The difference a driver can make

Subject: Motherboards | March 8, 2006 - 04:15 PM |
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X-bit Labs was not impressed with the A8N32-SLI the first time they looked at it.  Once they fixed the settings in the BIOS, and utilized the newest nForce4 drivers, their opinion changed.  Not only is the board worth a look, you get an idea just how difficult it is to ensure everything is tested right when you are reviewing a product. 

"In our recent review of the Nvidia nForce4 SLI X16 chipset and of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe

mainboard based on it we met a nu

Source: X-Bit Labs

AM-2 Motherboard Mockup from Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | March 3, 2006 - 03:42 PM |
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It's not a final product by any means, nor is it even a working beta, but it is likely to bear some resemblance to the final product.  TweakTown snapped some shots of Gigabyte's upcoming AM-2 motherboard in Taiwan.

"The pictures you are about to see are of a motherboard which is a 'dummy', meaning it doesn't

work and it is still very much a prototype, as the Chinese characters indicate in this article's

icon at the top (and no I cannot read Chinese characters, yet!).

Source: TweakTown

ABIT Launches AT8 32X Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | March 3, 2006 - 12:13 PM |
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March 1, 2006 — ABIT Computer Corporation, maker of high performance hardware and PC peripherals, is proud to announce the launch of its first ATI CrossFire™ Xpress 3200 motherboard solution. Based on the very latest ATI™ chipset technology, the AT8 32X delivers an unprecedented visual experience and total hardware control. With native support for full-bandwidth 2x16 PCI Express® graphics, the ABIT AT8 32X motherboard might just be the answer to all the dual graphics prayers of the ATI™ fans.

Source: ABIT

CrossFire Grows Up - New XPress 3200 for Enthusiasts

Subject: Motherboards | March 1, 2006 - 10:11 AM |
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This morning begins a new chapter for ATI's CrossFire technology! The new CrossFire XPress 3200 chipset is hitting the web like rubber balls in San Francisco and we have a MASSIVE 21 page article to give you all the details!


As if that isn't enough, the review of the Asus A8R32-MVP premieres Ryan's new testing suite.

Gigabyte provides Quad SLI for Intel chips

Subject: Motherboards | February 28, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
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Motherboards.org has reviewed the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI from Gigabyte, and it is a truly impressive board.  With 4 PCIe 16x slots and support for both nVIDIA's SLI and ATI's Crossfire, this board will be the base of some truly impressive systems in the near future.  It also supports pretty much every LGA775 processor out there, including the new Presler chips, if you upgrade the BIOS first.

"GIGABYTE has done a wonderful job with the GA-8N Quad Royal SLI motherboard and it stands out

among the cr

Correction: EPoX EP-5NVA+ SLI

Subject: Motherboards | February 27, 2006 - 04:41 PM |
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In the EPoX 5NVA+ SLI review  there was an error that was published. I incorrectly stated that a SATA-to-PATA adapter was included with the 5NVA+ SLI, but this is incorrect. The adapter is actually a PATA-to-SATA adapter which allows you to connect your old drives to the SATA interface. Please see this link for the update.

ECS tries out extreme motherboarding

Subject: Motherboards | February 23, 2006 - 06:43 PM |
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ECS KA1 MVP Extreme is a Radeon Xpress based board, with quite a few features.  The Tech Report puts it to the test, to see if it deserves the title Extreme.

"The latest of ECS's Extreme offerings is the KA1 MVP, a Socket 939 motherboard that combines

ATI's Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire Edition chipset with PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet and Serial ATA

RAID.

New and improved, or just new

Subject: Motherboards | February 15, 2006 - 04:49 PM |
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t-break wanted to know what improvements came about when nVIDIA switched from it's original SLI to SLI X16.  They tested 4 games, and several benchmarking tools with a pair of 7800GTX's, and have came to a pretty solid conclusion.

"We initially started out by conducting tests at only 0X and 4X AA however we really didnt see any

difference at all. We contacted nVidia about this and they suggested doing tests using 8X and 16X

AA and thus we went back and benched all four games using that setting as well.

Source: t-break

A mobo review of a different colour

Subject: Motherboards | February 10, 2006 - 05:45 PM |
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Silent PC Review has posted a review of the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe that strays a little from the norm, but is perfect for this unique heatpipe using mobo.  By focussing on heat and power, the review covers more than just performance, but helps to explain the 8 phase power the motherboard uses, and reveals a quirk about how it deals with SLI.

"Arguably the most full-featured single CPU desktop motherboard ever produced, this high

performance A64-939 board is also cooled with heatpipes and features a complex chi

Power in a puny package

Subject: Motherboards | February 9, 2006 - 06:42 PM |
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Built for Pentium "M"s, the AOpen i915GMm-HFS microATX that Hardware Zone reviews is a great starting place for an HTPC.  With built in audio, a 16x PCIe slot, DDR2 support and SATA with RAID capabilites, you can even get some good gaming out of it.

"Not just another desktop Pentium M motherboard, the AOpen i915GMm-HFS is a cleverly designed motherboard specifically targeted at those who are looking to get on the media center PC craze.