Premier Farnell turns Raspberry Pi into a PC
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Bare bones, bare bones dem, bare bones

Premier Farnell has turned the Raspberry Pi microcomputer into a fully-fledged PC.

Chipzilla leans on MB partners to provide Optane
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MSI did, but others are unhappy

Chipzilla is leaning on its motherboard chums to bundle Optane on motherboards, much like MSI did.

AMD preparing new Ryzen AGESA update
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For improved DDR4 memory support

AMD is apparently going to release a new Ryzen AGESA update for AM4 motherboards which should further improve memory support.

MSI bundles Intel Optane Memory with some motherboards
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Pairs 16GB Optane Memory with three motherboards

MSI has announced three new motherboard bundles which include the 16GB Intel Optane Memory SSD for caching.

Motherboard shipments may drop over 10 percent this year
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But AMD-Intel price war may save vendors from supply chain issues


With the global decline in PC shipments finally showing signs of slowing, motherboard vendors are expecting to see a correlated slowing of overall volume in 2017, with some estimates hovering near 10 percent from last year.