Dual Opteron Workstation Motherboards Compared

Subject: Motherboards | April 7, 2004 - 04:34 AM |
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If it is part of your job to spec a new workstation down at the office, might want to look over this thorough comparison at the Tech Report.  The most hardcore enthusiasts among you might actually be interested in picking one of these up for home.  Mmm, Numa :) 

Quote: "IT TOOK what seemed like forever for AMD to release its Opteron processor for servers and workstations.

Abit KV8-MAX3 for Athlon64 and other Reviews

Subject: Motherboards | April 2, 2004 - 04:08 PM |
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While the Socket 939, 754 Debate rages on, you just want a new fast system.  If you want the best bang for the buck right now, This PCStats article is an example of what is available.  With top gaming power, features and stability being the norm, as well as reasonable prices, not much reason not to go Socket 754.    The incoming sockets likely still won't give the buyer on a budget anything more than you can get today, and you can bet they will be pricey.

 

Quote: "So what exactly makes Abit motherboards special?

Source: PCStats

Motherboard and Processor Reviews

Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2004 - 03:31 AM |
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Some motherboard reviews for you today. Here is an Epox with an 865PE Northbridge and the ICH4 Southbridge, and some Aopen A64 boards, both Nforce3 and K8T800, with looks by Hexus and Overclocker Cafe.

For processor articles we have an A64 vrs.

Source: General

Gigabyte K8N Pro Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 26, 2004 - 03:48 AM |
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OCFAQ has reviewed the Nforce3 board fom Gigabyte, the K8N Pro. They take a look at the package, run the benchmarks, then overclock it some and run some more. Give it a look.

The main theme behind what Gigabyte has done is to take a less than
spectacular chipset and make the best of it. Through excellent overclocking,
solid reliability, and every onboard option one could desire, the K8N Pro
goes a long way torwards distinguishing itself as a leader in what is a
mostly leader-less platform. The usual Abit/Asus domination is not present,
blame first generation technology.

Source: OCFAQ

Gigabyte GA-8S655FX Ultra Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 24, 2004 - 09:33 PM |
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Over at myWorld Hardware there is a new review posted of the Gigabyte board using the SIS 655FX chipset. Take a look as the performance is compared to an Abit IC7 and an Epox Epox 4PCA+.

"The GA-8S655FX Ultra is an excellent performing board and it does
pose a
threat to Intel's mainstream i865 platform with its value pricetag.
From the
benchmark results, SIS's 655FX Chipset does hold some solid ground
on the
Pentium 4 platform. It's about time that an alternative showed up
to give
Intel some deserving competition."

Albatron PX 875P PRO Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 24, 2004 - 09:08 PM |
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Motherboards.org takes up two slots on the News page today as they submit another of their dual reviews. First up is the Albatron 875 Pro.

So what do I like about the Albatron PX 875P PRO motherboard? It's
based upon Intel's 875P chipset which fully supports Prescott and
Extreme Edition CPUs without need for BIOS upgrade like some early
875 motherboards might.

GIGABYTE GA-8IPE100 Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 24, 2004 - 09:05 PM |
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The second of two reviews today from Motherboards.org. This one has the Gigabyte 865 with Wifi.

Today we take a look at the GA-8IPE100 Pro2-W one of the latestboards for the P4 platform to be released from the folks at GIGABYTEthat once again features the most recent technologies builton-board. One of the excellent features of this new board is itsWi-Fi function that enables user's access to a wireless netenvironment. This technology is something that should really starttaking off this year as more and more people make the switch form awired to a wireless LAN.

Abit AN7 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 24, 2004 - 08:57 PM |
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The Tech Report takes a look at the Abit AN7 and all the uGuru flash. Paired up against an A7N8X, the benchmarks are all here.

IT MAY NOT HAVE THE FLASH of its 64-bit brethren, but there's still
performance potential left in the Athlon XP. This point was certainly proven
by our recent look at overclocking the Athlon XP-M 2500+, in which we managed
2400MHz without much difficulty.

Of course, taking advantage of that potential requires the right equipment,
and that starts with the motherboard.

Albatron K8X800 Pro II Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2004 - 04:30 PM |
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3DXtreme has posted a review of the Albatron K8T800 board for your 754 A64 cpu.  If you are looking at trying out an alternative player in the motherboard market, take a look.  Albatron has garnered quite a gathering in the Forums.

"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the latest AMD64 motherboard from Albatron. Albatron has always produced some of the best quality products in their respective product lines, will the K8X800 Pro II provide a motherboard worthy of the Albatron name? "

Source: 3DXtreme

Albatron K8X800 Pro II Athlon64 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2004 - 03:48 AM |
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GruntvillE is looking at the Albaton K8T800 board for A64.  they've run it through the benchmarks, and do a little (very little) overclocking at the end.

"The K8X800 Pro II uses the same blue PCB we liked so much in both of our
past Albatron reviews. The overall layout of the board is much better than
the KX18D Pro II. The ATX power connector is in the upper right hand corner
of the board allowing for much better wire management but the 4-pin 12V
connector is still located on the left hand side of the board.

Source: GruntvillE