First ASUS and ABIT, now MSI too

Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2006 - 04:02 PM |
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MSI joins in the limited amount of s939 motherboards based on an nVIDIA chipset, with the K8N Diamond Plus.  AnanadTech has the full rievew of this feature rich board, that includes 2 PCI Express slots capable of running SLI.

You can also see Jon Hung's review of the EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI, which is capable of running 'unofficial SLI'.  Keep an eye on the article for updates on nVIDIA's response to this feature.

Source: AnandTech
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Epox
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ULI M1697 Chipset & Specs

The EPoX EP-9U1697 GLI is capable of SLI and at a cheaper price point. The board overclocks extremely well, but is it too much of a good thing? Yes, we managed to get SLI working with v81.98 drivers... read on!

Gigabyte is thinking ahead

Subject: Motherboards | April 10, 2006 - 06:49 PM |
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Gigabyte's GA-G1975X Turbo offers a lot in the way of extras. as far as Motherboards.org is concerned.  A lot of the features you would expect to see, from the inclusion of a integrated SoundBlaster to 4 SATA ports and built in exhast fans.  The inclusion of an SLI paddle on an non-nVIDIA chipset seems odd, as nVIDIA doesn't plan on allowing non-nVIDIA chipsets to supprt them, but then again, some enterprising BIOS tweaker may just solve that for you.

Sneak peek at the ASUS N4L-VM DH

Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2006 - 01:39 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan; March 24,
2006
— ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
(ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the
micro-ATX-formed, Dolby and Viiv-certified motherboard — the N4L-VM DH, that allows enjoyment to a
growing universe of digital content in the comfort of living room.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Core Duo Comes Home

Asus has the first Core Duo desktop motherboard ready for public release and we wanted to share it with you even before we had a chance to benchmark it completely.

ABIT returns to the forefront

Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2006 - 01:28 PM |
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The Tech Report examines ABIT's AN8-32X, a nVIDIA based board with some very useful features.  Among the things that make the board stand out is passive chipset cooling that really seems to work and an in-built fan controller.  Read the whole review to get an idea at ABIT's strategy for returning to enthusiast boards.


"The first step in Abit's bid to reclaim the enthusiast market could be the AN8 32X, a Socket 939

Athlon 64 motherboard based on NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI X16 chipset.

ATI chipsets look good in purple

Subject: Motherboards | March 23, 2006 - 06:33 PM |
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Motherboards.org reivews the ATI based ECS KA1-MVP Extreme motherboard.  Native support for Crossfire and a very colourful scheme are just 2 of the more noticable features, and there are many more waiting to be discovered, if you only click the link.

"A solid board backed by a good price, sprinkled with much needed features in the way of exotic

options, and you've got yourselves a winner here from ECS.

ABIT rises from the ashes

Subject: Motherboards | March 21, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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USI President C. Y. WEI stated that with the new partnership, the ABIT brand would receive USI's full resource backing and support. In addition, USI will not only assist ABIT with world-class manufacturing, but will also help accelerate ABIT's product diversification, improving ABIT's competitiveness in the marketplace. At the same time, channel and end-customers can also benefit greatly with ABIT being able to leverage USI's global service network, greatly improving overall customer satisfaction.

Source: ABIT

How much RAM can you handle

Subject: Motherboards | March 17, 2006 - 03:28 PM |
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The Inquirer spotted a server board form IWILL at CeBIT with 16 DIMM slots.  While the maximum number of DIMMs that can be used varies based on the speed, the addressable memory is only limited by the OS.  While a 32 bit OS maxes out at 4 GB, a 64 bit can handle 16 Terrabytes ...  now if only I could find a 1TB DIMM for sale.


If you want to see a more mainstream motherboard, check out Jon'

Source: The Inquirer
Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction & Specifications

At a glance the Gigabyte GA-G1975X has all the markings of a great enthusiast motherboard. But does its ability to overclock well make up for its design flaws?

Every detail is covered from motherboard cooling, installation, to audio performance.