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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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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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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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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 ROG range gets dual-GTX 580 MARS II video card, motherboards, more

ASUS ROG range gets dual-GTX 580 MARS II video card, motherboards, more

ASUS' glasses-free 3D gaming notebook will likely get most of the attention, but the Republic of Gamers team has also brought along plenty of kit for the DIY enthusiast. In addition to the ROG Crosshair V Formula series motherboard shown yesterday there are the ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z and ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboards, plus the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 based ROG MATRIX GTX 580 and ROG MARS II graphics cards.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula, SABERTOOTH 990FX and M5A99/97 motherboards outed

ASUS has brought motherboards to Computex as well as tablets and notebooks, with several new AMD 9 Series models offering things like AMD CrossFireX, NVIDIA SLI and Intel ThunderBolt connectivity depending on 'board. The ASUS M5A99/97 Series, the TUF SABERTOOTH 990FX and the ROG Crosshair V Formula all support 990FX/990X/970 chipsets and AM3+ CPUs, with the Republic of Gamers 'board having a ThunderBolt audio/LAN combo expansion card.

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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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NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU coming to AMD Bulldozer motherboards

NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU coming to AMD Bulldozer motherboards

AMD may have its own Radeon graphics card range, but that doesn't stop many gamers wanting to use NVIDIA's GeForce cards in SLI configuration. Now, NVIDIA has announced that it is reintroducing SLI support for AMD motherboards, with ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock and MSI all among the first wave of manufacturers who will be including the technology on their 990FX, 990X and 970 based 'boards.

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Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3 Mini-ITX packs dual-HDMI for Sandy Bridge

Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3 Mini-ITX packs dual-HDMI for Sandy Bridge

A new Gigabyte Mini-ITX motherboard promises to make use of Intel Sandy Bridge's dual-HD video stream decoding abilities, packing twin HDMI ports onto the compact 'board. Spotted by Semiaccurate, the Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3 supports the new Intel H67 chipset for the new Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, and offers two USB 3.0 connections and native eSATA support.

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