Meet New Gigabyte G1 Gaming Motherboards on Intel 9th Series Chipsets

Gigabyte has officially introduced a new line of motherboards based on the innovative Intel Z97/H97 chipsets. The G1 Gaming series features a traditional black-and-red PCB design and is supposed to cooperate with Intel Core CPUs (4th and 5th generation). Far and by, the series counts thirteen models of varied formats (ATX, micro-ATX, mini-ITX), with varied functional. Such a variety will help gamers of different levels to select an optimal model so far as the price and facilities are concerned.



Indeed, each motherboard boasts a singular set of facilities, although there are some common to all 13 models specifications:

— support for Multi-GPU technologies, i.e. Nvidia SLI and AMD CrossFireX;

— availability of SATA Express connector with 10 Gb/sec bandwidth;

— integration of high-speed M.2 port with up to 10 Gb/sec bandwidth;

— availability of two external ports for a stable output voltage: Gigabyte USB DAC-UP;

— implementation of high-efficiency network …

SilverStone Comes Out with Precision PS12 Chassis

The lineup of tower cases developed by SilverStone has been replenished by a new price-efficient solution, entitled Precision PS12. The model features 405x360x170 mm dimensions and is ready to accommodate small-sized motherboards (mini-ITX, micro-ATX) as well as four expansion cards. The chassis is made of high-quality plastic, supplemented by a fine-meshed metallic grid on the front panel.



Inside, there is a single rack for the installation of optical drives; it’s estimated for two 5.25-inch units. There is also space for 4x 3.5-inch drives and 1x 2.5-inch drive. Hence, there is little space for graphics adapters, the length of which should not exceed 358 mm. The layout is intended for 140-mm high CPU coolers & standard ATX PS/2 power supply units.


SilverStone Precision PS12 is shipped with a single preinstalled 120-mm fan (front panel). Additionally, it’s possible to include one 80-mm fan (front panel) and one 80-/92-mm fan (rear panel). Pricing is set at $45.

Overview of the Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z270-Gaming K3 has just basic features, of the additional controllers there is only ASM2142, which brings two last-generation USB sockets to the rear panel, which means that today it will be possible to concentrate completely on the manufacturer’s innovations. The letter K in the model name helps to identify the latest version of the Killer adapter from Qualcomm Atheros in the network controller.


Of the bright features, the presence of two SATA-E sockets and only one compact type M.2 can be identified. The configuration of NVIDIA SLI is not provided here.


Features

Chipset: Intel Z270

Processor socket : Socket 1151

Processors: Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron (Skylake-S, Kaby Lake-S)

Memory: 4 DIMM DDR4 SDRAM 2133/2400* /2666* /2800* /3000* /3200* /3300* /3333* /3400* / 3466* /3600* /3666* /3733* /3800* /3866* (OS), A maximum of 64 GB

PCI-E slots: 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x16)

2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 (x4)

3 x PCI Express 3.0 x1
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