Motherboards

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions are mutually beneficial: for gamers, it is a good way to upgrade and save some money on titles, while for companies it is an efficient way to increase sales. Recently AMD and Samsung have launched campaigns that add a free digital copy of various digital games with their products, including Civilization VI, Doom and Watch_Dogs 2. Update 11/22: NVIDIA has launched its own promotion, which will add Watch_Dogs 2 to select GeForce GTX 1070/1080 graphics cards and notebooks featuring these GPUs. AMD: Get Civilization VI and Doom for Free Running from October 27 to January 27 (or when...

MSI P35 Neo2-FR: Platinum performance for under $100

MSI rebadged their enthusiast level board, removed a couple of features, dropped the price, and... presto! They have a board that deserves your attention.

36 by Gary Key on 12/5/2007

ASUS Maximus Formula SE: X38 and DDR2 Unite!

We take ASUS' latest ROG motherboard offering for a test drive and finally find an X38 DDR2 board that can run with the P35 cheetahs.

24 by Rajinder Gill on 11/9/2007

abit IP35-Pro: Houston, We Have a Winner

We look at the features and benchmark results of the abit IP35-Pro and find a very balanced board for the enthusiast.

29 by Gary Key on 11/1/2007

Motherboard Compatibility for Wolfdale and Yorkfield Processors

Penryn is officially launched and will enter the market in the next couple weeks. Is your motherboard prepared, or is it time for an upgrade?

19 by Gary Key on 10/29/2007

DFI UT P35-T2R: Tweakers Rejoice!

We've got DFI's latest motherboard offering, and it has a load of overclocking features that enthusiasts will love. Tune in for our first overclocking extravaganza.

30 by Rajinder Gill on 10/18/2007

Foxconn MARS: Lab Update

We take a quick second look at the P35 based MARS board with the production release BIOS.

3 by Gary Key on 10/3/2007

µATX Part 2: Intel G33 Performance Review

We compare three different yet capable G33 equipped boards. Somewhere in the wilderness, a voice is heard crying, "DVI!? We don't need no DVI!"

26 by Gary Key on 9/27/2007

Foxconn MARS: God of War Performance?

We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.

17 by Gary Key on 9/21/2007

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe: X38 and DDR3 arrives... almost

We take an early look at the features of the X38-based ASUS P5E3 Deluxe and provide a couple of quick benchmarks.

59 by Gary Key on 9/18/2007

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6: An early look at X38

We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.

26 by Gary Key on 9/4/2007

µATX Part 1: ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Performance Review

We compare AMD's orphaned RS600 chipset against Intel's G33 chipset and wonder if ATI should have stayed in the Intel platform chipset business.

22 by Gary Key on 8/28/2007

µATX Overview: Prelude to a Roundup

Our µATX extravaganza is finally here, and it has grown to epic proportions. Here's a quick look at what we've been dealing with and an overview of the future...

42 by Gary Key on 8/7/2007

Biostar TF560 A2+: Overclocking NVIDIA's new nForce 560

We take a quick glance at Biostar's TF560 A2+ to see how well it overclocks a couple of budget level AM2 processors. We've also got some comparisons with Intel's...

21 by Gary Key on 8/2/2007

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

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