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MSI drops price on Z77 mainboard by 7%

The bizarre events of the NDA-blowing launch and sale of Intel’s new chipset mainboards has moved onto a new stage. Price discounting. KitGuru makes screen grabs and calculations. From the time Futuremark picked up four Intel z77 chipset mainboard reviews, this story has continued to break and change. The latest …

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Aria sells MSI mainboard after Intel Z77 reviews leak out

Most times modern technology will launch under strict guidelines from manufacturer. Bigger launches have more rules and the possibility of serious consequences for flaunting them. All mainboard vendors were showing Z77 designs at CeBIT this week, but only MSI boards seem to have been reviewed or sold. We investigate. Like …

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ONDA gives us a look at upcoming Z77 mATX mainboard

A Chinese motherboard manufacturer most of us wouldn’t have heard of before has allowed pictures of its next micro-ATX sized motherboard to appear online which is based on Intel’s Z77 Ivy Bridge-ready chipset. For the most part this little value oriented board from “ONDA” follows the Z77 chipset’s feature set …

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Asus claim 70% of X79 motherboard market share

Asus are highly regarded for the quality of their motherboards worldwide and are claiming to have gained a 70% marketshare for models equipped with the Intel X79 Express chipset. Their report also shows that their Z68 and P677 series motherboards have reached a global market share of 50-60%. According to …

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MSI’s Flagship X79 Big Bang Xpower II Emerges

MSI, world’s premier graphics card and mainboard manufacturer is excited to announce the availability of it’s premium overclocking mainboard for the Intel X79 chipset, the Big Bang-XPower II. Built on the legacy of the world-record holding Big Bang-XPower, it promises equally impressive results for both CPU and graphics card overclocking. …

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ASRock A75M-ITX Motherboard Review

We have tested a number of motherboards from ASRock in the past which we have been generally very impressive. They cater for users of all levels, producing a range which encompasses both budget friendly, mid-range and high-end enthusiast motherboards. The Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard we looked at a while back …

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MSI’s New X79A Motherboard with Military Class III Components

Leading international mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI today announces the official release of its X79A-GD45 (8D) mainboard. This new mainboard is based on Intel’s latest X79 chipset and uses the LGA 2011 socket supporting the 2nd generation Core i7 processors. The X79A-GD45 (8D) features 8 memory DIMMs and supports …

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SAPPHIRE launch Pure Black 990FX motherboard

SAPPHIRE Technology, a leading manufacturer and global supplier of graphics, mainboard and multimedia solutions has just introduced a new mainboard developed to support the latest high performance FX CPU family from AMD, and fully backwards compatible with previous generation AM3 CPUs. The SAPPHIRE Pure Black 990FX is a full ATX …

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Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard Review

Intel’s Z68 platform has proven popular with the enthusiast audience, as the combination of stellar performance and competitive pricing is tough to match. In September Gigabyte released the GA Z68AP D3, a budget priced board which targeted a huge audience and I really thought it offered great value for money. …

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MSI Sandy Bridge Evolution Contest

MSI, the world-renown mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, will be kicking off the “Sandy Bridge Evolution” contest at HWBOT (http://hwbot.org). Join the competition with any MSI 6 series mainboard between November 20 and December 17, 2011, to win MSI’s latest X79 mainboard and evolve your desktop overclocking experience! This “MSI …

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GIGABYTE Announces “Locked ‘n’ Loaded” Contest Winners

Gigabyte announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Locked ‘n’ Loaded contest, hosted on HWBOT.org. To create an even playing field, the Locked ‘n’ Loaded contest featured two stages based on the ability to overclock Intel® Core™ Sandy Bridge processors with a ‘Locked’ multiplier of 31x.  Running from October 1st to …

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Gigabyte X79 board feature 3D bios and 3D Power

The Intel launch for X79 is not too far away now, and we spoke with Andrew Ditchburn, marketing manager for Gigabyte in the UK. They have been affected badly by the floods in Thailand, but it appears that they have some cool features planned. Andrew Ditchburn said: “Gigabyte’s new Dual …

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