While the desktop PC industry has been reported as shrinking these last few quarters, the dichotomy rests in a drive towards the smaller form factors while the large under-the-desk systems market remains steady. This would suggest a split between mini-ITX and ATX users, leaving micro-ATX platforms stranded in the middle. Is there still room in the market for this form factor? Today we review MSI’s take on FM2+ and micro-ATX with the A88XM-E35.

DFI CFX3200-DR: ATI RD580 Tweak Attack

DFI launches their ATI RD580 chipset motherboard with every tweak an enthusiast can imagine. How does the first DFI dual X16 compare with other top Athlon 64 boards?

25 by Wesley Fink on 5/8/2006

Intel Core Duo: AOpen i975Xa-YDG to the Rescue

Looking for a great Core Duo Mobile on Desktop motherboard? AOpen's uniquely designed and performance oriented i975Xa-YDG features the Intel 975X chipset and shows impressive performance.

81 by Gary Key on 5/4/2006

ASUS A8R32-MVP: Taking the Overclocking Route via the 0404

We do an overclocking double take with the Asus A8R32-MVP and the new 0404 bios. Is there improvement or will the hardcore enthusiast remain disappointed?

23 by Gary Key on 4/20/2006

MSI: SLI Plus Eight

Our take on MSI's Diamond series motherboard featuring the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 chipset.

42 by Gary Key on 4/11/2006

ECS: RD480 in the Extreme

An ECS motherboard sets a new AMD Overclocking record for AnandTech! A closer look at the amazing ECS KA1 MVP Extreme motherboard featuring the ATI Radeon Xpress 200...

22 by Gary Key on 4/4/2006

NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE: Enthusiast Features on a Budget

We review ECS's affordable performance-oriented board based on the recently introduced nForce4 SLI XE chipset for the Intel platform.

11 by Gary Key on 3/23/2006

VIA PT880 PRO: Biostar’s Deluxe Dual Combo

A quick look at Biostar's new budget based Intel board featuring the VIA PT880 PRO chipset.

17 by Gary Key on 3/20/2006

EPoX EP-9U1697-GLi: ULi M1697 Goes Mainstream

Our first look at EPoX's value based performance board utilizing the ULi M1697 chipset and offering dual x8 SLI operation.

35 by Gary Key on 3/15/2006

Abit AT8: µGuru comes to the RD480

Our look at Abit's first ATI CrossFire-capable motherboard featuring the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset.

42 by Gary Key on 3/10/2006

ASRock 939SLI32-eSATA2: ULi Dual x16 SLI

Our first look at ASRock's value performance board based on the ULi M1697 and M1695 chipsets offering dual x16 SLI operation.

46 by Gary Key on 3/2/2006

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe: First ATI RD580

Asus has an RD580 at launch that upgrades the top-selling A8R-MVP with Dual x16, more features, and better performance.

65 by Wesley Fink on 3/1/2006

Live from Taiwan: ATI RD580 Motherboards

ATI launches RD580 today, and Socket 939 boards from Asus, DFI, Abit, and Sapphire will be coming your way.

24 by Wesley Fink on 3/1/2006

NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra: Biostar's Performance Surprise

Our first look at Biostar's new Intel value performance board based on the nForce4 SPP Ultra chipset.

31 by Gary Key on 2/16/2006

Intel D975XBX: Intel brings their Bad-Axe to Market

Our first look at Intel's new enthusiast board based on their 975X chipset.

34 by Gary Key on 1/26/2006

Asus P5WD2-E Premium: Intel 975X for the Enthusiast

Our first look at Asus's new enthusiast board based on the Intel 975X chipset.

20 by Gary Key on 1/16/2006

nForce4 SLI Motherboards: Premium Performance at a Bargain Price

NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI chipset is put to the test in three varying offerings from Asus, Albatron, and Foxconn.

37 by Gary Key on 1/3/2006

ULi M1697 single-ASIC chipset update

ULi informs of coming availability of motherboards that use its M1697 value-performance chipset which supports high-end features of recent AMD-based chipsets.

16 by Brandon Hill on 12/8/2005

Asus P5WDG2-WS: Intel 975X goes to Work

Our first look at Asus's 975X based workstation board based on Intel's new chipset.

31 by Gary Key on 12/6/2005

Asus A8N-VM CSM: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Finally Arrives

A First Look at NVIDIA's high-end 6150 integrated graphics chipset.

56 by Wesley Fink on 12/1/2005

DFI NF4 SLI-DR Expert – Can the best get better?

DFI has refined the AMD Athlon 64 Overclocker's Board. We take a closer look at the new Expert from an overclocker's perspective.

40 by Randi Sica on 11/25/2005

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