TSMC ups 5nm plant investment to £18.8 billion
Still aiming for 2020 volume production.
Still aiming for 2020 volume production.
Brought low by a relationship.
Gigabyte's new G1-branded board attempts to storm the top end of the X58 motherboard market.
Details of Intel’s forthcoming X79 chipset for LGA2011 CPUs have been leaked, and it looks epic.
X58 never stopped being fast - we test Sapphire's new LGA1366 board for overclockers.
The cheapest X58 board we could find, at just £135, and it overclocks well too!
Military-grade components, a fancy paint job and a keen price make for a great board.
A great board for an affordable yet lightning fast Core i7 PC, but can it match the Gigabyte UD3R?
We see if the slightly tweaked second revision of the UD3R is still worth buying
We get our hands on the update to our favourite micro-ATX motherboard
We get deeply techy and quiz Asus PMs about its new Ares graphics card and Immensity motherboard.
We take a look at a new micro-ATX board, a return to quad-SLI and a £1,000 graphics card.
We take a look at Asus’ third attempt at an extreme overclocking Core i7 motherboard.
Gigabyte trims the fat from its latest Core i7 board, but leaves in USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps.
Asus adds USB 3 and SATA 6Gbps to its latest LGA1366 Core i7 motherboard.
Who says a Core i7 system has to be large? We put EVGA's X58 micro-ATX motherboard through its paces.
Gigabyte's new X58 motherboard has tons of ports, but can it tame the mighty Core i7-980X?
An image purporting to be a shot of an as-yet unannounced Gigabyte motherboard featuring seven PCI-E x16 slots has found its way onto the Internet.
MSI dropped in its latest high-performance Intel X58 XPower and AMD 890FX motherboards to bit-tech HQ. We've put them under the microscope to discover what's new, and whether they're worth looking out for in the coming weeks.
Intel has finally released a CPU worthy of its premium Extreme Edition brand - the first six-core desktop processor. Previously known as Gulftown, the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is not only brutally fast out of the box but also a fantastic overclocker thanks to its 32nm transistors.
The original Core i7-920 is the best selling high-end CPU, but as it's now nearing its 18-month birthday Intel has decided it's due for retirement. We check out its replacement, the i7-930. Clocked at 2.8GHz, it's only 133MHz faster than the i7-920 - but thanks to overclocking, it's still the chip to buy.
MSI's XPower motherboard looks distinctly MSI, but it has clear influences from EVGA - that's a *lot* of power sockets after all.
Asus challenged us to test the fact that its P6TD Deluxe can overclock a Core i7-920 D0 to 4GHz - and run it overclocked, all day, everyday. We put its claims to the test, and show you BIOS settings so you can get the same results at home.
First look at the new six-core CPU from Intel - will it be a Core i9? Who knows...
In this tiny micro ATX Core i7 board, Asus has managed to squeeze more kit than most others manufacturers can cram into a full sized board. The Republic of Gamers Rampage II Gene is the bigger brother to the Maximus II Gene - but is it any better?
Sources close to Intel say it will release a 6-core Nehalem derivative in roughly the same timeframe as Lynnfield.
COMPUTEX 09: EVGA is keeping up with the best of them, with a lineup of hardcore overclocking and cheap+small motherboards.
COMPUTEX 09: Intel is planning to discontinue a number of Core i7 CPUs almost as soon as it releases Lynnfield on September 1st.
Not to be outdone by DFI and Asus, MSI has also got a mATX X58 in the works - click for a picture inside!
Another Core i7 motherboard creeps in the price bracket of affordability along with the MSI X58 Pro at £160. Not only is the Gigabyte UD3R a damned sight better looking, this time the overclocking and cooling performance is one thing that has not been trimmed off to keep the costs down.
As the months roll on, Core i7 motherboards are coming closer to what most people would consider affordable. We take a look at MSI's X58 Pro to find out if taking the cheaper option will leave you short-changed in the way of performance and features.
Intel's new Core i7 processors have some massive memory bandwidth potential, but what betters performance - high clock or low latency? Also, do you need expensive triple channel memory or will dual or even single channel DDR3 do? Read on to find out.
Who needs extreme behemoths when there are more affordable Core i7 options like this pair from Gigabyte. The UD4P and DS4 are still very capable and well featured, but aren't as expensive as other X58 boards - we see if they're powerful enough to take on the big guns.
CES 2009: EVGA has teamed up with renowned overclocking guru Shamino to deliver an X58 board destined to break world records.
MSI's Eclipse X58 motherboard for Intel's Core i7 processors sports a great new look and some fresh unique features from its DrMOS and GreenPower technologies. Does it stand tall, overshadowing the competition or fade out as quickly as it appeared? Let's find out.
EVGA's latest X58 design should give Asus' Rampage II Extreme a run for its money in the extreme overclocking stakes.
DFI fans hold onto your hats because we've got the latest LANParty UT complete with crazy cooling and DFI design to make your Core i7 buying decision, just that. much. harder.
With everything else tested, we put our math cap on and cracked out the calculators to work out which platform is the best punt for your pound. Does the supreme Core i7 performance warrant the extra cost it demands? Read on to find out!