Category: motherboard

SUPERMICRO X12DPL-NT6 MOTHERBOARD

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SuperMicro never lets a gamer down with their latest dual CPU motherboard for EATX chassis or server boxes. The new X12DPL-NT6 is ATX compatible, X12DPL-NT6 ATX 12.23″ x 10″ (31.06cm x 25.4cm) 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors Dual Socket LGA-4189 (Socket P+) supported 2TB RDIMM, DDR4-3200MHz maximum Intel C621A controller for 12 SATA3 (6 …

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AMD MEMORY CONSIDERATIONS

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AMD Ryzen processors can work with 2 or 4 DIMMs for a dual channel operation. Each DIMM is 64-bit word size so using a pair of them achieves 128-bit width. By comparison enthusiast video cards use a 256-bit memory interface to further increase net bandwidth. Interneaving dynamic memory is the fastest solution. CPU SERIES MAX …

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MSI B550 LINEUP

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MSI has tweeted that they now have the B550 series motherboards posted on their website. MSI has long been a leader for AMD based systems and now that commitment is paying off with the Ryzen processors. MSI had to use more copper to handle PCIe 4.0 performance. MSI also has larger aluminum heat spreaders over …

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RYZEN B550 SUPPORT

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AMD has finally released a slide that outlines CPU support for various motherboard chipsets. Backwards compatibility is hampered due the unreasonably small 128 megabit BIOS chip used motherboards prior of X570 which uses a 256 megabit BIOS. Part of the problem is the cost of the 256 megabit hardware is more than double the cost …

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ASROCK B550AM MOTHERBOARD

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The AsRock B550AM motherboard is an OEM model that is being sold to system integrators. These images are courteous of Komachi of Japan. Immediately there is speculation that the B550A is really the B450X with a new AGESA that allows the use of PCIe 4.0 for the graphics card and SSD. A close look at …

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NEW MSI TRX4 MOTHERBOARDS

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MSI tweeted news of three new motherboards for the AMD Threadripper processors. All three motherboards are standard ATX. The motherboards have a new socket TRX4 to accommodate 128 lanes of PCI Express 4.0. Creator TRX4 TRX40 PRO 10G TRX40 PRO WIFI All three boards need dual EPS12V cables to provide enough power to the slots. …

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MSI BIOS FOR APU SUPPORT

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MSI has released the new 1.0.0.4 BIOS that now included support for the R3 2200G and R5 2400G processors. This new BIOS is available for all models of X570 made by MSI. This guide is using the BIOS flashback feature which is now becoming more common on motherboards. Due to the inability to use the …

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MSI X570-A PRO MOTHERBOARD

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The MSI X570-A PRO is a standard ATX motherboard for socket AM4. Standard ATX 9″ x 12″ Socket AM4 AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 support / AMD Ryzen with Radeon Vega Supports PCI Express 4.0 with a Ryzen 3000 series processor 4x DDR4 up to 128GB PCIe x16 slot 3x PCIe x1 slots PCIe x4 …

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BIOS ROMS

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The BIOS on every motherboard is largely the same as the original on on the IBM PC. The PC had 64KB of ROMs as it offered BASIC in addition to BIOS services. Over time the industry continued to use the 64KB address space for the BIOS. Eventually EEPROM sizes grew so that the entire address …

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MSI B350 MOTHERBOARD MEMORY CONSIDERATIONS

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We have been looking at the R3 2400G CPU for the MSI B350 Bazooka motherboard we have available. The R3 2400G runs at 3.6 GHz which is fast enough but we also looked at other processors with more cores. The R3 2400G is a very affordable $129 and uses only 65W max. The more expensive R7 …

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