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New Zealand customs destroys Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2 mainboard looking for weapon

New Zealand customs destroys Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2 mainboard looking for weapon

In the days since 9/11, airport security around the world is significantly tighter than it once was. Customs agents in New Zealand recently tore the GPUs out of a computer that went through inspection on its way to some final destination. The reason the customs agents tore the GPUs out of the machine, destroying the mainboard, was to look for a weapon.

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VIA unveils Android support for embedded x86 mainboard

VIA unveils Android support for embedded x86 mainboard

VIA has announced today that it is integrating Android support into its x86 mainboards for embedded systems, the support for Android kicks off with a mainboard called the EITX-3002. VIA says that the ability to run Android on this embedded design allows more flexibility for use in things like kiosks and in-car entertainment systems.

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VIA unveils new EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX mainboard packing Eden X2 processor

VIA unveils new EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX mainboard packing Eden X2 processor

VIA is a company that many geeks are familiar with. The firm makes all sorts of chips that find their way into different products we use every day. The company also makes a range of its own power-sipping processors for different uses. Today the company has unveiled its latest mainboard in the Pico-ITX form factor.

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MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) Intel mainboard is first with PCI Express Gen 3

MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) Intel mainboard is first with PCI Express Gen 3

MSI has announced a new mainboard that sounds really cool the board is called the Z68A-GD80 (G3) and I will just call it the G3 from here on out. The coolest feature of the G3 is that it is the first mainboard to get the PCI Express Gen 3 slots onboard. These new slots are blazing fast and are ready for the faster add-in cards that need more bandwidth for the best performance. The new slots are perfect for the PCIe SSDs on the market.

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Asus unveils new F1A75 series mainboards for AMD FM-1 CPUs

Asus unveils new F1A75 series mainboards for AMD FM-1 CPUs

Asus has announced a new line of mainboards in the AMD F1A75 family that will support the new AMD processors. The boards use all sorts of AMD tech for performance with support for Dual Graphics Technology to boost 3D graphics performance with an additional HD 60000 video card and the integrated GPU. The board is made to support the new AMD FM-1 socket CPUs and there are several boards in the family. The boards include the F1A75-V EVO, F1A75-V PRO and F1A75-M Pro.

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Asus debuts new P8Z68 Intel Z68 Express Chipset mainboards

Asus debuts new P8Z68 Intel Z68 Express Chipset mainboards

Asus has slowly built itself up from what was a computer component firm in many minds with a hoard of mainboards and video card offerings among other things to a company that is more known today for netbook and tablet computers. That doesn't mean Asus has abandoned the core computer hardware market that it is so well known for though. Asus is always working to integrate the latest chipsets and other tech into its lineup of mainboards for Intel and AMD CPUs. The latest mainboards to hit the Asus line include a pair of new offerings that use the Intel Z68 Express chipset.

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Sapphire outs new X58 mainboard called Pure Black X58

Sapphire outs new X58 mainboard called Pure Black X58

Sapphire has unveiled a new mainboard for high-performance Intel computer systems called the Pure Black X58. The new mainboards is for Intel Core i7 processors and uses the X58 chipset from Intel. The board has the features you expect to find on a high-end mainboard today.

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Gigabyte unveils its first AMD FusionT Mini-ITX mainboard

Gigabyte unveils its first AMD FusionT Mini-ITX mainboard

Gigabyte has unveiled its very first AMD Fusion mini-ITX mainboard at CES 2011. The small little board is called the GA-E350N-USB3 and is designed to be a SFF HTPC mainboard for media fans looking for performance without taking up lots of space. The board features AMD Fusion technology and supports DirectX 11.

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Gigabyte and SOYO AMD Zacate mainboards leak

Gigabyte and SOYO AMD Zacate mainboards leak

Motherboards from two manufacturers using AMD's Zacate Fusion APU have leaked, headed to low-cost desktop PC systems in 2011. Gigabyte's GA-E350V-USB3 mainboard showed up at X-bit labs, while the SOYO brand has seemingly been revived for an unnamed Zacate 'board spotted at Expreview. Both use the 1.6GHz dual-core AMD E350 CPU.

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More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

More Gigabyte Sandy Bridge motherboards revealed, including monster P67A-UD7

A further five Gigabyte 6 Series motherboards intended for Intel's second-gen "Sandy Bridge" Core processors have emerged, after we showed you the first three models (the P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H) back in October. The Gigabyte P67A-UD7, P67A-UD5, P67A-UD4, P67A-UD3P and H67A-UD3H all get USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support, together with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors.

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Asus unveils Dual Intelligent processor motherboard design

Asus unveils Dual Intelligent processor motherboard design

Asus has unveiled a new motherboard design that uses what the company calls Dual Intelligent Processors. The design of the board is to enable high performance and energy savings in one mainboard. The architecture of the board uses a TurboV processing unit known as the TPU and an Energy Processing Unit called the EPU. When the processors are both used, the mainboard gets performance and can still have power sipping green features.

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Habey shows off new MITX-6564 mini-ITX mainboard and systems using it

Habey shows off new MITX-6564 mini-ITX mainboard and systems using it

Habey has unveiled a new and very compact mini-ITX mainboard along with several new and compact computers that use the mainboard. The board is called the MITX-6564 and it's a low profile mini-ITX mainboard using NVIDIA Ion 2 and an Intel D510 dual core processor.

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