Leveraging our years of experience as professional PC builders, we’ve designed the N7 motherboard with a completely new approach. In the face of increasing complexity in the PC gaming market, we want to make building easier and more enjoyable, with the N7 as a cornerstone for this new experience. Everything you need—from easy layout and obvious connections to digital fan control and RGB lighting—is included. We’ve also designed a completely unique motherboard cover so it’s both beautiful and powerful. - Johnny Hou, Founder and CEO of NZXTAs far as ‘powerful’ is taken into account, the N7 possesses a 15-phase digital power design that provides seamless and reliable power to memory, CPU, and PCH chipset; as claimed by the American company. Among other features, the motherboard packs Intel Optane memory support, two PCIe 3.0x16 slots, two M.2 connectors for high-speed storage drives, two PCIe e.0 x4 slots, and single PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Additionally, there are four DIMM slots that support up to 64GB of DDR4-3866 (OC) memory. NZ’s rear I/O features five USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, along with HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, CMOS button, audio ports, and GbE LAN. It was suspected that the manufacturing of N7 was outsourced, and a representative of the company said that NZXT worked with ECS for customizing the motherboard as per the former’s specs. The company cleared it out that N7 is not a motherboard off-the-shelf, but one that was designed by them. That means that they did not pick a motherboard randomly and put its branding on it. NZXT said it didn't have any other future plans regarding motherboards and its primary focus is to launch the N7. It is likely that they want to monitor and understand their status in the market in the aftermath, based on which they would be decisive in progressing. The N7 motherboard will be released by the end of January for $300 or €324.90. Pre-order is available now. There are optional heatsink covers, with a price tag of $15 but these are yet to be available for purchase. Would you want to go for the N7? Tell us in comments about your thoughts on the brand new motherboard. Keep following this space for more CES 2018 updates.
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