Motherboards

When we learned that Intel would be restricting Skylake based Xeon E3 CPUs to motherboards using server chipsets only, there was a small outcry from a community that has routinely picked the E3 processors over the consumer counterparts. This is because server chipset based motherboards come with very specialized feature sets, are not concerned with looks or things such as bundles or software packages, and are often limited in XMP support. A few motherboard manufacturers have released server motherboards in the consumer style to fill the gap, but first up we wanted to look at one of the ‘typical’ server products before hitting the new hybrids. This review focuses on the MW31-SP0, a GIGABYTE Server motherboard using the C236 chipset.

FIC AD11 Socket-A AMD 760 DDR ATX

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2001

ASUS A7V133 Socket-A KT133A ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 2/12/2001

MSI K7T Turbo Socket-A KT133A ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 1/30/2001

EPoX EP-8KTA3 Socket-A KT133A ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 1/25/2001

ABIT KT7A-RAID Socket-A KT133A ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 1/21/2001

AOpen AK73-1394 Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 1/21/2001

Integrated Video Chipset Roundup - January 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...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/10/2001

ABIT SH6 Slot-1 i815E ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 12/28/2000

AOpen AK73 Pro Socket-A KT133 (686B) ATX

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 ...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 12/7/2000

Socket-A VIA KT133 Motherboard Roundup - November 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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/30/2000

ALi in 2001: DDR SDRAM for all

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/29/2000

Motherboards in 2001 Preview: Part 2

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 on...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/28/2000

Motherboards in 2001 Preview: Part 1

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/27/2000

FIC AZ11E Socket-A KT133 (686B) ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/15/2000

EPoX EP-8KTA2 Socket-A KT133 (686B) ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/14/2000

ABIT SA6R Socket-370 i815E + RAID ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/13/2000

Iwill WO2-R Socket 370 i815E + RAID ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/7/2000

Soyo SY-K7VTA KT133 Socket-A ATX (Production)

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 11/6/2000

Transcend TS-ASL3 Socket-370 i815E ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/27/2000

ABIT SE6 Socket-370 i815E ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/25/2000

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