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Asus promised that they were going to make USB 3.0 a priority going forward, and sure enough, that protocol is supported in the latest range of motherboards. The latest series is yet another in the Republic of Gamers line, offering up extreme overclocking abilities, sweet designs and support for the latest chips and technologies.The Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme are being launched today, the former of which is X58-based and the latter of which is P55-based. They're available starting today for $399 and $349, respectively, and there's full support for SATA 6G and USB 3.0 on both. Looks like an upgrade might be in your future!ASUS Launches the Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme... Read more...
Asus has been a huge fan of USB 3.0, and they have definitely supported the protocol on a few Eee PC machines and motherboards early on. We personally think everyone should be shifting to USB 3.0 as soon as possible, and it's tough to swallow any new PCs with "just" USB 2.0. Now, Asus is making a challenge to every other company out there: shift to USB 3.0, or get left behind. Asus was the first major company to include USB 3.0 on a mainboard, and the company has a huge lineup of USB 3.0 motherboards on the horizon. They are also promising to include it on a number of upcoming Eee PC netbooks (1018, 1015 and 1016), the N Series of notebooks and the Eee Box 1510U and Eee Box 1210U. Having USB... Read more...
If there were ever an underserved market in the PC industry, it's the HTPC niche. We understand that this market is exceptionally tiny when compared to the desktop or notebook landscape, but it's still one that is becoming all the more important with the shift in content distribution from conventional Pay-TV providers to Internet delivery and OTA broadcasts. One could easily replace their existing cable subscription with a fully-equipped HTPC, and if you toss in a Netflix account, you'd really be set.MSI has today revealed their newest HTPC-centric motherboard, and contrary to what you may expect, it actually supports AMD processors. The new 890GXM-G65 utilizes the AMD 890GX chipset and supports... Read more...
With a little knowledge, a sprinkle of liquid nitrogen and a few BIOS tweaks, the sky really is the limit when it comes to overclocking. If you don't believe us, maybe you'll believe MSI. The company has just announced that its P55 mainboard series (the P55-GD80) has helped to set a world record of over 5.3GHz. Specifically, the Xtreme Speed P55 was used by Coolaler in order to overclock an Intel Core i7 860 processor (2.8GHz in its stock performance), and the results were obviously impressive. All told, the CPU hit a whopping 5.39GHz, which is 92% past its set frequency. So, anyone up for giving this guy a challenge?World-renown mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI, has attracted the... Read more...
Not sure if you heard, but Intel finally let the whole Lynnfield Core i7 and Core i5 cat out of the bag today, and MSI's not wasting a second in getting official with a new range of motherboards designed to suit those very pieces of silicon. The new Xtreme Speed mainboard series is engineered to work with the P55 chipset and support both new CPU lineups, and they also integrate quite a few MSI mainstay features.OC Genie, which helps users easily and safely overclock their rigs, is onboard, as is SuperPipe cooling and DrMOS. As for SuperPipe, that's a specially made heat-pipe designed for optimal chilling, while the DrMOS power supply offers up enhanced power saving and stability. In fact, the... Read more...
You know what the world needs? Another Mini-ITX mainboard. And you know what the world is getting courtesy of EVOC? Another Mini-ITX mainboard. With the eco-friendly crowd growing larger and more vocal by the day, it makes sense for EVOC to cater to that audience with a new mainboard designed specifically for small, living room PCs that can play back Internet content and maybe even tune into an OTA station or four.The EC7-1812CLDNA, which is impossibly named, was recently launched over in China as a low-cost embedded motherboard complying with Mini-ITX SBC standard. It's based on Intel's Atom N230 CPU and 945GC + ICH7 chipset, and it supports VGA+LVDS display, 1 x 10/100/1000M network port, 6... Read more...
Wait, a second--blue USB ports? What could that possibly mean? If our Chinese translation skills are any good, it means USB 3.0, which definitely means happiness. We've known that USB 2.0 was growing a bit long in the tooth, and we've seen a few demonstrations overseas showcasing the abilities of early USB 3.0 connections, but this marks the first time that we've seen the next-gen connector demonstrated on a real, live motherboard.It seems that the lucky mainboard is an Asus P6X58 Premium, and while a pair of USB 2.0 sockets are also included, it's the pair of USB 3.0 ports that has us salivating. USB SuperSpeed, as it's formally known, should add a much-wanted boost to transfer rates, and it... Read more...
Poor langauge translation tools notwithstanding, MSI has a crazy one on deck today. The same company that decided it wise to implant an Instant-On OS module onto a motherboard (Winki) has now determined that what the world needs most is yet another way to overclock your machine. And comically enough, we think we agree.Let's face it -- educated overclocking is exhilarating, and oftentimes the performance increases push your enjoyment factor from "so-so" to "ooh yeah!" The device, which is aptly named the OC Genie, it a sort of Houdini for overclocking, if you will. We're not so sure we'd call it the "most advanced overclocking technology in the world," but it certainly is a fresh take on an old... Read more...
Here's a company we haven't heard from in what feels like ages: Albatron. Said outfit has just announced its newest mainboard, the K3780E. As with most motherboards, this one also possesses a not-exactly-memorable name, and while the full press release reads more like broken English than anything else, here's what we've made out. The board supports AMD processors and features an AMD 780E North Bridge, built-in ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, hardware decoding, an AMD SB710 south bridge, four SATA II inputs and a single ATA 100 channel. The company assures us that it'll slip inside any Mini-ITX case, making it a good fit for media PCs and the like. There's also a few PCI-E 2.0 slots, an HDMI port,... Read more...
