Some of our forum members are reporting that they purchased Intel i7 920 processors from Newegg, but what they received was anything but a usable processor. The box looks real enough until you look closely and notice things like spelling errors and fake security tape. Some people think these might have been meant for display purposes in a retail store and were shipped on error. Head on in to our forum for a closer look.
Today, Biostar has announced two new motherboards for the upcoming Rocket Lake-S Intel CPUs. The H510MH/E 2.0 and H510MX/E 2.0 motherboards are designed for business and lighter use applications. With so many flagship and gaming boards releasing, it’s good to see Biostar has not forgotten the business and casual sector. While these boards won’t feature extremely high VRM capabilities, they will support newer technologies like PCIe 4.0 and WiFi 6.0. Both boards are micro-ATX for smaller builds and have a pair of DIMM slots capable of up to 64 GB of memory at 2933 MHz. Pricing and release dates have not been announced yet so stay tuned for further updates. Here are Biostar’s official release notes along with complete specs. Read More
With all manufacturers releasing refreshed boards due to Broadwell-E launching we see a new contender from Gigabyte, their X99 Designare EX. Like me, I’m sure the first new feature you’ll notice about the Designare is the RGB lighting, but they have added plenty more than just lights. DIMM shielding, a PLX chip, and a few other features also add performance benefits. Pull up a seat, don your reading glasses, and we’ll dive in to this board! Read More
3 SKUs, early September release. That is what the rumor mill has to say about Intel’s upcoming high-performance desktop parts codenamed Ivy Bridge-E. The new parts will use the existing X79 chipset, support quad-channel memory and fit the 130W thermal envelope. Read More