Subject: Motherboards | April 9, 2008 - 12:17 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 - 02:19 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 - 01:56 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 - 03:09 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
Subject: Motherboards | March 26, 2008 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS P5E3 Premium is built with Intel's new X48 chipset, and is premium in price as well as name. Neoseeker found a big difference in the overclocking ability when compared to it's predecessor, the X38. The technique that worked best for them differed, so you can't really expect to use the same settings you might on an X38. Read
Introduction and Specifications
Gigabyte brings the first X48 motherboard to our testing lab and shows what the updated Intel chipset can do. They are also introducing a new energy saving technology on this and other Gigabyte motherboards so come see if it lives up to the claims.
Subject: Motherboards | March 20, 2008 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's nice to see that nVIDIA has finally caught up to Intel in motherboard features. The new nForce 790 chipsets support 1600MHz FSB, DDR3 memory and PCI Express 2.0, as Intel has been offering for almost a year now. They did surpassed Intel's X38 boards in one area, check out th
Introduction and 790i Features
NVIDIA is on a tear with new product releases this month and their next offering is a new core logic chipset for Intel processors called the nForce 790i Ultra SLI. Yes, both Ultra and SLI. Adding DDR3 and native PCI Express support this new chipset from NVIDIA could be the best yet.
Subject: Motherboards | March 18, 2008 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Paired with the launch of the 9800 GX2 is the 790i SLI chipset. Unlike the update from the 680i to the 780i, we actually have a new northbridge. The southbridge is still the 570 MCP, although it has learned a new trick. The brand new northbridge brings DDR3 support, up to 2000MHz and support for Intel's new 1600Mhz FSB. Lowered memory latencies and 32 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 have helped this board unseat the X48 as the top chipset for performance. See what else is new over at The Tech Report.
Subject: Motherboards | March 13, 2008 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Newest in the Republic of Gamers line of motherboards from ASUS is the X48 based Rampage Formula. One of the most noticeable features are the heatpipes and sinks on the motherboard itself, they are even bigger than what you would see on a 6/780i board. When you tie that effective cooling with some powerful overclocking features, you get performance that earns respect; as it did over at [H]ard|OCP. There is a darker side to the ROG series though; they are almost impossible