More AMD Motherboards

We aren't noticing much of any change in the socket 754 front. Prices are ranging anywhere from $70 to $80 and, as you can see below, have been quite stationary. It seems as though the Socket 754 motherboards are nearing their EOL as the number of boards are gradually diminishing. A quick look and you can see the MSI nForce4 4X (754) K8N Neo3-F [RTPE: MS-7135-010] is on sale for $73.

For $80 shipped, the MSI Xpress 200 (754) RS482M-IL [RTPE: MS-7145-060] is an excellent board if you are looking for something with integrated graphics.

If you have a socket 939 CPU and are looking for a board with integrated graphics, then one of the following boards may suit you well. The MSI Xpress 200 (939) RX480 Neo2-F [RTPE: MS-7151-010] appears to be a feature-filled board at a well established price point of about $73.

Fairly recently, the ASUS Xpress 200 CrossFire (939) A8R-MVP [RTPE: A8R-MVP] was released and is going for $109 shipped. Not at all a bad price considering how well this motherboard performed. If you missed that article by Wesley Fink, you can catch up on the rave reviews it got here.

NVIDIA's integrated graphics motherboards have been fairing very nicely, just as well. The Biostar nForce 410 GeForce 6100 (939) TFORCE 6100-939 does very well against the other two 6100 boards while only being slightly higher priced than the other two, going for $77 shipped.

Since our last price guide, the Gigabyte nForce 430 GeForce 6100 (939) GA-K8N51GMF-9 [RTPE: GA-K8N51GMF-9] has increased about $10 bringing its total price to about $78.

The ASUS nForce 430 GeForce 6150 (939) A8N-VM CSM [RTPE: A8N-VM CSM] is a solid option for a full-featured integrated graphics board. At the moment, it is available for about $88 shipped.

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  • Mermaidman - Monday, January 2, 2006 - link

    With all the rumors of Abit's impending demise, should buyers avoid them?
  • kobymu - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    no love for SiS
  • PrinceGaz - Monday, January 2, 2006 - link

    Yeah, they found room for the few VIA and ULi AMD boards, but as usual SiS were ignored. Whilst I wouldn't recommend getting one myself, they should at least be included in a price guide.
  • plonk420 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    where's the followup to the Asus 6150 mobo? i'm dying to get either it or the MSI 6150 once i see how it fares decoding MPEG2 or preferrably WMV9 720p or 1080p (even tho i only have a 480p dlp pj >_>)
  • stability99 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    Thanks Anandtech Team, but can you classify quality to price in Intel and AMD next time? Some of us need the best bang of buck, but some need to have info about best quality over the price. Thanks again.
  • MadAd - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    I wonder if

    "we would suggest is you wait out until we can get some decent comparative tests/benchmarks before you splurge for one of these new boards"

    means -we have tested one and its crap but the NDA doesnt let us tell you yet

    :D :D
  • PrinceGaz - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    ...are listed twice, once on page 1 and again on page 4 (the only difference being an additional board on the page 1 list). I guess Haider must have had a very merry New Year :)
  • Brian23 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    Happy 2006!
  • tjpark1111 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    wow i really must have no life typing this, but happy new year guys!(and gals)
  • Brian23 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - link

    That's not true. The people at Anandtech have less of a life because they posted this article right at the new year. I guess since I got the first first-post of 2006, that means I have the least of a life. sux to be me.

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