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[Jan 09, 2012] Sapphire Launches the Pure Black X79N Motherboard
[Jan 09, 2012] Manufacturers Intro Radeon HD 7970 Video Cards
[Jan 03, 2012] MSI Launches the Big Bang-XPower II X79 Motherboard
[Dec 30, 2011] Biostar Launches the TPower X79 Motherboard
[Dec 27, 2011] MSI Announces Voice Genie Technology
[Dec 13, 2011] Sapphire Releases Pure Black 990FX Motherboard
[Nov 16, 2011] Manufacturers Launch X79 Motherboards
[Nov 01, 2011] ECS Intros H61H2-A2 Black Series Motherboard
[Oct 26, 2011] MSI Announces Z68MA-G43 (G3) Motherboard
[Sep 29, 2011] Biostar Announces TA990FXE Socket AM3+ Motherboard
[Sep 23, 2011] Zotac Announces A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard
[Sep 08, 2011] Biostar Announces TZ68K+ Motherboard
[Aug 31, 2011] MSI Announces A55M-P35 Motherboard
[Aug 24, 2011] New Socket FM1 Motherboards from ASRock
[Aug 18, 2011] Sapphire Launches Pure Platinum Z68 Motherboard

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Sapphire Launches the Pure Black X79N Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: January 9, 2012 - 8:53 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/media/?psn=0004&articleID...
Motherboard

Sapphire has just announced their first motherboard developed to support the latest family of CPUs from Intel, the Sapphire Pure Black X79N. This board is based on the Intel X79 chipset, features four DDR3-1600 memory sockets, one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, one PCI Express 3.0 x8 slot, two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, two PCI Express 2.0 x8 slots, four SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, eight-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), two Gigabit Ethernet ports (Marvell 88E8057), four USB 3.0 ports, and six USB 2.0 ports.

The Pure Black X79N has a black PCB, and uses high quality gold plated connectors for USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Information on pricing was not provided.

Sapphire Pure Black X79N
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Sapphire Pure Black X79N
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Manufacturers Intro Radeon HD 7970 Video Cards
Author: Cássio Lima Date: January 9, 2012 - 8:51 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
Motherboard

The world’s first 28 nm video card, the Radeon HD 7970, is now available. It has 2,048 processors (“cores”), works at 925 MHz, and accesses its 3 GB of GDDR5 memory at 5.5 GHz through a 384-bit interface, creating a bandwidth of 264 GB/s. This video card also includes two BIOS chips; a dual-slot cooler, which uses vapor chamber technology; and four video outputs, one dual-link DVI, one HDMI 1.4a and two mini DisplayPort 1.2.

The Radeon HD 7970 has a recommended price of USD 549.

Several manufacturers have launched models based on the Radeon HD 7970 video card that you can check out below.

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MSI Launches the Big Bang-XPower II X79 Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: January 3, 2012 - 11:05 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1353.html
Motherboard

MSI has just launched their newest Big Bang series motherboard, the XPower II, a product targeted to overclockers and gamers. This board is based on the Intel X79 chipset, features eight DDR3-2400 memory sockets, four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16, x8, x8, x8), three PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (x1, x1, x1), six SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, eight-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), two Gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel 82579V and 82574L), four USB 3.0 ports, and six USB 2.0 ports.

The MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 motherboard features a 22-phase voltage regulator circuit, military-class components, voltage measuring points, and several of MSI’s proprietary technologies, including Click BIOS II, OC Genie II, Super Charger, Winki 3, Instant OC, and Superpipe.

Information on pricing or availability was not provided.


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Biostar Launches the TPower X79 Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: December 30, 2011 - 9:56 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/news/news.php?S_ID=126
Motherboard

Biostar has introduced their first socket LGA2011 motherboard based on the Intel X79 chipset, the TPower X79. This board features four DDR3-2400 memory sockets, three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16, x16, x8), two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, one PCI slot, four SATA-600 ports, three SATA-300 ports, one eSATA-300 port, eight-channel audio (Realtek ALC898), Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111E), and six USB 3.0 ports.

The board supports several of Biostar’s proprietary technologies, including the Rapid Switch for quick restart, the Rapid Debug for hardware debugging with the help of an LED light, the BIOS Flasher and the BIOS Relife for updating or recovering BIOS from a USB drive, and the BIO-Remote 2 for remote control of home media system components from Android and Apple mobile devices. Overclockers will be pleased with the T-overclocker utilities for Windows, which provide fine system tuning for experienced users.

