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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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Gigabyte offers On/Off Charge drivers for charging iPad

Gigabyte offers On/Off Charge drivers for charging iPad

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.

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ASUS add IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet to M4 Series motherboards

ASUS add IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet to M4 Series motherboards

ASUS have already thrown AMD Phenom II X6 support into their M4-series of motherboards, and now the company have thrown another tidbit into the mixture: IEEE 802.3az.  In case you're not familiar with the latest acronym, that's Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and it promises to cut power consumption by up to 81.3-percent during periods of low network activity.

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ASRock shows off P55 Deluxe3, 890GX Extreme3, 870 Extreme3, and 770 Extreme3 mainboards

ASRock shows off P55 Deluxe3, 890GX Extreme3, 870 Extreme3, and 770 Extreme3 mainboards

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.

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Pics of new Gigabyte mini-ITX H55N-USB3 mainboard surface

Pics of new Gigabyte mini-ITX H55N-USB3 mainboard surface

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.

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ASUS M4 motherboards get AMD Phenom II X6 compatibility (now we just need the CPUs)

ASUS M4 motherboards get AMD Phenom II X6 compatibility (now we just need the CPUs)

AMD may be trying to keep a lid on their upcoming hexacore AMD Phenom II X6 processors, but ASUS are just too excited about their motherboards to play along.  The company has announced which motherboards in its range will be compatible with the new processors - codenamed Thuban - thanks to a new batch of BIOS updates.

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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 offers pics of new Rampage III Extreme mainboard

Asus offers pics of new Rampage III Extreme mainboard

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.

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Asus P6X58D Premium mainboard for Intel LGA1366 CPUs launches

Asus P6X58D Premium mainboard for Intel LGA1366 CPUs launches

Asus was whipping new mainboards out at CeBIT earlier this month and now that the show is over, Asus is still offering up new hardware. Asus has unveiled a new mainboard today called the P6X58D Premium aimed at enthusiasts looking to build up a sweet Intel LGA1366 rig.

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Asus M4A89GTD Pro AMD 890GX mainboard gets official

Asus M4A89GTD Pro AMD 890GX mainboard gets official

We already heard the specs and details on the Asus M4A89GTD PRO mainboard when it leaked on some websites in February. With the AMD 890GX chipset going official yesterday, Asus has made the M4A89GTD PRO mainboard official too.

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MSI reveals new 890GXM-G65 mainboard with USB 3.0 and more

MSI reveals new 890GXM-G65 mainboard with USB 3.0 and more

MSI has been building mainboards and other computer hardware for a long time now. The company has unveiled its latest mainboard called the 890GXM-G65 today that is based on the new AMD 890GX chipset. The chipset is notable for the new features it supports.

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