These days, power savings are just important as frame rates, gigahertz and megabytes. With the whole world going "green," what better way to join the bandwagon than to slap an Energy Star 5.0-compliant motherboard into your main rig? This week, Asus has announced an industry first by bringing that very label to its mainboards. The Energy Star 5.0 standard is the latest and greatest, and it's set to take effect on July 1st of this year. Asus' motherboards exceed Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards for the reduction of harmful materials in its products and in the environment, and moreover, these boards feature an Energy Processing... Read more...
After a brief hiatus to take care of some pressing notebook matters, MSI is back on the motherboard train. If you'll recall, the company introduced its first desktop-centric Instant-On operating system back at CeBIT, and now it's getting official with the first motherboards to ship with it included. The new AM3 790FX and 790GX mainboards are both labeled as "Winki Editions," which enable desktop users to enjoy the spoils of an Instant-On OS, much like notebook users have enjoyed for months.Per usual, Winki will provide nearly instant access to a few main applications: Web page browsing, online chat/instant messaging, online phone calls (VoIP), and fast photo viewing. Additionally, the boards... Read more...
Calling this motherboard one fit for a "supercomputer" is probably stretching things, but we've no doubt that Asus' latest mainboard is built for serious abuse. The P6T7 WS SuperComputer Workstation Motherboard (catch all that?) is billed as the "most revolutionary and powerful Parallel Computing solution available to date." The board is equipped with seven (yes, seven!) PCI-Express Gen2 x16 slots and is certified for NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing. Specifically, it'll handle up to three Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card, which amounts to a grand total of 960 parallel processing cores that provide 4 teraflops of processing power.Asus claims that this board is the perfect foundation for creating... 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 create a new highlight in price-performance. Features:DrMOS+APS advance power technologiesMSI X58... Read more...
MSI, one of the world's leading mainboard manufacturers, today announced its most affordable X58 based mainboard, the X58 Pro. It offers an innovative new architecture adopting the latest Intel® X58 Express chipset that supports Intel® Core i7 processors along with an ultra-high bandwidth QPI (Quick Path Interconnect) transmission system and high-speed 3-channel DDR3 memory. X58 Pro also utilizes the Gen.2 DrMOS, which was introduced exclusively by MSI in the P45 series, improving its power efficiency more than 93% to increase performance. In order to maximize performance and provide a stable and adequate power, the MSI X58 Pro has utilized the Gen.2 DrMOS, recommended by Intel for... Read more...
VIA Introduces New pc3500 Mainboard Enables OEMs and SIs to build most energy-efficient Windows Vista PCs that draw over 50% less power than the latest Energy Star requirements Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday 21 August 2007 - Further strengthening its leadership in providing the world's most energy-efficient computing platforms, VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the VIA pc3500 Mainboard, a low power, feature-rich platform that enables OEMs and System Integrators to build Windows Vista desktop PCs that draw less than 24 watts in Idle State - less than half the requirement of the U.S. EPA's latest Energy Star Program Requirement for Computers:... Read more...
New VIA Nano-ITX Mainboard for Healthcare, Retail and Industrial Applications VIA EPIA NR Nano-ITX mainboard offers unrivalled storage and I/O flexibility and native dual LVDS support in a low profile, fanless package for highly tailored embedded systems Taipei, Taiwan, 24 July 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA NR Nano-ITX mainboard, powered by a fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7 processor and VIA CX700 system media processor for ultra compact, quiet and durable embedded systems. Measuring just 12cm x 12cm , the VIA EPIA NR... Read more...
VIA Brings Pico-ITX Mainboard to Market with the VIA EPIA PX World's smallest full-featured x86 mainboard now available, along with specialized I/O add-in card to aid system developers Taipei, Taiwan, 22 May 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA PX mainboard, the first commercial mainboard based on VIA's recently unveiled Pico-ITX form factor measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm. Powered by the 1GHz VIA C7 processor and supporting up to 1GB of DDR2 533 SO-DIMM system memory, the tiny 10-layer VIA EPIA PX mainboard is based... Read more...
VIA Launches Ultra Low Power VIA EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard   VIA EPIA CN Series mainboard embodies VIA's "embedded made easy" approach, featuring the VIA C7 processor with dual monitor output, DDR2 and extended connectivity for embedded devices   Taipei, Taiwan, 1 June 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA CN-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the latest in the range of VIA C7 processor-based ultra compact platforms boasting an average power consumption of just 16 watts.   With VIA's hallmark rich integration in the ultra compact Mini-ITX form factor, the VIA EPIA CN mainboard... Read more...
I just got around to reading the recent news about Abit that Jeff has posted... very interesting. On the lighter side of things, we have some motherboard reviews, a digital camcorder review, plus a few other reviews that might help you decide what to get for the holiday. Foxconn 925A01-8EKRS2 and Foxconn 915A01-8EKRS2 Mainboards Review @ X-bit labs "This review is our first introduction to Foxconn products. This company is a well-known mainboard and components contract manufacturer and this year they are entering the retail market. We took a really close look at two products from this manufacturer designed for Intel LGA775 platform." JVC Everio GZ-MC200 Digital Camcorder Review @ I4U... Read more...
The DFI AK76 AMD 760 Mainboard Via and AMD...What a Combination! By Jeff Bouton 7/18/01   One of the more beneficial new technologies to appear in the last year is Double-Data Rate RAM.  The benefits of this technology has become widely known and as a result, widely adopted my most major motherboard and videocard manufacturers.  When it was initially introduced, price differences between standard SDRAM and DDR were fairly large.  However with recent price drops in the market, DDR has become a far more economical and widely adopted solution.  Allowing for superior performance with current technologies and memory prices now equivalent to SDRAM, DDR has solidified its place... Read more...
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