PC Motherboard And Chipset Reviews And News

There's nobody quite like Mom and when it comes to performance desktop computers or business class workhorse machines, motherboards are always what bring the computing family together. Motherboards house all PC components from the processor, to memory and storage. Here you'll find our coverage on big motherboard brands and products from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, ASRock and many more, along with the chipsets from AMD and Intel that power the PC Master Race.

Soyo's K7ADA ALi DDR Socket A Mobo... With some Crucial PC2100 RAM and a WBK38 thrown in! By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta April 18, 2001    It seems that regardless of which PC component we speak of today the subject of bandwidth, and more specifically memory bandwidth, seems to take center stage. Recent discussions in the... Read more...
 SOYO ANNOUNCES 10 NEW MOTHERBOARDS FOR CAMINO, ATHLON, PENTIUM II/III and SOCKET 370 CPUs New Designs Support Leading Edge 750/800MHz CPUs/Chipset Technology, Consumer-based PCs with Integrated Multimedia, and "Designer" Internet Appliances FREMONT, CA  (January 3, 2000) - Soyo, Inc. rings in the new year with 10 new motherboards... Read more...
Shuttle's AV30 VIA Apollo Pro 266 DDR Motherboard With a Dash of Crucial PC1600 DDR RAM... By Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta 2/8/2001   The motherboard market is about to go through yet another large transition...maybe. In the year 2000 we saw the once omni-present, dominant Intel take a few too many punches on the chin, and they... Read more...
The Shuttle Spacewalker AE23 i815EP Motherboard A Diamond in the Rough... By Jeff Bouton May 9, 2001   Since 1990, the Taiwan based Shuttle Computer Group Inc. has been producing high quality computer components. Providing a wide variety of products ranging from Video cards, motherboards, memory modules, and accessories has allowed Shuttle... Read more...
Shuttle AV14 Socket 370 Motherboard It's does everything right...but nothing great. By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta 10 / 12 / 2000    My first assignment when I initially joined the Hot Hardware team was to review a VIA Apollo Pro 133 based board, the AV61 from Shuttle Inc. I was very excited to get my hands on this product, because... Read more...
  Shuttle's AE25R Motherboard Twice The Fun By, Jeff Bouton September 25th, 2001   It seems like it was just yesterday when I was running a state of the art 486 processor at 33MHz. and a whopping 16MB of RAM.  A hot new game called Doom had everyone talking and I had just installed a brand new 2X CD-ROM drive in my rig. ... Read more...
  Shuttle's AV40 VIA P4X266 DDR P4 Motherboard RAMBUS, watch your back, DDR comes to the P4 By, Dave Altavilla October 15, 2001 Here's a vocabulary word for you, "litigious".  Good one isn't it?  Before you get nervous that this is some sort of creative writing lesson, let me explain, as this word is very fitting for... Read more...
Shuttle's AK31 Ver.3.1-vs- Epox's 8KHA+ Dueling KT266A Motherboard Action! By, Jeff Bouton November 26, 2001 If you are an avid PC enthusiast or even a knowledgeable investor, then you probably know that Intel has some serious competition these days.  With the latest reports of Athlon XP's "flying off the shelves" and VIA continuing... Read more...
Soyo's K7-DRAGON -vs- Gigabyte's 7DXR The KT266 and AMD760 Square Off! By, Marco Chiappetta October 25, 2001 Athlon motherboards have come a long way since AMD's flagship CPU was first introduced.  Initially, some OEMs would not even produce boards for the Athlon because they feared it would damage their relationships with Intel. ... Read more...
  Shuttle's HOT-649A Heavy Duty Hardware - Dual CPU and SCSI 2 Injected!   When the good folks at Shuttle contacted me about reviewing a couple of their motherboards, I was all too happy to oblige. Shuttle is well known as a "Cadillac" motherboard company with top shelf quality. What arrived on my doorstep a few days later... Read more...
