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Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2005 - 07:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
All in all, ABIT Fatal1ty AN8 mainboard makde a very good impression.
Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2005 - 12:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
Gamer's Depot has put up an article comparing four SLI motherboards today. They look at options from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte and DFI. You can also check out my reviews by looking in our motherboard section.
We firmly believe that the importance of SLI has been properly communicated amongst many gamers and certainly ATI — I guess it's easy to talk-down a technology you don't have out on the market eh?
Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2005 - 11:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
The DFI NF4 Ultra has been getting a lot of play recently, this time in the overclocking arena.
The DFI will run very stable at 300 x 8 using TCCD 512x2 @1T, achieving 300 x 9 with simple air-cooling credits to how well the BIOS, memory controller and the quality of this board to work in concert with each other. This board is simply splendid in reaching the best possible performance.
Subject: Motherboards | March 18, 2005 - 07:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
DFI really set the stage for tweakers and overclockers with this board and are now reaping the benefits of its hard work and research. As of today (March 18), fifteen of the top twenty systems in the 3DMark05 hall of fame use DFI SLI systems!
Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2005 - 02:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
Geoff (that's pronounced "Jeff" for us Americans) of The Tech Report has posted his review of the Abit Fatal1ty AN8 motherboard today. In case you also want to read what I had to say about it, you can read my review as well.
In addition to OTES exhaust coolers, Abit also bundles an OTES RAMFlow memory cooler with the board.
Subject: Motherboards | March 16, 2005 - 11:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
Hardcoreware.net has reviewed the Gigabyte K8VT890 board based on the VIA PCI Express chipset. They seem to find problems with the overclocking optins in the BIOS, but I wonder if they know the "Alt F2" Gigabyte trick?
Here is the "Advanced Chipset" section, this is where the memory tweaks SHOULD be. Nothing to be found; in fact, I just set up the benchmarking platform to double check that I had the CMOS is "Advanced Mode" when I took these pictures. Sure enough, these are all the tweaks you'll get.
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2005 - 12:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Ever wonder what some of the basic components on a motherboard actually are? Ever looked at a board layout and been confused? Then you should check out the motherboard basics article at Big Bruin today.
Many motherboards now include features onboard that were once only available as expansion cards to be purchased separately. A typical motherboard will now include stereo sound capabilities, a 10/100 LAN connection, and a few USB 2.0 ports on the back panel connection.
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2005 - 12:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA Arena has just sent out news of an article they have on the new VIA EPIA-SP mini-ITX motherboard.
Take a reasonably large hard drive, a stick of DDR400 memory, a tiny ITX case along with a wireless keyboard and mouse and there you have it, the ultimate home theater system. Of course you will need to back this flashy little computer up with some impressive audio and a killer television, but I will leave that part of the buying process up to you.
Subject: Motherboards | March 14, 2005 - 02:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
Geoff of The Tech Report has a review up on the new VIA K8T890-based Soltek motherboard. This board is the first retail K8T890 board I have ever seen, and the gang at TR concurr. What do they have to say about the board?
Unfortunately, the SL-K890PRO-939 doesn't have the luxury of living in a vacuum. Its world is populated with nForce4 motherboards that serve up faster chipset-level Gigabit Ethernet and more robust RAID capabilities than VIA's dated VT8237 chipset provides.
Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2005 - 02:55 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like ECS is going to try to bridge the gap between Intel and AMD motherboards by allowing a user of their PF88 board to use...BOTH. I have a couple of Asrock boards here sporting both 754-pin and 939-pin Athlon 64 sockets, and the results have been somewhat lacking, but we'll see what ECS has to offer.
The mainboard has 4 slots for DDR2 667, a 1066FSB, SATA2, GigaLAN and 1394a Firewire.
Subject: Motherboards | March 10, 2005 - 01:16 AM | Mark McKee
For those of you looking for an NForce 4 board, you might want to check out the review of the DFI LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D over at Legion Hardware.
"Clearly, DFI have focused heavily on delivering what is possibly going to be the best nForce4 motherboard. For those looking for an nForce4 Ultra motherboard, the search is over. The LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D is irresistible, especially given the price tag of just $140 US.
Subject: Motherboards | March 7, 2005 - 09:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
March 7, 2005 - ABIT, along with Intel, ATI, LG, and Corsair, are pleased to announce the launch of the ACON5 Global Gaming Event. Held in over 20 countries and territories, ACON5 invites avid gamers from 150 cities across the globe to one of the world's largest, most exciting gaming tournaments.
"With thousands of gamers taking part last year, ACON4 was a major success," notes ABIT Gaming Brand Manager Lester Lau.
Subject: Motherboards | February 22, 2005 - 06:55 PM | Sean Pelletier
The guys over at HardOCP have managed to get their hands on DFI's new LANParty nForce4 SLI board and have run it through its paces. Overall, it looks like DFI's flagship motherboard for the AMD-platform is packed with a solid bundle and exceptional performance. If you're in the market for a new mobo or just want to see some crazy benchmark scores, head over and take a look!
DFI has a great product in the DFI nF4 SLI-DR, but it is not without a few very small shortcomings.
Subject: Motherboards | February 15, 2005 - 12:14 AM | Mark McKee
Hexus.net has a review of the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI that can be found here.
"The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles
as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also
generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system was rock-solid stable throughout.
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2005 - 09:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
ABIT Unleashes Fatal1ty AN8 Motherboard
The Ultimate AMD Platform from the Ult1mate Gamer
January 31, 2005 - Since the release of the Intel-based Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard, ABIT's Fatal1ty Hardware Series has been taking the PC hardware
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2005 - 01:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was just looking around tonight and found that we now have three SLI motherboards available in our PriceGrabber engine.
- Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe - starting at $181
- Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI - starting at $184
- MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum - starting at $189
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
As a second little treat for you today (if you didn't see the Abit motherboard preview below, just scroll down), I have some of the first shots of a finished DFI NF4 SLI-DR motherboard that was sent to me yesterday. As I'll be out of town during the weekend and most of next week, I won't get a chance to review it until I get back, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the board with you before I head out.
This is the full, NF4 SLI chipset motherboard, not the NF4 Ultra motherboard with two x16 PCIe
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
A little birdie tipped me off with some new information on a NVIDIA nForce4-based dual Opteron board from Abit that is due to be released in February. The board specifications are pretty impressive, and include SLI support as well as 4 SATA II ports and dual Gigabit ethernet connections. Even more interesting is the fact that I am told that this board does not require registered memory and will work with standard non-ECC and non-registered memory modules, saving considerable costs on system. And with the
Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:24 AM | Chris Wiles
|Albatron decided to stick with the current Socket 478 processors on this model. This allows existing P4 users to migrate over to the PCI-E world without having to buy a new processor.|