Items tagged with Mobo

We have shown you a myriad of P55-based motherboards over the last few months and featured a trio of high-end offerings in our coverage of the official Lynnfield launch from a couple of weeks back. The latest P55-based motherboard to hit the HotHardware labs, the EVGA P55 Classified 200, differentiates itself from every other P55-based mobo we've seen with a host of unique features.A few of the features that make the EVGA P55 Classified 200 so interesting are its 10-phase digital VRM, gold-infused CPU socket, its expansion slot configuration, and the board's myriad of overclocking / tweaking related options.As you can see, the EVGA P55 Classified 200 is built around a dark colored PCB with black... Read more...
You know what the world needs? Another Mini-ITX mainboard. And you know what the world is getting courtesy of EVOC? Another Mini-ITX mainboard. With the eco-friendly crowd growing larger and more vocal by the day, it makes sense for EVOC to cater to that audience with a new mainboard designed specifically for small, living room PCs that can play back Internet content and maybe even tune into an OTA station or four.The EC7-1812CLDNA, which is impossibly named, was recently launched over in China as a low-cost embedded motherboard complying with Mini-ITX SBC standard. It's based on Intel's Atom N230 CPU and 945GC + ICH7 chipset, and it supports VGA+LVDS display, 1 x 10/100/1000M network port, 6... Read more...
Wait, a second--blue USB ports? What could that possibly mean? If our Chinese translation skills are any good, it means USB 3.0, which definitely means happiness. We've known that USB 2.0 was growing a bit long in the tooth, and we've seen a few demonstrations overseas showcasing the abilities of early USB 3.0 connections, but this marks the first time that we've seen the next-gen connector demonstrated on a real, live motherboard.It seems that the lucky mainboard is an Asus P6X58 Premium, and while a pair of USB 2.0 sockets are also included, it's the pair of USB 3.0 ports that has us salivating. USB SuperSpeed, as it's formally known, should add a much-wanted boost to transfer rates, and it... Read more...
Poor langauge translation tools notwithstanding, MSI has a crazy one on deck today. The same company that decided it wise to implant an Instant-On OS module onto a motherboard (Winki) has now determined that what the world needs most is yet another way to overclock your machine. And comically enough, we think we agree.Let's face it -- educated overclocking is exhilarating, and oftentimes the performance increases push your enjoyment factor from "so-so" to "ooh yeah!" The device, which is aptly named the OC Genie, it a sort of Houdini for overclocking, if you will. We're not so sure we'd call it the "most advanced overclocking technology in the world," but it certainly is a fresh take on an old... Read more...
Here's a company we haven't heard from in what feels like ages: Albatron. Said outfit has just announced its newest mainboard, the K3780E. As with most motherboards, this one also possesses a not-exactly-memorable name, and while the full press release reads more like broken English than anything else, here's what we've made out. The board supports AMD processors and features an AMD 780E North Bridge, built-in ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, hardware decoding, an AMD SB710 south bridge, four SATA II inputs and a single ATA 100 channel. The company assures us that it'll slip inside any Mini-ITX case, making it a good fit for media PCs and the like. There's also a few PCI-E 2.0 slots, an HDMI port,... Read more...
These days, power savings are just important as frame rates, gigahertz and megabytes. With the whole world going "green," what better way to join the bandwagon than to slap an Energy Star 5.0-compliant motherboard into your main rig? This week, Asus has announced an industry first by bringing that very label to its mainboards. The Energy Star 5.0 standard is the latest and greatest, and it's set to take effect on July 1st of this year. Asus' motherboards exceed Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) standards for the reduction of harmful materials in its products and in the environment, and moreover, these boards feature an Energy Processing... Read more...
Calling this motherboard one fit for a "supercomputer" is probably stretching things, but we've no doubt that Asus' latest mainboard is built for serious abuse. The P6T7 WS SuperComputer Workstation Motherboard (catch all that?) is billed as the "most revolutionary and powerful Parallel Computing solution available to date." The board is equipped with seven (yes, seven!) PCI-Express Gen2 x16 slots and is certified for NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing. Specifically, it'll handle up to three Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card, which amounts to a grand total of 960 parallel processing cores that provide 4 teraflops of processing power.Asus claims that this board is the perfect foundation for creating... Read more...
This week there seems to be a subtle (or not so subtle) leaking of Intel Core i7 "ecosystem" supporting products from Intel's various manufacturing partners.  In keeping with the buzz that will soon culminate into the launch of Intel's next gen platform, EVGA sends word and a few choice snaps of their HOT new X58 SLI FTW motherboard. EVGA is proud to show a sneak peak of a new motherboard based on the Intel(R) X58 Express Chipset, supporting the upcoming Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor. The EVGA X58 SLI FTW motherboard will feature 6 DIMMs of triple-channel DDR3 memory, and a board layout optimized for the enthusiast including 2-way and 3-way SLI support. EVGA VDroop control minimizes VDroop... Read more...
