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AMD condenses its desktop platforms with Socket AM4
— 8:00 AM on January 8, 2016

CES - We met with AMD at CES this week to discuss the present situation of its desktop CPU lineup and its future plans for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Gigabyte's C232 and C236 mobos blend work and play
— 5:58 AM on January 8, 2016

All the cool kids are releasing motherboards with Intel's C232 and C236 chipsets that blur the lines between work and play. It only...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus adds two more RGB LED motherboards to its Aura series
— 10:04 PM on January 6, 2016

Like moths to a flame, motherboard manufacturers just can't seem to resist the allure of adding configurable RGB LEDs to their latest and greatest products....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Biostar sticks a Type-R logo on its Racing Series mobos
— 9:38 AM on December 31, 2015

Biostar is adding a trio of motherboards to its lineup today under the Racing Series umbrella. The mobos are clad in a racing motif with...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus goes all-out with its ROG Maximus VIII Formula motherboard
— 4:05 PM on December 30, 2015

Holy mother of heatsinks and SATA ports, we thank you for this motherboard we're about to cover. Asus has unleashed another Republic of Gamers motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel adds new processors to its Skylake and Broadwell lineups
— 4:53 PM on December 28, 2015

Intel quietly added eight new processors to its December price sheet, including two desktop processors and six low-power mobile processors.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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ASRock joins the Skylake Xeon fun with two C232 mobos
— 10:51 AM on December 28, 2015

Some mobo makers recently announced consumer-oriented models based on Intel's C232 chipset support, and ASRock is joining in on the fun. The firm...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Intel completes its acquisition of FPGA maker Altera
— 9:22 AM on December 28, 2015

Intel recently completed its acquisition of FPGA producer Altera. The transaction began back in June. Intel shelled out a cool $16.7 billion for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous Servers

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UC Boulder microprocessor talks to its memory with light
— 5:49 PM on December 23, 2015

2015 has been a big year for photonics. In May, IBM announced a silicon photonics transceiver fabricated using standard silicon fabrication processes.  Now, researchers at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Miscellaneous

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Biostar jumps on the locked-Skylake overclocking bandwagon
— 10:37 AM on December 23, 2015

ASRock isn't the only manufacturer allowing builders to overclock locked Skylake CPUs on its Z170 boards. Today, Biostar announced a BIOS update that enables this type...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: Samsung may begin producing chips for AMD in 2016
— 11:42 AM on December 22, 2015

According to Korean news site etnews, AMD has contracted with Samsung to fabricate chips on the Korean company's 14-nm FinFET process. The site reports...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Asus' E3 Pro Gaming V5 mobo lets Xeons get their game on
— 7:28 PM on December 21, 2015

If you want to fuel your productivity with a Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor without also sacrificing your gaming thrills, Asus has a Christmas gift...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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MSI unveils two workstation motherboards for Skylake Xeons
— 11:10 AM on December 18, 2015

It’s always such a hassle when Santa puts a workstation processor in my Christmas stocking without leaving an appropriate motherboard under the tree. MSI is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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MSI's CPU Guard bracket could protect Skylake CPUs from bending
— 11:55 AM on December 16, 2015

Recent reports suggest that Intel's Skylake processors might bend under the weight of third-party coolers. Heatsink manufacturers like Silverstone and Noctua have since defended...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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ASRock turns on Z170 overclocking for locked Skylake CPUs
— 10:29 AM on December 15, 2015

A couple days back, we covered some rumors about the possibility that locked Intel Skylake CPUs could be overclockable after all. That day is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Report: AMD introduces budget-friendly FX-6330 Black Edition CPU
— 9:20 AM on December 15, 2015

According to Chinese website PCPop, AMD has quietly launched a new CPU, the FX-6330 Black Edition. This purported new chip is based off the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Updated: Locked Skylake CPUs may be overclockable soon
— 7:46 AM on December 11, 2015

Intel's unlocked Pentium G3258 CPU—or the Anniversary Edition—has been a constant presence in our System Guides for over a year now. For under a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Preview round-up: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC
— 4:21 PM on December 10, 2015

Qualcomm's fortune with its Snapdragon 810 SoC wasn't the best. This powerful chip, used in several manufacturers' flagship phones, was prone to overheating and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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