A Look at the VIA EPIA-SP Mainboard

Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2005 - 12:43 AM |
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VIA Arena has just sent out news of an article they have on the new VIA EPIA-SP mini-ITX motherboard. 

Take a reasonably large hard drive, a stick of DDR400 memory, a tiny ITX case along with a wireless keyboard and mouse and there you have it, the ultimate home theater system. Of course you will need to back this flashy little computer up with some impressive audio and a killer television, but I will leave that part of the buying process up to you.

Source: General

Soltek SL-K890PRO Motherboard Reviewed

Subject: Motherboards | March 14, 2005 - 02:26 PM |
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Geoff of The Tech Report has a review up on the new VIA K8T890-based Soltek motherboard.  This board is the first retail K8T890 board I have ever seen, and the gang at TR concurr.  What do they have to say about the board?

Unfortunately, the SL-K890PRO-939 doesn't have the luxury of living in a vacuum. Its world is populated with nForce4 motherboards that serve up faster chipset-level Gigabit Ethernet and more robust RAID capabilities than VIA's dated VT8237 chipset provides.

Intel and AMD Processors on a Single Motherboard?

Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2005 - 02:55 AM |
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It looks like ECS is going to try to bridge the gap between Intel and AMD motherboards by allowing a user of their PF88 board to use...BOTH.  I have a couple of Asrock boards here sporting both 754-pin and 939-pin Athlon 64 sockets, and the results have been somewhat lacking, but we'll see what ECS has to offer.

The mainboard has 4 slots for DDR2 667, a 1066FSB, SATA2, GigaLAN and 1394a Firewire.

Source: Hexus

DFI LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 10, 2005 - 01:16 AM |
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For those of you looking for an NForce 4 board, you might want to check out the review of the DFI LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D over at Legion Hardware.


 "Clearly, DFI have focused heavily on delivering what is possibly going to be the best nForce4 motherboard. For those looking for an nForce4 Ultra motherboard, the search is over. The LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D is irresistible, especially given the price tag of just $140 US.

Take On The World at ACON5

Subject: Motherboards | March 7, 2005 - 09:21 PM |
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March 7, 2005 - ABIT, along with Intel, ATI, LG, and Corsair, are pleased to announce the launch of the ACON5 Global Gaming Event. Held in over 20 countries and territories, ACON5 invites avid gamers from 150 cities across the globe to one of the world's largest, most exciting gaming tournaments.

"With thousands of gamers taking part last year, ACON4 was a major success," notes ABIT Gaming Brand Manager Lester Lau.

DFI LANParty SLI @ HardOCP

Subject: Motherboards | February 22, 2005 - 06:55 PM |
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The guys over at HardOCP have managed to get their hands on DFI's new LANParty nForce4 SLI board and have run it through its paces. Overall, it looks like DFI's flagship motherboard for the AMD-platform is packed with a solid bundle and exceptional performance. If you're in the market for a new mobo or just want to see some crazy benchmark scores, head over and take a look!

DFI has a great product in the DFI nF4 SLI-DR, but it is not without a few very small shortcomings.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Review

Subject: Motherboards | February 15, 2005 - 12:14 AM |
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Hexus.net has a review of the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI that can be found here.

"The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles
as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also
generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system was rock-solid stable throughout.

Source: Hexus

Abit Announces the Fatal1ty AN8 nForce4 Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2005 - 09:28 PM |
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ABIT Unleashes Fatal1ty AN8 Motherboard

The Ultimate AMD Platform from the Ult1mate Gamer


January 31, 2005 - Since the release of the Intel-based Fatal1ty AA8XE motherboard, ABIT's Fatal1ty Hardware Series has been taking the PC hardware

SLI Motherboard Availability!!

Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2005 - 01:00 AM |
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I was just looking around tonight and found that we now have three SLI motherboards available in our PriceGrabber engine. 



  1. Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe - starting at $181

  2. Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI - starting at $184

  3. MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum - starting at $189

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DFI NF4 SLI-DR Preview

Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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As a second little treat for you today (if you didn't see the Abit motherboard preview below, just scroll down), I have some of the first shots of a finished DFI NF4 SLI-DR motherboard that was sent to me yesterday.  As I'll be out of town during the weekend and most of next week, I won't get a chance to review it until I get back, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the board with you before I head out. 


This is the full, NF4 SLI chipset motherboard, not the NF4 Ultra motherboard with two x16 PCIe

Abit WN-2S+ Motherboard Preview

Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM |
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A little birdie tipped me off with some new information on a NVIDIA nForce4-based dual Opteron board from Abit that is due to be released in February.  The board specifications are pretty impressive, and include SLI support as well as 4 SATA II ports and dual Gigabit ethernet connections.  Even more interesting is the fact that I am told that this board does not require registered memory and will work with standard non-ECC and non-registered memory modules, saving considerable costs on system.  And with the

MSI K8N Diamond (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI)

Subject: Motherboards | January 11, 2005 - 07:22 AM |
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MSI K8N Diamond (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) @ Hardware Zone


Here's a taster of features taken directly from the MSI Press Centre:

The MSI K8N Diamond motherb

Albatron PX915G4 Pro - SLI for Socket 478

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:24 AM |
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Albatron decided to stick with the current Socket 478 processors on this model. This allows existing P4 users to migrate over to   the PCI-E world without having to buy a new processor.

Gigabyte K8NSNXP-SLI

Subject: Motherboards | January 5, 2005 - 05:13 AM |
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Here's yet another motherboard form Gigabyte.

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DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2005 - 12:00 AM |
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It looks like DFI has done it again. DFI has made another great overclocker according to Hardcoreware.net's review of the DFI Lanparty 875-T LGA 775 Motherboard. If your looking for an intel board this is for you.

Source: hardCOREware

Gigabyte K8NS Ultra-939

Subject: Motherboards | December 20, 2004 - 10:03 PM |
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Supporting the latest AMD socket 939 AthlonTM64/ 64 FX processor, the GA-K8NS Ultra-939 brings new levels of performance and features to the desktop platform.

Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | December 9, 2004 - 02:00 AM |
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Those of you interested in ATI's motherboard chipset, might want to take a look at a review of the Gigabyte GA-8TRX330-L motherboard. You can find it over at Extreme Overclocking.

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: