All posts tagged "Exclusive"

  • Intel’s mobile Ivy Bridge CPU line-up revealed

    We've already seen what Intel has for us as far as desktop systems are concerned for most of 2012, Ivy Bridge-E not being part of that roadmap, but what about the mobile market space? Well, we have plenty of details for you with regards to what Intel has in store, ranging from high-end Extreme Edition

  • Europe proposes global data protection laws

    The Council of Europe has proposed a revised convention on data protection, which the majority of European countries will be obliged to follow. We interviewed Sophie Kwasny, secretary to the Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe data protection convention, about the proposals, the difficulties faced, and the potential impact on national sovereignty.

  • Cubitek Has Big Aluminum Case Plans for 2012

    Cubitek wants to play in the big league of premium all-aluminum PC cases, targeting almost every consumer form-factor: ATX mid-tower, EATX full-tower, HPATX, micro-ATX, and even mini-ITX. All part of the company's new ICE series, these cases will be fabricated with extruded aluminum that's as much as 3 mm thick in some parts, making the

  • Intel’s Cedar Trail mobile Atom pushed back, again

    It's surprising how much trouble Intel seems to have with its Atom graphics drivers for the mobile Cedar Trail Atom N2600 and N2800 processors, as the company has been forced to push back the launch a second time. If you were hoping for a new Cedar Trail powered netbook for Christmas, we're sorry to disappoint,

  • Intel is planning docking solution for next year’s Ultrabooks using Thunderbolt

    According to information that has reached VR-Zone, Intel has big plans when it comes to Ultrabooks and the first major step forward from the fairly unimpressive machines we've seen so far is the addition of support for docking stations. This being Intel doing things the Intel way the company will rely on its Thunderbolt technology

  • Share & Win – ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (X79) Motherboard Giveaway!

    We have a brand new and unopened ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme motherboard (comes with Battlefield 3!) to give away to one lucky reader! To qualify for this contest, simply follow the instructions inside this news post…

  • ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme (X79) Review – Air Overclocking with Core i7-3960X

    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

  • Intel Sandy Bridge-E Overclocking – Safe Voltage Ranges, Quad Channel Kits, Thermal Solutions and LN2 Temperatures

    With the release of Sandy Bridge-E today, budding overclockers will once again need to familiarize themselves with a new architecture and platform – starting with official safe operating voltages to run the chips, Quad Channel XMP 1.3 memory kits, bundled air/water thermal solutions for the new LGA 2011 socket and optimum LN2 temperatures clocking potential.

  • GeForce 600M launching December 6th

    NVIDIA is preparing to debut the GeForce 600 generation on 6th December, with mainstream mobile GeForce 600M GPUs. First in line will be GeForce 610M, GeForce GT 630M and GeForce GT 635M. If these names sound familiar, it is because they were leaked in a beta driver last month. However, these "new" chips are most

  • Intel confirms upcoming motherboard models in marketing materials

    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

  • No 64-bit graphics driver for Cedar Trail, nor any DX10.1 drivers

    If you haven't kept up with our past stories about Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processors, then this might come as a bolt of lightning from a clear sky if you were planning on getting a new netbook later this year, as Intel has decided not to develop any 64-bit drivers, nor will there be any

  • Exclusive Look at G.Skill RipjawsZ Quad-Channel Kit

    In exactly a week's time from now, Intel Sandy Bridge-E HEDT (high-end desktop) platform will be upon us. But November 14 isn't a big day just for Intel and its three new processors, but an entire ecosystem of manufacturers and products that are designed for Sandy Bridge-E, including motherboards, memory, and cooling. After motherboards, memory

  • Sapphire Shows Off its X79 Pure Black Motherboard

    Although known more for its AMD Radeon graphics cards, Sapphire always tried to make inroads to the motherboard industry. Not that there are any major hurdles in its way, given that it has a cash-rich OEM (PC Partner) pulling its strings. Come LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E HEDT platform, and Sapphire is out for its slice yet

  • Hands on pictures of Gigabyte’s upcoming X79 motherboards

    VR-Zone got to spend a little bit of time with Gigabyte's upcoming motherboard for (as we were informed by Gigabyte who in turn had been instructed by Intel to tell us that we should call it) the Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 socket, otherwise known under Intel's code name of Sandy

  • Intel leaks the DX79SI on its own website

    Look what we found, Intel has been sloppy and put up information about its upcoming DX79SI motherboard – also known as Siler – which will be part of Intel's Extreme series of motherboards. It's not worth getting overly excited about the DX79SI though, as Intel isn't really pushing the envelope with this motherboard, despite it

  • Foxconn Quantum Force X79 Motherboard (Final) Pictured

    Here are the first pictures of the Foxconn Quantum Force X79 in a form that’s almost ready for market. Quantum Force is Foxconn’s brand that targets the “gamer-overclocker” market, the same one that ASUS’ Republic of Gamers, Gigabyte’s G1.Killer, and ASRock’s Fatal1ty Professional motherboards target. Foxconn also has a knack of surprising some (pleasantly) with

  • Exclusive: Gigabyte to include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with X79 motherboards

    Gigabyte has already had leaks with regards to some of the features of its upcoming X79 motherboards and today we have an exclusive leak of our own, Gigabyte is going to add Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi support to its X79 motherboards. However, the company is taking a different and in our opinion better approach

  • First Looks: ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme – The Feature Filled X79 Dark Horse

    ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) is a Taiwanese electronics firm synonymous with entry level offerings or being the motherboard OEM for brands like HP and IBM. In our labs today is their latest offering – the X79R-AX Black Extreme. Boasting a whopping 12 SATA ports, dual LAN/eSATA, Bluetooth/Wireless LAN connectivity and four PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU

  • More next-gen GPU codenames revealed

    There have been no shortage of code name / branding leaks for next-gen GPUs in the last few weeks. To add to the list, not surprisingly, GK104 is in the works. This chip will form the basis for N14E mobile Quadro GPUs. On the AMD side, the already reported Tahiti desktop GPU will also arrive

  • First Looks: ASUS P9X79 Pro & Deluxe – Mainstream Boards, High End Features

    Completing our three part Asus X79 Motherboard series roundup is the mainstream P9X79 Pro and P9X79 Deluxe. Like the Sabertooth X79 and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme, both boards did not compromise on implementing full 8 slots of DDR3 memory expansion, and every inch of their PCB is packed with quality components for lasting reliability and