CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

September 21st, 2010, 11:45 AM

AMD Updates Processor Lineup with Six New Chips

AMD’s highly anticipated Bulldozer redesign is still a long way off, and the here, now, Phenom lineup is getting a long in the tooth; nearly 5 months without a new addition, what is this madness! Today the company has launched six new CPUs to round out its offerings, filling in some gaps and providing a [...]

September 20th, 2010, 11:21 AM

Intel Offers CPU Feature Unlocking Service, For a Price

Want some extra horsepower for your CPU? Intel has packed its Pentium G6951 dual-core processor with some extra tidbits, but it’s going to cost you $50 USD to get at it. The $99 Pentium LGA1156 chip is virtually identical to the Pentium G6950, with the addition of “hardware feature upgrades” available for purchase. What the [...]

September 1st, 2010, 11:32 AM

MSI Announces the 870A Fuzion Power Edition

MSI, the world renowned motherboard and graphics card maker, has followed up the recent release of its revolutionary Fuzion series mainboard by upping the ante with the release of the 870A Fuzion Power Edition mainboard that features AMD 870 and SB850 chipset and support for AMD’s full line of Phenom II, Athlon II, and Sempron [...]

August 31st, 2010, 1:38 PM

EVGA Debuts X58 SLI3 Motherboard with Affordable Price

EVGA has released their first new motherboard in a while, the EVGA X58 SLI3 (model: 131-GT-E767-TR, offering the x58 chipset with  impressive SLI capabilities at an affordable price. Utilizing the Intel x58 chipset with LGA1366 socket, the board is similar in design to the basic X58 SLI, with the addition of USB 3.0 and SATA [...]

August 23rd, 2010, 11:41 AM

Intel Announces First Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks

Intel officially announced today, its new dual-core Atom processor, the N550, set to be available in over a dozen new netbooks from companies including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, Toshiba by the end of the year. While Intel had released dual-core Intel Atom processors earlier in 2010, they were a part of the [...]

August 23rd, 2010, 10:09 AM

ASUS Releases ROG Rampage III Formula Motherboard to Market

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage III Formula brings together numerous features and advantages demanded by contemporary PC gamers. It uses the Intel X58 chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including the i7-980X six-core CPU. Rampage III Formula also ships with ROG Connect hardware overclocking, high definition audio, GameFirst bandwidth [...]

August 6th, 2010, 10:41 AM

Asus Announces RoG Rampage III Formula Motherboard

ASUS is proud to present the next evolution in the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product lineup. The new Rampage III Formula motherboard delivers both stunning looks and performance based on the Intel X58 chipset. Designed for uncompromised gaming performance, the Rampage III Formula features NVIDIA 3-way SLI and ATI CrossFire X support, true USB 3.0 [...]

July 16th, 2010, 11:22 AM

Asus Shows Off P7P55/USB3 Motherboard with USB3.0 Header

The Asus P7P55/USB3 is a fairly standard P55 LGA1156 motherboard for today’s average Intel system, except for one additional and very unique item. It features one of the first internal USB3 headers on a motherboard. Up until now, USB3.0 has been limited to only the back I/O panel, forcing case manufacturers to include front panel [...]

July 8th, 2010, 10:32 AM

ASRock P55 Extreme4 Brings Four SATA III and USB 3.0 Ports

ASRock,  a company known for their unique and often inventive products is said to be launching its ninth Intel P55 board, the P55 Extreme4. To date, nearly all Intel chipset motherboards have featured only 2 SATA 6Gbps ports, the limitation of the add in chip. However, ASRock clearly sees a need to expand this standard [...]

June 30th, 2010, 11:05 AM

MSI Launches Two Fuzion Motherboards for Intel and AMD

MSI is continuing the roll out of its Fuzion motherboards with the Lucidlogix’s Hydra 200 chip starting with the P55A Fuzion & 870A Fuzion motherboards. The Lucid Hydra chip allow for “non-identical cross-vendor multi-GPU processing”, in layman’s terms, almost any combination of NVIDIA and/or ATI based graphics cards can be installed on the same system [...]