CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

January 31st, 2011, 9:44 AM

Design Flaw In Intel 6 Series Chipset Halts Manufacturing and Recalls Imminent

Update: Further Details on Intel’s Response to the 6 Series Chipset Flaw Intel has discovered a major flaw with its new released Sandy Bridge supporting 6 Series chipset, Cougar Point, which includes desktop P67 and H67 boards. The company announced that the issue was related to the SATA degradation, which has the potential to happen [...]

January 27th, 2011, 12:08 PM

ASRock Leaps to Third Largest Motherboard Vendor

Enthusiasts may fondly remember ASRock for their unique and often innovative motherboard products, such as the iconic “Dual” motherboards that combined PCIe/AGP and DDR/DDR2 slots. Interestingly enough, the company appears to produce enough mainstream units to stake a claim as the third largest branded PC  motherboard supplier of 2010. A report by Digitimes, has ASRock [...]

January 25th, 2011, 11:58 AM

MSI Introduces AMD E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX Motherboard

MSI today officially announces the first mainboard Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) powered platform, the MSI E350IA-E45. Powered by an E350 APU with 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and DirectX 11 Radeon HD6310 graphics, the E350IA-E45 offers all the features you could expect in the ultimate Home Entertainment Platform: excellent Thermal Design and stability thanks to Japanese [...]

January 10th, 2011, 2:26 PM

Intel & NVIDIA Officially Bury Hatchet: Intel to Pay $1.5 Billion in Licensing Fees

The Intel / NVIDIA licensing dispute has finally come to an end with Intel agreeing to a new 6-year cross-license agreement worth $1.5 Billion. For the future use of NVIDIA’s technology, Intel will pay NVIDIA an aggregate of $1.5 billion in licensing fees payable in five annual installments, beginning Jan. 18, 2011. NVIDIA and Intel [...]

January 4th, 2011, 10:00 AM

GIGABYTE Unveils Its First AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard

Delivering Outstanding Integrated Graphics from a Low Power, Small Form Factor Hi-Def Home Entertainment Platform GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced its first ever Mini-ITX form factor motherboard for the AMD platform called the GA-E350N-USB3. The new addition to GIGABYTE’s small form factor [...]

December 30th, 2010, 2:08 PM

GIGABYTE Dropping Hints about New G1-Killer Motherboard Series

GIGABYTE has been dropping some seriously tantalizing hints about its upcoming line of enthusiast/gaming series motherboards. Now we have learned both the series name, G1-Killer, and that the first board on the market with be an x58 based unit. While other companies such as Asus have their R.O.G, MSI their XPower/Big Bang and EVGA, the [...]

December 30th, 2010, 12:48 PM

MSI and Killer NIC Partnership Could See Improved Integrated NIC

MSI recently released a press notice alongside Killer NIC announcing an informal partnership between the companies that will see Killer NIC products coupled with the sale of MSI Big Bang Motherboards, but rumour has it the match may bring with it, a whole new level of integrated networking. MSI has been relatively on the ball [...]

December 21st, 2010, 1:23 PM

MSI P67 Mainboard Showcases 8GB DIMM Compatibility

Intel’s anticipated Sandy Bridge processors and P67 chipset, expected to debut shortly after the New Year, bring a new level of memory support for 8GB DIMMs. The board uses the familiar dual channel, four DIMM slot configuration, initially appeared it may be a step backwards from the large memory potential we had come to enjoy with x58 [...]

December 17th, 2010, 12:21 PM

EVGA P67 Classified Motherboard Spotted

EVGA’s Classified series boards have always been the premier products in the companies line, but the recently spotted EVGA P67 LGA-1155 Classified motherboard appears to be on a whole new level of awesome. The Sandy Bridge board is ready for anything and everything, geared towards the hardcore enthusiast with dual 8-pin CPU power plugs, a [...]

December 7th, 2010, 4:10 PM

NVIDIA SLI Technology Confirmed for Intel Sandy Bridge Motherboards

NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA SLI technology has been licensed by the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers — including Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and EVGA — for use on their Intel P67 Express Chipset-based motherboards designed for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors. As a result, customers who purchase a SLI-certified P67-based motherboard and a Sandy [...]