CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

July 8th, 2009, 1:27 PM

NVIDIA Releases Their Own SLI Patch

With EVGA receiving all the praise over their SLI Enchancement Patch, it would appear NVIDIA has gotten a bit jealous of the attention and decided to provide a fix for their own products (fancy that huh) The patch is compatible with any SLI motherboard, and is non vendor specific. It is suggested to be used [...]

July 7th, 2009, 1:57 PM

New Record! AMD CPUs Breaks 7GHz Barrier and 3DMark Scores

Well here is an exciting tidbit of news for the morning. The lads over at XtremeSystems had a bit of a party in Finland over the weekend, and boy what a event it was! In attendance was the usual list of suspects representing Finland, Russia, Sweden, Italy and Belgium. Along with the usual overclocker’s party [...]

July 7th, 2009, 12:29 PM

MSI Shows Off G41 Motherboards

With hi-definition audio and visuals becoming ever more common, Home Theater PC (HTPC), offering improved audio support and hi-def multimedia playback, provide more upgradeability and compatibility for the coming future. In light of this trend, more and more people are seeking to build their own HTPC. Global mainboard and graphic producer, MSI, has integrated Intel’s [...]

July 2nd, 2009, 10:44 AM

EVGA Releases Micro X58 SLI Motherboard

While not to first to release an x58 mATX motherboard variant, EVGA certainly intends to do things right with their EVGA x58 SLI Micro Motherboard released today. The board boasts the same features found on most of EVGA’s full size motherboards. It works around Socket LGA1366 and supports all of Intel’s current line of Core i7 [...]

June 30th, 2009, 11:21 AM

Inno3D Features ION Platform on mini-ITX iChill

Seen earlier this year at Computex, Inno3D set to to release the iChill.  No its not an Apple branded refrigerator, but an an all in one mini-ITX solution based on the NVIDIA Ion platform.  We saw something similar a few months ago with the Zotac Ion and a little more competition in the marketplace never hurt.  [...]

June 29th, 2009, 10:49 AM

Intel Looking to Go 32nm By the End of the Year!

Oh rumours are abound this morning! The good fellows over at Digitimes have made some interesting speculations regarding Intel’s plan for their 32nm lineup, which so far, has been incredibly “hush hush”. Some speculations were made about the future of Intel’s lineup when Intel announced their “re-branding” Core scheme, to help consumers separate the benefits [...]

June 29th, 2009, 10:25 AM

AMD to Release New Flagship CPU; Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Despite rumours abounding on the net, ASRock can be officially thanked for letting the cat out of the bag. As seen on their CPU support list, AMD intends to add a new CPU to the pedestal of their lineup. The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition is identical to the  955, the current king of [...]

June 23rd, 2009, 11:43 AM

Intel and Nokia Announce “Strategic Relationship” to Move Mobile Innovation Forward

Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia today announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity. To realize this shared vision, both [...]

June 18th, 2009, 11:56 AM

Getting to the Core of Intel’s i# Lineup – What do They Have in Store?

A blog post by Intel’s Bill Calder sums it up perfectly, “Over the last year or so, Intel has been quietly working behind the scenes taking a hard look at our brand structure and exploring ways to make it more rational and easier to understand. The fact of the matter is, we have a complex [...]

June 18th, 2009, 8:37 AM

ASUS Maximus III – An ROG Formula For Success

The simple sight of an ROG motherboard is awe inspiring. With the upcoming Launch of Intel’s Lynnfield Processors ASUS brings its A-Game to the table. Their offering? The ASUS Maximus III. Tracing its roots, the Maximus line of motherboards has a long and colourful history in the world of computers. The name alone spells performance [...]