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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

Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available now for $25
— 1:49 PM on October 20, 2015

Microsoft has had a PC wireless adapter for the Xbox One controller in the works for months, and now we'll finally be able...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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

Mad Catz shows off its dedicated Star Citizen HOTAS controller
— 9:38 AM on October 16, 2015

Star Citizen is a big enough project to have its own conventions. Last week, Chris Roberts showed off a few portions of Star Citizen gameplay...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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

Review roundup: Steam Controller, Steam Link, and SteamOS
— 7:37 PM on October 15, 2015

Valve announced a bundle of Steam Machine hardware today, all of which is set for a November 10 release. The "Steam Machine" comprises the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Gaming Game consoles

AMD spins off assembly and test operations into joint venture
— 4:01 PM on October 15, 2015

As part of its financial results disclosure this afternoon, AMD has just announced that it is spinning off a portion of its operations...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Western Digital and Micron exploring SanDisk acquisition
— 4:07 PM on October 14, 2015

Flash storage maker SanDisk may soon be under a new corporate umbrella if a report by Bloomberg is correct. Western Digital and flash rival...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous Memory

SteelSeries' Rival 100 makes the gaming mouse affordable
— 9:07 AM on October 14, 2015

SteelSeries has a new mouse out, and it promises a lot of features for an affordable price. Meet the Rival 100. 

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

MSI's Nightblade gaming barebones are now Skylake-ready
— 5:39 PM on October 13, 2015

"I am the sword in the darkness." That may have been the quote MSI was thinking about when it christened the Nightblade barebones series,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC
— 9:55 AM on October 9, 2015

Qualcomm is making a move on the server market. Yesterday, the company took the wraps off its Server Development Platform (or SDP), a system...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Here be dragons on MSI's GK701 keyboard and DS502 headset
— 1:55 PM on October 7, 2015

If our peripheral staff picks didn't have a keyboard or headset to catch your eye, MSI might have something more to your taste. The DS502...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices

Soft Machines debuts CPUs and SoCs based on VISC architecture
— 1:05 PM on October 7, 2015

When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Thinner Surface Pro 4 gets improved pen and Type Cover
— 11:15 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has arguably been a success, and the company wants to keep that momentum going with the Surface Pro 4. This latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Mobile computing