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Only a few days remain to enter our Dear Diary contest
— 12:32 PM on November 8, 2013

There are only a couple of days left to enter our Dear Diary contest. We're giving away $2,300 in prizes, including gear from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Input devices Mobile computing

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Gigabyte amps up audio for G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard
— 11:03 AM on November 8, 2013

We've long been critical of integrated motherboard audio, which typically doesn't measure up to the quality of even budget sound cards (at least when using...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Our Dear Diary contest now has $2,300 worth of hardware
— 9:32 AM on November 1, 2013

We're giving away roughly $2,300 in hardware as part of our Dear Diary contest. To enter, all you have to do is write...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Cases Power Cooling Mobile computing

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Bay Trail-D appears on ECS Mini-ITX motherboards
— 10:45 AM on October 25, 2013

ECS has announced a family of Mini-ITX motherboards with soldered-on Bay Trail processors. The BAT-I lineup employs Bay Trail-D, the desktop variant of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Intel's Quark SoC spawns Arduino-compatible development board
— 9:17 AM on October 3, 2013

Remember the tiny Quark SoC Intel debuted at IDF? The sub-Atom chip is closer to release than we thought. Intel has

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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Deal of the week: A Radeon HD 7950 for $190, and other bargains
— 3:02 PM on September 20, 2013

We've got a nice mix of hardware and game deals for your this week, including a steeply discounted Radeon graphics card: ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Gaming

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Release roundup: Killer mobos, beefed-up storage, and an inexpensive gaming mouse
— 2:31 PM on September 20, 2013

You know the drill: we can't give every product announcement full coverage, so (almost) every week, we stick some of the ones we missed in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Input devices

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Asus rolls out another new X79 board for Ivy Bridge-E
— 10:12 AM on September 11, 2013

The X79-Deluxe isn't Asus' only new LGA2011 motherboard primed for the latest Ivy Bridge-E CPUs. The firm has also added an ultra-high-end...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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9-series chipsets may support only Broadwell and refreshed Haswell CPUs
— 12:24 PM on August 26, 2013

Broadwell, the successor to Intel's current Haswell processors, is supposed to hit notebooks next year. It looks like desktop users will have to wait,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Release roundup: microATX cases, mobile memory, and more
— 4:29 PM on August 22, 2013

Each week, we gather miscellaneous announcements from our inbox and whip them up into our release roundup. This time, we've got news from G.Skill, Gigabyte,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Memory

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Asus' Z87-Deluxe/Quad is the first Thunderbolt 2 motherboard
— 6:00 AM on August 20, 2013

Asus' ultra-high-end Z87-Deluxe/Dual motherboard is pretty swanky. This $350 monster supports three-way graphics configs and boasts a staggering 10 6Gbps SATA ports and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte gaming mobo raises the stakes for onboard audio, USB DACs
— 9:15 AM on August 19, 2013

Motherboard makers are going to great lengths to improve their integrated audio implementations, particularly on high-end models. The latest example is Gigabyte's G1.Sniper A88X,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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We have a winner in our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway
— 2:23 PM on July 29, 2013

The winner from our latest summer o' giveaways contest has been drawn. Congratulations, Allyn Bottorff. You've won an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming motherboard and a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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New Haswell microcode to block overclocking on non-Z87 mobos
— 6:00 AM on July 26, 2013

Officially, Haswell overclocking requires two things: one, a K-series variant of the processor,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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There's still time to enter our MSI mobo and Corsair headset giveaway
— 5:41 PM on July 25, 2013

What, you missed the news about our latest giveaway? Well, worry not—there's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Enter here to win an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming mobo and a Corsair Vengeance 2000 headset
— 5:44 PM on July 19, 2013

Yep. Our summer o' giveaways is still in full swing. This time, we've got fresh loot from the nice folks at MSI and Corsair—and all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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Release roundup: Overclockable mobos, pre-built HTPCs, and low-end graphics
— 3:41 PM on July 12, 2013

In this edition of our (usually) weekly look at miscellaneous product releases and announcements, we've gathered news from Biostar, CyberPowerPC, and Sapphire. ...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Systems

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ECS enables Haswell overclocking on H87, B85, and H81 chipsets
— 1:28 PM on July 8, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, ASRock announced that it had found a way to enable CPU overclocking on Intel's H87 and B85 chipsets. ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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