Tag Archives: Motherboards

SuperMicro Plans to Re-Enter Desktop Market with Gaming Grade Motherboards

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SuperMicro is not a name generally associated with anything other than servers, even though they didn’t completely leave the desktop market. Truth be told, they even have Intel Z390 motherboards such as the SuperMicro C9Z390-PGW. It features a PLC chip that doesn’t the number of PCI-Express lanes from 16 to 32, two M.2 and two U.2 ports, and even 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Not bad for, what was, the last company to insist on using green PCBs for all of their motherboards.

GIGABYTE Z390 & C246 Motherboards Support Single Slot 32GB Memory

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced that its Z390 and C246 motherboards now fully support 32GB Unbuffered memory per DIMM slot for up to 128GB total memory capacity on 4DIMM configurations, providing increased memory capacity for users. Additional BIOS updates will soon be rolled out to enable support for other 300 series motherboards.

Introducing the EVGA Z390 DARK – Revolutionary Design

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The power of the DARK side of EVGA’s Z390 motherboards is now available! After setting the bar with the X299 DARK, EVGA went back to work to design the next generation of motherboards designed exclusively for the world’s top overclockers… or those looking to become one of the world’s top overclockers. No effort was spared to improve the power design, layout, or features of the Z390 DARK.

ASUS ROG Reveals Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega

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ASUS today is excited to reveal the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega motherboards. The AMD X399 and Intel X299 chipsets harness the copious cores and bandwidth available in high-end desktop processors to provide next-level performance to power users, content creators, and prosumers who want the very best in their builds. Both were refreshed around the same time to add faster Threadripper and Core X-series processors. ROG redesigned the motherboards to not only keep up with the new processors but also make it possible to extract every bit of performance from them.

ASUS Announces Expanded Memory Support for Z390 Motherboards

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ASUS today announced that its Z390 motherboards will support a maximum DRAM capacity of 128GB via a UEFI BIOS update that’s being rolled out from today on the ASUS support site. ASUS will bring this increased memory support to all Z390 motherboards via additional BIOS updates that will be available soon.

MSI BIOS Update Accidentally Unlocks Althon 200GE Multiplier

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Late last month, MSI released BIOS updates for their AM44 motherboards which included AGESSA (AMD Generic Encapsulated Software Architecture) 1.0.0.6 for improved memory compatibility, as well as various motherboard specific fixes. In addition, the BIOS updates also add a virtualization feature that allows the ability to manually assign graphics cards within IOMMU groups. There has been an accidental hiccup, however, in that the BIOS updates inadvertently unlock the multiplier on Athlon 200GE, a 3.20 GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics.

ASUS Introduces New Prime X299-Deluxe II and ROG Dominus Extreme

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Intel’s high-end desktop platform raises the stakes with updated Intel Core X-Series processors that boast a lot more of everything, including cores, cache, bandwidth, and more. The additional processing power plows through CPU-intensive tasks, while the extra bandwidth lets you add more GPUs and NVMe SSDs to accelerate a wider range of workloads.

EVGA Z390 DARK and LUUMI Set CINEBENCH World Record

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The upcoming EVGA Z390 DARK is designed from the ground up to be the world’s best overclocking motherboard. Need proof? The EVGA Z390 DARK was recently used by Finland Overclocker, Juhani Luumi AKA LUUMI to set a brand new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record. Armed with an Intel Core i9-9900K, and EVGA Z390 DARK Motherboard and Liquid Nitrogen Cooling, LUUMI was able to clock his CPU to nearly 7GHz and achieve a score of 3142 cb. A new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record!

BIOSTAR Gets Ready for 2019 Gaming Products

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BIOSTAR, a leader in gaming motherboards, graphics cards and SSDs, kicks off its 2019 gaming strategy with products and channel activities starting now. With the popularity of BIOSTAR’s Intel and AMD platform solutions and newly introduced M.2 NVMe SSDs, BIOSTAR is poised to increase its share in gaming with aggressive products and activities for the coming year. BIOSTAR attended G-Star Game Show in Korea for the first time during November 15-18. Gaming systems used during the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS live tournament on the main stage of the emTek booth were powered by BIOSTAR RACING X470GT8 motherboards. Renowned Korean Overclocker and PC builder also built an amazing system using the RACING X470GT8 and InWin WINBOT, which captured the imagination of visitors.

Buy Select EVGA Motherboards – Get FuzeDrive FREE!

