Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tech update for 11/1/2012

Last week was cebit 2012. first in line is EVGA finally announced their Classified SR-X motherboard, this is a dual Xeon LGA 2011 motherboard. it has 7 pcie slots capable of 4 way SLI and CrossfireX. it also has a dual 6 phase PWM and has 12 DDR3 dimm slots.
Source: Techpowerup

MSI shown their full lineup of ivy bridge based motherboards. for now the MSI Z77-AGD80 is the most high end board they can offer. these motherboards feature military class iii components certified with MIL-STD-810G, OC Genie II, Clck Bios II and PCI Express 3.0

one of the killer features of the MSI Z77A-GD80 is the fact that there is a thunderbolt port which has transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s and can also be a display out

The thunderbolt port is below the D-Sub connector

Source: TechpowerupTechpowerup via Hardwareinfo

Meet the Asrock Extreme 11, this motherboard is the best board Asrock can give on the X79 chipset. this board has a 16+2 power phase design and a pair of 8 pin 12v power connector. has dual ehternet ports as well as molex power for PCI express lanes. this board has two PLX chips. 14 sata ports; 4 of them are sata 3, 6Gb/s. this board has 2 internal usb 3.0 headers with  a total of 8 usb 3.0 ports including the ones at the rear I/O.

Source: Vr-Zone

Finally is the MSI R7970 Lightning edition. this may just be the best card out there. this card not only performs fast but also has a very sleek look to it. this card has military class III components, 2048 Shader Units, a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, Eyefinity 6 support, plus two DVI and four mini DisplayPort outputs.

The cutout behind the backplate is for the Reactor core
 Source: Techpowerup

 Stay tuned for another update about Asus Lineup of intel 7 series chipset