The normal route for workstation level motherboards is from the server business unit of a motherboard manufacturer, which then works its way into full systems rather than being sold separately. The other, less used alternative is for the mainstream end-user motherboard business units to develop their own and sell directly to end-users building their own workstation. While some of the motherboard manufacturers are slowly jumping on this bandwagon, ASUS has been at it for a number of generations now, with enough success to continue into their new Haswell-E designs which have just been announced. ASUS X99-E WS The X99-E WS follows on from the X79-E WS and the X58-E WS, and the most obvious thing to notice is the seven full-length PCIe slots. ASUS’ workstation line...

ABIT KV8-MAX3: Athlon64 and µGuru

Abit’s latest in their top-of-the-line MAX series is an Athlon64 motherboard based on the VIA chipset with the new uGuru overclocking and control chip. The KV8-MAX3 is loaded...

2 by Wesley Fink on 11/6/2003

Gigabyte K8NNXP-940: Built on Athlon64 FX51 Strengths

Gigabyte delivers an Athlon64 Enthusiast board with support for the Socket 940 Athlon64 FX51. With built-in Multiplier Unlocking, Dual-Channel Registered Memory, and 6-phase power, we take an in-depth...

35 by Wesley Fink on 10/9/2003

Inside Elitegroup Computer Systems: From Taipei to Shen Zhen

Recently, while at Computex, we had an opportunity to take a look at the inside of a working Elitegroup factory. SMT production, PCB layering, and system assembly are...

30 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/4/2003

Athlon64 Motherboards: First Look at Chaintech, FIC, and MSI

AnandTech takes a first look at Athlon64 motherboards that use both nForce3-150 and VIA K8T800 Chipsets. How do the new offerings from Chaintech, FIC, and MSI compare? ...

12 by Wesley Fink on 9/23/2003

Gigabyte 8S655FX Ultra (SiS 655FX): Price/Performance Reaches a New Level

Gigabyte is the first motherboard maker to have their SiS 655FX enthusiast motherboard ready for prime time. Today, we take an in-depth look at the SiS 655FX chipset itself...

2 by Evan Lieb on 9/22/2003

Albatron KX18D PROII: nForce2 Ultra with Memory Ratios

Albatron delivers an nForce2 Ultra 400 with unique memory ratios and the best tweaking options that we have seen. Will this make Albatron the top performer among Athlon boards?

7 by Wesley Fink on 9/16/2003

ASUS P4P800S-E: Standing Out in the Crowd

ASUS is one of the first motherboard makers attempting to produce an attractively priced 800MHz FSB compatible motherboard that is not based on the well-known 865PE and 875P chipsets...

4 by Evan Lieb on 9/14/2003

ABIT KV7 (KT600): Budget Performance in a Small Package

Motherboard manufacturer ABIT is finally releasing their anticipated KV7 motherboard, based on the latest Socket A chipset, the oddly named KT600. Today, we take a look at what ABIT’s...

34 by Evan Lieb on 9/7/2003

Asus PC-DL Deluxe: 875 with Dual Xeons

Canterwood with Dual Xeon 1Mb cache 3.06Ghz Processors should be a system to be reckoned with! We take a look at the latest dually twist on 875 from Asus.

29 by Wesley Fink on 9/6/2003

Soltek KT600-R: Fast & Promising

Another plum-colored Soltek built this time on the VIA KT600. Soltek displayed impressive performance in their Single-Channel nForce2 400 board. Will Soltek be the best-performing KT600?

14 by Wesley Fink on 9/1/2003

Asus P4C800-E: Updating the Intel Flagship

Asus has updated their top-of-the-line P4C800 Deluxe to make it even more attractive to more PC buyers. Is the updated P4C800-E a real improvement – or just new...

30 by Wesley Fink on 8/30/2003

DFI 748-AL: First Look at SiS 748

DFI delivers the first SiS 748 motherboard with most of the tweaks and adjustments Athlon fans have been asking for. Does this new single-channel chipset out-perform VIA KT600...

22 by Wesley Fink on 8/30/2003

ASUS A7V600: Feature-Laden – Value-Priced

ASUS launches a KT600 motherboard loaded with features at a very attractive price. nForce2 Ultra 400 has won the Performance battle, but will ASUS tempt you to open...

19 by Wesley Fink on 8/17/2003

Soltek NV400-L64: Purple, Practical, AND Performance!

Soltek delivers the first nForce2 400 chipset board using the single-channel nForce2 400 chipset. Is it really faster than the more expensive dual-channel as many have reported? ...

35 by Wesley Fink on 8/11/2003

MSI KT6 Delta-FIS2R (KT600): Feature Packed Fun

Today, we take a look at the third KT600 motherboard to hit AnandTech’s West Coast Labs. It’s MSI’s turn to prove that they can transform the KT600 into a...

15 by Evan Lieb on 8/5/2003

DFI NFII Ultra: Mean Green Dream Machine

DFI targets the Athlon enthusiast with a LanParty board built on the nForce 2 Ultra 400 chipset. DFI? Read on to see how an unfamiliar name has...

46 by Wesley Fink on 7/30/2003

Gigabyte 7VT600 1394 (KT600): More Fun with KT600

Today we take a look at the second KT600 to hit AnandTech’s West Coast Labs. This time, Gigabyte takes a shot at VIA’s KT600 chipset in an attempt to...

9 by Evan Lieb on 7/26/2003

Gigabyte 7NNXP (nForce2 Ultra 400): Gigabyte Goes nForce

Today we bring you an in-depth review of Gigabyte’s first retail motherboard based on NVIDIA’s immensely popular nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset. Read on to find out if this motherboard...

29 by Evan Lieb on 7/5/2003

Epox 8KRA2+ (KT600): KT600 Hits the Streets

Epox is the first out of the gate with a KT600 motherboard. Read on to find out if the hype lives up to expectations…

14 by Evan Lieb on 7/1/2003

865PE/875P Motherboard Roundup June 2003 - Part 1: 20-way Shootout

We've got over 30 875P and 865PE motherboards in our West Coast Labs that have been or are currently going through intensive benchmarking and stress testing. Here is a...

18 by Evan Lieb on 6/12/2003

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