CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

October 14th, 2009, 12:32 PM

MSI Set to Launch 790X-G45 AM2+ Motherboard

While many of us await the latest and greatest of computer technologies for the next big upgrade. Few take into consideration that the most common build is the one for those of on a budget. That is where the MSI 790X-G45 comes in. For many, computer upgrades become a calculated matter, seeking the best possible [...]

October 8th, 2009, 11:12 AM

MSI Counting Down For The Big Bang P55 Motherboard Debut

MSI today in conjunction with THX and Creative announced its new Big Bang gaming motherboard, the first ever to implement THX TruStudio PC with Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 audio technology. Big Bang features QuantumWave audio processing, combining THX TruStudio PC with Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 to deliver the most powerful and realistic gaming [...]

October 2nd, 2009, 10:40 AM

ASUS Unveils first TUF Series Motherboard

ASUS unveiled the first motherboard in its newly-developed “TUF” (The Ultimate Force) Series, the SABERTOOTH 55i. The TUF Series is specially developed to meet the heavy computing demands of power users and perform well even under extreme conditions. Such computer enthusiasts often demand high-quality motherboard components and the most stable computing platforms. To achieve uncompromising [...]

September 30th, 2009, 12:50 PM

Zotac Releases New ION ITX-F Mini ITX Solution

Zotac is already one of the few manufacturer’s producing Mini ITX solutions based on the NVIDIA ION chipset, which allows for true seamless HD video due to the improved integrated graphics. Now they have released premiere offering which has managed to squeeze a PCI Express slot onto the 6.7″ x 6.7″ Motherboard. The board combines [...]

September 28th, 2009, 12:04 PM

ASRock Keeping Socket 939 Alive with New 785G Motherboard

Well if there was ever a company trying to keep dead technology alive, it would be ASRock. Sources at OCWorkbench claim that ASRock is looking to keep the heart of Socket 939 – replaced by AM2 in 2006 – still beating with a new motherboard based on the 785G chipset. The 939A785GMH128M retains some of [...]

September 24th, 2009, 11:45 AM

Intel Unveils Core i7 Mobile Processor

Intel Corporation introduced its revolutionary Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor and Intel Core i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition today, bringing Intel’s award-winning and super-fast Nehalem microarchitecture to the mobile market. These processors in addition to the new Intel PM55 Express Chipset, provide the best laptop experience for intense gaming, digital media, photos, music, business applications and other multi-threaded software [...]

September 22nd, 2009, 11:14 AM

AMD Confirms Release of Six-Core Desktop Processors for 2010

Well it looks like our original report that AMD would be releasing desktop six-core processors in 2010, was not nearly as far off the mark as some speculated. Attempting to hopefully steal a bit of the spotlight from Intel’s IDF conference announcements, AMD officially stated that they are on track to debut the 45nm “Thuban” [...]

September 16th, 2009, 10:59 AM

AMD Launches Sub $100 Quad Core Athlon II X4 Processors

As part of the new desktop platform designed for mainstream consumers, AMD  today announced the first ever quad-core processor for less than $100 Suggested System Builder Price (SSBP). By balancing the power of new AMD Athlon II X4 quad-core processors and the AMD 785G chipset featuring ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 graphics, AMD delivers smooth HD [...]

September 15th, 2009, 10:55 AM

VIA EPIA-P720 Brings Fanless HD Video Playback to Pico-ITX

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-P720 Pico-ITX board, which takes advantage of the latest VIA VX855 media system processor to deliver stunningly smooth playback of the latest HD video formats for next-generation digital interactive devices. “VIA continually strives to offer customers compelling product designs that [...]

September 14th, 2009, 10:59 AM

Intel Announces 32nm Production Set to Begin

It’s official,  Core i5 Lynnfield processors are so last week, and the next hottest product to get excited about is ready to enter production. Intel claims to be at “production readiness” with their 32nm next-gen chips, which could mean seeing mainstream processors out as early as the start of the new year. The company released [...]