One of AMD’s primary feature points for the AM1 Kabini platform was the introduction of low-cost motherboards. The promotional material provided gave a suggested AM1 combined price of $60. Now after release the cheapest APUs are $31 for a dual core and $35 for a quad core. This should mean motherboards from $29 and up. Today we take a brief preview of nine motherboards currently on sale, which start at $33.
We put the latest DFI offering to the test. What does their X48 offering bring to the competitive enthusiast market?
Rajinder Gill on 4/28/2008
Once again, ASUS is first to market, this time with their custom-designed NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra-based motherboard, the Striker II Extreme. We bring you a critical first look at...
Kris Boughton on 4/11/2008
Our Weekend Rant Session is here and we take a look at a few subjects that are currently hot topics in the lab.
Gary Key on 4/5/2008
We provide a first look at ASUS' latest motherboard, a custom design sporting the NVIDIA nForce 780i chipset.
Rajinder Gill on 3/19/2008
We bring you our first look at the latest ASUS Ai LifeStyle motherboard, the P5E3 Premium, based on Intel's upcoming X48 chipset with DDR3 memory. We'll show you why...
Kris Boughton on 2/20/2008
We take a first look at ASRock's latest technical feat and see if Penryn really works or not on their new NV 650i board.
Gary Key on 2/15/2008
MSI shows off their take on X48, with a lower price and four physical x16 PCI-E slots. Sounds impressive, but is it? Join us for this first look.
Kris Boughton on 1/31/2008
We take a first look at ASUS' new wonder board and provide the reasons why tRD is the most important setting you have not heard about.
Kris Boughton on 1/25/2008
It might not save the glaciers from melting, but Gigabyte's new DES software might just make Al Gore smile - or at least smirk.
Rajinder Gill on 1/23/2008
This is a preview of the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 providing detailed benchmarking and overclocking results at a variety of settings. However, the board may need a few more weeks before...
Rajinder Gill on 1/2/2008
Add a new X48 chipset, mix in some BIOS tweaks, stir with DDR3, chill with Cascade, and out comes a few overclocking records.
Rajinder Gill on 12/24/2007
The latest ROG board from ASUS looks to fulfill the wish list of every enthusiast. We might be keeping this one in the labs for a very long time.
Rajinder Gill on 12/10/2007
MSI rebadged their enthusiast level board, removed a couple of features, dropped the price, and... presto! They have a board that deserves your attention.
Gary Key on 12/5/2007
We take ASUS' latest ROG motherboard offering for a test drive and finally find an X38 DDR2 board that can run with the P35 cheetahs.
Rajinder Gill on 11/9/2007
We look at the features and benchmark results of the abit IP35-Pro and find a very balanced board for the enthusiast.
Gary Key on 11/1/2007
Penryn is officially launched and will enter the market in the next couple weeks. Is your motherboard prepared, or is it time for an upgrade?
Gary Key on 10/29/2007
We've got DFI's latest motherboard offering, and it has a load of overclocking features that enthusiasts will love. Tune in for our first overclocking extravaganza.
Rajinder Gill on 10/18/2007
We take a quick second look at the P35 based MARS board with the production release BIOS.
Gary Key on 10/3/2007
We compare three different yet capable G33 equipped boards. Somewhere in the wilderness, a voice is heard crying, "DVI!? We don't need no DVI!"
Gary Key on 9/27/2007
We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.
Gary Key on 9/21/2007