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X79 overclocking just became affordable

The most powerful chip that most of us will consider buying is the Intel Core i7 3770k. It’s fast, powerful and lives at the top end of affordable. Similarly, the Z77 is a great chipset. But, between them, there is one area where that kind of combination needs to bow …

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ASUS reduce motherboard shipment targets

ASUStek, one of the world’s largest technology companies have had to reduce their motherboard shipments from the original plan of 25 million units in 2012 to 22.2 million units. CEO Jerry Shen acknowledged the reduction in shipments and the final figure is a reduction from the 23.2 million shipped in …

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ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard Review

ASRock have been aggressively targeting the overclocking audience in the last year and we have reviewed many of their motherboards for the Intel Z77 and X79 platform. Today we are focusing on a rather special design, created by overclocking guru Nick Shih specifically for the hardcore Z77 enthusiast audience. Make …

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SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT supports Trinity APUs

SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just announced a new mainboard developed to support the latest Trinity family of APUs from AMD. The SAPPHIRE Pure Platinum A85XT is a full ATX sized board that supports the latest generation AMD APU A10/A8/A6/A4 …

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AMD reshuffles EMEA looking for winning hand

Rumours off the grapevine this morning indicate a big set of changes down at AMD, with the new Chief Sales Officer determined to put the company on the right track in the face of the toughest market conditions the chip specialists have ever faced. KitGuru stands around the mini-kitchenette and …

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Channel prepares to launch MSI Z77 MPower at £179

One of the most successful MSI mainboard ranges of recent times was the Big Bang. While very appealing in terms of pure specification, the boards were priced high and not accessible to everyone. Now MSI’s engineers have taken a step back, pulled out the best features from Big Bang and …

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Gigabyte demo 2000W CPU socket power delivery

How do you best demonstrate what 32-phases of power regulation can do? Well, if you’re Gigabyte, you hook up a pair of 1200W power supplies and wire up the board to three DC load testers and pull an insane 2000W through the CPU socket. According to Gigabyte, this is enough …

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Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard Review

Asus produce a comprehensive range of motherboards which spans the performance and budget friendly ends of the market.  We have already looked at some of their high performance Z77 motherboards including the Sabertooth Z77 and Republic of Gamers Maximus V Z77  Gene which are designed for users who want the ultimate …

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Computex: Motherboard overload

We’ve written about a fair few of the new motherboards on display at Computex, but we haven’t even touched upon some of the smaller board makers, nor have we covered all of the products from the bigger guys. Take a deep breath and follow KitGuru down the rabbit hole for …

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