CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

June 10th, 2009, 8:45 AM

Intel Ups The Ante with Skulltrail 2

With AMD’s upcomming ‘Istanbul’ CPU’s , Intel has remained quiet in the background. That was until Computex – multi CPU computing just got a whole lot more interesting; enter Skulltrail 2. Although still in the rumor stages, one can only imagine the capabilities this latest Skulltrail can provide. With support for the planned Nehalem-EX ‘Octo-Core’ Processor [...]

June 2nd, 2009, 8:30 AM

AMD Releases Athlon II X2 250 & Phenom II X2 550 BE CPU

Bringing its acclaimed 45nm technology to new high-volume processor designs, AMD today announced two new dual-core desktop processors.   Building on 10 years of AMD Athlon™ processor innovation, the new 45nm AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 processor gives mainstream consumers exceptional performance, efficiency and value. For enthusiasts and overclockers, AMD also announces the AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition processor, [...]