Motherboards


  • Lessons Of A Lifetime
    Most often, people win a lifetime achievement award at the end of their careers. The honor serves more as a retrospect of past glories rather than a harbinger of great things to come. Not so with Bruce Geier.
  • EMC's New Juggling Act With The Channel
    EMC, the once direct-only supplier of high-end storage systems, is increasingly relying on the channel to sell and support its solutions, a trend that is certain to increase after it acquires Iomega.
  • Dell, The Innovator?
    Flashback: It's August 2006. Dell is a direct-only company, it's suffering from the bad publicity of having one of its notebooks blow up at a conference in Japan and its market share is on the verge of a big decline as companies including Hewlett-Packard and Acer are taking away business.
  • ShadowRAM: June 16, 2008
    The 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics kicked off June 5 in Boston, and we were on-hand for a behind-the-scenes look at Game 1 of the best-of-seven series and the technology that keeps it all running smoothly.
  • AMD Moves To Capitalize On Montevina Delay
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. showcased its new notebook platform at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and this month announced the availability of a new dual-core Turion mobile processor and a new 7-series chipset optimized for mobility as part of the product launch code-named Puma.
  • Controller Pairs Price, Performance
    Despite advancements in standardization and the abundance of compatible components, building gaming and high-end graphics workstations still requires finesse. To achieve the best results, there must be a balance between price and performance, and not all RAID controller vendors square the two as well as HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., does.
  • A Windows 7 Wish List
    Microsoft isn't offering up many details on what it will include in Windows 7. Here are some suggestions, though.
  • TechBuilder Recipe: Living in a Virtual (Linux) World
    There are good reasons for removing a Linux distro entirely and doing a clean install. For testing and evaluation purposes, however, it's helpful to have multiple systems available simultaneously for comparison. This is where virtual machines come in handy.
  • AMD Prowls For Notebook Wins With Puma
    Advanced Micro Devices launches dual-core Turion X2 Ultra, new chipset, graphics at Computex as part of next-gen mobile platform, as Intel clarifies details on delays to its own Montevina launch.
  • VIA: We Welcome Our New Atom Overlords
    Taiwanese company says it's happy to play second banana to Intel as the chip giant's new low-power brand expands market for MIDs and other small form factors.
  • Intel Delays New Mobile Chips, Chipsets
    Full release of Montevina, Intel's next-gen Centrino notebook platform, is pushed back from early June to early August though some parts will be available on July 14.
  • Phenom Triple-Core Processors Get To Builders
    AMD makes available three new Phenom triple-core desktop processors as part of its packaging of high-definition computing platforms aimed at both enthusiasts and mainstream media users.
  • ShadowRAM: May 26, 2008
    The channel eagerly watched the season finale of "American Idol" last Wednesday to see if David Archuleta, the son of one of their own, could grab a victory in the popular singing contest. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be. Archuleta earned nearly 43 million votes, but that wasn't enough to overcome rival David Cook for the title. David Archuleta is the 17-year-old son of Jeff Archuleta, owner of Arch Consulting Group, a VAR in Salt Lake City.

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