Along with the main retailers, the minor ones are also showcasing products.Â Weâ€™ve reviewed Biostar products before at AnandTech, but not Jetway and Giada, both of which are now selling consumer level products in North America.
Our main criticism with Biostar in the past is PCIe and feature placement.Â On one series of products, Biostar has to a certain extent listened â€“ the Z68 series have spaces between the PCIe x16 and space for a PCIe ...
Posted on June 09, 2011 | Tags: ATX
, Computex 2011
, Motherboards. ITX
, Trade Show
ASUS have been coming to Computex to sensationalize and dazzle the press with concepts for years, and this year is no different, regardless of whether something is technically feasible or not.Â Last year, we saw the ASUS Immensity motherboard concept that was never put into production â€“ an X58 featuring a 5450-type integrated GPU and a Lucid Hydra chip to combine any discrete GPU combination on board.Â This year takes a turn for the surreal.
By now you know that Ivy Bridge (due out in March - April of 2012) will be backwards compatible with some 6-series motherboards. The CPU itself has a PCIe 3.0 controller on-die, however MSI tells us that without modifications to existing motherboard designs you won't be able to properly support the 3.0 spec.
MSI's Z68A-GD80 (G3) features new circuitry ...
Posted on June 01, 2011 | Tags: Board
, Computex 2011
, Intel Chipset
, Trade Show
ASUSâ€™ glasses-free 3D gaming notebook will likely get most of the attention, but the Republic of Gamers team has also brought along plenty of kit for the DIY enthusiast. In addition to theÂ ROG Crosshair V Formula series motherboard shown yesterday there are theÂ ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z and ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboards, plus the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 ...
Posted on May 31, 2011 | Tags: Asus
, Asus ROG
, GTX 580
, GTX 580 MARS II
Zotac has two mini-ITX Z68 motherboards on display at Computex: the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi A and B models (Z68ITX-A-E and Z68ITX-B-E). Both feature Intelâ€™s Z68 chipset with all of the goodness that brings along with it (mainly SSD caching). The A model has a PCIe x16 slot for discrete graphics and uses standard DDR3 DIMMs. The B model features a GeForce ...
Zotac's ever-expanding range of pint-sized motherboards is about to get a little bigger. According to various reports, the company is preparing to unveil two new Mini-ITX motherboards based on Intel's latest desktop chipset during this year's Computex technology conference, which kicks off next Tuesday, May 31 and runs through Saturday, June 4.
Known as the Z68ITX-WiFi (rough MSRP of $244) and Z68 ...
Gigabyte has just announced that it plans to launch a motherboard with an integrated SSD in early June, which will be available from 'selected online retailers' around the world.
The new board, dubbed the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD, uses Intelâ€™s new Z68 chipset and will feature a tiny m-SATA SSD module that effectively functions as a small Intel Solid State Drive 311.
'We are thrilled to deliver the world's first motherboard to come pre-bundled with an Intel SSD 311,' said Richard Chen, vice president of ...