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
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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.

Last chance at the ULi M1697 chipset

Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2006 - 03:56 PM |
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Since nVIDIA has aquired ULi, it is likely that the Epox EP-9U1697 will be one of very few motherboards using the ULi1697 chipset.  The performance of this board is quite good, especially when attempting overclocks, though there are fewer features than on other boards in the same price range.  Read the full review at AnandTech.

"Our initial impression of the Epox EP-9U1697-GLi upon opening the box was one of interest.

Source: AnandTech

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.