One of the bigger shakeups of the Xeon ecosystem of late is the recent discovery that Intel will be severing the few ties that the Xeon family of processors from the consumer arm of the company. While it is still fundamentally the same microarchitecture underneath with the same amount of pins, and there are a few additional features on the Xeon, it was mentioned (rather than announced) that the Skylake Xeon processors would not be coded into t­he consumer motherboard microcode, and thus be non-qualified for the 100-series chipset motherboards. This means that if you need a Skylake Xeon, you need a C230 series motherboard which is meant to be a higher validated chipset part over the consumer ones. This leads to the Greenlow...

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

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

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