Asus Readies P5N32-SLI Premium

Subject: Motherboards | September 20, 2006 - 04:05 PM |
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Asus just sent over some PR that details their upcoming release of the P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard based on the nForce 590 SLI chipset and support Core 2 Duo processors from Intel.  Below is the PR and image.  You can discuss this board, and the apparently lack of Intel-based 590 SLI solutions, in our newly enhanced PC Perspective Forums!


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2 takes on Core 2 motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | September 20, 2006 - 03:02 PM |
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In one corner you have the less expensive Foxconn board, with a slightly less powerful southbrigde.  It does a little of everything, but doesn't provide as many extras in the way of SATA channels, RAID and PCI Express 16x.  In the other corner you have Gigabyte, with the better southbridge that costs about double.  The Tech Report gives you the lowdown on which board can give you the better value and why.

NForce and Core 2 Duo

Subject: Motherboards | September 15, 2006 - 12:38 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has a review of ASUS' P5NSLI.  It offers some good performance out of the box, but [H] discovered it is not a great overclocker, and both the north and south bridges run quite hot.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

abit Launches NF-M2 nView Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | September 13, 2006 - 08:19 AM |
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September 08, 2006 —abit is expanding their digital home series into AMD processor supported platforms with the nVidia® GeForce®6150/nForce430 chipset based NF-M2 nView motherboard. 7.1 channel high definition audio and powerful integrated GeForce®6150 onboard graphics with a DVI-connector for digital high definition graphics output are the ideal basis for a cost-effective home theater multimedia system.
 

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MSI and the new ATI SB600

Subject: Motherboards | September 12, 2006 - 11:06 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews the MSI K9A Platinum, based on the Radeon Xpress 3200, and with the new SB600.  It proved to be a very stable board, though there were some slight problems that appeared when dealing with RAID and CrossFire.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EPoX's no-frills Core 2 Duo motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | September 7, 2006 - 09:02 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviews EPoX's Core 2 Duo board, the EP-5P945Pro.  For less than $100 dollars, you get a motherbord with no frills, including no SLI support, but it handles Core 2 Duo chips perfectly well.  A great base to build a PC that sees normal use, but not recommended for gamers or overclockers.

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Introduction and Specifications

Both MSI and ECS have come out with motherboards based on the Radeon XPress 3200 chipset for the AM2 platform, but can either of them hold their own against the NVIDIA 590 chipset for the enthusiast?

Gigabyte adds speed to their reputation

Subject: Motherboards | August 31, 2006 - 08:40 AM |
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[H] notices something new in the way Gigabyte put together their new Core 2 Duo mobo.  They have always been a company that makes stable boards, but haven't had a history of good overclockability.  That changes with the GA-965P-DQ6, they got a Core 2 Duo E6300 1.87GHz to run at 3.3GHz, with a 472MHz FSB, but they did need to break out a few waterblocks to do so.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Crossfire's new and improved southbridge

Subject: Motherboards | August 28, 2006 - 02:47 PM |
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The main achilles heel for ATI's motherboards have been the lack of features incorporated on the board.  The Crossfire issues of the first runs seem to have been fixed, but compared to the features found on nForce boards, they just can't compete.  The Tech Report looks at the Crossfire Xpress 3200, and the new SB600 southbridge, to see what ATI has done to remedy the situation.

ASUS makes a triple play with Core 2

Subject: Motherboards | August 24, 2006 - 08:46 AM |
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The Tech Report contrasts three Core 2 motherboards from ASUS.  The P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP Edition (Intel 965), P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe (nForce4 SLIX16) and P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X) are all present.  They all have differences, one of the biggest for gamers being that the Intel965 board doesn't support SLI or CrossFire, though it does have WiFi, the nVIDIA board supports SLI, and the 975X supports CrossFire.