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Computex 2003 - AMD, VIA and NVIDIA Square Off

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: General

Motherboards – AOpen, Asus

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AOpen was showing off the VIA K8T800 motherboard…

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… as well as an nForce3 motherboard.


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Asus had one of the larger booths on the show floor, and they filled it to the brim.

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Here you see a huge wall of motherboards (though these are all P4 boards) …

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Here we see the now well know SK8N from Asus that was the first Opteron and now the first Athlon 64 FX motherboard on the market.

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The K8V Deluxe is Asus’s K8T800 chipset motherboard for the Athlon 64 processors …

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… while the SK8V is new and shows a 940-pin implementation of the VIA chipset.

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Asus was also showing off a new laptop screen technology to improve the brightness of the screen. Though these pictures don’t do it justice, the panel on this laptop was the brightest and most sharp I have seen anywhere.

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