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Supermicro moves into gaming

Server and workstation specialist is now offering gaming and business barebones machines based on Intel's Sandy Bridge platform

Supermicro is best known for its server and workstation chassis and motherboards
Supermicro is best known for its server and workstation chassis and motherboards

Computer chassis and motherboard manufacturer Supermicro is hoping to crack into the world of business- and gaming-machines with a new range of barebones offerings.

Supermicro has traditionally only manufactured motherboards and computer cases for the server and workstation markets. The company demonstrated its new barebones gaming machines at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The gaming systems are said to be based on Supermicro's own C7P67 LGA 1155 socket motherboard, which is based on Intel's P67 core-logic chipset. As a result the systems are compatible with the new Sandy Bridge processors. The barebones' motherboard offers dual Ethernet adapters, two PCI-E x16 slots for AMD CrossFire X and nVidia SLI support and even supports case intrusion detection.

Beyond gaming machines the company is also producing business barebones machines. The former are expected to hit the market within two months, though the business barebones machines will arrive by the end of the month.

Supermicro has its headquarters in San Jose, California and was established in 1993.