Asus A8V-E using VIA K8T890 Chipset

Subject: Motherboards | December 7, 2004 - 09:20 PM |
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Despite what other might be saying, it would seem that Asus is indeed still making their K8T890-based 939-pin motherboard for Athlon 64 processors and PCI Express GPUs.  Specifications are below from this link at Asus.com





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NVIDIA to Bring Back SoundStorm?

Subject: Motherboards | December 7, 2004 - 05:42 PM |
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I am sitting here at the NVIDIA Editor's Day and we have some interesting information that no one told me we couldn't share yet, so I'll pass it along. 

First, the opening discussion with Jen-Hsun, CEO of NVIDIA, brought about some interesting news about SoundStorm audio.  Without any of the usual pestering from the media in the room, he specifically mentioned that there was "still a lot of room for innovation" in audio technologies, "trust me."  He also stated point blank that they had continued development of SoundStorm audio and that rebuilding it was "going to be awesom

Asus Adds A8N-SLI to Website

Subject: Motherboards | November 18, 2004 - 10:50 PM |
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This might be old news, but I just saw that Asus has added the A8N-SLI motherboard to their website.  This of course is their nForce4 SLI motherboard that supports dual PICe graphics cards.  Expect an article on it very shortly.  Here is the specification list:








ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Adopted Never-Seen-Before Innovations

Subject: Motherboards | November 11, 2004 - 10:33 AM |
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Direct Power Supply and User-Friendly SLI Switch Design Provide Stable Power Source and Easy Activation of SLI Technolo

Abit Officially Launches the Fatality Brand of Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | November 1, 2004 - 02:34 PM |
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Abit today unleashed the Abit Fatality brand of motherboards, based on the 925XE chipset for the Intel LGA775 platform.  Check out all the details on Abit's website.

The Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard integrates no less than five cooling technologies that keep the Fatal1ty AA8XE cool in the heat of battle.

Asus K8N-E Deluxe Socket 754 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | October 26, 2004 - 11:39 PM |
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Let's start out the motherboard review list with one by our very own Jonathan Hung.

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SLI Motherboards Shown from Iwill

Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:26 PM |
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Looking around this afternoon I found this page on Iwill's website that is pointing to two new SLI motherboards -- on based on the nForce4 chipset and one based on the Intel 7525 (Tumwater) chipsets.  Both are also dual processor boards at that!  These are definitely high-end workstation class motherboards, but I am sure some of you hard core gamers and enthusiasts will take note of it.

 

Abit Announces the NF8 based on the nForce3 Chipset

Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:23 PM |
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ABIT Engineering comes to the nForce3 platform: NF8 motherboa

ABIT Unleashes the AX8 Motherboard with PCI Express

Subject: Motherboards | October 19, 2004 - 06:23 PM |
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It looks like Abit is going to be the first out of the block with a retail AMD PCI Express motherboard, using the VIA K8T890 chipset.

October 19, 2004

Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.

Subject: Motherboards | October 4, 2004 - 10:33 PM |
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Let's look at some Intel and Amd motherboard reviews from across the web, starting with Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.


Source: PCStats

First Abit Fatal1ty Motherboard Shots

Subject: Motherboards | August 13, 2004 - 02:01 PM |
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After doing some snooping around the Abit booth here at Quakecon, I came across a motherboard that I definitely didn't recognize.  What I had was the first prototype of the Abit Fatal1ty motherboard.



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The quick and dirty basics I got on the board were that it was a 925X-based Intel 775-pin platform (obviously) with some added twea

Abit KV8 Pro &more

Subject: Motherboards | July 2, 2004 - 05:30 PM |
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If you are needing an upgrade, but the prices of a 939 cpu put you off, you might want to check out this review of a relatively inexpensive Socket 754 solution. Decent overclocking and great game performance doesn't require a fortune.

Quote: "We've just posted a review of Abit's K8T800 Pro powered socket 754
motherboard, the K8V Pro.

Source: HotHardware

Socket 775 Alderwood / Grantsdale & more

Subject: Motherboards | June 23, 2004 - 03:16 AM |
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X-Bit labs has posted this article comparing the new Intel socket and Alderwood/Grantsdale chipsets to the competition. Be sure and check out our review for comparison.

Quote: "During this test session we will study the performance of the new LGA775 platform from Intel and will compare the speed of new LGA775 processors running on i925T Express platform with that of the Socket 478 processors running on an i875P platform.

Source: X-Bit Labs

More on the death of the BIOS

Subject: Motherboards | June 18, 2004 - 06:16 PM |
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The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is being proposed as the new alternative to the old BIOS.  The BIOS sufferes from many limitations, which have been spotlighted by the advent of more readily available 64bit proccessors.  kernelthread.com takes a look at the issues and benefits of this new firmware interface for motherboards.

 

In a "modern" setting, the old-fashioned BIOS has severe limitations, even though it has seen numerous tweaks, impr

Source: kernelthread

Socket 754 roundup &more

Subject: Motherboards | June 11, 2004 - 01:07 AM |
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If the initial prices on 939 boards and chips has you scared off, you might take a look at this roundup of 5 of the more affordable socket 754 boards. Going through the review you'll no doubt notice the similar performance on benchmarks.

Computex Motherboards &more

Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2004 - 02:41 AM |
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Anandtech has put together this photo review of what was on display at Computex. You might be seeing a lot of these systems for sale this year. Don't forget to check out our coverage of the Via Technology Forum that took place as well.

Quote: "...As the showcase for all the stuff that's coming, Computex is a sea of new motherboards.

Source: AnandTech

Why everyone hates BTX @ anandtech

Subject: Motherboards | June 2, 2004 - 06:47 PM |
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Conspracy theories surround the proposed new format for motherboards, BTX or Balanced Technology eXtended.  It is not very popular with many people, and this article gives some of the reasons.


There are other complaints about BTX, one major one being that Intel seems to be the only one interested in pushing it, which further supports the conspiracy theory that it's just a way to deal with their extremely hot p

Source: AnandTech

MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition &more

Subject: Motherboards | May 29, 2004 - 04:07 PM |
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Hexus has put up a review of the MSI version of the Nforce3 250 GB. Some may want to wait for the next socket, but for the value conscious, there is no time like the present. Check out this review for the story.

Quote: "MSI's K8N Neo is the second motherboard retail nForce3 250Gb motherboard to pass through HEXUS. Reference board examination hinted that NVIDIA had finally gotten it right. The K8N Neo shows just how potent a default performer the chipset can be.

Source: Hexus

Nforce3 Southbridge Performance &more

Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM |
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With the Nforce3 GB, Nvidia has finally caught up with Via and integrated RAID support into the Southbridge chip. The remaining question is whether or not the Nvidia performance will be up to the standard set by Via. Ace's attempts to answer this question and more in this K8T800 vrs. Nforce3 GB shootout. Good news or bad?