XFX is a relative newcomer when it comes to motherboard production. They have been known for great performing video cards, but can they take that reputation and transfer it to a line of motherboards? XFX has released nForce 500 and 600 Series motherboards, but today Legit Reviews look at two of their motherboards in the 600 series lineup! Will the XFX nForce 680i SLI and nForce 650i SLI motherboard stand out from the crowd or blend in?
It’s not everyday that one gets to go to mainland China to see how a motherboard is made, but recently Legit Reviews was able to take a peak inside two ECS Elitegroup factories in Shenzhen, China to see how a motherboard is made from the ground up. If you want to know what all it takes to make a motherboard and ship it then this article is for you!
This time around we have a nice mATX form factor motherboard from ASRock. While it is our experience that mATX motherboards are stripped of both features and performance, we have run the ASRock ConRoe 1333-DVI/H through the paces right next to our top performers! Take a look and see if this little budget board will surprise you!
The GA-P35-DS3 motherboard is the latest high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset from Intel and Gigabyte. The GA-P35-DS3 is part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability. Read on to see how it performs compared to other leading chipsets!
The Adaptec RAID 3805 is an 8-port controller that supports SATA and SAS drives and next-generation PCIe connectivity. It features Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 5EE, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD and more! Read on to see how this MD2 low-profile RAID card does as we test it with 8 150GB Western Digital Raptor hard drives in 11 RAID configurations on Linux!
The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard is the top of the line of Intel P965 motherboards that Gigabyte carries. Gigabyte has numerous Intel P965 based boards and keeps upgrading and improving on the previous versions. The GA-965P-DQ6 offers Quad Cooling, Quad eSATA 2, Quad BIOS, and Quad Triple Power Phase, all solid Capacitors and excellent heat resistance for enhanced system durability.
NVIDIA has recently released a new chipset based on their 600-series for the Intel platform. The new 650i Ultra chipset lacks SLI support, but offers strong features and performance for a ~$100 motherboard. The NVIDIA 650i Ultra chipset supports 1333MHz FSB processors and we were able to take it to 1950MHz with ease. Read on to see how this ~$100 motherboard does compared to several other chipsets as we run it through the standard benchmarking and overclocking tests.
Today we get to take a look at DFI’s RD600 motherboard featuring the LANPARTY name! We have come to expect great performance and stability from other LANPARTY offerings featuring Intel and NVIDIA chipsets. Will the DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G have what it takes to live up to the LANPARTY name? Read on to find out!
Designed for the true enthusiast, the EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard is said to deliver the performance boost that extreme gamers crave. We take this claim and run with it during our review of the flagship Intel motherboard from eVGA. Built off the reference nVidia design will the eVGA nForce 680i SLI stand out from the crowd or blend in? Read on to find out how the motherboard does!
The nForce 680i LT SLI motherboard brings the performance of the 680i SLI motherboard to a lower price point by removing a few components and limiting some of the features that are found in the BIOS. With many of the luxury features that are used on the 680i SLI have been removed, how will performance be impacted? Read on to see how this sub $200 motherboard does!
ECS adds the affordable, yet fantastic performing 650i chipset to their arsenal with the NF650iSLIT-A motherboard. We have already described this chipset as a 680i killer, but will ECS have the same results at their attempt with this chipset? Read on and find out how the NF650iSLIT-A 650i does compared to other NVIDIA and Intel chipsets!
Today marks the first product launch (AMD690) from the new and improved AMD (AMD+ATI). The AMD 690 series chipset represents the company’s first joint effort at making a chipset that brings together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology features of the ATI Radeon X1250 GPU. The AMD 690G is also the only platform on the market where you can have simultaneous independent digital outputs of DVI and HDMI! Read on to see if this platform is right for you!
ECS continues their trek of producing an enthusiast line of motherboards. Can they continue on that path with an Nvidia 680i based board? Legit Reviews finds out by taking a look at the ECS PN2 SLI2+ motherboard. Determined to push the PN2 SLI2+ to the limits we loaded it with the latest BIOS (P25) and ran it against other leading chipsets like the 975X and 650i!
Asus has long been a major player in the motherboard market in every segment you can think of. Their name has long been a favorite with the enthusiast crowd. Can they continue the trend with this motherboard? Can the ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard compete with the top 680i SLI boards that are out? ASUS claims that the P5N-E SLI has the best cost versus performance ratio of all dual VGA motherboards on the market. Read on and find out if they are right!