When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to three PCIe storage devices in RAID. Although there are some limitations with the PCIe lanes (networking is limited to five specific lanes), this development opened up the landscape for motherboard manufacturers to develop interesting products and stretch their engineering muscle. In typical fashion, ASRock has gone straight in the deep end and taken like a duck to water with this Z170 Extreme7+. For $240 it offers three M.2 ports, all capable of PCIe 3.0 x4 and with RAID in mind, as well as some other interesting add-ons for USB 3.1.
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
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