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MSI Launches two C236 Based Workstation Motherboards

MSI, leading in motherboard design, launches two new motherboards to fully utilize the power of the Intel Xeon E3 v5 series CPUs. The C236A WORKSTATION and C236M WORKSTATION motherboards are engineered to offer the best performance and stability for workstation, entry server and datacenter use, catering to the most demanding heavy-duty computer users.

MSI C236 WORKSTATION motherboards are optimized for professional and industrial use. Advanced PCB design, engineered using industry leading standards and the use of the highest quality components passing the most extreme quality validation, the C236A WORKSTATION and C236M WORKSTATION motherboards guarantee the best in performance and reliability. Designed and optimized for NVIDIA Quadro and AMD FirePro graphics cards multi-GPU setups, equipped with unique Steel Armor and optimal PCI Express slot placement ensure great efficiency and perfect stability for heavy duty computing.

MSI Announces Z170I Gaming Pro AC and B150M Night Elf Motherboards

Introducing the B150M Night Elf and Z170I Gaming Pro AC. A great gaming rig doesn't have to be large anymore. The Z170I GAMING PRO AC is the next-generation ITX GAMING model featuring Wi-Fi AC while the B150M NIGHT ELF motherboard is the unique mATX GAMING choice featuring an imprinted NO.1 IN GAMING RED LED highlight to add style to gaming. The new B150M NIGHT ELF and Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboards are the perfect foundation for a portable yet powerful system. MSI managed to pack the most advanced gaming features into these small sized powerhouses, ideal for gamers on the go.

The B150M NIGHT ELF has gaming in its looks but also in its DNA. This Micro-ATX motherboard is based on the Intel B150 chipset supporting 6th Gen Intel Core processors for LGA1151, combined with four DDR4 memory slots. DDR4 Boost technology provides maximum stability and compatibility while also improving memory performance. No more broken PCI-Express slots because of heavy high-end graphics cards, the Steel Armor reinforced slot can handle even the most extreme models. MSI Gaming LAN ensures lagfree gaming by automatically prioritizing games above other applications. The motherboard is also equipped with Audio Boost 3 technology for studio grade sound quality using an EMI-shielded HD audio processor and an isolated PCB for crystal clear audio. The red LED illumination makes the Night Elf a real eye-catcher in any gaming system.

ASUS Announces the TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard

ASUS today announced TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1, an enduringly-tough new ATX motherboard with many exclusive TUF features, including trailblazing TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier technologies, TUF ICe, TUF Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2 for ultimate cooling, strength and easy monitoring and control.

The new Intel Z170 Express-based motherboard for 6th-generation Intel Core processors also boasts bang-up-to-date connectivity with both USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and reversible Type-C on board, and delivers 24/7 durability with military-grade TUF Components, upgraded TUF ESD Guards 2 to fend off electrostatic discharge and a five-year warranty for complete peace of mind.

MSI Releases Black & White X99S SLI Krait Edition Motherboard

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its X99S SLI Krait Edition motherboard. Introducing a newly designed fully black and white motherboard perfect for anyone looking for something different. The new MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition isn't just a good looking black & white motherboard, it also presents an arsenal of features and improvements. Offering reliable and fast Intel Gigabit LAN together with Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFire support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards.

Reward your ears with Audio Boost and all of its audio enhancing features. On-board Turbo M.2 with speeds up to 32 Gb/s makes sure users can enjoy blazing fast system boot up and loading of applications and games. A SATA Express port is also available. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials.

Western Digital to Demonstrate 4 TB Hybrid Drive at Storage Visions 2015

WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage solutions, will demonstrate the world's fastest 4 TB hybrid drive at the SATA-IO booth (#205) at Storage Visions 2015, January 4 to 5 in Las Vegas, NV. WD's prototype drive utilizes the SATA Express PCI-e interface, 4 TB 3.5-inch hybrid hard drive, and up to 128 GB solid state drive to deliver compelling performance and GB-per-dollar solutions for desktop and gaming applications.

