Almost a decade ago, with the launch of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, came the H61 chipset. Compared to the high-end P67 and Z68 models, the idea behind H61 is that it was cheap, and it was long-life. At a time when low power embedded Atom CPUs still didn’t have enough power, H61 was there to be equipped with one of Intel’s new-fangled Core processors, with the systems that designed for it destined to last a couple of decades. We’re now 9 years into that life cycle, and Biostar deems it necessary to create a new H61 design for the new decade. We’re getting to a time now where the cheaply made H61 boards of yesteryear are starting to go pop. When you save a tenth...
ASRock Launch Z87 Extreme11/AC with 22 SATA Ports and the H81 Pro BTC for Cryptocurrency Mining
This week ASRock are launching a high/low combination of motherboards for Haswell. The first one is going to be one of the wildest designs on the Z87 platform...20 by Ian Cutress on 11/18/2013