Biostar’s board should become available next month. Information on pricing was not provided.

Biostar TPower X79
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Biostar TPower X79
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MSI Announces Voice Genie Technology
Author: Cássio Lima Date: December 27, 2011 - 8:36 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1348.html
Motherboard

MSI's Voice Genie is a voice control technology that allows users to interact with the computer without the need for a keyboard or mouse. Aside from turning on and off the system, users can enable and disable OC Genie, open a web browser, wake up the system, and set the system to sleep mode all via voice command. Voice Genie comes equipped with two sets of voice recognition and supports up to eight customized voice commands

See below the motherboards supporting Voice Genie.

Chipset

Mainboard Model Number

X79

All MSI X79 series products

Z68

Z68A-GD80 (B3)/(G3)

Z68A-GD65 (B3)/(G3)

Z68A-GD55 (B3)/(G3)

Z68A-GD45 (B3)/(G3)

P67

MSI Big Bang-Marshal (B3)

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Sapphire Releases Pure Black 990FX Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: December 13, 2011 - 9:03 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/media/?psn=0004&articleID...
Motherboard

Sapphire has just introduced the Pure Black 990FX (PB-A3BRD990), a socket AM3+ motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset. This board comes with a black PCB, and features four DDR3 memory slots, two PCI-Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x8 slots, two PCI Express x4 slots, nine SATA-600 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one eSATA port, 7.1 channel audio (Realtek ALC892) and two Gigabit Ethernet ports (Marvell 88E8057). It also has a MOLEX connector to supply video cards with more power.

Information on pricing was not provided.


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Manufacturers Launch X79 Motherboards
Author: Cássio Lima Date: November 16, 2011 - 9:51 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
Motherboard

Manufacturers are rolling out their first motherboards for the newest Intel’s Core i7-300 series of processors, codenamed “Sandy Bridge-E.” These boards are based on the Intel X79 chipsets and feature the new socket LGA2011. Below you can see a list of the manufacturers and their models.

ASRock

ASUS

ECS

EVGA

Gigabyte

MSI

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ECS Intros H61H2-A2 Black Series Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: November 1, 2011 - 8:59 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Media/NewsRoom_Detail.aspx?NewsID=143...
Motherboard

ECS has just unveiled their newest socket LGA1155 motherboard based on the Intel H61 chipset, the H61H2-A2 Black Series. This board features two DDR3-1333 memory sockets, one PCI Express x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 slots, two PCI slots, two SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, six-channel audio (Realtek ALC662 or VIA VT1708B), Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and VGA, DVI (optional), and HDMI video outputs.

The ECS H61H2-A2 Black Series is equipped with many user-friendly utilities, including the EZ Charger for easily recharging your mobile devices (especially Apple products), the GUI uEFI BIOS to conveniently operate your mobile devices via mouse or keyboard, and ECS iEZ utilities (eSF/eBLU/eDLU).

Information on pricing or availability was not provided.

ECS H61H2-A2 Black Series Motherboard
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MSI Announces Z68MA-G43 (G3) Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: October 26, 2011 - 9:10 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.msi.com/news-media/news/1327.html
Motherboard

MSI has just announced another motherboard with PCI Express 3.0 slots, but this time it is an entry-level, the Z68MA-G43 (G3). This microATX, socket LGA1155 board features four DDR3 memory sockets, two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, two PCI Express x1 slots, two SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI, DVI and VGA video outputs. It also includes OC Genie II and ClickBIOS II functions.

The board’s price has not been disclosed.

MSI Z68MA-G43 (G3) Motherboard
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Biostar Announces TA990FXE Socket AM3+ Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 29, 2011 - 8:40 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/news/news.php?id=120
Motherboard

Biostar has announced the TA990FXE, its newest socket AM3+ motherboard based on the AMD 990FX chipset (SB950 south bridge chip). The TA990FXE is an ATX board that supports up to 140 W AM3+ processors, including the upcoming AMD FX chips. It features four DDR3-2000 memory sockets, three PCI Express x16 slots, one PCI Express x1 slot, two PCI slots, five SATA-600 ports, one e-SATA-300 port, 8-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), Gigabit Ethernet (Atheros AR8151), four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one FireWire port, and comes with solid capacitors.

