017. However, the 'X299 Xperience Pack' is definitely worth it, to claim your free pack, submit a completed registration here.

Inside the X299 Xperience Pack:

  • Sennheiser CX 3.00
  • Cablemod® LED light strip
  • AORUS hoodie jacket
  • Launch Edition Keyboard Mousepad
  • 1-year subscription to XSplit

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ASUS ROG Strix X399-E motherboard spotted

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Aug 11 2017 7:30 PM CDT

Now that AMD has pushed out its next-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, motherboard makers are unleashing their X399-based motherboards... and now we're being teased by the ASUS ROG Strix X399-E motherboard.

ASUS ROG Strix X399-E motherboard spotted | TweakTown.com

ASUS will be making the ROG Strix X399-E as a cheaper motherboard in its X399 range, less than the ROG Zenith Extreme, the flagship X399 board from ASUS. The ROG Strix X399-E still packs 4 x PCIe x16 slots, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 and a single x1 port. There's 2 x M.2, 1 x U.2, and 6 x SATA 6Gbps.

We should expect ASUS to launch their ROG Shift X399-E motherboard sometime later this month or September.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Strix X399-E motherboard spotted (full post)

AORUS X399 GAMING 7 is ready for AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 25 2017 8:41 PM CDT

The release of AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs is so close now I can smell the PCBs of these motherboards, with AORUS showing off their upcoming X399-based motherboards that are around the corner.

AORUS X399 GAMING 7 is ready for AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper | TweakTown.com

AORUS X399 motherboards will feature Socket TR4, taking the massive 12C/24T and 16C/32T processors in the Ryzen ThreadRipper range. AORUS is teasing their upcoming X399 GAMING 7 motherboard, something that was at Computex, now rocking M.2 heatspreaders. The orange and black style of the AORUS X399 GAMING 7 is mean, looking awesome with orange LEDs on the PCIe slots. Do want.

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ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme: ThreadRipper BEAST BOARD

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jul 23 2017 6:24 AM CDT

AMD is about to launch its next-gen Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs that will drive 16C/32T processors into the masses, while ASUS is preparing a new high-end motherboard.

ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme: ThreadRipper BEAST BOARD 03 | TweakTown.com

The new ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme has been teased, with a full unboxing revealing that the new board rocks the beefy TR4 socket, Wi-Fi antennas, and much more. ASUS includes a PCIe ethernet card, VGA holder, ASUS DIMM2 extension card, LCD screen, and four reinforced PCIe slots.

ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme: ThreadRipper BEAST BOARD 04 | TweakTown.com

ASUS' new X399 ROG Zenith Extreme is the first X399 motherboard to arrive in E-ATX, which is a fair bit larger than a traditional ATX motherboard.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme announced, ready for Ryzen

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jul 20 2017 7:44 AM CDT

ASUS launched their Crosshair VI Hero earlier this year when AMD launched their new Ryzen processors, but now the company has unleashed their first ROG motherboard ready for Ryzen CPUs.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme announced, ready for Ryzen | TweakTown.com

The new ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is a new enthusiast motherboard ready for Ryzen CPUs, enthusiasts, and gamers alike who want the very best from ASUS. ASUS includes their Aura Sync RGB LED technology, dual PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for SLI/CF setups, and even a third x16 slot for CrossFire rigs (as long as your cards are dual-slot).

There's also USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity with Type-C and Type-A ports, GbE connectivity, and an upgraded 2x2 antenna for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. ASUS includes their latest SupremeFX S1220 codec teamed with the ESS Sabre DAC that provides great quality sound all from your motherboard.

Best of all, ASUS isn't charging you a kidney for the Crosshair VI Extreme, which is priced at just $349. The new motherboard will be available in the US starting next month.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme announced, ready for Ryzen (full post)

GIGABYTE announces Ryzen-capable mini-ITX motherboard

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 4 2017 3:29 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has announced their new mini-ITX motherboard ready for AMD Ryzen processors, with their new AB350N-Gaming Wi-Fi motherboard that is ready for AMD's "performance-class" B350 chipset.

GIGABYTE announces Ryzen-capable mini-ITX motherboard 08 | TweakTown.com

This means we have most of the functionality of the flagship X370 chipset, but is cut down slightly. The table above explains it easily.

GIGABYTE announces Ryzen-capable mini-ITX motherboard 09 | TweakTown.com

Moving onto the board itself, the GIGABYTE AB350N-Gaming Wi-Fi looks great with its black and silver style, with 2 x DIMM slots and a single x16 PCIe slot. There's some overclocking headroom on the board with GIGABYTE deploying an advanced all-digital six-phase VRM with an International Rectifier controller, IR PowIRstage ICs and solid state capacitors. LN2 cooling even works on the AB350N-Gaming Wi-Fi, with GIGABYTE including 4-pin hybrid fan headers that are specific to LN2 cooling... so expect mITX boards to play with the big boys in LN2 records.

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MSI unveils its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jun 18 2017 8:35 PM CDT

MSI has officially unveiled its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC motherboard, with its freakin' beautiful - and super unique look.

MSI unveils its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC 04 | TweakTown.com

The new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC sports 4 x PCIe x16 slots, 2 x PCIe 1x, and 2 x M.2 slots. MSI's TOMAHAWK range is the company's mid-range series, so this doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that the high-end/enthusiast motherboards will have. We do have MSI's own Mystic Light feature, which will light up the board - and in that white theme, it'll look crazy good in the right combination of RGB LEDs, graphics card/s, and case/fans.

MSI unveils its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC 05 | TweakTown.com

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SuperO's C7X299-PG revealed

Steven Bassiri | Tue, Jun 13 2017 11:00 PM CDT

At number 18 on Fortune 100's list of Fastest Growing Companies, SuperMicro traditionally offers server and datacenter products, but now they are targeting gamers. SuperMicro recently established their gaming brand, SuperO, which is positioned to provide consumers with high quality gaming parts. With slogans such as "Server DNA Infused", you might assume that it is just marketing, but having looked at many of their motherboards I can attest they are not messing around. Server grade components and design practices are very common on their motherboards, and that is good news for people who want an X299 motherboard since Intel's HEDT platform has typically been closely tied to their server platform.

SuperO's C7X299-PG revealed | TweakTown.com

The C7X299-PG features Aquantia's new 5Gbit NIC, Intel Gbit LAN, two U.2 ports, two M.2 ports, four USB 3.1 ports (one type-C), 8 memory DIMMs supporting 128GB of DRR4, XMP 3733MHz+, and the Realtek ALC1220 with a Texas Instruments OPA1612 amplifier. Durability wise, the motherboard uses an 8-layer server-grade PCB, 20K@105C hours rated NIPPON Chemi-Con capacitors (that's very high), fully integrated power stages, and digital PWMs. The motherboard's UEFI is said to be improved over previous generations, and the motherboard offers a new look and theme compared to their previous X99 motherboard. We hope to take a look soon and let you know how it does.

Continue reading: SuperO's C7X299-PG revealed (full post)

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