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GIGABYTE goes ninja, Project Stealth PC has hidden power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | May 22, 2022 5:35 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has partnered up with MAINGEAR for some beautiful new customized PC components, with a custom motherboard, graphics card, and case that makes building a PC simpler than ever.

The new AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit is self-explanatory, a new kit with the custom components while there's also the MAINGEAR Stealth custom gaming PCs that will be offered. GIGABYTE and MAINGEAR are offering regular ATX-compatible components, with awesome non-propietary connectors.

We have a custom motherboard, custom graphics card, and custom case -- all made to make the cables disappear from sight. It makes the PC look super-clean, and makes installation and building the PC very easy. We're talking about PCIe power connectors, PSU connectors, USB and front panel headers... all beyond easy to install, and once installed: invisible.

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ASUS X670 Prime: new rumor suggests interesting dual-chipset PCB

Anthony Garreffa | May 22, 2022 5:04 AM CDT

AMD has a big week ahead of itself, with the next-gen X670 chipset launching packing both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies... and ASUS... well, they have an interesting dual-chipset board being teased.

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In a new leak we're getting to see the purported ASUS X670 Prime motherboard through a PCB diagram, with 4 x DDR5 memory slots and a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. ASUS is using a 14-phase VRM design. But at the bottom, we've got two chipsets -- ASUS isn't the first and won't be the last -- but we can expect next-gen high-end X670/E motherboards to be insane.

AMD's new AM5 socket uses an LGA1718 socket, supporting both DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 but also AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. The difference here with the ASUS X670 Prime motherboard over the just-teased ASRock X670E Taichi is that we have PCIe 5.0 x16 for a graphics card... not a PCIe 5.0-based SSD. If you want super-mega-ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSD goodness, be careful which motherboard you buy.

Continue reading: ASUS X670 Prime: new rumor suggests interesting dual-chipset PCB (full post)

ASRock teases X670 Taichi motherboard: ready for Ryzen 7000 series CPU

Anthony Garreffa | May 22, 2022 4:39 AM CDT

ASRock has officially teased -- and kinda revealed -- its next-gen X670 series motherboards.

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The company teased its new AM5-based motherboards on its official YouTube channel, with the AM5-based series ready to rock and roll with AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. ASRock has teased the new X670 Taichi, and introduced the X670 Taichi Carrara: a new special edition board celebrating ASRock's huge 20th birthday.

ASRock has confirmed the new X670E chipset will power its new X670E Taichi motherboards, which delivers both next-gen PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies. The company has also confirmed that it "went all out" on the VRM design of its new X670 Taichi motherboards, with a beasty 26 power stages.

Continue reading: ASRock teases X670 Taichi motherboard: ready for Ryzen 7000 series CPU (full post)

MSI breaks world records: Core i9-12900KS @ 7.5GHz + MEG Z690 Unify-X

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 18, 2022 8:28 PM CDT

Intel's new tweaked Core i9-12900KS processor is now out in the wild, and multiple world records are being broken by MSI with its MEG Z690 Unify-X motherboard.

MSI breaks world records: Core i9-12900KS @ 7.5GHz + MEG Z690 Unify-X 01 | TweakTown.com

Overclocker "SHIMIZU" from Japan has used the Intel Core i9-12900KS mixed with the MSI MEG Z690 Unify-X motherboard, pushing the CPU to a huge 7.5GHz -- or 7503MHz exactly -- with an x74 multiplier and 101.39MHz bus clock, while the voltage was pushed to close to 1.75V.

You're not going to be running at these clocks all day, or without exotic LN2 cooling, or with all of the cores enabled... SHIMIZU was only stable at those clocks with 2 active cores and SMT disabled. Still, the Core i9-12900KS is the fastest-clocked CPU available right now... and at 7.5GHz it's even faster (albeit without all the cores enabled, and SMT disabled). Still, a very, very impressive feat to see.

Continue reading: MSI breaks world records: Core i9-12900KS @ 7.5GHz + MEG Z690 Unify-X (full post)

MSI WS WRX80 monster motherboard: ready for AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO

Anthony Garreffa | Mar 9, 2022 11:00 PM CST

MSI has just announced its gigantic WS WRX80 motherboard, ready to rock and roll with up to 64 cores and 128 threads of CPU power with AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000WX series of processors.

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MSI's new WS WRX80 motherboard is capable of taking both of AMD's Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3000WX and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000WX series CPUs, with a gigantic and very powerful VRM that is placed on a 14-layer PCB. There are 11 VRM phases (all dedicated) and a huge 105A digital power SPS units.

