Another graphics company moves to motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | July 10, 2007 - 05:29 PM |
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Hot on the heels of eVGA, XFX has released a pair of motherboards, the 680i LT and the 650i Ultra.  Both are C2D boards, and are capable of supporting a 1333MHz FSB, and have all the onboard goodies you would expect, although only the 680i supports SLI.  The full review at Legit Rev

A motherboard for all operating systems

Subject: Motherboards | July 4, 2007 - 02:28 PM |
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Phoronix revisits the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi, with a focus on open source OSes.  We have seen how this board performs under various flavours of Windows, but this is a new look that we don't get too often.  Read on to see just how well ASUS has allowed these two OSes to recognize and use all of the extra hardware onboard.

Source: Phoronix

P35 Smorgasbord

Subject: Motherboards | June 28, 2007 - 05:20 PM |
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Check out this look at five P35 boards featuring

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Low profile bling

Subject: Motherboards | June 25, 2007 - 01:33 PM |
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Gigabyte has kept the tradition of P35 boards with the P35T-DQ6.  Featuring solid state capacitors cooled with enormous, but low profile copper heatsinks.  They have gone for a passive solution, allowing silence from you chipset cooling, and leaving you enough space for a titanic CPU cooler.  [H]ard|OCP found the supported DDR3 allowed them to reach a synchronous CPU FSB of 400MHz @ 1600MHz<

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A proper copper ... motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | June 19, 2007 - 01:43 PM |
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It seems easy to spot a P35 based motherboard from afar, just look for the board with the copper roller coaster on it.  In the case of the ASUS P5K3 Deluxe, look for the heatpipes that embrace the LGA775 socket, which are low profile enough not to interfere with any of the monstrous heatsinks needed to cool the C2Quads or C2DExtreme chips.  Join [H]ard|OCP as they put this motherboard thr

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DDR2 on a P35 from MSI

Subject: Motherboards | June 14, 2007 - 12:11 PM |
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The MSI P35 Platinum offers all the advantages of the P35 chipset like the 1333MHz FSB but it is built to use DDR2, saving you from paying the current premium on DDR3, assuming you can find it for sale.  The passive cooling solution on this board is very unique, and may be what gives this board it's overclocking ability.  Although this is the first P35 on the market, HotHardware found it very sta

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Handy dandy diagnostic card

Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2007 - 05:39 PM |
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BIOS beep codes driving you nuts?  Even worse, is your system speaker dead, and you don't even know what beep code is playing?  OCIA has posted a review of Soyo's TechAID, a PCI card with LEDs that is supposed to display the error code associated with whatever is traumatizing your motherboard.  Read on to find out if it does it's job well, or if it's just better to invest in a motherboard that has a display built into it.

Source: OCIA

A tale of two 965s

Subject: Motherboards | June 1, 2007 - 01:54 PM |
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There is showdown today at HotHardware, between MSI's P965 Platinum and the Asus P5B-E.  The ASUS board may be lacking in some features, like CrossFire support, but the BIOS is perfect for tweakers, as there are lots of settings you can adjust to get the syst

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System on the cheap

Subject: Motherboards | May 29, 2007 - 06:20 PM |
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The ECS AMD690GM-M2 is available for under $100.  With the price cuts on AM2 processors, it's onboard Radeon Xpress 1250 and LAN, all you need is a case and a monitor and you are ready to go.  It even has a 16X PCI Express slot if you want to upgrade your graphics.  All in all, PC Stats was rather impressed at what this board delivers.

Source: PCStats

MSI's manageable mid-range motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2007 - 11:50 AM |
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MSI's P6N-SLI Platinum is based on the nForce 650i SLI MCP, and also sports Realtek ALC888HD audio.  While the BIOS doesn't sport many features and limits your chance to overclock, it is more the job of it's big brother the 680i to satisfy users with those needs.  [H]ard|OCP found it to be a solid board for those looking at price and basic functions, not overclocking and a dozen USB p

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