The normal route for workstation level motherboards is from the server business unit of a motherboard manufacturer, which then works its way into full systems rather than being sold separately. The other, less used alternative is for the mainstream end-user motherboard business units to develop their own and sell directly to end-users building their own workstation. While some of the motherboard manufacturers are slowly jumping on this bandwagon, ASUS has been at it for a number of generations now, with enough success to continue into their new Haswell-E designs which have just been announced. ASUS X99-E WS The X99-E WS follows on from the X79-E WS and the X58-E WS, and the most obvious thing to notice is the seven full-length PCIe slots. ASUS’ workstation line...

ASRock Core 2 Duo: AGP/PCI Express Graphics Performance, Part Tres

We determine if there is a performance penalty when using AGP graphics cards on the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo.

43 by Gary Key on 8/15/2006

Intel Core 2 Duo: Memory Performance Part Deux

We provide additional memory benchmarks with comparative chipsets and see how well the VIA PT880 Pro based ASRock 775Dual-VSTA performs against the competition.

34 by Gary Key on 8/14/2006

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA: Does DDR2 matter?

DDR is compared to DDR2 on ASRock's value Core 2 Duo motherboard to determine if your DDR memory is worth keeping.

55 by Gary Key on 8/8/2006

Abit AB9-Pro: Mainstream P965 Performance and Pricing

We take a quick second look at Abit's AB9-Pro, now armed with a production level BIOS and Core 2 Duo results.

25 by Gary Key on 7/24/2006

Conroe Buying Guide: Feeding the Monster

Conroe requires new parts, and help through the Buying Jungle is here!

123 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 7/19/2006

Abit AB9 Pro: A sneak peek at Intel's new P965 chipset

We're taking an early look at Intel's P965 chipset courtesy of Universal Abit's AB9 Pro as we continue our preview of Core 2 Duo capable boards.

33 by Gary Key on 7/3/2006

ASUS M2N32-SLI & Epox MF570SLI: AM2 Wunderkinder

The impressive ASUS M2N32-SLI and value-packed Epox MF570SLI race through Part 3 of our AM2 Motherboard Roundup.

23 by Wesley Fink on 6/28/2006

Foxconn and Gigabyte Tackle Socket AM2

The transition of motherboard manufacturers to socket AM2 is in full swing, and Gigabyte and Foxconn sent us their premium nForce 590 SLI models for review. Could one...

36 by Jarred Walton on 6/22/2006

NVIDIA nForce 500: Biostar and MSI Aim for the Gold

Our first look at Biostar's nForce 590-SLI and the MSI nForce 570-SLI for the new AMD AM2.

17 by Gary Key on 6/8/2006

CrossFire Xpress 3200: RD580 for AM2

ATI introduces the RD580 chipset for AM2 processors. RD580 was designed from the ground up for high speed overclocking and dual X16 CrossFire. How does it compare?

71 by Wesley Fink on 6/1/2006

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

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