Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Kickstarted by Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) designs, it has been successfully cloned by other vendors such as GIGABYTE (BRIX), Zotac (C-series nano) and ASRock (Beebox). With platform performance increasing every generation, and performance requirements getting tempered by the rise of the not-so-powerful smartphones and tablets, Intel could pack a heavy punch with their 102x102mm NUC motherboards.
Atom-based units (using Bay Trail) could provide very good performance for most users. Intel tried to shrink the PC even further by releasing a Compute Stick based on the Bay Trail Atom Z series SoCs earlier this year. ECS, with their LIVA designs...
We were impressed with MSI's 875P solution but now it's time to take a look at the IC7-G, from a company who is no stranger to overclocking - ABIT.
Evan Lieb on 5/21/2003
A new month, a new motherboard. Take a look at everything MSI's 875P has to offer and why we're thoroughly impressed by it.
Evan Lieb on 5/6/2003
Another day another 875P motherboard review. Today we take a look at ASUS' entry into the 875P motherboard line with their P4C800 Deluxe motherboard. Does the ASUS board have...
Evan Lieb on 4/17/2003
Today we take a look at what will be the first in a long line of 875P motherboards that we will be investigating in the coming weeks and months...
Evan Lieb on 4/17/2003
Today we take a look at one of the few 800MHz FSB 845PE motherboards that will be available on the market along with the upcoming 865 and 875 dual...
Evan Lieb on 4/6/2003
Just recently you learned about VIA’s latest Socket A chipset, the KT400A. With its improved memory controller among other performance enhancements, we had hoped the VIA KT400A would dethrone...
Evan Lieb on 3/31/2003
Today we get our hands on another motherboard based on the chipset currently making waves in the Pentium 4 market. The ASUS P4SDX Deluxe is a SiS 655 motherboard...
Evan Lieb on 2/18/2003
We continue our coverage of dual channel DDR Pentium 4 motherboards based on the SiS 655 chipset with Gigabyte's offering, dubbed SINXP1394. Find out how the SINXP1394 stacks...
Evan Lieb on 2/11/2003
Today we take a look at the SiS 655 based MSI 655 Max-FISR. Featuring a dual channel DDR memory controller able to operate at DDR400 speeds, does the MSI...
Evan Lieb on 2/3/2003
A couple months ago, ABIT refreshed their successful IT7 MAX2 V.1 845E-based motherboard with the 845PE-based IT7 Max2 V.2. Today we take a look at ABIT's latest 845PE motherboard...
Evan Lieb on 1/13/2003
We’ve spent the last two weeks, including much of our Thanksgiving break, testing, stressing and researching six of the latest Athlon XP motherboards based on NVIDIA’s flagship chipset, the...
Evan Lieb on 12/4/2002
While Granite Bay isn’t the second coming that some in the computer hardware world were hoping it would be, it turns out that Intel has produced yet another solid...
Evan Lieb on 11/18/2002
Today we take a look at rare motherboard to come out of ECS's manufacturing plants, the ECS L4S8A based on the SiS 648 chipset. Despite the fact that this...
Evan Lieb on 11/11/2002
MSI just recently introduced their line of 845PE boards, dubbed the 845PE Max2 series. MSI sent us their top-of-the-line Pentium 4 motherboard dubbed 845PE Max2-FIR, and today we stress...
Evan Lieb on 10/31/2002
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. ...
Evan Lieb on 10/22/2002
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...
Evan Lieb on 10/17/2002
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...
Evan Lieb on 10/10/2002
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...
Evan Lieb on 10/7/2002
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...
Evan Lieb on 10/3/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2002