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Motherboards News (407)

J3160MD System Board Introduced by BIOSTAR

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 17, 2016 03:32AM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a leading motherboard manufacturer that was launched in 1986, has officially announced its latest system board known as the J3160MD. The new product offering from BIOSTAR boasts the new Intel Celeron J3160 quad-core processor that features base and turbo clocks of 1.6GHz and 2.24GHz, respectively. The new SoC processor that is a part of the Intel Braswell Refresh allows for reduced electricity requirements, improved clock rate headroom, and improved Intel HD graphics that enable 4K UltraHD content delivery. The J3160MD, which features a VGA and DVI output for maximum versatility, also includes native support for DDR3L-1600, providing system builders with power savings, increased graphical performance, and improved system responsiveness when compared to the old DDR3L-1333.

Source: TechPowerUp



ASUS Motherboards Partially Bricked Thanks to Windows 7 Update

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 5, 2016 10:32AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Users of computers that utilize an ASUS motherboard may have recently noticed that their machines provided them with a "Secure Boot Violation" after a round of updates were installed on Windows 7. This error is directly caused from an update labeled KB3133977 that Microsoft changed from "Optional" to "Recommended," which ensures that the update is installed automatically by default. The update bricks Windows 7 machines running ASUS motherboards in UEFI mode, since Windows 7 does not inherently support the additional layer of security that Secure Boot provides. When the update is installed, the motherboard ends up sensing a violation of Secure Boot and will not boot from the device that contains Windows 7. 

Those affected by the issue are being advised by ASUS to deactivate Secure Boot while still being able to boot in UEFI mode.

Source: TechPowerUp



MSI Unleashes E3 KRAIT GAMING V5 and E3M WORKSTATION V5 Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: April 28, 2016 08:39AM
Author: Brentt Moore

MSI has been making motherboards since 1986, and the company is still continuing its trend as a leader in the motherboard manufacturing industry with the launch of the E3 KRAIT GAMING V5 and the E3M WORKSTATION V5. Both C232-based motherboards from the company offer support for Intel E3-1200 v5 series processors and ECC memory, allowing system builders to utilize generally cheaper and more stable core system components. The E3 KRAIT GAMING V5 entices gamers with its two M.2 slots, a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C connector, and exclusive features such as Audio Boost and DDR4 Boost. The E3M WORKSTATION V5 is more tailored towards professional workstation setups, as it boasts an advanced PCB design, a COM port header, support for NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro multi-GPU setups, and exclusive MSI features such as DDR4 Boost, EZ DEBUG LED, and Shortcut Manager. The E3M WORKSTATION V5 from MSI also offers system builders with support for SATA RAID, as well as Intel Smart Response, Rapid Start, and Smart Connect technologies.

Source: TechPowerUp



GIGABYTE Introduces the GA-990FX-Gaming and GA-970-Gaming Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: February 13, 2016 06:06PM
Author: Brentt Moore


GIGABYTE, a global leading brand in the IT industry that was founded in 1986, has introduced its GA-990FX-Gaming and GA-970-Gaming motherboards, which feature the highly anticipated 990FX and AMD 970 chipset, respectively. Both motherboards from GIGABYTE include premium features, such as PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 connectors, Killer E2201 networking, USB 3.1 over USB Type-C and Standard-A port, 2-Way graphics support, and AMP-UP Audio technology that features an upgradeable OP-AMP, two USB DAC-UP, and a Realtek ALC 1150 audio processor. The GA-990FX-Gaming and GA-970-Gaming motherboards also feature GIGABYTE exclusives, such as Ultra Durable PCIe metal shields, DualBIOS technology, as well as GIGABYTE APP Center that includes EasyTune and Cloud Station Utilities. Both motherboards boast an excellent color scheme and stellar design, ensuring that builds utilizing the latest products from GIGABYTE look as good as they perform.

Source: Press Release




H110MD PRO Motherboard Announced by BIOSTAR

Category: Motherboards
Posted: February 11, 2016 07:47PM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, has officially announced the latest addition to its PRO family of motherboards, the H110MD PRO. The H110MD PRO motherboard is compatible with the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors and features an LGA 1551 socket, the H110 chipset, a five-phase power design, 100 percent solid capacitors, two PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. The BIOSTAR H110MD PRO supports up to 16GB of DDR3L 1600 memory and also comes with special BIOSTAR features, such as BIO-Relife, BIO-Flasher, BIOS Screen, Temperature Monitor, Smart Speed LAN, and more.

