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MSI X99A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. The six-core Haswell-E 5820K is faster than Skylake’s flagship 6700K and is available for around £40 less. The next …

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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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G.Skill demos 3.80GHz quad-channel DDR4 memory, 3GHz 128GB kit

G.Skill revealed its ultimate DDR4 memory kits at the Computex trade-show this week. The upcoming DDR4 kits from the renowned maker of advanced DRAM for enthusiasts, will be able to operate at clock-rates up to 3.80GHz in quad-channel mode. Besides, the company showcased the world’s first and only 128GB DDR4 …

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Corsair’s 128GB DDR4 quad-channel kits for desktops start at $1755

Corsair Memory on Thursday introduced three new 128GB quad-channel DDR4 memory kits aimed at ultra-high-performance desktops and workstations. The new memory solutions offer server-class capacities with rather high clock-rates, but their prices are beyond the reach of 99 per cent of PC enthusiasts. Corsair offers three 128GB quad-channel kits: two …

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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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Kingston unveils 3GHz 128GB DDR4 memory kit

Kingston Memory has introduced the world’s fastest 128GB DDR4 quad-channel memory kit that is rated to run at 3.0GHz. The kit is designed for high-end workstations based on Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5960X central processing unit. The kit consists of eight 16GB HyperX Predator modules that can run at 3000MHz with …

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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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Asrock to add USB 3.1 to mainboards using add-in-cards

Asrock has announced two mainboards with USB 3.1 interconnection technologies. The motherboards will support Intel Corp.’s processors and will add USB 3.1 connectors using add-in-cards. It is unclear whether the boards will be sold separately to add USB 3.1 support to older systems. The family of Asrock’s mainboards with USB …

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Asustek to release mainboards with USB 3.1 later this month

Although the USB 3.1 standard with a new reversible plug, higher performance and other improvements have been around for about a year now, no commercial PCs so far have adopted it. However, things are going to change soon, when Asustek Computer launches its motherboards with the new interconnection technology. The …

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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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G.Skill introduces 3.40GHz DDR4 memory modules

G.Skill, a leading maker of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) modules for enthusiasts, has unveiled its first 3.40GHz DDR4 memory chips. While the company is not the first to announce 3.40GHz DDR4 solutions, it will be the first to actually ship appropriate DDR4 memory modules in volume. G.Skill’s Ripjaws 4 …

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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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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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Asustek plans to sue its rivals for patent infringement

Unlike chip designers, makers of mainboards tend not to sue each other for patent infringements. They quietly follow each other with certain innovations. According to a new media report, Asustek Computer plans to break this tradition and sue some of its competitors for using its intellectual property. Several weeks ago …

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Asus clarifies situation with OC sockets: CPUs have warranty

Asustek Computer on Wednesday clarified the situation with its custom LGA2011-3 O.C. sockets as well as warranty that covers Intel Corp.’s processors. The mainboard maker denied that Intel’s warranty does not cover chips used with O.C. sockets and stated that the sockets are absolutely safe to use. A new statement …

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Asus: CPUs used with LGA2011-3 O.C. sockets should be covered with warranty

UPDATE: Asus clarifies situation with OC sockets: CPUs are covered with warranty As reported, Asustek Computer’s mainboards based on Intel Corp.’s X99 platform are equipped with special sockets that feature additional contacts not used on commercial mainboards by other makers. The contacts allow to better overclock Intel’s Core i7-5800-/5900-series “Haswell-E” microprocessors, …

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G.Skill’s Ripjaws DDR4 memory modules overclocked to 4GHz

G.Skill said on Friday that its specialists have managed to overclock the company’s Ripjaws 4-series DDR4 memory modules to rather whopping 4GHz effective data-rate. While 4004MHz this is not particularly the world’s record memory frequency, the achievement shows that the first-generation DDR4 memory modules are rather good for overclocking. To push …

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Intel Core i7-5960X ‘Haswell-E’ overclocked to 6253MHz

A well-known enthusiast has managed to overclock an engineering sample of the yet-unreleased Intel Core i7-5960X microprocessor code-named “Haswell-E” to rather whopping 6.25GHz. While it is hard to make conclusions regarding overclockability of Intel’s upcoming top-of-the-range chip, the early result still seems to be interesting. TaPaKaH, a well-known overclocker from …

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