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.

FIC AZ-11 Socket-A KT133 ATX

FIC builds on the popularity of the SD-11 with a Socket-A KT133 motherboard that is expected to be one of the first available. We may have even discovered...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/8/2000

Gigabyte GA-7ZM Socket-A KT133 microATX

So you've decided that you want AMD's Thunderbird or maybe even their Duron, but what you can't decide on is what motherboard to get. Gigabyte may have just...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/6/2000

Socket-A Motherboard Preview

So you're itching to buy the new AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" or the upcoming Duron processor. Those processors are primarily going to be available in Socket-A format, so a...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/8/2000

Intel 440BX 133MHz Motherboard Roundup (June 2000)

Two years after the release of the Intel 440BX chipset the platform is still running solid as ever. This time around we're not testing the boards as they...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2000

ASUS P3V4X / VIA AGP GART Performance Explored

On May 12, 2000, VIA released a new AGP GART driver for all VIA chipsets. While this may seem like a relatively minor event, for ASUS P3V4X owners...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 5/17/2000

Gigabyte GA-7VX Slot-A KX133 ATX

Gigabyte won our award for the best VIA Apollo Pro 133A motherboard, but how would they fare with VIA's sister chipset for the Athlon platform? Read on to...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 5/6/2000

Elitegroup P6BAP-Me / P6BAP-A+ VIA Apollo Pro 133 Socket-370 microATX / ATX

It's been a while since we've looked at a board from Elitegroup. Their return to AnandTech is with a pair of VIA Apollo Pro 133 boards that differ...

1 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 4/15/2000

AOpen AX64Pro Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX

AOpen boards have consistently received praise from the AnandTech staff for their excellent quality, stability, and features. When AOpen announced a VIA 133A board, we couldn't wait for...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 4/13/2000

ABIT KA7 KX133 Slot-A ATX

For the first time since the release of the BX6, ABIT has managed to restore some meaning to their name with their first Athlon motherboard, the KA7. Read...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2000

ASUS K7V KX133 Slot-A ATX

We were very impressed by ASUS' microATX K7V-RM when we first tested it, but we were blown away by their ATX K7V. Read on to find out more...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2000

Tyan Trinity K7 S2380 KX133 Slot-A ATX

While offering very little over the competition, Tyan's first Athlon motherboard is a viable option if you're looking for a KX133 motherboard. But the real deal will be...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000

Athlon Motherboard Roundup - March 2000

In our first official Athlon motherboard roundup we take a look at eleven of the hottest Athlon motherboards to hit the market of the AMD 750 and KX133 varieties...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2000

DFI PW65-E i810E ATX

DFI manufactured a solid i810E with FSB speeds to make overclockers drool. Take a read to see why the PW65-E is worth purchasing.

0 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/26/2000

AOpen AK72 KX133 Slot-A ATX

After months of waiting AOpen's Athlon motherboard is finally here, but was it worth the wait?

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/21/2000

Microstar K7Pro AMD 750 Slot-A ATX

The MSI K7Pro is probably the last, and one of the best, AMD 750 boards that we'll take a look at. Much like the last in the i440BX...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000

Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX

As the fastest board in our Apollo Pro 133/133A Motherboard Roundup, the Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X received the AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award. Now we go in depth to see...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000

ASUS P3V4X Apollo Pro 133A Slot-1 ATX

AnandTech puts the much talked about ASUS P3V4X to the test. Our initial problems have been resolved, allowing the P3V4X to win the coveted AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award.

0 by Mike Andrawes on 3/17/2000

ASUS K7V-RM KX133 Slot-A microATX

The first motherboard to receive AMD's seal of approval for use with the 1GHz Athlon is ASUS' K7V-RM. Should that make you want to have a K7V-RM in...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2000

Shuttle AV64 VIA Apollo Pro 133A

Shuttle, a producer of almost every chipset and form factor, has created a nice Apollo Pro 133A. After the VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A roundup, Shuttle was shown to...

0 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/4/2000

Soyo SY-K7AIA AMD 750 ATX Slot-A

Soyo has finally released their Athlon motherboard, but it's based on the seemingly age-old AMD 750 chipset. With KX133 based motherboards just around the corner, is the K7AIA...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/3/2000

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