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EVGA announced a new high performance motherboard known as the EVGA Classified SR-X. This motherboard features dual CPU support, 4-way SLI support, SATA III 6GB/s, SAS, USB 3.0 and more. The Classified SR-X also supports up to 96GB of Quad-Channel DDR3 1600MHz+ RAM with its 12 DIMM slots. There are 7 PCI-E 3.0 16/8x slots on the board. Other features include onboard Bluetooth, PCI-E disable switches, triple BIOS support, EZ voltage read points, an onboard CPU temperature monitor, and DIMM disable switches. EVGA Announces the Classified SR-X Motherboard March 6, 2012 — EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor and motherboard manufacturer, announced the ultimate in high performance... Read more...
MSI revealed the new QM77 mini-ITX motherboard designed for use with Intel's Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge processors. When an Intel Ivy Bridge mobile CPU is installed, this motherboard can support up to three displays by D-sub, DVI, HDMI, LVDS, or eDP. With an Intel Sandy Bridge CPU, you'll get support for dual displays. Other key features include HD Audio, up to 16GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet LANs, RS-232/422/485 serial ports for commercial applications, and optional TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Various storage interfaces are available on the MSI QM77 including SATAIII, mini SATA, Mini PCIe, Cfast, and USB connectors. MSI QM77, the Flagship mini-ITX IPC Board Taipei, Taiwan... Read more...
Small chips can mean big things, you know? VIA's one of the kings of small chips, and the company is this week introducing their COMe-8X90 module, featuring a 1.2GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900H media system processor (MSP). The ruggedized VIA COMe-8X90 module targets industrial PC and large OEM customers focused on dynamic application segments, including medical, advanced gaming, industrial automation and digital signage. In other words, it's mostly an enterprise thing, but 1.2GHz goes a long way these days for individuals interested in carputers and the like. Measuring 95mm x 125mm, COM Express is an industry standard embedded form factor developed and maintained... Read more...
Look, not everyone needs a sizable motherboard with eighteen PCI slots. And for those in that camp, there's VIA. The company has just launched he world's first quad core Mini-ITX boards featuring the latest VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. The VIA EPIA-M900 and VIA EPIA-M910 are the first two Mini-ITX boards to feature the 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products. The VIA QuadCore E-Series processor features a highly optimized, energy efficient multi-core architecture, which is natively 64-bit compatible and comes with a host of additional performance features... Read more...
Motherboard makers have long gone after the enthusiast crowd by implementing overclocking friendly features into their products, and these days companies get just as excited about benchmarking and OCing world records as end users do. Take MSI, for example, which is happy as can be that its X79A-GD65 (8D) was part of an overclocked system that set an official world record for the Physics portion of Futuremark's 3DMark 11 benchmark. Singapore overclocker "Spyboy48" broke the record during an overclocking contest sponsored by MSI, Kingston, Enermax, and Cougar. "The new record score, 19090, set with an Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition processor and MSI X79A-GD65 (8D) motherboard is a great achievement... Read more...
Back in the days of old, overclocking used to require setting DIP switches and chanting prayers to the gods of clockspeed and stability. There was a good chance you could burn something up, and if you did, the motherboard vendor would simply shrug. And today? Some of them will still shrug with indifference if you kill your hardware by overclocking, but the culture has changed dramatically. Not only do motherboard makers routinely tout overclocking-friendly features, but they actively participate in OCing competitions and are quick to brag when their gear is used to set new world records. Today is Gigabyte's day to gloat. Renowned overclocker "Hicoookie" achieved a new high clockspeed on the Intel... Read more...
Biostar this week rolled out its new TPOWER X79 motherboard, which is apparently "the most powerful motherboard on the planet" (Biostar's words, not ours). Part of the reason Biostar is marketing its motherboard as such is due to its "extreme overclocking" capabilities, a notion that might have seemed silly coming from Biostar a few short years ago when the focus was primarily on budget boards, but not so much after the company racked up several overclocking records. Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the new TPOWER X79 boasts a 9-phase power design, 100 percent solid capacitors, a 2-ounce copper PCB, 8-layer PCB, dual 8-pin EPS connectors, USB 3.0 support, four DDR3 memory slots with support... Read more...
