CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

September 2nd, 2009, 10:25 AM

AMD Rumoured Release of 6-Core Desktop Processors

Monday we reported the news that AMD was releasing its six core Opterton processors to the market in the near future, showcasing the first production of units beyond the current 4-core limitation. This was not big news to many though, as Opteron CPU’s are geared solely for the server and business markets, and not intended [...]

September 1st, 2009, 10:57 AM

Intel Launch for Core i5, i7 and P55 May Be Just Around the Corner!

Argued as the next big thing since, well, the last big thing, Intel’s  Core i5 and new i7 processors along with the P55 chipset could be hitting store shelves as early as this time next week! Reports from gossip mill publication DigiTimes claim that the big unveiling for this next big step in hardware will happen [...]

August 31st, 2009, 10:45 AM

AMD Announces 40W Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor

AMD  today announced the immediate availability of the new Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor at 40W ACP. Delivering up to 31 percent higher performance-per-watt over standard Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor is tailored to meet the demands of customers who need strong performance, but must trim out every watt possible [...]

August 27th, 2009, 11:32 AM

Asus Annouces “Absolute Pitch” Series Motherboards for Audiophiles

ASUS today announced the launch of a series of specially-developed motherboards that lets theater-sound aficionados and audiophiles build their dream home-theater PC. The ASUS Absolute Pitch Series features three audio technologies for different forms of aural enjoyment. The DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC delivers theater-like sound on modest equipment for an affordable, full-range sound, ENVY HD [...]

August 21st, 2009, 11:37 AM

Asus Launching New TUF Series Sabertooth 55i Motherboard

For those as tired of reading P55 announcements as we are of writing them, here is something to get really excited about. Asus is introducing a whole new lineup of motherboard (or at least one new board for now) that is geared straight for the extreme enthusiast. Asus already has their Republic of Gamer boards [...]

August 20th, 2009, 11:18 AM

Asus Maximus III Gene – P55 for the mATX Crowd

The big launch is almost upon us and motherboard manufacturers have been rolling out P55 based boards on a daily basis, many of which we will be previewing here at Hardware Canucks over the coming weeks. Asus has an already impressive lineup of P55 chipset offerings ready for the Core i5 launch, and it looks [...]

August 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM

Intel to Scrap Braidwood Technology From P57 Series.

It was reported a month ago, that consumers would be able to look forward to a revolutionary new technology by Intel, that could improve system performance with with the addition of a simple NVRam chip onto the motherboard; the technology was codenamed “Braidwood”. Initially it was thought to be making its debut on the upcoming [...]

August 18th, 2009, 10:14 AM

ASRock P55 Bundles SATA III Card with Motherboard

ASRock is notorious for their often unique and quite brilliant additions to the motherboard marketplace; producing products that may have a limited consumer base, but are a godsend to those who need them. While SATA III technology was officially released for full implementation earlier this year, few motherboard manufacturer’s have yet to adopt it. The [...]

August 17th, 2009, 11:41 AM

Asus Soon to Release NVIDIA ION Motherboard

While NVIDIA’s ION platform has been raved as the next big thing since the release of the Intel Atom processor, it has been rather slow to receive support from manufacturer’s; with only a handful of relatively unknown companies producing ION solutions. Asus however, is ready to step in the ring with the AT3N7A-I which has [...]

August 13th, 2009, 10:22 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Makes Official Debut

We reported a few months ago, AMD’s plan’s to upstage their current king of the hill, the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, with a processor that pushes the limits of computing even further – the AMD Phenom II X4 965. The 965 operates at 3.4GHz, the fastest clock speed of any processor currently on [...]