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GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI available on Newegg

The GIGABYTE GA-AB350N WIFI is now available on Newegg here for $114.99. We covered this particular ITX motherboard during Computex back in June so if you would like to learn more, you can check out our previous article here. For those of you still waiting on ASRock’s AM4 ITX motherboards, you can follow along on the forums here– it should be available towards the middle of this month. Feel free to join the discussion on the GIGABYTE GA-AB350N motherboard on our forums.
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GIGABYTE introduces GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI AM4 ITX motherboard

Ryzen small form factor fans rejoice, GIGABYTE introduced the GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX AM4 motherboard at Computex! Joining the shortlist that includes the BIOSTAR X370GTN and the upcoming ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac (as well as an AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac variant), the GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI looks to offer premium features likely slotted between the competition in price. Outside of it being one the elusive Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboards, it’s also one of the very first B350 board across the entire range to include the Realtek ALC1220 codec (vs. ALC892), something that audiophiles will surely appreciate. And here are the other specs. Eagle-eyed viewers might not be a big fan of the centrally placed 8-pin, …
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ASRock X370 and B350 AM4 Mini-ITX motherboards pictured

ASRock had their hotly anticipated AM4 Ryzen Mini-ITX motherboards in their booth and we were sure to snap some pics of the both of them! The specs are identical for both models and are as follows: AM4 socket Support for DDR4 3200MHz+ (OC) on Ryzen CPU and 2400MHz on AM4 APU 2x HDMI ports 7.1 channel Realtek ALC1220 HD audio 4x SATA ports 1x M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 6x USB 3.0 (1x Type-C and 3x Type-A on rear, 2x via internal header) Intel Gigabit LAN Intel 802.11ac + BT 4.2 Edit: Unbuffered ECC RAM is supported! Here is the X370 …
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BIOSTAR Again Teases X370GTN and B350GTN Motherboards

By guest contributor Nolan Haynes, “Soul_Est” Nearly a month and half after unveiling the X370GTN, BIOSTAR has now teased the release of not only the X370GTN, but the B350GTN as well via an update to their Facebook page in the form of a cover photo post. This did not go unnoticed by user cadiguno who shared with us a screenshot of the post. X370GTN This board’s specifications have not changed much from when last we covered. What has been confirmed have been the memory support, support for 5050 LED strips, and some included software. The memory support has been expanded …
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MSI Unveils the B350M Mortar Arctic

As the Ryzen launch rolls on, we are finally starting to see some real options – in other words, non-ATX motherboards! MSI has unveiled their B350M Mortar Arctic board, a unit we previewed around CES in January. This board, in it’s all-white styling, really stood out to us – it’s a very bold statement in a sea of darker units.  Featuring the slightly gimped (versus the X370 platform) chipset, this unit is high in the midrange, in effect. The rear IO features a PS/2 port, two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, a single USB Type C port, DVI, HDMI, …
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Biostar unveils the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard

Based on AMD’s new AM4 platform, Biostar has officially unveiled the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard. This marks the first showing of an ITX board for the new AM4 chipset and we’re thrilled to see it support the x370 chipset over the inferior x300 ITX chipset. The specifications were originally shared with us by community member MarcParis in the INCOMING AM4 MINI ITX!! thread, but today user cadiguno has shared with us official screenshots of the motherboard from TechPowerUP. This board uses a 24-pin ATX +4 pin CPU power connector and a 7-Phase VRM to provide stable power to the processor. To be expected, the board only has 2x DDR4 DIMM …
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AMD Ryzen announced, detailed and available for pre-order TODAY !

Ever since AMD first announced the work that would later be branded as Ryzen, the company has been strategically and masterfully orchestrating a narrative of dramatic change and disruption to the staid status quo of consumer and enthusiast-grade processors.  Today, however, AMD has built up this performance into a crescendo, by revealing their top-performing Ryzen AM4 CPUs today – and by divulging additional details regarding the architectural milestones and performance characteristics that can be expected once they land in the hands of customers. Perhaps the biggest highlight, however, is their availability: AMD has announced that the top-performing chips will be available worldwide on …
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Noctua Presents New Products! Three AM4 Edition Coolers

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! [mks_separator style=”solid” height=”2″] Noctua presents three special-edition AM4 CPU coolers for AMD Ryzen Vienna, February 1st 2017 – Noctua today presented three special-edition models of its award-winning quiet CPU coolers. The new SE-AM4 versions of the NH-D15, NH-U12S and NH-L9x65 are dedicated premium-quality solutions for the new AM4 socket of AMD’s …
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Mini-ITX AM4 board from Biostar unveiled!

Thanks to the tip from our forum member MarcParis, we finally have the specs of the first known mITX board featuring the AM4 socket. As many of you know, this is the socket type that supports the AMD Ryzen CPU line, expected to be fully revealed at the end of February and possibly commercially available not long after. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] But to avoid confusion (you’ll see in a minute), let’s start with their also-revealed microATX board. MicroATX BioStar X370-GT3 It features the top-end AM4 300-series chipset type, the X370, which features USB 3.1 10Gb/s, overclocking, and CrossFire/SLI. The leaked …
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AMD at CES 2017

AMD, the underdog of the CPU and GPU worlds, made itself known at CES, with a large booth, various displays, and some impressive demos – namely Doom at 4K! Our reporter Drew visited the displays and brought us back these pictures: [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] The booth was spacious, with many displays and demos. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] First up, a new M-ATX AM4 from Gigabyte, the GA-A320M-HD2. This board fits the bill of a mid-range board, with a solid complement of rear I/O, two DDR4 RAM slots, but no VRM cooling. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] MSI’s B350M-Mortar appears to be a higher …
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ASRock Reveals M-ATX AM4 Boards

With Ryzen and AM4 just around the corner, information on SFF-orientated AM4 motherboards has been scant. With only ATX leaked or shown so far, we were afraid that we’d see a LFF (large form factor) launch. Fear not though, with not one, but two boards from ASRock, the AB350M Pro4 and the AB320M Pro4. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] The AB350M Pro4 appears to be a mid-range board, featuring AMD’s A350 chipset (go figure). From the information we have, the board has four DDR4 RAM slots, supporting speeds up to 2667MHz, two PCIex16 slots (x16 and not x16, the placard was incorrect), …
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AMD Showcases High-Performance Ecosystem Ready for Ryzen

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! Las Vegas, Nevada — 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 1/4/2017 – Following global excitement generated by the reveal of new technology and performance details of upcoming AMD Ryzen™ high-performance desktop processors, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced 16 cutting-edge high-p​erformance AM4 motherboards from five manufacturers. In addition, AMD exhibited Ryzen processor-based …