The two WD SATA Express interface demonstrations at Storage Visions 2015 will include commercially available motherboards from WD partners ASRock and Gigabyte. These systems will demonstrate cabled SATA Express PCI-e interconnect flexibility and configuration options for single-volume caching and RAID.

ASUS Announces the X99-E WS Workstation Motherboard

ASUS today announced X99-E WS, a new Compact Electronics Bay (CEB) workstation motherboard based on the Intel X99 chipset and with support for four-way multi-GPU setups at full PCI Express 3.0 x16 speed for extreme graphics power. X99-E WS is engineered with premium components for premium efficiency, including an integrated Driver-MOSFET (Dr. MOS), exclusive Beat Thermal Chokes II, ultra-durable 12K capacitors and ProCool power connector. X99-E WS offers industry-leading storage opportunities with onboard M.2 x4 and support for the exclusive ASUS PIKE II (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and ThunderboltEX II expansion cards. It also has many simple, efficient and ASUS-exclusive easy-maintenance tools, including Q-Code Logger and Dr. Power.

GIGABYTE Launches Its X99 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the availability of their new X99 motherboard lineup based on the Intel X99 chipset with support for Intel's new Core i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors and latest DDR4 memory support. Featuring 3 main categories of motherboards including G1 gaming, SOC overclocking and signature GIGABYTE Ultra Durable, GIGABYTE has an X99 series motherboard custom built for any 'Dream Machine' build.

"Given this incredibly powerful platform from Intel, GIGABYTE wanted to make sure each one of our X99 series motherboards delivered that 'WOW' factor for our enthusiast customers," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "In addition to being the first motherboards to support the latest Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs and recently released DDR4 memory, GIGABYTE X99 motherboards offer an extensive range of unique GIGABYTE features that truly unlock the full potential of the platform."

MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC Motherboard Features Onboard Streaming Engine

MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce its release of the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC is a custom designed motherboard, specifically for gamers who demand the best onboard gaming features, ready to e0-mbrace all new DDR4 memory and 8 core CPU power. The imposing heatsinks and Dragon Armor on the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard highlight its unique features. Its masterpiece is Streaming Engine, a premium dedicated onboard hardware streaming solution for streaming gaming activities at 1080p 60Mbps without impacting FPS and gameplay. The MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC also comes with Audio Boost 2, USB Audio Power, Killer LAN, Turbo M.2 32Gb/s, SATA Express, Intel Wi-Fi AC and 4-way Multi-GPU support.

MSI introduces the world's first onboard hardware streaming solution, called Streaming Engine. A dedicated onboard hardware card which delivers even better performance and quality than Intel Quick Sync (which is not supported on the X99 platform), because having superior video quality and streaming performance is essential when sharing gaming activities with the world. Gamers can stream at amazing 1080p 60 Mbps quality using HD H.264 hardware compression.

MSI Introduces Five X99 Motherboards

MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the new MSI X99 motherboards line-up. Featuring 5 models, the MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC, X99S GAMING 7, X99S XPOWER AC, X99S MPOWER and X99S SLI PLUS, MSI caters to everyones needs.

With a long history of unique and high performing motherboards under any condition, MSI X99 motherboards are all based on Military Class 4 components and are packed with a freight train of features. All MSI X99 motherboards feature Turbo M.2 to drive your SSD up to 32 Gb/s and SATA Express for the latest technology in data storage. MSI X99 also offers full support for Quad SLI and CrossFire configurations, whether you demand the highest FPS when GAMING, Overclocking or rendering graphics.

ASUS X99-E WS Motherboard Pictured and Priced

Among ASUS' soon-to-be-released line of X99-based motherboards workstation users will be able to find one product made specifically for them, the X99-E WS. This new ATX board offers support for both Core i7 5xxx Series and Xeon E5 processors and includes no less than seven PCI-Express x16 slots for SLI or CrossFireX setups.

The X99-E WS also has eight DDR4 memory slots, one SATA Express connector, eight SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, Crystal Sound 2 7.1-channel audio, ten USB 3.0 and two eSATA ports, a Q-Code logger button, 12K solid capacitors, and ProCool power connectors. ASUS' motherboard is said to have a MSRP of $519 but it can be found listed at $499.

