With every new chipset release, a large part of the community is always interested in the smaller form factor builds. Building a small yet powerful system seems to be an expanding niche, and for Intel’s Z97 platform we took three of the cheaper mini-ITX motherboards to see how they compare. The ASRock Z97E-ITX/AC, the MSI Z97I AC and the GIGABYTE Z97N-WIFI are all between $130 and $140, all feature 802.11ac support but vary in other connectivity, ease of use and their packages. We compared all three.

Editors Day 2005: A “NEW” ECS Looks to the Future

Mix ATI, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel at ECS Editors Day and you have opportunities galore to look at future directions in the Computer industry.

22 by Wesley Fink on 9/2/2005

Jetway 939GT4-SLI: Gem with a New SLI Twist

Jetway introduces a unique nForce4 SLI board with 3 x16 slots, and the performance will surprise you. We take a look at how the 939GT4-SLI works and compare...

46 by Wesley Fink on 8/24/2005

ULi M1695 PCIe/AGP for Athlon 64 – Part 2 with SLI

ULi sent us Revision 2 of the M1695/M1567 for a closer look. Now they add Dual 8X SLI to the PCIe/AGP/PCI mix.

46 by Wesley Fink on 8/5/2005

Sapphire PURE Innovation - ATI's Chipset for the AMD Enthusiast

ATI will soon be unleashing their Grouper, Jaguar, Crossfire AMD and Crossfire Intel chipsets. We take a first look at a production Sapphire board and the new family...

52 by Wesley Fink on 7/29/2005

FIRST LOOK: ULi M1695 PCIe/AGP Socket 939 for Athlon 64

We get our First Look at the new ULi M1695/M1567 for AMD Socket 939. PCIe/AGP/PCI are all supported with the promise of Dual 8X PCIe.

72 by Wesley Fink on 7/13/2005

nForce4 Ultra Roundup: Charting the Mainstream

With NVIDIA dominating the Athlon 64 landscape, it's time to take a closer look at seven nForce4 Ultra motherboards. Do they provide the bang that users are looking...

75 by Wesley Fink on 7/5/2005

AMD Motherboards: Processor Support

A closer look at OFFICIAL AMD and non-Official dual-core/Rev. E support for Socket 939.

57 by Wesley Fink on 6/28/2005

Asus P5WD2 Premium: DDR2-1066 and the Promise of 955x SLI

Asus introduces an Intel 955x with memory options to DDR2-1066 and the promise of SLI performance.

34 by Wesley Fink on 5/11/2005

nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding

Is it as much fun as a root canal? Are the results worth your efforts? We compare all the top SLI boards in both single video and...

107 by Wesley Fink on 2/28/2005

DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers

UPDATE: nVidia Actions. DFI delivers SLI and Ultra based on the same basic board with tweaking options that will put a smile on the face of any enthusiast.

114 by Wesley Fink on 2/5/2005

FIRST LOOK: SiS 755FX for Socket 939 Athlon 64

We get our First Look at a Socket 939 SiS 755FX motherboard. How does performance compare with other chipsets for AMD Athlon 64?

29 by Wesley Fink on 12/16/2004

915 Motherboard Roundup: Socket 775 for the Rest of Us

As 865/875 become more difficult to find, the 915 is becoming the only mainstream solution for an Intel CPU. We compare 915 Socket 775 motherboards to find the...

26 by Wesley Fink on 12/7/2004

FIRST LOOK: Asus P5AD2-E - 1066FSB & DDR2-711

Asus updates their flagship P5AD2 to the 925XE chipset and 1066 FSB. Does the 1066 update deserve the title of top Socket 775 motherboard that was won by...

34 by Wesley Fink on 11/29/2004

FIRST LOOK: Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI

Gigabyte delivers an exciting SLI board based on the excellent nForce4 K8NXP-9. How does the Gigabyte SLI compare?

58 by Wesley Fink on 11/24/2004

FIRST LOOK - nForce4: Gigabyte K8NXP-9

Gigabyte is first to market with an nForce4 board. Is performance all that we expected? We look at a production nF4 board featuring PCI Express for...

49 by Wesley Fink on 11/12/2004

FIRST LOOK: Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE

Abit launches a 1066 FSB 925XE board designed for gaming. Is it "Built to Kill" as Abit claims?

46 by Wesley Fink on 11/9/2004

Industry Update - Q4-2004: AMD adds SSE3 Support, Intel's 925/915 not selling and more

Our most recent trip to Taiwan yielded some interesting information from AMD and Intel to ATI and NVIDIA.

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2004

Soltek K8TPro-939: Moving A64 to 939

Soltek is the latest to introduce a Socket 939 board, but this one is value-priced with full features. How does the K8TPro-939 stack up with other Athlon 64...

21 by Wesley Fink on 10/28/2004

Epox 9NDA3+: A New Socket 939

The Epox 9NDA3+ arrives just in time for all the new 939 processors. How does the Epox compare to the best Socket 939 boards that we have tested?

36 by Wesley Fink on 10/25/2004

Socket 754 Roundup, Part 3: Asus, Soltek & DFI

New Socket 754 boards from Asus, Soltek and DFI have appeared for the Athlon 64. We compare these boards based on the latest nVidia nF3-250 chipset to other...

39 by Wesley Fink on 9/14/2004

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