MOTHERBOARD NEWS

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 [...]

August 29th, 2012, 9:17 AM

GIGABYTE Launches Flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard

Gigabyte, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their latest overclocking powerhouse Z77X-UP7 motherboard, featuring the industry’s most robust 32+3+2 power design with Ultra Durable™ 5 high current capable components including 60A rated IR3550 PowIRstages chips from IR. “With the Z77X-UP7 and its 32+3+2 power phase design featuring Ultra Durable 5 technology, we have [...]

August 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM

ASRock Releases Z77 OC Motherboard, GELID Solutions Rolls Out Cooler Solution

Two interesting announcements came down the wire earlier this week: ASRock released an OC-oriented motherboard designed by OC master Nick Shih, and Gelid Solutions released a thermal paste for said motherboard also designed by Mr. Shih. Here’s ASRock’s announcing press release: Global top3 motherboard manufacturer, ASRock Inc., today excited to release its first OC-oriented mobo [...]

August 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM

Intel’s TRIM Support for RAID Coming to X79 ‘Soon’

When Intel finally announced TRIM support for systems using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 setups, users with multiple SSDs and Intel motherboards couldn’t have been happier.  Before this, TRIM was available for SSDs but only when single drives were used outside of a RAID environment. The Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 11.2 driver update was [...]

July 5th, 2012, 11:50 AM

GIGABYTE Launches World’s First Fully Certified Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

Computex 2012 was the coming out party of Thunderbolt: much like the Firewire protocol of yore, Thunderbolt made the jump from Mac to PC. Dual Thunderbolt boards are sure to be promising, as theoretically one could have 12 devices and 2 displays powered from just these two ports.  GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., today announced the [...]

June 8th, 2012, 2:48 PM

Thunderbolt Has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of “Light Peak” – began its [...]

June 7th, 2012, 11:03 PM

Desktop Trinity a No-Show at Computex 2012

As predicted by numerous industry pundits, due to delays the desktop version of AMD’s Trinity APU is a no-show at Computex. Originally projected for an August launch, the desktop version of Trinity is now expected in September-October. SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on the delay in early June, followed by TechEye. Benchmarks done to date indicate that [...]