June, July and August in 2015 have all been a roller coaster of desktop and processor news. Intel officially launched the Broadwell processors at Computex, with NVIDIA also entering the GTX 980 Ti graphics card into the market for 4K gaming. AMD soon followed with the Fury X and Fury graphics cards featuring high bandwidth memory, and then Intel’s Skylake processors burst through the door, along with Z170 motherboards giving more desktop options and dual-channel DDR4 memory to remain a focal point for the rest of the year. The first Z170 motherboard up on deck is the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 from MSI, a $230 mid-high push into the gaming-focused market.

Epox 9NDA3+: A New Socket 939

The Epox 9NDA3+ arrives just in time for all the new 939 processors. How does the Epox compare to the best Socket 939 boards that we have tested?

36 by Wesley Fink on 10/25/2004

Socket 754 Roundup, Part 3: Asus, Soltek & DFI

New Socket 754 boards from Asus, Soltek and DFI have appeared for the Athlon 64. We compare these boards based on the latest nVidia nF3-250 chipset to other...

39 by Wesley Fink on 9/14/2004

DFI LANParty UT nF3-250Gb: Overclocker's Dream

The performance community has been eagerly awaiting DFI's latest design for Athlon 64. Is the shipping board all that was expected?

54 by Wesley Fink on 9/8/2004

FIRST LOOK: Soltek 865Pro-775

Soltek introduces a very interesting motherboard that combines LGA 775 with the Intel 865 chipset, AGP 8X, and DDR memory? How does this hybrid board compare to the...

21 by Wesley Fink on 8/16/2004

Intel 925X Roundup: Creative Engineering 101

The 925X sits at the top of the new Socket 775 line. So, how do these five top boards compare in performance? We take a closer look at...

30 by Wesley Fink on 8/12/2004

nForce3-250: Which Boards Have On-Chip LAN?

There is huge confusion about which motherboards have nVidia's on-chip Gigabit LAN. We have been working with nVidia to provide a list of boards that have nVidia on-chip...

24 by Wesley Fink on 8/6/2004

Socket 939 Roundup: Battle at the Top

UPDATE: The new Asus A8V Deluxe Revision 2 is tested and six top 939 motherboards are compared in the Socket 939 Athlon 64 roundup.

83 by Wesley Fink on 7/30/2004

The Birth of an Abit NF7 - A Factory Tour

We take you behind the scenes of Abit's Suzhou manufacturing facilities outside of Shanghai. Pictures, primers and new products are inside.

19 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/11/2004

Fall 2004 Motherboard Preview: A Sea of New

New processors are coming from all directions and all of these new sockets need a home. We give you the low down on new motherboards featuring Intel 915/925X...

17 by Wesley Fink on 6/4/2004

AGP on Intel 9xx chipsets? We explain how.

At Computex we saw at least two Intel 9xx based motherboards that featured an AGP slot, contrary to Intel's claims of no AGP support in their 9xx chipset line...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2004

Socket 754 Roundup: Comparing Generation 2

The updated boards based on the new nVidia nForce3-250 and Via K8T800 Pro are now appearing in the retail channel. We compare boards based on the latest VIA...

30 by Wesley Fink on 5/28/2004

FIRST LOOK: Foxconn 755-A01 for Athlon 64

When we found out that Foxconn was also shipping an Athlon 64 motherboard based on the SiS 755 chipset, we wanted to take a closer look. How does...

9 by Wesley Fink on 5/10/2004

MSI K8N Neo Platinum: First nForce3-250Gb

MSI is first to market with a motherboard based on the nForce3-250 chipset. Does the shipping nF3-250 measure up to the great expectations of our chipset review?

26 by Wesley Fink on 4/26/2004

AOpen AK89 Max: From Ugly Duckling to Swan

AOpen's second motherboard for the Athlon 64 delivers an nForce3-150 chipset with a long list of features. After recent BIOS updates, it also proved to be one of...

23 by Wesley Fink on 4/21/2004

AOpen AK86-L UPDATE: Uncommonly Good

AOpen delivers a well-priced Athlon 64 board with uncommonly good tweaking adjustments, a great selection of features, and the options to deliver blistering performance. Is the AOpen AK86-L...

22 by Wesley Fink on 3/30/2004

Soltek SL-PT880Pro-FGR: VIA Dual-Channel for the Pentium 4

Soltek launches a top-of-the-line board based on the new VIA PT880 chipset. How does VIA Dual-Channel performance compare with Intel and SiS chipsets? Is the new Soltek...

5 by Wesley Fink on 2/23/2004

ECS 755-A2: Performance and Value for the Athlon 64

ECS is the first to deliver an Athlon 64 motherboard based on our Editor's Choice SiS 755 chipset. How does the latest Revision A2 compare to the best...

14 by Wesley Fink on 1/30/2004

Socket 940 Roundup: Motherboards for the Athlon64 FX

The Socket 940 Athlon64 FX is the fastest processor that you can buy. With both nVidia nForce3 150 PRO and VIA K8T800 motherboards available, which is the best...

10 by Wesley Fink on 12/18/2003

Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe & Gigabyte 8S655TX Ultra: SiS 655TX Challenges Intel's Best

Since the introduction of the 800FSB Pentium 4 processors, the Intel 875/865 chipsets have dominated the motherboard market with their outstanding performance. The SiS 655FX didn't cut it...

24 by Wesley Fink on 12/9/2003

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

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