While the desktop PC industry has been reported as shrinking these last few quarters, the dichotomy rests in a drive towards the smaller form factors while the large under-the-desk systems market remains steady. This would suggest a split between mini-ITX and ATX users, leaving micro-ATX platforms stranded in the middle. Is there still room in the market for this form factor? Today we review MSI’s take on FM2+ and micro-ATX with the A88XM-E35.

VIA KT333 Motherboard Roundup - June 2002

The KT333 platform is definitely in its mature stage, and we're here with a roundup of the most popular boards based on the highest performing Socket-A chipset on the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/13/2002

VIA KT266A Motherboard Roundup - January 2002

VIA's KT266A chipset has hit it big as many computer users find themselves turning to the KT266A chipset for a high performance Socket-A solution. Check out our roundup of...

1 by Mike Andrawes on 1/18/2002

VIA P4X266 Motherboard Roundup - The Forbidden Five - January 2002

With so much political controversy surrounding VIA's P4X266 chipset very little attention has been paid to the quality of the actual boards that implement VIA's forbidden love. Read...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2002

Intel 845 DDR Motherboard Roundup - December 2001

Intel's first DDR chipset has launched and we have rounded up the 12 hottest boards that use it. Find out what the best 845 DDR platform is for...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2001

Motherboards in 2002: Preview from Comdex

We started this tradition two years ago and we're continuing it as we bring you a preview of what to expect from motherboard manufacturers in the coming year. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2001

Socket-A AMD 760 Motherboard Roundup: Farewell to a Beauty

It's been just over a year since the release of the AMD 760 chipset and we're finally ready to say farewell to it. Being replaced by cheaper and...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 11/3/2001

VIA KT266A Initial Roundup - October 2001

Motherboards based on VIA's KT266A chipset are finally here and we take a look at three of them.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/24/2001

Tyan's Tiger MP: Affordable Multiprocessing

What do you get when you combine the performance of the 760MP platform with a $220 price tag? The new Tyan Tiger MP.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2001

Intel 850 Motherboard Roundup: September 2001

Now that the Pentium 4 is finally becoming a viable processor solution we bring you a roundup of the highest performing motherboards on the market.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 9/12/2001

Intel 845 Chipset Review & Motherboard Roundup: September 2001

Intel's 845 chipset has been released and we provide you with a roundup of the latest 845 motherboards.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2001

Value Dual Socket-370 Motherboard Roundup - August 2001

In a day in age where dual CPU setups no longer cost an arm and a leg, AnandTech takes a look at which value dual Socket-370 is best for...

1 by Mike Andrawes on 8/24/2001

i815 B-Step Tualatin Motherboard Roundup - July 2001

Following yesterday's release of the first 0.13-micron Pentium III processor, we have a roundup of four of the first motherboards that can run the CPU.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/31/2001

VIA KT133A Motherboard Roundup - June 2001

With the KT133A chipset all grown up and finally leaving the house, it's time to roundup the boards that are out there and crown a winner. It's been...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/13/2001

Gigabyte GA-7ZXR (Rev. 2.2) Socket-A KT133A ATX

A bit on the late side, Gigabyte releases their second KT133A motherboard. Read on to see how it does given the fierce competition.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/7/2001

Gigabyte GA-8TX i850 Socket-423 ATX

With the appeal of the Pentium 4 growing, more and more motherboard manufacturers are jumping on the i850 boat. Today we take a look at Gigabyte's RDRAM Pentium 4...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/3/2001

Gigabyte GA-6VXD7 Dual Socket-370 Apollo Pro133A ATX

Gigabyte brings us dual Socket-370 performance with their VIA Apollo Pro 133A implementation. Does it have what it takes to make it against ABIT's, MSI's and Iwill's Apollo Pro...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 5/28/2001

ASUS P4T i850 Pentium 4 ATX Motherboard

With the Pentium 4 becoming more affordable, it's time to take a look at Pentium 4 motherboard solutions. Luckily, the first one we've reviewed happens to be one...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 5/9/2001

ASUS CUV266 Socket-370 Apollo Pro 266 ATX

ASUS brings to the market their first Apollo Pro 266 based motherboard and they bundle it with a 128MB DDR SDRAM stick.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 4/18/2001

MSI 694D Pro Dual Socket-370 Apollo Pro133A ATX

Although it's been out for a while, MSI's 694D Pro is still a favorite of ours when it comes to Dual Socket-370 motherboards. Find out how it stacks...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 4/9/2001

Iwill DVD266-R Dual Socket-370 Apollo Pro266 Preview

Only about a month after the release of the VIA Apollo Pro266 chipset, dual Socket-370 motherboards using the chipset have started to emerge. Iwill caught our attention by sending...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 3/27/2001

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