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...
If the lack of Slot-1 i815E boards is the only reason you haven't upgraded your motherboard, then you no longer have an excuse. ABIT's got the first Slot-1...
Mike Andrawes on 12/28/2000
AOpen is at it again, attempting to produce the most stable, well manufactured,
fully featured motherboard on the market. Today we look at their newest, and
Mike Andrawes on 12/7/2000
While AMD's 760 chipset has drawn quite a bit of attention, the market for a Socket-A KT133 based motherboard is still very prominent. With many more mature platforms...
Henry Kuo on 11/30/2000
How does the former king of Super7 chipsets plan to make a comeback from such a long fall over the past year? By giving the public what they...
Henry Kuo on 11/29/2000
Part 2 of our motherboard in 2001 preview is ready, covering Gigabyte, Microstar,
Shuttle, and Transcend, plus a summary to wrap up both parts of the preview. Read
Henry Kuo on 11/28/2000
What do ABIT, AOpen, Chaintech, EPoX, and FIC have planned for 2001? Read on as we reveal their upcoming product lines and keep your eyes peeled for what...
Henry Kuo on 11/27/2000
FIC was the first manufacturer to have KT133 boards available for purchase with the original AZ11. They've tweaked that design with multiplier adjustments and Ultra ATA 100 support...
Henry Kuo on 11/15/2000
After their first KT133 board, the EP-8KTA, EPoX went back to the drawing board in an attempt to produce the ultimate Socket-A solution for today's market. That means...
Henry Kuo on 11/14/2000
ABIT's back with their second generation i815E board. This time, they've thrown in just about everything but the kitchen sink, including Ultra ATA 100 IDE RAID and Softmenu...
Henry Kuo on 11/13/2000
Iwill, who has long been a
supporter of both Intel and RAID controllers, managed to put the two together
in the WO2-R. Let's find out if Iwill can combine...
Henry Kuo on 11/7/2000
One and a half months after
we were able to get our hands on the preproduction board, the final review of
Soyo's Socket-A KT133 board is here. Allowing dipswitch...
Henry Kuo on 11/6/2000
Far from a well known manufacturer among most hardware enthusiasts, can Transcend form a more recognizable name in our community? Let's see how well their i815E solution stacks...
Henry Kuo on 10/27/2000
ABIT has recently impressed us quite a bit with their BX and KT133 based solutions, but armed with the i815E chipset will ABIT continue the trend? Find out...
Henry Kuo on 10/25/2000
Chaintech provides its latest i815E solution. With the days of the BX chipset being numbered, is this the right i815 board for you?
Henry Kuo on 10/20/2000
Watch out ASUS and ABIT, MSI is playing a very serious game of catch-up. As a follow-up to their introduction of the first Athlon board with on-board SCSI...
Henry Kuo on 10/16/2000
Attempting to get a bit more
name recognition in the motherboard market, Chaintech is at it again, this time
with their KT133 based CT-7AIV2. Does this motherboard live up...
Henry Kuo on 10/5/2000
Iwill's first entry into the Athlon motherboard market is marked with the introduction of the KV200-R. Can a once prominent member of the Super7 motherboard market compete in...
Henry Kuo on 10/4/2000
For years AMD users have never enjoyed the benefits that Intel owners did when it came to having features on motherboards. More specifically, you never saw any boards...
Henry Kuo on 9/28/2000
Often times a fierce competitor of ABIT, Soyo has brought forth their latest Socket-A solution for AMD's Duron and Thunderbird processors. Can it compete with the already crowned...
Henry Kuo on 9/22/2000
ASUS has been impressing us time after time with their motherboard releases. With the Socket-A Athlons & Durons growing in popularity, let's take a deeper look into whether...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2000