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Report: 7-series Intel chipsets may arrive in March
— 9:53 AM on July 13, 2011

DigiTimes' sources buried deep in the motherboard industry are talking again. This time, it's about Intel's upcoming 7-series chipsets for Ivy Bridge processors....

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

PCI-SIG to concoct an alternative to Thunderbolt
— 9:32 AM on June 23, 2011

As if the fight for supremacy between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 weren't bad enough, it now looks like a third contestant might enter the ring....

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Could we see a Microsoft-branded tablet next year?
— 9:26 AM on June 8, 2011

In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's new operating system will power a whole host of new tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

X79, Llano motherboards break cover at Computex
— 9:38 AM on May 31, 2011

Computex — Intel's X58 chipset is in dire need of an upgrade, and we caught a glimpse of what that will look like while visiting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
— 9:48 AM on May 26, 2011

Should Steve Ballmer step down as Microsoft's CEO? While his tenure continues to see Microsoft rake in billions of dollars in profits every quarter,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

Ballmer lets slip Windows 8 release schedule, backtracks
— 10:51 AM on May 24, 2011

Something strange happened at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. According to the official transcript on Microsoft's website, CEO Steve Ballmer said...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Microsoft: Intel's Windows-on-ARM talk 'factually inaccurate'
— 12:39 AM on May 19, 2011

Is anyone really surprised? As Business Insider reports, Microsoft has publicly addressed Intel's claims about the ARM version of Windows 8, and in short,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

Intel says ARM Windows 8 won't run x86 apps
— 9:36 AM on May 18, 2011

If you were hoping for some sort of Rosetta-like emulation layer to enable Windows 8 to run x86 applications when installed on an ARM system,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems Windows

Virtu d-Mode puts discrete GPUs first, QuickSync second
— 12:48 PM on May 16, 2011

When we took a closer look at Lucid's GPU virtualization tech in our Z68 review last week, we tested Virtu in its default configuration,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets

It's official: Nvidia will license SLI for next-gen AMD mobos
— 11:36 AM on April 28, 2011

The rumors were true. Nvidia confirmed on its blog this morning that SLI support is finally coming to motherboards with AMD chipsets. That's been...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Poll: Rawest tech deal?
— 12:07 PM on April 20, 2011

Sometimes, life gives you a raw deal. Other times, the tech industry is the one handing out crappy cards. Crysis 2's $60 asking...

Poll Question: • Rawest deal:

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Gaming Personal tech

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

USB 3.0, Thunderbolt are 'complementary,' says Intel
— 9:32 AM on April 14, 2011

We already know AMD will offer USB 3.0 support in the chipsets that accompany its Llano processors later this year. What about Intel? According...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Storage

USB-IF announces SuperSpeed certification of AMD chipsets
— 4:40 PM on April 12, 2011

In case the rumors weren't enough for you, the USB Implementers Forum has made it official: two upcoming AMD "Fusion controller hubs" have...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets