ECS gets extreme with ATI

Subject: Motherboards | July 19, 2006 - 05:15 PM |
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The ECS KA3 MVP Extreme is not lacking when it comes to extras, including a completely new way to reset your BIOS for consumer boards.  [H]ard|OCP finds out how it stacks up to the competition, and whether ECS focussed more on features, or overclockability.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Asus Crosshair Series: Republic of Gamers

Subject: Motherboards | July 12, 2006 - 03:47 PM |
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Asus sent along word and images of a new AM2-based motherboard coming out soon from Asus.  The new product series has been dubbed Republic of Gamers and has the goal to be the best motherboard for gamers and overclockers.  What kind of new features are they preparing for these boards?  If you remember looking through our Computex coverage from last month, we had a preview look at some of these new motherboard technologies. 


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ABIT offers a peek at their new P965 chipset based motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 5, 2006 - 12:20 PM |
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AnandTech recently received an AB9Pro from ABIT for Socket775.  While this evaluation version does not yet support Core Duo processors, you can have a look at the performance with a single core chip.

Source: AnandTech

Socket AM2 From ASUS

Subject: Motherboards | June 28, 2006 - 01:55 PM |
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Drop by [H]ard|OCP for their review of the impressively decked out M2N32-SLI Deluxe.  This motherboard's features and extras are so inclusive, it even comes with a fan and assembly to be used in systems with watercooling.  Add the fact that with a little fiddling, the memory bus broke 400MHz, and you have a board worth your consideration.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

This board goes to 240

Subject: Motherboards | June 26, 2006 - 01:58 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP put a lot of effort into pushing the Foxconn C51XEM2AA to the fastest FSB they could.  While it can reach 250, it was far from stable, and while not an amazing overclock, when you consider this is a brand new chipset, it speaks well of the potential for the nForce 590 as it matures.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AM-2 Boards from Foxconn & Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | June 22, 2006 - 03:38 PM |
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Drop by AnandTech for a look at 2 AM-2 boards, both using the nForce 590 chipset.  They can help you decide between the feature rich Foxconn, or the well laid out Gigabyte offerings.

Source: AnandTech

A Radeon a LANParty

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 05:49 PM |
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This new LANParty board from DFI, based on the Radeon 200 chipset comes with most of the slots done in bright yellow and orange, possibly a warning sign about the power of this board.  [H]ard|OCP managed to get the LANParty RDX200 CF-DR to boot up at a 300MHz FSB, though it wasn't exactly stable.  Drop by and see how far it can be pushed before it starts to push back.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

VIA Launches Ultra Low Power VIA EPIA CN Mini-ITX Mainboard

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 1 June
2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip
technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA
CN-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the latest in the range of VIA C7
processor-based ultra compact platforms

ABIT of renewel for their motherboard lineup

Subject: Motherboards | May 30, 2006 - 04:08 PM |
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ABIT's newest socket 939 motherboard, the AN8 32X puts some spark into the 939 socket.  With AM-2 just hitting the streets, this board instead utilizes the improvements upon the NForce 4 chipset, and has an incredible amount of features.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review, what are you waiting for?

Source: [H]ard|OCP

The newest motherboard chipsets from ATI and nVIDIA

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 03:39 PM |
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ExtremeTech spills the beans on ATI and nVIDIA's newest series, the CrossFire Xpress 3200, and the nForce 500.  ATI has extended their existing 3200 series, while nVIDIA has changed almost everything.

Don't forget to read Ryan's sneak peek, there is a lot of info on these 2 chipsets to learn.

Source: Extremetech

abit Launches Fatal1ty AN9 32X Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 11:38 AM |
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May 23, 2006
Universal abit is proud to unveil its next generation
of Fatal1ty gaming motherboards. Tested and approved by fivefold professional
world champion Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel, the Fatal1ty AN9 32X
is Built to Kill!
 

Source: ABIT

nForce 500 series arrives in time for Socket AM-2

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 04:17 PM |
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Bjorn3D takes a look at the nVIDIA nForce MCP 590 series.  With 4 different takes on these AM-2 boards, there should be something to interest everyone.

"The NVIDIA nForce® 500 family of MCPs support dual-core AMD® Socket AM2 processors and are available

in four different versions:

NVIDIA nForce® 590 SLI MCP for hard-core, do it yourselfer (DIY) enthusiasts

NVIDIA nForce® 570 SLI MCP for the performance, dual GPU segment

Source: Bjorn3D

VIA Announces Comprehensive AMD Chipset Support for Socket AM2 Transition

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD).

To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD's transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory.

ATI unveils new chipset line-up bringing new features

Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 11:55 AM |
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MARKHAM, CANADA - May 23, 2006 - ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY,
NASDAQ:ATYT) is bringing its technology leadership to a new generation of
AMD PC users with the introduction of the CrossFireT Xpress 3200 chipset and
the ATI RadeonR Xpress 1100 series of chipsets, all compatible with socket
AM2. The CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the top-performing enthusiast chipset
available today and the Radeon Xpress 1100 prepares users for Windows VistaT
with ATI's fastest integrated graphics ever.

Source: Email

Gigabyte keeps LGA755's nice and cool

Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM |
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Gigabyte's GA-G1975X G1-Turbo has a good chance of keeping your Intel chip nice and cool, thanks to a unique cooling solution around the socket.  Drop by HotHardware to find out how good a job it can do in keeping your temps down.

Source: HotHardware

What the nForce 500 can do for you

Subject: Motherboards | May 16, 2006 - 03:21 PM |
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Hardware Zone looks at the feature rich ASUS M2N32 SLI-Deluxe.   ASUS has managed to utilize almost every available feature in the nForce 500 chipset, drop by and see all the bells and whistles that includes.

E3 2006: The ABIT Fatal1ty Professional AN9 32X

Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 06:07 PM |
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Abit had their AM2/nForce 590 based motherboard on display at their booth at E3. The Fatal1ty Professional AN9 32X is their latest addition to the Fatal1ty line of motherboards and boasts dual x16 SLI support, dual GB lan, six SATA-II ports for dual raid 5 and more. Legit Reviews was there to get some first hand info and pics.

Walking through the ABIT/Fatal1ty booth at E3 this year we spotted one of the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP motherboards on display in plain site.

Mobo makers confirm May launch for Turion64 X2 and Socket AM2

Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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According to unnamed motherboard manufacturers it appears that AMD is still on track to release the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors in May.


The availability of AMD's next-generation CPUs — the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors — will still follow the chip vendor's May schedule, according to unnamed motherboard makers that have recently received this confirmation from AMD, in response to speculation, on the part of some PC maker
Source: Digitimes

ABIT Shows Off mATX Board with HDMI

Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 07:28 AM |
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Almost as relentless as the news pouring out of E3, ABIT has let go some more details on upcoming products. This time it's a Intel 945G mATX motherboard that supports both your standard VGA and HDMI. On top of that, it uses Yonah / Merom packages which runs relatively cool.

Source: Daily Tech

ABIT Releases Some NF5 Teasers

Subject: Motherboards | May 9, 2006 - 11:40 PM |
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It's been a rough few months for ABIT, but it appears the worst is behind them. They are hitting back with some new products. Following Ryan's review of the AN8 32X last week, ABIT has revealed their next nForce motherboard based on the nForce 5 chipset. The Inquirer has the scoop along with some pictures and the new company logo!


"The company will unveil the board around Computex time, but it looks quite finished to us.

Source: The Inquirer