Intel Haswell first half of the processors are upgraded version, which are going to be released on May 11, new generation of 9 series chipset, bringing M.2 interface support. Chipset selling point, though small, but motherboard manufacturers will adopt the new generation 9 series motherboard design, will launch a new brand and model, it is worth attention.
9 series motherboards NDA had not expired, but since this time the manufacturers seem to have early exposure of their product lines, manufacturers have opened their own press conference, and the Internet about the Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock’s 9 series motherboards reports have been flying since the revelations are so emboldened, so today we put 9 series motherboards three major motherboard manufacturers to be aggregated.
Seen it four new 9 series motherboard manufacturers, we can find a lot of common ground, first, gradually clear product positioning, four have for overclockers, gamers and general users of the product, the main OC overclocking features, emphasis card series for gamers, audio, and named also many similarities , called MSI Gaming Series, ASUS is the Gamer series (although this exposure product line has not yet Gamer motherboards 9 lines), Gigabyte original G1 series has always been the main gamers, but the naming is not prominent, so the direct introduction of the G1 Gaming Series, ASRock has a similar Killer motherboards.
The second point is also very close to each technique. 8 series motherboards we have highlighted the audio design, but each has a different plan, 9 series motherboards will be a continuation of this feature, but the technology is much closer, such as separate audio PCB, professional audio capacitors.
The third point is M.2 interface SATA Express interface. This motherboard or less will import several vendors, including SATA Express is not necessarily appear in the most high-end motherboards, but rather is likely to support the low-end motherboard, the motherboard and then get these issues one by one to explain.
Here are 9 series motherboards several vendors, this time again in a few vendors PS technically identical, the motherboard model number in regard to the PS lost, although a discerning eye to see is to know what type.
MSI: Continue flagship Gaming
MSI has been exposed before the 9 series motherboards too, mainly Gaming Series Model also switch to the new naming scheme, will launch Gaming 9 AC, Gaming 7, Gaming 5, Gaming 3 series , a continuation of the previous design style red and black color But big changes in the appearance of the fins, packaging style is more unified (more PCB traces), will continue to strengthen the network card and AudioBoost audio function, the latter of which will be upgraded to AudioBoost II.
9 series flagship motherboard Overclocking no exposure, but now it will also be unified MSI OC series, with a unique logo, products mainly include Xpower, Mpower Max and Mpower three.
MSI Z97 Gaming Series MotherBoards:
Gigabyte: Z97 G1 Gaming is now in the Race
9 series motherboards Gigabyte also exposed before, and this time they also unified product positioning, G1 G1 Gaming motherboard series added, logo is a pair of eyes on the Gigabyte card, positioning gamer market, there are other main overclocking Players Soc Force motherboard, the motherboard supports lightning UD7-TH 2 interface.
ASRock: Z97 Extreme 4 and Z97 Killer Series
Xfastest across the site yesterday exposed ASRock 9 series motherboards, including the Extreme 4, Extrme 6, the main gamers Killer series, the main Overclocking OC Formula and ITX series.