Consumers can pick up the BIOSTAR H110MD PRO motherboard for the MSRP of $54.99.

Source: TechPowerUp



BIOS Update Fixes Intel Skylake Bug on ASRock Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: January 25, 2016 05:26AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Earlier this month, it was reported that Intel Skylake processors suffered from a bug in which a system would freeze when performing workloads that were deemed to be complex. Although Intel released a fix that could be applied through the BIOS of a motherboard, the company was set to work with motherboard manufacturers to release the fix across a large number of different boards. Fortunately for owners of Intel 100 series motherboards from ASRock, the fix has been officially released and is available for immediate download. The fix from ASRock is only applicable to their motherboards, of course, so those who want to apply the fix for other motherboards that feature the Intel Skylake bug will have to wait until their manufacturers release official BIOS updates.

Source: TechPowerUp



GIGABYTE Announces Five New Intel Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: January 19, 2016 05:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga


GIGABYTE has announced the addition of five Intel motherboards, targeted at the High-End Desktop market, to the X170 and X150 series. The boards use the C236 and C232 chipsets with support for Xeon E3-1200 v5 processors in addition to sixth generation Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs. Three of the boards, the X170-Extreme ECC, X150-PRO ECC and X150M-PRO ECC, support ECC memory to help "ensure reliability for critical applications while helping to reduce system crashes." All boards include a PCI-e x16 Gen. 3 slot to provide "128Gb/s of unrestricted bandwidth to your graphics cards for better performance when running GPU intensive applications." Also included are PCI-e Gen. 3 x4 connectors to accommodate M.2 SSDs, providing up to 32Gb/s transfer speeds. Joining the previously mentioned boards are the X150-PLUS WS and X150M-PLUS WS. VP of GIGABYTE's Motherboard Business Unit Henry Kao described the new boards, stating "I know GIGABYTE is providing the best HEDT experience with the X170 and X150 Motherboards, combining performance, stability and durability."

Source: Press Release




BIOSTAR Announces RACING Z170GT7 Motherboard

Category: Motherboards
Posted: January 11, 2016 05:37PM
Author: Nick Harezga


BIOSTAR announced a trio of motherboards last week, including the Z170GT7, and has now added another motherboard to the release list with the RACING Z170GT7. Described by the company as "the King of the gaming road," the board combines elements of the RACING series with the latest Intel chipset. It can support sixth generation Intel Core processors, up to 64GB of DDR4, four PCI-E x16 slots, and three SATA Express ports. Also included is the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi audio solution "for a better listening experience than standard built-in audio." As part of the RACING series, the Z170GT7 includes Racing I/O Armor to protect the I/O panel from dust and static, Vivid LED DJ to control motherboard LED lighting, and DUAL BIOS technology to protect against BIOS failure or corruption.

Source: Press Release



BIOSTAR Unveils the Z170GT7, H170GT3, and B150GT5 Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: January 4, 2016 06:54AM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a major motherboard supplier in the PC industry, as officially debuted the Z170GT7, H170GT3, and B150GT5 motherboards. The latest products from the manufacturing company combine entirely new designs with some of the latest technology features, and are badged as members of the BIOSTAR RACING series. This series from BIOSTAR offers a new shield for the I/O panel and its components, LED effects and animations, touch-based mode selection for performance as well as energy efficiency optimization, and dual BIOS technology. The Z170GT7, H170GT3, and B150GT5 motherboards all boast LGA 1151 compatibility, 100 percent solid caps, four memory slots, 7.1 channel Blu-ray audio, Intel i219v LAN, as well as plenty of USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. Additionally, all of the newly unveiled motherboards offer the exclusive BIOSTAR 6+ experience, which includes offerings from the company such as Speed+, Audio+, Video+, Durable+, Protection+, and DIY+.

Source: Press Release



AMD AM4 Platform Could Launch in March 2016

Category: Motherboards
Posted: December 7, 2015 05:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga

The AM4 platform will power the next generation of AMD systems, including CPUs and APUs, and it will be available starting March 2016 according to the latest rumors. This could include x86 Zen based processors in the FX series, previously known as Summit Ridge, and APUs, previously known as Bristol Ridge. These new systems "will be focused at powering high-performance desktop PCs with new I/O capabilities, DDR4 memory support and a broad range of updates over the aged AM3+ platform." It will be interesting to see if AMD can finally get some good news as it has been struggling against both Intel and NVIDIA lately.

