CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

October 27th, 2009, 11:52 AM

The Latest Generation of Motherboards Shown in the ASUS P6X58D Premium

When it comes to the cutting edge of technology ASUS has always been a leader in the industry. With USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s looming on the horizon it is only natural they announce a new wave of Motherboards supporting this technology; enter the P6X58D. To many, this board is somewhat older news, as we [...]

October 20th, 2009, 11:27 AM

AMD Extends Mainstream Processor Family with Low Cost Athlon II Series

AMD today announced several new AMD Athlon II processors that offer outstanding performance and low power consumption, while enabling sleek desktop PC designs and attractive price points. In addition to the standard power processors, the full AMD Athlon II processor family now delivers high-performance, low-power dual-, triple- and quad-core processors to meet a range of [...]

October 20th, 2009, 11:07 AM

Intel Rolls Out Core i7 960

Intel has silently released the Core i7 960 LGA-1366 processor after the Core i7 965 EE was dropped to make room for the 975 flagship model. The new model is identical to the 965 in most every respect, aside from the lack of Extreme designation, meaning no upwards unlocked multiplier. Manufactured on the 45nm process [...]

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” [...]