Sick of SandyBridge? Don't forget X58s like the Sapphire PURE Black X58

Subject: Motherboards | February 10, 2011 - 05:16 PM |

Even if you could buy a P67 or H67 board, they are not the high performance versions of the new chipset, that hasn't arrived yet.  In the meantime, don't forget about the feature rich X58 board for the powerful LGA1366 chips still available.   Sapphire has just released a new model to the market which Modders-Inc had a chance to review.  It is well laid out, beautifully designed and sports a lot of features ... except SLI support strangely.

Source: Modders-Inc

How to contact ASUS about the P67 series chipset recall

Subject: Motherboards | February 8, 2011 - 11:23 AM |

ASUS has finalized initial internal discussions outlining our strategy and process to fully support our customers for the replacement or refund of products containing the affected Intel 6 Series support chipset. In addition, we have created a dedicated website that outlines our response, describes options for the return or refund of products and a workaround solution for current owners of these products.

Source: ASUS

Intel Provides Update on Support Chip Design Issue

Subject: Motherboards | February 7, 2011 - 04:58 PM |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 – On January 31, 2011, Intel disclosed a design issue with a support chip, the Intel 6 Series Chipset that has the potential to impact certain PC system configurations. Intel subsequently initiated extensive discussions with computer makers about this topic. Both Intel and its customers are focused on delivering the highest quality PC systems based on Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors.

MSI North America Responds to Intel 6 Series Chipset Issue With Replacement or Upgrades for Affected

Subject: Motherboards | February 3, 2011 - 06:32 PM |

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Feb. 3, 2011 – MSI Computer Corp., a
leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions,
today announced that it has stopped shipments in North America of
Sandy Bridge products following Intel’s announcement of a design issue
in the recently released Intel® 6 Series chipset.

Source: MSI

GIGABYTE retrieve announcement for Intel 6-series B2 stepping based motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | February 3, 2011 - 03:21 PM |

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY has received an official announcement from Intel
indicating the Intel 6-Series chipset design error and has implemented
a silicon fix. Please see this link for more information:

As the No.1 motherboard manufacturer, GIGABYTE will make its best
effort to recall boards
that were built on the mentioned chipsets from
our distributors with minimum disruptions.

The sub-$200 P67's are here, ASUS vs Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | January 27, 2011 - 04:11 PM |

AnandTech has found two SandyBridge boards for under $200, the ASUS P8P67 Pro and the Gigabyte P67A-UD4.  The ASUS board sports an implementation of UEFI while the Gigabyte uses a modified BIOS to handle large capacity drives.  The ASUS board also packs on overclocking features and a USB 3.0 bracket, making the

Source: AnandTech

Intel's P67 Express chipset: bringing PCIe 2.0 to mid-ranged platforms

Subject: Motherboards | January 14, 2011 - 03:18 PM |

The Tech Report examines the new P67 Express
which sports 6Gbps Serial ATA ports and full-speed PCI Express 2.0 lanes.  This makes it very competitive against AMD's boards which have sported both those features for a while now.  Their testing showed better transfer performance over the SATA channel than AMD's 890GX chipset and a significant jump from the P55 chipset, when connected to a PCIe RAID card.  Also of note was the CPU utilization, which was much higher on the AMD platform.

ECS H67H2-I Brings New Lifestyle for Home Entertaining Enthusiasts

Subject: Motherboards | January 13, 2011 - 12:38 PM |

Taipei, Taiwan, Jan 12th, 2011 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is delighted to introduce the latest
Intel® based mini-ITX motherboard – ECS H67H2-I motherboard, designing to support the 2nd generation
Intel® Core processors and redefining home theater PC of the new era.

Mini but Mighty

Source: ECS

“Deluxe 3D Unlocked” - ECS introduces the brand new Black Deluxe H67H2-M motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | January 11, 2011 - 03:08 PM |

Taipei, Taiwan, Jan, 2011 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) introduces the latest Intel® based motherboard –ECS Black Deluxe H67H2-M motherboard is powered by Intel® H67 express chipset, supporting the 2nd generation Intel® Core processor family and featuring ECS special design for 3D home theater.

Impressive Gaming Power

Source: ECS

Weaponize Yourself with the Latest GIGABYTE G1.Assassin, G1.Sniper and G1.Guerrilla

Subject: Motherboards | January 10, 2011 - 05:16 PM |

City of Industry, USA – January 10, 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions, today at a press event at CES announced their latest line of dedicated gaming motherbKiller series, consisting of the G1.Assassin, G1.Sniper and G1.Guerrilla.

Get used to seeing P67 reviews

Subject: Motherboards | January 10, 2011 - 02:14 PM |

You are going to see a lot of P67 chipset based board reviews over the next quarter as each motherboard maker is planning on releasing a lot of variants, some numbering several dozen when you include specialized OEM boards.  Choice is not a bad thing but you are going to want to research the various choices carefully and not let yourself get overwhelmed by the model numbers.  One solid choice is the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution
which combines the P67 chipset with the NF200 bridge chip which will allow properly support for Quad CrossFireX as well as 3-way and 2-way SLI. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

CES 2011 Video: MSI Big Bang Marshal offers 8 PCIe x16 slots

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2011 - 03:52 AM |

MSI held a press conference on Tuesday night that showcased new Sandy Bridge notebooks as well as the company's motherboards based on the P67 and H67 chipsets.  The stars of the party though were the new P67-based Big Bang Marshal motherboard with no less than eight (8!!) x16 PCIe slots!  They didn't want to tell us what chips were at work to create all of these lanes of traffic - can't help but wonder if this is NVIDIA nForce 200 magic or something new and potentially more interesting.  

CES 2011: MSI and a Mini-ITX H6x Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2011 - 03:30 AM |

Since Sandy Bridge was the main focus of the MSI event, it is only fitting that after digging through some boxes at the back of the room we found this little gem.

Source: MSI

CES 2011: Sneak peek of the MSI AMD 990FX Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2011 - 02:37 AM |

In a press conference centered around the Intel Sandy Bridge and the supporting desktop motherboard and notebooks that MSI is introducing, we caught sight of a slightly hidden motherboard.  There really hasn't been a whole lot from AMD about the upcoming AM3+ socket architecture, but today was the first sight of a high end 990FX motherboard from MSI.

Source: MSI

The P67 sure gets a lot of previews

Subject: Motherboards | December 9, 2010 - 05:08 PM |

Manufacturers certainly are proud of the new P67 and H67 motherboards that will house the new Sandy Bridge CPUs, when they finally arrive.  We have seen previews of boards every major manufacturer, which may not give us much in the way of hard benchmarks but do give us a very good idea of the features they will sport. You can get teased over at PC Stats as they preview one of Gigabyte's soon to be released P67 boards.

Source: PCStats

Sneak a peek at the Intel H67 if you haven't taken the opporunity

Subject: Motherboards | December 2, 2010 - 02:12 PM |

If you haven't had a chance to peek at an H67 powered Sandy Bridge motherboard, then take a moment to head to PC Stats.  They give a run down of what features this new chipset will sport but unfortunately no one is allowed to release Sandy Bridge results so this is not a true review.  You will get an idea of what part of the next generation of Intel motherboards will be like.

Source: PCStats

ZOTAC announces a duo of AMD 800 series platforms

Subject: Motherboards | December 2, 2010 - 01:14 PM |


Source: ZOTAC