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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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congatec BM57 SFF PC module packs Core i7 CPU

congatec BM57 SFF PC module packs Core i7 CPU

Who said small-form-factor (SFF) or embedded PCs have to be puny weaklings?  congatec have outed their latest SFF module, the conga-BM57, and rather than an Atom, Nano or ARM processor it's rocking a full Intel Core i7-620M running at 2.66GHz, paired with up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.  Impressive stuff, considering the whole board measures 95 x 125 mm and includes onboard graphics.

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Asus whips out new P7P55D-E mainboard and more at CES

Asus whips out new P7P55D-E mainboard and more at CES

The number of new products unleashed at CES is staggering. So much new gear was unveiled at the show that we are still covering the devices even though the show is over. Asus has unveiled a new line of gear at the show including new mainboards, graphics cards, and more.

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Asus unveils new P7H57D and P7H55 mainboards

Asus unveils new P7H57D and P7H55 mainboards

When it comes to mainboards, one of the largest companies in the business is Asus. Asus offers a full line of computer gear that is aimed at all user groups form the gamer/enthusiast to the mainstream user. Asus has announced a couple new mainboards today called the P7H57D and P7H55 series.

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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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MSI announces special Big Bang-Trinergy mainboard with SteelSeries

MSI announces special Big Bang-Trinergy mainboard with SteelSeries

Back in October, we first heard of the MSI Big Bang mainboard. This enthusiast board will be among the most popular motherboards for gamers and performance computing enthusiasts ever. MSI announced a new special edition of the Big Bang today in conjunction with SteelSeries.

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ASUS ROG Maximus III Extreme mainboard gets Bluetooth remote overclocking

ASUS ROG Maximus III Extreme mainboard gets Bluetooth remote overclocking

Is there anything the humble Bluetooth cellphone can't do?  ASUS have announced their latest Republic of Gamers mainboard, the ROG Maximus III Extreme, and the Core i5/i7 'board not only supports all the usual high-speed gubbins but allows you to control the system settings from your cellphone.

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VIA Mobile-ITX shrinks computer-on-module even further

VIA Mobile-ITX shrinks computer-on-module even further

VIA have announced their latest embedded device mainboard, and if you thought Pico-ITX had been spending too much time among the pie-aisles then the VIA Mobile-ITX form factor should please you.  Measuring 6 x 6 cm - 50-percent smaller than Pico-ITX, in fact - the board is a computer-on-system module incorporating CPU, memory and chipset, and is intended to be paired with IO boards offering various degrees of connectivity.

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MSI set to release Big Bang gaming series motherboard soon

MSI set to release Big Bang gaming series motherboard soon

MSI teased us with a few tidbits on that awesome Big Bang mainboard at the end of September, and I really want one. MSI has issued a new press release that gives more details on the mainboard and promises that it will launch soon, but MSI gives no specific date for the board to hit market.

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Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

One of the things that always bothered me about gaming mainboards was that most of them could only support multiple video cards from one brand, and all boards require the same type of card. That means that if you had a NVIDIA 9800 GTX sitting around when you got your new GTX 280 that 9800 GTX was no good to you.

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VIA EPIA N700-10EW Nano-ITX board scoffs at extreme temperature

VIA EPIA N700-10EW Nano-ITX board scoffs at extreme temperature

VIA's Nano-ITX boards have already acquired something of a following among people building tiny embedded computers, HTPC-style media streamers or other compact gadgets, but what happens if you want to take your media-PC-in-a-toaster to the nearest desert or mountain top?  Step forward the VIA EPIA N700-10EW, an unassuming name for a low-power board capable of running in temperatures from minus 20-degrees centigrade to plus 70-degrees.

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ASUS P6X58 Premium motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s

ASUS P6X58 Premium motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s

In case you can't read the helpful legends in the image below, you're looking eye-to-port at what promises to be the first motherboard with dual SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  The ASUS P6X58 Premium is designed for Intel's Core i7 CPU range, and has six DDR3 memory slots, three PCI Express 2.0 slots and the usual bevy of USB 2.0 ports and headers; however, ASUS have also thrown in a pair of USB 3.0 ports capable of a theoretical 4.8Gbps transfer rate.

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