Source: Bright Side of News

MSI Goes For a Black and White Theme with the Z97 SLI Krait Edition Motherboard

Claiming popular demand, MSI has come up with a Z97-based motherboard that adopts a simple (but not unappealing) black and white color scheme. Seen below, this upcoming board is named Z97 SLI Krait Edition and seems somewhat basic in terms of design and extras, although it does include both a SATA Express port and an M.2 connector.

MSI's ATX offering features four DDR3 memory slots, two SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, two PCI-Express x16 slots, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio, and provides D-Sub and HDMI outputs. No word yet on the availability or pricing of the Z97 SLI Krait Edition.

ASUS Introduces the H97-Pro Gamer LGA1150 Motherboard

ASUS today announced H97-Pro Gamer, a new ATX motherboard that speeds up gamers' fun with 10 Gbit/s M.2 and SATA Express connectivity, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and exclusive GameFirst ll networking technology. H97-Pro Gamer additionally benefits from exclusive SupremeFX for unrivalled in-game audio and exclusive Sonic Radar ll technology to lend players a stealthy advantage in first-person-shooter (FPS) games.

The new motherboard also includes ASUS Gamer's Guardian, a collection of components hand-chosen for exceptional safety, durability and performance to protect gamers' backs.

ASRock Presenting An Amazing Array Of Tech Gears at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present quite simply the greatest PC technology of 2014. COMPUTEX TAIPEI, the latest ICT exhibition in Asia, the major festival that all tech guys can never miss which is going to take place during 3rd to 7th this year. No matter you're a heavy gamer searching for shocking machines or a record-breaking overclocker looking for crazy gears or just interesting in discovering the latest tech products, ASRock's booth at L1018, 4F, Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall will serve you pretty well.

ASRock is all thrilled to present four different types of quality products lineup, including super-alloy components built Intel 9 Series motherboards, the award-winning gaming PC M8, Mini PC series, industrial PC series, and ASRock Rack Server/workstation series.

GIGABYTE Unleash 9 Series G1 Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, launched today its latest 9 series G1 Gaming motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 Chipset with support for the latest Intel 4th and 5th generation Core processors. The new G1 Gaming motherboards are packed with absolutely everything you'll need to build an uncompromising, high-performance gaming PC.

The GIGABYTE G1 Gaming motherboards deliver a range of exciting features such as the GIGABYTE's Amp-Up Audio and several other advanced technologies for serious gamers and audiophiles, including the world's first onboard OP-Amp socket. Additionally, the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller offers enhanced online gaming and online media performance compared to standard solutions.

BIOSTAR to Showcase Hi-Fi Z97WE Mainboard at Computex 2014

Computex, 2014, Asia's largest high-tech event, will run from June 3rd to the 7th this year in Taipei, Taiwan and BIOSTAR will showcase three product families featuring the latest Embedded, PC Mainboard and Graphics Card solutions including Intel's recent released "Haswell Refresh" processors and 9 Series chipsets in the Nangang Exhibition Hall at Booth L0128.

One specific mainboard that BIOSTAR will be showing is the Hi-Fi Z97WE, based on the Intel Z97 chipset with key features such as PCIe M.2 support, Dual GbE LAN and BIOSTAR exclusive Hi-Fi audio technology.

GIGABYTE Announces Future Proof 9 Series Ultra Durable Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched earlier this month their new 9 Series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Today, GIGABYTE introduces several new additions to the Ultra Durable motherboards family.

"With these new 9 Series Ultra Durable motherboards, we're making sure that costumers can rely on GIGABYTE's trusted quality and have a PC platform that will last, no matter what the future technological evolutions might be." commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "In addition to supporting future 5th generation Intel Core CPUs, we are also adding several features normally reserved for our higher end motherboards including high quality audio, networking and onboard overclocking, ensuring our customers will have a 'future-proof' platform.

