CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

December 21st, 2009, 10:33 AM

Core i7 980X – 6Ghz Overclock

As Q4 2009 winds to a close many of us out there long await Intels Gulftown CPU. New Leaked CPU-Z shots show this chip reaching up to 6GHz , which is almost a 100% overclock. Intel’s Hexa-Cored 980X is already proving to be one monster of a chip. Featured six logical cores and rated for [...]

December 16th, 2009, 11:36 AM

Intel Six-Core Processors Named and Priced

Despite the fact that most media outlets speculated that Intel’s next generation of Core series CPUs would be titled under a new label, it would appear “Core-i9″ is just a figment of our imagination. This new breed of processor which brings major changes such as the 32nm manufacturing process and a jump to six-cores, is [...]

December 11th, 2009, 12:00 PM

Asus Prepping Support for Core-i9 CPUs

Asus has announced a number of its x58 motherboards motherboards that are all set to support Intel’s upcoming Gulftown processor expected to arrive in Q2 2010. Eight different boards will all support the hexa-core CPU’s via bios updates that are currently available. The launch of the Core-i9 series is eagerly anticipate by Asus and Intel,  [...]

December 10th, 2009, 12:42 PM

MSI 890FX-G70 Motherboard Pictures Leaked

AMD is setting up for a handful of exciting releases in the next year, namely the release of its new Leo platform and the debut of the 6-core Thuban processors. Included with that is the launch of the AMD 890FX  series that combines the new SB850 southbridge with the RD890 chipset. Coolaler has managed to [...]

December 8th, 2009, 10:46 AM

EVGA P55 V – Sometimes Simple is Best

EVGA is a performance company; from their unique GTX275 Co-Op graphics card, to their award winning FTW Series of motherboards. However, in an effort to bring Intel’s Lynnfield CPU to the everyday user they have introduced the newest P55 board to date -enter the P55 V series. Sometimes keeping it simple is best. Although many [...]

December 3rd, 2009, 11:07 AM

Intel Designs Futuristic 48-Core Processor

Researchers from Intel Labs demonstrated an experimental, 48-core Intel processor, or “single-chip cloud computer,” that rethinks many of the approaches used in today’s designs for laptops, PCs and servers. This futuristic chip boasts about 10 to 20 times the processing engines inside today’s most popular Intel® Core™-branded processors. The long-term research goal is to add [...]

November 27th, 2009, 11:37 AM

ASRock H55 Series Motherboards Spotted

The upcoming H5x series lineup is slowly making its debut as Intel preps the launch of their Core i3 and i5 CPU’s for early 2010. ASRock is a vendor most enthusiasts have appreciated at one point in time for their often unique and innovative offerings, but this time are producing motherboards decidedly more for mainstream [...]

November 24th, 2009, 11:01 AM

Gigabyte Leads the Pack – SATA 6GB/s , USB 3.0

Gigabyte inspires many with their revolutionary designs and amazing support. Living up to this tradition is their latest AM3 offering for the market. Featuring the long awaited SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support. When it was first announced that USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s was going to be released the enthusiasts and home users lined [...]

November 23rd, 2009, 11:51 AM

Intel Core i3 and i5 Processors Seen in Retail

A little more than a month before the expected launch date of the lower end Intel Core i3 and i5 CPU’s, the 32nm have been spotted on a German retailer’s (HPM-Computer) website. And while the units are only available for pre-order, the listing does give some confirmation to the rumours about the processor’s specs along [...]

November 23rd, 2009, 11:11 AM

MSI Prepares the First Wave of H57 Chipset Boards

With Dual Core Intel i3 and i5 on the Horizon, board makers prepare for the next wave of chipsets to be released. Heading this new technology is MSI, with their H57 Based micro-ATX board the H57M-ED65. With each sucession of Chip type and chipset , we see many old and common technologies cast aside. The [...]