motherboard

Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte has come clean on its upcoming 6 Series motherboards, designed for Intel's "Sandy Bridge" second-gen Core processors.  Three new 'boards have been previewed - the Gigabyte P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H - each with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors; there's also USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps as standard, and CrossFireX graphics support.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme offers remote iPhone overclocking

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme offers remote iPhone overclocking

ASUS has made its Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard official, after teasing us with the new Republic of Gamers 'board back in May.  Designed for use with AMD's socket AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II or Sempron 100 series processors, the Crosshair IV Extreme has five PCI Express slots, Lucid HYDRALOGIX and - thanks to CrossLinx 3 - can pair up to four mixed NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards at any one time.

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ASUS boost PC speed by 37%, cut energy by 80% with Dual Intelligent Processors

ASUS boost PC speed by 37%, cut energy by 80% with Dual Intelligent Processors

ASUS has unveiled its latest motherboard innovation, Dual Intelligent Processors, which the company claims will instantly make systems 37-percent faster and make 80-percent energy savings.  Found on the ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe 'board, among others in the company's range, the key change is the addition of a "TurboV Processing Unit" (TPU) and an "Energy Processing Unit" (EPU); these take on system-intensive processing and real-time power management, respectively.

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ASUS RoG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard pictured

ASUS RoG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard pictured

Ready for some more motherboard porn to drool over?  ASUS have just sent over the latest photos of their new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Extreme 'board - for AMD's latest AM3 socket processors including the Phenom II X6 hexacores - that pairs the AMD 890FX chipset with dual BIOS, an onboard Lucid Hydra 200 for improved multi-GPU performance, and support for ASUS' RoG Connect with remote Bluetooth control.

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Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs detailed; not backward-compatible with current motherboards

Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs detailed; not backward-compatible with current motherboards

Details of Intel's Sandy Bridge 32nm processors have leaked, the successors to the current Core i3 and Core i5 chips, and anyone hoping for a straightforward upgrade is out of luck.  According to documentation acquired by Bit-Tech, the new mainstream Sandy Bridge CPUs will use a new LGA1155 socket, one pin short of the existing LGA1156 sockets, and not be backward compatible.  Meanwhile Intel's Sandy Bridge "E" (apparently either "Enthusiast" or "Extreme") "Patsburg" CPUs will get a new LGA2011 socket, with plenty of extra pins for its four channel DDR3 memory controller and 32 lane PCI Express 3.0 support.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS has been on a roll with its high-end motherboards lately, and the new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula doesn't look to break that pattern.  Designed for AMD's processors - including the new Phenom II X6 hexacores - the 'board is the first in the world to pair them with support for dual-channel DDR3 2,000MHz memory; there are also two USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6GB/s and three SATA 3GB/s connectors.

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