ASUS Tinker Board Spotted – Rocks 4K UHD Support

At the local launch of ASUS’ Intel 200 series motherboards, we had the chance to take a lot at the Tinker Board. A Raspberry PI contender that should put the beloved credit card sized computer to shame – specification wise. The ASUS Tinker Board features an 8.5 x 5.3 cm dimensions, and is armed with the Rockchip 1.8Ghz quad-core Arm Cortex A17 processor and the ARM Mali-T764 GPU. A combination that is even more powerful than that found on the Raspberry PI 3. Perhaps the best part of the ASUS Tinker Board is its native support for H.264 and H.265 decoding,...

Read More

Our Recommended Intel 100 Series Motherboards of 2016

Intel’s 100 Series Motherboards Are Still Relevant Intel’s 100 Series motherboards has been superseded by the 200 Series with the advent of the 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPUs. While the release of the new platform signaled the manufacturers to focus on the latest stuffs, the 100 Series is here to stay up until Intel decided to step up their game with a new socket design, and up the ante when it comes to IPC gains. The Intel 100 series is in fact at the best spot right now since prices should be lower the instant that the 200 series made land fall....

Read More

The ECS LIVA Z Mini PC Review

Intel Apollo Lake Based LIVA Z Mini PC Hits The Town The LIVA series took off 2 years ago, with the LIVA Mini PC and LIVA X spear heading the Mini PC models of ECS into the consumer market. We’ve taken a look into it, and while it is not perfect – ECS is on the right path by introducing a Mini PC that could pretty much do any simple task without requiring you to spend a good amount of cash on a full sized PC. Fast forward to 2017, and we now have the latest in ECS’ line-up of...

Read More

ASUS Readies AM4 Motherboards For The AMD Ryzen CPUs

The ASUS ROG Crosshair Line Has Been Reincarnated In a recent online event attended by OC3D, ASUS showcased their upcoming motherboards for AMD’s AM4 platform. That includes boards with the top end X370 chipset, B350, and A320 chipset. The ASUS ROG Crosshair also made a cameo, signalling the return of the company’s top dog for the AMD’s next generation platform. The ASUS ROG Crosshair VI and in this case, the HERO – carries the aesthetics of the latest ROG motherboards with a monochromatic design. It’s hard to differentiate it over ASUS’ latest boards without that iconic PGA socket design and...

Read More

For Honor Gets Bundled With MSI Gaming Motherboards

MSI Gaming bundles UBISOFT’s For Honor for their latest promotion. Basically, get any participating MSI X99, Z270, and H270 motherboard models from 25 January 2017 to 18 April 2017 and you’re in for a free game code. More info here. For Honor is a competitive third-person melee action game that mixes speed, strategy, and team play for engaging and dynamic gameplay. You will play as a warrior in one of three factions: the bold Knights, brutal Vikings and deadly Samurai, who will test their metal in all-out war. Expect to see legendary heroes, massive battles, atmospheric scenarios and epic duels....

Read More