1333MHz FSB on the 680i

Subject: Motherboards | July 20, 2007 - 01:25 PM |

Trying to get a QX6850 to work, at full speed, on a 680i motherboard proved a challenge for many, including AnandTech.  Using an EVGA 680i board and the brand new P30 BIOS, as well as the new ASUS Blitz and P5K Deluxe, they tested the overclocking ability for the CPU and RAM.  One of the key points in the article is that this new BIOS makes it very easy to push a 1066 processor to 1333, but they have much more than that to report on.

Source: AnandTech

One G33 Express mobo, hold the IDE

Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2007 - 02:24 PM |

The ECS G33T-M2 has an onboard Intel GMA 3100 graphics chipset, a Gigabit NIC and 7.1 HD Azalia, as well as 1 PCI Express x16, a PCI Express x1 slot a pair of PCI slots and 4 SATA slots.  What it doesn't have is any IDE channels.  It also supports 1333MHz FSB and DDR2.  Read on to find out what PC Stats thought of this all inclusive entry level motherboard.

Source: PCStats

Make mine a Gigabyte

Subject: Motherboards | July 13, 2007 - 01:19 PM |

Gigabyte's GA-N680SLI-DQ6 has everything you would expect from a 680i motherboard.  Support for 1333MHz FSB, SLI and solid capacitors, along with a bright colour scheme and copper heatpipes for the chipset.  The testing Hot Hardware put it through proves that this motherboard can compete with any of the other enthusiast class motherboard on the market, both in speed and features.

Source: HotHardware

Another graphics company moves to motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | July 10, 2007 - 05:29 PM |

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 |

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 |

Check out this look at five P35 boards featuring

Source: 3DCenter

Low profile bling

Subject: Motherboards | June 25, 2007 - 01:33 PM |

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<

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A proper copper ... motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | June 19, 2007 - 01:43 PM |

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

Source: [H]ard|OCP

DDR2 on a P35 from MSI

Subject: Motherboards | June 14, 2007 - 12:11 PM |

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

Source: HotHardware

Handy dandy diagnostic card

Subject: Motherboards | June 7, 2007 - 05:39 PM |

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