CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

April 26th, 2010, 9:45 AM

Rumors Of AMD’s Latest Processor Being Shipped in Europe/US

Although yet to be seen on most e-tailer websites and in stores yet, that hasn’t stopped some places from getting some sales early. According to TCMagazine, retailers across Europe and the United States have already been shipping the Thuban hexa-cores. Although it remains to be seen if these rumors hold true or not, one thing [...]

April 20th, 2010, 11:38 AM

MSI Updates Mainboard Compatibility for Phenom II X6 Six-Core Processor

To facilitate the upgrade to AMD’s next-generation processors, world-renowned mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI has announced that all AMD series products will be compatible with the Phenom II X6 6-core processor. With a simple BIOS update, older MSI AM3 mainboards will be capable of supporting this processor. The all-new Phenom II X6 processor features [...]

April 19th, 2010, 10:29 AM

Intel Adds Core i5 680 and Pentium E5500 Processors

Intel has expanded on its mid-range LGA-1156 lineup, introducing the Core i5 680. It also looks to keep LGA775 alive by also releasing the Pentium E5500. The Core i5 680 is just a rung up over the 670, clocked at a blistering 3.60 GHz with Turbo boost at 3.86GHz.  It is a dual core CPU, [...]

April 14th, 2010, 1:19 PM

ASUS Launches the Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme Motherboards

ASUS, the leading provider of high performance motherboards, launches the highly anticipated Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme motherboards in North America today. Featuring class leading designs and innovative features, the ROG Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme set a new standard for world class enthusiast motherboards. Rigorously tested [...]

April 14th, 2010, 10:08 AM

GIGABYTE First With Motherboard iPad Recharging Capability

This could be the technology of the decade.. no wait, the century! GIGABYTE  today proudly announced their full range of Intel chipset-based X58, P55, H55, H57 as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series motherboards all allow charging of Apple’s latest hot selling iPad while the device is in use (on) and also [...]

April 9th, 2010, 9:57 AM

ASRock Unveils 870 Extreme3 Motherboard

The advent of AMD’s 800 series chipset has seen many new boards surfacing in the marketplace. Latest in this lineup is ASRock’s 870 Extreme3. Based off of the 870 and SB850 chipset combination this board looks to pack a lot of punch for the mainstream user. Crossfire is supported via twin PCI-e 16X slots although [...]

April 7th, 2010, 10:57 AM

ASUS Releases KGPE-D16 Socket G34 Motherboard for 12-core AMD Opteron Processors

ASUS today introduced the new ASUS KGPE-D16 motherboard featuring the AMD G34 socket for 8- and 12-Core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors. Equipped with an AMD SR5690/SP5100 chipset as well as supporting 4-channels of DDR3 memory per processor, ASUS’ unique PIKE upgrade kit, and ASUS ASMB4-iKVM module for remote management, the KGPE-D16 is a reliable [...]

April 6th, 2010, 9:33 AM

ASUS Preparing its Newest Motherboard – M4A88TD-V EVO

Based upon the AMD 880G chipeset the EVO looks to be the mainstream board type with today’s latest processors. While the 890FX will reign as the performance oriented board type with AMD’s newest chipsets, it is the mainstream boards that many users will end up opting for instead. As such ASUS brings this mainstream chipset [...]

April 1st, 2010, 11:01 AM

Next Gen NVIDIA ION-2 Accelerates IE9

NVIDIA launched a video demo of an upcoming ION-2 netbook versus the traditional Atom netbooks running integrated graphics, showcasing just how well it performs on IE9 The company blogged yesterday about how ION-2 as featured in the Asus EeePC 1201PN – expected in April – will revolutionize simple tasks, like browsing the web.  The video [...]

March 26th, 2010, 11:11 AM

Asus Motherboard Smorgasbord for Upcoming AMD Six-Core Processors

Asus has announced a dozen  new motherboards ready for use in conjuction with AMD’s upcoming launch of its six-core processor. The motherboard manufacturer has released a list of all its M4 series boards ready for the new CPU, many using the older 790 chipset, and a few 890. They also include information on the BIOS [...]