The AMD 690 Chipset Gets Updated
AMD has brought their 690G chipset back up with an updated BIOS that improves performance as well as overclocking ability. With an adequate CPU, you can also use this low-cost solution for HD-DVD and Blu-ray!
Introduction and Specifications
GIGABYTE produces motherboards based on just about every chipset and socket configuration available for market use. In this case, we will be reviewing the GA-M57SLI-S4 motherboard featuring the nForce 570 chipset for socket AM2.
Subject: Motherboards | August 2, 2007 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AMD 690G chipset is undergoing a revision, specifically it's the BIOS that is being tweaked. The onboard graphics will have proper support for HD quality video and significant improvements to the overclocking potential. The Tech Report has some pictures of a new Gigabyte board, and a bit more details on what to expect from this chipset's second wave.
Subject: Motherboards | August 1, 2007 - 05:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS is the next manufacturer to offer a pair of P35 motherboards, the Blitz Extreme which supports DDR3 and the Blitz Formula which is a DDR2 board. These boards are essentially twins, in Techgage's review, they have a picture of the boards side by side, and there are no visual clues as to which board is which. Check out the surprises these clones have!
Layout and Features
ECS has a new motherboard based on NVIDIA 650i SLI chipset that offers great overclocking performance, SLI support and an incredibly low price.
Subject: Motherboards | July 20, 2007 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | July 17, 2007 - 06:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | July 13, 2007 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Motherboards | July 10, 2007 - 09:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Motherboards | July 4, 2007 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.