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Just under a year since the specification was first announced, the ATX 3.0 era for power supplies is now underway. The updated version of the Intel-maintained specification introduced several notable changes to PC power supply designs, most notably the introduction of the 600 Watt-capable 12VHPWR connector and associated cabling. Altogether, ATX 3.0 is designed to lay the groundwork for future video cards (and other high-powered accelerators) by providing for a single-cable power connection that can better accommodate the high total and rapid shifts in power consumption a video card can undergo. The biggest change since the addition of the 12V 6-pin “PCIe” power connector in the late 00s, the ATX 3.0 era has come with some new opportunities, both for computing products and for computing...

Best AMD Motherboards: Holiday 2022

It has been a busy couple of months for both Intel and AMD, as well as their partner motherboard manufacturers. The release of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI (DDR5) Motherboard Review: A Decent Mid-Ranged Z690

As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

The MSI Titan GT77 Review: Desktop-Class Core i9-12900HX Tested

MSI is synonymous with gaming notebooks and the company’s Raider lineup is one of the top gaming platforms on the market. But, MSI has always kept a tiny bit...

25 by Brett Howse on 9/1/2022

Best Intel Motherboards: August 2022

While the competition between Intel and AMD set to bring about another era of strong competition in the coming months, there's still plenty of superb performance to be had...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2022

Computex 2022: MSI Announces Three AM5 Motherboards For Ryzen 7000 Processors

During Computex 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan, MSI unveiled four AM5 motherboards designed for AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors, which will be landing later this year. Currently announced are the premium...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2022

Intel Alder Lake-H Core i9-12900HK Review: MSI's Raider GE76 Goes Hybrid

At CES this year, Intel officially announced its expanded Alder Lake lineup including the performance-laptop focused H-Series processors, which traditionally fit in the 45-Watt range. Today we finally get...

153 by Brett Howse on 1/25/2022

The MSI MEG Z690 Unify (DDR5) Motherboard Review: The All-Black Option

With the Unify, we are looking at a premium model with support for DDR5 memory, but it doesn't feature any RGB LED lighting. The MSI MEG Z690 Unify represents...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/18/2022

How Privacy Has Come To the Forefront of Laptop Design At CES 2022

Over the last several years there has been a renewed push towards privacy features from the laptop industry. With the majority of PC sales being laptops, and battery life...

24 by Brett Howse on 1/10/2022

CES 2022: MSI Releases Four MAG B660M Mortar Motherboards

Intel's Alder Lake 12th generation desktop processors support DDR5 and DDR4 memory types. While users have the option to use either, Intel's 600 series motherboards can support one or...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: MSI Unveils the MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 Motherboard

MSI, along with other vendors has unveiled new motherboards for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors based on the more affordable H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. One of the most...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

CES 2022: MSI Launches Alder Lake Laptop Lineup

With the announcement of Intel’s Alder Lake H series of laptop processors, MSI is one of the first out of the gate to announce their refreshed gaming laptop series...

1 by Brett Howse on 1/4/2022

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR4): Over 30+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR5): Over 50+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

126 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/9/2021

The MSI GE76 Raider Review: Tiger Lake Plus Ampere Equals Framerate

Let us pretend we are desktop people, thinking about building a new system. What would we look for? If we are after a gaming system, clearly we need a...

33 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2021

MSI Launches MEG X570S Ace Max Motherboard, Max Out Ryzen 5000

On the back of a myriad of new motherboard launches based on AMD's X570 chipset, we have the MSI MEG X570S Ace Max. The new Max motherboard supersedes the...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2021

Computex 2021: MSI MPG Gaming Maverik Bundle with i7-11700K

At an all-digital rendition of Computex 2021, MSI has unveiled a new bundle designed for gamers looking for a comprehensive and optimized gaming system. Based on its performance gaming...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/3/2021

MSI MEG Z590 Ace Motherboard Review: Premium Rocket Lake with TB4 and 4x M.2

Prior to the release of Intel's 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors, motherboard vendors unveiled their ranges of Z590 motherboards ready for the realm of PCIe 4.0. We saw a...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/26/2021

MSI Drops A Bling Bling Motherboard: the MEG Z590 Ace Gold Edition

On the back of Intel's 11th generation Rocket Lake processor release last month, MSI has dropped a new Z590 motherboard which certainly raises an eyebrow towards aesthetics. The new...

35 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/14/2021

The Intel B560 Motherboard Overview: 30+ Budget Models Starting from $75

Intel is set to launch its latest generation of processors, known as Rocket Lake 11th Gen, on the 30th March 2021. We know Rocket Lake brings with it PCIe...

59 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/29/2021

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