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Mobo makers caught off guard by 6-series chipset issue
— 12:45 PM on January 31, 2011

We know that at least one major player in the motherboard industry was "completely surprised" by Intel's 6-series chipset flaw. Indeed, the fact...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Intel finds flaw in Sandy Bridge chipsets, halts shipments
— 10:07 AM on January 31, 2011

As phenomenal as Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors have turned out to be, nothing in this world is truly perfect. Intel announced earlier this...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard
— 5:04 PM on January 26, 2011

Zotac's H67-ITX is the first Mini-ITX motherboard capable of hosting Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. We pit it against a stack of desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

A quick look at chipset PCI Express performance
— 10:23 AM on January 14, 2011

Finally, Intel has a mid-range chipset with proper PCIe 2.0 lanes. We test the P67's PCIe implementation to see how it stacks up.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Intel and Nvidia hug it out, announce new cross-licensing deal
— 4:33 PM on January 10, 2011

After firing lawsuits back and forth, Intel and Nvidia appear to have buried the hatchet. The two have put an end to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 6:05 PM on January 4, 2011

You'll need a new motherboard to run a Sandy Bridge CPU. We look at four from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI in search...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Intel, AMD to phase out VGA by 2015
— 12:17 PM on December 8, 2010

Death to VGA! No, not Spike's painfully lame Video Game Awards (although those could also use the axe) but the analog video connector that's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets Displays

Asus details Sandy Bridge motherboard lineup
— 11:49 PM on November 14, 2010

Early last week I had a look at Asus' 6-series motherboards. Keep reading to see what the world's biggest mobo maker has in store...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

A closer look at AMD's Brazos platform
— 11:01 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, I flew down to AMD's Austin campus for enchiladas and some hands-on time with the Brazos platform, which will hit ultraportables, netbooks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

Report: Next, next-gen Intel chipsets to offer USB 3.0 support
— 9:17 AM on November 1, 2010

Rumor has it that select desktop and notebook chipsets for AMD's upcoming Llano platform will offer native support for USB 3.0. SuperSpeed support...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

Report: USB 3.0 support coming to Llano platform
— 11:19 AM on October 14, 2010

AMD's upcoming Fusion APUs combine CPU and GPU components on a single die. That's an impressive feat of consolidation, but one that still requires...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Settlement site for Nvidia class-action suit appears
— 2:49 PM on September 30, 2010

If one of your notebooks is misbehaving or kicked the bucket because of the whole Nvidia bumpgate debacle, you might be entitled to compensation,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets Mobile computing

Gigabyte dresses up Sandy Bridge in gold, blue
— 11:04 PM on September 13, 2010

IDF —Motherboard makers have, of course, been prepping for Intel's next-gen Sandy Bridge processors for some time now, and the folks at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...

Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

Report: Next Intel reference mobo to have USB 3.0
— 9:22 AM on September 7, 2010

Recent stories have suggested that Intel might not release a chipset with built-in USB 3.0 support until 2012. That may be so, but according...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Nvidia chipset rumor a Sandy Bridge too far
— 1:35 PM on September 2, 2010

Yesterday, the rumor mill over at DigiTimes kicked out an intriguing item: a story claiming Nvidia is preparing a new chipset, one that combines...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Nvidia's Huang talks Tegra plans, chipsets
— 9:27 AM on August 18, 2010

In an interview with the folks at CNet News, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has touched on two interesting topics: his latest aspirations for the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets