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Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2010 - 02:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS ROG Xpander is a daughter card specifically designed to allow 4 way SLI on the soon to arrive ASUS Rampage III Extreme. Install it on the first and third PCIe slots, plug in a six pin PCIe power plug and a few molex power connectors to power the pair of nForce 200 chips on the board and you should get four 16x PCIe lanes just waiting for a Fermi card or four. The fit will be tight in most cases but if you want the most extreme benchmark results you will probably find a way. We won't see this i
Subject: Motherboards | May 20, 2010 - 01:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP were a little shocked when they initially opened up the MSI P55-CD53 for review. The single PCIe 16x slot seemed lonely, it didn't claim to have several dozen power phases and there was an odd little feature called Winki that seemed similar to ASUS' Express Gate. It is also lacking SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0, features that are very popular but tend to add to the total cost of the motherboard. What it does have is serious stability, [H]
Subject: Motherboards | May 12, 2010 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, May 11, 2010 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions is proud to
Subject: Motherboards | May 12, 2010 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's three new chipsets for the desktop have been getting press lately, especially the 890GX flagship part. The other two, the 880G and the 870 have not been getting the same coverage but are very much a good choice for the price conscious consumer. Legit Reviews takes a look at an 870 board, the ASRock 87
Subject: Motherboards | May 10, 2010 - 11:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
It would appear that we are getting close to the release of the new ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard, the next iteration of the ROG series from ASUS that promises to bring the ultimate enthusiast platform to the AMD-based user. We don't have a whole lot of details yet but we know that it is using the new AMD 890FX chipset along with some iteration of the Lucid HYDRA vendor-agnostic multi-GPU technology that we have only previously seen in MSI's Big Bang Fuzion motherboard.
Subject: Motherboards | May 7, 2010 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte has extended their mATX board offerings with their new $120 H55M-USB3
board. For a small board there are a fair number of connectors, a single ATA-133 IDE and a pair of SATA II ports, 10 USB 2.0 and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and even VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort outputs. Inside are a pair of PCIe 16x slots and a pair of PCI slots. Overclocking this H55 board was a joy for [H]ard|OCP, the i5 750 they tested with h
Subject: Motherboards | May 4, 2010 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Three prime examples of motherboards using AMD's new chipset are, from most to lest expensive, the Asus Crosshair IV Formula, the Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 and the MSI 890FXA-GD70. All three are up for review at The Tech Report and while they are similar there are definite differences. Only the USB 3.0 con
Subject: Motherboards | April 28, 2010 - 11:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, April 27, 2010 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today unveiled an exciting range of motherboards based on the highly anticipated AMD 890FX, 880G and 870 chipsets.
Subject: Motherboards | April 27, 2010 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't let the release of the Phenom II X6 1090T overshadow AMD's other big new for today, the release of the enthusiast level 890FX chipset and several motherboards that use it. There is some rather big news from this chipset as it is fully PCIe 2.0 compliant, in fact it has 42 PCI-E 2.0 lanes and 11 engines.
Subject: Motherboards | April 27, 2010 - 12:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (April 27th, 2010) - ASUS is proud to announce two boards based on AMD’ latest 890FX chipset, the Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula and the M4A89TD PRO. These boards are produced with the philosophy that design matters, ensuring the best in performance, features, safety and reliability.
Subject: Motherboards | April 22, 2010 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASRock is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think extreme LGA1366 performance but it seems they are attempting to change that with the release of their ASRock X58 Extreme3
motherboard. At $199 it is among the least expensive X58 boards on the market but you could hardly tell by the specifications. The standard features are there, like 7.1 audio a pair of PCIe 2.0 x16 slots supporting Crossfire and SLI, a pair o
Subject: Motherboards | April 20, 2010 - 11:24 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There have been quite a few mATX boards made with Intel chipsets that still warm the hearts of gamers with their features and options but what about the AMD user looking for a little power in a little box?
Subject: Motherboards | April 15, 2010 - 05:36 PM | Ryan Shrout
What do you get when you combine nine of North America's best overclockers, 480 liters of liquid nitrogen and a room full of hardware just begging to be put to the test? A hell of a way to spend a weekend!
Subject: Motherboards | April 14, 2010 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (April 14th, 2010) - ASUS, the leading provider of high performance motherboards, launches the highly anticipated Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme motherboards in North America today. Featuring class leading designs and innovative features, the ROG Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme set a new standard for world class enthusiast motherboards.
Subject: Motherboards | April 14, 2010 - 01:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H is a microATX board for LGA1156 Clarkdale chips which seems designed to make the most of Intel's new HD Graphic onboard GPU. No less than four graphics ports are on this board, VGA, HDMI, DCI and DisplyPort, making this a very versatile board for anyone looking to build an HTPC without needing to pick up a discreet graphics card. The inclusion of 7.1 surround sound thanks to the Realtek ALC889 HDA codec
Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2010 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TAIPEI, Taiwan – April 12, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced their full range of Intel chipset-based X58, P55, H55, H57 as well as current and upcoming AMD 800 chipset series motherboards all allow charging of Apple’s latest hot selling iPad while the device is in use (on) and also when not in use (off).
Recent industry and news reports indicate that USB ports on most Windows PCs are unable to provide enough power to charge the new iPad while the device is in
Subject: Motherboards | April 10, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
We are sitting in sunny Santa Clara yet again for an exciting event hosted by ASUS - the OC Summit and Competition as part of the ROG Experience Tour. This event is bringing together 9 of the world's best overclockers to compete with each other for cash and prizes. The subject of their ire? The new ASUS Maximus III Extreme and Rampage III Extreme motherboards; part of the Republic of Gamers product line from ASUS.
Subject: Motherboards | April 9, 2010 - 02:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's new chipset is being reviewed at [H]ard|OCP in the form of the GIGABYTE 890GPA-UD3H. You have an AMD 890GX Northbridge paired with the AMD SB850 Southbridge. Not too many people are excited about the onboard graphics offered by the 890GX but the southbridge does have features of interest, namely the native support for USB 3.0 as well as SATA 6G. Not all was loved about this board, for instance Gigabyte's continued insistence on hiding 'advanced' BIOS features behind a secret keystroke but
Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2010 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mini-ITX and mATX boards have enjoyed a surge in popularity as HTPC and small form factor PCs are being built more often. This is in part due to boards like the ASUS Rampage Gene which was a mATX board with some impressive features that were usually reserved for full sized ATX form factor boards. The Tech Report examines four boards, the Asus P7H55D-M EVO, the Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3, the Intel DH55TC and the Zotac H55 ITX boards. All but the Zotac board are mATX, the Zotac is even smaller as a mini-ITX board; however all share the P55 Express chipset.
Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2010 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte 790XT-USB3 sees a nice update to a 790X based board with the addition of USB 3.0. In a way it seems an obvious choice as USB 3.0 devices are becoming popular and are not that expensive, while SSDs are and they are the only devices that can actually make use of SATA 6GB/s. Those who can afford the more expensive 890GX are more likely to invest in an SSD that those looking for a less expensive 790X board. Bjorn3D was a bit pu