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MSI MPower board provides Go2BIOS firmware shortcut
— 2:25 PM on August 22, 2012

PCs boot pretty quickly these days, and getting into their firmware interfaces has become somewhat more difficult as a result. With a sufficiently fast system,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Cooling shroud spotted on ECS motherboard concept
— 12:00 PM on August 21, 2012

The old saying goes that good artists copy, and great artists steal. I'm not sure whether the shroud on ECS' X79R-AX Stealth concept motherboard qualifies as...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling

Deal of the week: Graphics, RAM, PSUs, and games
— 4:18 PM on August 17, 2012

Let's kick off this deal post with Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which we reviewed yesterday and featured in our latest system...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Memory Gaming

A quick look at Corsair's Professional Series AX1200i digital power supply
— 11:50 AM on August 6, 2012

Corsair's new Professional Series AX1200i uses digital circuitry to convert AC to DC power. We take a quick look at the PSU and the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Software

USB Power Delivery spec offers up to 100W
— 11:51 AM on July 24, 2012

A little less than a year ago, we learned that the USB Implementers Forum, the governing body behind the interface standard, was working to...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

Report: Haswell chipsets add 6Gbps SATA, USB 3.0 ports
— 10:49 AM on July 20, 2012

Intel typically releases fresh platform hubs, otherwise known as chipsets, with new CPUs. According to DigiTimes, Haswell and its accompanying 8-series platform hubs are...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

ASRock UEFI grabs updates over the Internet
— 11:06 AM on July 19, 2012

Motherboard firmware has come a long way. We used to be confined to text-only interfaces, keyboard input, and flashing via bootable floppy disks. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte doubles down on Thunderbolt ports
— 6:00 AM on July 6, 2012

A single Thunderbolt port has an obscene amount of bandwidth: 10Gbps in each direction per channel, with two channels per port. The interconnect standard...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

Deal of the week: Coupon codes and other goodies
— 5:36 PM on June 29, 2012

We're taking a break from our usual deal hunting this week to bring you a handful of nifty coupon codes. Newegg happens to have a...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory

Release roundup: Adata, Cooler Master, and Lian Li
— 5:37 PM on June 28, 2012

Every week, we gather press releases that slipped through the net of our daily coverage, and we post them in the release roundup. This week,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage

Motherboard makers say desktop Trinity delayed
— 1:50 PM on June 11, 2012

Computex — As you may be aware, AMD launched its long-awaited Trinity APU last month. Only mobile variants are available to start, and the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Chipsets

A few PSUs stand out in Computex deluge
— 12:50 PM on June 11, 2012

Computex — We saw a lot of PSUs at this year's Computex trade show. Every booth seemed to have a few—some of them were even...

Type: News story Tags: Power

MSI MPower motherboards extend warranty to overclockers
— 3:46 AM on June 10, 2012

Computex — Enthusiast-oriented Z77 and X79 motherboards could be found all over the Computex exhibition hall. Two of them belonged to MSI's new MPower...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte puts server chipset on Sandy Bridge-E motherboard
— 10:45 AM on June 6, 2012

Computex — Despite its breathtaking bandwidth, Intel's X79 platform was somewhat of a disappointment when it launched. The chipset lacked the extra SAS and SATA...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

ASRock doubles down on Thunderbolt ports, cables
— 10:51 AM on June 5, 2012

Computex — While touring ASRock's booth at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan this afternoon, we caught a glimpse of a rather interesting Thunderbolt...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Release roundup: Card readers and efficient PSUs
— 4:56 PM on June 1, 2012

We've only got a couple of items for this week's release roundup. Computex is drawing nigh, and most hardware makers seem to be holding off...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

ECS unveils production Socket FM2 motherboard
— 10:26 AM on June 1, 2012

Last week, we got to gawk at pictures of a prototype Socket FM2 motherboard. Today, we have a special treat: official pictures and details...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards