MSI and ASrock Haswell Motherboards caught on camera (photos)
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2013 12:47 PM | 21 comment(s) ]
A handful of motherboard manufacturers have been showing Haswell Motherboards at CeBIT. We took a couple of photo's. These motherboards are intended for Haswell processors which are to be released later this year. Haswell has 1150 pins which means it requires a new motherboard, the chipsets as well will see a die-shrink from 65nm towards 32nm. The chipset will support 14 USB ports of which 6 are USB 3.0, more after the break.
Next to that you'll spot six SATA3 / 600 on these motherboards. Asrock has been showing a complete final design motherboard whilst MSI was showing an extremely rough early sample of the Series 8 Lynx Point chipset based motherboard.
Have a peek at the photo's. The brown unrecognizable ones is likely MSI GD65 or GD80 and the other two are Asrock's offerings. ASRock had two LGA1150 motherboard models, the entry-level B85M and a high-end Z87-Extreme6.