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First Thunderbolt-packing desktop motherboard from Intel launched

After over a year of Mac dominance, the first Intel desktop PC motherboard featuring Thunderbolt I/O technology has been – somewhat quietly – announced. Based on the latest Z77 Express chipset, the DZ77RE-75K has been optimized for the new Intel -K Core processors. It features a new GUI BIOS, comes with integrated HD audio and video, and benefits from RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support.Read More

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MSI debuts the world's first PCI Express 3.0 motherboard

Taiwanese manufacturer MSI has announced a new motherboard Z68A-GD80 (G3), which according to the company will be the world's first motherboard to utilize the PCI Express Gen 3 (3.0) bus standard. Featuring a BIOS with a graphical user interface, the motherboard boasts two PCIe 3.0 slots (1x16, 1x8), which provide a 2x faster transfer rate than the 2.0 standard with a maximum bandwidth of 32GB/s, and support for 3TB drives. It is also equipped with an Intel Z68 (B3) chipset and supports the LGA1155 socket to work with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs.Read More

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ASUS outs RoG gaming gear-a-plenty at CeBIT

ASUS Republic of Gamers came out in force at CeBIT 2011 to launch some new additions to its gaming range. On show were some new notebooks, a couple of motherboards, graphics cards, a 3D monitor, a router and some headsets. Features of note include a wide-viewing-angle, glasses-free 3D experience from one of the notebooks, XONAR audio and 802.11n on a Black Edition mainboard, and a Wireless-N router that can support simultaneous connections for lag-free, online gaming.Read More

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MSI announces fanless, Atom-based mini mainboard

MSI has added another fanless mini-mainboard to its industrial platform computing range. The 3.5-inch, ultra-low power MSI I3-945GSE-D board features an Atom processor, slots for DDR2 memory, USB ports, a SATA II connector, a VGA graphics port and expansion capabilities via mini-PCIe.Read More

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ASUS gives Computex product release sneak preview

Rather than wait for the blogosphere to come up with its own rumors with varying degrees of accuracy, ASUS has opted to start its own pre-Computex 2010 rumor mill. The company's online technology magazine has hinted at the event release of a couple of notebooks, a pair of gaming motherboards and a new all-in-one. Details are almost non-existent, though.Read More

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Gigabyte announce performance GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard

Golden Systems Middle East has unveiled its new GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard. Setting out to "completely redefine what is possible performance and feature-wise on the X58 platform," the motherboard is designed to maximize power delivery for Intel’s latest 1366 socket CPUs, including the new Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core) CPUs as well as upcoming extreme performance CPUs. The board also benefits from DDR3 memory support, 4-way PCI Express 2.0 graphics support and a unique iPhone charging feature.Read More

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ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard supports USB 3.0

Asus has announced the world's first motherboard to support the upcoming USB 3.0 standard, allowing data transfer rates approaching 600MB/s. It also includes the latest generation SATA, which will support transfer speeds of up to 6Gbit/s, and the company has also flagged a cheaper alternative in the form of an add-in card that will offer these two functionalities for motherboards of the same family and will be sold for under US$30.Read More

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