Whenever we talk about processors and silicon, one of the key major points is efficiency and performance per watt. One issue to consider is that while that new CPU uses 10W less, it makes little difference if the motherboard or other components eats up the difference. To that end, MSI previewed their ECO range at Computex, promising a power reduction over the normal but primarily aimed at various business customers with a green and white color scheme. We got the B85M ECO and a few low powered Haswell CPUs in to test the claims.

ASUS K7V-RM KX133 Slot-A microATX

The first motherboard to receive AMD's seal of approval for use with the 1GHz Athlon is ASUS' K7V-RM. Should that make you want to have a K7V-RM in...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2000

Shuttle AV64 VIA Apollo Pro 133A

Shuttle, a producer of almost every chipset and form factor, has created a nice Apollo Pro 133A. After the VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A roundup, Shuttle was shown to...

2 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/4/2000

Soyo SY-K7AIA AMD 750 ATX Slot-A

Soyo has finally released their Athlon motherboard, but it's based on the seemingly age-old AMD 750 chipset. With KX133 based motherboards just around the corner, is the K7AIA...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/3/2000

CeBIT 2000 Coverage - Athlon Motherboards

While we didn't spend much time at this year's CeBIT convention in Hannover, Germany, we did manage to take a look at a total of 20 Athlon motherboards that...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2000

VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A Motherboard Roundup - February 2000

We took a look at a total of twelve motherboards based on VIA's Apollo Pro 133 and 133A chipsets and put them to the test. For the first...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/28/2000

EPoX 7KXA KX133 Slot-A ATX

With the recent release of VIA's KX133 Athlon chipset, you can expect a number of motherboard manufacturers to jump on the KX133 bandwagon. EPoX is the first to...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2000

Iwill WS133-N i810E Slot-1 ATX

While most users are looking for the best Athlon motherboard or the most reliable Apollo Pro 133A board, there are some out there that demand a highly integrated solution...

0 by Elliott Lee Hazen on 2/12/2000

EPoX EP-3VCA Apollo Pro 133A Socket-370 ATX

As the search for the perfect Apollo Pro 133A board continues, we take a look at a fairly solid solution from EPoX. With a strong history of producing...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2000

ABIT VA6 Apollo Pro 133 Slot-1 ATX

As ABIT's first VIA based motherboard, the VA6 had the potential to be an impressive Apollo Pro 133 solution or a very disappointing one. Unfortunately, following in ABIT's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2000

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