Secret Overclocking In ASUS Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | August 18, 2005 - 10:22 AM |
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Rojakpot examines why exactly the ASUS P5AD2 Premium, based on the old i925X chipset, constantly out performs the A

BIT AW8-MAX, based on the new i955X chipset.

"It's no secret that ASUS motherboards perform very well. But what's their secret to success? Great engineering? Or something more than that?

Source: Tech ARP

Dual-core-capable Platforms Reviewed

Subject: Motherboards | August 17, 2005 - 01:38 PM |
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The gang at Tech Report has posted up an article that looks at various motherboards based on the 955X and nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipsets for dual core Intel processors. 

With our summaries complete, it's clear that none of the boards in this round-up are perfect. Each has high points and drawbacks, but a couple stand out as better options than the rest. Our first Editor's Choice recipient is an easy pick.

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction and Specs

ECS is hitting the market with their very first enthusiast product. The package boasts some great accessories and an awesome price, but is the performance there?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Asus has sent over its 955X motherboard solution for the new dual core Intel processors. Does it have enough to offer to make you want to upgrade that aging system of yours?

ECS Shows the PF88 Dual Platform Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2005 - 01:08 PM |
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Touting another industry first, ECS is still showing off their upcoming PF88 motherboard that allows users to use either an Intel Pentium processor based on the LGA775 socket or a 939-pin AMD processor at their choice.  It does NOT allow for usage models like running both processors at the same time, but it does attempt to helps users deal with the constantly changing processor socket platforms from both Intel and AMD. 


Using a technology they are calling the "Elite Bus", ECS has setup a serial connection between the processor bridge card and other components on the mainb

ECS KN1 Extreme nForce4 Ultra Review

Subject: Motherboards | July 26, 2005 - 11:03 AM |
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HardOCP has posted a review of the ECS KN1 Extreme board based on the nForce4 Ultra chipset for the AMD platform.  We are working on a board review of this solution as well.

Let's preface this by saying that this is the first ECS motherboard review we have ever completed. In the past, we have tried to review ECS' boards but they have failed so miserably in our testing that we did not see the reason to spend the resources to complete a review on them. That was, however, several years ago.

Source: [H]ard|OCP
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: ASRock
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Introduction & Specs

ASRock delivers another AMD socket 754/939 motherboard, but this time both sockets are on board. You may be surprised to see what improves with upgrading to an FX-53 CPU and what doesn't.

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: ASRock
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Intro & Specs

Want an AMD Socket 939 motherboard but can't afford the CPU? The ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX might be what you're looking for by supporting both Socket 754 and Socket 939.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specificaions

Gigabyte was the first to our door with a retail board sporting the Intel 955X chipset for dual core setups. Does this board have what it takes to be in your next build?

Chaintech VNF4 Zenith VE Review

Subject: Motherboards | May 26, 2005 - 02:39 PM |
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For those of you looking for an Nforce 4 board, you might want to check out the review of the Chaintech VNF4 Zenith VE over at MBreview.

 "Overall, we were pleased with the BIOS that Chaintech has chosen to utilize with the VNF4 Zenith VE. Given that the board really isn't geared towards the high-end crowd, I was slightly surprised to see the voltage adjustment capabilities that we found.

Source: MBreview