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AMD AM4 Will Feature 140W Support and μOPGA

Later this year, perhaps in October, AMD will be launching with their highly anticipated Zen CPU architecture. Before that though, AMD will be releasing their new processor socket, AM4, with the Bristol Ridge lineup of APUs.…

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AMD Launches A10 7890K and Athlon X4 880K

AMD has been getting ever more cyclical with their releases after their latest organizational shuffle. Last month, we saw the launch of the A10 7860K & Athlon X4 845 APU and CPU and this month we’re 2…

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Gigabyte Announces F2A88X-D3HP FM2+ Motherboard

AMD’s upcoming Zen architecture is predicted to offer a very competitive alternative to enthusiast Intel CPUs and could instigate a pricing war. This is great news for the consumer, as Intel currently dominates the higher-end CPU…

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AMD Launches A10 7860K & Athlon X4 845

Despite being stuck on the 28nm node for the past while, AMD has been working to bring more CPUs to consumers with better binning and performance as the process and technology matures. Case in point is the A10-7860K…

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BIOSTAR Unveils New Pro Series FM2+ Motherboards

BIOSTAR has just announced its brand new Pro Series FM2+ lineup of motherboards designed specifically for AMD FM2+ processors. These new motherboards are aimed at those of you who are looking to build cheap and relatively powerful…

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BIOSTAR Releases Hi-Fi A68U3P Budget Motherboard

Sometimes you don’t need the ability for quad graphics cards and high-end processors, sometimes you just want to build an office or media PC with great features without blowing your budget. BIOSTAR has a lot of…

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AMD Could Release a New Kaveri APU Soon

AMD are forever in the back seat of the CPU market, but in recent years they have dominated the low price point gaming sector with their line up of Accelerated Processor Units (APU). This is basically…

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BIOSTAR Announced TA70U3-LSP FM2+ A70M Motherboard

BIOSTAR has released the latest mainboard based on their exclusive A70M chipset from AMD, the TA70U3-LSP. The ATX sized motherboard is FM2+ based and comes with USB 3.0, SATA 3 and built in LAN Surge Protection…

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ASUS Crossblade Ranger (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction and Closer Look The last time ASUS released a Republic of Gamers series motherboard for an AMD platform was way back in late 2011. The motherboard in question was the ASUS Crosshair V Formula which…

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Athlon X4 860K CPU Available Starting Next Week

Those who run a dedicated graphics card have no need for the built-in GPU counterpart that’s offered from within the APU’s, and AMD of course has it covered for them too. The newest addition to the…

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New AMD FM2+ CPU Spotted

A new AMD CPU has been spotted in the support manual for the FM2A88X Pro+ motherboard from AsRock. The new CPU has a model number of 450 and the Athlon branding, so it probably won’t have…

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AMD Preparing Round of APU Price Cuts

In the western market the “Back-To-School” shopping season is nearly upon us. It is that time of year where parents and students alike dump copious amounts of money into buying new desktop and laptop computers so…

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Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger FM2+ Motherboard Revealed

Asus have just revealed the latest entry to their Republic of Gamers (ROG) range. The new Crossblade Ranger motherboard is the first AMD FM2+ board to come sporting the ROG brand and that obviously means that…

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4 Generations Of The AMD APU: How Much Progress Has Been Made?

Introduction Cast your mind back to mid-2011 when AMD released its first “APU”. Back then “APU” (Accelerated Processing Unit) was a term not many of us were familiar with, although the concept wasn’t alien as we’ve had it…

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FM2+ Socket Is Here For At Least Another Two Years

It is hardly uncommon knowledge that AMD like to get as much use out of their sockets as possible, and their latest FM2+ socket looks set to stick with us until at least 2016 without any…

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The eTeknix Guide To Building Your Own NAS System For Under $220

Introduction There may be a lot of people like myself who have missed the “NAS bandwagon” and have made do with other fragmented storage solutions up until now: multiple storage drives on different devices (laptops, desktops,…

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Three New A58 Series FM2+ Motherboards Launched By MSI

MSI launched its three additions to the AMD A58 series FM2+ motherboards, the MSI A58-G41 PC Mate, MSI A58M-E35 and MSI A58M-E33, with support for the new AMD Kaveri APU having also compatibility with AM2 socket…

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MSI Launches New A88XI AC FM2+ Mini-ITX Motherboard board

There aren’t many Mini-ITX FM2+ motherboards available on the market right now, so the latest reveal from MSI is certainly a good sign for those looking to build using the smaller form factor, and wanting some…

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GIGABYTE Reveal A-Series ‘Kaveri’ Support For A88X, A78 & A55 FM2+ Motherboards

Gigabyte have announced official support for next generation AMD A-Series APUs based on the highly anticipated ‘Kaveri’ architecture. Gigabyte ‘Kaveri’ support includes current AMD A88X and A55 (rev3.0) platform motherboards plus forthcoming A78 platform motherboards. “By…

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ASUS A88X-PRO (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction With AMD’s fourth generation of AMD APUs, Kaveri, just around the corner it couldn’t be a better time to look at a brand spanking new FM2+ motherboard from ASUS. Today we have the ASUS A88X…

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Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction AMD are rumoured to be exiting the high end desktop market with the FX series of processors on the AM3+ socket expected to be AMD’s last range of standalone CPU products. Of course the main…

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Enermax’s LIQMAX 120S Liquid CPU Cooler Series Announced

ENERMAX announced a new LIQMAX 120S series composed of the ELC-LM120S-HP and ELC-LM120S-TAA, which features a patented Shunt-Channel-Technology to improve thermal conductivity, a unique 3D extruded cold-plate structure designed for better stability and rapid heat conductivity.…

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Kotetsu CPU Cooler Released by Scythe

With the announcement of the new Kotetsu CPU Cooler, Japanese cooling expert Scythe is going forth to offer a 120 mm tower model with an aggressive pricing and great cost/performance ratio. With the Kotetsu CPU Cooler,…

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AMD Kaveri Desktop APU Production And Launch Dates Revealed

A new report emerging from VR-Zone suggests we will see AMD’s Kaveri APUs this year after all, but they won’t become available until early 2014. The report suggests that initial production of Kaveri APUs begins in…

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Viper 3 Low Profile Series Memory Kits Revealed By Patriot

Patriot has revealed its latest memory which is dedicated to overclocking and extreme gaming. The Viper 3 series is about 3cm tall, providing clearance for large CPU coolers. Its heat shield does not limit CPU cooling options…

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FinalWire Reveal AIDA64 v3.20 – Support For Windows 8.1

FinalWire today announced their latest official version of AIDA64 with version 3.2. The new update brings a whole bunch of new features that are crucial for staying up to date with the latest hardware and software…

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ASRock Reveal A88X FM2+ AMD Motherboards

ASRock have just unveiled their latest FM2+ socket motherboards based on the AMD A88X chipset according to TechPowerUp. These motherboards support the upcoming Kaveri APUs but are also backwards compatible with current AX-6XXX Richland series APUs…