Subject: General Tech | March 6, 2012 - 03:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Z77, mini-itx, maximus v gene, maximus v formula, asus, Sabertooth, p8z77-V deluxe, p8z77 work station
Ryan wasn't the only one to get a preview of the new Intel Express Z77 motherboards, other models have been spotted on the web. [H]ard|OCP had the same preview of the mATX Maximus V GENE, the SABERTOOTH Z77, mITX P8Z77-I Deluxe, ROG Maximus V Formula and the P8Z77-V Deluxe and a WorkStation version of the Deluxe as well. All are LGA1155 boards with built in video out to take advantage of the next generation of Intel's onboard HD graphics and all but the Gene feature Lucid's Hydra technology. These are the first examples of this chipset and the boards are something to behold.
"If you find new motherboards to be worthy of eye candy, then we have a treat for you as ASUS pulled back the curtains on its Z77 model motherboards last week here in Dallas, TX. While there is a whole lot we can't tell you about the next generation Intel processors to occupy the LGA1155 socket, we can run down a very new software feature set."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- A sneak peek at Asus' next-gen Intel motherboards @ The Tech Report
- AMD Confirms CPU Bug Found By DragonFly BSD's Matt Dillon @ Slashdot
- AMD invests in Nuvixa for OpenCL-accelerated applications @ DigiTimes
- Co-chiefs likely to run future TSMC, says Chang @ DigiTimes
- Intel runs three Ivy Bridge fabs ragged for April blast off @ The Register
- Windows 8 Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts @ Techspot
7-series based motherboards from ASUS
This is going to be an interesting couple of months as the industry balances the move from Sandy Bridge to the 3rd Generation of Intel Core processor and the 7-series chipsets. We have documented the rumored delays of the Ivy Bridge CPUs but it looks like Intel is moving ahead with the Z77/H77 chipset launch as planned. This means that from now until whenever those new CPUs actually launch we will see quite a few new motherboards announced from the typical vendors claiming "future platform compatibility."
Recently we spent some time with our friends at ASUS to learn about its plans for the Z77 launch and I must say I came away quite impressed with the technology and features being integrated. Today I am allowed to share with you some photos and basic information about the features being offered on the ASUS Z77 lineup, though without much hands-on time we are limited in what we can say.
There are going to be options ranging from the high-end Maximus V Formula to the budget priced P8Z77-V to the ultra-niche with the mini-ITX P8Z77-I Deluxe. Enjoy!
Subject: Motherboards | July 15, 2011 - 01:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: zotac, mini-itx, z68
If you are looking to bring the benefits of the Z68 chipset to your LAN box, look no further than Zotac's Z68-ITX WiFi mini-ITX board. They've done everything possible to trim down the size while keeping the functionality you need to play games. While there is only a single PCIe 16x slot and 4 SATA ports in total, you have 8 USB 2.0 ports and a pair of USB 3.0 as well as a variety of audio and video output ports. As well there is a serious WiFi add on card with dual antenna to get you connected to your friends and enemies. Check out the full review that TechPowerUp posted here.
"ZOTAC recently announced their mini-ITX Z68 motherboard. Supporting standard desktop parts for expansion, the ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi offers all the features of the Intel Z68 chipset, including some decent overclocking. We put the Z68-ITX WiFi through the paces, and take this little roadster for a wild ZOTAC ride."
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Motherboard Review - "All Inclusive" Becomes The New Standard @ SSD Review
- Asus Rampage III Black Edition @ LegionHardware
- ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX @ Tweaktown
- ASRock H61M/U3S3 @ Phoronix
- Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX Motherboard and Core i5-2390T Review @MissingRemote
- Fusion E-350 Review: ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe, ECS HDC-I and Zotac FUSION350-A-E @ AnandTech
- MSI A75MA-G55 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
- AMD 990FX Review: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX vs ECS A990FXM-A @ t-break
- ASUS F1A75-V PRO Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion
- ECS A75F-A Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
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