Motherboards News - Page 4
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+.
ASUS has announced that overclock or using its latest ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard have been able to break a number of world records and land multiple first place scores. The first of the benchmark records that ASUS is bragging about involves the overclocking of an Intel Core i9-10900K processor up to 7.7 GHz on all 10 scores.
ASUS wrote, "Because of the ongoing global situation, ASUS was unable to host its traditional overclocking gathering this year, so instead a smaller session took place at the ASUS headquarters in Taiwan, with local overclockers Jon 'Elmore' Sandstrom and Pieter 'Massman' Plaisier working alongside internal ASUS experts. Using a liquid-helium setup, the group managed to shatter the Intel Core architecture frequency record, the single-core Geekbench 4 record, and took global first-place positions in 10-core categories for Geekbench 3, Cinebench R15, and wPrime 32M."
Another of the records set using the ASUS motherboard also used G.Skill memory to hit a new DDR4-memory-overclocking-frequency record of 6666 MHz. 3DMark records are also broken using a system running the ASUS motherboard, and a number of other benchmark records fell as well. The full list of benchmark records set using ASUS hardware can be seen in the chart below.
The Biostar FX9830M SoC was unveiled today, aiming at business users. The motherboard has a built-in AMD Bristol Ridge seventh-generation quad-core processor. Biostar says that the motherboard caters to a variety of user requirements, such as small business owners looking for reliable and affordable solutions that can run daily business operations.
The specific integrated processor is an AMD FX-9830P that has support for AMD Radeon R7 graphics. The motherboard supports multiple hard drives and has an integrated TPM module that can be used in conjunction with other security technologies. The security technologies include things like biometric verification and antivirus to keep the data on the computer safe and protected.
Biostar's FX9830M SoC motherboard supports up to 32GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 memory in dual channels. The board also has a PCIe M.2 16 Gb/s slot to deliver the highest bandwidth with lower latency than other storage interfaces. Connectivity options include USB 3.2 Gen1 that supports data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps and is backward compatible with all USB products.
Biostar has announced the launch of a new motherboard that is explicitly designed to run the latest and future AMD Ryzen processors. The board is called the Biostar Racing B450GT, and it's a Micro-ATX form factor motherboard. The manufacturer says that it's ideal for gaming or HTPC builds where a smaller footprint is desired along with the ability to use up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor.
The motherboard uses the signature Racing style along with the premium build and features the line of motherboards is known for. Features include LED Rock RGB Lighting System with Support for Both 5V ARGB LED and 12V RGB LED. The lighting can be controlled by the VIVID LED DJ software.
The Biostar Racing B450GT is based on the AMD B450 single chip architecture and can support up to 128GB of DDR4 memory over 4 DIMMs. The board also supports overclocking with speeds adjusted using a new BIOS interface that has a new EZ Mode. Other features include PCIe M.2 able to deliver stable 32 Gb/s bandwidth under lower latency and faster than SATA III 6 Gb/s hardware.