Last week, we visited EVGA's headquarters in chilly Taipei to check out the latest and greatest creations from Vince "k|ngp|n" Lucido and crew. It turned out to be a fruitful affair as new 3DMark 11 world records were being made on their new Classified range of X79 motherboard and GTX580 Graphics Card. We also snagged a
Last month, ASUS went all guns blazing with its socket LGA2011 "Sandy Bridge-E" motherboard lineup, with all three of its major brands: ROG Rampage, TUF Sabertooth, and its mainline P9X79 series. The ROG Rampage series included just one model, the top-end Rampage IV Extreme, with Rampage IV Formula and a then 'possible' Rampage IV Gene
Generally roadmap leaks tend to entail various snippets here and there or a few slides, but as it happens, Intel's desktop roadmap for the next 12 months have turned up online and although it's far from complete, it gives us a really good look at what Intel is working on. We've tried to sum up
Few months ago, rumors due to process problems appeared that Intel is going to delay the launch of their 22nm Ivy Bridge processors from January to March 2012. Ultimately, even the rumors of that March delay came untrue: Intel pushed the launch into the second quarter of 2012.
We haven't even reached a stage where you can buy a single PCI Express 3.0 add-in card, yet the PCI-SIG isn't resting on its laurels as the company has just announced version 4.0 of the PCI Express specification. As you might expect PCI Express 4.0 is bringing twice the bandwidth compared to PCI Express 3.0,
Last weekend, tech media outlets like VR-Zone and other ASEAN-based overclockers were invited to attend the Gigabyte X79 Plug-Fest OC event which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Besides introducing their latest range of Gigabyte X79 motherboards for the new Socket 2011 chips, Liquid Nitrogen was provided for those in attendance to push the limits of
Xeon E5 is a little late, but still expected to be the dominant high end workstation platform for 2012. What about the enthusiasts wanting to push these lovely 8-core dual-socket CPUs to the limits? We have the answers.
It's been a very long wait, but it looks like Intel is finally ready to bring TRIM support for SSD's in a RAID 0 configuration according to details appearing on Storage Review. That said, the details posted were very slim and VR-Zone is here to fill in the gaps with some exclusive details as to
It's only been a few days since the launch of Intel's long awaited, if not knee trembling exciting Sandy Bridge-E platform. Already there are a plethora of X79 motherboards competing for the attention and the cash of PC enthusiasts. Today we take a look at the MSI X79A-GD65, a mid range board targeting the budget
Even as Intel and its ecosystem partners (motherboard, memory and cooler vendors) are catching a breath after the smooth and trouble-free launch of Core i7 "Sandy Bridge-E" HEDT (high end desktop) family, there is news emerging about its successor. We won't play Captain Obvious in stating that the successor of Sandy Bridge-E is about an
As the dust settles from the slightly underwhelming Sandy Bridge-E launch earlier this week, we take a look at another X79 motherboard – ASRock's X79 Extreme4. With 3-way SLi/Crossfire support, 9 onboard SATA ports and a Broadcom Gigabit NIC, this black and gold themed board has more high end features at its entry level price point than
It appears that Asus has more motherboard coming based on Intel's X79 chipset and its next model will be the Rampage IV Formula, a more affordable sibling to the Rampage IV Extreme. This move makes sense considering the price tag of the Rampage IV Extreme and in all fairness; the two boards have slightly different
Now that we finally have gotten past the official launch of Intel's new platform, we thought we'd talk a little bit about the details of Intel's Patsburg chipset, of which the X79 is the first product to arrive in the market. As many of you already knows, Intel's X79 chipset isn't exactly what the company
We have a brand new and unopened ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme motherboard (comes with Battlefield 3!) to give away to one lucky VR-Zone.com reader! To qualify for this contest, simply follow the instructions inside this news post…
If you are a serious overclocker or a power user looking to maximize the potential of your new Sandy Bridge-E processor, then the ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme (X79) is the definitive choice for you when it hits the shelves. We put the board together with the debuting Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU
Today we can preview another X79 motherboard that we have in our labs – the dashing Intel DX79SI (Siler) Extreme Series Motherboard which is part of the Sandy Bridge-E reviewer's kit, and one of the better inexpensive choices when it hits the retail shelves.
On Friday we spent some quality time with Gigabyte's new X79 motherboards and we shoot a short video showing off some of the new features like 3D Power and 3D BIOS (UEFI). Due to Intel's NDA that just expired we weren't able to share this video until today, so click on through for a quick
Not entirely unexpected, Asus will be launching a WS or Work Station version of its P9X79 motherboards which is simply called the P9X79WS and the first picture of the new board has now appeared online. This model shares some basic design elements with the Pro and Deluxe boards, but it's pretty clear that it's not
VIA Technologies on Friday released the VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX, a Mini-ITX Mainboard that the company says provides an ideal platform for DIY enthusiasts keen on building their own Mini-ITX home desktop and media center PCs.
We're not sure what's going on at Intel at the moment, but the company seems to be leaking its own products left right and centre. The company has now revealed its upcoming 7-series motherboards in some of its marketing materials and it looks like we can expect an onslaught of motherboards from Intel come Q1