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Gigabyte Launching Three New Motherboards and Updating Its Mini-PC Line


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Today GIGBYTE has launched and is showing off three new motherboards with the LGA1151 socket, the GA-X150-PLUS WS, GA-X150M-PLUS WS, and GA-X170-Extreme ECC. The X150-PLUS WS is an ATX board with several features meant to provide the best speed and reliability, including DDR4 support, two x16 PCIe slots that have their lanes directly connected to the CPU, and an onboard PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 connector with up to 32 Gb/s transfer speeds. If you are still looking for a LGA1151 motherboard to drop an Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor into but want something cheaper and with fewer extreme features, the X150M-PLUS WS, a micro-ATX board, may be the thing for you. It still has the DDR4 support and its x16 PCIe slot still has its lanes coming directly off of the CPU for the greatest possible bandwidth. Finally the X170-Extreme ECC board supports ECC Memory and sports more USB 3.0 and SATA3 ports, so you can have both stability and performance.

GIGABYTE is also updating its GIGABYTE BRIX barebone mini-PC to come with Intel's 6th Gen. Core processors. With it you can hold the power of a Core i3 up to a Core i7 processor in the palm of your hand. Different configurations are available, including some with support for 2.5 in drives, for those who need additional storage. They also have USB 3.0 ports and can power three displays with their support for HDMI and DisplayPort. These new BRIX are also going to be the first to support Intel's Thunderbolt 3 standard over USB Type-C, which have single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s.



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