We have detailed many of Gigabyte’s upcoming Haswell motherboards. These have included the G1.Sniper 5 and G1.Sniper M5, Z87X-OC and the Z87X-UD4H. Those were the more high-end motherboards, but what about the value boards? Today we are detailing Gigabyte’s sub-$150 boards based on the Z87 Express and B85 Express chipsets. The boards we will be looking at are the Z87-UD3H, Z87-D3HP and the B85M-D3H.
We have already seen reviews of the flagship Haswell processor the Core i7 4770K, hell it was already overclocked to 7 GHz! How about the Haswell Core i5 processors? Well the first review of a Haswell Core i5 desktop processor has been published by Chinese website PCOnline. They took the Core i5 4670K processor through an extensive set of benchmarks and tests. Want to see how it performed? Read on!
I’m sure you have been hearing the reports about compatibility issues with Haswell desktop processors and certain power supplies. That is because Haswell processors have a new sleep state called C6 and C7. In these states the processor is nearly shut off, bringing down the power consumption. Intel’s laptop processors in the Haswell will have the same feature as well as better power effeciency. Intel has said that Haswell processsors offer 50% more battery life in laptops than did their “Ivy Bridge” predecessors did.
Yes you got that right the traditional tower desktops are still getting refreshed. HP has just introduced its five new towers in their desktop line up starting from there space saving mini PC to high definition gaming ones. Intel’s new Haswell processors will be offered across the board on all desktops. There’s a lot to know about the specifications for each, so for the sake of convenience we have mentioned them one by one.
HP has officially announced the all in one HP Envy Rove 20. First Sony released the Tap 20, Lenovo tagged along with its Horizon and now HP has come up with three new gadgets. It’s an all in one touch screen that you can actually grab and carry around anywhere from room to room. It’s a tablet PC with a 20 inch touch screen. An added advantage is its push button at the back which releases a hinge so you don’t have to open the stand with your hand. This spring-loaded frame folds flat in the frame behind. It weighs 11.86 pounds which can be considered portable but at the sometime it’s a half pound heavier than the Sony’s Tap 20. Screen resolution is 1080p which is extremely smooth allowing you to operate it as more of a tablet or a twenty first century board game machine.
We have seen many motherboard manufacturers reveal their Z87 motherboards, but EVGA has not been one of them, until now! They are teasing their upcoming Z87 Classified motherboard, which will be the flagship motherboard in their Z87 line. Also shown in the photo you see below is their new UEFI BIOS, which looks to be much improved.
The new Intel Haswell i7-4770K processor has now been listed on eBay and has already sold for $600 which does not include shipping charges. The price doesn’t sound too unreasonable since in the past many other pre-released products that have been auctioned were in high figures.
One thing I’m sure you have been hearing about the upcoming Haswell desktop processors is their power supply requirements. These new processors impose stricter requirements on the power supply regarding energy saving features. The new processors feature a new sleep state called C6 and C7. In these states the processor is nearly shut off, bringing down the power consumption. Be quiet! wants you to know that all of their current power supplies are Haswell ready.
ASUS’s TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboards are known for their unique cooling technologies like the TUF Thermal Armor and the TUF Thermal radar. ASUS’s upcoming Z87 TUF series of motherboards will be comprised of two models the Z87 Sabertooth and the Z87 Gryphon. Read on as we have all of the details on these two new boards. If you missed it ASUS also announced their Republic of Gamers Z87 boards today as well.
It looks like its Z87 reveal day today! We just showed you MSI’s Z87 MPower overclocking motherboards and now we have the scoop on ASUS’s upcoming Z87 Republic of Gamers Motherboard Series. If you remember we already revealed ASUS’s Z87 Motherboards, but now it is official. These boards are part of the Overclocking line and include the Maximus VI Extreme, Maximus VI Hero and Maximus VI GeneZ.
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