When a motherboard manufacturer develops a product, it has to consider which third party controllers are going to be used. When we discuss network controllers, there are several entrants in the market that satisfy a range of prices and marketing opportunities although I perhaps would not call the motherboard network controller market competitive or crowded. When an engineer/sales rep has to choose the controller, depending on the NIC manufacturer there may also be firmware and software additions which add value.
The main entrants in the network controller market for end-users are Intel, Realtek and Killer.
Intel has a range of models in use, such as the I210, I217 and I218 families separated by features but also offer –LM and –V models to differentiate server or enterprise...
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?
Wesley Fink on 6/1/2006
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?
Wesley Fink on 5/8/2006
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.
Gary Key on 5/4/2006
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?
Gary Key on 4/20/2006
Our take on MSI's Diamond series motherboard featuring the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 chipset.
Gary Key on 4/11/2006
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...
Gary Key on 4/4/2006
We review ECS's affordable performance-oriented board based on the recently introduced nForce4 SLI XE chipset for the Intel platform.
Gary Key on 3/23/2006
A quick look at Biostar's new budget based Intel board featuring the VIA PT880 PRO chipset.
Gary Key on 3/20/2006
Our first look at EPoX's value based performance board utilizing the ULi M1697 chipset and offering dual x8 SLI operation.
Gary Key on 3/15/2006
Our look at Abit's first ATI CrossFire-capable motherboard featuring the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset.
Gary Key on 3/10/2006
Our first look at ASRock's value performance board based on the ULi M1697 and M1695 chipsets offering dual x16 SLI operation.
Gary Key on 3/2/2006
Asus has an RD580 at launch that upgrades the top-selling A8R-MVP with Dual x16, more features, and better performance.
Wesley Fink on 3/1/2006
ATI launches RD580 today, and Socket 939 boards from Asus, DFI, Abit, and Sapphire will be coming your way.
Wesley Fink on 3/1/2006
Our first look at Biostar's new Intel value performance board based on the nForce4 SPP Ultra chipset.
Gary Key on 2/16/2006
Our first look at Intel's new enthusiast board based on their 975X chipset.
Gary Key on 1/26/2006
Our first look at Asus's new enthusiast board based on the Intel 975X chipset.
Gary Key on 1/16/2006
NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI chipset is put to the test in three varying offerings from Asus, Albatron, and Foxconn.
Gary Key on 1/3/2006
ULi informs of coming availability of motherboards that use its M1697 value-performance chipset which supports high-end features of recent AMD-based chipsets.
Brandon Hill on 12/8/2005
Our first look at Asus's 975X based workstation board based on Intel's new chipset.
Gary Key on 12/6/2005
A First Look at NVIDIA's high-end 6150 integrated graphics chipset.
Wesley Fink on 12/1/2005