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ExtremeTech Presents: Ask the Grumpy PC Technician

ExtremeTech Presents: Ask the Grumpy PC Technician

Got a PC problem? You're going to tell *somebody* about it. Might as well be me. The post ExtremeTech Presents: Ask the Grumpy PC Technician appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance?

Semiconductor manufacturers are pursuing new methods of improving absolute performance. What if we junked motherboards? The post Could Killing Off Motherboards Boost PC Performance? appeared first on
AMD Ryzen X570 Motherboards Draw So Much Power, It’s Warping CPU Comparisons

AMD Ryzen X570 Motherboards Draw So Much Power, It’s Warping CPU Comparisons

AMD's X570 chipset uses so much power, it's actually making the CPU look much less efficient than it is. Some X570 boards are also using far more power than others. The post AMD Ryzen X570

Tariffs are forcing Big Tech to move production out of China

In response to the Trump administration's trade war with China, major tech companies are preparing to relocate key manufacturing operations. According to Bloomberg, Google is moving production of its
Your ATX motherboard is ancient. Is the modular Asus Prime Utopia the future?

Your ATX motherboard is ancient. Is the modular Asus Prime Utopia the future?

The Asus Prime Utopia is a concept motherboard design that moves the graphics card to the back, has modular IO ports, proprietary Hydra Cortex fan controls and a detachable OLED touch screen for good
The PCIe 5.0 Specification is Now Available, Before PCIe 4.0 Has Even Shipped

The PCIe 5.0 Specification is Now Available, Before PCIe 4.0 Has Even Shipped

The PCI-SIG working group has finished the PCIe 5.0 standard before the PCIe 4.0 standard is even purchasable in-market. The post The PCIe 5.0 Specification is Now Available, Before PCIe 4.0 Has Even
AMD’s X570 Chipset Isn’t Fully Backwards Compatible, A320 Won’t Support Ryzen 3000

AMD’s X570 Chipset Isn’t Fully Backwards Compatible, A320 Won’t Support Ryzen 3000

AMD's X570 chipset won't be backwards-compatible with first-gen Ryzen, but B450 and X470 motherboards will retain full support for both first-gen and third-gen chips. The post AMD’s X570 Chipset Isn’t
Not All AM4 Motherboards May Support 3rd-Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs

Not All AM4 Motherboards May Support 3rd-Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs

Motherboard manufacturers are starting to publish lists of which motherboards will receive 7nm Ryzen updates and support, and certain low-end products aren't listed. The post Not All AM4 Motherboards
Supermicro investigation: no spy chips found on our motherboards

Supermicro investigation: no spy chips found on our motherboards

Supermicro announced the results of an investigation into the controversy surrounding its motherboards. The investigation was launched in response to reports that alleged the motherboards were
If Supermicro boards were so bug-ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

If Supermicro boards were so bug-ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?

Whether spy chips reported by Bloomberg existed, attackers had much easier options.
Major US telecom was infiltrated by backdoored Supermicro hardware, Bloomberg says

Major US telecom was infiltrated by backdoored Supermicro hardware, Bloomberg says

As skepticism reaches a fever pitch, news service reports new supply-chain attack.
Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Super Micro, Amazon, and Apple deny everything in the report.
Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Super Micro, Amazon, and Apple deny everything in the report.
Trump’s Trade War With China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again

Trump’s Trade War With China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again

The new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on China are going to hit a lot of PC components. The post Trump’s Trade War With China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again appeared first on
AMD’s B450 Chipset Brings Advanced Features to Budget Ryzen Motherboards

AMD’s B450 Chipset Brings Advanced Features to Budget Ryzen Motherboards

The new B450 chipset opens up powerful features to more price-conscious Ryzen builders. The post AMD’s B450 Chipset Brings Advanced Features to Budget Ryzen Motherboards appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Gigabyte Now Baking 32GB of Optane Directly Into Z370 Motherboards

Gigabyte Now Baking 32GB of Optane Directly Into Z370 Motherboards

Gigabyte is now bundling Optane drives directly with Z370 motherboards. The post Gigabyte Now Baking 32GB of Optane Directly Into Z370 Motherboards appeared first on ExtremeTech.
AMD's Status Competition With Intel Ramps Up

AMD's Status Competition With Intel Ramps Up

Almost as soon as Intel had announced its new 28-core beast, AMD took the stage at Computex and revealed the latest update to its Threadripper CPU, and it has more cores—32 cores to be exact. That’s
Asus Announces Crypto Mining Motherboard With Support for 20 GPUs

Asus Announces Crypto Mining Motherboard With Support for 20 GPUs

GPU prices have started coming down, but Asus thinks the crypto boom just needs better mining hardware. The post Asus Announces Crypto Mining Motherboard With Support for 20 GPUs appeared first on
AMD Again Offers UEFI Update Boot Kits for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

AMD Again Offers UEFI Update Boot Kits for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

AMD is again offering boot kits to anyone who needs to update a motherboard to support a second-generation Ryzen CPU. The post AMD Again Offers UEFI Update Boot Kits for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs appeared