CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

October 29th, 2010, 10:37 AM

Gigabyte Debuts Trio of Sandy Bridge Ready Motherboards

GIGABYTE has posted three upcoming motherboards that all share one common trait; support for Intel’s yet to be released Sandy-Bridge processors. Based on the P67/H67 chipset, the three boards will begin the companies mid-range offerings when the new processors are released sometime in the new year. All of the boards are based on the LGA1155 [...]

October 18th, 2010, 10:31 AM

Intel Silently Trims Pricing of Six Processors

In a possible bid to be a little more competitive with AMD in the best value chip category, Intel has trimmed the prices of 6 of its entry processors across 5 different lines. CPU Speed Original Price* New Price* Core i3-550 3.2GHz $138 $117 Pentium E6700 3.2GHz $86 $75 Pentium E5700 3.0GHz $75 $64 Celeron [...]

October 1st, 2010, 10:19 AM

ASUS Launches ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard

ASUS launches the highly anticipated Republic of Gamers (ROG) Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard in North America today. Featuring a class leading design and innovative features, the Crosshair IV Extreme sets a new standard for a world class enthusiast motherboard based on an AMD chipset. Rigorously tested and approved by leading enthusiasts, the Extreme series is [...]

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 [...]