Posted on Monday, Mar 11 2013 @ 12:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Besides motherboards, one of the other new things ASRock showed off at last week's CeBIT was a new Mini-ITX gaming system. Pictured below, this compact computer features a SFF case designed in cooperation with BMW Designworks, and ASRock's Z87E-ITX motherboard. Other than that, the system will come with an Intel Haswell processor, GeForce GTX 680, two DDR3 memory slots, PCI Express 3.0 x 16, and Mini-PCIe 2.0 for the WiFi + Bluetooth. Interestingly, the case stays slim via a PCI Express riser, allowing you to install graphics cards along the plane of the motherboard.
Connectivity on the Z87E-ITX includes six SATA 6 Gb/s ports, from which one can be reassigned as eSATA, six USB 3.0 ports (four external, two by headers), 8-channel HD audio with TOSLINK digital output, gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 mouse/keyboard combo, and display outputs that include HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI. In this system, the three will come handly only if you use Lucid Virtu, allowing you to plug your display to the motherboard, while still harnessing the power of an installed discrete graphics card. The company did not give out pricing/availability information.
Sources: TPU and Lab501