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
I stopped by Intel's booth at Computex to grab a few shots of the small but potent Thin Mini-ITX ecosystem. If you read our coverage yesterday you'll remember that Thin Mini-ITX is just a low profile Mini-ITX standard designed for affordable (or potentially DIY) all-in-one PCs.
Intel had a number of Sandy Bridge motherboards on display that conform to the ...
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 ...
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 ...