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Colorful i-Z77EX V20: an affordable ITX motherboard

Colorful i-Z77EX V20: an affordable ITX motherboard
With this small Mini-ITX motherboard, the i-Z77EX V20, Colorful offers a very affordable Z77 model: 599 yuans only, less than $100. And despite its price, the board is very complete, with, hopefully, a minimum of possible overclocking. Thus, the board welcomes a PCI-E 3.0 16x port, two slots for memory of 1600MHz (2133MHz in oc), a Mini PCI-E, two SATA 6Gbps ports and two others 3Gpbs and a SuperSpeed​​ header. Finally, only the four-pin CPU connector is available, but the board is derived from the B75 model, we can understand. At the rear, the connectivity includes two GB Ethernet ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI, VGA and DVI outputs, two USB 2.0 ports, and the sound through five 3.5...
May 6, 2013 | 92 Views | Components, Motherboards

Six Z77 mini-ITX motherboards reviewed

Six Z77 mini-ITX motherboards reviewed
For a long time the mini-ITX form factor has been confined to small and low-energy configurations, especially in its early stages, such as nettops and mini-servers. But the situation has gradually changed with the LGA775, and then the LGA1156, and two years latter the LGA1155. With the advent of more compact and capable hardware, motherboard manufacturers wanted to lean on to produce more interesting boards to the public, able to offer as many opportunities as their ATX equivalent without sacrificing performance . Today, our fellows at X-Bit labs offer a comparison between 6 mini-ITX boards with a Z77 chipset: ASRock Z77E-ITX ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE EVGA Z77 Stinger Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI MSI...
April 30, 2013 | 134 Views | Components, Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WiFi: a Mini ITX motherboard for Intel Haswell CPU

Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WiFi: a Mini ITX motherboard for Intel Haswell CPU
At IDF, Beijing, Gigabyte has introduced one of its upcoming motherboards: the GA-Z87N WiFi. Observing its reference, some of you have already guessed that it will be compatible with future Intel Haswell processors. This model pulls out of the game being in Mini ITX and offering integrated Wi-Fi module. During IDF Beijing, Gigabyte has exposed its GA-Z87N-WiFi motherboard which is added to those we already discovered at CeBIT. This Mini ITX model can therefore accommodate Intel’s Haswell processors (LGA 1150), whose launch is still scheduled for June. Unlike the ASRock Z87E-ITX, we should point out that the socket is relatively close to the PCIe slot, which may limit compatibility...
April 12, 2013 | 1527 Views | Components, Motherboards

Giada N70E-DR: A complete Mini ITX motherboard for NAS

Giada N70E-DR: A complete Mini ITX motherboard for NAS
Giada has announced a new small Mini ITX motherboard that might interest those who want to create a home NAS. The N70E-DR, as it is called, offers a Celeron 1007U Dual-Core, which runs at 1.5 GHz and embeds 2 MB L3 and a GMA HD. Besides that, it can host up to 16GB DDR3, and especially a multitude of SATA ports, two SATA III and four SATA II, all featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. Two Ethernet ports from...
April 10, 2013 | 139 Views | Components, Motherboards

Gigabyte C1007UN-D: Celeron Ivy Bridge Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte C1007UN-D: Celeron Ivy Bridge Mini-ITX Motherboard
Gigabyte has unveiled the C1007UN-D, a Mini-ITX motherboard intended for entry-level desktop or low-power HTPC. Based on the Intel NM70 chipset, this board features a Celeron 1007U – dual-core Ivy Bridge  processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with 2 MB of L3 cache, all for a TDP of 17W – welded directly to PCB. No need to hope one day to upgrade the CPU on this motherboard… Other features...
March 13, 2013 | 212 Views | Components, Motherboards

Asrock has four new Thin Mini-ITX motherboard

Asrock has four new Thin Mini-ITX motherboard
Gigabyte presented a few days ago a new range of Thin Mini ITX motherboards, it is now the turn of the Asrock follow suit with four new models based on Z77, H77, B75 and H61 chipsets. Identical on the basics, the four Asrock motherboards have two SO-DIMM memory slots, four PCIe 3.0 slot, a mini-PCIe slot, however the  Z77TM-ITX and the  H77-ITX have two SATA3 connectors, the H61TM-ITX offers no...
March 8, 2013 | 311 Views | Components, Motherboards

Gigabyte GA-B75TN and GA-H77TN: two new Thin Mini-ITX motherboards

Gigabyte GA-B75TN and GA-H77TN: two new Thin Mini-ITX motherboards
Two new motherboards come to us from Gigabyte, the GA-B75TN and GA-H77TN in a Thin mini-ITX format, which is beginning to make its merry way with a large number of manufacturers, and suits perfectly for integration into an HTPC. As the references names indicates, these motherboards use B75 and H77 chipset, and therefore the support of Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge processors. They can accommodate...
March 1, 2013 | 184 Views | Components, Motherboards

Asus bets on micro-ATX motherboards for HTPC

Asus bets on micro-ATX motherboards for HTPC
Asus launches a range of micro-ATX motherboards for HTPC users. Want to build an HTPC to put near the TV? Luckily, Asus has just announced some new motherboards made ​​for it. With a Micro-ATX format, the B75M-A, H61M-PLUS, H61M-A/USB3, H61M-A or even the A85XM-A, A55M-A/USB3, A55M-A will be tailored for multimedia activities of the living room. Whether for models with Intel LGA 1155 or AMD...
February 27, 2013 | 163 Views | Components, Motherboards
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