Source: WCCF Tech



BIOSTAR Debuts Hi-Fi Z170Z5 Combo Motherboard

Category: Motherboards
Posted: October 27, 2015 11:31AM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a professional brand dedicated to the production of motherboards, graphics cards, and industrial computing systems, has officially released the Hi-Fi Z170Z5 combo motherboard. The latest product from BIOSTAR is based on the H170 chipset by Intel and features support of either DDR3 or DDR4 memory modules. This allows owners of DDR3 memory to enjoy all of the features that the H170 chipset offers, while still being able to upgrade to faster memory at a later time. The Hi-Fi Z170Z5 comes with PCI-E 3.0 technology, incredibly durable solid cap capacitors, and the ability to prioritize network traffic for optimal networking performance. The combination motherboard also boasts audio components with independent power designs, the ability to remotely control a machine via Android and Apple devices, easy updating and restoration of the BIOS, as well as various safeguards such as OVER-Current Protection, OVER-Voltage Protection, and OVER-Heat Protection.

More information about the Hi-Fi Z170Z5 combo motherboard from BIOSTAR can be found on the official product website.

Source: Press Release



Intel Announces 5x5 Motherboard Form Factor

Category: Motherboards
Posted: August 25, 2015 03:07PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Intel has announced a new motherboard form factor that has a smaller footprint than mini-ITX, granting it the honor of "smallest socketed board standard at 5.5 x 5.8 inches / 140 x 147 mm." The new board is larger than the Intel NUC but makes up for that with some features not found in the smaller offering. The 5x5 board accepts LGA based CPUs while the NUC is equipped with a BGA processor soldered to the board. The new boards also have support for two SODIMM memory sticks, 2.5" or M.2 storage, and wired or wireless networking. The board won't be able to completely replace larger boards as the 5x5 doesn't have PCI or PCI-E slots.

Source: Legit Reviews



ECS Announces Z170-CLAYMORE Motherboard

Category: Motherboards
Posted: August 17, 2015 03:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga


ECS has announced the latest addition to its LEET line of motherboards, the Z170-CLAYMORE, targeted at the 14nm sixth generation Intel Core processors using the Z170 chipset. The board combines a Realtek RTL8110AS Ethernet port with the LEET network manager to provide LAGFree gaming which means "stable and lower latency while gameplay, communicate, downloading and web browsing at the same time." The CLAYMORE is also the first board to support HDMI 2.0 output with support for 4K UHD resolutions at up to 60 FPS. Gamers will have access to all of the graphical power they could want with five PCI Express Gen3 slots, optimized for dual graphics cards with independent bandwidth for each slot.

Source: Press Release




BIOSTAR Announces Gaming Z170X Motherboard for Intel Skylake CPUs

Category: Motherboards
Posted: August 6, 2015 11:35AM
Author: Nick Harezga


BIOSTAR has announced the newest addition to its Gaming Z170 lineup, the Gaming Z170X, targeted at the latest Intel Skylake CPUs. The board is built around Intel socket 1151 with four DDR4 slots, three PCIe x16 3.0 slots, and support for SATA Express 16Gb/s storage. The board has a broad array of rear panel connections including six USB 3.0, two HDMI, one DisplayPort, and two gigabit Ethernet. Touch OC functionality is included which allows "overclockers to enjoy the best performance from their system with a touch of a finger." The Gaming Z170X has an MSRP of $219.

Source: Press Release



Picture of Gaming 3 Motherboard from GIGABYTE Surfaces

Category: Motherboards
Posted: July 23, 2015 12:43AM
Author: Brentt Moore


GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has released a picture of its next-generation motherboard known as the Gaming 3. The Gaming 3 is aimed at providing consumers with absolute quality and impressive features while maintaining an intriguing price. The GIGABYTE Gaming 3 utilizes the ATX form factor, supports the LGA1151 socket, offers a 7-phase CPU VRM, and includes the GIGABYTE-exclusive Dual-UEFI BIOS and a hardware overclocking and stability feature known as TurboOverclock+. A wealth of connectivity is present on the Gaming 3 as well, as it offers consumers with three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots, two USB 3.1 ports, a number of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, Killer Ethernet E2200, two 32Gb/s M.2 slots, three SATA-Express 16Gb/s ports, and six SATA 6Gb/s ports. Display outputs on the Gaming 3 include D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI, and the board also features the AMP-UP audio solution which happens to be comprised of premium components.

