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Nvidia's Optimus tech may be headed to the desktop
— 4:57 PM on April 25, 2011

For years now, we've praised Nvidia's Optimus technology for helping endow notebooks with discrete GPUs without ruining battery life. Is Nvidia on the verge of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

Report: Intel to release Z68 chipset in early May
— 6:00 AM on April 20, 2011

As we saw yesterday, a Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard based on Intel's Z68 chipset has already been found in the wild in Taiwan. That's all...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Gigabyte Z68 board pops up in Taiwan
— 12:40 PM on April 19, 2011

Giving credence to rumors that Intel's Z68 chipset will be launching soon, Gigabyte's Z68X-UD7-B3 has reportedly gone on sale in Taiwan. The

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Release roundup: Motherboards and mobile graphics
— 5:22 PM on April 7, 2011

This week in our look at miscellaneous product introductions, we've got news from Eurocom, Gigabyte, and Tyan: Eurocom launches MXM 3.0...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Mobile computing

Some MSI mobos will support Bulldozer, too
— 9:32 AM on April 5, 2011

The list of current AMD motherboards that will accommodate Bulldozer-based processors later this year has just grown a little bit. MSI has revealed that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Intel licenses Lucid's Virtu software for Sandy Bridge mobos
— 9:53 AM on April 1, 2011

Intel motherboards tend to be shunned by enthusiasts, but select models based on H67 and upcoming Z68 chipsets will look a little more appealing thanks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software

Report: SLI support coming to AMD's 990-series chipsets
— 11:16 AM on March 31, 2011

Remember when running a couple of GeForces in SLI mode required the use of an Nvidia nForce chipset? Things may have changed in the Intel...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Gigabyte tool helps 32-bit OSes with 3TB drives
— 6:00 AM on March 30, 2011

It could happen to the best of us. We might just snag the latest 3TB hard drive from Hitachi, Seagate, or Western...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

Release roundup: Case news, Sandy gaming laptops, and more
— 4:15 PM on March 24, 2011

This week on the roundup, we've got a couple of case-related announcements from Corsair and NZXT, plus a new Biostar motherboard and some iBuypower laptops...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Mobile computing

Asus AM3 boards gain Bulldozer support
— 12:37 PM on March 17, 2011

If you stuck by AMD's side during the great Intel onslaught of 2010, when Core i7 processors savagely beat their Phenom II rivals, you might...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

PLX bridges gap between USB 3.0 and PCIe 2.0
— 9:56 AM on March 15, 2011

Add PLX to the growing list of companies developing USB 3.0 hardware. The company is bringing its expertise in bridge chips to the SuperSpeed...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Deal of the week: Sandy Bridge is back
— 5:21 PM on March 11, 2011

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors were great deals when they came out in January, and they're still great deals today—it's just that accompanying motherboards have been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Release roundup: SSDs, memory, and Sandy Bridge boards
— 5:05 PM on March 10, 2011

This week's release roundup isn't as intense as the last one, but our inbox has still accumulated a few announcements. Let's kick things off with...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory

Gigabyte's Fusion-infused GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard
— 12:07 AM on March 7, 2011

We take a closer look at a Fusion-equipped Gigabyte GA-E350N-USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard to see if it delivers on Zacate's potential for small-form-factor desktops and home-theater...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Release roundup: Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and LGA1366 gear
— 1:46 PM on March 4, 2011

This week's release roundup is a doozy, with noteworthy announcements from Bigfoot Networks, Corsair, Gigabyte, Kingston, and Transcend. We've got an upgrade to Corsair's Obsidian...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Memory Networking

B3 Sandy Bridge mobos start showing up at Newegg
— 9:41 AM on March 4, 2011

Sandy Bridge motherboards are back at last—well, some of them are, at least. Both Asus and Gigabyte publicly announced the resumption of Sandy...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Musing on the state of motherboards
— 11:11 PM on March 3, 2011

Manufacturers routinely ask us what we think of their current products and what we'd like to see from future ones. Sometimes, I get the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

Asus starts shipping new Sandy Bridge boards, too
— 4:57 PM on March 1, 2011

Lagging just a tad behind Gigabyte and Micro Center, Asus has announced that it, too, has kicked off shipments of bug-free Sandy Bridge motherboards. The...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards