Motherboards

When we learned that Intel would be restricting Skylake based Xeon E3 CPUs to motherboards using server chipsets only, there was a small outcry from a community that has routinely picked the E3 processors over the consumer counterparts. This is because server chipset based motherboards come with very specialized feature sets, are not concerned with looks or things such as bundles or software packages, and are often limited in XMP support. A few motherboard manufacturers have released server motherboards in the consumer style to fill the gap, but first up we wanted to look at one of the ‘typical’ server products before hitting the new hybrids. This review focuses on the MW31-SP0, a GIGABYTE Server motherboard using the C236 chipset.

ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte & MSI: Four Flagship X58 Motherboards Reviewed

Thus far, we’ve spent most of 2010 focusing on mainstream segments for our motherboard reviews, there’s more of that to come over the next few months starting off with...

54 by Rajinder Gill on 7/15/2010

Computex 2010: Motherboards

Another year, another Computex. Every time it comes around, vendors attempt to tease and tantalise both journalists and Joe Public alike with concept models, previews, machines running really...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/16/2010

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 : Mini-ITX done the Gigabyte way...

We’ve been waiting for one of the major players to get their mitts into mini-ITX for Intel’s chipsets and finally Gigabyte has delivered with the Intel H55 chipset based...

78 by Rajinder Gill on 6/15/2010

ASRock X58 Extreme3: An Enthusiast X58 Motherboard at a Budget Price?

Today, we take a look at an X58 motherboard from ASRock, the Extreme3. The Extreme3 is the next iteration up from the ASRock X58 Extreme, with the notable...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2010

News Just In: Gigabyte Announces USB3 Mini-ITX H55 Motherboard

In the race to get a USB3 capable mini-ITX motherboard to market, Gigabyte has today announced the first entry into the arena - the GA-H55N-USB3. Measuring a tiny...

43 by Ian Cutress on 5/24/2010

Gigabyte Announces Their New Flagship Motherboard: The X58A-UD9

Gigabyte are currently attacking the X58 market; with no less than 10 boards, from the budget EX58-UD3R (and it's upgrade, the X58A-UD3R) to the premium EX58-EXTREME, their latest board...

14 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2010

MSI has announced the HTPC oriented 740GM-P25

Announcing high end products and 'Halo' type hardware is relatively easy for manufacturers - slap some snazzy artwork next to a few pictures, wring a few industry related endorsements...

33 by Ian Cutress on 5/8/2010

ECS H55H-I Review: Mini-ITX at a Sensible Price

So far we’ve looked at three different mini-ITX motherboards here at Anandtech over the past 6 months. While each of the products we’ve reviewed have ticked a certain number...

68 by Rajinder Gill on 5/6/2010

Biostar announce the TA890FXE and ‘BIOKING’

Okay, I lied a little. Biostar announce their new tech as ‘BIO-unlocKING’, a feature on their latest 8xx series motherboard to unlock the quad core Thuban based processors...

11 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2010

Big Bang-XPower: A new MSI motherboard announced

Popular motherboard manufacturer MSI has announced the next weapon in their motherboard arsenal - the MSI Big Bang-XPower. Like other second generation X58 motherboards, the XPower will feature...

9 by Ian Cutress on 5/1/2010

Phenom II X6 Compatibility, Over 170 Boards Supported at Launch

Earlier today AMD announced its Phenom II X6 processors. One vendor even started offering them at a huge discount if you're willing to put up with a mail in...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/27/2010

ASUS Maximus III Extreme - P55 for $349

Uncharacteristically late for ASUS, the P55 based Maximus III Extreme was rolled out to retail a couple of weeks ago. ASUS’s “M3E” follows in the footsteps of boards from EVGA...

23 by Rajinder Gill on 4/26/2010

Intel DP55KG and DP55SB - Two P55s Reviewed

It’s been a while since AnandTech featured a P55 board review, but while Intel is expanding on their high-end with $1,100 Core i7 980X CPU’s, their low-to-mid-range P55 platform...

27 by Rajinder Gill on 4/6/2010

ASUS M4A89GTD Pro - A Core Unlocking 890GX for $140

With less than a week of public release mileage under its belt, how close have ASUS come to hitting a home run with the M4A89GTD Pro?

47 by Rajinder Gill on 3/10/2010

Intel DH57JG “Jet Geyser” - Intel's First Mini-ITX H57

Intel delivers mini-ITX without the frills and fuss...

34 by Rajinder Gill on 3/1/2010

Zotac H55-ITX Review - The World's First mini-ITX H55 Motherboard

Zotac unleashes the first H55 based mini-ITX board on the market, we take a look...

69 by Joshua Youngberg on 2/28/2010

Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard, Part 2

As promised, we're back with part 2 of our H55/H57 coverage. Find out which boards come out on top in our user experience based review.

56 by Rajinder Gill on 2/22/2010

Choosing the Best H55/H57 Motherboard - Part 1

January 3, 2010 saw the lift of Intel's embargo on the Clarkdale family of processors and supporting H55/H57 series chipsets. Boards featuring these chipsets have been in our labs...

60 by Rajinder Gill on 1/31/2010

DFI P55 MI-T36: Little Cutie

DFI unveiled the P55 MI-T36 to the public a couple of months ago. It's an exciting little board based upon the P55 chipset, cut back to the most desirable...

42 by Rajinder Gill on 1/4/2010

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