The soon to be released Sandy Bridge-E processor (also known as the Extreme Edition) with new X79 motherboards were spotted at IDF 2011's tech showcase.
Platforms that are based on the AMD's A75 chipset and Llano APUs have started to seep in. An ECS A75F-A Black Deluxe with an AMD A8-3850 APU reached our testing grounds recently. Here's our quick take at these new mainstream offerings.
At Computex, ASUS not only showcased its Intel-based motherboards, but also a slew of solutions from AMD. Among which are the boards based on the AMD 9 series of chipsets, the 990FX, 990X and the 970, which includes the M5A97 EVO mobo (AMD 970).
With AMD launching its desktop Llano APUs very soon, we take a look at the new A75 motherboards that will support these upcoming processors. Here are some examples of what you can expect from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
During our week at Computex Taipei, we managed to chat with ASUS' Jackie Hsu on the future of its ROG brand, the design process at ASUS and more. Read all about it here.
Gigabyte's GA-X58A-OC is an Intel X58-based motherboard that integrates exclusive features intended for overclockers: OC-VRM, OC-Cool, OC-Peg, and OC-DualBIOS. Intrigued? Find out more about this overclocking platform here.
Intel shared their vision of companion computing and their plans with the Atom platform. We also took a tour of Intel's booth.
Computex doesn't start till tomorrow but over at Gigabyte's booth that's still under construction, we managed to catch hold our first glimpses of motherboards based on the Intel X79 chipset for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs and AMD Llano CPUs. Check these out and more!
AMD's hopes for the desktop market are in the hands of its upcoming next-gen CPU architecture, codenamed Bulldozer. While speculation continues over whether the new processors will be delayed, the supporting motherboards are coming out as scheduled. Here's our preview of three AMD 990FX boards from ASUS, ECS and MSI.
The glitch that bugged Intel's Cougar Point chipsets may have taken most of the headlines, but Intel's P67 and H67 chipsets came with some unwelcome restrictions. Enter the Intel Z68 Express, which promises to be the superior Sandy Bridge chipset with its new Intel Smart Response Technology.