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Subject: Motherboards | August 29, 2007 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We still don't know when AMD will announce their upcoming RD790 chipset, but TweakTown managed to get a sneak peak at it at the World Cyber Games. This is a big step for AMD, as this is the chipset that will run Phenom processors, and add support for PCI Express 2.0.
Subject: Motherboards | August 23, 2007 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H is an AMD 690 based microATX board. As [H]ard|OCP points out, you will be doing this board an injustice if you think it's small size will hold it back. This board is as feature rich as it's larger cousins, and just wait until you see how well it overclocks.
There is also some interesting news about XFX's nForce 680i, which Ryan shares with you here.
Subject: Motherboards | August 20, 2007 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When HotHardware reviewed ASUS' P5K3 Deluxe and the Gigabyte P35T-DQ6, they found that the benchmarks lined up with each other, with only a 1 or 2% difference. When two boards perform so similarly it comes down to the features each manufacturer can get on the board, and how far you are able overclock it. Find out what these two boards can offer you.
Subject: Motherboards | August 14, 2007 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown has gathered 5 motherboards based on the P35 chipset. ASUS, ABIT, ECS, Foxconn and Gigabyte are all represented, so read the full review to get a look at who has implemented the P35 chipset best, and of course; who gives the best extras.
Subject: Motherboards | August 10, 2007 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS Blitz Extreme is almost a clone of the Blitz Formula, the difference lying in the memory controller. The Blitz Extreme is the DDR3 version of the P35 based board, giving early adopters the ability to use the new type of memory. Find out if [H]ard|OCP found it to be a better choice than the Formula.
Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2007 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS' new addition to the Republic of Gamers lineup is the P35 based DDR2 Blitz Formula motherboard. [H]ard|OCP was amazed by the overclocking ability that this board possesses, eclipsing the Commando and the P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP Edition that previously impressed them. Add the LCD and LED informational displays and the feature set, and you have a very nice high end board.
Subject: Motherboards | August 2, 2007 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AMD 690G chipset is undergoing a revision, specifically it's the BIOS that is being tweaked. The onboard graphics will have proper support for HD quality video and significant improvements to the overclocking potential. The Tech Report has some pictures of a new Gigabyte board, and a bit more details on what to expect from this chipset's second wave.
Subject: Motherboards | August 1, 2007 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS is the next manufacturer to offer a pair of P35 motherboards, the Blitz Extreme which supports DDR3 and the Blitz Formula which is a DDR2 board. These boards are essentially twins, in Techgage's review, they have a picture of the boards side by side, and there are no visual clues as to which board is which. Check out the surprises these clones have!
Subject: Motherboards | July 20, 2007 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Trying to get a QX6850 to work, at full speed, on a 680i motherboard proved a challenge for many, including AnandTech. Using an EVGA 680i board and the brand new P30 BIOS, as well as the new ASUS Blitz and P5K Deluxe, they tested the overclocking ability for the CPU and RAM. One of the key points in the article is that this new BIOS makes it very easy to push a 1066 processor to 1333, but they have much more than that to report on.
Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2007 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS G33T-M2 has an onboard Intel GMA 3100 graphics chipset, a Gigabit NIC and 7.1 HD Azalia, as well as 1 PCI Express x16, a PCI Express x1 slot a pair of PCI slots and 4 SATA slots. What it doesn't have is any IDE channels. It also supports 1333MHz FSB and DDR2. Read on to find out what PC Stats thought of this all inclusive entry level motherboard.
Subject: Motherboards | July 13, 2007 - 01:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte's GA-N680SLI-DQ6 has everything you would expect from a 680i motherboard. Support for 1333MHz FSB, SLI and solid capacitors, along with a bright colour scheme and copper heatpipes for the chipset. The testing Hot Hardware put it through proves that this motherboard can compete with any of the other enthusiast class motherboard on the market, both in speed and features.
Subject: Motherboards | July 10, 2007 - 05:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hot on the heels of eVGA, XFX has released a pair of motherboards, the 680i LT and the 650i Ultra. Both are C2D boards, and are capable of supporting a 1333MHz FSB, and have all the onboard goodies you would expect, although only the 680i supports SLI. The full review at Legit Rev
Subject: Motherboards | July 4, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Phoronix revisits the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi, with a focus on open source OSes. We have seen how this board performs under various flavours of Windows, but this is a new look that we don't get too often. Read on to see just how well ASUS has allowed these two OSes to recognize and use all of the extra hardware onboard.
Subject: Motherboards | June 25, 2007 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte has kept the tradition of P35 boards with the P35T-DQ6. Featuring solid state capacitors cooled with enormous, but low profile copper heatsinks. They have gone for a passive solution, allowing silence from you chipset cooling, and leaving you enough space for a titanic CPU cooler. [H]ard|OCP found the supported DDR3 allowed them to reach a synchronous CPU FSB of 400MHz @ 1600MHz<
Subject: Motherboards | June 19, 2007 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It seems easy to spot a P35 based motherboard from afar, just look for the board with the copper roller coaster on it. In the case of the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, look for the heatpipes that embrace the LGA775 socket, which are low profile enough not to interfere with any of the monstrous heatsinks needed to cool the C2Quads or C2DExtreme chips. Join [H]ard|OCP as they put this motherboard thr
Subject: Motherboards | June 14, 2007 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI P35 Platinum offers all the advantages of the P35 chipset like the 1333MHz FSB but it is built to use DDR2, saving you from paying the current premium on DDR3, assuming you can find it for sale. The passive cooling solution on this board is very unique, and may be what gives this board it's overclocking ability. Although this is the first P35 on the market, HotHardware found it very sta
Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2007 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BIOS beep codes driving you nuts? Even worse, is your system speaker dead, and you don't even know what beep code is playing? OCIA has posted a review of Soyo's TechAID, a PCI card with LEDs that is supposed to display the error code associated with whatever is traumatizing your motherboard. Read on to find out if it does it's job well, or if it's just better to invest in a motherboard that has a display built into it.
Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2007 - 01:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is showdown today at HotHardware, between MSI's P965 Platinum and the Asus P5B-E. The ASUS board may be lacking in some features, like CrossFire support, but the BIOS is perfect for tweakers, as there are lots of settings you can adjust to get the syst
Subject: Motherboards | May 29, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS AMD690GM-M2 is available for under $100. With the price cuts on AM2 processors, it's onboard Radeon Xpress 1250 and LAN, all you need is a case and a monitor and you are ready to go. It even has a 16X PCI Express slot if you want to upgrade your graphics. All in all, PC Stats was rather impressed at what this board delivers.
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