Subject: Motherboards | November 25, 2005 - 05:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech received a nice surprise whe reviewing the entrance level ATI chipset based A8R-MVP from Asus. While this board is farily inexpensive and targeted at entrance level users, the features on the mobo and it's overclocking ability are impressive. The likely suspect in this case being the use of the ULi M1575 southbridge.
"If we always went with our assumptions, there would be no reason at all to test motherboards, and
thankfully, our first opinions are often proven wrong in the actual testing.
Subject: Motherboards | November 22, 2005 - 12:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA's new K8T900 chipset is making the rounds today, so if you can pull yourself away from that shiny new Xbox, take a look at what they've included. Legion Hardware is a great place to start, to get a good idea how inclusive VIA made this chipset.
Don't forget to come back and read Ryan's review as well.
"The K8T900 is one of the best chipsets VIA has produced in quite some time and as it stands,
could be one of the best AMD64 chipsets available.
Subject: Motherboards | November 21, 2005 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has a look at one of the latest AMD motherboards from ASUS, the A8N32-SLI. One of the neatest features is the integrated heatpipe, to keep your northbridge happy.
Then, check out John's review of the EPoX 8NPA SLI, see which fits you better.
"Asus' A8N32-SLI Deluxe is the first nForce4 SLI X16-based Athlon 64 motherboard to hit the
market, and it's more than just a simple refresh of Asus' nForce4 SLI design.
Introduction and Specs
EPoX unleashes the world's first Socket 754 nForce 4 SLI motherboard. This product has all the markings for an amazing gaming system, but how does it compare to other PCI-Express systems out there?
Subject: Motherboards | November 17, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Alex Marsters
The Sapphire Pure Innovation PI-A9RX480 is a very distinctive looking board, built around the
ATI 200P chipset. With one x16 PCIe slot, 2 normal PCIe, 2 PCI 2.2 slots, and built in audio, LAN and firewire, this board seems to have everything you would need. Read the full review at BigBruin.
"Tell me, isn't that one of the purdiest boards you've seen seen since the Soyo Dragon KT400
Subject: Motherboards | November 11, 2005 - 05:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S includes the newly released IGP from SIS, The Mirage. Read the full review at PC Stats to see how it stacks up to the N4 boards, both in price, and performance.
Don't forget to read Ryan's review of the A8N32-SLI either.
"The Foxconn WinFast 761GXK8MC-S motherboard is based upon a new chipset from
SiS which has a couple media-friendly assets.
A Quick Preview
This beefy board sports a ton of features, the most impressive of which is not one, not two, but four PCIe x16 slots! Quad-SLI might not be something that will work out but I bet SLI plus running multiple monitors with additional GPUs might entice some.
Introduction and Specifications
Asus is the first motherboard vendor to get a retail board out based on the new nForce4 SLI X16 chipset for the AMD systems. NVIDIA has been touting this as the ultimate gamer's platform and we were eager to see if the product matched the PR.
Subject: Motherboards | November 9, 2005 - 01:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's been a while since a batch of motherboards with Integrated Graphics Processors has been released. However, with the new nForce boards, we are seeing quite a few boards with a 6100 built in, like the Biostar GeForce 6100-M9 TForce reviewed by TweakTown. Consider it the next time you are putting together a system for a non-gamer.
"The integrated desktop graphics market is often one which is overlooked by many users.
Subject: Motherboards | November 3, 2005 - 06:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Anandtech visited Taiwan and wandered into several motherboard manufacturers to see what is coming up for 2006, why don't you join them.
"We recently had the opportunity to visit some manufacturers in Taiwan, and with that opportunity,
we spent a lot of time previewing new motherboards and graphics products.