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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

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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

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LSI's new SAS/SATA cards have native PCIe 3.0 support
— 10:47 AM on June 27, 2012

PCI Express 3.0 slots are all over new motherboards these days. The latest and greatest graphics cards adhere to the third-gen spec, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Seagate teams up with DensBits for SSD development
— 10:32 AM on June 26, 2012

Although Seagate has a line of Pulsar solid-state drives designed for enterprise markets and a small collection of hybrids for notebooks, it's thus far shied...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Leaked slides tease Haswell-EP details
— 11:21 AM on June 22, 2012

Although server-grade CPUs based on Intel's Ivy Bridge silicon have yet to arrive, rumors are already swirling about what's in the cards for Intel's next,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Servers Workstations

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Intel Atom CPU anchors ultra-dense HP server
— 1:08 PM on June 19, 2012

A standard 4U rackmount enclosure measures 7" tall, 19" wide, and up to 24" deep. How many servers do you think you could cram...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Liquid cooling chills supercomputer, warms surrounding buildings
— 11:46 AM on June 19, 2012

Thanks in part to the popularity of closed-loop water coolers, liquid cooling is becoming more and more prevalent in high-end desktop PCs. Servers are...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Servers

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Knight's Corner is now Xeon Phi
— 10:19 AM on June 18, 2012

The Intel project code-named Larrabee was intended to produce a discrete graphics processor to compete with chips from Nvidia and AMD. When that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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AMD adds a handful of faster Opterons
— 10:18 AM on June 4, 2012

The Opteron processor family has just gotten a little bigger: AMD has added five new models, all of which offer slightly higher clock speeds and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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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

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Why did Bulldozer disappoint? Some possible answers
— 11:12 AM on May 31, 2012

AMD's "Bulldozer" microarchitecture has been something of a disappointment, particularly in the FX desktop processors, where it doesn't consistently outperform AMD's prior-generation Phenom II...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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MSI unveils Thunderbolt-equipped Z77 motherboard
— 5:32 PM on May 22, 2012

Hot on the heels of Asus, which unveiled a similar motherboard yesterday, MSI has announced its first Thunderbolt-equipped mobo: the Z77A-GD80. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Via intros $49 Android PC board
— 11:08 AM on May 22, 2012

Android-powered mini PCs seem to be the hip new trend these days. The Raspberry Pi folks deserve a lot of the credit for inciting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard pictured
— 6:00 AM on May 22, 2012

Last week, we gave you the lowdown on AMD's new Trinity APUs and their top mobile incarnation: the A10-4600M. Trinity has turned out to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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