Subject: Motherboards | November 19, 2007 - 09:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While everyone else was busy focusing on AMD's new processor, The Tech Report focused on the backbone of the Spider system, AMD's new 790FX chipset. Supporting HyperTransport 3 and the next iteration of PCI Express, this chipset will likely be seeing a lot of use for quite a while. Any new launch is not going to happen without a few kinks, in this case the outdated SB600 southbridge offers lackluster performance, and TR also found BIOS problems on both ASUS and Gigabyte's motherboards.
Subject: Motherboards | November 8, 2007 - 10:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech-Hounds has posted a review that is not short on choices by any means. Seven P35 based boards are reviewed, with ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI all represented. If the price of DDR3 and an X38 chipset is scaring you away from a Christmas upgrade, then peek through these boards, you are bound to find at least one that tempts you to pull out your wallet.
Subject: Motherboards | November 6, 2007 - 11:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The brand new P5E3-ASUS-Deluxe-0512 BIOS will allow you to run QX9x50 series processors from Intel on both the Deluxe and WiFi@n models. If you are considering an upgrade to these impressive new processors, this new 0512 BIOS will get you up and running.
Can NVIDIA Revolutionize your PC?
NVIDIA is attempting to introduce a new standard for communications between your system and devices like your power supply, water cooler and even your chassis! What for you may ask? The Enthusiast System Architecture looks to help you get the most from your system.
Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2007 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new P29 through P31 BIOSes from EVGA allow the use of 1333MHz FSB CPUs, and so they are really quite popular with owners of the boards. On the other hand, they also make it impossible to use 3rd party RAID cards, although there was no problems doing so on the previous P28 BIOS. According to what The Inquirer noticed on the EVGA boards, this problem has been known for over a year, but neither nVIDIA or EVGA have stepped up to the plate and provided a solution.
Subject: Motherboards | October 18, 2007 - 05:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI K9AG Neo2 Digital takes advantage of AMD's 690G chipset and provides a proper HDMI jack that is fully HDCP compliant, right on the motherboard. An HTPC system just doesn't get any easier than that. As well, it is a full ATX board, so you won't have to squeeze your components onto a mATX board. PC Stats has finished their review, which HTPC builders (
Introduction and Specifications
The Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi is one of the most intriguing motherboards to hit the market in some time with a combination of three PCIe x16 slots, DDR3 memory support, great overclocking options and even an embedded Linux OS!
Subject: Motherboards | October 15, 2007 - 06:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gigabyte X38-DQS lets you have all the extras that Intel's X38 chipset offers, without having to invest in DDR3. Sporting an lot of features, from 8 SATA ports and onboard HD audio to an incredible amount of ports, 2 PCI Express 8x, 3 PCI Express 1x and a pair of PCI slots, you aren't going to have trouble inserting add-on cards. [H]ard|OCP was also quite impressed by the chipset cooling.
Subject: Motherboards | October 10, 2007 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The reviewers have had their gags removed and we can finally see some real testing of Intel's brand new chipset, the X38 Express. The Tech Report has a pair, the ASUS P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n and Gigabyte's GA-X38-DQ6. Both boards offer the new features of the X38 chipset, 32 PCI Express Lanes, with PCI Express 2.0 support, as well as DDR3. The ASUS board comes with embedded Linux, WiFi and a higher price while the Gigabyte board skips some of the extras, but is still priced close to $300.