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Leak suggests PCIe 3.0 coming to next-gen Intel chipsets
— 9:27 AM on July 15, 2014

For years, Intel's core-logic chipsets have been limited to Gen2 PCIe. The older interface persisted even as the firm's CPUs adopted faster Gen3 lanes. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Deal of the week: Rosewill's Green Series 630W PSU for $41
— 10:58 AM on July 11, 2014

For the first time in what seems like forever, our weekly deals post is devoid of cheap SSDs. There are plenty of 'em out there,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Cooling

TR BBQ XI prize haul adds a trio of Gigabyte boards
— 12:59 PM on July 10, 2014

The 11th annual TR BBQ is just over a week away, and our sponsors are outdoing themselves by providing world-class PC hardware for us...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards The Tech Report

Release roundup: Mining mobos, colored coolers, and USB 3.0 thumb drives
— 5:33 PM on June 27, 2014

This week in the roundup, we've got announcements from Biostar, Lepa, and Silicon Power. Exciting, I know. My fingers are trembling with anticipation as I...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage

Deal of the week: Thermaltake's Theron gaming mouse for $20
— 11:14 AM on June 27, 2014

On the off chance that you haven't spent all your money in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale, we've collected a handful of enticing hardware deals....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Input devices

We have winners in our Biostar Z97 mobo giveaway!
— 5:12 PM on June 20, 2014

Our Biostar Z97 motherboard giveaway has drawn to a close, and we've selected the three lucky...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus enables Haswell overclocking on non-Z-series motherboards
— 6:00 AM on June 18, 2014

Intel is infamous for selectively disabling features to segment products based on the same silicon. Overclocking,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Three days remain in our Z97 mobo giveaway
— 5:23 PM on June 17, 2014

Yep, our Biostar Z97 motherboard giveaway is still in full swing. In fact, we're about three days from the June 19, noon CDT entry...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

There's still time to enter our Z97 mobo giveaway
— 4:57 PM on June 12, 2014

Oh, so yeah, we have another giveaway in progress. This time, we've got three Biostar...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Report: AMD to outsource chipset design to ASMedia
— 1:10 PM on June 6, 2014

AMD's acquisition of ATI in 2006 eventually spelled the end of third-party chipset designs. Now, according to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, things may...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets

Enter to win one of three Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboards
— 2:51 PM on June 5, 2014

Z97 motherboards might be the most future-proof around. They support not only current-gen Haswell CPUs, but also upcoming Broadwell chips. And, in addition...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte sets DDR3 speed record with limited-edition board
— 1:35 PM on June 3, 2014

Gigabyte has introduced yet another motherboard aimed at hardcore overclockers with sub-zero cooling setups. The limited-edition Z97X-SOC Force LN2 was unveiled at Computex...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Multiple sizes, sockets differentiate new Asus ROG mobos
— 11:37 AM on June 3, 2014

Asus introduced a bunch of gaming-oriented ROG products at Computex today. We've already seen the funky-looking gaming systems and the G-Sync monitor. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H motherboard reviewed
— 9:23 AM on May 28, 2014

Another Z97 motherboard has worked its way through our test suite. Today we take a detailed look at Gigabyte's Z97X-UD5H, which is loaded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Release roundup: Desk cases and jumbo hard drives
— 4:46 PM on May 23, 2014

Computex is fast approaching, but some companies are jumping the gun already with their new releases. This week, our inbox has collected announcements from Biostar,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage

Report: AMD to license SATAe tech from ASMedia
— 9:21 AM on May 20, 2014

Intel's 9 Series chipset has native support for SATA Express devices. The new storage interface combines PCI Express and Serial ATA on a single...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Chipsets Storage

MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 10:44 PM on May 15, 2014

MSI's Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard may be targeted at gamers, but it also has solid enthusiast credentials. This thing is loaded with builder-friendly features,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

This is Intel's 9 Series chipset
— 2:01 AM on May 11, 2014

A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here's what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they're...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets