DDR versus DDR2 on the same board

Subject: Motherboards | August 10, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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AnandTech utilizes the abilty for the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA to run either DDR or DDR2 to provide a good look at the benefits of moving to the new RAM.  Find out if the tighter timings on the slower DDR can keep up with the faster and looser DDR2.  Also, since this board supports AGP and PCI-E graphics cards, there is no easier way to move to Core 2 Duo.

Source: AnandTech

GIGABYTE and ASUS Announced their Joint Venture in Motherboard and Graphics Card Business

Subject: Motherboards | August 9, 2006 - 03:51 PM |
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In accordance with the relevant regulations according to Company Law,
Securities Law and Business Merger & Acquisition Law, a resolution
of the board of directors was passed on the 8th of August, 2006 for
GIGABYTE Technology Co., LTD (Stock Code: 2376) to transfer the
relevant assets and businesses of its own branded motherboards and VGA
cards to a newly established subsidiary.

Asus to Acquire Gigabyte??

Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 09:44 PM |
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The title pretty much says it all, though we can file this under "rumor-mill" for the time being...

Asustek Computer is interested in acquiring another motherboard specialist Gigabyte Technology, which shows better strength in distribution, according to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry.

Source: Digitimes

Biostar TForce 550 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | August 7, 2006 - 09:43 PM |
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The gang over at HardOCP has reviewed the Biostar motherboard based on the nForce 550 chipset; and they say it makes a decent budget motherboard. 

As Jake mentioned above that the power components would get hotter when water cooling, this is exactly what I saw. The VRMs on the board were at 250F without any airflow at stock settings with the FX-62.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

EPoX's affordable take on NForce500

Subject: Motherboards | August 4, 2006 - 01:05 PM |
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EPoX's new MF570SLI is based on the new nForce500 series, specifically the 570SLI.  With dual gigabit NICs, onboard Realtek sound, and lots of space around the CPU socket help make this board even more attractive.  [H]ard|OCP has all the info about it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Sneak a peek at the new Radeon RD600 chipset

Subject: Motherboards | August 2, 2006 - 12:49 PM |
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TweakTown somehow managed to sneak into a lab working on the upcoming Radeon chipset for Core 2 CPUs.  90nm manufacture, three 16x PCI express slots, 2 X8s for graphics and one X2 for a PPU plus support for DDR3 ... just a few of the mysteries they reveal.

Source: TweakTown

Get your Intel compatible Radeon chipsets before they're gone

Subject: Motherboards | July 28, 2006 - 05:57 PM |
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Some of the fallout from the ATI-AMD merger has made itself apparent.  The ATI RD600 for Conroe will still be released, but as TweakTown discovered, it is likely to be the last Intel compatible Radeon chipset.

If you are looking for an Intel based board for Conroe, Ryan has reviewed the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe right here.

Source: TweakTown
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Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

The Asus P5W DH Deluxe combines the Intel 975X chipset, CrossFire support, Core 2 processor support and new digital home features like a remote control and integrated wireless. Is it your next Intel motherboard?

Gigabyte's Core Duo motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | July 24, 2006 - 12:27 PM |
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The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Intel P965 offers support for the newest Conroe Core Duo chips from Intel.  Drop by Hexus to see how a 965 motherboard you can go out and buy performs.

Source: Hexus

abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line

Subject: Motherboards | July 21, 2006 - 01:24 PM |
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July 21, 2006
Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards,
is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control.
Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its
customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced
Durability to the user.
 

Source: ABIT