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ASUS is preparing one of the most insane motherboards I've ever seen, with the upcoming WRX80 PRO WS SAGE SE motherboard ready for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper PRO CPUs. Check it out:
AMD's new WRX80 platform is a gigantic leap over the TRX40 platform, with ultra-premium workstation systems of the near future will be able to choose from a few motherboards and one of those is the ASUS WRX80 PRO WS SAGE SE we have here today.
The ASUS WRX80 PRO WS SAGE SE has 8 memory slots with 8-channel memory support, which is something that AMD will be bringing to the table with the Ryzen Threadripper PRO series of CPUs. The WRX80 PRO WS SAGE SE has a huge 7 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, which will be fed by an incredible 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
ASUS is preparing a flurry of Z590 motherboards for Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S family of processors coming in March 2021, with the flagship ROG MAXIMUS XIII teased in all its Z590 glory.
This is the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME GLACIAL, which the company has designed as an ultra-premium enthusiast motherboard with a pre-installed monoblock. It's a huge motherboard if you haven't noticed, with the MAXIMUS XIII EXTREME GLACIAL coming in the huge E-ATX form factor.
This is the ASUS ROG Maximus III HERO, where we have dual 8-pin EATX12V connectors, so expect this motherboard to have some juicy overclocking on the Rocket Lake-S flagship processor in the Core i9-11900K.
BIOSTAR is preparing a new range of motherboards that will launch alongside Intel's new Rocket Lake-S 11th Gen Core processors, known as Valkyrie.
The company tweeted out the new image, teasing "Give new wings to..." and didn't finish the sentence. The wings that they've teased are from the Valkyrie in Norse mythology. It's a very cool way of teasing everyone, and I can't wait to see how it looks.
As for what to expect, BIOSTAR should unveil and release at least two new motherboards in the new Valkyrie series based on Intel's new Z590 chipset. There will be the BIOSTAR Z590 Valkyrie and BIOSTAR Z590I Valkyrie motherboards, offered in ATX and Mini-ITX, respectively.
GIGABYTE this week released new BIOS updates for its x470 and B450 motherboard lineup that adds support for AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. It's too bad that you can't buy the processors.
AMD launched the Zen 3 architecture with its Ryzen 5000 series CPUs last month. At launch, only the newest boards equipped with AMD's x570 and B550 chipsets received support for the latest CPUs on launch day.
AMD said that BIOS updates for older x470 and B450 chipsets would come in the new year, but GIGABYTE didn't wait that long to add support for the latest CPUs on its older boards. BIOS version F60 is available now, and with it, you can drop one of AMD's shiny new Ryzen 5 5600x, Ryzen 7 5800x, Ryzen 9 5900x, or Ryzen 9 5950x CPUs into your board.
AMD unleashed its new Zen 3 architecture that powered the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, and now they'll work on an ASRock B450 based motherboard.
ASRock has announced that it has new BIOS updates being pushed out to its AMD B450-based range of motherboards, which is a huge deal. You can buy the mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X processor with a cheaper B450 motherboard, and enjoy a super-powered but not super-overpriced gaming rig.
AMD revealed its new Zen 3 architecture and the first batch of next-gen Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, with the company promising support for its new Zen 3 processors on current-gen 500-series motherboards.
AMD has also confirmed that Zen 3 support will be included in the previous-gen 400-series motherboards, with beta firmware for 400-series motherboards arriving sometime in January 2021. Between now and then we'll see motherboard makers pumping out new BIOSes for AMD's new Zen 3 processors.
VideoCardz reports that ComputerBase has been collecting data from major motherboard makers, looking at the AGESA updates for Zen 3 on 500-series motherboards. Support for Zen 3 processors will come with AGESA Combo-AM4 v2 1.0.8.x firmware and optional BIOses with Zen 3 coming soon (v1.0.8.x at least).
ASUS has just teased its new Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM motherboard, which will have a pre-installed waterblock for enthusiasts to dip their toes in watercooled CPU goodness.
The new Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM motherboard is inspired by GUNDAM, the popular Japanese anime. The new GUNDAM Edition motherboard packs a pre-installed monoblock over the CPU, VRM, and chipset area -- with the GUNDAM-inspired silver, white, blue, yellow, and red style.
I'm sure most of these motherboards will end up being purchased and never used, being collectors items instead. Still, I'm hoping someone builds an all-GUNDAM-themed gaming PC with the new ASUS Z490 ROG Maximus XII Extreme GUNDAM motherboard.
AMD has now unveiled its next-generation Zen 3 CPU architecture, with ASUS quickly off the mark unveiling its new ROG Crosshair VII DARK HERO and ROG STRIX B550-XE motherboards ready for the new Ryzen 5000 series processors.
First up we have the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII DARK HERO was made specifically for AMD's new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, packed with higher-end 14+2-phase design and titanium power stages that are good all the way through to a huge 90A. The board packs 8+4-pin power connectors, with two huge aluminum blocks that keep the VRMs cool with a huge heat pipe.
ASUS has a really slick matte and metallic black aesthetic, with RGB lighting through ASUS Aura Sync, with an RGB-lit ROG eye looking back at you, while keeping the PCH cool. There's no active cooler on this model, compared to its predecessor in the X570 boards.
NZXT introduced a new Z490 motherboard, which includes a shield covering the entire PCB and gives it a minimalist look. It's the perfect compliment to NZXT's minimalist case designs.
The N7 Z490 is a relatively simple Z490 motherboard. NZXT said it built the board "for builders." It emphasized that it optimized the location of ports and connectors to simplify assembly. The N7 Z490 doesn't come packed with the bells and whistles we often see on modern boards. It offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth V5.1, and RBG lighting headers that you can control with NXZT CAM software.
The most notable feature about the NZXT N7 Z490 is the full-cover shroud that comes with the board. These covers give the board a super clean look that matches the interior design of NZXT's computer case. NZXT offers black and white options to suit your preference.
EVGA has just unveiled its latest motherboard, the new Z490 DARK KINGPIN motherboard which costs $600 and is probably the most over-the-top motherboard ever.
But you will notice something instantly: there are only 2 x DIMM slots, and I'm sure some of you are wondering why. The reason why EVGA has used a pair of DIMM slots versus the traditional 4 that you'd get on any other full-sized Z490-based motherboard is for overclocking.
Nearly every professional overclocker will use a single stick of RAM, and only sometimes 2 sticks -- for most OC world records. This doesn't mean you won't have a heap of RAM to install, as it still supports a huge 64GB of DDR4-5000+ memory, while the normal board will support 128GB of DDR4-4400+.