Today’s hard drive market is starting to grow towards enterprise level hardware, which is SAS. SAS, or Serial Attached SCSI, is the server grade storage medium of choice these days. Some desktop motherboards like the ASUS P6T Deluxe offer support for up to a pair of SAS drives, so read on as we show you how to setup a pair in RAID and install Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
We showed you a preview of the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe socket AM3 motherboard last month and today we will show you how it benchmarks against a socket AM2+ motherboard. Read on to find out if DDR3 memory helps boost performance over a board running DDR2 memory and if 8GB of DDR3 memory is stable on the board. If that isn’t enough we also overclock the CPU over 1.2GHz!
The ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm motherboard features Intel’s latest X58 Express chipset and supports all of the new generation Core i7 processors. It also supports DDR3 triple-channel memory architecture with speeds up to 2000MHz, but overclocking is required. This board is packed full of features that might just leave you wanting one!
ASRock has recently been including a feature called Instant Boot on their N7AD-SLI motherboards and claims that it only takes 3 to 4 seconds to boot up to Windows. Read on as we benchmark the ASRock N7AD-SLI motherboard and overclock it to see what it can really do. We also tossed in a couple of videos to better explain the board layout and BIOS functionality.
While we’ve had a number of engineering sample motherboards floating around our test bench in recent weeks the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard is the first retail AMD Socket AM3 motherboard to show up at our door step. Read on to see what this upcoming motherboard is all about it as you look at some of the very first pictures of the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe motherboard to be posted online.
The Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard features Ultra Durable 3 technology with a 2oz copper PCB for 50°C cooler working temperature when working under extreme loads. With 16 Intel P45 Express motherboards on the market, Gigabyte has a ton of motherboards to pick from. Read on to see if the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P motherboard is right for you.
The Black Series X58B-A “Nehalem” Motherboard with LGA1366 socket support for Intel’s all-new “Core-i7” processors is currently the flagship motherboard for ECS Elitegroup. With the Intel X58 Express chipset handling the North Bridge duties and the Intel Intel ICH10R South Bridge handling the rest of the board you know this will be a sound and stable platform. Read on to see how the ECS X58B-A motherboard does on the benchmarks and to see it overclocks.
ASRock has recently been including a feature called Instant Boot on their N7AD-SLI motherboards and clams that it only takes 3 to 4 seconds to boot up to Windows. ASRock also claims that Instant Boot consumes less power, but does it really work? That is what we intend to find out in our video review as we bring out the timer and put it to the test.
The ECS GF8200A motherboard is part of the ECS Black Series and uses an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 single chipset in order to support 95W TDP AMD Phenom quad-core processors up to HT 5200 MT/s with Hyper Transport 3.0 technology links. The board also supports DDR2 1066MHz memory kits and features like GeForce Boost. With the economy doing poorly the need for budget boards is higher than ever and this board can be found for just $69.99 at Newegg.
When eVGA launched the 790i SLI FTW motherboard a few months back, their non-reference design won them a lot of acclaim. Now they’ve taken something great and made it even better with the inclusion of an 8-phase digital PWM. The 790i SLI FTW already featured a solid PWM, so how does this new digital PWM match up? Read on to find out!
ASUS builds on the success of the M3A78-T by adding a new south bridge to a new board called the M3A79-T Deluxe. How will the new SB750 south bridge and the tried and true 790FX northbridge perform? This motherboard supports AMD Socket AM2+ multi-core processors and with Phenom processors dropping in price this platform is looking solid. Read on to see if the under-the-hood upgrade does anything for performance!
Every day there’s a good chance you use a Foxconn manufactured product without knowing it. The last two enthusiast boards from Foxconn were phenomenal but Foxconn is trying a different route with the Digita Life ELA P45. Instead of overclocking they are targeting the multi-media crowd. Read on to see how Foxconn manages to switch things up.
Asus has pulled out all the stops with the creation of its Rampage Extreme motherboard. Just when you thought all innovation was finished with the LGA775 platform, Asus pulls a fast one on you. The Rampage Extreme is a physical manifestation of an overclockers dream motherboard. Read on to see what makes this board one of the best motherboards of all time!
Gigabyte Technology is no stranger in the enthusiast hardware community. Today, we are taking a look at Gigabyte’s GA-EP45T-Extreme motherboard, designed from the ground up with the extreme enthusiast in mind. The GA-EP45T-Extreme features Intel’s new P45 chipset along with the new ICH10R southbridge. Let’s see what this extreme motherboard has to offer those that are looking an enthusiast board that won’t let them down.