The board supports several Biostar’s proprietary technologies, including the G.P.U. (Green Power Utility) for optimal power consumption at low system load, the Rapid Switch for quick restart, the Rapid Debug for hardware debugging with the help of a LED light, the BIOS Flasher and the BIOS Relife for updating or recovering BIOS from a USB drive, and the BIO-Remote 2 for remote control of home media system components from Android and Apple mobile devices. Overclockers will be pleased with the T-overclocker utilities for Windows, which provide fine system tuning for experienced users.

Information on pricing or availability was not provided.

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Zotac Announces A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 23, 2011 - 8:30 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.zotacusa.com/forum/topic/5038-zotac-announces-a75-itx-wifi/
Motherboard

Zotac has introduced their newest socket FM1 motherboard for AMD’s APUs, the A75-ITX WiFi. This new mini-ITX motherboard is based on the AMD A75 chipset, features two DDR3-1866 memory sockets (up to 8 GB), one PCI Express x16 slot, four SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, onboard 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, six-channel audio, and DVI and HDMI video outputs.

Information on pricing was not revealed.

Zotac A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard
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Zotac A75-ITX WiFi Motherboard
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Biostar Announces TZ68K+ Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 8, 2011 - 11:23 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=556
Motherboard

Biostar has unveiled the TZ68K+, its newest socket LGA1155 motherboard based on the Intel Z68 chipset. The TZ68K+ is an ATX board that supports LucidLogix Virtu technology, which makes the computer switch between a discrete video card and the CPU integrated graphics, depending on the task you are doing. It features four DDR3-2200 memory sockets, two PCI Express x16 slots, one PCI Express x1 slot, two PCI slots, two SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, 6-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111E), two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and VGA, DVI, and HDMI video outputs.

Biostar didn’t reveal the motherboard’s price.

Biostar TZ68K+ Motherboard
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MSI Announces A55M-P35 Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 31, 2011 - 8:35 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/A55M-P35.html
Motherboard

MSI has released another socket FM1 motherboard for AMD’s APUs, but this time it is a model based on the AMD A55 chipset. The A55M-P35 features one PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, two PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots, one PCI standard slot, two DDR3 memory sockets, six SATA-300 ports, one Gigabit Ethernet port, 7.1 channel audio, and VGA and DVI video outputs. MSI’s motherboard also comes with the OC Genie II overclocking button and the Winki 3 utility.

Information on pricing or availability was not provided.

MSI A55M-P35 Motherboard
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MSI A55M-P35 Motherboard
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New Socket FM1 Motherboards from ASRock
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 24, 2011 - 8:30 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.asrock.com
Motherboard

ASRock has expanded their socket FM1 motherboard line-up with the launch of three models: A55 Pro3, A55 iCafe, and A55M-HVS. All of them are based on the AMD A55 chipset and support DDR3-2400 memories (via overclocking).

The main specs for these new boards are as follows:

  • A55 Pro3 (ATX): Four DDR3 sockets, two SATA-600 ports, five SATA-300 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two PCI Express x16 slots, one PCI Express x1 slot, three PCI slots, eight-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), and HDMI and VGA outputs
  • A55 iCafe (ATX): Four DDR3 sockets, six SATA-300 ports, one PCI Express x16 slot, two PCI Express x1 slots, two PCI slots, six-channel audio (Realtek ALC662), and DVI and VGA outputs
  • A55M-HVS (ATX): Two DDR3 sockets, six SATA-300 ports, one PCI Express x16 slot, one PCI Express x1 slot, one PCI slot, six-channel audio (VIA VT1705), and HDMI and VGA outputs
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Sapphire Launches Pure Platinum Z68 Motherboard
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 18, 2011 - 7:14 AM PST
Category: Motherboard
More Info: http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/media/?psn=0004&articleID...
Motherboard

Sapphire has introduced their first motherboard based on the Intel Z68 chipset. The Pure Platinum Z68 (PT-CI7S33Z68) is a full-ATX board that supports LucidLogix Virtu technology, which makes the computer switch between a discrete video card and the CPU integrated graphics, depending on the task you are doing.

This new motherboard features four DDR3-1600+ memory sockets (16 GB max), three PCI Express x16 slots, three PCI slots, four SATA-600 ports, four SATA-300 ports, 8-channel audio (Realtek ALC892), Gigabit Ethernet (Marvell 88E8057), four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a 6+2 voltage regulator circuit, and VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs.

Information on pricing or availability was not provided.

Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68
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Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68
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