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Cooler Master's modular future goes beyond the MasterCase
— 9:49 AM on June 11, 2015

Cooler Master introduced its MasterCase chassis at Computex last week, but there's more to this story than just a case. The modular mid-tower is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Cases Input devices

MSI's Godlike X99 motherboard brings RGB LEDs to mortals
— 2:01 PM on June 2, 2015

MSI introduced its top-of-the-line X99A Godlike Gaming motherboard at Computex today. The most eye-catching feature is the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Systems Gaming

Report: Skylake chipsets getting massive PCIe upgrade
— 12:04 PM on February 2, 2015

For years, the PCI Express connectivity in Intel's core-logic chipsets has been limited to Gen2 speeds. Now, a new leak suggests the next generation is...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Report: AMD to outsource chipset design to ASMedia
— 1:10 PM on June 6, 2014

AMD's acquisition of ATI in 2006 eventually spelled the end of third-party chipset designs. Now, according to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, things may...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Report: AMD to license SATAe tech from ASMedia
— 9:21 AM on May 20, 2014

Intel's 9 Series chipset has native support for SATA Express devices. The new storage interface combines PCI Express and Serial ATA on a single...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

Report: AMD's next-gen Carrizo APU supports DDR4, integrates chipset
— 10:11 AM on March 19, 2014

Carrizo is supposed to be AMD's next-gen APU. According to a leaked roadmap from December, the chip will replace Kaveri in 2015 and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets

Report: Haswell-E slated for Q3'14 release
— 10:43 AM on December 26, 2013

In September, Intel refreshed its high-end desktop platform with Ivy Bridge-E. This chip is a modest upgrade over its Sandy Bridge-E predecessor, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

Report: Intel's 9-series chipsets won't support SATA Express
— 11:52 AM on November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, multiple reports suggested that Intel's next-generation motherboard platform would support SATA Express. However, new information seen by VR-Zone indicates...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

Report: Broadwell to feature audio DSP for low-power playback, speech recognition
— 11:38 AM on October 15, 2013

PC audio is getting interesting again. We already know that AMD has integrated DSP hardware into some of its latest Radeons. Now, it looks...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Multimedia Mobile computing Personal tech

Leaked slides point to eight-core Haswell-E CPUs with quad-channel DDR4 memory
— 11:03 AM on June 17, 2013

According to the latest rumors, Intel's Ivy Bridge-E platform will arrive in the third quarter of this year. Its successor, Haswell-E, is purportedly...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Spy shot suggests Broadwell platform supports SATA Express
— 6:00 AM on April 18, 2013

Intel's next-gen Haswell platforms are just around the corner, and early reports suggest the top Z87 model will have something new in the storage department....

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

Report: New chipset revision to fix Haswell USB 3.0 bug
— 11:43 AM on March 13, 2013

Earlier this month, rumors started floating around about a USB 3.0 bug in next-gen Haswell systems. Hardware.Info, which broke the story, said the bug...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Rumor: Ivy Bridge-E pushed to Q4
— 10:23 AM on March 8, 2013

Just about 14 months have passed since Intel launched its Sandy Bridge-E processors for high-end desktops. Their Ivy Bridge-E replacements are due out...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Report: Intel's Haswell suffers from USB 3.0 issue
— 10:22 AM on March 4, 2013

This story has been making the rounds over the weekend, and it's a little disconcerting. According to, which cites both a "reliable source" and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets

Leak slides spill Haswell chipset details
— 11:18 AM on November 12, 2012

Intel's next-generation Haswell CPU is due out next year, and details are trickling out about its supporting Lynx Point chipset. According to a series...

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ASRock supports Smart Response caching on X79
— 12:09 PM on October 24, 2012

When Intel introduced its ultra-high-end LGA2011 desktop platform last November, the associated X79 chipset was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting loads...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Storage

Leaked Valleyview slides detail next-gen Atom SoC
— 10:32 AM on August 28, 2012

Some possible details have leaked out regarding next-generation Atom processors. The information comes from an official-looking presentation deck published by EXPreview. Most of the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Chipsets