Subject: Motherboards | April 26, 2007 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Abit's Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI and MSI's P6N SLI Platinum are both based on the new 650i nVidia chipset, although the implementation is different. Abit's board is less expensive, though that comes at the cost of Firewire and eSATA while the MSI gives you those few extras that many people want. The problem is that MSI's is also one of the most expensive 650i boa
Subject: Motherboards | April 25, 2007 - 09:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Based around the I965P and ICH8R chipset the ASUS P5B Premium sports all the features you would expect, and it claims to be fully compliant with TPM. As there really isn't a way to test compliance with TPM yet, [H]ard|OCP couldn't include that test in their review, but they've more than made up for that with a slew of benchmarks.
Subject: Motherboards | April 23, 2007 - 09:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ECS 965PLT-A board isn't available yet, but it won't be too long before you start to see it on the shelves. As TweakTown notes in their review, the board is misnamed, as it is built around the 946GZ chipset, not the 965. Although it's onboard graphics are lack luster, they have included 2 PCI Express x16 slots, so it can easily be the basis of a decent gaming rig.
Subject: Motherboards | April 19, 2007 - 03:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Pico-ITX platform is just 3.9 x 2.8 inches or 100 x 72 mm. That's half the size of Nano-ITX and that's half the size of Mini-ITX. My wireless router is bigger. My portable CD folder is larger. Video cards are longer and wider. A DVD cover is close to being twice as large. It's really quite incredible that so much functionality can fit on such a small PCB.
Subject: Motherboards | April 17, 2007 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not only is it one of the fastest Intel P965 Express ICH8DH based boards out there, you get a full copy of GRAW and 3DMark06 with the ASUS Commando. With a fully featured BIOS, it is good for overclocking, but the lack of support for 1333MHz FSB processors needs to be addressed. Head to motherboards.org for the full review.
Subject: Motherboards | April 12, 2007 - 09:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fatal1ty branded products tend to be much more expensive than ones that do not bear his name. The new RX700 Universal abit F-190HD motherboard is a huge exception, offering many features including onboard HDMI. A great all in one solution for all but the hardcore gamer, as motherboards.org points out the integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 does not support Pixel Shader 3.0 or 4.0.
Subject: Motherboards | April 6, 2007 - 09:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looking for either an Asus P5N32-E SLI or an Asus Commando P965 motherboard? Looking to pay $0 for it? Well then BootDaily has a contest for you!
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Subject: Motherboards | April 2, 2007 - 10:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200 is first AMD RD600 based motherboard around, and it is for Core 2 Duos! Strange as it sounds, this is an AMD chipset running an Intel processor and it does it fairly well. It offers 3 PCI3 16x slots, allowing Crossfire and a PPU to run at the same time. The major downfall is the lack of overclocking ability, but it is a solid performer with a lot of other good features.
Subject: Motherboards | March 30, 2007 - 07:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by motherboards.org for another look at the newly released 680i LT based motherboard from EVGA. It is a good implementation of simplicity, offering a solid board with great overclocking potential. Even for those who don't want to delve into the intricacies of OCing can get good results, Doc managed 14% with the bundled nTune software.
Subject: Motherboards | March 27, 2007 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new motherboard chipset from nVidia, the 680i LT is not really a new chipset. It is even reported as a 680i SLI, no LT in CPU-Z. Trimmed off are the second onboard NIC, 2 USB ports, and the BIOS going to 1200MHz for EPP automatically, though it can certainly reach that manually. However, this trimming did allow them to reduce the price to around $200, significantly lower than the price of a Striker Extreme. Learn more about the capabilities of this board at The Tech Report.