Subject: Motherboards | June 18, 2004 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is being proposed as the new alternative to the old BIOS. The BIOS sufferes from many limitations, which have been spotlighted by the advent of more readily available 64bit proccessors. kernelthread.com takes a look at the issues and benefits of this new firmware interface for motherboards.
In a "modern" setting, the old-fashioned BIOS has severe limitations, even though it has seen numerous tweaks, impr
Subject: Motherboards | June 11, 2004 - 01:07 AM | Geoff Baker
If the initial prices on 939 boards and chips has you scared off, you might take a look at this roundup of 5 of the more affordable socket 754 boards. Going through the review you'll no doubt notice the similar performance on benchmarks.
Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2004 - 02:41 AM | Geoff Baker
Anandtech has put together this photo review of what was on display at Computex. You might be seeing a lot of these systems for sale this year. Don't forget to check out our coverage of the Via Technology Forum that took place as well.
Quote: "...As the showcase for all the stuff that's coming, Computex is a sea of new motherboards.
Subject: Motherboards | June 2, 2004 - 06:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Conspracy theories surround the proposed new format for motherboards, BTX or Balanced Technology eXtended. It is not very popular with many people, and this article gives some of the reasons.
There are other complaints about BTX, one major one being that Intel seems to be the only one interested in pushing it, which further supports the conspiracy theory that it's just a way to deal with their extremely hot p
With the release of the 939-pin processors from AMD, the motherboard begin to creep out of the woodwork. We look at two retail boards as well as an NVIDIA reference board.
Subject: Motherboards | May 29, 2004 - 04:07 PM | Geoff Baker
Hexus has put up a review of the MSI version of the Nforce3 250 GB. Some may want to wait for the next socket, but for the value conscious, there is no time like the present. Check out this review for the story.
Quote: "MSI's K8N Neo is the second motherboard retail nForce3 250Gb motherboard to pass through HEXUS. Reference board examination hinted that NVIDIA had finally gotten it right. The K8N Neo shows just how potent a default performer the chipset can be.
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM | Geoff Baker
With the Nforce3 GB, Nvidia has finally caught up with Via and integrated RAID support into the Southbridge chip. The remaining question is whether or not the Nvidia performance will be up to the standard set by Via. Ace's attempts to answer this question and more in this K8T800 vrs. Nforce3 GB shootout. Good news or bad?
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2004 - 11:24 AM | Sean Pelletier
The guys over at Hexus have somehow managed to take some exclusive photos of the dual-processor SFF from Iwill which has received so much attention as of late. Regardless of how the system fares in the marketplace, it is certainly exciting to see a vendor take a chance on a wild product like this.
"Firstly, a little information on the custom form-factor ZMAX-DP motherboard.
Subject: Motherboards | May 9, 2004 - 09:53 PM | Geoff Baker
If you've waited long enough, might check out this roundup of K8T800 boards. In this review, the Techseekers not only give you the benchmarks, but some good shots of the boards including the backplanes. Compare their Abit KV8 Max results with our review.
Quote: ""It is pretty evident from the performance tests, that the K8T800
performs equally well no matter what board its on.