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.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660 is its first true mid-range Kepler card and features a brand new GK106 core. Priced at an attractive US$229, NVIDIA claims that this card offers the best price-performance ratio out of the entire Kepler series. We take it for a test drive as well as custom models from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 680 Windforce 5X Super Overclock is a monster triple-slot, five-fan, custom GTX 680 boasting the highest factory overclock speeds out there, with core speeds ramped up to 1137MHz and memory pushed to 6200MHz DDR. We find out just what this beast is capable of.
NVIDIA's upper mid-range GeForce GTX 660 Ti is the first sub-US$300 card to utilize its 28nm Kepler architecture. Anticipation for this card has been high and, as expected, almost all of NVIDIA's add-in partners have produced their own custom overclocked models. We find out if it was worth the wait, including a shootout of the finest from ASUS, Gigabyte and Palit graphics cards.
AMD's mid-range Radeon HD 7870 is positioned in the sweet-spot between price and performance, right between the high-end Radeon HD 7950 and the basic mid-range Radeon HD 7770. With almost every AMD add-in partner offering a custom version of this card, we find out which is worth your money.
Ever wondered why the 3rd generation iPad takes longer to charge than its predecessor? Or are you confused about why it charges over the USB port on your Mac at home, but not over the USB port on your work PC? Fret not, this article will explain to you on the finer details of USB charging.
Better late than never, Gigabyte held its X79 motherboard seminar to showcase its range of boards that support the Sandy Bridge-E processors as well as their exciting new features.
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.
In the first part of our Computex 2011 show coverage, we check out the booths of Corsair, Gigabyte, Freescale Semiconductors, OCZ and Zalman.
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!