Supermicro launches Intel-based uni-processor motherboards

Server firm Supermicro Computer has launched its latest uni-processor (UP) motherboards based on Intel’s P67 and Q67 chipsets and optimised for Intel’s second-generation Core i3 to i7 processors.

The C7P67 and C7Q67 boards employ Supermicro’s server technology with Intel chipsets to deliver high performance and a long list of features, including USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0. They also feature optional disk on module (DOM) support.

Speed won’t be an issue either, as they tout speeds of  5Gb/s or 6Gb/s, depending on whether USB 3.0 or SATA 3.0 is used. Transfer speeds and file conversion speeds will be particularly fast.

The UP systems are aimed at both the work and gaming markets, with Supermicro promising that they are ideal for personal workstations or for gamers who want high-definition video and 3D performance.

A gaming tournament held by Turtle Entertainment, the guys behind the Electronic Sports League, showed off some of the capabilities of the Supermicro systems at CES last week.