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Supermicro SuperO C7Z370-CG-IW : King of Servers delivers Mini-ITX

Rating: 8.0.

If you ask a PC enthusiast to name brands of gaming motherboards they may well list ASRock, Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI, however they are unlikely to mention SuperO. Supermicro is known and respected for its Server and Workstation hardware whereas its SuperO brand for gaming products are more obscure. The SuperO C7Z370-CG-IW is Supermicro’s first Gaming Mini-ITX board and it has that extra frisson of interest as very few people will know the name.

This motherboard uses the Z370 chipset to support the desktop 8th Gen. Coffee Lake family of CPUs along with a single graphics slot, two desktop DDR4 DIMMs and a pair of smart aluminium heat sinks on the chipset and VRMs.

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Chipset: Intel Z370 Express
CPU support: Intel LGA1151 8th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 processors (up to 120W TDP)
Memory Capacity: 2x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM slots up to 32GB DDR4 Non-ECC Un-Buffered memory
Memory Frequency: up to DDR4-2666MHz
Supports Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) DIMM (Up to 3733+MHz)
SATA support: 4x SATA3.0 (6Gbps) with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 via Intel Z370 Chipset
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
2x PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 (2260/2280/22110)(M-key)

USB 6x USB 3.0 ports (4 rear, 2 via header)
1x USB 3.1 Type A port (rear)
1x USB 3.1 Type C port (rear)
Display: 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
Keyboard/Mouse PS/2 connector for mouse and keyboard
On-Board Audio: Realtek ALC1220 7.1 HD Audio
Ethernet: Intel i219V Gigabit
Wi-Fi: Realtek 802.11ac
2x PWM fan headers
Form Factor: Mini-ITX 170mm x 170mm
Software SuperDoctor V, SuperO Booster Utility

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