CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

March 22nd, 2010, 10:47 AM

Intel Chipset Driver Brings TRIM Support to RAID Setups

*** Correction: It should be noted that Intel’s announcement about TRIM support only applies to single SSD’s that are present in a system with a RAID array, and not to a RAID array of SSD’s. *** Users have long lamented over the fact that TRIM was not previously supported in SSD RAID Arrays, resulting in [...]

March 22nd, 2010, 10:14 AM

Intel Rumoured to Release Overclockable Core i5 & i7 CPUs

AMD has long offered “Black” editions of many of its popular processors, geared solely for overclockers with their unlocked multiplier. Intel has now embraced the overclocking ways and is said to be launching a “K” version of two popular LGA1156 CPUs The new processors, labeled the Core i5 665K and Core i7 875K are based [...]

March 17th, 2010, 11:09 AM

AMD Phenom II X6 “Thuban” Clock Speeds Leaked

Far ahead of schedule, details on AMD’s hexa-core Phenom II (Thuban) lineup has come to light, courtesy of a motherboard manufacturer’s CPU support list. The list includes the codenamed 1035T and 1055T models, and from previous AMD information we know the top end chip will be the 1075T and a dual TDP variation of the [...]

March 16th, 2010, 11:19 AM

ZOTAC Unleashes World’s First ION Upgrade Kits

ZOTAC International, the world’s largest manufacturer graphics cards, mini-ITX motherboards and mini-PCs in the channel, today unveils the world’s first ION Upgrade Kits featuring a ZOTAC small form factor motherboard and ZOTAC ION graphics card for a combination that delivers phenomenal value with premium graphics and outstanding user experience. A ZOTAC ION graphics card with [...]

March 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM

ASUS Introduces P7F7-E SuperComputer Motherboard with Next-Gen Connectivity Features

ASUS today announced the launch of the new ASUS P7F7-E WS SuperComputer motherboard which maximizes transmission speeds by integrating the industry’s latest I/O technologies such as USB 3.0, SATA 6G storage interface, and IEEE 1394b FireWire standard. Additionally, the ASUS P7F7-E WS SuperComputer is equipped with the LGA1156 socket and the latest Intel 3450 chipset [...]

March 8th, 2010, 12:00 PM

Intel Looks to Launch 8-Core Xeon Nehalem-EX

The server market always gets the cool stuff first. Intel is readying to launch its first 8-core processor to combat the already launched AMD 8 and 12 core Opteron units. Named the Nehalem-EX, these octo-core chips are manufactured on the 45nm process, featuring  8 physical cores each support two simultaneous threads through Hyperthreading. It includes [...]