MSI showed off its new range of Z270 series motherboard at a media event at CES earlier today. Over 30 motherboards, to be exact. The new motherboards are designed to work with Intel's new 7th-gen Intel Core 'Kabylake' CPUs and are also optimised for Intel's new Optane technology.
At Computex 2015, motherboard manufacturers have offered glimpses of new Intel Z170 motherboards. These boards are based on Intel's LGA 1151 socket and will support sixth-generation Intel Skylake processors.
Gigabyte has announced that its X99, Z97 and H97 motherboard line-ups will now feature support for the NVMe storage protocol and Intel's recently-announced 750 Series PCIe SSDs. NVMe offers improved performance and lower latencies over the older AHCI protocol, and will allow consumers to take advantage of the full potential of PCIe SSDs.
ASUS has just announced two FM2+ gaming motherboards based on the top-end AMD A88X chipset. The Republic of Gamers Crossblade Ranger is the first FM2+ board from the prestigious series; while the A88X-Gamer is meant for the PC gamers who need a high-end AMD A88X-based system and eschew exclusive ROG features.
Gigabyte has announced support for 4th-gen Intel Core processors and selected unlocked 4th-gen Intel Core processors throughout its entire range of Gigabyte 8 series motherboards, including the Z87, H87, Q87, B85. and H81 chipset based motherboards.
With Intel's new Haswell-class processing platform officially launched, motherboard vendors are reaching out to update the PC DIY enthusiasts on their new focus and features. MSI and Corbell held such a session yesterday, so check out some of the gadgets and gear on show!
ASRock's latest ATX-sized OC Formula Series motherboards, including Z87 OC Formula/ac (with 802.11ac Wi-Fi support) and Z87 OC Formula, are protected by a special layer of Conformal Coating. On top of that, they will come backed by a 5-year warranty.
In addition to displaying its embedded/IPC solutions, graphics cards, and line of Intel- and AMD-based motherboards, Biostar has also presented the 2nd gen of its Puro Hi-Fi audio technology - the "Hi-Fi 3D".
Gigabyte has launched its Intel 8 series range of motherboards which support the Intel Haswell processors. These motherboards come equipped with a range of new features and technologies including digital power delivery, advanced network and device charging, gold plated hardware, new designed UEFI DualBIOS, and Gigabyte App Center.