MSI has launched its latest motherboard, the Big Bang-XPower II, offering plenty of overclocking goodness for the Intel X79 chipset.
Intel's partners aren't meant to be showing off any 7-series motherboards for a few days yet, but Chinese Wibtek apparently doesn't care much for Intel's restrictions and has shown off its first Z77 based motherboard. For something from a smaller Chinese motherboard maker it's actually not a half bad board, but it's not up there
We've managed to dig out a few details of an upcoming mini-ITX motherboard from Asus featuring Intel's Atom D2500 processor and although this isn't the most exciting platform in the world, Asus has created something a little bit different. In fact, anyone looking at building a home server with some fancy features might just want
On Wednesday, Taiwanese tech community site XFastest ran a public event where it tested five similarly-priced mid-range socket LGA2011 motherboards for CPU VRM performance and stability. This comes at a particularly-important time for Gigabyte, when it's faced with CPU VRM problems that it's dealing with. The results are in.
As we've already reported, Intel is about to launch Ivy Bridge in early April and although we didn't specify a date in our earlier stories, Digitimes has now confirmed the April 8th launch date that we'd previously heard. This information is apparently coming from Taiwanese PC makers and we'd say it's pretty much spot on, unless
There will also be a quad-CPU enabled Xeon E5 Socket 2011 version, a quarter later from now. How much memory can it take? How about a terabyte?
A couple of new motherboard peripherals have been launched by MSI, one of which we’d say is far more useful than the other. First up we have the MultiConnect panel which is a 5.25-inch drive bay unit that sports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth among its features, with the second one being MSI’s Voice Genie card which
One of the most belated X79 motherboard has finally arrived in our labs! MSI's Big Bang-XPower II (MS-7737) is a military themed and feature packed monster, designed to be the ultimate board for both extreme overclockers and gamers. We take a first look before our full review next month…
Gigabyte announced a general recall of three of its front-line socket LGA2011 motherboards from the markets, the X79-UD3, X79-UD5, and G1.Assassin 2, following increasing complaints of burnt CPU VRM even under stress applied relatively-moderately overclocked setups.
Some 3 months from now, the new-generation Dual Socket 2011 Xeon platform will be out now. What to do with the 80 PCIe 3.0 lanes on it?
Let’s take a look at GIGABYTE's latest top dog overclocking LGA2011 motherboard, the X79-UD7. It is equipped with slot configuration for quad SLI, a new IR digital PWM with a 16 phase VRM, tons of cool overclocking features all in an XL-ATX form factor. Follow us as we go over every single feature, test out
The ASRock related news aren't over quite yet, as alongside its high-end boards, the company has also unveiled three new entry level Atom mini-ITX motherboards, all with Intel's new D2x00-series of Atom processors. One of the new models sports the 1.86GHz Atom D2500, while the other two comes with the 2.13GHz Atom D2700.
We're not quite sure we're following ASRock's X79 motherboard line-up as the company has introduced the X79 Extreme6/GB, a model inferior to the X79 Extreme7, yet somehow packing more features and a bundle. The bundle is ASRock Game Blaster, the same card that comes with the X79 Extreme9.
We're still not sold on the whole Fatal1ty branding from ASRock, but the upcoming Fatal1ty X79 Professional motherboard from the company is definitely a competitor when it comes to high-end X79 motherboards. It's by far not the most feature rich X79 motherboard out there, but it still has enough features to make it an attractive
A month has passed since the relatively uneventful launch of the Socket 2011 based Sandy Bridge-E and X79 Patsberg platform. We gave our Editor's Choice award to the madcap enthusiast oriented ASUS Rampage IV Extreme for its outstanding engineering and overclocking ability, which is a tad expensive for most buyers. Fret not though, because if you're not
Winners of the "ASUS X79 OC Challenge!" will walk away with high end motherboards from ASUS such as the Rampage IV Extreme with Battlefield 3, Sabertooth X79 and P9X79.
We're not sure if Intel's X79 motherboards and accompanying processors have taken the high-end PC world by storm, but apparently there's still room for more motherboard models, at least MSI seems to think so. The company has announced a new eight DIMM model called the X79A-GD45 and you'd be forgiven for thinking it's simply a
We don't quite know what to say, but Intel's Extreme motherboards are getting less and less extreme by every iteration and after a slight delay Intel's more affordable X79 motherboard, the DX79TO has arrived, but it fits more into Intel's lower-end motherboard ranges than in the extreme category in our opinion. In fact, the DX79TO
When it comes to its range of motherboard products, Sapphire has been quite slow to bring new products to market and today the company finally announced its AM3+ motherboard, the Pure Black 990FX. However, we have details of three additional motherboards alongside with pictures, all of which we're expecting should arrive before the end of
Look at that, the USB-IF has issued a press release about four months early, well at least if you're Intel and don't want details of your upcoming products out in the open. The press release is merely an announcement that Intel has passed the USB-IF certification for USB 3.0, although it's with regards to Intel's