Subject: Motherboards | April 25, 2008 - 07:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS' P5K PRO claims to be a green board, having three different modes in which you can run and save power. While the claims that ASUS makes are upwards of 50% savings, the total system power draw doesn't actually dip by that much. It does certainly save power when compared to the P5KC, especially when placed into the
Subject: Motherboards | April 24, 2008 - 10:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
InsideHW looks at the BIOSTAR TF8200 A2+ which has an nVidia GeForce 8200 and Realtek's ALC888S, and a classic BioStar look. We really haven't seen many boards from BioStar recently, but that does not mean they've forgotten how to make a good one. Check it out if you are looking for an HD compatible board that can support 4 displays, or want to try a little onboard SLI.
Subject: Motherboards | April 18, 2008 - 05:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech is testing three chipsets with integrated graphics, the 780G, GF8200, and G35, to see which deserves to claim the title of greenest motherboard. You might assume that with nVIDIA's usually power hungry chipsets they would not even be in the running against AMD and Intel, both of whom are pushing power consumption as a major factor in computing. The test results may surprise you.
Subject: Motherboards | April 15, 2008 - 05:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 780a chipset from nVIDIA has been a long time coming, but finally we are seeing some up for review. The name implies that it is simply a re-do of the 780i chipset for AMD, but Hardware Secrets has found that a lot of work went into the chipset to make it more than that. The ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe board looks physically similar to the 780i boards, with additional cooling around the memory and HybridSLI. The features you would expect are there as well, PCI Express 2.0, solid state capacitors and Ex
Subject: Motherboards | April 11, 2008 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MSI's P7N SLI Platinum motherboard is based on nVIDIA's 750i SLI chipset, with a 430i SPP. [H]ard|OCP found that overclocking this board was a little tricky, it is rather choosy about the combinations it will run stably with, but it is rewarding with a 1900MHz FSB being reachable as well as the memory being able to hit 1275MHz. This
Subject: Motherboards | April 10, 2008 - 10:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
It would seem that not all is well in the world of AMD's newest processors, the Phenom X4 9850. Apparently quite a few people are finding that their motherboards based on the 780G and 770 chipsets, also from AMD, might not support the power levels that the X4 9850 and Athlon X2 6400+ require.
Subject: Motherboards | April 9, 2008 - 04:17 PM | Ryan Shrout
Interesting information has filtered out about NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI chipset recently on the subject of cost and how NVIDIA's pricing scheme is forcing board vendors to charge extremely high prices for 790i solutions. According some reports NVIDIA is charging as much as $115 per chipset for the 790i Ultra SLI - for comparison Intel apparently charges about $60 for their super-end product, the X48 chipset. That is a HUGE difference of more than 90% and we
Subject: Motherboards | April 8, 2008 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The once envied P35 chipset has fallen fast, with the X48 and P45 taking it's place of honor. It isn't completely phased out yet, it is enjoying a lengthened lifestyle on value priced boards, like the
Subject: Motherboards | April 2, 2008 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There really hasn't been that many reviews done of AMD's new chipset, the X48 and other Intel parts are still stealing the limelight. That didn't scare off Overclockers Club though, they've finished a review of the ECS A780GM-A. It suffers from the odd back panel problems that most of it's brethren do, for some reason you can only seem to have a maximum of two of the following, SP/DIF out, DVI out or HDMI out. In this case there is only an HDM
Subject: Motherboards | March 31, 2008 - 07:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 28 March 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies, today announced the VIA NAS 7800 board, specifically designed to meet the needs of thin server and NAS segment system builders.
Thin servers such as network attached storage are proving increasingly popular with small and medium sized enterprises looking for secure, energy-efficient data storage without investing in large, expensive and power-h