MSI Launches 16 New 9 Series Classic Motherboards

MSI, world leader in motherboard technology, is proud to announce its next generation of award-winning Classic motherboards. With 16 new models available in Mini-ITX, microATX and ATX size, the new MSI Z97 Classic motherboards present an arsenal of new features and improvements as well as technical ingenuity.

Offering reliable and fast Gigabit LAN from Intel and official Nvidia SLI support for enthusiasts looking to pair up multiple graphics cards. On-board M.2 and SATA Express provides the fastest storage performance through unprecedented transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s with flexible solutions for using preferred devices. Guard-Pro and Military Class 4 provide all the stability you need through carefully selected and thoroughly tested components and materials. MSI's new Z97 Classic motherboards for Intel 4th Generation core processors delivers an unprecedented choice of technical features no matter which model you choose.

GIGABYTE Launches Full Range of 9 Series Z97 and H97 Motherboards

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launched their new 9 series motherboards based on the Intel Z97/H97 chipsets with support for 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors.

"GIGABYTE is excited to launch 4 new series of motherboards for the Intel 9 series chipset, each offering a host of new and unique GIGABYTE features matched with GIGABYTE signature quality and durability," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "Our 9 series motherboards also offer a future proof platform to our customers by supporting the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors including the soon to launch refresh and unlocked CPUs, as well as future 5th generation Intel Core processors, ensuring they will be able to take advantage of current and upcoming Intel technologies."

ASUS Launches Z97 and H97 Series Motherboards

ASUS today announced a full range of ASUS-branded motherboards powered by the brand new Intel Z97 Express and H97 Express chipsets, and including support for 4th, New 4th, and 5th-generation Intel Core processors (Haswell, Haswell Refresh, Haswell Refresh K-series / Devil's Canyon). ASUS Z97 and H97 Series motherboards are fully-featured and perfect for any desktop PC build, whether it's a high-performance PC, a potent gaming rig or a multimedia entertainment center. With ASUS-exclusive technologies to enhance performance and reliability, plus support for the latest ultra-high-speed SATA Express and M.2 storage technologies, the ASUS Z97 and H97 Series take PCs to the next level.

A brand new premium look
ASUS Z97 and H97 Series motherboards feature a gleaming new design, with a unique and distinctive perfectly circular heat-sink on the next-generation Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chip. Anodized in a light gold color, this heat-sink is the signature visual feature of the new range. These design elements combine to project an understated, subtle and smooth image that exudes undeniable superiority, and which is perfectly suited to this comprehensive new range of ASUS motherboards. Z97 and H97 motherboards are suitable for any build, whether it's a productivity, gaming or entertainment PC.

ASUS Unveils TUF Sabertooth Z97 and Gryphon Z97 Motherboards

ASUS has unveiled the TUF Z97 Series motherboards, which are built around the latest Intel Z97 Express chipset. The new TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 and Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2, Gryphon Z97 and Gryphon Z97 Armor Edition motherboards support up to the latest 5th-generation Intel Core processors and - exclusively on the Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 - the new 10 Gbit/s SATA Express interface for high-speed external storage. Available in both ATX and mATX form factors, there's a TUF Z97 motherboard suitable for any build.

Looks TUF, performs tougher
TUF motherboards are world-renowned for their toughness, long-term stability, durability and bold styling, and the new models continue this proud tradition with a powerful new military-inspired design and the use of premium components throughout. The robust TUF motherboards have upgraded thermal management with the brand new TUF ICe cooling for precise fan control and thermal monitoring. Other features include the comprehensive Thermal Radar 2 cooling control, including the innovative Dust Diverter reversible fan technology and VGA Fan Control, making TUF motherboards cooler, more stable and even more reliable.

ASUS First in the World to Unleash Full SATA Express Performance

ASUS today announced that research and development work supported by Intel has led to the discovery of a BIOS structure that unleashes the true full potential of the latest SATA Express interface standard on future ASUS motherboards. Following the CES 2014 debut of the ASUS Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express concept motherboard, ASUS and Intel continued working together to ensure that users enjoy the full performance of the SATA Express interface and SATA Express components.

