VIA Launches First Ever Dual Core Pico-ITX Motherboard
Nov 9, 2011 - in News
It's the industry's first Pico-ITX board with dual core processing, claims VIA.
AMD 1090FX, 1070 Chipset Info Leaked; Missing PCIe 3.0
Nov 8, 2011 - in News
In 2012, AMD will introduce its AMD 1090FX and 1070 Chipsets, as replacements to its current 990X and 970. The most interesting part is the new chipsets still will not support PCI-Express 3.0.
Five $160 To $240 990FX-Based Socket AM3+ Motherboards
Nov 6, 2011 - in Reviews
Forty-two PCIe lanes give the 990FX a clear connectivity lead over competing Intel chipsets. We compare five class-leading products using AMD's FX-8150 to see which offers the best combination of performance, overclocking, integrated features, and value.
Gigabyte Shows "3D Power" Control On X79 Mobos
Nov 4, 2011 - in News
Gigabyte demonstrates extensive power control software with 3-Way PWM
Intel Outs DX79SI Extreme Series Motherboard Details
Nov 2, 2011 - in News
Intel has published details about its DX79SI Extreme Series Sandy Bridge-E motherboard on its website a bit earlier than anyone expected.
More X79 Motherboards Revealed by Manufacturers
Nov 2, 2011 - in News
With the pending release of the Intel X79 Sandy Bridge-E platform slated for November, manufacturers have begun readying their motherboards and here is a sneak peak of a few.
Winner of Tom's Enthusiast PC with Vipre Antivirus
Oct 31, 2011 - in News
Win a hot gaming rig complete with protection.
A Sneak Peek at the New Asus Rampage IV Extreme (X79)
Oct 26, 2011 - in News
Asus’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) is set to release Rampage IV Extreme, its flagship motherboard for the upcoming release of Intel's LGA2011 (Sandy Bridge E) processors.
EVGA Lifts Cover From X79 E779 Classified Motherboard
Oct 17, 2011 - in News
EVGA has caused quite some buzz when it displayed one of the first X79 motherboards at the GeForce LAN 6 party.
Man Vs. Machine: Four Automatic Overclocking Techs, Compared
Oct 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Targeting inexperienced tuners with easy-to-use buttons, several motherboard vendors now provide one-touch overclocking technologies that take away the guesswork. We examine the ease, effectiveness, and safety of methods provided by four major brands.
Asus Joins the Ivy Bridge PCIe 3.0 Motherboard Race
Oct 3, 2011 - in News
Asus has joined the likes of MSI, Gigabyte and ASRock with its Z68 PCIe Gen3 motherboard supporting Intel's 2012-bound Ivy Bridge processors.
Apple Wants to Get Rid of Motherboard Cables
Sep 28, 2011 - in News
A substantial number of Apple patents filed these days deal with changes to the miniaturization of components that allow Apple to shrink the size of its mobile devices.
Market Researchers Cut Chip Sales Forecast Again
Sep 22, 2011 - in News
IHS today said that it expects chip sales to climb by an "anemic" 2.9 percent to $313.3 billion in 2011. Last month, IHS had issued a forecast of 4.6 percent growth.
Gartner Says Current Chip Inventory is Way Too High
Sep 22, 2011 - in News
Gartner is concerned about high levels of inventory in the chip industry.
Gigabyte Sets Record Straight on PCIe 3.0 Support
Sep 21, 2011 - in News
Gigabyte wants to clear the air surrounding its PCIe 3.0 support in its 6 series motherboards.
Round-Up: Four Z68 Motherboards From $220 To $280
Sep 18, 2011 - in Reviews
A real enthusiast chipset deserves a real enthusiast motherboard. Today we're comparing four feature-packed platforms that most folks who call themselves hardcore (and informed enough to know what hardware meets their needs) can actually afford.
Thunderbolt Heading to Windows PCs in 2012
Sep 16, 2011 - in News
Acer and Asus will release PCs with Thunderbolt technology early next year. Meanwhile, Intel says that copper wiring will be used in the foreseeable near future thanks to the high cost of fiber optics.
MSI Reveals Voice-Activated Motherboards at IDF
Sep 16, 2011 - in News
MSI showcased a PCIe card that enabled voice control on select MSI motherboards featuring the "JDLED3" header.
Webroot Discovers BIOS Rootkit
Sep 15, 2011 - in News
Security software company Webroot says a BIOS rootkit has been found in the wild.
MSI Calls Out Gigabyte for "Not True PCIe 3.0"
Sep 8, 2011 - in News
MSI calls out Gigabyte on its claims of having 40 PCIe Gen3 ready motherboards and wants to set the story straight.
Asus Releases E45M1-M PRO with an AMD E-450 APU
Sep 7, 2011 - in News
The new Asus E45M1-M PRO micro-ATX motherboard features an AMD E-450 dual-core APU.
Six A75-Based Motherboards For AMD’s A8 And A6 APUs
Aug 16, 2011 - in Reviews
Advanced on-board graphics put AMD’s Llano-based APU far ahead of Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture, at least when it comes to 3D apps. But you’ll still need a new motherboard to support the Socket FM1 platform. Today we test six affordable contenders.
SATA-IO Reveals SATA Express, µSSD Interfaces
Aug 10, 2011 - in News
SATA Express will take the PCIe route while SATA μSSD will allow SATA to be delivered using a single ball grid array package.
Gigabyte Re-Arms G1.Killer Series with Z68 Chipset
Aug 6, 2011 - in News
GIGABYTE's cool gun-themed motherboard series now has a version sporting Intel's Z68 chipset.
Extreme Computing: Using Diamond Circuits
Aug 5, 2011 - in News
Engineers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, stated that they created transistors and logical gates using nanodiamond films. The benefit? More performance potential, especially in extreme environments.
Tom's Hardware Launches in Denmark
Aug 3, 2011 - in News
A hardware enthusiast site for Danes.
Why Apple Can Produce Tablets for Less Money
Aug 2, 2011 - in News
IHS released a report that describes some of the reasons why Apple has critical advantages in designing the iPad and why it may be able to keep those advantages in the foreseeable time.
ASRock Teams With Fatal1ty For AMD MoBo
Jul 16, 2011 - in News
ASRock and Fatal1ty teamed up to offer a gaming motherboard based on AMD's new 990FX chipset.
From $100 To $160: Five Z68-Based Boards, Compared
Jul 10, 2011 - in Reviews
Value-oriented system builders celebrate new-found performance and features as Intel continues pushing its mainstream platform towards the high-end. Today, we draw a line in the sand and consider five motherboards priced between $100 and $160.
The Brazos Round-Up: Eight AMD E-350-Based Motherboards
Jul 3, 2011 - in Reviews
AMD’s Brazos platform, driven by the Zacate APU, offers a lot of performance per watt. It comes up short on features, though. Eight manufacturers try to change that perception by adding slots, controllers, and even overclocking in a couple of cases.