CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

February 25th, 2010, 10:43 AM

Gigabyte is First in With Their 890GX Motherboard

With the upcoming Phenom II X6 Processors it was only a matter of time before all the speculation ended and new boards started appearing on store shelves. Gigabyte looks to be the first with their entry level GA-890GPA-UD3H. Based on AMD’s 890GX and SB850, these new boards will feature full support for the next generation [...]

February 8th, 2010, 11:48 AM

AMD Implementing “Dynamic Speed Boost” on Upcoming Thuban CPUs

Possibly  jealous of all the attention (and marketing appeal) Intel has received over its “Turbo Boost” technology, AMD is said to be including “Dynamic Speed Boost” with its upcoming Thuban hexa-core processors. In many facets of computing, speed still reigns supreme, with many programs still unable to take full advantage of all processing cores. With [...]

February 1st, 2010, 12:48 PM

Upcoming Intel Core Series CPU’s Leaked

In another round of incremental updates to its Core series lineup, Intel will be debuting its hexa-core Gulftown processor, along with a few other pieces to fill in some perceived gaps. A report from OCWorkbench, citing Japanese news sources, claims we will be seeing the six core behemoth on March 16th, 2010. The report states [...]

February 1st, 2010, 10:48 AM

MSI Big Bang XPower X58 Board Pictured

With Intel working its way towards Hexa-Core Processors it is not uncommon to see some manufacturers showing off the future boards that will support these chips. Pictured here is the MSI Big Bang XPower that will be build on Intel’s Latest X58 Chipset. As always with early non-production models, details are a bit sketchy.  It [...]

January 25th, 2010, 11:14 AM

AMD Introduces Sub-$100 AMD Phenom II Processor, and AMD Athlon II Processors

AMD has expanded its AMD Phenom II and AMD Athlon II processor families for desktop with several new processors designed to give mainstream consumers advanced performance capabilities from their desktop PCs at increasingly attractive price points. As desktop PCs continue trending toward smaller form factors, AMD remains committed to maximizing the user experience by bringing [...]

January 22nd, 2010, 10:44 AM

Gigabyte Enters The 890GX Spotlight

Gigabyte a leading Motherboard and Video Card manufacturer has announced a new Line of Motherboards based on AMD’s latest 890GX Chipset. Enter the GA-890GPA-UD3H. At a glance we see that with AMD’s newest chipset has sparked a rework on what is offered on the entry level. One of the more important features we have been [...]

January 18th, 2010, 11:44 AM

Intel’s LGA775 Life Support Includes Introduction of New CPU’s

While rumoured in the late summer of 2009 (when the socket was still somewhat relevant) new Intel socket LGA775 chips have only just been released; the announcement falling by the wayside as Intel’s attempt for  price conscious Core i3/i5 products take the spotlight to start off the new decade. Intel is not only keeping the [...]

January 18th, 2010, 10:45 AM

Biostar Announces TH55B HD Motherboard

With Intel’s new Core i5 and Core i3 products coming into being, motherboard manufactures seek to provide new solutions for the end user. Biostar looks to appeal to the growing HTPC market with their new TH55B HD Board. Built into a MicroATX form factor the TH55B has many features which are more common on the [...]