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ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review

Intel’s Sandybridge has been dominating the headlines in 2011 with a heady combination of performance and competitive pricing. The H67 chipset enabled on-CPU graphics and Intel’s new Quick sync transcoding engine and the P67 chipset delivered great overclocking capabilities with the new K series processors. The Z68 is set to …

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Asus Z68 board tips up at YOYOTech

While most of the talk about Intel’s new Z68 chipset seems to have centred on Gigabyte initially and Asrock later, the first board seen in the wild looks to be on the shelves in London. KitGuru picks up a hammer, eyes the Z68 offer and decides if the piggybank gets …

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ASrock announce Z68 chipset motherboards

Tick-tock, tick-tock, one generation, the next generation! The much-anticipated Intel Z68 platform will join the party in late Q2 2011; the new generation brings all major advances over the previous platforms. In the past, if users were looking for extreme overclocking, it’s P67. If users needed integrated graphics, then it’s …

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Sandy Bridge B3 shortage causes channel strain

Even though the flow of B3 chipsets is well and truly under way, the channel is creaking terribly under the strain of trying to service customers. Nope, not end-users and enthusiasts. The customers who are suffering are the channel customers. The system builders. KitGuru dusts off the magnifying glass to …

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Asus P6X58-E WS Motherboard released

Asus have released a new X58 motherboard called the P6X58-E which ships with support for both SLI and CrossfireX and USB 3.0, Sata 6GBps. It also includes built-in server-class Intel LAN, as well as ASUS-developed highlights such as Xtreme Phase power delivery and EPU energy consumption optimization. The new board …

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ASRock E350M1 Fusion Review

AMD’s Fusion Platform was released in January and finally we are starting to see some availability throughout Europe in recent weeks. We have already analysed products from Asus, MSI and Sapphire and today we look at the latest fusion board from Asrock, the E350M1. Specifications: AMD Dual-Core Zacate E-350 APU …

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ASUS B3 revision Intel P67 chipsets released

Asus are the latest company to release new B3 (fixed) Intel P67 chipset based motherboards. As with all ASUS motherboards, new models based on the Intel P67 chipset serve as a platform for a host of innovative and exclusive technologies. Chief among these is DIGI+ VRM, which incorporates digital voltage …

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B3 chipset lands in CeBIT 2011

Growing up in the cold war meant that B1 and B2 conjured up images of supersonic bombers capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads, great distances. At CeBIT 2011, the characters ‘B’ and ‘3’ combined to make something altogether more attractive. KitGuru puts down the mustard and investigates. No …

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Fixed Intel Sandy Bridge boxes ready to print

The original ‘just in time’ philosophy might have been Japanese, but it seems that Intel’s engineers are passing around the parable as well. So, how close are they?  KitGuru attaches safety lines and prepares to investigate the bridge. Working like flayed demons, Intel chipset engineers across the globe have been …

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Intel announce Cougar Point B3 shipments

Intel have  issued a Product Change Notification today which suggests that the fixed B3 revision will start to ship from the 14th of February. This news will be a welcome relief for Intel’s OEM partners who have had to take drastic action to deal with the faulty motherboard shipments. Demand …

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Working around Sandy Bridge problem

But how safe is it? Intel doesn’t really do ‘Total Recalls’ like this. It’s scary stuff. The company that effectively made the global market for microprocessors is such a galactically huge corporation, with advanced R&D the like of which has never been seen before, that no one ever really expected …

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