MSI has been peddling its Big Bang series of mainboards for gamers and enthusiasts for a while and has now added a new model to the line. The new model is called the Big Bang XPower X58. The board has some interesting features for gamers and overclockers that should make the board popular with enthusiasts.
You can generally rely on VIA for a skinny mainboard with HD credentials, and their new VIA EITX-3001 doesn't disappoint. Based around the Em-ITX standard, a compact 12 x 17 cm form-factor, the fanless EITX-3001 packs an integrated 1.3GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor, VIA VX855 media system processor and HDMI connector, and is suitable for outputting 1080p High Definition video with hardware decoding of MPEG-2, H.264, VC-1 and WMV9 content.
When gamers and enthusiasts start looking for hardware to build up their newest gaming machine they often start looking for the critical motherboard component from Asus. Back in late March Asus unveiled its latest high-end mainboard called the ROG Rampage III Extreme. Asus has announced that the board has now been used in a system that has shattered a benchmark world record.
We are familiar with the Intel Atom line of CPUs from the proliferation of the processors inside netbooks and nettops. The processor finds its way into the other product types as well like mobile devices. A company called InHand Electronics has announced a new Atom-based mainboard called the FireFly.
Asus is one of the biggest makers of computer hardware and the company has a full line of mainboards that run the gamut from high-end gamer and enthusiast boards to cheap offerings for mainstream users. The AMD Phenom II X6 6-core CPU has gone official now along with the AMF 890FX chipset.
Some iPad owners are finding out that their PC USB port will charge the iPad when the iPad is turned off and not in use but won’t change if turned on. The issue is reportedly because the power requirements for the iPad when it is running is more than some mainboards can support.
ASRock has unveiled a quartet of new mainboards with two of the new boards available now and two of them coming later. One of the boards available now is the P55 Deluxe3 supporting Intel processors and using the P55 chipset. The board also supports ATI CrossfireX and Quad CrossfireX as well as SLI and quad SLI. It offers USB 3.0, 2.0 as well as SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s ports.
The typical computer system that an enthusiast would use for gaming or general office work uses an ATX form factor mainboard. There are some cases where the ATX form factor is too big, like SFF computers and HTPC machines.
Asus is big in the enthusiast computer hardware market with a number of mainboards and other gear. The company has offered up a few new official pictures of its coming Rampage III Extreme motherboard and the thing looks great. The design of the heatsinks is very cool and will let users of cases with side windows show off.