Supermicro Silently Launches mATX Z97 Motherboard

Supermicro has been building consumer-motherboards aimed at overclockers and gamers for a while now. To further increased their portfolio in this area they’ve silently launched the C7Z97-M and C7Z97-MF motherboards. This is the first time Supermicro is venturing into the ATX form factor. The only difference between the two boards is, the MF version supports remote control via IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) on the network interface and the M version doesn’t.

The Micro ATX motherboard has one PCI-Express x16 and one x8 slot; when both are used they run as 8x/8x . It has a PCI-Express 2.0 x4 slot as well for extra connectivity. The C7Z97-M supports up to 32 GB Non-ECC and unbuffered 1600 MHz memory with overclocking options up to 3300 MHz. Storage is covered by six SATA3 ports provided by the Z97 chipset and the support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The Gigabit network is provided by an Intel i210-AT controller with IPMI support for the MF version. The 7.1 channel sound comes from a Realtec ALC1150 HD Audio chip.

It has an onboard headers for USB 3.0 ports and two headers for USB 2.0 ports. There’s also a COM-port header and a 20-pin TPM header (Trusted Platform Module). To keep your overclocked system cooled, you can connect a total of five 4-pin fans with every function that they can include. The external connections are covered with 7.1 HD Audio jacks, PS/2 connector for mouse and keyboard, HDMI and Display Port for video and a RJ45 for the network. It has four USB 3.0 ports on the IO panel as well as two USB 2.0.

The black and red colour theme might be a bit late as more and more people are moving away from it. It still looks great and once you’ve added RAM modules and a PCI Express card, the board will look just black.

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