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ASRock's new WRX90 + TRX50 motherboards: maxes out with 5 fans, 7 x PCIe x16 slots

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 26, 2023 8:30 PM CDT

ASRock has just the WRX90 and TRX50 motherboard release train, announcing their new WRX90 WS EVO and TRX50 WS motherboards that are ready for AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000WX series CPUs.

ASRock's new WRX90 + TRX50 motherboards: maxes out with 5 fans, 7 x PCIe x16 slots

The company has created its new motherboards to support either 4-channel or 8-channel DDR5 RAM, supporting up to 1TB/2TB DDR5 ECC RDIMM memory, PCIe 5.0 connectivity, server-grade storage expansion including Slim-SAS and MCIO, super-fast 10GbE networking, and so much more.

ASRock said that its new WRX90 and TRX50 motherboards would give you the ultimate performance for almost every application, such as content creation, video rendering, high-end workstations,, and even AI machine learning.

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ASUS TRX50-SAGE mobo: ready for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 26, 2023 7:47 PM CDT

We've already seen early teases of GIGABYTE's upcoming TRX50 AERO-D motherboard, but now ASUS has its official announcement of the ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI motherboard, which handles AMD's new families of Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Threadripper PRO 7000 series CPUs.

ASUS TRX50-SAGE mobo: ready for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

The new ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE motherboard can handle the flagship Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor, which features 96 cores and 192 threads of mind-boggling processing power. If you want the HEDT-focused Ryzen Threadripper 7980X processor, you'll get 64 cores and 128 threads of HEDT power inside of your system.

ASUS also provides 5 x PCIe x16 slots, with 3 of them being PCIe 5.0 compatible, so you can install a bunch of high-end SSDs on Gen5 connectors for some 64GB/sec SSD action. ASUS includes 10GbE and 2.5GbE networking ports here, as well as support for SlimSAS NVMe technology. Power-wise, we've got a 36-phase VRM design, with two fans on each side -- keeping those VRMs nice and cool when you're powering a 64-core or even 96-core CPU. There's also DDR5 memory here in quad-channel, thanks to it not being a consumer board, with ECC memory support.

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GIGABYTE's new TRX50 AERO D motherboard detailed, ready for 96C/192T CPUs from AMD

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 21, 2023 4:12 AM CDT

AMD just announced its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs alongside its new HEDT-destined Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs. The former offers up to a blistering 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4 processing power, while the HEDT-focused chip features up to 64 cores and 128 threads of Threadripping power.

GIGABYTE's new TRX50 AERO D motherboard detailed, ready for 96C/192T CPUs from AMD

Both of AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs are compatible with the new TRX50 chipset. At the same time, AMD has the new WRX90 chipset for ridiculously high-end workstations and servers that want every single drip and drop of performance, features, PCIe lanes, and more that the more expensive CPU + motherboard combo offers.

But for the HEDT market, which is much stronger and more passionate -- with the money to spend on a HEDT workstation -- this new TRX50 chipset mixed with a super-fast new thread-heavy CPU from AMD, then the new GIGABYTE TRX50 AERO D motherboard will be a treat.

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 motherboards teased again, ready for Intel's new Core i9-14900K

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 15, 2023 7:06 PM CDT

ASUS is working on a wide range of new ROG Z790 motherboards, ready for Intel's upcoming 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" processors that are right around the corner, led by the new flagship Core i9-14900K processor.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 motherboards teased again, ready for Intel's new Core i9-14900K

We already knew of the new ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 motherboards in recent leaks. Still, now we're getting some new photos of the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula, ROG Maximus Z790 APEX Encore, and the new ROG Strix Z790 motherboards that will work with the new Raptor Lake Refresh CPUs from Intel.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard: we have an interesting "ROG Water-Cooling Zone" that lets you hook a liquid cooling loop directly into the motherboard. This will water-cool the super-hot VRMs that are being pushed to the max when you're overclocking your Core i9-14900K processor on this board.

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AORUS Z790 motherboards are ready for Intel's new 14th Gen Core CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 5, 2023 11:13 PM CDT

I don't think it's a surprise to anyone out there who keeps up with the latest leaks and news in the technology industry, the secret? Intel is launching its new 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" CPUs on October 14, and now GIGABYTE is coming to the party with some new Z790 motherboards that confirm Intel's new 14th Gen Core processors.

AORUS Z790 motherboards are ready for Intel's new 14th Gen Core CPUs

GIGABYTE has been requesting that reviewers don't show any details of Intel's upcoming 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" processors on the packaging or the motherboards themselves. But, the internet being the internet means that didn't happen exactly how GIGABYTE would've hoped, and now we have some leaks confirming Raptor Lake Refresh chips aren't too far away at all now.

You can see in the image above that Overclock3D has the new GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS PRO X motherboard in-house, but they've hidden the 14th Gen Core CPU part out of the top right.

