Subject: Motherboards | March 15, 2004 - 02:34 AM | Ron Goldin
Asus offers a Athlon64 series CPU board for the FX series processors from AMD. Here is a review of that board.
There is very little to wish for apart from the already included features and this makes the SK8V a very good base for a high-end PC. In terms of BIOS and software features Asus has added a few tweaks of its own including voice diagnostics (yes, the motherboard will tell you what has gone wrong), automatic fan adjustment and you can even create your own BIOS logo.
Introduction and nForce3 150
Chaintech was one of the few manufacturers to use the nForce3 chipset in a retail board. Can they ride on the success of their nF2 product line with this K8 version of their Zenith line?
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:13 PM | Ron Goldin
Here's a little perspective from The Tech Report on AMD's TPI initiative in its current state, or lack there of as it were. I think there is a lot of sentiment, even in the AMD enthusiast community, that TPI has not done its job nor has the numbering/rating/ranking system of current AMD products be totally accepted by 'Joe Consumer'. The enthusiasts of AMD are here and are here to stay, that doesnt mean all of us agree that AMD's current marketing plan is the right choice for them or the market.
Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
If last weeks A7N8X "E" review at Hardocp left you flat, sorry. Things are certainly not looking any better with the new Abit Nforce2 with the uGuru chip.
"Well, even champions will occasionally trip and stumble, and that is exactly what the AN7 appears to be doing..."
Abit has released its Athlon 64 Socket-754 motherboard based on the VIA K8T800 chipset. We put it through the tests to see if the Abit name is held up.