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At the start of 2021, Intel has unveiled its latest desktop platform, designed primarily for its Rocket Lake 11th generation processors. Intel is officially moving to PCIe 4.0, with the top SKU Core i9-11900K supposedly offering a large jump in IPC performance compared to the previous generation. The new chipset moves to double bandwidth to the CPU, allowing for more hardware to make the most of the chipset at once. It also moves to DDR4-3200 support, a new peak in a product line that was previously on DDR4-2933. The new Z590 chipset is Intel's flagship, designed for Rocket Lake, but offering backward compatibility with Comet Lake processors. We take a closer look at the large variety of new motherboards set to come to market.

AMD Opens Up Threadripper Pro: Three New WRX80 Motherboards

Stepping out of its supposed 'exclusivity deal' with Lenovo, who had the first rights to Threadripper Pro in the ThinkStation P620, motherboard vendors have started showing off some of...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/12/2021

Supermicro C9Z490-PGW Motherboard Review: Comet Lake with 32 CPU PCIe Lanes

More widely known for its server-grade models, Supermicro always launches a small number of consumer motherboards, sometimes with some extra flair and hardware we don't see from the regular...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/21/2020

Supermicro X12SAE W480 Motherboard Review: For Xeon W-1200 Workstations

We have seen numerous Intel Z490 motherboards over the months since Intel's platform for Comet Lake was announced back in April. While the Z490 is designed for regular consumers...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/11/2020

Supermicro SuperServer E302-9D Review: A Fanless 10G pfSense Powerhouse

Intel launched the Xeon D-2100 SoCs in early 2018, with a feature set making them a fit for several verticals including edge servers, networking, and storage. One of the...

37 by Ganesh T S on 7/28/2020

The Intel W480 Motherboard Overview: LGA1200 For Xeon W-1200

During Intel's unveiling of the Z490 chipset and Intel Core 10th generation Comet Lake processors, Intel also announced its series of Xeon W-1200 processors. To accompany this announcement, without...

35 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/24/2020

The Supermicro H11DSi Motherboard Mini-Review: The Sole Dual EPYC Solution

Users looking to build their own dual EPYC workstation or system, using completely off-the-shelf components, do not have a lot of options. Users can buy most of the CPUs...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

The Intel Z490 Overview: 44+ Motherboards Examined

After another long wait for a new Intel platform, Comet Lake and the 400 series finally descends. Here we get a new socket, support for up to 10-cores with...

51 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/30/2020

The Supermicro X11SPA-T Review: An Impressive Cascade Lake Workstation Motherboard

Not all motherboards are created equal. Compared to consumer hardware, prosumer level options with workstations opt for different peripheral features, but ultimately it comes down to support. The Supermicro...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/24/2020

Giveaway: Supermicro Z390 Mini-ITX Motherboard & Thermaltake Core P1 TG Case

Just in time for a bit of extra holiday cheer, we have a new giveaway courtesy of Supermicro and Thermaltake. The companies have teamed up to give away a...

12 by Ryan Smith on 12/20/2019

Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM

One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Supermicro Expands European Manufacturing Operations

This week Supermicro has expanded operations in the Netherlands. The new facilities will enable the company to make servers and storage systems in Europe quicker, offer its customers more...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2019

Giveaway: Supermicro Z390 C9Z390-CGW Gaming Motherboard

Taking us into the final weeks of the summer, we have a new giveaway courtesy of the always awesome Supermicro. The company has sent our community team one of...

18 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2019

Giveaway: Supermicro Z390 Mini-ITX Motherboard (C9Z390-CG-IW)

Taking us into the weekend, we have a new giveaway courtesy of the always awesome Supermicro. The company has sent our community team one of their Z390 Mini-ITX motherboards...

15 by Ryan Smith on 6/7/2019

The Supermicro C9Z390-PGW Motherboard Review: The Z390 Board With PLX and 10GbE

The Supermicro C9Z390-PGW is the top model from its SuperO range and is the only mainstream Z390 motherboard to encompass a Broadcom PEX8747 PLX chip (one workstation focused board...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/1/2019

Scaling Inference with NVIDIA’s T4: A Supermicro Solution with 320 PCIe Lanes

When visiting the Supercomputing conference this year, there were plenty of big GPU systems on display for machine learning. A large number were geared towards the heavy duty cards...

12 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Supermicro To Offer Reduced Memory Xeon Scalable

With big chips come big responsibility. One of the key elements of a big chip is its capability and connectivity, and there is always a big expectation that all...

7 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

The Supermicro X11SCA-W Motherboard Review: For Entry Level Xeon

Intel recently released its server focused C246 chipset to the market to supplement the release of the entry-level Xeon E-2100 series of processors. On that day Supermicro released four...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/19/2018

Intel Z390 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Analyzed

As far back as May of this year details of Intel's Z390 chipset were seemingly leaked accidentally (or was it?). And ever since then, speculation has been rife with...

80 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2018

The Supermicro X11SRA Motherboard Review: C422 based Workstation for Xeon-W

For many professionals, a consumer level board may not have the features needed to satisfy their needs. Typically these boards include additional network functions and can have more and...

54 by Joe Shields on 5/30/2018

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