CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

November 18th, 2009, 12:12 PM

Gigabyte Launches GA-X58A-UD7 with USB 3.0, SATAIII and SLI/Crossfire

GIGABYTE is pleased to launch their latest flagship motherboard, the GA-X58A-UD7. Based on the Intel X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for including GIGABYTE’s 333 Onboard Acceleration features with support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x [...]

November 17th, 2009, 11:27 AM

DFI Launches Hybrid P45 Motherboard with Onboard NVIDIA ION

Here is a bit of an interesting take on energy efficient computing from manufacturer DFI. The company has quite literally slapped two systems onto one motherboard to make available, the first ever “Hybrid” system. The HB P45-ION-T2A2 puts a complete ION system onto a fully functioning P45 mainboard, with the ability to interchange between the [...]

November 12th, 2009, 11:46 AM

Intel’s First 32nm Processors set to Launch on December 10th

Intel has just recently made public their intentions to launch the newest Clarkdale processors, featuring a 32nm die size by December 10th, 2009. Long awaited in the computer community, Clarkdale has already shown itself periodically in the news. With one famed Core i5 650 reaching an astonishing 4.7gHz on Air Cooling alone. The die shrink [...]

November 10th, 2009, 12:21 PM

Intel Looks to Launch New “Pine-Trail” Atom Platform Early Next Year

Intel has already seen wild success with it’s current generation Atom processor gaining nearly 90% of the netbook market and they hope to continue the trend with the upcoming “Pine Trail” platform. A report from X-bit labs claims that ““Intel is planning for a fast transition to Pine Trail. To generate excitement for the platform [...]

November 5th, 2009, 11:35 AM

DFI MI P55-T36 First Mini ITX P55 Motherboard

While we would have thought that innovation such as this would be first seen from a company such as Asus or Gigabyte, it is DFI who is paving the way, releasing a mini-ITX board based on the Intel P55 chipset with LGA-1156 support. Mini-ITX has been gaining ground as a popular solution in the home [...]

November 4th, 2009, 11:56 AM

AMD Retrofitting Phenom II X4 965 with Lower Wattage

AMD’s Phenom II X4 965 is still their crown jewel, however according to the OverclockersClub, the company is planning on releasing an updated version of the chip which features a TDP lowered from 140W to a more reasonable 125W. The new chip will be the C3 version, model HDZ965FBK4DGM, as opposed to the old C2 [...]