Motherboards

If you’ve been following motherboard coverage over the past few years, you can’t help but notice that all the major consumer players also have their own server based business units that primarily sell to businesses. They each have a varying amount of input into the consumer space, but ultimately it depends on the product line. ASRock has their ASRock Rack brand (which should be called ASRack in my opinion!) that has had success on the consumer side with the likes of the C2750D4I which we reviewed, but they also produce a full line of products. ASUS’ server team consistently pop out consumer favorites for dual processor high-end systems, such as the Z9PE-D8WS, but they also serve a larger market away from the spotlight. Arguably...

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

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus: NVIDIA's 650i goes Dual x16

We provide our first impressions of ASUS's 650i based hybrid board that offers an alternative to the new 680i LT SLI.

37 by Gary Key on 4/2/2007

MSI P6N SLI Platinum: NVIDIA's 650i Part Two

We provide our first impressions of MSI's impressive P6N SLI Platinum that raises the bar on stock performance with decent overclocking to boot.

20 by Gary Key on 3/13/2007

Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6: Quad to the Extreme

We provide our first impressions of Gigabyte's new nForce 680i board that provides not only the bling-bling factor but performance to back it up.

14 by Gary Key on 2/24/2007

abit AB9 QuadGT: Test Lab Update

We follow up on abit's AB9 QuadGT to see what difference a beta BIOS can make in resolving issues and improving performance.

8 by Gary Key on 2/21/2007

Intel P965: Roundup Recap and Awards

We review our test results from 12 different yet not so different P965 motherboards and find a few products that stood out from the rest.

26 by Gary Key on 1/26/2007

Intel P965: abit AB9 QuadGT

Our first impressions of the abit AB9 QuadGT reveal some surprising performance results, new design ideas, and some lingering concerns about abit engineering.

41 by Gary Key on 1/22/2007

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3: Lab Testing Update

We take a quick look at the overclocking capabilities in the new F9 BIOS.

14 by Gary Key on 1/4/2007

Intel P965: Foxconn P9657AA- 8KS2H

We take a quick look at one of the best budget priced P965 motherboards that offers surprisingly solid performance in a quality oriented package.

9 by Gary Key on 12/28/2006

ASUS P5N-E SLI: NVIDIA's 650i enters with a Bang

We provide our first impressions of ASUS' new P5N-E SLI that uses the NVIDIA 650i SLI chipset and once again come up with more questions than answers.

27 by Gary Key on 12/22/2006

DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R: ATI's, err, AMD's RD600 finally arrives

We provide a quick performance preview of DFI's latest LANParty motherboard and wonder what will become of the RD600.

42 by Gary Key on 12/16/2006

Intel P965: MSI P965 Platinum and ECS PX1 Extreme

We take a look at two midrange performance boards from MSI and ECS that trade enthusiast level overclocking performance for features.

13 by Gary Key on 12/6/2006

Intel P965: The Double Mint Twins Gone Wild

We take a look at two budget boards from Biostar and Gigabyte that offer surprising performance when compared to their more expensive fraternal twins.

23 by Gary Key on 11/9/2006

Intel P965: Mid-Range Performance Sector Roundup

first in a series of three P965 performance guides features the mid-range performance motherboards from Abit, Asus, Biostar, and Gigabyte.

62 by Gary Key on 10/20/2006

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3: BIOS Mania

We take a quick look at the overclocking improvements in the soon to be released F7 BIOS.

29 by Gary Key on 10/11/2006

Motherboards that work with Kentsfield

Will Intel's upcoming quad core processor work with your existing motherboard? If you are planning for Kentsfield we have a list of boards that will support the new CPU.

18 by Wesley Fink on 9/29/2006

EPoX EP-5P945 PRO: Budget 945P Performance

We take a quick look at EPoX's 945P based motherboard and discover very good budget performance from a standard design.

23 by Gary Key on 9/11/2006

Abit AW9D-MAX: When "Beta" MAX is a good thing

Our preview of the AW9D-MAX shows great performance potential in an unusual package.

56 by Gary Key on 9/8/2006

ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI: Core 2 Duo goes mATX

Our first look at ASRock's 945G based motherboard reveals that very good budget performance can come in a small package.

33 by Gary Key on 9/1/2006

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