MSI this week announced plans to bundle Intel Optane Memory 16 GB caching drives with select Intel 200-series chipset motherboards. The company claims that the drives will not increase prices of motherboards significantly, but will bring tangible performance benefits when it comes to boot times and application launches versus systems employing HDDs.
MSI will add Intel’s Optane Memory 16 GB drives to its Z270 Tomahawk Opt Boost, B250M Bazooka Opt Boost, as well as B250M Pro Opt boost motherboards, which means the company will be hitting gaming, mainstream, and commercial PCs. The consumer Intel Optane Memory caching drives were not designed to replace conventional SSDs, but were developed to enable hybrid storage solutions featuring fast solid-state memory as well as a slower storage device with...
Two years after the release of the Intel 440BX chipset the platform is still running solid as ever. This time around we're not testing the boards as they...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2000
On May 12, 2000, VIA released a new AGP GART driver for all VIA chipsets. While this may seem like a relatively minor event, for ASUS P3V4X owners...
Mike Andrawes on 5/17/2000
Gigabyte won our award for the best VIA Apollo Pro 133A motherboard, but how would they fare with VIA's sister chipset for the Athlon platform? Read on to...
Mike Andrawes on 5/6/2000
It's been a while since we've looked at a board from Elitegroup. Their return to AnandTech is with a pair of VIA Apollo Pro 133 boards that differ...
Elliott Lee Hazen on 4/15/2000
AOpen boards have consistently received praise from the AnandTech staff for their excellent quality, stability, and features. When AOpen announced a VIA 133A board, we couldn't wait for...
Mike Andrawes on 4/13/2000
For the first time since the release of the BX6, ABIT has managed to restore some meaning to their name with their first Athlon motherboard, the KA7. Read...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2000
We were very impressed by ASUS' microATX K7V-RM when we first tested it, but we were blown away by their ATX K7V. Read on to find out more...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2000
While offering very little over the competition, Tyan's first Athlon motherboard is a viable option if you're looking for a KX133 motherboard. But the real deal will be...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000
In our first official Athlon motherboard roundup we take a look at eleven of the hottest Athlon motherboards to hit the market of the AMD 750 and KX133 varieties...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2000
DFI manufactured a solid i810E with FSB speeds to make overclockers drool. Take a read to see why the PW65-E is worth purchasing.
Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/26/2000
After months of waiting AOpen's Athlon motherboard is finally here, but was it worth the wait?
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/21/2000
The MSI K7Pro is probably the last, and one of the best, AMD 750 boards that we'll take a look at. Much like the last in the i440BX...
Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000
As the fastest board in our Apollo Pro 133/133A Motherboard Roundup, the Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X received the AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award. Now we go in depth to see...
Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000
AnandTech puts the much talked about ASUS P3V4X to the test. Our initial problems have been resolved, allowing the P3V4X to win the coveted AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award.
Mike Andrawes on 3/17/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2000
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...
Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/4/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/3/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/28/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2000