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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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ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard gets official

ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard gets official

If the early preview shots of ASUS' Rampage III Extreme motherboard got your juices flowing, then the full information about the Intel X58-based 'board should be enough to knock you off your feet.  The Rampage III Extreme is the latest in ASUS' Republic of Gamers range, and supports the newest hexacore Intel Core i7 CPUs - such as the Core i7-980X Extreme - along with straightforward overclocking, NVIDIA 3-way SLI and ATI CrossFireX support, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

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ASUS motherboards with Leo-friendly AMD 890GX chipsets spotted

ASUS motherboards with Leo-friendly AMD 890GX chipsets spotted

Details of two new, so-far unannounced ASUS mainboards have emerged, with one apparently tipping the imminent arrival of the AMD 890GX chipset expected to be part of AMD's upcoming Leo platform.  The ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 not only supports the new six-core Thuban processors, but squeezes in two USB 3.0 ports alongside its Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics and two PCI Express Gen2 x16 slots.

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Intel G41 shortage pushing motherboard makes to AMD?

Intel G41 shortage pushing motherboard makes to AMD?

A shortage of Intel G41 chipsets have supposedly pushed motherboard manufacturers to AMD's competing products, according to a DigiTimes report, with a spate of unexpected orders overwhelming the 8-inch fab plant responsible for their production.  According to motherboard manufacturers, attempts to encourage Intel to maintain the cheaper G31 chipset failed, and as such companies have been forced to switch to the newer G41.

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