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!
ECS continues their trend of trying to produce enthusiast motherboards and is getting ready to release an nVidia 590 SLI motherboard for Intel users. Do they succeed with their Core 2 Duo board based on the Nvidia 590 chipset? With a simple motherboard layout and support for SLI this motherboard should be budget friendly and pack a mean punch. Let’s take a look and find out just how Extreme this board is.
FOXCONN tries their hand at a high end Intel Chipset board and came up with an 975 Express based motherboard that packs some serious punch for the price tag. The 975X7AB-8EKRS2H revision AB is an updated version of the older AA boards and supports multi-core Intel processors. Will it be a Fox or a Dog? We’ll find out as we look at the $169 Foxconn 975X7AB motherboard.
The abit AW9D-MAX motherboard is based on the Intel 975X chipset and was designed by abit to destroy the competition. With support for all the latest Intel dual-core and quad-core processors the AW9D series is ready for all enthusiasts can throw at them. In this article we take the recently released Intel D975XBX2 ‘Bad Axe 2’ motherboard and pair it against the AW9D-MAX ‘Bushido’ to see which board comes out on top!
Today we get to look at another ASRock motherboard that takes the mATX form factor, although this one is of the AMD socket AM2 variety. How will ASRock do they do with their AM2 board? How will it stack up against other AM2 boards? Let’s take a look at the ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI and see what they have to offer for users that are looking for a mATX board under $70!
ASRock brings an integrated graphics solution to the market in the ConRoe945G-DVI and Legit Reviews takes a look at this board with the Intel 945G chipset to see if this micro-ATX motherboard is right for you. We compare the value priced ($80 street price) ConRoe945G-DVI to the Gigabyte DS3 with the i965P Express chipset. Read on to check out the review!
Gigabyte has long been known for quality motherboards with exciting features for the enthusiast market and the Gigabye GA-965P-DS3 motherboard is no exception. We look at the GA-965P-DS3 motherboard to see if Gigabyte can continue their trend of great overclocking enthusiast motherboards. Read on to find out how the Gigabyte motherboard does and if it deserves a spot in your next system.
Intel has the D975XBX2 desktop motherboard on their site, which usually means they should be available at retailers very soon. The first official ?production? boards for the Intel D975XBX2 Bad Axe 2 motherboard will be Rev502 and Rev503. Legit Reviews talks about some of the revision changes and tries out the most recent BIOS on the latest enthusiast board from Intel.
ECS goes enthusiast on us! See if they have what it takes to compete with the top dogs of the market with their ATI CrossFire XPRESS 3200 powered KA3MVP Extreme motherboard. The KA3MVP Extreme is the first board from ECS that offers unrestricted PCI Express lanes for a total of 44 PCI-E lanes! We take the ECS KA3MVP Extreme out for a test drive and give you our thoughts on it!
The M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard just happens to be the high-end AM2 offering from Asus and utilizes the Nvidia nForce 590SLI chipset to make the magic happen. How does it compare with the other AM2 chipsets out there? Take a look and see how the chips fall as we look at this board and compare it to the VIA based Asrock AM2V890-VSTA and the ATI powered MSI K9A Platinum in this interesting motherboard article.
The ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard can be found for under $56 and supports the latest Intel Core 2 processors with no problems at all. It sounds too good to be true, but we have had one on the test bench and it’s no B.S. this time around. Read on and see what the budget friendly ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard can do against the Intel D975XBX ‘Bad Axe’ motherboard that costs nearly five times as much!
No matter what segment of the market you are in, there is an AM2 offering that will suit your needs. Today, MSI and Asrock take on the challenge of a new socket in the form of AM2, and do it from completely opposite ends of the market – from budget to enthusiast! Read on as we take a look at the Asrock AM2V890-VSTA and MSI K9A Platinum motherboards to see which one of these boards will work for you?