BFG TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NFORCE 590 SLI MOTHERBOARD - COMING IN OCTOBER

Subject: Motherboards | August 21, 2006 - 09:10 AM |
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Lake Forest, IL — (August 21, 2006) — BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that their new BFG nForce® 590 SLI™ motherboard will be available in October at leading retailers and e-tailers.

abit launches AW9D Series - Intel 975X Chipset motherboards built for Core(TM) 2 Duo and beyond

Subject: Motherboards | August 18, 2006 - 08:18 AM |
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August 16 th , 2006 — Today Universal abit launched their much anticipated AW9D and AW9D-MAX motherboards based on the Intel 975X chipset. There has been much anticipation in the industry for this series and as far as looks go, these boards are built to please. The benchmarking has been exceptional in typical abit style and our tweakability and overclocking features have exceeded even our own expectations:

Source: ABIT

Tech Convergence in the new millenium

Subject: Motherboards | August 15, 2006 - 09:09 AM |
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The recent purchase of ATI by AMD, and the merger of Gigabyte and ASUS are very much in the news.  DigiTimes has noticed another, much quieter deal.  It looks like Flextronics has purchased Iwill.  Just what could this all mean to the consumer?

Don't miss out on Ryan's review of the new Socket AM2 motherboard from ASUS, the Crosshair.

Source: Digitimes

DDR versus DDR2 on the same board

Subject: Motherboards | August 10, 2006 - 08:51 AM |
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AnandTech utilizes the abilty for the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA to run either DDR or DDR2 to provide a good look at the benefits of moving to the new RAM.  Find out if the tighter timings on the slower DDR can keep up with the faster and looser DDR2.  Also, since this board supports AGP and PCI-E graphics cards, there is no easier way to move to Core 2 Duo.

Source: AnandTech

GIGABYTE and ASUS Announced their Joint Venture in Motherboard and Graphics Card Business

Subject: Motherboards | August 9, 2006 - 12:51 PM |
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In accordance with the relevant regulations according to Company Law,
Securities Law and Business Merger & Acquisition Law, a resolution
of the board of directors was passed on the 8th of August, 2006 for
GIGABYTE Technology Co., LTD (Stock Code: 2376) to transfer the
relevant assets and businesses of its own branded motherboards and VGA
cards to a newly established subsidiary.

Asus to Acquire Gigabyte??

Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 06:44 PM |
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The title pretty much says it all, though we can file this under "rumor-mill" for the time being...

Asustek Computer is interested in acquiring another motherboard specialist Gigabyte Technology, which shows better strength in distribution, according to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry.

Source: Digitimes

Biostar TForce 550 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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The gang over at HardOCP has reviewed the Biostar motherboard based on the nForce 550 chipset; and they say it makes a decent budget motherboard. 

As Jake mentioned above that the power components would get hotter when water cooling, this is exactly what I saw. The VRMs on the board were at 250F without any airflow at stock settings with the FX-62.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EPoX's affordable take on NForce500

Subject: Motherboards | August 4, 2006 - 10:05 AM |
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EPoX's new MF570SLI is based on the new nForce500 series, specifically the 570SLI.  With dual gigabit NICs, onboard Realtek sound, and lots of space around the CPU socket help make this board even more attractive.  [H]ard|OCP has all the info about it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Sneak a peek at the new Radeon RD600 chipset

Subject: Motherboards | August 2, 2006 - 09:49 AM |
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TweakTown somehow managed to sneak into a lab working on the upcoming Radeon chipset for Core 2 CPUs.  90nm manufacture, three 16x PCI express slots, 2 X8s for graphics and one X2 for a PPU plus support for DDR3 ... just a few of the mysteries they reveal.

Source: TweakTown

Get your Intel compatible Radeon chipsets before they're gone

Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2006 - 02:57 PM |
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Some of the fallout from the ATI-AMD merger has made itself apparent.  The ATI RD600 for Conroe will still be released, but as TweakTown discovered, it is likely to be the last Intel compatible Radeon chipset.

If you are looking for an Intel based board for Conroe, Ryan has reviewed the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe right here.

Source: TweakTown

Gigabyte's Core Duo motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 24, 2006 - 09:27 AM |
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The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Intel P965 offers support for the newest Conroe Core Duo chips from Intel.  Drop by Hexus to see how a 965 motherboard you can go out and buy performs.

Source: Hexus

abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line

Subject: Motherboards | July 21, 2006 - 10:24 AM |
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July 21, 2006
Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards,
is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control.
Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its
customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced
Durability to the user.
 

Source: ABIT

ECS gets extreme with ATI

Subject: Motherboards | July 19, 2006 - 02:15 PM |
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The ECS KA3 MVP Extreme is not lacking when it comes to extras, including a completely new way to reset your BIOS for consumer boards.  [H]ard|OCP finds out how it stacks up to the competition, and whether ECS focussed more on features, or overclockability.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Asus Crosshair Series: Republic of Gamers

Subject: Motherboards | July 12, 2006 - 12:47 PM |
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Asus sent along word and images of a new AM2-based motherboard coming out soon from Asus.  The new product series has been dubbed Republic of Gamers and has the goal to be the best motherboard for gamers and overclockers.  What kind of new features are they preparing for these boards?  If you remember looking through our Computex coverage from last month, we had a preview look at some of these new motherboard technologies. 


Let us know

ABIT offers a peek at their new P965 chipset based motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 5, 2006 - 09:20 AM |
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AnandTech recently received an AB9Pro from ABIT for Socket775.  While this evaluation version does not yet support Core Duo processors, you can have a look at the performance with a single core chip.

Source: AnandTech

Socket AM2 From ASUS

Subject: Motherboards | June 28, 2006 - 10:55 AM |
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Drop by [H]ard|OCP for their review of the impressively decked out M2N32-SLI Deluxe.  This motherboard's features and extras are so inclusive, it even comes with a fan and assembly to be used in systems with watercooling.  Add the fact that with a little fiddling, the memory bus broke 400MHz, and you have a board worth your consideration.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

This board goes to 240

Subject: Motherboards | June 26, 2006 - 10:58 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP put a lot of effort into pushing the Foxconn C51XEM2AA to the fastest FSB they could.  While it can reach 250, it was far from stable, and while not an amazing overclock, when you consider this is a brand new chipset, it speaks well of the potential for the nForce 590 as it matures.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AM-2 Boards from Foxconn & Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | June 22, 2006 - 12:38 PM |
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Drop by AnandTech for a look at 2 AM-2 boards, both using the nForce 590 chipset.  They can help you decide between the feature rich Foxconn, or the well laid out Gigabyte offerings.

Source: AnandTech

A Radeon a LANParty

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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This new LANParty board from DFI, based on the Radeon 200 chipset comes with most of the slots done in bright yellow and orange, possibly a warning sign about the power of this board.  [H]ard|OCP managed to get the LANParty RDX200 CF-DR to boot up at a 300MHz FSB, though it wasn't exactly stable.  Drop by and see how far it can be pushed before it starts to push back.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

VIA Launches Ultra Low Power VIA EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 09:43 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 1 June
2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA
CN-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the latest in the range of VIA C7
processor-based ultra compact platforms