The newest motherboard chipsets from ATI and nVIDIA

Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 12:39 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 - 08:38 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 - 01:17 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 - 09:02 AM |
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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 - 08:55 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 - 03:26 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 - 12:21 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 - 03:07 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 - 08:40 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 - 04:28 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 - 08:40 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

One clock to rule them all

Subject: Motherboards | May 4, 2006 - 08:53 AM |
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DigiTimes reports on Cypruss Semiconductors newest invention, a universal clock generator.  This will allow mulitiple motherboard manufacturers to make multiple types motherboard chipsets, both Intel and AMD, all with the same clock generator.  This will certainly make it easier for them, but it may also improve the ability of BIOS modders to determine the exact values of the clock cycles.

Source: Digitimes

What would be on your dream motherboard?

Subject: Motherboards | May 1, 2006 - 04:26 PM |
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MBReview looks at putting the Ultimate Motherboard together.  Drop by to see if they missed your favorite feature, and if there are a few you didn't think about.

Source: MBreview

Flashing your BIOS for fun and profit

Subject: Motherboards | April 20, 2006 - 03:45 PM |
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AnandTech reviews newest BIOS for the infamous A8R32-MVP.  Many people have had many issues with this board, and ASUS has been working with ATI to solve all the probelms.  Check out what to expect when updating your BIOS to 0404.

Source: AnandTech

Socket 939 on a budget

Subject: Motherboards | April 18, 2006 - 09:57 AM |
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ASRock, the value series from ASUS has been around about 4 years now.  It is much more reassuring buying a cheaper board from acompany that has been around at least a while, so that you are not stuck with ancient shipset drivers and no support. Drop by A1-Electronics to see how the ASRock 939SLI-eSATA2 motherboard performs.

First ASUS and ABIT, now MSI too

Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2006 - 01:02 PM |
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MSI joins in the limited amount of s939 motherboards based on an nVIDIA chipset, with the K8N Diamond Plus.  AnanadTech has the full rievew of this feature rich board, that includes 2 PCI Express slots capable of running SLI.

You can also see Jon Hung's review of the EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI, which is capable of running 'unofficial SLI'.  Keep an eye on the article for updates on nVIDIA's response to this feature.

Source: AnandTech

Gigabyte is thinking ahead

Subject: Motherboards | April 10, 2006 - 03:49 PM |
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Gigabyte's GA-G1975X Turbo offers a lot in the way of extras. as far as Motherboards.org is concerned.  A lot of the features you would expect to see, from the inclusion of a integrated SoundBlaster to 4 SATA ports and built in exhast fans.  The inclusion of an SLI paddle on an non-nVIDIA chipset seems odd, as nVIDIA doesn't plan on allowing non-nVIDIA chipsets to supprt them, but then again, some enterprising BIOS tweaker may just solve that for you.

Sneak peek at the ASUS N4L-VM DH

Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2006 - 10:39 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan; March 24,
2006
— ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
(ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the
micro-ATX-formed, Dolby and Viiv-certified motherboard — the N4L-VM DH, that allows enjoyment to a
growing universe of digital content in the comfort of living room.

ABIT returns to the forefront

Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2006 - 10:28 AM |
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The Tech Report examines ABIT's AN8-32X, a nVIDIA based board with some very useful features.  Among the things that make the board stand out is passive chipset cooling that really seems to work and an in-built fan controller.  Read the whole review to get an idea at ABIT's strategy for returning to enthusiast boards.


"The first step in Abit's bid to reclaim the enthusiast market could be the AN8 32X, a Socket 939

Athlon 64 motherboard based on NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI X16 chipset.

ATI chipsets look good in purple

Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2006 - 03:33 PM |
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Motherboards.org reivews the ATI based ECS KA1-MVP Extreme motherboard.  Native support for Crossfire and a very colourful scheme are just 2 of the more noticable features, and there are many more waiting to be discovered, if you only click the link.

"A solid board backed by a good price, sprinkled with much needed features in the way of exotic

options, and you've got yourselves a winner here from ECS.