Subject: Motherboards | December 14, 2007 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS A770M-A isn't really the motherboard you want if you are putting together a Spider platform. The new AMD 770 northbridge will give you support for Phenom, Athlon FX, Athlon64, and Sempron processors, and support for HT 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0 make it an attractive board, but the lack of 4 PCIe slots might put a damper on your plans. Even so, Overclockers Club d
Subject: Motherboards | December 10, 2007 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The incredibly difficult to find, or afford, ASUS Maximus Extreme is the DDR3 supporting, top of the line X38 based, packed full of extras flagship of ASUS' Intel boards. AnandTech took on the task of testing all that it is capable of, including running Vista stably with 4GB at DDR3 1800 and a FSB of 450MHz. When they broke out the extreme cooling, they could boot at 5GHz or more the first time, but after that they saw some interesting behaviour.
Subject: Motherboards | December 5, 2007 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest member of the Republic of Gamers is the ASUS Maximus Formula, based on the X38 chipset with an ICH9R southbridge. With the new Intel chipset comes support for 1600MHz FSB and 45nm process chips. [H]ard|OCP picked one up and their testing shows it to be a great board for overclockers, new or experienced, and they thought the choice t
Introduction, Features and Specifications
Intel's G33 chipset is a great option for users either looking for a low total system cost or maybe the beginnings of an HTPC or SFF system. Come in and read how the Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H board could work for you.
Subject: Motherboards | November 29, 2007 - 05:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Abit IX38 Quad GT has a rally strange mix of features. It supports a 1600MHz FSB, which is fairly rare; but it partners that with DDR2, skipping any chance you have of having synchronous RAM and CPU buses. The motherboard certainly isn't cheap, so the use of the older RAM doesn't seem to have much to do with making this the basis of a cheap system. CPU3D put the board through
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2007 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With what seems like confirmation of the inability of the 680i chipset to support 45nm processors, it's time to take a peek at the 780i. HardwareXL steps up, and provides us with a look at a pre-retail ASUS P5N-T Deluxe nForce 780i motherboard. It seems most a refresh of the 680i, with the major difference being PCI Express 2.0 support and Triple-SL
Subject: Motherboards | November 23, 2007 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
20 November, 2007 - abit today announced their latest AMD 770 chipset-based motherboard, the abit AX78. This is abit's first motherboard with native support for AMD Phenom quad-core processors delivering best performance for true quad-core processors, HyperTransport 3, Dual Channel DDR2 1066 memory, PCI Express 2.0 and CrossFire X.
Subject: Motherboards | November 19, 2007 - 04:23 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 - 05:50 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.