CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

March 5th, 2010, 10:45 AM

Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 Revealed

With the 890 Chipset fast approaching retail shelves we are seeing more and more the offerings from all of AMD’s board partners. With the 890GX board already seen webwide from Gigabyte, we get to take a look at their higher end offering in the form of the GA-890FXA-UD5. Based solely upon AMD’s 890FX chipset and [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:30 AM

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Series Motherboard Featuring Core Unlocker

ASUS today launched the M4A89GTD PRO Series motherboard that delivers added core processing power by enabling the instant unlocking of latent AMD CPUs. Incorporating the latest AMD 890GX chipset with an advanced AMD graphics core, the M4A89GTD PRO Series also supports both ATI CrossFireX and Hybrid CrossFireX technologies. Combined with advanced rendering from the DX10.1 [...]

March 1st, 2010, 12:33 PM

AMD 890GX Chipset Motherboards Launched

This morning the press box was full of manufacturer’s announcing the launch of AMD’s 890GX chipset, available on boards of all shapes and sizes currently being debuted at CeBIT. Hardware Canucks has compiled all of the manufacturer’s product offerings in one simple news post for your convenience. Use the page links below to get to [...]

February 26th, 2010, 10:31 AM

Shuttle Barebone XS35 Mini-PC Announced

Shuttle, a leading manufacturer of compact and small for factor (SFF) solutions announces today its latest barebone. The XS35 Mini-PC. At the heart of this seemingly small and compact unit is an Intel Atom D510 Dual Core Processor that runs at a nominal 1.66GHz. Based on the NM10 Express Chipset the XS35 takes power savings [...]