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Subject: Motherboards | February 1, 2010 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new revision of the ASUS Maximus III Gene has landed at [H]ard|OCP and they loved this little trooper. It can handle both Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, a pair of PCIe x16 slots as well as 7 SATA ports, 1 eSATA port, 14 USB ports
and a more; all on a uATX board measuring slight less than 10" square. They described the manual overcloc
Subject: Motherboards | January 28, 2010 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
EVGA hit the motherboard market with nVIDIA's chipset but they are not suffering from nVIDIA's licensing woes. Newest is their W555, set up to handle two LGA1366 processors on a board designed for overclocking, not server applications. Now, this may cause some problems as consumer level dual processor board are not always the most forgiving and stable platforms, but they are worthwhile once set up. Drop by Overclock3D for a preview.
Subject: Motherboards | January 26, 2010 - 06:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't let the name fool you, the Asus P6X58D is nought
but a P6T with support for USB 3.0 and SATA3 as well, not much else has changed. There are a few extra features but the main reason to want this board is native support for the new transport buses. Bjorn3D did some benchmarking with a SATA 2 SSD so the differences in file transfer performance do not stand out as much as they
Subject: Motherboards | January 21, 2010 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel launched several new Core i3 and i5 processors earlier this month, but the only motherboard that came out with them were based on the low end H55 chipset. We know that there will be an Q57 and an H57 chipset soon arriving, but until now we have not seen what one can do. Hardware Secrets changes that with their review of the MSI H57M-ED65, the first H57 board seen in the wild.
Subject: Motherboards | January 15, 2010 - 12:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The tiny ASUS AT3N7A-I motherboard is home to an Intel Atom 330 with an active cooling system, not that you are going to get to overclock the Atom; but iXBT Labs warns that you may want to modify it as it is quite noisy. As well you will find Bluetooth, HDMI, eSATA, 3 x SATA-II (300 MB/s), 10 x USB, a legacy PCI slot and a pair of DIMM slots. If you ar
Subject: Motherboards | January 11, 2010 - 12:26 AM | Steve Grever
The guys at ASUS pulled out all the stops on their massive booth at CES this year and brought with them tons of new netbooks, notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, and even some conceptual products from their Waveface line.
Subject: Motherboards | January 10, 2010 - 03:00 PM | Steve Grever
UPDATE: We have posted a video walk through of the Gigabyte product lineup hosted by Gigabyte's Tim Handley.
Subject: Motherboards | January 8, 2010 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Core i3 chips from Intel have necessitated the release of a new motherboard chipset and as usual Intel is using a tiered offering, the H55, H57 and X57 chipsets to Intel's line up with the H55, H57 and X57 to choose between. So far it is the H55 based boards which are appearing on reviewers test benches, such as the ASRock H55M Pro board at Elite Bastards. The performance is very similar to the previous P55, perhaps the biggest bonu
Subject: Motherboards | January 7, 2010 - 11:13 PM | Jonathan Hung
While CES has been dominated by hot new mobile devices and notebooks, many of your favourite motherboard manufacturers are announcing new products too. Most new boards are Clarkdale based (Intel H55 to be exact), there are some AMD releases too. Here's today's round-up of new motherboard releases from ECS, EVGA, and Gigabyte.
- Three new motherboards - H57, H55, and H55V all using the Intel H55 chipset.
Subject: Motherboards | January 4, 2010 - 12:52 PM | Jonathan Hung
Hot on the heels of the Clarkdale announcement, EVGA lets loose on two upcoming motherboards based on the H55 and H57 chipsets. Not much information is known at this point, but Jacob of EVGA hints "More details very soon".
Subject: Motherboards | December 15, 2009 - 12:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus M4A785TD-V EVO and M4A785TD-M EVO AM3
share very similar designs; the "V" is a full ATX board while the "M" is a mATX. Both use the AMD 785G
chipset with an SB710
southbridge and support up to 16GB of DDR3-1800; perhaps the most noticable difference is the lack o
Subject: Motherboards | December 10, 2009 - 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA VN1000 digital media chipset for next generation desktop and all-in-one PCs, offering a world-class HD multimedia entertainment platform compatible with the advanced desktop features of Microsoft Windows 7.
The VIA VN1000 is the most power efficient DX10.1 digital media chipset available today, making it the perfect solution for next gener
Subject: Motherboards | December 9, 2009 - 04:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can overcome the disappointment of the non-launch of the MSI Big Bang motherboard featuring Lucid Hydra Engine you can take a look at the Big Bang Trinergy motherboard. Ryan does the review of this board a little differently, it is an HD video review that gives you a chance to actually examine the board and see it in action. Check it out here.
Subject: Motherboards | December 4, 2009 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The P55 chipset really doesn't have to do a lot. The Lynnfield processor controls the PCIe and the memory, two chores that used to be the responsibility of the motherboard chipset. That responsibility was the key to the diversity of the motherboard market in previous generations. Now it is about the number of features that can be placed on the board, or the lowest price the board can be sold for.
Subject: Motherboards | November 30, 2009 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sapphire has stuck with their motherboard division to compliment their graphics business and their new board is the 785G based PI-AM3RS785G. As you would expect from a board using this chipset your motherboards back panel is quite crowded, with PS/2 ports, an SPDIF Out port, an HDMI port, a VGA port and a DVI port along with four USB 2.0 ports, one LAN port,
and 6 channel audio. There is only one PCIe slot, a full 16x but no 1x or 4x slots at all, simply a pair of legacy PCI slots.
Subject: Motherboards | November 30, 2009 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards | November 26, 2009 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking to set up a low end LGA1156 system, the
Subject: Motherboards | November 26, 2009 - 01:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, November 24, 2009 – GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to introduce their latest 333 Onboard Acceleration technology featuring support for USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbps) and a 3x USB Power Boost, as well as 8+2 power phases, Ultra Durable 3 (UD3) and Easy Energy Saver (EES) on AMD 700 series chipset motherboards including the GA-790FXTA-UD5, GA-790XTA-UD4 and GA-770TA-UD3.
“By extending our 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies to the AMD platform, GIGABYTE is enabling more of our
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2009 - 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The socket775 Intel G43 chipset doesn't get a lot of coverage, mostly because of the poor graphical performance associated with the Intel GMA X4500. The ASRock G43Twins-FullHD
is available for under $80, a big difference in price from X48 based boards, which may garner the attention of anyone with a C2D or C2Q sitting in a box somewhere. A quartet of D