Subject: Motherboards | March 24, 2004 - 08:57 PM | Geoff Baker
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2004 - 04:30 PM | Geoff Baker
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? "
Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2004 - 03:48 AM | Geoff Baker
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.
Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2004 - 03:41 AM | Geoff Baker
Aselabs is checking out the SiS655TX and liking it.
" With a new memory controller andsome tweaks, this evolution to the 655FX proves to
be faster indeed. This is the new chipset to buy for the Pentium 4 boards. Find out
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2004 - 03:09 AM | Ron Goldin
Here's TECH-PC tasking a look at an Albatron i875 board. Let's see if it they think it can stand out in a crowd.
Overall the Albatron doesn't put in a bad showing, beating the IC7 in a few instances and not too far behind in others. The SiSoft Sandra Arithmetic results are slightly odd but don't seem to be reflected in any other test results so can just be put down as one of those things, perhaps a new BIOS will sort things out
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2004 - 03:02 AM | Ron Goldin
Here's R & B's first write up on a Chaintech board, check it out.
This is our first Chaintech motherboard review. It's nice to review a new brand and to see what it goes for. Chaintech has made themselves very known lately for quality boards that perform very well. We have one of their P4 boards called 9PJL apogee that we will have a closer look at so stay tuned.
Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2004 - 02:34 AM | Ron Goldin
Asus offers a Athlon64 series CPU board for the FX series processors from AMD. Here is a review of that board.
There is very little to wish for apart from the already included features and this makes the SK8V a very good base for a high-end PC. In terms of BIOS and software features Asus has added a few tweaks of its own including voice diagnostics (yes, the motherboard will tell you what has gone wrong), automatic fan adjustment and you can even create your own BIOS logo.
Introduction and nForce3 150
Chaintech was one of the few manufacturers to use the nForce3 chipset in a retail board. Can they ride on the success of their nF2 product line with this K8 version of their Zenith line?
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:13 PM | Ron Goldin
Here's a little perspective from The Tech Report on AMD's TPI initiative in its current state, or lack there of as it were. I think there is a lot of sentiment, even in the AMD enthusiast community, that TPI has not done its job nor has the numbering/rating/ranking system of current AMD products be totally accepted by 'Joe Consumer'. The enthusiasts of AMD are here and are here to stay, that doesnt mean all of us agree that AMD's current marketing plan is the right choice for them or the market.
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
If last weeks A7N8X "E" review at Hardocp left you flat, sorry. Things are certainly not looking any better with the new Abit Nforce2 with the uGuru chip.
"Well, even champions will occasionally trip and stumble, and that is exactly what the AN7 appears to be doing..."