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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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ASRock’s Z170 Motherboards Feature DDR4 OC With Select Modules

It isn’t always that all features in software are revealed right away and that is also what seems to have happened with ASRock’s latest Z170 BIOS. It had a hidden feature that only was revealed when…

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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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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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ASUS Launch Haswell H81 Series Motherboards

ASUS have just announced their entire series of H81 chipset Haswell motherboards. The line up includes H81M-Plus, H81M-A, H81M-C and H81M-E Micro-ATX motherboards; and the H81I-Plus Mini-ITX  (from left to right). All models feature two DDR3 DIMM…

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Flaws In UEFI Can Be Abused To Install UEFI Bootkit

According to a PC World report, via Softpedia, three researchers demonstrated a UEFI vulnerability at the 2013 Black Hat conference. Andrew Furtak, Oleksandr Bazhaniuk and Yuriy Bulygin demonstrated two attack methods that can be used to bypass…

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Computex: Gigabyte Show Off Z87X-UD7 Thunderbolt Motherboard

When Intel released Ivy Bridge and Z77 we were very surprised to see that Gigabyte didn’t opt for a UD7 motherboard, instead we can assume the Z77X-UP7 was probably the UD7 equivalent. Yet with Haswell and…

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Computex: Gigabyte Display Z87 OC and OC Force Overclocking Z87 Motherboards

For Z87 Gigabyte has a couple of high end motherboard series in addition to the usual UD3/UD4/UD5 and UD7 models. We have already taken a look at the Z87 G1.Sniper motherboards Gigabyte have on show at…

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Computex: Gigabyte Shows Off G1. Sniper 5 and M5 Z87 Motherboards

So far at a pre-Computex event Gigabyte have shown us their G1.Sniper FM2/A85X and B85/LGA1150 motherboards. Now they are showing us the more “enthusiast” orientated motherboards that we would more typically associate with the Computex event.…

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Gigabyte Reveals Customisable High-Resolution UEFI For Haswell Motherboards

In the last few years we have witnessed something of a BIOS revolution with the introduction of a UEFI graphical interface. Interestingly it looks as though that revolution is going to continue with the arrival of…