Category - Motherboard

Sapphire presents its new motherboard with AM5 socket

Sapphire continues its journey with the B550I, building on its success and now presents its successor, the new Sapphire NITRO B650I WIFI Ultra Platinum motherboard. Long name, long journey. Sapphire has remained true to itself and sticks with the same motherboard format as the B550I and thus comes in a Mini-ITX form factor. An AM5 socket is [...]

Arrow Lake-PS is coming: Intel unveils new LGA 1851 socket

Embedded World 2024 in Nuremberg offered exciting insights into the future of embedded systems. In addition to the official presentation of Intel’s Meteor Lake-PS platform by iBase, there was the first concrete information on the upcoming LGA 1851 socket and the Arrow Lake-PS CPU series based on it, according to a report by ComputerBase [...]

PCH cracking on Z790 mainboards: MSI offers replacement for affected users

For months, users have been reporting problems with some Z790 mainboards from MSI in public forums. The affected motherboards had cracks in the Platform Controller Hub (PCH), which led to system failures. YouTuber Joshi Repair recently brought the issue back into the spotlight after examining an MSI Z790 Tomahawk Wi-Fi motherboard with such a [...]

Ground on the wrong track: Why only certain power connector pins melt and we should rethink PCs | Part 1 of 2

Some things are accidental discoveries and are actually so trivial that nobody even bothers to question the current flows in the PC and, above all, to measure them. We only ever measure the 12-volt rails and are happy. But with connectors such as the 12VHPWR or 12V2x6 over 6+2 pin, the 8-pin EPS and the 24-pin mainboard connection, does exactly [...]

ASUS releases AGESA BIOS firmware for X670E motherboards and offers improved support for AMD Ryzen 8000G processors.

According to a user on the Hardwareluxx forum, motherboard manufacturers have released new AGESA BIOS updates for their AM5 motherboards rather unnoticed. The latest BETA BIOS comes from ASUS, who were the first to release for their product range. This update provides improved support for AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs. The two main changes include [...]

AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs with USB4 support for some AM5 mainboards

It is reported that manufacturers intend to integrate USB4 into AM5 motherboards designed for the AMD Ryzen 8000G desktop APUs. According to various sources, companies such as Gigabyte could soon be launching motherboards that offer USB4 transfer support for the first time. Until now, AMD has not quite been up to date in this area. While Intel has [...]

ASRock brings Ryzen 7000 support for X670E Taichi with AGESA

ASRock has quietly released a new BIOS firmware update with AMD AGESA for its X670E motherboards. This suggests that formal availability is likely to follow soon. The ASRock Taichi X670E motherboards will be the first to receive support for the new firmware. The AMD AGESA UEFI firmware is an extension of the existing AGESA [...]

Raptor Lake Resfresh with the Intel Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K Review – Hot dragon battle in the energetic final stage

Much helps much, my grandma used to say. And before you throw something away, it’s better to make something new out of it. So say my grandma and Intel. After Raptor Lake is before Arrow Lake, and so the Raptor refresh comes almost exactly one year later. Says Intel and my grandma is silent. And so, in addition to a bit more clock, at least [...]

Solving “unexplained” interrupt problems: Message-Signaled Interrupts (MSI) against sound dropouts, USB problems & Co. | Practice

If the sound card drops out or cracks, USB devices do not work or only work sporadically or the performance drops, then interrupt conflicts are usually the cause. This is something that Windows users have long since ignored out of sheer convenience, although the problem is as old as PCs and has only shifted under the colorful operating system [...]