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Asus downplays Intel's rumored switch to BGA CPUs
— 9:59 AM on December 21, 2012

Are we all doomed if Intel transitions away from socketed processor packages on the desktop, as rumored? Not quite, according to Asus VP and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

'Bunnie' Huang designing hacker-friendly laptop
— 12:46 PM on December 17, 2012

Andrew "Bunnie" Huang made a name for himself hacking Microsoft's original Xbox console. Now, he's designing a laptop infused with hacker-friendly features. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

MicroATX MSI board boasts passively cooled Celeron
— 10:56 AM on December 12, 2012

Passive cooling is the holy grail for folks looking to build quiet PCs. It's particularly important for home-theater rigs, and MSI has a new motherboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling

Valve: Linux, Big Picture to power 'turnkey' living room PCs
— 6:00 AM on December 10, 2012

What do Steam's new Big Picture mode and the Steam for...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

Release roundup: White paint, rugged storage, and precision mice
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2012

Things were a little slow last week because of the holiday, but they definitely picked up this week. We covered plenty of releases in our...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Power Storage Input devices

Gigabyte HD Series mobos add digital video outputs
— 12:29 PM on November 30, 2012

Most modern motherboards come with display outputs for integrated graphics. Unfortunately, the selection of ports is pretty slim at the low end of the spectrum....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Displays

New Raspberry Pi board has lower power consumption, price
— 11:19 AM on November 30, 2012

The Raspberry Pi Model B is one of the most appealing mini-PC boards on sale right now. For only $35, you get an ARM-compatible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

Latest Catalysts improve performance in Far Cry 3, Linux
— 4:34 PM on November 16, 2012

With two weeks to go before the release of Far Cry 3, AMD has posted a fresh batch of Catalyst graphics drivers with claimed performance...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

Release roundup: FM2 mobos, gaming laptops, and heat pipes aplenty
— 5:02 PM on November 15, 2012

In spite of this morning's e-mail hijinks, we collected a handful of release announcements in our inbox this week. Biostar, MSI, Spire, and Zotac...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Mobile computing

Report: Thunderbolt on 10% of new motherboards and notebooks
— 12:43 PM on November 15, 2012

According to DigiTimes' sources in the supply channel, Thunderbolt has infiltrated about 10% of new PC motherboards and notebooks. There's no indication of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

Steam for Linux beta opens with new Nvidia drivers in tow
— 4:32 PM on November 6, 2012

Let the pandering to Linux gamers begin! Valve has just kicked off the Steam for Linux beta, bringing the Steam client, a free-to-play version...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

Valve seeks testers for Linux Steam beta
— 6:00 AM on October 29, 2012

Unless you've been living under a rock these past few months, you've probably heard that Steam is headed to Linux—as is Left 4 Dead 2...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

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

Arduino Due debuts with 32-bit ARM CPU
— 12:17 PM on October 22, 2012

In the last couple of years, the Arduino platform has fueled a revolution in homebrew electronics projects. Now, there's a new version with substantially...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Release roundup: Motherboards and secure USB 3.0 drives
— 5:46 PM on October 18, 2012

We've got a couple of motherboard-related announcements in this week's release roundup. The folks at Super Talent have also chipped in with news about their...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage

Rumor: Asus might snatch ASRock
— 6:00 AM on October 1, 2012

Further consolidation may be afoot in the motherboard market. According to SemiAccurate's Charlie...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards