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

One clock to rule them all

Subject: Motherboards | May 4, 2006 - 11:53 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 - 07:26 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 - 06:45 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 - 12:57 PM |
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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 - 04:02 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 - 06:49 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 - 01:39 PM |
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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 - 01:28 PM |
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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 - 06:33 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.

ABIT rises from the ashes

Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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USI President C. Y. WEI stated that with the new partnership, the ABIT brand would receive USI's full resource backing and support. In addition, USI will not only assist ABIT with world-class manufacturing, but will also help accelerate ABIT's product diversification, improving ABIT's competitiveness in the marketplace. At the same time, channel and end-customers can also benefit greatly with ABIT being able to leverage USI's global service network, greatly improving overall customer satisfaction.

Source: ABIT

How much RAM can you handle

Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2006 - 03:28 PM |
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The Inquirer spotted a server board form IWILL at CeBIT with 16 DIMM slots.  While the maximum number of DIMMs that can be used varies based on the speed, the addressable memory is only limited by the OS.  While a 32 bit OS maxes out at 4 GB, a 64 bit can handle 16 Terrabytes ...  now if only I could find a 1TB DIMM for sale.


If you want to see a more mainstream motherboard, check out Jon'

Source: The Inquirer

Last chance at the ULi M1697 chipset

Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2006 - 03:56 PM |
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Since nVIDIA has aquired ULi, it is likely that the Epox EP-9U1697 will be one of very few motherboards using the ULi1697 chipset.  The performance of this board is quite good, especially when attempting overclocks, though there are fewer features than on other boards in the same price range.  Read the full review at AnandTech.

"Our initial impression of the Epox EP-9U1697-GLi upon opening the box was one of interest.

Source: AnandTech

The difference a driver can make

Subject: Motherboards | March 8, 2006 - 04:15 PM |
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X-bit Labs was not impressed with the A8N32-SLI the first time they looked at it.  Once they fixed the settings in the BIOS, and utilized the newest nForce4 drivers, their opinion changed.  Not only is the board worth a look, you get an idea just how difficult it is to ensure everything is tested right when you are reviewing a product. 

"In our recent review of the Nvidia nForce4 SLI X16 chipset and of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe

mainboard based on it we met a nu

Source: X-Bit Labs

AM-2 Motherboard Mockup from Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | March 3, 2006 - 03:42 PM |
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It's not a final product by any means, nor is it even a working beta, but it is likely to bear some resemblance to the final product.  TweakTown snapped some shots of Gigabyte's upcoming AM-2 motherboard in Taiwan.

"The pictures you are about to see are of a motherboard which is a 'dummy', meaning it doesn't

work and it is still very much a prototype, as the Chinese characters indicate in this article's

icon at the top (and no I cannot read Chinese characters, yet!).

Source: TweakTown

ABIT Launches AT8 32X Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | March 3, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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March 1, 2006 — ABIT Computer Corporation, maker of high performance hardware and PC peripherals, is proud to announce the launch of its first ATI CrossFire™ Xpress 3200 motherboard solution. Based on the very latest ATI™ chipset technology, the AT8 32X delivers an unprecedented visual experience and total hardware control. With native support for full-bandwidth 2x16 PCI Express® graphics, the ABIT AT8 32X motherboard might just be the answer to all the dual graphics prayers of the ATI™ fans.

Source: ABIT

CrossFire Grows Up - New XPress 3200 for Enthusiasts

Subject: Motherboards | March 1, 2006 - 10:11 AM |
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This morning begins a new chapter for ATI's CrossFire technology! The new CrossFire XPress 3200 chipset is hitting the web like rubber balls in San Francisco and we have a MASSIVE 21 page article to give you all the details!


As if that isn't enough, the review of the Asus A8R32-MVP premieres Ryan's new testing suite.

Gigabyte provides Quad SLI for Intel chips

Subject: Motherboards | February 28, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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Motherboards.org has reviewed the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI from Gigabyte, and it is a truly impressive board.  With 4 PCIe 16x slots and support for both nVIDIA's SLI and ATI's Crossfire, this board will be the base of some truly impressive systems in the near future.  It also supports pretty much every LGA775 processor out there, including the new Presler chips, if you upgrade the BIOS first.

"GIGABYTE has done a wonderful job with the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI motherboard and it stands out

among the cr

Correction: EPoX EP-5NVA+ SLI

Subject: Motherboards | February 27, 2006 - 04:41 PM |
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In the EPoX 5NVA+ SLI review  there was an error that was published. I incorrectly stated that a SATA-to-PATA adapter was included with the 5NVA+ SLI, but this is incorrect. The adapter is actually a PATA-to-SATA adapter which allows you to connect your old drives to the SATA interface. Please see this link for the update.

ECS tries out extreme motherboarding

Subject: Motherboards | February 23, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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ECS KA1 MVP Extreme is a Radeon Xpress based board, with quite a few features.  The Tech Report puts it to the test, to see if it deserves the title Extreme.

"The latest of ECS's Extreme offerings is the KA1 MVP, a Socket 939 motherboard that combines

ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire Edition chipset with PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet and Serial ATA

RAID.