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Asus' Trooper mobo TUF-ens up the B85 chipset
— 2:27 PM on April 15, 2015

Motherboards based on Intel's B85 chipset might not be the first things that come to mind when you think "enthusiast-grade" hardware, but Asus is blazing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI announces three Mini-ITX Braswell motherboards
— 9:18 AM on April 8, 2015

The specs for Intel's Braswell CPUs first became public last week, and now products based on the chips are being announced. Today, MSI has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Gigabyte 9-series mobos are ready for Intel's 750 Series SSDs
— 7:33 PM on April 6, 2015

Itching to get some of that Intel 750 Series SSD goodness into your PC after reading our review? If you own a Gigabyte motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

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Do I still need a sound card in my PC?
— 10:26 AM on April 3, 2015

This viewer question on our last podcast seemed innocent enough: do I still need a sound card, or is motherboard audio now good enough? Geoff...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Broadwell Xeon D lands on Mini-ITX boards
— 9:13 AM on March 27, 2015

Intel introduced its Broadwell-based Xeon D server SoC earlier this month, and already, the chip has popped up in a couple of interesting Mini-ITX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's latest microATX board has an eight-core ARMv8 SoC
— 6:00 AM on March 25, 2015

Well, well. Looky here. Gigabyte's server division has developed a microATX board with a 64-bit ARM processor onboard. Source:...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Servers

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Sabertooth X99 motherboard joins Asus' TUF family
— 10:33 AM on March 16, 2015

Now, here's a Haswell-E motherboard that makes sense. Asus has added the Sabertooth X99 to its TUF lineup. This full-sized ATX board takes advantage...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock gets wacky with an X99 Mini-ITX mobo
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2015

Intel's Haswell-E processor and its associated X99 chipset include everything (and the kitchen sink). As a result, X99 motherboards are usually ATX or E-ATX...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI updates 12 motherboards with USB 3.1
— 2:49 PM on March 13, 2015

Hankering for some of those sweet, sweet USB 3.1 speed gains? MSI is serving up SuperSpeed Plus goodness in 10 X99 and Z97 Intel boards,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus Z97, H97 boards get Broadwell-compatible firmware
— 4:25 PM on March 10, 2015

Desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU are still a couple of months off, but Asus motherboard owners who are looking to upgrade can rest...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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PCs will get HBO Now at launch
— 6:00 AM on March 10, 2015

Turns out that Apple's HBO Now "exclusive" isn't so much. According to an HBO press release published by Engadget, PCs will also be able...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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New PowerVR H.265 encoders promise big efficiency gains
— 1:00 AM on March 2, 2015

Imagination Technologies is unveiling new products at the Mobile World Congress this week. Among them: the PowerVR Series5 family of video encoders, which are designed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Chromecast support is coming to VLC media player
— 2:59 PM on February 17, 2015

Beaming videos from VLC media player to your TV may soon be easier than ever. As PocketLint reports, the latest VLC changelog suggests...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Type-C USB 3.1 comes to ASRock X99, Z97 boards
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2015

ASRock is the latest motherboard maker to adopt USB 3.1—and it claims to be the "first in the world" to offer reversible Type-C connectivity. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Biostar's Gaming Z97X mobo adopts USB 3.1, shuns Type-C port
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2015

A few weeks after teasing it on Facebook, Biostar has formally revealed its first motherboard with USB 3.1. Here's the Gaming Z97X in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default
— 9:15 AM on January 28, 2015

Using a recent browser? Then chances are Adobe's Flash plug-in will remain dormant the next time you fire up a YouTube video. That's because, according...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Software

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New Intel IGP drivers add H.265, VP9 hardware decode support
— 9:56 AM on January 15, 2015

Intel graphics drivers releases aren't usually very exciting, but this one is worth pointing out. Numbered 15.36.14.4080, this update imbues Haswell and Broadwell processors...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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