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New images of TRX40 motherboards appear

We are possibly only days away from the latest generation of high-end desktop processor wars between AMD and Intel. Until now, AMD has been rather quiet about information and specification of its new 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper platform, although we expect some official details very soon. There has been a …

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Intel announce new Xeon W-2200 series processors

Intel has announced a new Xeon W-2200 series to join the Cascade Lake-X HEDT line-up for 2019. The Xeon W-2200 series will offer lower performance options compared to some Cascade Lake-X processors, with quad-core CPUs available. The top four Xeon W-2200 processors will effectively share the same characteristics as Cascade …

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Intel slightly delays introduction of Core i7 “Broadwell-E” processors

Intel Corp. has decided to postpone release of its next-generation high-end desktop microprocessors code-named “Broadwell-E”, based on a media report. The new central processing units will be formally introduced in February or March, 2016, not in January, as expected before. According to excerpts from an Intel’s document published by BenchLife, …

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EVGA adds USB 3.1 type-C to micro-ATX Intel X99 platform

EVGA has upgraded its micro-ATX mainboard for Intel Corp.’s high-end desktop processors. The new platform features all the advanced capabilities that the EVGA X99 Micro had to offer a year ago, but adds more Serial ATA-6Gb/s ports as well as one USB 3.1 type-C connector. The new motherboard is one of …

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Asus unveils ultimate micro-ATX Intel X99 mainboard for workstations

Asustek Computer has quietly unveiled what could be the world’s most advanced micro-ATX motherboard. The mainboard features Intel X99 core-logic and supports multi-GPU technologies, M.2 solid-state drives, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.1 and so on. The platform is designed for workstations. The Asus X99-M WS mainboard supports processors in LGA2011-3 form-factor, …

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Intel could cancel ‘Broadwell-E’ in favour of ‘Skylake-E’

Intel Corp.’s high-end desktop (HEDT) processors for enthusiasts deliver unbeatable performance, but are based on rather outdated micro-architectures compared to mainstream chips. In a bid to fix that, the world’s No. 1 maker of microprocessors for personal computers may abandon its next-generation “Broadwell-E” and bring more advanced “Skylake-E” forward. Intel …

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Asrock to use O.C. socket on its Intel X99 mainboards

Just several months ago Asustek Computer started to use a special LGA2011-3 socket on its mainboards based on the Intel X99 core-logic in a bid to enhance overclocking potential of Intel Core i7 “Haswell-E” processors. Earlier this year Gigabyte Technology also started to equip its X99 “Champion” mainboards with custom sockets. …

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Supermicro unveils X99 mainboard with optional USB 3.1 10Gb/s ports

Supermicro, a leading manufacturer of high-end mainboards for workstations and servers, has revealed its first motherboard based on Intel Corp.’s X99 core-logic. The new platform not only supports Intel’s latest Core i7 Extreme and Xeon processors and overclocking capabilities, but can be equipped with USB 3.1 ports with 10Gb/s bandwidth. …

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Gigabyte unveils X99 SOC Champion with redesigned LGA2011 socket

Gigabyte Technology has introduced a new Intel X99-based mainboard that is specifically designed for overclockers. The motherboard is not the most feature-rich X99 platform available, but when it comes to overclocking potential, the X99 SOC Champion could offer numerous breakthroughs thanks to redesigned LGA2011 socket with additional pins as well …

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Gigabyte reveals world’s first mATX Intel X99 mainboard for Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ chips

Gigabyte Technology has unveiled the world’s first mATX mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic that is designed for Intel Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” high-end desktop central processing units. The mainboard features premium capabilities and can enable compact form-factor systems with extreme levels of performance. The Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard is …

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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel’s Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there’s nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory. Bearing that in mind, …

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MSI X99S MPower: Intel ‘Haswell-E’ platform gets more affordable

MicroStar International this week rolled-out its fifth mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic set that is designed for Intel Corp.’s latest high-end desktop (HEDT) Core i7 “Haswel-E” central processing units. The new motherboard features premium components, overclocking capabilities and all the advantages the X99 has to offer. However, it …

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Intel delays Broadwell-E processor for high-end desktops to 2016

Intel Corp. has decided to delay mass production of its next-generation code-named “Broadwell-E” microprocessor to the first quarter of 2016. Exact reasons for the decision are unclear, but probably the issues with the company’s 14nm process technology as well as the lack of competition on the market of ultra-high-end desktop platforms …

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Eight-core Core i7-5960X overclocked to 6GHz+ with all cores active

Although Intel Corp. decided to set pretty moderate default clock-rate for its eight-core desktop chips aimed at performance enthusiasts, the new Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” central processing units appear to be pretty good overclockers. Recently a German enthusiast managed to boost clock-rate of the new processor by two times from default …

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