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!
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!