AMD's latest interpretation of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) has been brought to the desktop and mobile computing fronts in the form its Trinity A-series APUs. We've put together resources on what you need to know about these new processors and the hardware ecosystem such as motherboards and even notebooks.
With the introduction of the AMD Trinity desktop APUs that require the new AMD FM2 CPU socket, there has been a trickle of such motherboards from the usual board makers. We gathered four motherboards from ASUS, ASrock, Gigabyte and MSI that feature the AMD A85X chipset and put them to the test.
The ASRock Z77 OC Formula motherboard is built for overclocking, from its liquid-cooling points at its CPU VRM heatsinks to the manual onboard OC buttons. Bundled with extra goodies and lots of software tools, we test the board in detail to find out how it fares.
The MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower is the flagship Intel Z77 Express-based motherboard to be OC Certified. We put the board through its paces to ascertain if its overclocking accolades make it stand out from the slew of Intel Z77 mobo offerings.
Known as the next unit of computing, we spotted this new ultra tiny motherboard at the IDF Tech Showcase. It's a full system as it comes built with an Intel Core i3 processor and it measures no more than 4-inch by 4-inch. But the question is, what will you do with it?
The MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower is the flagship Intel Z77 Express-based motherboard to be OC Certified. This overclocking standard set by the company is only accorded to boards that have passed its stringent overclocking testing procedure to guarantee stable overclocking results.
As one of the "Big Three" in hardware computing, Gigabyte has a couple of major announcements and new product releases at Computex 2012. Here's a roundup of the latest from Gigabyte.
Despite the winds of change sweeping through the computing landscape as consumers place more emphasis on form and user experience, MSI's strong roots in this industry have only helped it adapt to the modern and more demanding users. We find out some of their new initiatives and products leading the charge from Computex.
AMD's Trinity APUs for the desktop market won't hit retail till late this year, but almost every major motherboard vendor has FM2 socket based motherboards all lined up and ready to go. Here's a quick roundup of the various Socket FM2 equipped motherboards from Computex.
The long awaited Thunderbolt expansion card from ASUS has finally launched and we managed to take a closer look at this speedy connectivity option and which motherboards are applicable.