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GIGABYTE reveals next-gen 16-core Atom Server ITX board

GIGABYTE Server, the enterprise and embedded branch of Gigabyte’s consumer brand, has released the specifications for its MA10-ST0 motherboard, complete with Intel Atom C3958 SoC (System on a Chip). This is remarkable since this is the first sighting of this SoC, which is a Denverton-family CPU that has only been revealed as a dual-core C3338 with a 1.5 GHz base clock and 2.2 GHz boost...

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Intel Will Integrate Thunderbolt 3 into Future CPUs and Releases Protocol Specs

Out of the blue Intel today annouced plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 functionality in future Intel CPU silicon, omiting the need for an additional and expensive dedicated chip on the motherboard. This will ofcourse allow to save some board space and power consumption, but this will probably result in much more choice in motherboards that support Thunderbolt 3. Considering the limited choice in...

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AMD Talks Ryzen: Memory Support, Mini-ITX and Game Performance

Ryzen has had an active post-launch development, in which AMD has supported developers and manufacturers with code, guidelines and microcode updates to further increase performance and support of its hot new CPU platform. Forbes has had an interview with AMD’s Ryzen Product Manager James Prior and Head of Global Technical Marketing Robert Hallock. They discuss game and app optimization...

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AMD Ryzen announced, detailed and available for pre-order TODAY !

Ever since AMD first announced the work that would later be branded as Ryzen, the company has been strategically and masterfully orchestrating a narrative of dramatic change and disruption to the staid status quo of consumer and enthusiast-grade processors.  Today, however, AMD has built up this performance into a crescendo, by revealing their top-performing Ryzen AM4 CPUs today – and by...

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Akasa launches Cypher ST, a 1.98L Mini-STX case

Recently, Akasa introduced their first Mini-STX case called the Cypher ST, giving more purchasing options for aspiring SFF enthusiasts looking into the 5″ by 5″ board form factor. The case exhibits many features the other few Mini-STX cases also have, with a the support for VESA mounting, two 2,5″ storage devices and optionally extra USB and serial ports, along with cutouts for...

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Mini-ITX AM4 board from Biostar unveiled!

Thanks to the tip from our forum member MarcParis, we finally have the specs of the first known mITX board featuring the AM4 socket. As many of you know, this is the socket type that supports the AMD Ryzen CPU line, expected to be fully revealed at the end of February and possibly commercially available not long after. But to avoid confusion (you’ll see in a minute), let’s start with...

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SilverStone at CES 2017: Cases

Hot of the presses from our staff member Drew, who is at CES 2017 right now, we have a few new unreleased cases to show you from SilverStone. VT01 The VT01 on the left we already saw not long after the mini-STX platform revealing, but the one on the right is a new beast, named the VT02. Specs: Motherboard support: Mini-STX Material: 0.8mm SECC Drive bays: 2x 2,5″ Dimensions: 165mm (W), 73mm...

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Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

With Intel’s Kaby Lake soon to be released, many motherboard manufacturers are gearing up for their Intel 200-series chipset lineup. Although new features over the 100-series are limited, this did not keep board manufacturers from innovating and trying to bring something unique to the table. Most of these new boards have leaked from Asus, ASRock, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI. Here are just a...