The typical computer system that an enthusiast would use for gaming or general office work uses an ATX form factor mainboard. There are some cases where the ATX form factor is too big, like SFF computers and HTPC machines.
Asus is big in the enthusiast computer hardware market with a number of mainboards and other gear. The company has offered up a few new official pictures of its coming Rampage III Extreme motherboard and the thing looks great. The design of the heatsinks is very cool and will let users of cases with side windows show off.
We already heard the specs and details on the Asus M4A89GTD PRO mainboard when it leaked on some websites in February. With the AMD 890GX chipset going official yesterday, Asus has made the M4A89GTD PRO mainboard official too.
MSI has been building mainboards and other computer hardware for a long time now. The company has unveiled its latest mainboard called the 890GXM-G65 today that is based on the new AMD 890GX chipset. The chipset is notable for the new features it supports.
Who said small-form-factor (SFF) or embedded PCs have to be puny weaklings? congatec have outed their latest SFF module, the conga-BM57, and rather than an Atom, Nano or ARM processor it's rocking a full Intel Core i7-620M running at 2.66GHz, paired with up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Impressive stuff, considering the whole board measures 95 x 125 mm and includes onboard graphics.
The number of new products unleashed at CES is staggering. So much new gear was unveiled at the show that we are still covering the devices even though the show is over. Asus has unveiled a new line of gear at the show including new mainboards, graphics cards, and more.
When it comes to mainboards, one of the largest companies in the business is Asus. Asus offers a full line of computer gear that is aimed at all user groups form the gamer/enthusiast to the mainstream user. Asus has announced a couple new mainboards today called the P7H57D and P7H55 series.
Back in October, we first heard of the MSI Big Bang mainboard. This enthusiast board will be among the most popular motherboards for gamers and performance computing enthusiasts ever. MSI announced a new special edition of the Big Bang today in conjunction with SteelSeries.
Is there anything the humble Bluetooth cellphone can't do? ASUS have announced their latest Republic of Gamers mainboard, the ROG Maximus III Extreme, and the Core i5/i7 'board not only supports all the usual high-speed gubbins but allows you to control the system settings from your cellphone.
VIA have announced their latest embedded device mainboard, and if you thought Pico-ITX had been spending too much time among the pie-aisles then the VIA Mobile-ITX form factor should please you. Measuring 6 x 6 cm - 50-percent smaller than Pico-ITX, in fact - the board is a computer-on-system module incorporating CPU, memory and chipset, and is intended to be paired with IO boards offering various degrees of connectivity.