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ASUS launching 4 new Z790 motherboards on October 16, will have 27 models of Z790 in total

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 5, 2023 6:55 PM CDT

Intel is poised to launch its new 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" family of processors on October 14, and with it is going to be a huge new wave of 700-series motherboards, with the new flagship Z790 motherboards getting an upgrade across the board (pun not intended) from the likes of motherboard makers including ASUS.

ASUS launching 4 new Z790 motherboards on October 16, will have 27 models of Z790 in total

ASUS has already had its new ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard teased with its sleek black-and-white design, but now we're seeing more Z790 motherboards leaked from the Taiwanese gaming giant. ASUS has provided some teaser photos of its new wave of Z790 motherboards, including the upcoming ROG Strix Z790 Wi-Fi II and Z790-F Wi-Fi II motherboards to join the leaks on the ROG Maximus Z790 Formula and ROG Apex Z790 Encore motherboards.

Once ASUS has released all of its new Z790 motherboards, the company will have a grand total of 27 different motherboards available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. This includes Mini-ITX, regular ATX, the bigger E-ATX form factors as well as black-and-white aesthetic choices, RGB lighting, water-cooling goodness, and oh-so-much more.

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ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula spotted with black and white design

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 4, 2023 11:14 PM CDT

ASUS has a wide range of new Z790-based motherboards in all different shapes, sizes, and colors... but now we're getting a look at the new ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard, and boy, does it look GOOD.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula spotted with black and white design

We've already been introduced to the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero, the ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming Wi-Fi II, and the TUF Gaming Z790-Pro Wi-Fi motherboards... while also being teased with the ROG Maximus Z790 APEX Encore motherboard, and now we're being teased by the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard. The new ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard sports a black-and-white design, which would make it PERFECT for your new black-and-white-themed gaming PC build.

Intel won't have its next-gen LGA 1851 socket out until 2024, so we're seeing a new wave of 700 series chipsets with the flagship Z790 sitting in pole position. ASUS is capitalizing on this with its upcoming ROG Maximus Z790 Formula motherboard, matching the look and style of its predecessor in the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula motherboard.

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MSI motherboards to feature a one-click 'Beyond 6 GHz' boost for upcoming 14th Gen Intel CPUs

Kosta Andreadis | Sep 24, 2023 11:57 PM CDT

MSI's MEG Z790 ACE MAX is a new, premium, and feature-packed motherboard designed for "Intel's Next-Gen and 13th Gen Core processors." With that, it will probably be the final high-end board from MSI that will use the LGA-1700 platform before Intel transitions to the new LGA-1851 socket with the arrival of Meteor Lake in 2024.

MSI motherboards to feature a one-click 'Beyond 6 GHz' boost for upcoming 14th Gen Intel CPUs

Intel's 14th Gen processors, the "Raptor Lake Refresh," are set to launch in October, and on the high-end, we've already seen some impressive benchmarks leak for the flagship Intel Core i9-14900K and KF models. One of the reasons single-core performance looks to present a sizable boost over the current 13th Gen series of CPUs comes down to the out-of-the-box boost clock sitting comfortably at 6.0 GHz.

And with that, it looks like the enthusiast Z790 ACE MAX board from MSI will offer a simple single-click 'P-Core Beyond 6 GHz+' overclock option in the BIOS that will support up to 6.3 GHz.

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MSI gives specific gamers a 12% boost in free performance with a new update

Jak Connor | Aug 28, 2023 2:51 AM CDT

MSI has released a new BIOS update for its AM5 motherboards, ushering in a new "High Efficiency" mode that gives gamers a performance boost of 12%.

MSI gives specific gamers a 12% boost in free performance with a new update

The new AGESA 1.0.0.7c BIOS update gives support for higher frequency DDR5 memory modules, while simulatenously fixing some issues that were discovered in older version of the firmware. According to a report by WCCFTech, MSI's newest BIOS update adds "High Efficiency" mode, which is a new feature that brings in optimizations through pre-configured memory profiles for popular modules.

These pre-configured memory profiles offer high bandwidth and lower latency through their optimizations, specifically through tweaks of the DDR5 DRAM timings and Memory Timing Presets. Users are able to select between each of the memory timing presets, which are; Tightest, Tighter, Balance, and Relax. If you are interested in seeing testing results for the new BIOS update, check out this link here.

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MSI provides workaround for motherboard owners who've fallen afoul of new Windows 11 update

Darren Allan | Aug 25, 2023 11:11 AM CDT

Windows 11 users with MSI motherboards have run into an issue with the latest preview update for Microsoft's OS in some cases, as was made clear earlier this week - and now we've had some further feedback from MSI on a workaround.

MSI provides workaround for motherboard owners who've fallen afoul of new Windows 11 update

To backtrack a moment, the original problem was made apparent when reports came in from those running the latest BIOS from MSI for motherboards with Intel 600 and 700 chipsets. Those affected observed that after installing optional update KB5029351, their PC has crashed with a BSoD declaring that they have an 'unsupported processor' - a worrying message to see indeed.

For PC owners encountering this error, the good news is that KB5029351 will hopefully just uninstall itself, with Windows 11 rolling back the patch and returning to normal on reboot.

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