Motherboards

Two things jumped out at me when I received this press release. Firstly the name, which comes out as a mouthful – it isn’t something you could casually mention in conversation, even if you worked closely with the motherboard. The second is the amount of DRAM slots, which is ultimately what the EP2C612D24 and EP2C612D24-4L are catering for. The Haswell-EP/Xeon E5 v3 DDR4 memory controllers are designed for up to three DIMMs per channel, similarly to Ivy Bridge-EP (E5 v2) and Sandy Bridge-EP (E5), although in all cases it is usually reserved for more niche systems. With 16GB UDIMMs, this allows for a maximum of 384GB, although moving up to RDIMM, LRDIMMs or 64GB NVDIMMs pushes the max to 1.5TB in a dual socket motherboard...

AOpen AX4PE Max (845PE)

In the days of Socket-7 and Slot-1 motherobards AOpen was a popular brand in the community. Stability was a cornerstone of their products and performance was top-notch. ...

0 by Evan Lieb on 10/22/2002

Epox 4PEA+ (845PE): A well rounded 845PE

Epox is getting ready to release their latest enthusiast motherboard, based on Intel's brand new discrete DDR333 chipset, the 845PE. We take a look at the Epox 4PEA+ by...

0 by Evan Lieb on 10/17/2002

Intel D845PEBT2 Blue Mountain 2 (845PE): Intel's Enthusiast Board

For the first time ever we're reviewing an Intel-made motherboard targeted at the "enthusiast" crowd. Will Intel's latest motherboard beat out competing solutions from the likes of ASUS and...

0 by Evan Lieb on 10/10/2002

Intel announces DDR333 Chipsets: 3-way 845PE shootout

Today Intel finally announces their family of DDR333 chipsets. We take a look at 845PE boards from Albatron, ASUS, and Gigabyte. Find out what's new with the 845PE...

0 by Evan Lieb on 10/7/2002

Gigabyte 7VAXP (KT400): Breathing Some Life Back into KT400

Another day, another KT400 motherboard. Well, not exactly. Even though the Gigabyte 7VAXP motherboard has been out on the market for nearly 3 weeks now, a new BIOS revision...

0 by Evan Lieb on 10/3/2002

Tyan Tiger i7500: E7500 meets ATX

Today Tyan introduced the world's first E7500 motherboard available in a standard ATX form factor and work off of a standard ATX power supply.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2002

Soyo KT400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition: Full-Featured KT400

We take an in-depth first look at the Soyo KT400 DRAGON Ultra based off of VIA's KT400 chipset. What does this board offer that no other motherboard does? We'll...

0 by Evan Lieb on 9/27/2002

ECS L7VTA (KT400): 1st with 333MHz FSB Support

Now it's ECSs' turn to take a shot at VIA's latest Athlon XP chipset, the KT400. We give you an in-depth look at this feature-packed (and well-priced)motherboard...

1 by Evan Lieb on 9/24/2002

Gigabyte 8SG667 (SiS 648): Big Power in a Small Package

What does the forth retail SiS 648 motherboard we've tested this summer got that other motherboards don't? How about DDR400, does it work in more than just one DIMM...

0 by Evan Lieb on 9/17/2002

ASUS A7V8X (KT400): The Athlon Gets DDR400

We take a look at one of the first KT400 motherboards on the market, the ASUS A7V8X. We look at the A7V8X's performance and what you can expect to...

1 by Evan Lieb on 9/6/2002

MSI 648 Max-F: SiS 648 Goes Mainstream

Introducing MSI’s 648 Max-F motherboard, one of the first top-tier SiS 648 motherboards to hit the mainstream. How does the DDR400 performance hold up? What does this board bring...

0 by Evan Lieb on 9/4/2002

ABIT SR7-8X (SiS 648): DDR400-Powered

We take a look at the SiS 648-powered ABIT SR7-8X motherboard. Is this the dream board with all the features and performance you've been looking for at a reasonable...

0 by Evan Lieb on 8/20/2002

Intel 845E Motherboard Roundup - August 2002

Now that the chipset has been out and about for three months, we bring you a roundup of the 11 most popular motherboards based on the 845E chipset. The...

0 by Evan Lieb on 8/5/2002

VIA and SiS Battle for Supremacy: 3-way P4 DDR Motherboard Roundup

We take a look at the raging war between VIA and SiS in the chipset market, and their current battle to be the first on the block with an...

0 by Evan Lieb on 7/30/2002

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

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