The GIGABYTE Gaming 3, which will be a part of the company’s initial wave of next-generation motherboards, is expected to ship with included World of Tanks DLC keys.

Source: TechPowerUp



EVGA X99 Micro2 LGA2011v3 Motherboard Readied

Category: Motherboards
Posted: June 19, 2015 03:47AM
Author: Brentt Moore


EVGA has announced that it is finishing up the final touches on its X99 Micro2 LGA2011v3 motherboard, which happens to be a micro-ATX form factor product. The latest board from EVGA comes with plenty of expandability and performance features, such as ten SATA 6Gb/s ports, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, and a 32 Gb/s M.2 slot with NVMe BIOS support. The EVGA X99 Micro2, which offers much of what the original X99 Micro offered customers upon launch, supports 64GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory and comes packed with four rear panel USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, a 10-phase CPU VRM, and 8-channel HD audio with ground-layer isolation and a headphone amp.

Pricing and availability of the X99 Micro2 LGA2011v3 motherboard has not yet been announced by EVGA.

Source: techPowerUp



MSI Announces Motherboard Support for Fifth Generation Intel Core Processors

Category: Motherboards
Posted: June 9, 2015 03:45PM
Author: Nick Harezga

MSI has announced that its motherboards built using the Z97 and H97 chipsets offer full support for fifth generation Intel Core processors. A simple BIOS update gives owners of older motherboards the ability to use the next generation of Intel processors. MSI Click BIOS 4 features a "highly awarded" UEFI design resulting in a BIOS that is "reliable, easy to use, and able to unleash your system's performance."

Source: Press Release



New Intel USB 3.1 Controller Arrives on GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboards

Category: Motherboards
Posted: June 3, 2015 08:32AM
Author: Brentt Moore

GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has officially revealed that its 100 series motherboards are the first in the world to feature Intel’s new USB 3.1 premium I/O controller onboard. The 100 series motherboards from GIGABYTE support the new Intel 6th generation Core processors, which offer increased efficiency and performance over previous generations. The controller from Intel, which provides users with support for various protocols such as USB 3.1, and in the future, DisplayPort 1.2 connectivity and Thunderbolt 3, utilizes PCIe generation three x4 lanes from the chipset and display connectivity from the processor. The wealth of protocol support, as well as the total bandwidth of 40 Gb/s that is available with the new Intel USB 3.1 controller onboard the GIGABYTE 100 series motherboards, is available because of the new popular reversible Type-C connector.

Source: techPowerUp



MSI is the First Motherboard Manufacturer to Receive Windows 10 WHQL Certification

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 21, 2015 06:56PM
Author: Brentt Moore

MSI has announced that it is the first motherboard manufacturer to receive the official Microsoft Windows 10 WHQL certification, after its H81M-P33 motherboard passed the certification test recently. The board, which offers MSI Click BIOS 4 that is apparently optimized for the latest version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft, offers great stability and customizability that customers of MSI products have come to expect. MSI has also revealed that besides its recently certified H81M-P33 motherboard, other motherboards from the company will receive the official Windows 10 WHQL certification in the near future.

Source: techPowerUp



BIOSTAR Updates Three Motherboards to Support Godavari APUs

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 12, 2015 06:25AM
Author: Brentt Moore

BIOSTAR, a manufacturer dedicated to the production of motherboards, graphics cards, and industrial computing systems, has announced that it has updated three of its motherboard offerings in order to support the recently launched AMD Godavari APUs. BIOSTAR has updated its Hi-Fi A88W 3D, Hi-Fi A70U3P, and Hi-Fi A68U3P motherboards to fully support the Godavari lineup, which ensures that the company’s customer base can now experience what Godavari brings to the table. These boards all offer industry standard features, such as onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0 x16, SATA 6Gb/s, and USB 3.0. BIOSTAR has noted that along with supporting the Godavari APUs, the updated motherboards continue to feature backwards support for previous generation FM2+ / FM2 APUs.

