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Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2007 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's P6N-SLI Platinum is based on the nForce 650i SLI MCP, and also sports Realtek ALC888HD audio. While the BIOS doesn't sport many features and limits your chance to overclock, it is more the job of it's big brother the 680i to satisfy users with those needs. [H]ard|OCP found it to be a solid board for those looking at price and basic functions, not overclocking and a dozen USB p
Subject: Motherboards | May 22, 2007 - 04:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews managed to get a hold of 2GBs of Kingston's PC3-11000 HyperX that runs 1375Mhz @ 7-7-7-20 and 1.7V. They also tried Corsair's PC3-10600 XMS3 DHX, 1333MHz @ 9-9-9-24 and 1.5V. They tested their DDR2 modules on an ASUS P5K Deluxe and the DDR3 on an ASUS P5K3 Deluxe. It seems that even with these high speed DDR3 modules, there isn't any overwhelming gain to be received by switching from DDR2.
Subject: Motherboards | May 21, 2007 - 03:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While we have seen hints of what Intel's new chipset can do, until today we have not seen enough to really judge. Now that the NDA has expired, you can get a lot more information. Start off at [H]ard|OCP and get information on both the P35 that is targeted more for gamers, and the G33 with it's integrated graphics.
Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS M2A-VM HDMI offers a nice drop in power consumption and a more than adequate onboard graphics card, for those not looking to build the next greatest gaming rig. For it's price it offers a nice selection of extras, though don't expect to be able to place a second graphics card in it, that is not the aim of this board. HotHardware likes it as a step up from an nForce board in speed and a step d
Subject: Motherboards | May 15, 2007 - 05:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Through some odd timing, Legion Hardware managed to purchase a retail P35 board before getting a reference mobo from Intel and signing a NDA. So feast your eyes on the first review of the ASUS P5K Deluxe. They have tested fully with DDR2, and this board can overclock. Get on over and see what everyone else will be showing on the 21st.
Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2007 - 04:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP picked the new sub $100 board, the EVGA 650i Ultra to find out how it compares to the 680i. By paring out almost every optional feature, including SLI, they have created a value class motherboard that is perfect for those consumers who just want a basic board and are unconcerned with overclocking or tweaking. If you know someone who wants a PC just for surfing, this may be per
Subject: Motherboards | May 7, 2007 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte N680SLI-DQ6 is one of the most feature rich motherboards on the planet, with a price to match. It also has one impressive cooling system, even surpassing MSI's upcoming Circu-Pipe cooling for Bearlake in it's size, complexity and sheer impressiveness. The Tech Report has the full review, and you won't believe the feature list they have to test.
Subject: Motherboards | May 2, 2007 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Hardware Zone has a set of pictures detailing several of the upcoming Bearlake based motherboards from MSI. On the high P35 Platinum D3 can handle DDR3 and the P35 Platinum will work with DDR2, for those who don't want to move on yet. They are also releasing a pair of motherboards with less features than the Platinum series, called the Neo. The first is just called the P35 Neo, and is built to handle DDR2 and it's very similar cousin, the P35 Neo Combo will have a hybrid memory controller able t
Subject: Motherboards | April 26, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Abit's Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI and MSI's P6N SLI Platinum are both based on the new 650i nVidia chipset, although the implementation is different. Abit's board is less expensive, though that comes at the cost of Firewire and eSATA while the MSI gives you those few extras that many people want. The problem is that MSI's is also one of the most expensive 650i boa
Subject: Motherboards | April 25, 2007 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based around the I965P and ICH8R chipset the ASUS P5B Premium sports all the features you would expect, and it claims to be fully compliant with TPM. As there really isn't a way to test compliance with TPM yet, [H]ard|OCP couldn't include that test in their review, but they've more than made up for that with a slew of benchmarks.
Subject: Motherboards | April 23, 2007 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS 965PLT-A board isn't available yet, but it won't be too long before you start to see it on the shelves. As TweakTown notes in their review, the board is misnamed, as it is built around the 946GZ chipset, not the 965. Although it's onboard graphics are lack luster, they have included 2 PCI Express x16 slots, so it can easily be the basis of a decent gaming rig.
Subject: Motherboards | April 19, 2007 - 11:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Pico-ITX platform is just 3.9 x 2.8 inches or 100 x 72 mm. That's half the size of Nano-ITX and that's half the size of Mini-ITX. My wireless router is bigger. My portable CD folder is larger. Video cards are longer and wider. A DVD cover is close to being twice as large. It's really quite incredible that so much functionality can fit on such a small PCB.
Subject: Motherboards | April 17, 2007 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only is it one of the fastest Intel P965 Express ICH8DH based boards out there, you get a full copy of GRAW and 3DMark06 with the ASUS Commando. With a fully featured BIOS, it is good for overclocking, but the lack of support for 1333MHz FSB processors needs to be addressed. Head to motherboards.org for the full review.
Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2007 - 05:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fatal1ty branded products tend to be much more expensive than ones that do not bear his name. The new RX700 Universal abit F-190HD motherboard is a huge exception, offering many features including onboard HDMI. A great all in one solution for all but the hardcore gamer, as motherboards.org points out the integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 does not support Pixel Shader 3.0 or 4.0.
Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2007 - 05:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looking for either an Asus P5N32-E SLI or an Asus Commando P965 motherboard? Looking to pay $0 for it? Well then BootDaily has a contest for you!
We've partnered with leading motherboard maker, ASUS, to give away a P5N32-E SLI an ASUS Commando P965. Both of these products are at the top of their class and support Quad-Core Core2Duo CPUs from Intel.
Subject: Motherboards | April 2, 2007 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 is first AMD RD600 based motherboard around, and it is for Core 2 Duos! Strange as it sounds, this is an AMD chipset running an Intel processor and it does it fairly well. It offers 3 PCI3 16x slots, allowing Crossfire and a PPU to run at the same time. The major downfall is the lack of overclocking ability, but it is a solid performer with a lot of other good features.
Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2007 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by motherboards.org for another look at the newly released 680i LT based motherboard from EVGA. It is a good implementation of simplicity, offering a solid board with great overclocking potential. Even for those who don't want to delve into the intricacies of OCing can get good results, Doc managed 14% with the bundled nTune software.
Subject: Motherboards | March 27, 2007 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new motherboard chipset from nVidia, the 680i LT is not really a new chipset. It is even reported as a 680i SLI, no LT in CPU-Z. Trimmed off are the second onboard NIC, 2 USB ports, and the BIOS going to 1200MHz for EPP automatically, though it can certainly reach that manually. However, this trimming did allow them to reduce the price to around $200, significantly lower than the price of a Striker Extreme. Learn more about the capabilities of this board at The Tech Report.
Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2007 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's P6N SLI Platinum incorporates some nice features into a fairly inexpensive board. With solid state capacitors, there is little chance of a leak, the supported 8GB of RAM helps this board run Vista, and it supports a FSB of up to 1333MHz, which gives it some future proofing. Gigabit NIC, 2 Firewire ports and a 7.1 HD onboard audio by Azalia round out those features. 4 3GB/s SATA channels, 2 IDE channels and an eSATA port on the back give you plenty of ch
Subject: Motherboards | March 20, 2007 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On one hand you have the full featured ASUS Striker Extreme, with blinking LEDs and LCDs, more features than you can shake a stick at and heat pipes running every which way. On the other hand is the ASUS P5N-E SLI, without the fancy add-ons and the same solid chipset at less than 1/2 the price.
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