Johan’s awesome overview of the Haswell-EP ecosystem showed that the server processor line from Intel is firmly in the track for DDR4 memory along with the associated benefits of lower power consumption, higher absolute frequencies and higher capacity modules. At that point, we all assumed that all Haswell-EP Xeons using the LGA2011-3 socket were DDR4 only, requiring each new CPU to be used with the newer generation modules. However thanks to ASRock’s server team, ASRock Rack, it would seem that there will be some Xeons for sale from Intel with both DDR3 and DDR4 support. Caught by Patrick at ServeTheHome, ASRock Rack had released their motherboard line without much of a fuss. There is nothing strange about that in itself; however the following four models...

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Add a new X48 chipset, mix in some BIOS tweaks, stir with DDR3, chill with Cascade, and out comes a few overclocking records.

22 by Rajinder Gill on 12/24/2007

ASUS Maximus Extreme - the Extreme Benchmarker's Choice?

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.

28 by Rajinder Gill on 12/10/2007

MSI P35 Neo2-FR: Platinum performance for under $100

MSI rebadged their enthusiast level board, removed a couple of features, dropped the price, and... presto! They have a board that deserves your attention.

36 by Gary Key on 12/5/2007

ASUS Maximus Formula SE: X38 and DDR2 Unite!

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.

24 by Rajinder Gill on 11/9/2007

abit IP35-Pro: Houston, We Have a Winner

We look at the features and benchmark results of the abit IP35-Pro and find a very balanced board for the enthusiast.

29 by Gary Key on 11/1/2007

Motherboard Compatibility for Wolfdale and Yorkfield Processors

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?

19 by Gary Key on 10/29/2007

DFI UT P35-T2R: Tweakers Rejoice!

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.

30 by Rajinder Gill on 10/18/2007

Foxconn MARS: Lab Update

We take a quick second look at the P35 based MARS board with the production release BIOS.

3 by Gary Key on 10/3/2007

µATX Part 2: Intel G33 Performance Review

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!"

26 by Gary Key on 9/27/2007

Foxconn MARS: God of War Performance?

We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.

17 by Gary Key on 9/21/2007

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe: X38 and DDR3 arrives... almost

We take an early look at the features of the X38-based ASUS P5E3 Deluxe and provide a couple of quick benchmarks.

59 by Gary Key on 9/18/2007

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6: An early look at X38

We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.

26 by Gary Key on 9/4/2007

µATX Part 1: ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Performance Review

We compare AMD's orphaned RS600 chipset against Intel's G33 chipset and wonder if ATI should have stayed in the Intel platform chipset business.

22 by Gary Key on 8/28/2007

µATX Overview: Prelude to a Roundup

Our µATX extravaganza is finally here, and it has grown to epic proportions. Here's a quick look at what we've been dealing with and an overview of the future...

42 by Gary Key on 8/7/2007

Biostar TF560 A2+: Overclocking NVIDIA's new nForce 560

We take a quick glance at Biostar's TF560 A2+ to see how well it overclocks a couple of budget level AM2 processors. We've also got some comparisons with Intel's...

21 by Gary Key on 8/2/2007

ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2: Sneak Peek

We provide a first look at ASRock's update to their VIA PT880 Ultra based Core 2 motherboard, now with SATA 3.0Gbps capability.

16 by Gary Key and Jarred Walton on 6/29/2007

MSI P35 Platinum: Redux

We take an updated look at the MSI P35 Platinum with a new BIOS that promises to bring this board's performance up to par with ASUS and Gigabyte.

10 by Gary Key on 6/26/2007

ASUS P5K3-Deluxe: Beta BIOS Update

We take a quick look at a couple of new features ASUS will be releasing shortly in their new 0504 BIOS update.

6 by Gary Key on 6/18/2007

Gigabyte GA-P35T-DQ6: DDR3 comes a knocking, again

We preview Gigabyte's latest flagship board based on the P35 chipset and sporting DDR3 capability. Does it provide enough performance to catch ASUS?

22 by Gary Key on 5/30/2007

EVGA nForce 650i Ultra: Performance on a Budget

We provide a first look at NVIDIA's 650i Ultra chipset that offers Jolly Green Giant performance in a Leprechaun package.

18 by Gary Key on 4/10/2007

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