Items tagged with motherboards

When building your PC, one of the most time consuming tasks is making the cables neat and tidy, rather than having a rat's nest of wires run amok in your rig. So it goes with traditional motherboards, anyway. However, if you abhor cable management, Gigabyte has some good news—it just launched a new AMD motherboard... Read more...
Gamers know all too well how it feels to pay a premium for hardware, whether it's the usual price when splurging on a high-end product or the result of an overcharge stemming from a shortage (and greedy marketplace sellers). So when news spread that looming tariffs were about to drive up the cost of graphics cards and... Read more...
Regular HotHardware readers will recall that we reported on the leaked naming scheme for AMD's next-generation Ryzen processors. At that time, it was thought that AMD's upcoming chips would be named something like "Ryzen AI 9 HX 170", but according to more recent leaks, it seems like AMD will instead go with "Ryzen AI... Read more...
A rather unusual looking motherboard is making the rounds after it was posted to X, formerly Twitter, which is turning heads because of its SO-DIMM memory slots. That's because it's a full-size ATX motherboard that should be flexing regular DIMM slots instead of their truncated SO-DIMM cousin, which is typically... Read more...
Is there anything worse than piecing together your PC build, pressing the power button, and then...nothing happens? Well yes, there are a myriad of things worse than a non-booting PC. But it's still highly frustrating, and also potentially stressful, especially if the root cause isn't immediately obvious. It's also... Read more...
We've covered "back-connect" motherboards multiple times, most recently yesterday when Maingear was showing off its Maingear Zero lineup of systems with cleaner cable cable management than you'll find in just about any other system. That's because they're built on MSI's Project Zero motherboards, produced in... Read more...
Once upon a time, the components in your PC required a wide variety of voltages. The ATX standard defines 3.3V, 5V, and 12V connections as well as -12V and 5V standby power connections. Only some of this is actually used today. Virtually all modern PC components just take 12V and convert it to whatever voltage their... Read more...
It's a pain point for any system builder: you spend the time to coordinate parts that will look good together, and then you go to wire it all up and it doesn't matter because even with good cable management your aesthetic is still ruined by the heavy cable bundles required for power and data connections. A few... Read more...
Igor’s Lab has provided some updates on Arrow Lake-S and its associated LGA 1851 socket, including 3D schematics of the CPU loading mechanism (bracket) and the chipset itself. Igor also unveiled a couple of updates on the chipset models we can expect with LGA Socket 1851, including the supposed cancellation of the... Read more...
If you pay any attention to technology news, particularly on this site, you may recall reading about ASUS' interesting power-delivery experiment one of the few times we've reported on it before. If you didn't read those stories, or don't recall, we'll recap: ASUS is about to start selling motherboards with... Read more...
Gigabyte has unveiled a new series of “Z790 X Gen” Aorus motherboards aimed at supporting Intel’s upcoming 14th-gen Raptor Lake Refresh processors. The new boards feature several upgrades over their non-X counterparts, including enhanced DDR5 frequency support, better M.2 mounting, improved VRM cooling, and... Read more...
ASRock has provided some updates regarding Intel’s upcoming 14th-Gen Raptor Lake Refresh CPU lineup, including motherboard support for the new chips and new memory performance upgrades on the platform. The motherboard manufacturer has confirmed that its Intel 600 and 700 series chipset motherboards will support... Read more...
ASRock's Taichi series of motherboards have historically been fantastic pieces of hardware. Your author's main personal PC is based on an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, and it's been rock-solid and feature-filled through two different CPU upgrades since its release in mid-2019. However, your author does have one... Read more...
Gigabyte looks set to be the first vendor to launch a Mini-ITX form factor motherboard featuring the AMD A620 chipset. This new board will enable the most compact of budget AM5 builds using Ryzen 7000 processors (Zen 4) up to 65W. Please remember that you won’t be able to indulge in CPU overclocking or enjoy PCIe Gen5... Read more...
It's really irritating when you set up a new system and it begins downloading and installing the motherboard vendor's software without your permission or prompting. This can happen with a lot of different motherboard vendors, but there are secure ways and insecure ways to go about it, and Gigabyte seems to have chosen... Read more...
Are you terrified of the 12VHPWR connector? Even if not, do you simply hate having extra power cables cluttering up the look of the inside of your case? Well, either way, ASUS has the graphics card for you. The GeForce RTX 4070 Megalodon is a mammoth graphics card with a triple-fan cooler and absolutely zero power... Read more...
AMD has issued a statement addressing the alarming reports of dead Ryzen 7000X3D processors in relation to burned motherboard sockets and bulging CPU pin pads. The statement confirms AMD is actively investigating the problem and urges anyone who has been impacted by it to contact AMD customer support. AMD's... Read more...
Going for a budget model of any product means making compromises: budget autos skimp on creature comforts and cargo room, budget motels eschew extra services (and often cleanliness), and budget motherboards usually miss out on premium features like surround sound audio, extra high-speed connectivity, or even basic... Read more...
After various concepts, experiments and leaks in the tech press, it looks like motherboards with the majority of their surface-mount headers located on the rear are entering into the mainstream. ASUS has released the TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4, which brings the PCs and components giant’s DIY-APE concept to the... Read more...
TechTuber Roman "der8auer" Hartung has been enjoying a tour of the Intel OC Lab in Portland, Oregon. Luckily for us, he made a video on the jaunt and teased a selection of hardware – and software – which provides Intel’s bunny-suited boffins “so much more access than you can imagine.” The video starts with a look... Read more...
The PC market is getting battered right now, though for consumers that's not necessarily a bad thing. For suppliers, however, these are trying (albeit temporary) times. Last week we reported on the processor market suffering the largest quarterly and annual declines in at least three full decades, and now it's come to... Read more...
MSI has announced that its MEG, MPG, MAG, and PRO Series Intel motherboards with DDR5 slots can support 24GB and 48GB memory modules. No BIOS updates are necessary for this expanded memory support, says MSI. It will enable systems with up to 96GB of system RAM (2-slots), or 192GB (4-slot motherboards). This should... Read more...
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