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Subject: Motherboards | January 7, 2010 - 11:13 PM | Jonathan Hung
While CES has been dominated by hot new mobile devices and notebooks, many of your favourite motherboard manufacturers are announcing new products too. Most new boards are Clarkdale based (Intel H55 to be exact), there are some AMD releases too. Here's today's round-up of new motherboard releases from ECS, EVGA, and Gigabyte.
- Three new motherboards - H57, H55, and H55V all using the Intel H55 chipset.
Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2010 - 12:52 PM | Jonathan Hung
Hot on the heels of the Clarkdale announcement, EVGA lets loose on two upcoming motherboards based on the H55 and H57 chipsets. Not much information is known at this point, but Jacob of EVGA hints "More details very soon".
Subject: Motherboards | December 15, 2009 - 12:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus M4A785TD-V EVO and M4A785TD-M EVO AM3
share very similar designs; the "V" is a full ATX board while the "M" is a mATX. Both use the AMD 785G
chipset with an SB710
southbridge and support up to 16GB of DDR3-1800; perhaps the most noticable difference is the lack o
Subject: Motherboards | December 10, 2009 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VN1000 digital media chipset for next generation desktop and all-in-one PCs, offering a world-class HD multimedia entertainment platform compatible with the advanced desktop features of Microsoft Windows 7.
The VIA VN1000 is the most power efficient DX10.1 digital media chipset available today, making it the perfect solution for next gener
Subject: Motherboards | December 9, 2009 - 04:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can overcome the disappointment of the non-launch of the MSI Big Bang motherboard featuring Lucid Hydra Engine you can take a look at the Big Bang Trinergy motherboard. Ryan does the review of this board a little differently, it is an HD video review that gives you a chance to actually examine the board and see it in action. Check it out here.
Subject: Motherboards | December 4, 2009 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The P55 chipset really doesn't have to do a lot. The Lynnfield processor controls the PCIe and the memory, two chores that used to be the responsibility of the motherboard chipset. That responsibility was the key to the diversity of the motherboard market in previous generations. Now it is about the number of features that can be placed on the board, or the lowest price the board can be sold for.
Subject: Motherboards | November 30, 2009 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sapphire has stuck with their motherboard division to compliment their graphics business and their new board is the 785G based PI-AM3RS785G. As you would expect from a board using this chipset your motherboards back panel is quite crowded, with PS/2 ports, an SPDIF Out port, an HDMI port, a VGA port and a DVI port along with four USB 2.0 ports, one LAN port,
and 6 channel audio. There is only one PCIe slot, a full 16x but no 1x or 4x slots at all, simply a pair of legacy PCI slots.
Subject: Motherboards | November 30, 2009 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards | November 26, 2009 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to set up a low end LGA1156 system, the
Subject: Motherboards | November 26, 2009 - 01:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, November 24, 2009 – GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to introduce their latest 333 Onboard Acceleration technology featuring support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost, as well as 8+2 power phases, Ultra Durable 3 (UD3) and Easy Energy Saver (EES) on AMD 700 series chipset motherboards including the GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3.
“By extending our 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies to the AMD platform, GIGABYTE is enabling more of our
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2009 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The socket775 Intel G43 chipset doesn't get a lot of coverage, mostly because of the poor graphical performance associated with the Intel GMA X4500. The ASRock G43Twins-FullHD
is available for under $80, a big difference in price from X48 based boards, which may garner the attention of anyone with a C2D or C2Q sitting in a box somewhere. A quartet of D
Subject: Motherboards | November 20, 2009 - 02:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
Look, I think we have all had enough with the politics and sideshow that has revolved around the first motherboard to integrated the Lucid HYDRA vendor-agnostic multi-GPU technology, the MSI Big Bang Fuzion. Regardless of WHY we don't have our product yet, we are still waiting for the final retail availability for the product and the ability to spend some quality time with it. Here's a summary of what we have learned over the last months:
Subject: Motherboards | November 18, 2009 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's chipsets are as famous as their processors, but finding an Intel branded board seems to be becoming rarer. The Intel DP55WG is out there however, and motherboards.org tested it out. It is a full ATX board with a P55 Express chipset and it uses a custom BIOS setup designed in house by Intel. The board its self is not a great overclocker, but it is worth pointing out that the using the Turbo button will work to get you to the upp
Subject: Motherboards | November 13, 2009 - 01:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
During a recent trip to northern California, I stopped by the offices of ASUS and found this motherboard just sitting on the table in a conference room BEGGING to be poked and prodded. What happens when a motherboard manufacturer tries to target a super reliable motherboard rather than a super tweakable motherboard?
Subject: Motherboards | November 11, 2009 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What could be more fun than seeing just how far you can push a group of four P55 motherboards with the help of a pair of compressors to bring the temperatures down below freezing? That is exactly what AnandTech has just finished doing. A pair of EVGA P55 boards along with a single ASUS and Gigabyte all underwent testing. Those with the original Foxconn socket found their deaths thanks to socket burn syndrome.
Subject: Motherboards | November 5, 2009 - 01:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sitting in the middle of ASUS' P55 line of boards is the $220 P7P55D Deluxe, still sporting most of the new features such as Express Gate, instant-on OS, BIOS OC profiles, and heat-pipe cooling for the hotter components on the board. You will also find 9 SATA 3Gbps ports, although ASUS decided to place 3 completely different controllers on the board to handle them. A VIA VT2020 10-channel high definition audio codec makes its first appearance but
Subject: Motherboards | October 30, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not having quite as many features as the Extreme Series, the ASUS Crosshair III Formulamotherboard is still one of the better implementations of the 790FX chipset from AMD. The biggest feature for most will be the dual PCIe 16x slots, giving you some serious potential for multi-GPU setups. [H]ard|OCP does recommends using AMD's OverDrive utility as opposed to the TurboV from ASUS,
Subject: Motherboards | October 30, 2009 - 11:23 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[City of Industry, CA] MSI, a leading high-performance mainboard company, unveil its first gaming series mainboards in Intel P55 platform featuring awe-inspiring graphics and audio functionality to offer serious gamers immersive gaming experience.
The state-of-the-art gaming line is inspired by the mighty Big Bang. Unique and innovative, the all-new Big Bang series will deliver the shock and awe of unprecedented experiences and expand into its own collection of galaxies.
Subject: Motherboards | October 26, 2009 - 06:06 PM | Ryan Shrout
ASUS has a couple of new motherboards coming down the pipeline very soon that introduce new features including support for SATA 6G storage and USB 3.0 devices. Both SATA 6G and USB 3.0 technologies are awaiting actual devices that utilize them to hit the streets, but it is good to see ASUS taking the high ground and offering these options on motherboard for users that want future-proof their new builds.