Gigabyte B85N-Phoenix Mini-ITX Motherboard is Black, Orange

Gigabyte has announced a new Mini-ITX motherboard – the B85N-Phoenix. This motherboard features a rather interesting color scheme: black and bright orange.

The Mini-ITX motherboard features the LGA1150 socket, allowing it to swallow Intel's Haswell processors. The socket is wired to a pair of DDDR3 DIMM slots, which can chow away at up to 32 GB of RAM. Also wired to the socket is a single PCI-Express x16 3.0 slot.

Users will also find a plethora of other connectivity options. The motherboard features three SATA3s (6 Gb/s) as well as a single SATA2 (3 Gb/s) port. The fourth SATA3 port isn't missing, but rather shows up in the form of an mSATA slot. Also aboard is a Mini-PCI Express 2.0 slot.

Rear I/O connectivity is handled by five USB 2.0 ports (one of which is a gold-plated port for external audio equipment), two USB 3.0 ports, a single DVI port, an HDMI port, a legacy PS/2 port, as well as surround-sound analog audio accompanied by an optical Toslink SPDIF output.

There was no word on availability or pricing.

Now, I await the Nyan-Cat themed motherboard.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • de5_Roy
    'that you, jetway? :whistle:
  • Kerstin Thomas Hampton
    Ahh, you confused on the review?
  • phazeshifta
    May want to correct that second paragraph's opening sentence. This is definitely a mini itx board.
  • lp231
    This article is jumping all over the place, like trying to be the first to report on some breaking news or something.
  • rwpritchett
    So, the only difference between the vanilla GA-B85N is the pulsing LED and color?
  • bloodroses75
    So, the only difference between the vanilla GA-B85N is the pulsing LED and color?
    My thoughts exactly
  • apache_lives
    THG do you do any useful articles any more? or just paid advertisement and Windows 8 bashing?