Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2007 - 12:05 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 - 01:03 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 - 02:40 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 - 01:35 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.
The Intel X38 Chipset
Intel unleashes their new X38 chipset for enthusiast platforms and Gigabyte has the first one to hit our test benches. See if the first PCI Express 2.0 motherboard is worth your money and if Intel can compete with NVIDIA's high end chipsets.
Subject: Motherboards | October 9, 2007 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS motherboards that come with Linux embedded in them have gained a name, SplashTop. Phoronix points out some interesting benefits you can gain from this 'Instant On' addition to the motherboard, and a bit of speculation as to whether we will finally see an update to something that really has seen any major changes in over a decade, the system BIOS.
Subject: Motherboards | October 8, 2007 - 01:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
Embedded operating systems have long been the one way to get super-fast boot up times and looks like Asus might be allowing upcoming X38 motherboards to take advantage of them.
Subject: Motherboards | October 2, 2007 - 01:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TweakTown managed to get a sneak preview of the two X38 board that ASUS is working on, the Maximus. It will come in two flavours, just like the P35 Blitz series did. Some of the nicer features include 2 full x16 PCI Express 2.0 slots, and a third that can be used, although it will cause the second 16x to reduce to 8x and give the other 8x to that 3rd slot. There is also an new and interesting feature called Express Gate, a 512MB flash drive soldered onto the motherboard that runs a compact version of
Subject: Motherboards | September 27, 2007 - 01:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has published a full review of the Foxconn MARS P35 motherboard, touted as a high performance board with a value price. The cooling system on the motherboard will keep the Northbridge happy for all but the most extreme overclocking, and should still give enough space around the socket to allow a large CPU heatsink. The general overclocking settings in the BIOS gave them some problems, but once AnandTech got the hang of it, this turned into a board that is great for overclocking Quads.