CES 2017 Exhibition - Motherboard Manufacturers Showcase Whole Walls of Sparkling New Motherboards, and We've Picked Our Favorites for You
CES 2017 is a celebration of the world of computers and hardware. Now with the launch of the 7K Core i7700 processor Intel The LGA1151 chassis has decided Intel Also to refresh its chipsets with the new Z270.
One of the most striking differences between it and Z170 is the support of Optane, NAND storage technology that comes up and brings a little closer to the speed of storage use to those who receive the memory -DDR4 Especially fast.
Technical specifications - chipset Intel Z270
- Processor housing: Intel LGA1151 processors for 6 generation and Intel 7 generation
- Memory support: Two - channel, type DDR4 Or DDR3L
- SATA interfaces: Six naturally, the possibility of third-party controllers
- PCI Express support: Twenty-four channels, some interfaces storage M.2, some interfaces PCI-Express 3.0 X1
- Interfaces USB Maximum: 10 type USB 3.0 and 14 type USB 2.0
- Brown Shell: 6 watts
We passed between the companies and decided to collect a few motherboards from any manufacturer that caught our attention. With your permission, we will deal a little with aesthetics and assume the technical specifications since they are very similar between the motherboards. On the manufacturer's site you can find the exact number of ports and interfaces you care about.
Asus - Dark, Metallic and not afraid of RGB
It is clear to us that Asus understand design, and to our delight in every generation, design has been improving. The three most interesting motherboards we encountered in the exhibition are these three. The Z270-A leads the mid-market, the Z270F STRIX is for those who want to invest and theROG CODE is designed for the top edge.
In the past, the separation between advanced and standard motherboards in Asus was very rough. You had motherboards for about NIS 400 to 750, and then the jump to the ROG series (Rt Republic of Gamers) was about NIS 1200 and more. Asus The gap through intermediate series like Pro Gaming that combine the two.
Here uses Asus In the gaming brand that was born in the world of its video cards, the STRIX. Motherboards from this series get a significantly gray and uniform shade from the "simple" series. This, along with simple elements of lighting RGB. Typically, the overclocking ability of these panels is similar to what you will find in the top of the standard series.
The ROG CODE board takes this one step further with advanced electrical features, more display interfaces and a higher quality sound card. This, along with my body Cooling Larger and larger elements of RGB On the board.
GIGABYTE - Lots of new, more advanced boards are brighter
The plate giant from Taiwan is busy with colorful lighting well after Christmas. The three tables we chose to focus on are similar to the price points in which we chose the plates Asus. There is one here that is priced at NIS 850, about NIS 1100 and another NIS 2000.
AORUS 's brand GIGABYTE Was born a few years ago when it decided to rebrand the world of its laptops. Since then it has been identified in the mobile world as a parallel brand of Alienware and its like. This time the company takes the brand identified and dresses it as a brand Gamers On its motherboards, if you will like a ROG of Asus.
The Z270-Gaming K3 is a motherboard that includes what every average gaming needs. Starting from a system Cooling And proper power to the CPU area, through an advanced built-in sound card and a reinforced PCI-Express interface to the video card to programmable red lights. Gaming 5 and Gaming 9 take it a few steps further, with my body Cooling More advanced, SLI support and many more bulbs. The Gaming 9 has a power supply system designed for extreme overclocking in water and liquid nitrogen. Its cooling system even contains a hose and openings for integration into the system Cooling water.
ASRock - Black and white over RGB obsession
Here the price was much higher, the hardware less glittering and the important features did not disappear. Basruk believe in the area, and that is how the Taichi Z270 was born. A black and white color scheme theme, some RGB around the heat sink for the chipset, and enough features for each Gamer And creates average content.
In this motherboard you will find two M.2 interfaces for cards SSD Along with support forSLI For 8 video cards, SATA interfaces for standard hard drives and an 14 power system that is well-cooled to the processor. Although the price is higher than the average motherboard, about 1000 shekels when he arrives in Israel, but in relation to this competition is considered a great price.
The second is the Extreme4, a branding that we have known since the P67 generation. This motherboard contains fewer interfaces but still maintains a system Cooling Fitting, RGB LEDs and SLI support for video cards. At a price of about NIS 800 Motherboard This is the best ratio of ASRock between price and features to those who like Overclocking and are not willing to give up the possibility of an advanced set of graphic cards, Just like the previous Extreme4 generations.
MSI - has a new titanium
Here we have chosen to present you two models that are both ends of the scale in MSI's new motherboard board. The ZOMNUMX TOMAHAWK is relatively modest. The theme is mostly gray and with little red LEDs. Here you will not find support for SLI for two video cards NVIDIA Rather than an excess of M.2 interfaces. In a price tag of about NIS 650, this motherboard displays Overclocking, Six SATA interfaces and an advanced sound card and not much beyond. On the other hand, the price is not significantly higher than the price of non-designated budget boards in gaming bases, although use for this purpose does not significantly change the board's capabilities.
The Z270 XPOWER GAMING TITANUM, is MSI's most advanced motherboard ever. At a price of about NIS 2500, do not expect to receive shortcomings in the interfaces here. Three M.2 drives SSD Along with six SATA interfaces and even U.2 for additional drives are on this board. The PCI-Express system is built to receive four graphic cards In an integrated array.
The processor power supply contains an 8PIN connection alongside 4PIN plus those that perform extreme overclocking under nitrogen and liquid helium. This motherboard is built to try and break records Overclock World. The power system is designed to provide up to 375 watts to the processor cradle, but is actually capable of providing greater power if necessary. Even the GUIPCI-Express You receive a power addition in the form of an 6PIN connector on the motherboard that will provide additional 75 watts if the user needs a third and fourth video card.
What do you think? If you upgrade to Z270 which company do you choose and from which model? Will you make do with a non-branded budget board for gamers or do you prefer color themes? Share your comments!