Slated to arrive later in Q3 this year, the updated Haswell-based NUCs (Core i5 and i3) not only improves on its processor and graphics prowess, but also addresses practical concerns about its connectivity options (onboard audio and more USB 3.0 ports) and chassis choices.
AMD APUs typically have some “free” core frequency headroom (tops out around 5GHz on air) that can make the experience more palatable, in exchange for more heat output and power. One of the gripes I have about the mini-ITX form factor and AMD motherboards in general is the lack of overclocking dexterity due to the use
Conformal coating on the PCB, a popular technique used by sub-zero overclockers for electrical insulation, is now a standard feature on ASRock’s line of Intel Z87 OC motherboards designed by their in-house expert, Nick Shih.
This is a tiny board that caught our eyes during the ROG conference in Computex and definitely will appeal to small form enthusiasts, gamers, and even hardcore overclockers. Let’s find out more about it after the break
ASUS ROG Press Conference. Highlights: 4GHz+ Memory Overclocking & 7GHz+ CPU frequency on Haswell 4770K. Story is developing…..
Here is a quick rundown of the Z87 LGA1150 motherboard offerings from Asus targeted at the mainstream and enthusiast DIY builders, which will be out in stores sometime in the middle of this year in tandem with the launch of Intel’s 4th generation core processors (codenamed Haswell).
At IDF Beijing, we snagged an exclusive shot of Intel's own upcoming flagship DZ87KLT-75K, an enthusiast grade motherboard with Thunderbolt connectivity for the upcoming 4th Generation Core "Haswell" processors. While browsing through chipzilla's own support download portal for drivers, we came across the other 8-series Lynx Point boards that will presumably be launching alongside the
Before the upcoming arrival of the new Haswell Shark Bay motherboards and socket refresh, we look at Gigabyte's top of the line Z77X-UP7, which is one of the few premium Z77 boards that supports 4-way GPU operation for the well heeled Ivy Bridge enthusiast.
Plenty of gems to be unearthed at every IDF, you'll just have to be alert enough to spot them.
Our 2nd IDF Beijing sighting of the day – pretty much the same last year's Z77N-WIFI (dual Gigabit LAN, mPCIe wireless with Bluetooth/WiFi/WiDi) from Gigabyte, except with a different socket (LGA 1150) and PCH (Z87). Lets just hope it has OC voltage controls this time…
Possibly one of the final and finest creations of the soon to be defunct Desktop Motherboard group at Intel, Kinsley (otherwise known as DZ87KL-75K) is the top enthusiast oriented SKU of the upcoming Haswell Z87 Lynx Point line-up.
Intel has announced several new tools for game developers at the Game Developers Conference 2013 in San Francisco.
APC just unveiled their first ever Mini PC constructed with an actual paperboard cover. The system comes combined with a Rock APC board and will be available for order in March of this year.
Asus unveiled an unannounced X79 offering at their CES suite today – the juggernaut known as the P9X79-E WS, also probably the most feature-filled single socket motherboard ever.
Previously teased on their social media channels, EVGA showed off their new X79 Dark motherboard offering and an upcoming water-cooled mini-ITX enclosure.
In the first of a two-part series to revisit the curious enigma that is the AMD Trinity APU, we look at the MSI's much-awaited ITX offering for the FM2 socket. Then, later in the week, we will explore how the setup handles recent blockbusters like Borderlands 2, Hitman Absolution and Far Cry 3.
Today we have something fresh and different in our labs, the Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi. The name of this board is deceiving as it is not based on an X79 Express but on a C606 chipset instead, effectively making it a hybrid between an enthusiast's motherboard and a workstation product. We will be examining its features, speed
AMD's Vishera FX is certainly not a front-runner when it comes to raw performance and power efficiency, but many enthusiasts feel that it is a more interesting animal than Ivy Bridge to handle when it comes to extreme overclocking. To advantage of the numerous fine grained controls and knobs for the CPU and memory, you'll
Today we take a look at the Z77 OC Formula, ASRock's first attempt at an extreme overclocking motherboard. We will go over every aspect from their new digital power delivery to the overclocking, no holds barred. This board is targeted towards extreme overclockers and has a lot of innovation, so follow us as we put
Gigabyte's latest mid range Z77 entrant is endowed with an excellent VRM implementation (IR3550 PowIRstage from International Rectifier) and two onboard Thunderbolt ports provided by a Intel Cactus Ridge 4C controller. Does the Z77X-UP5 TH impress the Ivy Bridge system builder?