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Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 09:44 PM | Ryan Shrout
The title pretty much says it all, though we can file this under "rumor-mill" for the time being...
Asustek Computer is interested in acquiring another motherboard specialist Gigabyte Technology, which shows better strength in distribution, according to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry.
Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 09:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
The gang over at HardOCP has reviewed the Biostar motherboard based on the nForce 550 chipset; and they say it makes a decent budget motherboard.
As Jake mentioned above that the power components would get hotter when water cooling, this is exactly what I saw. The VRMs on the board were at 250F without any airflow at stock settings with the FX-62.
Subject: Motherboards | August 4, 2006 - 01:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
EPoX's new MF570SLI is based on the new nForce500 series, specifically the 570SLI. With dual gigabit NICs, onboard Realtek sound, and lots of space around the CPU socket help make this board even more attractive. [H]ard|OCP has all the info about it.
Subject: Motherboards | August 2, 2006 - 12:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown somehow managed to sneak into a lab working on the upcoming Radeon chipset for Core 2 CPUs. 90nm manufacture, three 16x PCI express slots, 2 X8s for graphics and one X2 for a PPU plus support for DDR3 ... just a few of the mysteries they reveal.
Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2006 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some of the fallout from the ATI-AMD merger has made itself apparent. The ATI RD600 for Conroe will still be released, but as TweakTown discovered, it is likely to be the last Intel compatible Radeon chipset.
If you are looking for an Intel based board for Conroe, Ryan has reviewed the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe right here.
Subject: Motherboards | July 24, 2006 - 12:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Intel P965 offers support for the newest Conroe Core Duo chips from Intel. Drop by Hexus to see how a 965 motherboard you can go out and buy performs.
Subject: Motherboards | July 21, 2006 - 01:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
July 21, 2006
— Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards,
is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control.
Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its
customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced
Durability to the user.
Subject: Motherboards | July 19, 2006 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | July 12, 2006 - 03:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Let us know
Subject: Motherboards | July 5, 2006 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | June 28, 2006 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | June 26, 2006 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Motherboards | June 22, 2006 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2006 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Motherboards | May 30, 2006 - 04:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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?
Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 03:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 25, 2006 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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!
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 nForceÂ® 500 family of MCPs support dual-core AMDÂ® Socket AM2 processors and are available
in four different versions:
NVIDIA nForceÂ® 590 SLI MCP for hard-core, do it yourselfer (DIY) enthusiasts
NVIDIA nForceÂ® 570 SLI MCP for the performance, dual GPU segment
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.