Source: Press Release



990FXA GAMING Motherboard Unleashed by MSI

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 6, 2015 05:26AM
Author: Brentt Moore


MSI, one of the world's largest information technology manufacturers, has unleashed the 990FXA GAMING motherboard. The 990FXA from MSI, which supports socket AM3+, is the world’s first AMD motherboard that fully supports USB 3.1 as well as NVMe. MSI has built the 990FXA GAMING motherboard with Military Class 4 components, which according to the company offers consumers with ECO power, circuit protection, humidity protection, high temperature protection, EMI protection, and ESD protection. The latest motherboard from MSI also features a matte black PCB, an impressive M-Shield I/O panel cover, Killer high-performance networking, and Audio Boost 2 powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, all of which offer a premium gaming experience when coupled with high-performance AMD processors.

Source: Press Release



MSI Launches Eight New Motherboards That Support Godavari APUs

Category: Motherboards
Posted: May 5, 2015 04:05PM
Author: Brentt Moore

While other motherboard manufacturers such as ASRock and Biostar are releasing UEFI firmware updates to their products that enable support for Godavari APUs, MSI has decided to release eight new motherboards that support the upcoming AMD products. The new boards, which are FM2+/FM2 socket based and come in ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ATX form factors, feature traditional technologies such as onboard LAN, PCI Express 3.0 x16, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0, and multiple display support. The new boards feature Military Class IV designs, which means that they offer protection against EMI emission and short-circuiting, and also provide excellent stability in some of the most extreme conditions. MSI is touting that its new A88X, A78, and A68H based motherboards are not only some of the most comprehensive solutions available for Godavari APUs, but are also some of the most cost-effective.

The eight motherboard models launched by MSI include the A88XI AC V2, A88X-G41 PC Mate V2, A88XM-P33 V2, A88XM-E54 V2, A88XM-E35 V2, A78M-E45 V2, A78M-E35 V2, and A68HM-E33 V2.

Source: WCCFtech


BIOSTAR Announces Hi-Fi B85S1 Motherboard

Category: Motherboards
Posted: April 20, 2015 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Hi-Fi B85S1 is the latest motherboard from BIOSTAR, built on the B85 chipset with support for fourth generation Intel i7 and i5 socket 1150 processors. The Micro ATX board has two DDR3 slots, one PCI-e 3.0 slot, four SATA3 ports, and Gigabit Ethernet. BIOSTAR Hi-Fi functionality targets entertainment needs with a built-in headphone amplifier, built-in HDMI, and 24 bit audio output at 192KHz. The Hi-Fi B85S1 will have an MSRP of $59.

Source: Press Release



TUF Trooper B85 Motherboard Announced by ASUS

Category: Motherboards
Posted: April 15, 2015 01:25PM
Author: Brentt Moore


ASUS has officially announced its latest motherboard offering, the TUF Trooper B85. The TUF Trooper B85, which is based on the versatile Intel B85 Express chipset, comes with military-certified components that ensure exceptional durability and long-term reliability, and is certified by TUF engineers as a server-strength motherboard. According to the ASUS, over 7,000 hours of strict validation tests were performed by TUF engineers to ensure that the motherboard is truly able to withstand all types of conditions and heavy use. The ASUS board boasts the military-grade TUF LANGuard Ethernet socket, TUF ESD Guards 2, TUF Audio with physical shielding, TUF Thermal Radar Core for flexible temperature management, and a five-year warranty.

Source: TechPowerUp



Hi-Fi B85Z5 Motherboard Introduced by BIOSTAR

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 23, 2015 04:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a manufacturer of quality motherboards, graphics cards, and industrial computing systems, has officially revealed the Hi-Fi B85Z5 motherboard. This latest product from BIOSTAR is based on the Intel B85 single chip architecture, meaning that key business features such as Intel Rapid Storage Technology and Intel Small Business Advantage are included and fully supported. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85Z5 motherboard offers support for Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 socket, includes four DDR3 slots that support up to 32GB of RAM, and is manufactured with solid capacitors as well as Super Durable Ferrite Chokes. Being a Hi-Fi product, the motherboard also includes a built-in powerful "Double Hi-Fi" headphone amplifier and Super LAN Surge Protection, which enhances Ethernet protections.

The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85Z5 motherboard features an MSRP of $89.

