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AMD Releases Graphics BIOS Update for R9 Nano & Fury X

When it comes to updating your BIOS, most users would be probably thinking about their motherboards. However, graphics card also have their own video BIOS which interfaces with the system BIOS and the graphics card hardware. A…

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ASRock X99 BIOS Updates Reveal Broadwell-E Line Up

Ahead of Intel’s much awaited Broadwell-E processor launch, ASRock announced the release of a new BIOS with support for X99 CPUs that are available on today’s market. The update applies to all of the motherboard manufacturers’ X99 product lines.…

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MSI Socket LGA2011v3 Motherboards Now Support Broadwell-E

Intel has resigned the higher core count processors for the professional X99 platform and doesn’t look like changing this business strategy in the near future. As a result, users with hefty requirements might need a 6-core…

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MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Since the release of Intel’s Z170 chipset, MSI has unveiled a fantastic, feature-rich motherboard range which caters to contrasting user demands. For example, the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON is an excellent choice for consumers wanting a stylish…

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Dell Announces Cloud Based BIOS Security

Dell has taken some flak recently due to some security issues found on their machines, which they were quick to fix. Now they are showing further dedication to improving the security of their business PCs and…

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Intel Broadwell-E Release Coming Soon – Includes 10 Core 6950X

For those of you waiting for Intel Broadwell-E, they may still be a bit ways away but it looks like they will be right on time. According to early leaks, Intel’s roadmaps pointed to an early Q2…

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ASRock Releases BIOS Update to Fix Skylake Instability Bug

Intel’s Skylake architecture has received a number of negative headlines regarding its high cost compared to the previous generation, flexing with high pressure coolers and most recently, stability issues during heavy workloads. The stability bug predominately…

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ASUS Integrates ROG BIOS Functionality Into Claymore Mechanical Keyboard

ASUS’ Claymore mechanical keyboard was originally demoed during Computex last year and showed a great deal of promise. Since then, the company has been working extremely hard to separate the Claymore from other mechanical keyboards currently…

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MSI Releases Fix For Skylake Bug Causing Instability

Intel’s Skylake architecture has received a barrage of negative publicity after reports suggested the CPUs could bend under the weight of high pressure coolers and now, a bug was discovered during intensive workloads which causes the…

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MSI Z170 Motherboards Receive BIOS Update to Support Non-K Overclocking

Intel’s business strategy for some time has been to only offer an unlocked multiplier on higher end CPUs. While this makes the overclocking process extremely simple, it encourages the enthusiast user to spend more money to…

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ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction The capabilities of ITX motherboards have progressed at an exponential rate and easily provides the overclocking prowess, connectivity and stability required without making too many concessions compared to their ATX counterparts. Furthermore, the huge popularity of…

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How to Flash a BIOS: Graphics Card and Motherboard Edition

Introduction Flashing a BIOS can seem a daunting process and in some cases, it really is. You have the potential at any moment to completely break the component thanks to any number of causes from power…

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New Utility lets you Unlock Disabled Compute Engines on AMD GPUs

A new utility has emerged, entitled, “CUINFO” on Overclock.net which outlines how many compute units are enabled on Fiji, Hawaii and Tonga GPUs. The tool is designed to provide information on your card’s capabilities and offer…

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Hacking Team’s Rootkit Can Survive Hard Drive Scrubbing

Investigations by Trend Mirco have uncovered that the now-infamous spyware distributed by Italian surveillance outfit Hacking Team can survive the scrubbing or removal of a hard drive. Trend Mirco has revealed that the Remote Control System,…

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PlayStation 4 Gets New Hack That Allows Users to Install Pirated Games

As security measures and tech advances, so do methods to take them down or work around them. This is the case for a new hack recently discovered for Sony’s PlayStation 4 consoles, which allows users to…

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Gigabyte Updates With Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel Core Processors

One of the real pains in building computers comes at the times where you need to upgrade several components in order to keep everything compatible to the one new component that you actually had the intention…

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Colorful Announces Their iGame GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN Mini-ITX Graphics Card

Colorful has revealed their iGame GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN Mini-ITX graphics solution, featuring a custom PCB design and factory overclock frequencies. The GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN is said to be one of the very few Mini-ITX…

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UEFI BIOSes Are Threatened By New LightEater Malware

While the new UEFI BIOSes are neat and come with a lot of features, they are also miniaturised OSes in their own, which makes them as vulnerable as a normal OS. Security researchers Corey Kallenberg and…

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BIOS Vulnerability Still Roaming Wild despite Warnings

A multi-year effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed and the flaws are still being exploited despite their disclosures. According to researchers from the federal founded MITRE lab, many Intel…

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Two New World Records Broken With The ASRock Z97 OC Formula

It seems that ASRock’s latest motherboard, the ASRock Z97 OC Formula, was designed to break one world record after another. John Lam, a professional overclocker from HKEPC OC, has apparently used the motherboard and achieved what…

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Asus Go Against Intel, Add Devil Canyon Support To Z87 Motherboard

Intel was working hard to encourage motherboard makers to push users into upgrading to Z97, which features the latest Intel Series 9 chipsets. This meant that to use the new Devil Canyon CPU’s from Intel, you…

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Intel Announces The i5-4460S Haswell CPU Featuring A Slight Speed Boost

Intel is reportedly going to launch a new series of Haswell i5 and i7 SKUs in Q2 2014 featuring a slight performance boost, according to CPU World. One of the CPUs is the Intel i5-4460S, which…

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MSI Announces the MS-98D3 Ultra Low-Profile Embedded Board

A Mini-ITX embedded board has been  released by MSI, the leading brand of embedded computers, that focuses on advanced POS application. Powered by the 4th Gen Intel Core processor, MS-98D3 brings the POS system to a new level with…

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EVGA Reveal Double BIOS Graphics Cards

Having a dual BIOS function on higher end graphics cards is a feature we’ve seen become normalised in recent times by quite a few vendors. EVGA has today announced that the majority of its GTX 700…

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Nvidia GTX 600 Series BIOS Flash Gives You GPU Boost 2.0

According to one user on the Chiphell forums the GTX 660(Ti)/670/680 video cards can be flashed to support GPU Boost 2.0 through the BIOS. GPU Boost 1.0 is currently equipped on the GTX 660, GTX 660…

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MSI Z87 MPOWER (Z87) Motherboard Review

It wasn’t that long ago that MSI released a new range of products to the market, branded under MPOWER and with the release of the Z87 chipset from Intel and 4th generation CPUs, it’s only right…