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...
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
Only about a month after the release of the VIA Apollo Pro266 chipset, dual Socket-370 motherboards using the chipset have started to emerge. Iwill caught our attention by sending...
Mike Andrawes on 3/27/2001
The first i815EP board to find its way into the AnandTech lab is the EPoX EP-3SPA3. What's so different about the i815EP and how does the EPoX fare...
Mike Andrawes on 3/15/2001
The latest KT133A board to arrive in the AnandTech lab comes from AOpen, the winner of numerous awards back in the days of the i440BX. Is the AK73...
Mike Andrawes on 3/12/2001
VIA's low-cost KM133 chipset has been announced and available for quite some time however we are just now receiving the first boards based on the chipset. Gigabyte's 7ZMM...
Mike Andrawes on 3/11/2001
Gigabyte was the first to deliver an Apollo Pro266 based motherboard to us. Let's find out if DDR SDRAM and the Pentium III was in fact a match...
Mike Andrawes on 3/8/2001
Providing excellent value with extreme speed, it is not surprising that VIA's KT133A chipset has become an instant hit. As a result of the chipset's success, many manufacturers have...
Mike Andrawes on 2/22/2001
Remember the AMD 760 Preview that we ran on the beta FIC AD11 motherboard? After 5 months of waiting we are able to bring you a final review...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2001
One of our favorite Socket-A motherboards is back in KT133A form. We took a very thorough look on what may end up being the best KT133A we've seen...
Mike Andrawes on 2/12/2001
Continuing our KT133A coverage we have the MSI K7T Turbo. You've already seen what ABIT and EPoX have brought to the table, now find out if MSI can...
Mike Andrawes on 1/30/2001
Continuing AnandTech's KT133A motherboard coverage is a full review of the EPoX 8KTA3. Offering quite a few unique features such as AGP voltage manipulation, can EPoX hold its...
Mike Andrawes on 1/25/2001
While they were late to the game with their first Athlon board, ABIT is now back with their third Athlon platform. This time around they are one of...
Mike Andrawes on 1/21/2001
AOpen brings us yet another well made KT133 motherboard, this time with an affordable on-board Firewire solution. However with KT133A motherboards hitting the streets, is the AK73-1394 too...
Mike Andrawes on 1/21/2001
Although a integrated video may not be desirable in a high performance gaming system, it may strike the perfect balance between price and functionality in a value system. But...
Matthew Witheiler on 1/10/2001