MOTHERBOARD NEWS

January 22nd, 2013, 5:02 PM

Intel Announces Gradual Discontinuation of Desktop Motherboards

In an announcement that will likely come as a shock for some, Intel has announced they will be ramping down their desktop motherboard business over the next three years. In another sign that the desktop market as we know it is facing obsolescence, just minutes ago, Intel announced they will gradually cease production of their [...]

January 15th, 2013, 9:43 AM

ASRock Updates AM3+ Lineup With Flagship 990FX Extreme9

Instead of being content to retain the status quo, ASRock is forging ahead with a flagship 990FX motherboard for AMD’s newest generation of Vishera processors.  Much like the Z77 and X79 versions before it, the new 990FX Extreme 9 is packed to the brim with features and includes plenty of options for both gamers and [...]

January 8th, 2013, 8:00 AM

EVGA Teases Upcoming X79 Dark Motherboard

EVGA’s tradition of releasing high end overclocker-friendly motherboards continues with the upcoming X79 Dark. EVGA typically keeps their product development under lock and key until they’re ready to show something off.  Motherboards may not be their primary focus these days but that doesn’t mean EVGA has forgotten about past successes.  The X79 Dark is an [...]

January 8th, 2013, 5:50 AM

Gigbayte Details Intel’s Collage Tech; 4K Display Over Thunderbolt

Gigabyte’s use of two Thunderbolt connectors on upcoming mobos allows for 4K UltraHD video streams on four standard displays.  As Apple’s restrictions ease on Intel’s Thunderbolt technology, more and more PC component manufacturers are integrating it into their designs.  The latest is Gigabyte but they’ve added a bit of a twist to their implementation and [...]

January 3rd, 2013, 10:22 PM

Intel Launches DZ75ML-45K Mobo with Lucid Virtu MVP

On Thursday Intel expanded its 7-series desktop motherboards with the launch of the over clocker friendly DZ75ML-45K Board designed for its K-series 2nd and 3rd gen Intel Core processors. The board comes equipped with Lucid Vitru MVP technology, enabling the user to switch seamlessly between the motherboard’s onboard graphics card and discrete GPU. By switching [...]

November 28th, 2012, 5:31 PM

GIGABYTE Shatters AMD ‘Trinity’ APU Speed Record

Gigabyte’s own overclocking team was in Taiwan last week where they achieved a massive 7.86GHz on an AMD 5800K APU, more than twice the stock speed of 3.8GHz. Taking part in an AMD Extreme OC show overclocking demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan, members of Gigabyte’s overclocking team The Killers were able to set not just one, [...]

October 19th, 2012, 10:56 AM

SuperMicro Brings Overclocking to Dual Socket Xeon Motherboards

After being confined to desktop systems, overclocking makes its way into the server / workstation market with SuperMicro’s Socket 2011 X9DAX-iF.  Most enthusiasts use processor and memory overclocking to increase the performance and longevity of their desktop systems but support for higher than stock frequencies has been largely missing from dual socket boards.  Granted, EVGA’s [...]

October 17th, 2012, 10:22 AM

ASRock Releases Top Tier Z77 Extreme11 Motherboard

ASRock’s surge into the mindset of enthusiasts continues with the introduction of their latest creation:  the Z77 Extreme11.  This is a motherboard that caters to overclockers and high end gamers by boasting a long list of features from eight SATA 6Gbps ports to triple SLI and quad Crossfire.  Below is their full press release along [...]

October 3rd, 2012, 1:08 PM

GIGABYTE Launches Next Gen AMD FM2 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE today launched its latest FM2 series motherboards supporting next generation AMD A-Series APUs. The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4, the flagship of the GIGABYTE FM2 series, incorporates GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, digital power delivery and other exclusive features that guarantee you’re getting the most from AMD’s new ‘Trinity’ technology. “A number of new features and technologies [...]

September 10th, 2012, 10:41 AM

EVGA Announces Z77 FTW, Z77 Stinger & Z75 SLI Motherboards

EVGA has announced a new range of Z77 and Z75 motherboards, including the overclocker-oriented Z77FTW, the small yet capable mini ITX Z77 Stinger and the budget friendly Z75 SLI.   Below is EVGA’s full press release.  The EVGA Z77 and Z75 motherboards offer the perfect combination of performance and features, delivering a solution that is designed for the [...]