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MSI's new B450 TOMAHAWK motherboard spotted

By Anthony Garreffa | Jun 4, 2018 04:45 am CDT

Computex 2018 - AMD's new B450 chipset has been shown off at Computex 2018, slapped onto the new MSI B450 TOMAHAWK motherboard, something we spotted when we were walking around the halls of Nangang before Computex 2018 kicks off tomorrow.


MSI's new B450 TOMAHAWK supports both the first- and second-gen Ryzen CPUs, features 4 DIMMs, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, 1 x M.2 slot and 6 x SATA 6Gbps ports.

There's also some cool heat sink designs and 'Arsenal Gaming' branding at the top, with 'Tomahawk' branding on the left heat sink. There's a DVI port for older monitors, just in case you wanted to throw an APU onto the MSI B450 TOMAHAWK.

ASUS unveils new crypto-mining motherboard, supports 20 GPUs

By Anthony Garreffa | May 31, 2018 12:30 am CDT

ASUS has just unveiled its monster new crypto mining motherboard, with the introduction of the H370 Mining Master motherboard, which can handle 20 graphics cards for the ultimate mining motherboard.


ASUS has learned from its first B350 Mining Expert motherboard, with the new H370 Mining Master motherboard simplifying the entire mining experience by letting USB riser cables connect directly into the PCB. Glorious. This means you can run 20 graphics cards at once, without as many cables and headaches - and trust me, there are lots of headaches with super-crazy mining setups.


The H370 Mining Master motherboard has mining-specific tweaks that ASUS has performed to the board, another nice touch, with one of them being the GPU state detection before the board boots, as you can see in the image above.

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Intel Z390 and AMD Z490 chipsets coming, will be CONFUSING

By Anthony Garreffa | May 3, 2018 09:11 pm CDT

Intel and AMD are preparing new chipsets that are sure to confuse customers in the coming months, with AMD planning their beefed up Z490 chipset while Intel do the same with a suped up Z390 chipset.


AMD's upcoming Z490 chipset will be very similar to the just-released Z470 chipset, except the new Z490 chipset will rock new PCIe lanes when it drops in June. We should expect an 8C/16T variant of Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs, so think the Core i7-8790K, which will debut alongside the refreshed Z390 chipset.


Intel will be keeping its HEDT chipset around for a while, with X299 staying with us through 2H 2018.

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AMD's beefed up Z490 chipset teased, has more PCIe lanes

By Anthony Garreffa | Apr 16, 2018 05:48 pm CDT

AMD is currently in the process of launching their new flagship X470 chipset with the Pinnacle Ridge-based Ryzen 2000 series processors, but now a mysterious Z490 chipset has been teased.


VideoCardz reports on a slide that was allegedly posted on the PCEva forums, where it shows a presentation of GIGABYTE's AORUS X470 motherboards, showing the differences between some of the chipsets and then the mysterious Z490 (not X490, but Z490) chipset.

The purported Z490 chipset is identical to the X470 chipset except that it rocks 4 additional PCIe 3.0 lanes, something that would be great for multi-GPU users who want PCIe lanes for precious graphics cards, and multiple super-fast NVMe M.2 SSDs that need PCIe lanes to drive their insane speeds.

If this turns out to be true, we'll report on it as it breaks. Interesting stuff, though.

BIOSTAR confirms Z390 chipset with Z390 RACING motherboards

By Anthony Garreffa | Apr 10, 2018 09:40 pm CDT

BIOSTAR has accidentally leaked out Intel's upcoming Z390 chipset, with an early reveal of their own Z390 RACING GT3 and GT5 motherboards with a manual on the B360 RACING GT3S leaking and teasing the Z390 as well.


If we're seeing manuals on these motherboards, it means that the new/refreshed Z390 motherboards are imminent. The manual can even be downloaded from BIOSTAR's website, but we don't know much about the Z390 chipset at all. We do know that BIOSTAR's new motherboard has support for CPUs at up to 95W TDP, which might "indirectly confirm the maximum TDP of 8-core Coffee Lake-S CPU" according to VideoCardz.

ASUS keep ROG STRIX branding for next-gen Ryzen motherboards

By Anthony Garreffa | Apr 8, 2018 10:17 pm CDT

If there was a teeny tiny Ryzen 2000-capable motherboard that wins best all-round looks, it would go to the ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX, which looks awesome.


The upcoming ASUS ROG STRIX X470-I Mini-ITX is a powerhouse motherboard offering a hidden M.2 slot, two DDR4 DIMM slots, and a built-in Wi-Fi adapter.


ASUS includes the usual full-length PCIe x16 slot, so you can power your new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X with a Radeon RX Vega 64 (yeah, probably not), or a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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GIGABYTE's new AORUS X470 GAMING 7 Wi-Fi teased

By Anthony Garreffa | Apr 8, 2018 10:00 pm CDT

GIGABYTE's new AORUS X470 GAMING 7 Wi-Fi was teased at CES 2018, but now the motherboard is being shown in full detail and it's shaping up to be one of the best-looking X470 motherboards you will soon be able to buy.


The new AORUS X470 GAMING 7 Wi-Fi is the flagship motherboard from AORUS for AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs in the Ryzen 2000 series. We can see a large heat sink over the VRM, with reinforced DDR4 slots and PCIe x16 slots. There is space for two M.2 SSDs, both of which are passively cooled with heat sinks.

The board also rocks built-in Wi-Fi-AC, 2 x USB 3.1 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and a GbE port. We should expect GIGABYTE to debut the AORUS GAMING 7 Wi-Fi for just $240.

ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboard teased

By Anthony Garreffa | Apr 3, 2018 11:47 pm CDT

We are inching closer and closer to the official reveal of AMD's upcoming 400-series chipset and Pinnacle Ridge CPU architecture being released in the form of the upcoming refreshed Ryzen 2000 series, with our first look at two of ASRock's high-end motherboards.


First, we have the new ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate motherboard which rocks 10GbE ethernet.


10GbE is provided through the AQUANTIA 10GbE controller, and power/reset buttons compared to its slightly cut down sibling.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VII X470 motherboard leaked

By Anthony Garreffa | Mar 30, 2018 07:30 pm CDT

ASUS is preparing the ROG Crosshair VII motherboard with AMD's new X470 chipset, ready for the launch of the new Ryzen 2000 series CPUs that are right around the corner.


The new ASUS ROG Crosshair VII motherboard rocks a new VRM heat sink, a pre-installed I/O shield, power on/rest buttons have been moved next to the DIMM slots, while we now have a M.2 slot with a dedicated heat sink to keep those super-fast NVMe drives from getting too hot.

ASUS have changed things up between the previous-gen ROG Crosshair VI and the new ROG Crosshair VII, with the latter featuring less SATA 6Gbps ports with 6 drives capable on the new board compared to 8 on the former. The I/O bracket features 12 x USB ports (with a mix of 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1) compared to 14 on the previous-gen port, but the new board now sports a PS/2 port.

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ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F motherboard packaging leaked

By Anthony Garreffa | Mar 26, 2018 09:21 pm CDT

We're only a few weeks away from the retail release of Pinnacle Ridge CPUs and X470-based motherboards, with the new ASUS ROG STRIX X470-F motherboard packaging leaking out.


Here's the front of the box, where we can see it has multi-GPU support, the AM4 socket and X470 chipset, and Aura Sync RGB lighting tech from ASUS. The board has three x16 PCIe slots, but only two of them are reinforced. We should expect M.2 storage and improved overclocking on this board over the lower-end X470 boards from ASUS.


This board will launch on April 19 alongside everything else Pinnacle Ridge.