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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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2006 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 18, 2006 - 06:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 16, 2006 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 06:07 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 11:40 AM | Chuck Smith
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
Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 07:28 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 9, 2006 - 11:40 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 4, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 1, 2006 - 07:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | April 20, 2006 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | April 18, 2006 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2006 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | April 10, 2006 - 06:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2006 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 N
growing universe of digital content in the comfort of living room.
Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2006 - 01:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2006 - 03:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2006 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2006 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.