ASRock recently posted a pair of pictures on its Facebook page that are sure to appeal to Transformers fans. One is of an X79 Optimus Prime motherboard and the other is themed after Bumblebee, also based Intel's X79 chipset. As far as we can tell, these are concept shots and not actual boards, though if they are real, there's a good chance both will be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas next month. ASRock didn't provide any specs for these boards, but other than the Transormers-themed makeover, they look identical to ASRock's X79 Extreme9. We're guessing the company's design team was just having a little fun and that's all this is, but then again, you can buy Transfomers-themed gear from Razer, such... Read more...
Android and VIA, sitting in a tree.... Just kidding. But, the truth of the matter is this: VIA has just announced Android support for their embedded x86 boards. They're starting off with support for the VIA EITX-3002 Em-ITX board. Running Android on an x86 platform offers increased flexibility, great multimedia support and cost saving advantages for embedded applications such as in-vehicle entertainment and interactive kiosks. Key advantages for Android on x86 include leverage of Android development resources and existing apps, rich I/O flexibility, greater CPU performance as well as higher display resolutions of up to 1920 x 1080. In addition VIA has released SMART ETK, an Embedded Tool Kit... Read more...
Feel like getting drunk with DRAM? Want to have the ultimate memory bragging rights? If you look up the definition of "overkill" in the dictionary, do you want to see a picture of your motherboard in there? Answer 'yes' to all three questions and you're a prime candidate for MSI's X79A-GD45 (8D) motherboard, a slice of silicon with support for an insane amount of quad-channel memory, or more specifically, up to 128GB. No, that's not a typo, at least not on our part. According to MSI, this board's eight DIMM slots support up to 128GB of RAM, likely far more than you'll ever need for the life of your system. It's an absolutely crazy proposition for the average user, but for power users who do more... Read more...
The holidays are fast upon us and this final HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide will wrap up our series with what’s near and dear perhaps to many of you DYI’ers out there – components.  Whether the geek in your life is itching to rebuild that gaming rig or just starving for the right upgrade to relieve a system bottleneck, we have something for everyone here.  And hey, if that geek in your life is you, all the better.  With all that selfless holiday shopping you’re likely doing right about now, you deserve a little reward, right?  Onward then.  Let’s round-up the good stuff.... Read more...
This Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by Epson—makers of the World’s Fastest 2-sided inkjet printer, the Epson WorkForce Pro. Run your business at full speed with Epson. The holidays are fast upon us and this final HotHardware Holiday Gift Guide will wrap up our series with what’s near and dear perhaps to many of you DYI’ers out there – components.  Whether the geek in your life is itching to rebuild that gaming rig or just starving for the right upgrade to relieve a system bottleneck, we have something for everyone here.  And hey, if that geek in your life is you, all the better.  With all that selfless holiday shopping you’re likely doing right... Read more...
You understand the drill by now: Intel releases a new CPU, tons of PC makers unveil new machines with the new chip in it, and tons of motherboard makers offer up new boards to handle the new chip. One thing is very clear; there's a lot of "new" going on this week. Gigabyte is now on the bandwagon with their new X79 series of mainboards, featuring the company's new 3-way digital engine, 3D power and 3D BIOS. As you'd guess, this board supports the latest 2nd-generation Intel Core i7 processor family (Sandy Bridge-E). The new boards take advantage of the new and exclusive GIGABYTE 3D Power, based on a 3-way Digital Power Engine for both the PWM and memory that delivers unprecedented power delivery... Read more...
Classify yourself as a "Digital Home Media Enthusiast?" If so, VIA has a motherboard they'd love for you to peek. The company has just released the VE-900 Mini-ITX mainboard, immediately available worldwide for those in need of a small, power-efficient new HTPC rig. It features a 1.4GHz Nano X2 dual-core CPU, VIA's VX900 all-in-one media system processor, support for resolutions as high as 1080p and support for 24-bit audio and up to 192kHz sample rates. There's also HDMI support, and it can handle up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. Sadly, pricing isn't being disclosed, but it ought to be coursing through supply channels as we speak. VIA Releases VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard for Digital Home Media Enthusiasts... Read more...
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