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Supermicro at Computex 2018

SFF Network’s COMPUTEX 2018 coverage is sponsored by SilverStone, who’s celebrating 15 years of innovation in SFF and beyond. Click here to check out their website and to learn more about their latest products. Walking through the hectic show halls of Computex 2018 towards another meeting, we spied something a little different from the traditionally server focused Supermicro. A consumer orientated M-ITX board? Let’s have a look! Not a bad showing at all from a company that doesn’t traditionally cater to the consumer market. It seems Supermicro has taken their (immense) server expertise and translated it into a retail motherboard …
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M-ATX’s Slow Decline Continues – EVGA Launches their Z370 Micro-ATX Motherboard

After MSI’s mediocre X299M-A Pro launch recently, I came to the conclusion in my view that M-ATX is dying a slow, painful death. Today that continues, with the oddity that is EVGA’s Z370 Micro. Selling for US$179.99 on EVGA’s own webstore, this Intel Z370 based board supports LGA1151 for Intel’s 8th generation Core Processors. The board is targeted at the enthusiast market, with angled power and IO connectors, SLI certification and claimed strong overclocking support. At the front of the board, the first thing we see is an angled ATX 24 pin power connector sitting in a PCB cutout, which …
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ASRock’s DeskMini GTX/RX Updates!

We’ve been keeping an eye on ASRock’s DeskMini platform since it was leaked to us some time ago. The discussion thread is over 190 posts long, with every minute detail picked out by our community. Just today, we had a hot news tip from a user – the product page for the DeskMini GTX/RX has appeared! It has quite a bit of useful information for those who are chasing that form factor.   A forum member also found that NewEgg is now listing the GTX1060 variant, for US$799.99! Discuss the news here!
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ECS Introduces the H110I-C4P ITX LGA1151 Motherboard

ECS has launched a new M-ITX motherboard – the H110I-C4P, a value-orientated board based on Intel’s H110 chipset. The board features support for 6th generation Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors, in the LGA1151 package. For power delivery, the usual ATX 24-pin and 4-pins are present, sending electrons to a simple 4-phase VRM. The CPU is wired to a pair of DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2133 memory. Expansion slots include the usual PCI-Express 3.0 x16, 4x USB3.0 ports, 6-channel ALC662 HD audio and gigabit ethernet (powered by a Realtek RTL8111H chipset). Storage expansion features four SATA 6 …
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Intel Greenlow Platform Launched

Intel has officially launched the Greenlow platform – Xeon E3-1200 v5 series processors and the C230 series chipset. The new Xeon E3 v5 CPUs are powered by the Intel Skylake microarchitecture, and feature improved per-clock performance, higher clock rates, support for DDR4 memory and more powerful P530 graphics on selected lines. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”1″] The E3-1200 v5 series consists of 11 models, including 5 standard-power (80 Watt) models without integrated GPU, 3 models with IGP and 3 low power processors. All microprocessors have 4 cores, 8 MB of L3 cache, and support AES, AVX2 and TSX instructions. The CPUs also support Turbo Boost …