  Shuttle Spacewalker HOT-681Z Intel ZX Based Socket 370 Motherboard   Socket 370, Intel's answer to the low end system market. After the staggering success of the Slot 1 Celeron, Intel had a problem. Though its marketing machine was busy pushing to the main stream end users that the Celeron was a much lower end cpu and not as capable... Read more...
  Shuttle's HOT-683 A Socket 370 - Intel LX Chipset Based Board for the budget minded!   Socket 370 boards are an interesting proposition. They have the potential to provide Pentium II level performance with cost efficiencies that are unmatched. They also are extremely conservative in realestate consumption. Shuttle's first effort... Read more...
   The Hot-687 Shuttle's Lean Mean BX Mobo Ok, with 3 Shuttle reviews on the books here at HotHardware, two of the socket 370 variety, the latest 370 board weighs in at a svelte (I actually looked the word up) Micro ATX weight. Our test unit lacked the hardware monitoring chip (available as an option) that lets you keep tabs on cpu/system... Read more...
Soyo's SY-6VCA Slot 1 Motherboard Is there a new Sheriff in town? By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 16, 2000    Soyo has been making quite a name for themselves as of late.  When Intel?s very popular BX chipset was prevalent, Soyo arguably produced a few of the very best boards available.  Time goes by and new products... Read more...
   Soyo's New SY-6BA+III  The third time is a charm   Well now... It seems as if there is quite a stir about the new round of motherboards that have been released lately. The marketing focus and design efforts of today's Motherboard Manufacturers have shifted to embrace the needs of the serious "overclocker".... Read more...
   The Soyo's SY-6BA+IV  The immortal motherboard! You know this 6BA+ name thing is getting to be like a movie seqoul for Soyo! Just when you thought it was safe to buy that new motherboard with all those new cool features, wait... IT'S BACK!!! This time around Soyo gave us only a few months between the release of the 6BA+III... Read more...
  The Soyo Computer SY-6BE+ Stability for the conservative @ heart!   Soyo Copmputer is one of the larger Motherboard Manufacturers in the business. Established in the Mid 1980s, they have grown to be a force in the industry and have garnered many awards for their products from major publications. The SY-6BE+ is Soyo's answer to... Read more...
The Soyo SY-6ICA Motherboard Soyo's RAMBUS Driven i820 Offering By, Dave "Davo" Altavilla - 5/17/00 Here we are again with yet another look at a motherboard from a top notch supplier based on Intel's controversial chipset, the i820.  Whether you are interested in SDRAM supported designs with Intel's infamous MTH (memory transfer... Read more...
  Soyo's  SY-6IZA Socket 370 Intel ZX Based Motherboard With AGP Support   Fourteen years old and 400 head strong, Soyo Computer offers for your consumption, the SY-6IZA. This board offers a fairly complete sets of features in an economical package. What you are looking at is a VERY compact 4/1/1 set up. Here's the rest of the... Read more...
  The Soyo's SY-6VBA-133 The motherboard market is beginning to heat up with a surge of new technology based on new chipsets from various vendors like Intel, AMD, SIS and VIA. Soyo has typically been one of the early entries into new technologies as they come to market. With the anticipation of the new i820 chipset based motherboards,... Read more...
  Soyo SY-7IZB+ A Socket 370 - Good features and perfect for upgrading your AT System   Most of you out there in cyberspace probably have one or to old AT cases containing what used to be the top of the line computer system. Also to most of you, upgrading to a PII, P!!! or Celeron would mean replacing the case, keyboard, and mouse.... Read more...
Soyo's SY-K7VTA - KT133 Motherboard AMD Socket A Technology From Soyo, Solid As A Rock By, Dave "Davo" Altavilla 10 / 25 / 2000   Motherboard offerings are really beginning to get overwhelming.  Why is this you ask?  Well, for starters Intel finally has true competition with AMD firmly perched in the heart of its mainstream... Read more...
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