You'll need dual 8-pin connectors and the 24-pin ATX connector, which are all signed on the right side of the motherboard. MSI's new WS WRX80 motherboard has a horizontally aligned SP3 socket that has 8 x DDR4 DIMM slots, 4 on either side of the CPU socket.

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MSI's crazy MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard is here, costs $2099

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 8, 2022 9:05 PM CST

MSI has officially unleashed its new MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard, which will cost you a pretty penny coming in at $2099.

MSI's crazy MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard is here, costs $2099 01 | TweakTown.com

The new MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard is one of, if not the most badass Z690 motherboard ever -- it offers record-breaking OC abilities, beautiful RGB lighting, an LCD dashboard with a panel larger than the original iPhone -- and oh-so-much more.

Continue reading: MSI's crazy MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard is here, costs $2099 (full post)

BIOSTAR's next-gen Z790, B760 mobos leaked: Intel Raptor Lake ready

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 17, 2022 11:33 PM CST

Intel might have just launched its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and new flagship Z690 and mid-range B660 chipsets, but the next-gen 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs and new Z790 and Z760 chipsets will launch later this year.

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BIOSTAR's upcoming next-gen Z790 and B760 motherboards have leaked, with the flagship BIOSTAR Z790 VALKYRIE motherboard taking the top spot for your new Raptor Lake CPU -- the flagship Intel Core i9-13900K processor -- all the way down to the mid-range BIOSTAR B760MH motherboard.

In total, we're looking at 12 new 700-series motherboards from BIOSTAR, with new listings entering the EEC with 3 x Z790 boards and 9 x B760 boards. We are to expect the new 700-series motherboards from not only BIOSTAR but from all AIB partners, to use the same LGA 1700 socket and have support for DDR5 + DDR4, as well as PCIe 5.0 connectivity.

Continue reading: BIOSTAR's next-gen Z790, B760 mobos leaked: Intel Raptor Lake ready (full post)

ASRock unveils Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard, laden with RGB

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 6, 2022 9:21 PM CST

ASRock has teamed with Razer for yet another PC component collaboration, with the companies introducing the new Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard.

The new ASRock Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard has Razer Chroma RGB integrated into the motherboard -- but to a whole new level -- with the heart of the system taking Intel's latest and greatest 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs. There's 10 phase power design on the new motherboard, with the latest SPS (Smart Power Stage) technology and 8-layer-2-oz PCB which ensures the best VRM design and heat dissipation for that flagship Core i9-12900K.

ASRock also uses reinforced SMD-type (surface-mount device) DDR5 DIMMs and Low-Loss PCB material so that its new Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard can be used to break DDR5 memory OC records.

Continue reading: ASRock unveils Z690 Taichi Razer Edition motherboard, laden with RGB (full post)

COLORFUL intros its new B660 micro-ATX motherboards, Alder Lake ready

Anthony Garreffa | Jan 5, 2022 6:00 AM CST

COLORFUL has just announced two new B660 micro-ATX motherboards with the introduction of the new COLORFUL CVN B660M GAMING FROZEN and CVN B660M GAMING PRO motherboards, and new COLORFUL BATTLE-AX B660M-HD DELUXE V20 entry-level B660 board.

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Starting with the new COLORFUL CVN B660M GAMING FROZEN and CVN B660M GAMING PRO, we have the expected next-gen PCIe 5.0 x16 slot for your graphics card, and 4 x DDR4 memory slots which support up to DDR4-3200 for 64GB kits. There's also 2 x PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe slots, and 4 x SATA 3.0 ports for SSDs and HDDs.

COLORFUL is using a 15+1 digital power phase design that requires 8+4-pin ATX power connectors, that unlocks huge overclocking potential with Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs. There's also USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C connectivity offering 10Gbps of speeds, as well as enthusiast-grade 2.5GbE networking and super-fast Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth to boot.

Continue reading: COLORFUL intros its new B660 micro-ATX motherboards, Alder Lake ready (full post)

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO ships with 'reversed' memory capacitor

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 29, 2021 11:01 PM CST

A major defect has been detected in the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards, which are spitting out "Code 53" errors and some of them are burning... yeah, with fire and stuff.

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The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards have been confirmed by the manufacturer to have some major issues, with the Taiwanese giant offering a free replacement to any user that has been affected. OC enthusiast Bullzoid over at Actually Hardcore Overclocking did an investigation and found one of the memory capacitors on the board was reversed... causing all those "Code 53" errors.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO motherboards with the part number 90MB18E0-MVAAY0, and serial number starting with MA, MB, or MC.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 HERO ships with 'reversed' memory capacitor (full post)

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