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Colorful shows off motherboard with built-in GTX 1070 GPU

by Mark Tyson on 6 June 2016, 13:31

Tags: Colorful, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Colorful was showing off a particularly interesting new motherboard at its Computex 2016 booth. First of all the board doesn't fit in with any known ATX or similar standard for fixing and layout, and secondly it features an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU built-in.

I've read several stories about this motherboard this weekend and Tweaktown seems to have provided the fullest picture of what it represents and what it most likely is. The source calls Colorful's motherboard an integral part of "a console-smashing, ultra-performance mini-PC that's capable of VR support". The impetus behind designing and manufacturing such a design isn't some marketing department whim but a contract with Chinese ISP Shunwang Technology - to provide VR-ready solutions to Chinese internet cafes.

Key specifications of the Colorful motherboard are as follows:

  • LGA 1151 socket for up to an Intel Skylake Core i7-6700 processor
  • Intel B150 chipset
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU built-in
  • 2x SO-DIMM slots that support up to 2133MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2x PCI expansion slots

Another detail that may be of interest, is that the GPU dominated portion of the motherboard (left in these pics) is said to resemble a Mobile PCI Express Module (MXM) layout. There are rumours flying around that Nvidia will not make distinct mobile GPUs but bring full sized Pascal GPUs to laptops.

The same custom Colorful motherboard/GPU could be used to help mass produce keener priced VR-Ready Steam Machines and living room friendly gaming PCs. Meanwhile Sony and Microsoft are said to be brewing up more powerful AMD-based consoles in their battle for living room dominance.



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Am I the only one who cannot see a power connector?
jnutt
Am I the only one who cannot see a power connector?
I'm guessing it uses something custom as its not mATX so doesn't need to conform to the standard. It might be the white connector at the top of the board (slightly to the right)?
Yeah figure it would be just a simple DC plug…and whoever is running with the rumours about Nvidia using full sized Pascal to laptops must not have seen how warm they run….
My money's on an external DC power supply which connects to the external connector to the top left. The board components in that area, e.g. the inductors and diodes, look like a group of switching DC convertors, typical of such an external power supply.
TRUTHnTRINITY
Yeah figure it would be just a simple DC plug…and whoever is running with the rumours about Nvidia using full sized Pascal to laptops must not have seen how warm they run….

If you clock it slower than the desktop model, then you can turn the voltage down and make it run reasonably cool.