Archive for Category: "Motherboards"

Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard

Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard

With the first Sapphire motherboard we looked at, we found ourselves really impressed with it. The X58 offering we tested performed well and offered great overclocking potential. When we got the P67 offering from them it was a good board as well, but in such a competitive market we found it just didn’t really stand […]

Audio Codecs Compared

Audio Codecs Compared

Audio codec is a small chip measuring 0.25 sq. in. (7 mm2) located on the motherboard in charge of the analog audio functions. Knowing the specs of a codec will permit you to compare the audio quality of different motherboards, allowing you to choose the right product for your needs. For further details on audio codecs, including […]

Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX Motherboard

Intel DH61AG Media Series Mini-ITX Motherboard

Not that long ago it was a significant challenge to build a small and quiet home theater PC (HTPC).  Mini-ITX was an option, but case selection was limited and more importantly the form factor was held back by the lack of decent integrated video performance and the power/heat dissipation requirements of the processor (CPU) and […]

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX Motherboard Review

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z (Intel Z68) mATX Motherboard Review

I’m not sure why, but I’m such a sucker for the mATX format when it comes to computing. I say I’m not sure why because I don’t have an mATX system, nor do I have a need for one, but it doesn’t stop me from being interested in the layout. For years we saw companies […]

Zotac Z68-ITX Wifi Review

Zotac Z68-ITX Wifi Review

After five years in the market, ZOTAC has set itself apart from others in the industry, slowly building itself up as THE company to go to for mini-ITX motherboards and mini-PC kit, with the “AMP!” series of videocards making their presence felt in that segment of the market as well. With the Intel Z68 chipset […]

ASUS Introduces a New Level of Performance with the AMD F1A75 Series of Motherboards

ASUS Introduces a New Level of Performance with the AMD F1A75 Series of Motherboards

Fremont, California (June 28, 2011) – Continuing its leadership in innovation, design and performance, ASUS the number 1 and most awarded motherboard brand is excited to announce a new lineup of innovative AMD® based motherboards that support the new A75 chipset and AMD® A-& E2- series Accelerated Processor Unit (APU) with AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 […]

GIGABYTE Rolls Out A75 Motherboards For AMD Llano A8 and A6 APUs

City of Industry, California, June 29th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched its latest series of motherboards supporting the new AMD A75 series chipsets, and the latest AMD A-Series APUs (codenamed Llano) that are set to take the world by storm with the best graphics […]

ECS P67H2-A2

CDATA[ “Now that the initial Intel Cougar Point chipset problems have been resolved, there is a plethora of motherboards on the market that support the latest Sandy Bridge processors. For enthusiasts, the current high-end SNB-supportive chipset is the Intel P67, of which there are also many different motherboards from various vendors. One of the P67 […]

ECS EliteGroup GeForce 6100PM-M2 V2.0 Motherboard Review

ECS EliteGroup GeForce 6100PM-M2 V2.0 Motherboard Review

The funny thing about how expensive technology is, is that as soon as you buy something that costs $300, it’s automatically obsolete and is worth roughly 1/3 of the original price. Actually, it was pretty much obsolete the moment you bought it. The world of the PC DIYer is a fantastic world, but the price […]

Gigabyte S-Series GA-945P-S3 Motherboard

Gigabyte S-Series GA-945P-S3 Motherboard

Well, we all love new technology otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading the articles featured on easily the web’s most enjoyable site. And with that I was given the dubious task of testing out one of the first Duo Core motherboards on the market, the Gigabyte GS-945P-S3. First and foremost, this review is a long […]

ECS Elitegroup KA3MVP Extreme AM2 Motherboard

ECS Elitegroup KA3MVP Extreme AM2 Motherboard

Elite Computer Systems, or ECS, has a huge presence in the motherboard market place. They have been around for 20 years now, have had most of their business in the OEM sector, but in the past few years have begun making a name for themselves in the DIY community. Occasionally, their name has been a […]

Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2 Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-M61PM-S2 Motherboard

Gigabyte motherboards have been around for a long time, and they have made some very impressive motherboards over the years. They’re no stranger to the enthusiast market, making both AMD and Intel boards geared towards hard-core overclocking. However, as with the graphic card industry, the largest market (and the most money) is in the mainstream […]

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

With the recent launch of the nForce4 chipset, motherboard manufacturers have been scrambling to take the newest AMD powerhouse chipset from paper to production and get products on store shelves. The nForce4 brings many new features, such as onboard hardware firewall, a new SATA controller and the much anticipated ability to use two graphics cards […]

Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8TRX330-L

Gigabyte P4 Titan GA-8TRX330-L

When it comes to system performance, one of the most crucial aspects is the chipset. These processors coordinate traffic between the main CPU, memory and peripheral devices like your video and sound card. Intel has always been the chipset performance leader for their own Pentium processors, as other chipset vendors either lacked performance or were […]

Abit AA8-3rd Eye Motherboard

Abit AA8-3rd Eye Motherboard

Socket 775 motherboards are coming out left and right since new technologies such as PCI-Express and DDR2 are improving. Abit has released a motherboard which they have called the AA8-3rd Eye. This motherboard is the same thing as an AA8-DuraMAX with a new accessory addition. This 3rd Eye refers to the µGuru clock that is […]

Albatron PX915G Pro Motherboard

Albatron PX915G Pro Motherboard

With the release of Intel’s new LGA775 Pentium 4 there is of course a need for new motherboards. Along with these new motherboards come new peripheral slots for video cards and other future cards. Though much of the technology being used with these new motherboards is still quite new and has a long future ahead […]

Gigabyte K8NS Pro Motherboard

Gigabyte K8NS Pro Motherboard

Gigabyte has long been known to produce quality motherboards for the hardware community. One of their newest socket 754 boards is this K9NS Pro which utilizes the Nvidia nForce 3 250 chipset. The two changes that were made to this 250 chipset from the 150 chipset is the addition of SATA and 2 more USB […]

FIC KT-748 Motherboard

FIC KT-748 Motherboard

First International Computer (FIC) sent over a budget-oriented motherboard based on the SiS 748 chipset for Athlon XP CPUs. It supports all Socket A chips, up to and including the Barton 3200+. It is aimed at the budget-builder market, a spot that has been dominated for the last few years by the ECS K7S5A, which […]

Asus P5GD2 Deluxe Motherboard

Asus P5GD2 Deluxe Motherboard

With Intel’s release of their new Pentium 4 packaging come many new technologies and features. Though a full article could be written about all of them I will try and cover everything throughout this review. Asus has long been known as a company who makes high quality products including motherboards. Today we have the opportunity […]

Albatron K8X800 Pro II Motherboard

Albatron K8X800 Pro II Motherboard

The K8T800 is Via’s newest edition to their long line of AMD chipsets. Albatron has taken this chipset and used it in their new K8X800 Pro II motherboard. This motherboard packs a lot of features into a motherboard waiting to unleash the power of AMDs 64-bit CPU. I want to get right into this review […]