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Windows 8.1 Update to be required for future support
— 9:31 AM on June 11, 2014

Microsoft released the first major update for Windows 8.1, creatively named Windows 8.1 Update, back in April as part of its regular "patch Tuesday" cycle....

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Enter to win one of three Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboards
— 2:51 PM on June 5, 2014

Z97 motherboards might be the most future-proof around. They support not only current-gen Haswell CPUs, but also upcoming Broadwell chips. And, in addition...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte sets DDR3 speed record with limited-edition board
— 1:35 PM on June 3, 2014

Gigabyte has introduced yet another motherboard aimed at hardcore overclockers with sub-zero cooling setups. The limited-edition Z97X-SOC Force LN2 was unveiled at Computex...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Multiple sizes, sockets differentiate new Asus ROG mobos
— 11:37 AM on June 3, 2014

Asus introduced a bunch of gaming-oriented ROG products at Computex today. We've already seen the funky-looking gaming systems and the G-Sync monitor. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H motherboard reviewed
— 9:23 AM on May 28, 2014

Another Z97 motherboard has worked its way through our test suite. Today we take a detailed look at Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H, which is loaded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Release roundup: Desk cases and jumbo hard drives
— 4:46 PM on May 23, 2014

Computex is fast approaching, but some companies are jumping the gun already with their new releases. This week, our inbox has collected announcements from Biostar,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 10:44 PM on May 15, 2014

MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard may be targeted at gamers, but it also has solid enthusiast credentials. This thing is loaded with builder-friendly features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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This is Intel's 9 Series chipset
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2014

A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Release roundup: 9-series mobos, fan controllers, and mouse pads
— 5:07 PM on May 9, 2014

In this week's edition of the release roundup, we have news from Biostar, Gigabyte, Scythe, and Thermaltake: "Biostar brings out Hi-Fi...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock Z97 board hangs ultra-fast M.2 slot off CPU
— 9:18 AM on May 9, 2014

We've seen a bunch of 9-series Intel motherboards with M.2 slots designed to accept next-gen SSDs. In most cases, these mini slots are connected...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Asus' Z97-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:45 PM on May 8, 2014

Asus' Z97-A motherboard combines Intel's next-gen enthusiast chipset with wicked-fast PCIe storage interfaces, revamped firmware, and a host of builder-friendly features. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Mini-ITX Bay Trail board sips DC power
— 6:00 AM on May 8, 2014

In April, ASRock introduced a Mini-ITX motherboard with a quad-core Bay Trail processor. The Q1900B-ITX relies on traditional ATX power, and it now...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Next-gen Intel mobos already listed at Newegg
— 9:17 AM on May 5, 2014

I think we're still waiting on Intel for a formal launch of the company's next-gen desktop chipsets. As far as one e-tailer is concerned, though,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Release roundup: Tiny mobos, stylish PSUs, and more
— 1:14 PM on May 2, 2014

In this week's release roundup, we have news from Biostar, BitFenix, Nvidia, Sapphire, and Silicon Power. "Biostar's J1900NH2 motherboard: small, Intel-packed...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Storage

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Deal of the week: Bay Trail mobos, discounted graphics, and more
— 10:29 AM on May 2, 2014

What's this? A weekly deals post without discounted SSDs? Madness! There are still lots of cheap SSDs, of course, but none of this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Memory Gaming

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A first look at SATA Express with Asus' Hyper Express storage device
— 11:41 PM on May 1, 2014

SATA Express combines Serial ATA and PCI Express on the same physical interface. Some next-gen Intel motherboards support the standard, and Asus has developed...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

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