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For a limited time you can get “Less Boot Time and More Game Time” with a FREE copy of Enmotus FuzeDrive when you purchase a qualifying EVGA motherboard. A $59.99 value!

GIGABYTE Presents the Z390 DESIGNARE Motherboard for Design Professionals

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the release of the Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard with full support for the newest 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K processors. The newest addition to the GIGABYTE DESIGNARE series is a feature-packed motherboard that provides content creators the fastest and most efficient tools to showcase their creativity and craftsmanship. GIGABYTE DESIGNARE Series motherboards bring out the best in workstation graphics cards, maximize M.2 SSD and DDR4 RAM performance, and fully support powerful CPUs such as the newest 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K CPU. With built in USB Type-C Thunderbolt, and native USB 3.1 Gen 2 to provide 40Gb/s transmission speed, the board is designed with effective storage performance as a key feature. GIGABYTE Ultra-Durable Technology and exclusive software also bring additional value for digital content creators and design professionals.

COLORFUL Debuts iGame Z390 Vulcan X Motherboard

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce the launch of its latest motherboard featuring the Intel Z390 chipset. The new COLORFUL iGame Z390 Vulcan X joins the family of high-performance, gamer-inspired products of the COLORFUL iGame family. The new motherboard will support the latest Intel 9th-gen processors as well as 8th-gen processors in LGA1151 package. Designed to bring the best platform for gamers, the new COLORFUL iGame Z390 Vulcan X is geared with the most innovative technology from COLORFUL to improve both performance and stability to give gamers the best gaming experience.

EVGA Unveils Their Z390 Dark and Z390 FTW Motherboards

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The Intel Z390 chipset is built for the extreme performance of Intel’s first 8-Core processor for desktop motherboards. EVGA Z390 boards are designed for the purpose of everyday tasks, exceptional performance, hardcore gaming, and, of course, overclocking. Featuring EVGA’s latest GUI BIOS with OC Robot and in-BIOS stress testing, the ability to flash the BIOS without a CPU, and EVGA Nu Audio, these boards offer a little something new for everyone. Although the EVGA Z390 FTW is the first board available, you should always be careful of what’s waiting in the Dark….

NZXT Unveils N7 Z390 Motherboard: Feature-Rich for Enthusiast Gamers

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NZXT today announces the N7 Z390, its newest motherboard designed around Intel’s Z390 chipset and supporting the latest Intel 9th Gen CPUs. With the new N7 everything you need to build a stunning and powerful gaming PC is available right out-of-the-box.

All the essentials are included, along with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, digital fan control, and HUE 2 integrated RGB lighting channels. Get the N7 into your build even faster with an integrated rear I/O shield. The N7’s signature all-metal motherboard cover returns to perfectly match the color and finish of your case, creating a visually seamless backdrop for your components. Additionally, NZXT’s CAM software gives you full control over your system’s lighting, cooling, and performance straight from your desktop.

MSI Launches Z390 Motherboard Family

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MSI, a world leader in motherboard design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the availability of new motherboards with the Intel Z390 chipset alongside the launch of 9th Generation Intel Core Processors. Beginning this generation, MSI motherboards will follow revamped naming rules that align products with feature segments.

Overclockers, gamers, content creators, and professionals can now more easily make the perfect choice from the MEG, MPG or MAG series as well as the existing PRO Series.

ASRock Launches Intel Z390 motherboards with Phantom Gaming Series

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The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Intel Z390 motherboard series, and also the Phantom Gaming Motherboards, the latest addition to the company’s popular Phantom Gaming line up. These versatile new motherboards support the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors with socket 1151.

EVGA Launches B360 Micro Gaming Motherboard

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The EVGA B360 Micro Gaming is the discerning gamer’s choice for building a powerfully affordable system. This motherboard eliminates frills and unneeded features, while still providing a solid platform capable of gaming, work, or study.

Packing tried and true features, without breaking the bank! Make the EVGA B360 Micro Gaming your next motherboard and enjoy modern performance and features for a budget-friendly price.

September Budget Computers

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No matter the circumstances, no matter the weather, no matter what the wife might say or whether the notes in your wallet are getting dangerously few, there will always be a need for a computer upgrade or a just a whole new build. And then there was monthly budget computers.

In this article I will be highlighting some current deals in major stores such as Evetech, Rebeltech and Wootware for those of you who are looking out for that shiny new PC part but want to avoid the shiner from the missus at home. Every month I will post an article to highlight some genuine deals as well as some advice on what to look for on Carbonite in order to afford the two-minute noodles you will be buying the rest of the month. So here we go…