Source: Press Release


990XA-UD3 R5 Motherboard Introduced by GIGABYTE

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 23, 2015 04:10AM
Author: Brentt Moore


GIGABYTE, a pioneer in the motherboard industry, has officially introduced the 990XA-UD3 R5, the company’s latest socket AM3+ motherboard. The 990XA-UD3 R5 is an ATX form factor product, is a part of the Ultra Durable Series, and is based around the AMD 990X chipset, featuring an AMD SB950 southbridge, The motherboard, which is powered from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, comes with six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, three PCI-Express 2.0 slots, two USB 3.0 ports, a Realtek ALC1150 CODEC, a gigabit Ethernet connection, and a PS/2 mouse/keyboard combo port.

The 990XA-UD3 R5 motherboard from GIGABYTE is expected to retail for $130.

Source: TechPowerUp


GIGABYTE Announces X99 Champion Series

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 16, 2015 04:05PM
Author: Nick Harezga

GIGABYTE has added to the X99 Champion Series, featuring four motherboards including the previously discussed X99 Gaming 5P. Joining the Gaming 5P are the X99-UD4P, X99-UD3P, "and the already famous X99-SOC Champion." VP of the GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit Henry Kao described the Champion stating, "Since its launch in January, the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboard has become the undisputed performance leader for X99 motherboards with over 30 top overclocking scores under its belt including 10 World Records." Users can install DIMM modules up to 3200MHz or RDIMM modules that provide greater memory density with support for up to 16GB per stick. Reliability was addressed by using an all digital power design featuring IR Digital PWN and IR PowIRstage ICs, Long Lifespan Durable Black Solid Caps, and 6x Gold Plating. Realtek HD Audio was included with a built-in audio amplifier for improved sound.

Source: Press Release



ASUS 9 Series Motherboards Offer Support for Latest Intel Core Processors with BIOS Update

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 11, 2015 04:34AM
Author: Brentt Moore

ASUS has announced that all of its 9 series motherboards officially offer support for 5th-generation Intel Core processors after users perform a quick BIOS update. For owners of ASUS 9 series motherboards that boast the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, the BIOS update can be downloaded to a USB flash drive and applied after the USB BIOS Flashback or reset button is pressed. Owners of these boards do not even have to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place and do not need to perform any interaction with the motherboard after the BIOS update begins. For owners of ASUS 9 series motherboards that do not feature the ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application can be ran with just one click.

The BIOS updates that enable support for 5th-generation Intel Core processors on ASUS 9 series motherboards are available immediately for download from the ASUS website.

Source: TechPowerUp



TA970 Plus Motherboard Revealed by BIOSTAR

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 10, 2015 04:31AM
Author: Brentt Moore


BIOSTAR, a manufacturer of quality motherboards, graphics cards, and industrial computing systems, has officially revealed its latest AMD socket AM3+ motherboard known as the TA970 Plus. The TA970 Plus is a full-size ATX motherboard that includes the AMD 970 chipset and also offers consumers premium and reliable components, thereby supporting both enthusiasts and gamers. The TA970 Plus offers AMD OverDrive and Advanced Clock Calibration, which allows users to overclock their systems by calibrating the timings between their processor and RAM of choice. This allows users to maintain system stability while overclocking, allowing them to truly push their hardware to the limit.

BIOSTAR TA970 Plus motherboard exclusives include the BIO-Remote II, Smart Speed LAN, and PURO Hi-Fi technology. PURO Hi-Fi technology is being touted as one of the most important aspects of the TA970 Plus motherboard, as it is comprised of an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier which successfully reduces electronic noise and produces superb sound quality.

Source: Press Release



GIGABYTE Unveils X99 Gaming 5P Motherboard

Category: Motherboards
Posted: March 6, 2015 06:21AM
Author: Brentt Moore


GIGABYTE, a pioneer in the motherboard industry, has officially rolled out the X99 Gaming 5P, the company’s latest addition to its vast motherboard lineup. The X99 Gaming 5P is quite similar to the already available X99 Gaming 5, but differs in that it offers native support for DDR4-3200 XMP profile, includes a different brand of chokes for the CPU VRM, and features a "CPU mode" switch between 2011-pin and 2083-pin socket modes. The X99 Gaming 5P is also an E-ATX form factor motherboard, while the X99 Gaming 5 is an ATX motherboard.

Pricing and availability of the X99 Gaming 5P has not yet been announced by GIGABYTE.

Source: TechPowerUp


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