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TekSpek Motherboards
Intel X99 Chipset
Intel X99 Chipset
Date Issued: 29/08/2014

Intel's X99 is a long-overdue platform upgrade for the high-end consumer market. Despite delivering an incremental CPU upgrade from Sandy Bridge-E to Ivy Bridge-E, Intel determined the supporting X79 motherboard needed no such upgrade.

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Intel Z97 Chipset
Intel Z97 Chipset
Date Issued: 11/05/2014

In June, 2013, Intel launched an assemblage of new 'Haswell' Core series processors presented in the LGA 1150 form factor. Inherently different to the LGA 1155 form factor it succeeded, LGA 1150 spurred the release of a new chipset family known as the 8-series.

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AMD 800 series chipsets
AMD 800 series chipsets
Date Issued: 21/05/2010

Processor manufacturer AMD has launched a large range of value-orientated CPUs in the last two years. The company's current line-up includes single-, dual-, triple, quad-, and even hexa-core chips. Split by the number of cores, these are further differentiated with respect to clockspeed, cache levels and underlying architecture.

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How to upgrade your BIOS
How to upgrade your BIOS
Date Issued: 21/10/2008

This How-2 Guide explains what BIOS is and how it can be upgraded to the latest revision. BIOS, which stands for Basic Input/Output System, is a integral software program that comes pre-loaded with your computer. Its purpose is to initially identify computer hardware and prepare the system to run other software such as operating systems.

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NVIDIA nForce 5
NVIDIA nForce 5
Date Issued: 20/10/2008

The recent release of AMD’s new unifying processor socket, Socket AM2, gave NVIDIA the chance to release new core logic to go with it, allowing its board vendor partners to implement new designs that carry the socket and DDR2 memory support.

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Chipsets
Chipsets
Date Issued: 20/10/2008

What makes a PC tick? Is it the processor, graphics card, RAM, or a plethora of other peripherals. It’s all those and more, but none would be much use without a means of connecting said components in an efficient manner. That’s where your humble motherboard comes in. Its job is to ensure that all devices can communicate correctly, and the beating heart of any motherboard is the chipset it’s based upon.

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