Last week MSI introduced its new X99A Workstation motherboard, part of the X99 refresh we've seen over the past couple of months following the launch of the Broadwell-E processor line. Despite the name 'workstation', this board is based on the consumer-grade Intel X99 PCH rather than the server oriented parts, and as a result it supports overclocking. Part of the 'Workstation' feature set means that it has qualified support for NVIDIA Quadro PCIe cards, compatibility with ECC memory, and a U.2 connector for storage. The manufacturer claims that the mainboard uses special components that can improve the endurance of the board, although the warranty is still listed as three years.
Typically, workstation-class motherboards for Intel Xeon E5 v3/v4 processors in LGA2011-3 packaging are based on...
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!"
Gary Key on 9/27/2007
We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.
Gary Key on 9/21/2007
We take an early look at the features of the X38-based ASUS P5E3 Deluxe and provide a couple of quick benchmarks.
Gary Key on 9/18/2007
We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.
Gary Key on 9/4/2007
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.
Gary Key on 8/28/2007
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...
Gary Key on 8/7/2007
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...
Gary Key on 8/2/2007
We provide a first look at ASRock's update to their VIA PT880 Ultra based Core 2 motherboard, now with SATA 3.0Gbps capability.
Gary Key and Jarred Walton on 6/29/2007
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.
Gary Key on 6/26/2007
We take a quick look at a couple of new features ASUS will be releasing shortly in their new 0504 BIOS update.
Gary Key on 6/18/2007
We preview Gigabyte's latest flagship board based on the P35 chipset and sporting DDR3 capability. Does it provide enough performance to catch ASUS?
Gary Key on 5/30/2007
We provide a first look at NVIDIA's 650i Ultra chipset that offers Jolly Green Giant performance in a Leprechaun package.
Gary Key on 4/10/2007
We provide our first impressions of ASUS's 650i based hybrid board that offers an alternative to the new 680i LT SLI.
Gary Key on 4/2/2007
We provide our first impressions of MSI's impressive P6N SLI Platinum that raises the bar on stock performance with decent overclocking to boot.
Gary Key on 3/13/2007
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.
Gary Key on 2/24/2007
We follow up on abit's AB9 QuadGT to see what difference a beta BIOS can make in resolving issues and improving performance.
Gary Key on 2/21/2007
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.
Gary Key on 1/26/2007
Our first impressions of the abit AB9 QuadGT reveal some surprising performance results, new design ideas, and some lingering concerns about abit engineering.
Gary Key on 1/22/2007
We take a quick look at the overclocking capabilities in the new F9 BIOS.
Gary Key on 1/4/2007
We take a quick look at one of the best budget priced P965 motherboards that offers surprisingly solid performance in a quality oriented package.
Gary Key on 12/28/2006