Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2005 - 02:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
The gang at Hexus.net has a review up of the MSI motherboard powered by the Intel Edition of the nForce4 SLI chipset.
The SLI performance problem that the likes of Dell would inevitably gloss over, but has been graphically (pun intended) shown on the previous few pages is squarely down to Pentium 4s' relatively weak gaming performance that's exhibited at lower resolutions and/or with games that rely on masses of subsystem grunt.
Subject: Motherboards | May 22, 2005 - 06:51 AM | Chuck Smith
Here is a taste of what VIA will have to offer us in the SLI department. While the translation is a little shaky HKEPC has some early benchmarks to wet your whistle.
You can also discuss this in our forums VIA DualGFX SLi
Subject: Motherboards | May 20, 2005 - 09:26 AM | Chuck Smith
Our own Jonathan Hung has put together a review of the EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLI nForce 4 SLI AMD Motherboard If you are planning to build a new SLI system you will want to look this one over.
The EPoX EP-9NPA+SLI is a very strong contender in the increasingly crowded SLI market. What sets this board apart from the rest is the great feature set and the cheaper price.
Introduction & Specs
EPoX hits the market with a well-packaged nForce 4 SLI for AMD Socket 939. It's cheaper than other SLI boards and has many great features. So does EPoX have a contender on their hands? We also have 6600GT SLI performance numbers too!
Subject: Motherboards | May 17, 2005 - 08:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have yet to see the first AOpen 915-based motherboard that was "released" but the company is already planning a second one.
The i915GA-HFS will support a number of improved features over the recently released 915Mm-HFS motherboard, which is based on the mobile Intel 915GM Express chipset.
Subject: Motherboards | May 17, 2005 - 07:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
HardwareZone has a review up of the Gigabyte 955X motherboard, dubbed the "Royal".
Performance-wise, the GA-8I955X Royal was able to perform as well and in some cases outperform the Intel 925XE Express reference board, meeting our expectations for the new chipset. It also showed some exceptional performance in the hard drive subsystem testing.
Subject: Motherboards | May 15, 2005 - 07:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like some motherboard vendors are predicting a stagnant market even with both AMD and Intel pushing dual core processors to anyone and everyone. With the AMD X2's only needing a BIOS update and Pentium D platform pretty high on the price scale, this makes a lot of sense.
However, AMD's new dual-core Athlon64 X2 CPUs will be Socket 939 solutions, and can be supported by current K8 motherboards, which will only need to have their BIOS upgraded, the makers said.
Introduction and Specifications
Asus is the first out the gate (sorry Derby was last week) with a board based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. Can it live up to the claims that NVIDIA has set for this chipset? Will this help you move over to an Intel platform in the future?
Subject: Motherboards | May 6, 2005 - 08:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
The Inquirer seems to have reason to believe that the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition is living up to claims NVIDIA made for it and increased gaming performance. They are also asking for retail motherboard reviews, which I will have one here for you on Monday or Tuesday. I am going to have to disagree with their statements though, as our game testing on NVIDIA's SLI technology on the Intel platform did in fact show some reasonable performance gains.&nb
Subject: Motherboards | May 6, 2005 - 08:03 AM | Ryan Shrout
Damn, I feel important just reading a Royal motherboard review! The board reviewed here is based on Intel's 955X chipset that supports dual core processors as well as the latest single core products. l
Regarding the 8I955X-Royal, Gigabyte certainly has a board that's big on features and great on stability. We thought that the performance was a bit lacking in some areas and overclocking wasn't as great as we've experienced with other boards in the past.
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