Last November, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan supercomputer was named the fastest in the world. But it turns out that a few tests were skipped along the way—and now too much gold on its motherboards means it can't run at full tilt.
It's the end of an era: Intel has announced that, over the next three years, it will wind down production of desktop motherboards to zero.
Screw the stock market, screw cash monies, I'm putting everything I have in gold. And you know where you can pan for gold these days? Your old computer. There's always been tiny traces of gold (some as thinner than human hair) on the circuit boards. Just rip 'em and melt 'em for a gold nugget.
Joe Dragt began painting on motherboards when he was tasked with the duty of recycling 30 old computers. Instead of seeing old, downtrodden and beige, he figured the circuitry of their motherboards would make for really great art backgrounds.
Asus calls the black cladding over its new Sabertooth P67 motherboard a "tactical vest", which despite the goofy name is there for good reason: the shielding ducts cool air over motherboard parts, while protecting from daughterboard heat. In theory. [Slashgear]
We've decided to round up the best and brightest motherboards available. And we're not talking Micro ATX, sub-$100 budgetrino boards here. We reached for the most feature-filled, over-the-top X58 and 890FX boards from the top three mobo vendors.
The W555 from EVGA made a brief, blurry appearance at CES, but now we've got closer look thanks to bit-tech. And what an introduction: two LGA1366 processor sockets, 12 DDR3 DIMM slots and a questionably sane seven expansion card slots.
Via's Pico-ITX motherboard was small and powerful to begin with, but their new Mobile-ITX platform is about half the size and supposedly still packs a punch while keeping power consumption low.
Looks like ASUS' newest Maximus III Extreme motherboard brings Bluetooth control.Yes, you read that right. You'll really be able to tweak settings and parameters such as speeds and temperature using a Bluetooth-enabled phone.
I used an Nvidia Nforce-based motherboard in the first computer I ever built, so I'm a little sad to see that Nvidia's freezing all development on their Nforce chipset because of licensing issues with Intel, primarily over whether or not Nvidia's license covers chipsets for Nehalem-based processors. Nvidia's not…
Doc Brown's flux capacitor? A blinged-out religious relic from the future? A Tron 2.0 prop?
Ceramic isn't just for pottery. It's used in military armor to stop bullets and the Space Shuttle to thwart heat. Now, Asus is reintroducing the material in its sci-fi-tastic Marine Cool motherboard.
These are the walls of a Human-Computer Interaction Institute lab at Carnegie Mellon, and as you can see, they provide plenty of opportunities to create such interactions on the fly when you snag your sweater on some spiky solder leads or that ZIF socket handle. Chris Harrison, a PhD student, bought old motherboards…
The Pico-ITX motherboards were already small, but they are getting another downgrade in size thanks to the EPIA PX5000EG—a 500MHz board that can be cooled without the bulky fan—which helps bring the form factor down to a minuscule 3.9" x 2.8." As you might have guessed, the drop in processor speed from 1GHz means that…
Fans of green technology will undoubtedly be glad to hear that MSI has developed a working concept design that utilizes Stirling Engine Theory to power a motherboard fan. Instead of conventional electricity, the fan will harvest heat emanating from the processor to function.