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ASUS first to the market with 20Gbps Thunderbolt motherboard

ASUS first to the market with 20Gbps Thunderbolt motherboard

While it's been reported that we won't be seeing the new Thunderbolt standard until next year, ASUS has already announced what we believe is the very first product to sport the faster 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 standard. It's called the Z87-Deluxe/Quad motherboard, and it takes two 10Gbps Thunderbolt ports and mashes it into one bi-directional 20Gbps port.

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ASUS Intel Z87 motherboards gain “EXPERT” model, NFC, and Wi-fi for Haswell

ASUS Intel Z87 motherboards gain “EXPERT” model, NFC, and Wi-fi for Haswell

After the announcement that they'd created a set of motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset specifically for the next generation of Intel Core processors, today the team is aiming at making their offering unique with NFC, Thunderbolt, and 4-way optimization. With the ASUS Z87 motherboard lineup, the team at ASUS is pushing DELUXE/DUAL as the first Intel 8 series-based montherboard that'll be certified for Intel Thunderbolt technology. This first board will ship with two Thunderbolt ports right out of the box.

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Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada N70E-DR mini-ITX mainboard aims at entry-level NAS servers

Giada has unveiled a new and very small fully featured mini-ITX mainboard called the N70E-DR. The little mainboard is aimed specifically at users looking to build network attached storage. The manufacturer of the motherboard says that the board will allow users to build low-cost implementations of NAS servers for file sharing, data backup, and media server functionality.

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iPhone 5 motherboard suggests LTE and battery boost

iPhone 5 motherboard suggests LTE and battery boost

This week the motherboard for the new iPhone appears to have been photographed and leaked by a relatively anonymous source who also suggests a larger battery and LTE connectivity for the device. The user is a forum member from Weiphone previously leaked images of the motherboard for a new iPhone last year - that motherboard turned out to belong to the iPhone 4S. With this new and improved piece of hardware popping up today, several conclusions can be drawn should be be supposed that it's real.

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ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM motherboard adds Thunderbolt

USB 3.0 has been trundling along quite nicely, but Thunderbolt has had a bit of a harder time finding a foothold in the market. The tech is only really used extensively on Apple’s line of MacBooks and iMacs right now, and accessories have been slow to appear. Maybe some native support on motherboards will help move things along: ASUS has announced that the P8Z77-V PREMIUM will be the first motherboard certified by Intel to include Thunderbolt.

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Asus motherboards break 7GHz speed, set new world records

Asus motherboards break 7GHz speed, set new world records

Asus has announced that it is breaking all sorts of world records in the semiconductor world, thanks to Intel's latest Z77 chipset and third-generation Core i7 processors. Among the high-level achievements are the P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard, which reaches an astonishing 7 GHz CPU clock frequency when using the Intel Core i7-3770K processor with 16 GB of DDR3 and clocked at 2800 MHz.

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Ivy Bridge chipset detailed: native USB 3.0 and faster PCIe

Ivy Bridge chipset detailed: native USB 3.0 and faster PCIe

Intel will be releasing its next iteration of CPUs, codenamed Ivy Bridge, in the coming weeks. While the CPUs won’t be available to purchase for another three weeks, Anandtech has had some hands-on time detailing the improvements and new features of the Ivy Bridge chipset on various motherboards. If you’re looking for performance reviews, you’ll have to hold on a little longer, but there are some interesting tidbits to note from the chipset.

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ASUS Rampage IV Formula and Gene hands-on

ASUS Rampage IV Formula and Gene hands-on

The desktop market is a little quiet as of late, but there will always be room for hardcore PC gamers, and those who are more than willing to relieve them of their excess cash. To that end, Asus showed off two new high-end motherboards in its Republic of Gamers line at CES 2012, both of which use Intel's X79 chipset. We got some hands-on time with the Rampage IV Formula and the Rampage IV Gene in a meeting with Asus, and came away impressed.

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ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard rundown

ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard rundown

It's been revealed by ASUS that their next big platform will be what you see before you here, the Sabertooth X79, seen here in its nude motherboard state. Inside you'll find the upcoming Intel X79 chipset sitting nicely in this TUF series motherboard, the whole thing made to be reliable and a "long term investment" by the folks as ASUS. Military grade hardware for the elements and power galore - let's have a look at what we've got going here.

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