ASRock First to Get Windows 8 Motherboard Certificate

So far, only a few details have been disclosed regarding Intel's 8-series motherboards, and even fewer details have been revealed about the specifics from each manufacturer. What has been learned now is that ASRock's upcoming Z87-Extreme4 motherboard is the first to get Windows 8 certification.

While for most of us it won't make a difference whether a motherboard is certified or not, it is important that the manufacturer had enough faith in the product to let Microsoft test it under a specific operating system, and that if granted the certificate, it is fully compatible.

The report also shows a small detail about an upcoming Haswell CPU. A close look reveals that the testing was done on a machine that was running an Intel Core i5 processor that runs at 3.40 GHz. Since this is a Z87 board, it is in all likelihood a Haswell CPU.

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  • dudewitbow
    775985 said:
    I like Windows 8. Those poor newbs and their Start Menus. Hah! So last decade.


    you ARE aware that the latest news on windows 8.1 says the start button is coming back, right?
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  • Truckinupga
    I am planning a Haswell Core I5 build this July if the processor is all I hope it to be. Intel has gotten very good at keeping things under wrap, I can't wait to see if this thing is going to be worth the wait.
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  • merikafyeah
    I like Windows 8. Those poor newbs and their Start Menus. Hah! So last decade.
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  • dudewitbow
    775985 said:
    I like Windows 8. Those poor newbs and their Start Menus. Hah! So last decade.


    you ARE aware that the latest news on windows 8.1 says the start button is coming back, right?
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