Topic Title: Any new Micro-ATX Mobo's in our future?
Topic Summary: Questions on Better Micro-ATX Mobo's?
Created On: 06/22/2013 10:44 AM
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 06/22/2013 10:44 AM
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Are we going to see any new Micro-ATX motherboards any time soon or the near future?

I ask because everything I see is from the 8xx series or less. They are all a bit old now and seem outdated. I was really hoping to get a new AM3+ Micro-ATX which had been updated from something that is a few years old already. The 8xx series came out in late 2009, early 2010. Heck the 9xx series came out in 2011. It is 2013 now and we have not seen anynew series. All we have really seen is the new APU's. I have been holding off building the rest of my Micro-ATX System since 2011 in hopes that some new AM3+ Micro-ATX mobo will come out. I have everything except the Mobo and whatever Ram it would take for this build. My spare CPU has just been sitting here in its packaging collecting dust.

Will we ever see any new Chipsets?

Also will we see some Micro-ATX mobo's that have a 9xx series or higher on them? If so then when?

 

I do not want to get an APU as of yet. I want to finish this build first but I really do not want to get a Mobo that is out dated by a few years.

Does anyone know if this will ever happen or am I just wasting my time and breath asking about it?

 



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 06/22/2013 11:10 AM
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Motherboard design is always up to the board makers themselves. New chipsets should come out with Steamroller, which should be actual new chipsets and not just rebrands.

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 06/22/2013 11:45 AM
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I hope so.

Did they they push back the SteamRoller release to 2014?



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 06/22/2013 04:46 PM
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Last I heard was Q4 2013 but it's always subject to change.

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 06/23/2013 12:27 PM
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Well I hope it is soon. AMD is not looking good in choices for a Micro-ATX Lan Box System right now. They are very limited in what I can do. Unless you go with an APU. It is like they are focusing to much on APU now. But from what I have heard the APU's are not really good enough for pushing higher end games. I am not sure how true that is, but it is what I have read so far on it. That is why I was looking for a regular Micro-ATX mobo. I was thinking that I could drop my older spare Phenom II 1100T and decent GPU into my old Lanbox Case for a grab and go gaming system. I travel a bit and lugging around my Main Gaming PC is a bit of work. It was a ton and has an external LC case for the LC System that cools my GPU's and CPU. I put six casters under the thing just to move it around easier. So you see a Lanbox would be good for me when I travel.

Anyways...

What gets me now is that looking at the mobo's I can choose from right now; I can hardly find any of the 880/850 mobo's in stock at many online stores that I am able to choose from. At least none of the ones with the features I am looking for. This is from the common stores to the not so common stores that I would normally not buy from. Even stores out of country. Most of the mobos I am finding are 760 chipsets. It is like everyone stopped making the latest models and we are left with all the older mobos.

I have found a few used ones on ebay, like one or two. But I am not keen on buying a used mobo. There are just some things that I will not buy used and that is one of them. It has to be pretty cheap for me to buy it used and these guys are asking almost and even full price, so it is a no go for me when it comes to those ones.

I am almost ready to give up on trying to use my old spare Phenom II 1100T Processor. I really did not want to buy a new CPU when I had one just sitting there. Sadly though it is looking like I may have to. I might have to start looking at Intel to see what there choices are.

Question for anyone.

What do you think on the APU's for gaming? Will they work good for the higher end games?

Also what sort of setup would you go with for a gaming Lanbox?



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 06/23/2013 03:07 PM
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Depends on the game and the resolution you play at. Throw in a A10-6800K, disable the GPU and set it to run at 4.4ghz (the Turbo frequency) all the time, and you wind up with a chip which games as good as a Phenom II but with greater efficiency, especially if the game and/or resolution is GPU limited as opposed to CPU limited.

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