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The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870 graphics card has caused quite a stir in the hardware industry. While enthusiasts scramble to find the coin to upgrade their systems, Alienware has provided an all inclusive option for those in the market for an entire rig, loaded with some of the fastest parts available. Yesterday, Alienware announced the launch of five new configurations, consisting of all new Area 51, Aurora, and M15x gaming systems. Although each option brings something new to the table, we had the chance to check out the Aurora ALX featuring a Core i7 975 processor, X58 microATX motherboard,... Read more...
  We know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the latest and greatest hardware. After months of saving up every spare penny, you finally have enough money for that new upgrade that you've been yearning for since its debut. All the reviews are in agreement and you have to own what many are calling the component of the year. Those who don't buy it run the risk of suffering from mediocre benchmark scores or unexceptional frame rates. While those who are able to make the purchase waste no time posting scores on countless tech forums and showing off their new hardware to friends at LAN... Read more...
Enthusiast level hardware is exciting, especially if you can make use of its full potential. When Intel released the monster 3.33GHz Core i7 975 processor, they laid claim to the highest performing desktop CPU on the market. Interestingly enough, they were competing with themselves as the 3.2GHz 965 held the pole position up to that point. But the new model was welcome as it brought with it the new D0 stepping which lowered operating voltage requirements, tightened up memory timings and brought slightly cooler temperatures. Of course enthusiasts also noticed another tangible benefit in the form... Read more...
EVGA commonly produces their mainstream motherboard products first, while in tandem, begins work on their high-end enthusiast product. It's taken roughly four months since the time EVGA launched their first Intel X58 motherboard (the more than worthy X58 3X SLI) to follow it up with their enthusiast-class product, which we'll be looking at today. That board is EVGA's new X58 Classified motherboard. With a whopping $425 price-tag, $125 higher than their baseline X58 motherboard, EVGA is confident that they have a board which can out-class all others in order to demand such a price premium. ... Read more...
Nearly every motherboard manufacturer on the market today makes at least one line of products for the "enthusiast" market. Typically, these motherboards are a bit flashier, offer better cooling, enhanced overclocking, more features and are priced significantly higher than their mainstream variants. In the majority of cases, these boards are half-hearted attempts to cash in on unknowing buyers who think that these boards will overclock better than their mainstream siblings. One of the brands that has been producing motherboards, which are actually in tune with what high-end users are demanding,... Read more...
MSI Launches new X58 Pro-E Mainboard with DrMOS and True Blu-ray Audio playback supportTaipei, Taiwan –Since the release of the Eclipse mainboards which won wide acclamation from gamers everywhere, World renowned mainboard and graphics card producer, MSI International, has now launched the new X58 Pro-E to satisfy the top-category of gamers and overclockers. Not just applying the same DrMOS and APS power supply designs, and creating a beautiful balance between power saving and performance, the X58 Pro-E also equips a set of unique designs like Split Thermal system and True Blu-ray audio which will... Read more...
Many positive commentaries have been written about Intel's current flagship Core i7 processors and its companion X58 Express chipset, due to the solid performance gains offered by the platform. In addition to the increased performance offered by Core i7 processors though, the X58 chipset also brings with it native support for ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technologies--provided support is available in the BIOS--as well as support for the flexible triple channel memory controller integrated into the Core i7. What might be concerning for some, however, is the overall cost of putting together... Read more...
Many positive commentaries have been written about Intel's current flagship Core i7 processors and its companion X58 Express chipset, due to the solid performance gains offered by the platform. In addition to the increased performance offered by Core i7 processors though, the X58 chipset also brings with it native support for ATI CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technologies--provided support is available in the BIOS--as well as support for the flexible triple channel memory controller integrated into the Core i7.  What might be concerning for some, however,... Read more...
G.Skill International Co. Ltd., a world leader in extreme performance memory, has launched Triple Channel DDR3 2000HMz “Trident” series memory kits at timings of CL 9-9-9-24, designed for Intel Core i7 processors using Intel's X58 Express Chipset.   The “Trident” series provides the high performance and speed for enthusiasts, overclockers and extreme gamers. The dynamic Trident heatsink blends strong cooling effectiveness while retaining a stylish design and extreme performance at speeds of 2GHz or more. The G.SKILL Trident series memory kits offer a Lifetime Warranty and technical... Read more...
  When we think about what is perhaps the one draw-back that enthusiasts and gamers could point to with respect to an Intel chipset-based motherboard, historically, it was lack of NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU support.  Though you could drop more than one AMD ATI Radeon-based graphics card into a P45, X38 or X48-chipset based motherboard, for the most part, SLI was a no-go, save perhaps for a few custom OEM solutions.  This wasn't too much of a problem for gaming purists that wanted in on NVIDIA powered multi-GPU action, since there was always the most recent revision of the nForce chipset... Read more...
Who says space-constrained gamers have no allies in the motherboard world? Not Asus, that's for sure. In response to "overwhelming demand for a mATX gaming and enthusiast motherboard," the company today released the new X58-based ROG (Republic of Gamers) Rampage II GENE. The card falls softly within the Rampage II lineup, boasting premium features such as MemOK! for worry-free memory upgrades, CPU Level Up for easy system performance boosts, and onboard SupremeFX X-Fi for true-to-life surround sound. If you haven't caught on to what this board really offers, here's the deal: hardcore gamers on... Read more...
We heard this compatibility was coming way back at NVISION 08, and at long last, it has finally happened. Today, Intel Corporation has licensed NVIDIA SLI technology for inclusion on the DX58SO motherboard for the Core i7 processor, which means that consumers waiting to pull the trigger on an Intel X58-based motherboard, Core i7 CPU and four NVIDIA graphics cards can finally forge ahead.According to Clem Russo, VP and General Manager of Channel Desktop Platform Group at Intel Corporation: "The addition of NVIDIA SLI technology to the Intel DX58SO motherboard has been a welcome addition. The pairing... Read more...
If the recent release of Intel's X58 chipset has taught us anything, it's that change can be good.  In our first two forays with these new boards and Intel's Core i7 processor, we've been firmly impressed by the performance gains seen over legacy Core 2 architectures, much less AMD's recent advancements and new offerings.  Now, with some time under our belts, we're going to take a look at two new Intel X58 Express chipset based boards from ASUS and MSI that we've put through the test ringer.  Focusing on the upper-tier of the PC market, both come fully stocked with additional components,... Read more...
If the recent release of Intel's X58 chipset has taught us anything, it's that change can be good. In our first two forays with these new boards and Intel's Core i7 processor, we've been firmly impressed by the performance gains seen over legacy Core 2 architectures, much less AMD's recent advancements and new offerings. Now, with some time under our belts, we're going to take a look at two new Intel X58 Express chipset based boards from ASUS and MSI that we've put through the test ringer. Focusing on the upper-tier of the PC market, both come fully stocked with additional components, fancy board... Read more...
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