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On the Socket 754 front, prices are hovering in the vicinity of about $70 to $75, a price which the Socket 939 boards are nearing. Since the last price cuts approximately a month ago, the prices haven't changed except for the ASUS nForce4 4X K8N4-E Deluxe [RTPE: K8N4-E Deluxe], which has gone up about $10, bringing it to just under $100. Although, there are many other options as you can see below that are well under $100.



For basic office computers, integrated graphics is usually ample to get your work done. The new MSI Xpress 200 RS482M-IL [RTPE: RS482M-IL] is on sale for $80 shipped, which has seen a price reduction of about $10.





The Asus A8R-MVP is still on pre-order only, but expect it to hit retail stores very soon. As reviewed here, we were pleasantly surprised how well this average priced board was able to perform.



During the past month approximately, the DFI Xpress 200 CrossFire LanParty UT RDX200 CF-DR [RTPE: LP UT RDX200 CF-DR] has been dropping slowly, but surely. Although, currently, it has gone up about $13, bringing its price back up to $190.


DFI Xpress 200 CrossFire (939) LanParty UT RDX200 CF-DR




On the other side of the integrated graphics alley, NVIDIA has recently introduced the 61x0 series. Fairing very well is the Biostar nForce 410 GeForce 6100 TFORCE 6100-939 [RTPE: TFORCE 6100-939], which is going for $73.00.



Biostar is still the only manufacturer of the 6100/410 socket 754 board. The Biostar nForce 410 GeForce 6100 GEFORCE 6100-M7 [RTPE: GEFORCE 6100-M7] is priced at $64.



Since last month, the Gigabyte nForce 430 GeForce 6100 GA-K8N51GMF-9 [RTPE: GA-K8N51GMF-9] hasn't seen much change. It is currently still at roughly the same price it was then; just about $78 shipped.



The recent addition to NVIDIA's integrated graphics boards is the GeForce 6150 nForce 430. We've been waiting for this board to start shipping and it finally has. We recently had the opportunity to review one of the first versions from Asus. Check out Wesley's inclusive analysis of the Asus A8N-VM CSM.

Even more recently, Gigabyte entered the market with their socket 939 GA-K8N51PVMT-9 [RTPE: GA-K8N51PVMT-9], sporting the 6150/430 chipset as well. At the moment, it is priced at about $87, competitive to Asus' version.



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  • Beenthere - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    It would be very telling to have an honest survey that indicates how often people buy a new Mobo. I'm sure there are gamers and speed junkies that buy a new Mobo every chance they can but I doubt the majority of PC enthusiasts run out and buy the latest and greatest Mobo, CPU, memory, PSU, heatsink, etc. every time a new model comes out. And for those who do buy a new Mobo, CPU, memory, etc. every couple months, what do you do with the old hardware??? Hopefully it's given to someone who can put it to good use??? Reply
  • xtremejack - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    A while back I was waiting for 975x, because it would support Pressler *and* Conroe. Now it looks like it will not. If there will a single motherboard supporting both Yonah and Conroe, then I am gonna jump for mobo+Yonah for sure. Far better looking option than Pressler Reply
  • kilkennycat - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    Your wish is likely to go wanting. You can bet that Intel will change CPU pinouts and profiles as often as possible to sell more high-end chip-sets and motherboards, just as they have done with Yonah and the Pentium-M. Exactly the same number of pins, but physically incompatible !! Intel is not sinking all that new money in chip-set plants for nothing. A would-be monopolist in marketing fancy-dress. Grrrr............More power to the AMD lawsuit. Reply
  • IntelUser2000 - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    975X WILL support Conroe, except not on the initial batches, just like Prescott and 865/875 times.

    Yonah's desktop chipset is called 945GT so look for that.
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  • KristopherKubicki - Monday, December 05, 2005 - link

    The chipset can support it, but the socket is different.

    Kristopher
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  • imaheadcase - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    It can't come fast enough, i want to order that one for sure :D Reply
  • kilkennycat - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    ..... hard to get, therefore omitted ?? Reply
  • rrcn - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    The A8N32-SLI is http://labs.anandtech.com/search.php?q=A8N32-SLI">showing up on the RTPE as preorder only. Anything on preorder will not show up on the charts in our guides. Reply
  • kilkennycat - Sunday, December 04, 2005 - link

    Thanks for the clarification. They have been actually shipping from Newegg and ZipZoomFly for the past month (no pre-orders are accepted at either vendor) but each batch sells out almost immediately. Reply

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