At IDF13 San Francisco Gigabyte was displaying their G1.Assassin 3 X79 motherboard. It is the successor to the G1.Assassin 2 which made its debnut with Sandy Bridge-E. It has been released specifically for Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge-E processors and features the X79 chipset.
ASRock has unveiled their flagship Z87 Extreme 11/TB20 motherboard at IDF13 San Francisco. Designed for the Haswell platform this board features an incredibly high-end design that features 22 SATA ports and dual Thunderbolt ports.
ASUS has just unveiled their latest Republic of Gamers motherboard the Rampage IV Black Edition at IDF13. The Rampage IV Black Edition features the X79 chipset and LGA 2011 socket which supports Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge-E Processors.
Last week we unveiled ASUS’s latest X79 Motherboard for Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors the X79 Deluxe. When we posted that article not much was know about the board, we just had to go on the photos that were leaked. Well our friends over at The Tech Report got their hands on the board for a full review so we have much more detail on this high-end board!
ASUS’s latest upcoming X79 motherboard has been unveiled, it is the X79 Deluxe. It will feature improved components and support for the upcoming Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors. Ivy Bridge-E processors are backwards compatible with all socket 2011 motherboards via a BIOS update, but that does not mean companies will not come out with new boards.
ASUS has just announced a new motherboard in the Z87 Deluxe Quad. This is the world’s first motherboard certified by Intel with Thunderbolt 2 technology. This board has two Thunderbolt 2 ports which allow for 12 simultaneously connected devices. Each port is capable of up to a 20 Gbit/s transfer rate and is backwards compatible with the first generation of Thunderbolt.
ASUS’s Sabertooth motherboards have been a big hit since they were introduced, so there was no doubt there would be a Z87 Sabertooth with ASUS’s new line of Z87 motherboards. This board is of course built on the LGA1150 socket and supports Intel’s Fourth Generation Core Haswell processors. The Z87 Sabertooth still keeps the cool Thermal Armor that everyone loves, but adds on to it with the TUF Fortifier backplate. In addition to that you have things like the Thermal Radar 2, Flow Valve and Dust Defender. For those wondering about specifics this board features two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 and x8 electrical), a single PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (x4 electrical) and three PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots. There are 4 DIMM slots with memory support of up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory, eight SATA 6GB/s ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports and a plethora of other connections. Read on as we take a look.
ASUS Republic of Gamers has finally made it official with the introduction of the Maximus VI Formula Z87 gaming motherboard. We first detailed this motherboard back in June when it was debuted at Computex. This ATX motherboard is ready for the latest 4th generation Intel Core Haswell processors and is based on Intel’s new Z87 chipset.
ASUS has revealed their Z87-C, the first ever motherboard in the world which is based on Z87 chipset that has been honored with Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification for Windows 8.1. WHQL certification is the check of Microsoft that both the hardware and software of a component or device are reliable; basically it’s the verification from Microsoft that devices are totally compatible with a particular version of Windows. In this instance, the version of Windows that has to be authenticated is Windows 8.1.
Are you looking for a budget efficient motherboard which can rightly fit your needs and at the same time comes with reasonable performance? Well, the waiting is over since Gigabyte has released just the same kind of motherboard for the users. Gigabyte’s new F2A75M-DS2 motherboard is compatible with socket FM2 AMD CPUs and APUs which also includes the newest Richland’s platform. The motherboard isn’t exactly targeted at the overclockers since it offers a moderately low end 4+1 phase VRM for the socket FM2 and memory. It also uses a Micro-ATX form factor.