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Abu Dhabi government fund may be shopping GlobalFoundries
— 10:08 AM on November 27, 2015

The investors from Abu Dhabi who funded GlobalFoundries' expansion may be ready to tap out. A Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the matter"...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

MSI's Eco motherboards let owners fine-tune power consumption
— 8:25 AM on November 27, 2015

While we Americans are still sleeping off our Thanksgiving celebrations, MSI has unveiled some Skylake-compatible updates to its Eco series of motherboards: the H170M...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Rumor: Upcoming Core i7-6950X could have 10 cores, 20 threads
— 11:39 AM on November 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processors already pack as many as eight cores and 16 threads, but the next generation of the company's extreme desktop CPUs could offer...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC puts custom cores and LTE on one chip
— 9:24 AM on November 12, 2015

This fall is proving to be the season of SoCs. Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is just the latest high-end mobile processor to hit...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Asus B150 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo lights up budget builds
— 7:56 AM on November 11, 2015

Builders of Skylake-based budget systems already have no shortage of options, thanks to entry-level motherboards based on the B150 chipset. Asus is adding to...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Cortex-A35 is ARM's smallest, most efficient 64-bit CPU core yet
— 11:30 AM on November 10, 2015

ARM is bringing 64-bit computing to its smallest, most efficient Cortex A-series CPU core yet with the introduction today of the Cortex-A35. The A35 is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Asus expands ROG lineup with an over-the-top mobo and GTX 980 Ti
— 9:58 AM on November 9, 2015

Asus continues to expand the ranks of its Republic of Gamers legions. The latest recruits for the cause are the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

Lawsuit alleges AMD misled buyers on Bulldozer core count
— 7:57 AM on November 6, 2015

AMD's Bulldozer CPU architecture has had a troubled history. Thanks to its unusual design, the company's top-end CPUs had difficulty competing with Intel's latest and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

GloFo successfully builds AMD chips on 14-nm FinFET LPP process
— 4:51 PM on November 5, 2015

GlobalFoundries has announced successful production of the first AMD products using its 14-nm FinFET Low Power Plus (14-nm LPP) process tech. As a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is a man in black
— 7:45 AM on November 3, 2015

Lots of recent motherboards have decked-out color schemes with plenty of bling to catch the eye. MSI is taking the opposite approach with its

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is back in black
— 9:42 AM on November 2, 2015

The higher-end members of Gigabyte's Z170 motherboard lineup tend to be decked out with sporty white plastic shrouds and RGB LED accents, but bright white...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

More Gigabyte Z170 mobos get Thunderbolt 3 with a BIOS update
— 8:40 AM on October 26, 2015

Gigabyte makes wide use of Intel's Alpine Ridge USB 3.1 controller chip on its H170 and Z170 motherboards, and that chip can double as a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Gigabyte's C230-series mobos put E3-1200 v5 Xeons to work
— 7:54 AM on October 20, 2015

Intel's Skylake-based Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs aren't meant for consumer-focused chipsets like the Z170 or H170. Instead, those workstation CPUs need motherboards based on the workstation-focused...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

Intel powers up entry-level workstations with Skylake Xeons
— 12:53 PM on October 19, 2015

The Intel CPUs that we recommend in our System Guides may be fine for the average builder, but workstations are a different beast. Those systems...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Biostar's Gaming H170T mobo and GTX 980 Ti keep it simple
— 7:47 AM on October 19, 2015

Biostar might not be the biggest dog in the motherboard world, but it still has a new trick or two to show off. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Maximus VIII Extreme reaches for Skylake OC gold
— 8:09 AM on October 16, 2015

Asus has pulled out all the stops for what it calls its "flagship E-ATX motherboard" based on the Z170 chipset, the Republic of Gamers Maximus...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards