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  ASUS Striker Extreme Motherboard Incorporates Unique Features For Both Easy DIY and Stylish Gaming Taipei, Taiwan, November 9, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Striker Extreme motherboard, which are specifically designed to simplify the DIY process and add style to gaming systems. As the newest member of the popular Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, the nForce 680i SLI-based Striker Extreme supports Intel Quad-Core Processor and Nvidia's Quad-SLI technology, and is ready for the new 1,333MHz FSB specification. Made for gamers and tweakers, the ASUS motherboard provides the power needed for smooth video and extreme performance.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Samsung is really tearing it up with new hardware. And they've figured out the one thing that matters with a portable computing device: The keyboards are too small. The Mobile Intelligent Terminal was unveiled at a Samsung-sponsored industry conference on Mobile WiMax, which is just coming into use and promises fast broadband connections over long distances. The device weighs about a pound and contains a fold-out keyboard, 5-inch screen and 30 gigabyte hard drive. It runs the full version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system and also supports the CDMA mobile phone communications standard, which is used in South Korea and other... Read more...
Hey All. We've just posted a new review of Abit's well apointed Fatal1ty A9N 32X motherboard for AMD's Socket AM2 platform. This motherboard is based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset and features a number of unique ammenities not found on more mainstream motherboards. Here's a snip from the article... "When news first broke that Abit was going to be purchased by USI earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that Abit would continue their long-running tradition of producing enthusiast level motherboards. After all, USI is a much more traditional electronics company, and enthusiast/overclocking platforms didn't seem like they would mesh well under the USI umbrella." Read the rest... Read more...
  When news first broke that Abit was going to be purchased by USI earlier this year, it seemed unlikely that Abit would continue their long-running tradition of producing enthusiast level motherboards. After all, USI is a much more traditional electronics company, and enthusiast/overclocking platforms didn't seem like they would mesh well under the USI umbrella. Luckily, all this skepticism was for naught, as the newly revised Universal Abit has come out of the gate swinging, producing high-end platforms which not only cater to the high-end tweaker motherboard market they once dominated, but may very well exceed their previous boards in terms of innovation and style. Their flagship... Read more...
Fuad over at the Inquirer is digging around again and seems to have uncovered something of interest for those of you looking forward to NV's next gen DX10 product that is rumored, we-can-neither-confirm-nor-deny, to be around the corner soon. "NVIDIA told all of its partners that it simply won't allow the overclocking of G80 cards. It doesn't want another Geforce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco that caused a too high return rate for the cards." Not surprising really but doubtful perhaps.  You can characterize these chips all you want and put elaborate HSF solutions on them to mitigate heat but at the end of the day, you have no idea of knowing what it's going to do to the real... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted an article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Here's a snip from the piece... "DFI has earned a reputation over the last couple of years for producing feature-rich, enthusiast friendly motherboards. DFI's decked out LANPARTY family of motherboards in particular has become known to many around the world as a family of products that cater to the unique needs of the enthusiast and overclocking communities. Today we present to you DFI's LANPARTY UT CFX3200-DR. Build around the CrossFire... Read more...
If you're like me, you could open up the back of your keyboard and make a sandwich out of all the stuff in there. I don't recommend you eat it, but hey -- it's safer than bagged spinach. But let's say you need something a little more durable than your standard keyboard, because you want to shave and shower while you visit Hot Hardware's forum. Stealth computer has your NEMA 4x solution: The Stealth Computer model 2000-DT-TB features 114-key functionality, including 24 function keys and a 10-key number pad. It is constructed using a highly rugged, stainless steel case and industrial silicone rubber pad, ensuring NEMA 4X protection. The 2000-DT-TB's trackball pointing device... Read more...
Microsoft has released a series of new keyboard and mice solutions clearly aimed at Media Center and Vista. Starting off, the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 is a rechargeable 2.4Ghz Bluetooth mouse/keyboard combination.  The keyboard features an ultra thin ergonomic design with backlit keys that are auto sensing.  As the user approaches the keyboard or under low light situations, the keys light up automatically.  The mouse features a brushed aluminum finish, high definition laser, and 4-way scrolling in a handsome ergonomic look. Microsoft also released the Wireless Entertainment Desktop 7000  which mirrors the 8000 in many respects but lacks some of the more... Read more...
The call of most computing enthusiasts or workstation professionals has always been "more power, more bandwidth and more features, please".  The advent of serial PCI Express-based computer architectures was the foundation of an enabling technology that provided a much needed solution to the bottleneck problems associated with the aging PCI bus architecture.  Unfortunately, though NVIDIA heard the call and answered with their nForce 4 SLI X16 and nForce 590 chipsets recently, Intel hasn't yet seen fit to expand beyond the more limited PCI Express connectivity options in their 965 and 975X chipsets.  Asus recently saw this hole in Intel's... Read more...
In the market for a new Core 2 Duo motherboard?  GamePC published a comprehensive review of 5 motherboards from Asus which might fit your bill.  They cover boards based on all 3 Core 2 Duo chipset variants currently available: Intel's P965 and 975X, and the Intel Edition Nforce4 SLI X16 chipset.  Asus has long been known for their performance and stability and these boards are excellent representations of those qualities. Leading the charge in the land of Core 2 Duo motherboards has been Asus, who has released platforms based on all three chipsets, hoping to cater to each individual market. While it's great to have flexibility when choosing a new motherboard, too many... Read more...
Six to nine months prior to the launch of Intel's Core 2 Duo product line, if you polled the average HotHardware.com reader, regarding their thoughts on an Intel 975X based motherboard, you might well have gotten a luke-warm reception.  Back then AMD's dual core Athlon 64 X2 and FX offerings were in full stride and NVIDIA's nForce 4 chipset found its way into many high-end Desktop systems.  On the contrary, no one would argue that Intel's 975X chipset was not without its own merits for die-hard Intel customers. Let's face it though, without a more efficient and capable CPU under the hood, Intel's market share in both processors and chipsets, was being whittled... Read more...
AMD's acquisition of ATI has been causing some prominent motherboard manufacturers to rethink their current production strategy. There's a bit of uncertainty floating around over the state of Intel motherboards containing ATI chipsets. As DigiTimes reports, ECS may be having second thoughts about launching their Intel-based boards which contain ATI's RD600 and RS690 IGP chips. On the other end of the spectrum, Gigabyte Technology has plans to produce a motherboard using ATI's RS690 IGP for the AMD platform. To further compete with Intel in the OEM PC Market, AMD may also be planning to bundle their CPUs with ATI chipsets.... Read more...
AS PCstats.com reports, $75 can certainly buy a decent Socket AM2 motherboard. Though Nvidia's nForce 590 SLI has more features, VIA's K8T890 is able to keep up performance wise, which makes it a viable gaming solution. "In this review of the ASrock AM2V890-VSTA motherboard we'll be looking at how the VIA K8T890 handles itself around the socket AM2 Athlon64 FX-62 processor. The ASRock AM2V890-VSTA Socket AM2 motherboard is the first motherboard to cross PCSTATS' test bench based on the VIA K8T890 chipset. This compact ATX motherboard has four 240 pin DDR2 memory slots which accommodate up to 8GB of DDR-2 memory. The AM2V890-VSTA... Read more...
The folks in the XtremeSystems forum have posted some images of the new ASUS P5W64 WS Pro workstation motherboard. The most unique aspect of this new board is the presence of four PCI-E x16 slots. Obviously, the first thing our readers will think of is coming up with a way to get two ATI "Master" cards and two standard cards and try for a Quad-Crossfire setup. Time will tell if drivers will allow this to function properly. However, in the meantime the gang is having a great time pushing the limits of the board and have managed to hit an impressive 472MHz FSB in their overclocking adventures. Although it might not be the ideal board for most, this unique motherboard will certainly be... Read more...
Earlier this year, ASUS announced their new enthusiast motherboard line, aimed at gamers and modders. Dubbed 'Republic of Gamers', the series will compete directly with Abit's Fatal1ty and DFI's LANParty products. PC Perspective took a look at the first member of the new product line, the ASUS Crosshair. Is the Crosshair just a gimmicky factory modded M2N32-SLI DeLuxe? Read the article and find out. "The LCD post display on the motherboard is a nice touch as well, and was handy to have and fun to play around with. I question the usefulness of it along the back of the motherboard as when its in the case you won't be seeing it very easily. The EL-lighted back panel... Read more...
GIGABYTE and ASUS Announced Joint Venture In Motherboard and Graphics Card Business August 08, 2006 - In accordance with the relevant regulations according to Company Law, Securities Law and Business Merger & Acquisition Law, a resolution of the board of directors was passed on the 8th of August, 2006 for GIGABYTE Technology Co., LTD (Stock Code: 2376) to transfer the relevant assets and businesses of its own branded motherboards and VGA cards to a newly established subsidiary. After all the necessary legal procedures and obligations have been fulfilled, ASUSTek Computer Inc. (Stock Code: 2357) plans to invest in this newly established GIGABYTE subsidiary to help manage the joint venture... Read more...
Though AMD's AM2 socket might be new technology, getting a motherboard that supports AM2 isn't as expensive as you might think. Biostar has released a very capable motherboard that's based on Nvidia's nForce 550 chipset, the Biostar TForce 5500. Though it might be light on features, you can't argue against a stable and well performing $80 motherboard. "At stock settings the Biostar TForce 550 proved to be an excellent motherboard that delivered great benefits at a small price. If you are looking for a value motherboard that delivers great basic features and performance of the new AM2 processor, the Biostar TForce 550 should... Read more...
abit Recalls Units from the AN9 32X Motherboard Line July 21, 2006 - Universal abit, maker of high-end enthusiast level motherboards, is known for its uncompromisingly rigorous testing and quality control. Universal abit firmly believes that only 100% is good enough for its customers, and continues to stand by its motto of delivering Advanced Durability to the user. After a series of heavy testing programs, our Quality Control test department has found that a small number of units from the early manufacturing of the AN9 32X product line has a hardware issue caused by heatsink component displacement due to accidental rough handling during shipments. This will cause high temperatures and possible... Read more...
Bjorn3D takes on part 3 of the multi-site evaluation and analysis project dubbed the "Mult-GPU World Tour 2006".  Penstar Systems and bit-tech kicked it off last week and there are others to follow Bjorn's installment, including opposite sides of the table fan sites, NVNews and Rage3D.  So far, to be quite honest, these articles seem to be more focused on the NVIDIA offerings, with diagrams and charts explaining full feature-set details of nForce SLI chipsets but not as much detail on ATI CrossFire.  Though clearly NVIDIA has a bit more maturity in their offerings and a lot more traction in the marketplace, hopefully future installments in this... Read more...
ASUS Announces Inaugural Motherboard for Republic of Gamers Series Crosshair Motherboard Incorporates Easy System Tweaking Features for Building Powerful Gaming Machines Fremont, CA: July 10, 2006 - ASUS Computer International (ASUS), the worldwide motherboard leader, today released an all-new product series, Republic of Gamers (R.O.G). As the name suggests, all R.O.G products will be made to provide the best performing solutions for serious gamers and overclockers. The inaugural R.O.G series product is the Crosshair motherboard, which implements convenient features for system tweaking to provide players and overclockers with an ideal platform on which to build their power gaming systems. LCD... Read more...
When AMD launched their socket AM2 platform, most analysts tested the new CPUs on an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard because it was part of AMD's NPRP system.  It seems that the folks at VH were so impressed by the board they were compelled to write a standalone review. The quote below says it all. "Ok I know I said I wasn't going to review the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (wireless edition) motherboard when I wrote my AM2 overclocking article. However, I just couldn't help myself because this board is quite simply the most feature-packed motherboard I've ever used."  ... Read more...
  It's a shame, really. After nearly one year on the market, Socket-939 Athlon64 motherboards are finally getting to a point where we've always wished they would be. Feature packed, refined, tweakable, and quiet. Why is this a shame? Well, as AMD is transitioning to their new Socket-AM2 interface, interest in Socket-939 platforms will undoubtedly dwindle away. However, there is a huge install base of Socket-939 users on the market already, and new Socket-939 processor sales will likely continue throughout 2006. So, while Socket-AM2 may be getting all the press lately, it's still Socket-939 that's the workhorse, powering the vast majority of AMD desktop and gaming systems... Read more...
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