Motherboards

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have won acclaim for their hardware-accelerated video transcoding capabilities, dubbed Quick Sync, but there are significant limitations in the current iteration. LucidLogix, a company that's heretofore been known for its multi-GPU Hydra hardware, has developed a software-only solution named Virtu that it claims will solve one of the major issues that prevent enthusiasts from taking advantage of Sandy Bridge's transcoding performance, however. The problem is this: At present, there's no way to easily use a discrete graphics card and access Sandy Bridge's transcoding... Read more...
  The "LAN Party" KT400A from DFI A Different Approach from DFI By: Jeff Bouton June 11th, 2003 There is a healthy rivalry brewing between AMD chipset manufacturers VIA and NVIDIA.  These companies have been competing for the top spot in the AMD chipset market for some time now.  When VIA introduced the KT400, NVIDIA stepped up with their nForce2 and have since won the hearts, and dollars, of many users.  Unfortunately for VIA, the KT400 simply could not compete with the performance of the nForce2.  So, motherboard makers seemed quite content adopting NVIDIA's... Read more...
  The Leadtek WinFast 5300MA All-in-one features at a stripped down price!   Leadtek has been known for many years as a manufacturer of High End Graphics Cards. They have until now, stayed within the Video/Grpahics space. Like all healthy well established companies, occasionally it is time to diversify. Enter the Leadtek WinFast 5300MA Motherboard. Leatek, at this juncture, has teo motherboards available. The other board is a dual Slot 1. We reviewed this Super 7 Socket based, multimedia enhanced, all in one system board and were very impressed with the feature set. For starters this... Read more...