When a motherboard manufacturer develops a product, it has to consider which third party controllers are going to be used. When we discuss network controllers, there are several entrants in the market that satisfy a range of prices and marketing opportunities although I perhaps would not call the motherboard network controller market competitive or crowded. When an engineer/sales rep has to choose the controller, depending on the NIC manufacturer there may also be firmware and software additions which add value.
The main entrants in the network controller market for end-users are Intel, Realtek and Killer.
Intel has a range of models in use, such as the I210, I217 and I218 families separated by features but also offer –LM and –V models to differentiate server or enterprise...
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...
Evan Lieb on 7/30/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/13/2002
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...
Mike Andrawes on 1/18/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/4/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2001
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. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 11/3/2001
Motherboards based on VIA's KT266A chipset are finally here and we take a look at three of them.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/24/2001
What do you get when you combine the performance of the 760MP platform with a $220 price tag? The new Tyan Tiger MP.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2001
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.
Mike Andrawes on 9/12/2001
Intel's 845 chipset has been released and we provide you with a roundup of the latest 845 motherboards.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 8/24/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/31/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 6/13/2001
A bit on the late side, Gigabyte releases their second KT133A motherboard. Read on to see how it does given the fierce competition.
Mike Andrawes on 6/7/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 6/3/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 5/28/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 5/9/2001
ASUS brings to the market their first Apollo Pro 266 based motherboard and they bundle it with a 128MB DDR SDRAM stick.
Mike Andrawes on 4/18/2001
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...
Mike Andrawes on 4/9/2001