The joint research effort means that ASUS is the first motherboard manufacturer in the world to discover and implement a technology that is critical for SATA Express to perform at its best - the Separate Reference Clock with Independent Spread Spectrum Clocking Architecture, or SRIS for short.

Gigabyte Shows Off A Trio of Z97 Motherboards

With less than three weeks to go until the official launch of the 9 Series chipsets, Gigabyte has decided to share a few pictures depicting three of its boards powered by the Z97. Seen below are the Z97X-UD5H BK (Black Edition), the Z97X-UD7 TH and the overclocking-ready Z97X-SOC Force which feature support for Haswell Refresh and older LGA1150 processors.

All three boards have an Ultra Durable design, they are SLI and CrossFire capable (the UD5 and UD7 provide three PCI-Express x16 slots while the SOC model offers four such slots), and include four DDR3 memory slots, one SATA Express connector, two (Z97X-SOC) or four (Z97X-UD5H, Z97X-UD7) SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, 7.1 channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet (the UD7 TH and SOC Force pack a Killer E2200 NIC).

SATA-IO Announces SATA Revision 3.2 Specification

Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO), the industry consortium dedicated to sustaining the quality, integrity and dissemination of Serial ATA (SATA) technology, today announced the ratification of its revision 3.2 specification. The latest specification includes SATA Express, a new specification that enables the coexistence of SATA and PCIe storage devices, as well as enhancements in power management, new SATA form-factors, and optimizations for solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs).

"SATA technology continues to evolve to accommodate ever-changing storage industry requirements," said Mladen Luksic, SATA-IO President. "The updates featured in the revision 3.2 specification, such as SATA Express and enhancements for emerging solid state hybrid drives, are driven by current market trends. These new features demonstrate SATA-IO's ongoing commitment to providing low-cost, high-performance storage solutions."

Intel 14-nanometer Skylake Platform To Support DDR4, PCIe 4.0, SATA Express

Intel's first chips based on the company's new, and Industry first, 14-nanometer manufacturing process are expected to hit markets in late 2015. With Skylake, Intel will introduce their new 9th-generation Intel HD IGP. The new platform will be the first to bring dual-channel DDR4 memory support. Skylake won't be the first platform to support DDR4 memory. In the 2H of 2014, Intel will launch their enthusiast grade Haswell-E platform, with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory. Skylake will be more of an evolution of Broadwell, which in turn is essentially an die shrink of Haswell to 14nm.

Additionally, the new mainstream platform will bring in support for PCI-E 4.0, essentially doubling the bandwidth offered by the current PCI-E 3.0 standard. More powerful GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD should be able to take advantage of the improved bandwidth, as their cards keep getting more and more powerful with each passing generation. Skylake will also introduce support for SATA Express. The advantage? SATA Express allows for a max bandwidth of about 16 Gb/s, more than 2.5x the 6 Gb/s bandwidth offered by the current SATA standard. While the product slide doesn't specify exactly as to when the first Skylake based products are scheduled to hit the market, our best guess places it at the end of 2015.

Source: PC Games Hardware

Intel 9-series Chipset Could Feature SATA Express Interface

Intel may be a couple of months away from launching its Core "Haswell" processor family, and the 8-series "Lynx Point" family of chipset to back it, but is already talking to partners about the platform's successor, slated for the second quarter of 2014. Core "Haswell" introduces the industry to socket LGA1150 motherboards, and Core "Broadwell" could, in all likelihood, provide continuity to it, much in the same way "Ivy Bridge" did to "Sandy Bridge." Intel could introduce a new chipset to tag along with "Broadwell."

According to a roadmap slide seen by VR-Zone, Intel's 9-series chipset will include at least two models, the Z97 targeting enthusiasts, and the H97 targeting mainstream consumers. These chipset could drive socket LGA1150 motherboards going into the second half of 2014, and could support both "Haswell" and "Broadwell," in the same way today's 7-series chipset support "Sandy Bridge" and "Ivy Bridge." Intel could introduce a major feature with 9-series, SATA Express.
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