MSI P965 and 975X Motherboards Compared

Subject: Motherboards | January 2, 2007 - 01:44 PM |

Tech Report has a review up that looks at the MSI P965 and 975X motherboards and how they compare with one another. 

Apparent overclocking potential is one of very few differences between MSI's P965 and 975X Platinum. Price is another, and given just how similar the boards are, I'm not sure the 975X is worth the extra $20—not unless you really want Viiv support. That's not a knock against the 975X Platinum, mind you; it's the cheapest enthusiast-oriented 975X board on the market.

Asus Shows Off the Goods at CES

Subject: Motherboards | January 2, 2007 - 01:43 PM |

Speaking of Asus, Digitimes is reporting that Asus will be showcasing some new products at CES next week. 

Asustek Computer will showcase its XG Station, an audio-visual workstation for notebooks at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to the company.

The XG Station, equipped with discrete graphics chips, Dolby output and USB 2.0, give users better graphics and audio-visual effects when co

Source: Digitimes

Asus P5N-E SLI Motherboard Reviewed

Subject: Motherboards | January 2, 2007 - 01:41 PM |

The guys at HardOCP have taken the new Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard for a test run

However, there are a few areas of improvement that became more apparent during the overclocking test runs. My biggest complaints center on the board cooling mechanisms, or lack thereof. The northbridge passive chipset cooler was barely adequate for stock running, but quickly became too hot to handle when any overclocking was attempted. This was easily remedied with a low speed fan.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New BIOS for BFG 680i Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | December 29, 2006 - 02:10 PM |

I got an email from BFG mentioning an updated BIOS for their 680i branded motherboard to help with the SATA disk problems users are reporting. 

Some BFG customers using the BFG nForce® 680i SLI motherboard have reported experiencing disconnect or write error issues with SATA disk drives. To address this, we have worked with NVIDIA to release a BIOS update for this motherboard that eliminates this bug.

Five nForce 590 SLI Motherboards Compared

Subject: Motherboards | December 28, 2006 - 03:59 PM |

If you are on the prowl for a new AMD-based nForce 590 SLI motherboard, you should definitely check out Tech Report's round up.

Picking our Editor's Choice from this lot is tough, but we can prune a few options right away. The KN3 SLI2 is out of the running for obvious reasons, and while the M2N32 WS Pro is a great single-socket workstation board, it's too expensive for enthusiasts who don't need PCI-X.

NVIDIA Releases New BIOS for 680i Motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | December 22, 2006 - 02:28 PM |

NVIDIA seems to have gotten an answer to those users that were complaining of problems with the first wave of 680i motherboards.

 This morning, NVIDIA and its partners released a new system BIOS for the NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI "Designed by NVIDIA" motherboards. These are the motherboards designed by NVIDIA and sold by EVGA, BFG, Biostar, and ECS.

This BIOS update eliminates a bug related to the operation of SATA hard disk drives experienced by some customers.

MSI P965 Platinum Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | December 21, 2006 - 05:43 PM |

HardOCP has posted a review up today of the MSI P965 motherboard.

Essentially, the P965 is a great motherboard, especially at stock speeds, but unremarkable. Overclocking is mediocre, but not horrible. The layout is excellent, and the board has a solid feature set, and isn't over burdened with an excessive amount of features that most users will likely never touch. Some issues I experienced were annoying, but should easily be fixed with BIOS and driver updates.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Asus M2R32 MVP Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | December 19, 2006 - 01:42 PM |

Lost Circuits has sent over news of a new review they posted for the Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard that uses the AMD/ATI Radeon Xpress 3200 chipset. 

As the MVP moniker alludes to, the M2R32 MVP does not feature the most opulent bundle in the world, in fact, if ASUS had named it "Spartan" instead of MVP, it would have been just on target as well.


Asus Stryker 680i Motherboard Problems

Subject: Motherboards | December 18, 2006 - 12:33 AM |

The gang at HardOCP has

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Crossfire on a budget

Subject: Motherboards | December 13, 2006 - 05:36 PM |

The majority of budget boards, if they support dual graphics cards, tend to have SLI. reviews the ABIT IL9, a budget board for ATI fans based on Intel's 945p.  Head over to find out how well this board can compete in it's target market.

If you are looking for more power, and want to stay with ABIT, consider Wes Patison's review of the AB9 Pro 965P.