AMD’s exclusive hold on SLI (Scaleable Link Interface) came to an end last week with NVIDIA’s release of it C19 solution. Will Intel fans be jumping for joy, or considering a major shift in their next hardware purchases? LR puts NVIDIA’s newest chipset solution to the test against the upcoming Intel i955X chipset and reveals some surprising, and some not so surprising results.
Pentium M At the end of 2004 enthusiats in the hardware industry started to take note of Intel Pentium M desktop boards as being one of the best platforms that money could buy. Using the famed Intel mobile processor, the Pentium M Dothan, and using mobile chipsets on a micro-ATX motherboard proved to be a …more
Today we take a look at the most recent AMD Athlon64 socket 939-based motherboard motherboard from DFI, the nF4 SLI-DR! This motherboard features the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI chipset and boasts a ton of other goodies. Today LR takes a look at the board in SLI and non-SLI mode and see if it is worthy to go in your box!
The Budget nForce 4 Ultra is here!!! Don’t have $250 to throw down for an SLI board? Never fear, Chaintech brings socket 939′s benefits to the masses for under $110. We take a look at a board for the “budget enthusiast” and find out what you can expect from an entry level board!
Looking for an Intel LGA775 motherboard that has all the newestest features and some above average overclocking options? The ASUS P5GD2 motherboard is an Intel 915 chipset board that we put through the paces and were pleased with what we found.
Today we preview the latest in chipset technology from VIA covering their new PT 880 Pro, PT 894 and PT 894 Pro chipsets for the Pentium 4. These chipsets allow for AGP/PCIe graphics cards and DDR1/DDR2 memory to all be used on a single motherboard! If you want to upgrade your Intel system read on!
Today NVIDIA tightens their grasp on the AMD chipset market by adding to their nForce Professional product line. Today NVIDIA releases the nForce Professional 2200 and the nForce Professional 2050 for servers and workstations. Here we will give you a rundown of the new technology on these chipsets, as well as show you pictures of the reference board and Tyan’s new workstation boards that use these chipsets!
Today we’ll be taking a look at one of DFI’s latest entries for the LGA 775 motherboard market, the DFI LanParty 875P-T. A unique, and very interesting, “hybrid” board that mixes Intel’s new LGA 775 processor with the previous generation’s 875P high performance chipset.
With the recent release of the new 90nm core of the A64 socket 939 chip, and the hopes of higher overclocking 90nm parts users are looking for the perfect 939 board to use. Today we take a look at the ABIT AV8 and see how it performs! Is ABIT on the right track with another great board?
The ATI Radeon Xpress 200 has arrived and offers another choice for those users wanting a better integrated graphics solution. We found that it more than doubles the graphics performance when compared to Intel’s 915G IGP solution! ATI may have a winner if the final production boards look anything like this!
This is for the ABIT AA8. PQI Turbo memory has been doing a marketing push in North America. Is the memory something to take a look at or something to skip over? Today we pull out all the spots and punish the PQI Turbo PC-3200 memory with our RST Pro2 memory tester and a bunch of memory bandwidth benchmarks!
Introduction: Although much attention right now is focused on the new i915/i925 chipsets, there is still several good performing 865 and 875 boards out there for consumers. With the introduction of the new chipsets, we will also eventually see the prices fall on these now "old" chipset powered boards. I prefer to look at them …more
Introduction Introduction: Abit is one of the industry leaders when it comes to offering feature rich products for computer users. This is the ABIT Media XP which is one of the great add-in devices that is designed to enhance your computing experience with the ABIT IT7/AT7 MAX series motherboards. The ABIT Media XP allows …more
Introduction: Introduction: With the initial excitement of the Canterwood beginning to come to an end in the computer enthusiast market, companies are now releasing their secret weapon: the Intel 865 “Springdale.” If you notice this chipset number, 865, and know that the “Canterwood” is the 875, you will realize that the “Canterwood” is engineered to …more