Subject: Motherboards | August 17, 2005 - 08:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
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?
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?
Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2005 - 08:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Motherboards | July 26, 2005 - 06:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
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.
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.
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?
Subject: Motherboards | May 26, 2005 - 09:39 PM | Mark McKee
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.
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2005 - 01:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
It might sound odd coming from a reviewer, but I'd like to give this board a better score. I like the feature set, I like the price, and I like how Gigabyte is obviously t