EVGA 790i SLI FTW DIGITAL PWMThe Mainboard for the Champions – Engineered For The WinHolding 4 new world records - https://www.futuremark.com/community/halloffame/ Brea, California and Munich, Germany - October 01, 2008 - EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor and motherboard manufacturer, announces the latest EVGA-designed addition to its line of high-performance 3-Way-SLI-ready motherboards, the EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW DIGITAL PWM. Engineered For The Win, early samples of this motherboard already set 4 new performance world records at NVIDIA’s NVISION in late August 2008 in San Jose, California. Featuring an EVGA enthusiast BIOS for extended range voltage settings, 100% solid... Read more...
GIGABYTE Unleashes Industry’s Most Secure, Green and High Performing Intel G45 Express Chipset Motherboard Hitting Over 1100+ 3DMark 06 score for Media-Center Solution Taipei, Taiwan, – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today launched the new GIGABYTE EG45 Series motherboard - GA-EG45M-DS2H. Featuring the most secure, green and high performing integrated graphics solution on the market and powered by the latest Intel® G45 Express chipset with Intel GMA X4500HD graphics core, the GIGABYTE EG45 Series delivers extensive high-definition video and audio capabilities to enable the latest high-definition digital multimedia systems.The GIGABYTE GA-EG45M-DS2H... Read more...
We have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and value of XFX's nForce 630i GeForce 7150 based motherboard, the cryptically named MG-630I-7159.  Thanks to its integrated graphics processor, the MG-630I-7159 sports VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs, and it's got some other handy on-board features as well, like an LED POST code error reporter and micro power and reset switches.  Click the link below and check it out...XFX MG-630I-7159 nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 Motherboard... Read more...
VIA Introduces Dual-LAN, Dual-LVDS Mini-ITX Mainboard Combining a range of leading-edge features and connectivity, the versatile new VIA EPIA LT-Series mainboard is the complete solution for high-end POS, digital signage and networked systems Taipei, Taiwan, 26 June 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX mainboard based on the VIA CX700 system media processor. Powered by the highly efficient 1.5GHz or fanless 1.0GHz VIA C7 processor, the VIA EPIA LT has a maximum operating power consumption of less than 20... Read more...
Shuttle, purveyor of excellent miniscule systems in a box, seems to be planning to re-enter the motherboard market soon: "During a recent interview with Digitimes to be published during Computex 2007 (June 5-9), a Shuttle representative revealed that the company is planning to start shipping stand-alone motherboards for its XPC line of small form factor (SFF) PCs." This could end up being a very good move for Shuttle, especially given the strong trend towards smaller form factor PCs in recent years.Though the article doesn't cover the subject, it is worth speculating where Shuttle might go with their motherboards concept.  There is already a healthy market for high end desktop motherboards,... Read more...
Our friends at the Tech Report have a 5-board NFORCE 590 SLI motherboard round-up posted today. They cover performance, features, overclocking and even nTune support... "THE NFORCE 590 SLI is easily the most feature-rich core-logic chipset available for Athlon 64 processors. Nvidia takes feature integration further than any other chipset maker, and that's enabled the company to ensure a measure of consistency between motherboards based on its chipsets. Unfortunately, although core logic consolidation has done wonders for promoting a consistent end user experience, it's also made it increasingly difficult for motherboard manufacturers to... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that the impending release of Windows Vista has some motherboard and video card manufacturers worried that their excess inventory of low-end products that don't support Vista will be completely devalued. "With Windows Vista up and coming, makers of motherboards and VGA cards are now worried they will incur losses from their inventory of low-end products that do support Microsoft's new operating system (OS), according to industry sources. The makers are now raising the proportion of shipments to emerging markets and government purchases, worrying that if they are unable to clear their inventories of such low-end non-Vista-supporting motherboards and graphics cards, prices... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Just in case you're the type that like to immediately scroll down the page and jump right to the news, we're wanted to let you all know that we've just posted an NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI AMD Edition motherboard round-up, where we pit Gigabyte's GA-M59SLI-S5, ASUS' M2N32 WS Pro, and MSI's K9N Diamond motherboards against each other. Click the link below to find out which one we thought was best... Read the entire article right here. Please Digg this article to share with others and support HH... Read more...
Recent HH Forum n00b sladesurfer shows us how it is done.  Slade's super clean cabling job would make even ol' BW envious.  Tip number 1 - route those wires and tubes anywhere but over the motherboard... Boy's got some water coolin' going on in there too.  Very niiiice slade-man, very nice.... Read more...
Our friends at the Tech Report have a review on-line today detailing Abit's P965-based AB9 Pro and their 975X Express-based AW9D-MAX Core 2 compatible motherboards. As usual, the crew at TR does a bang-up job covering all of the finer points of each product. "Abit has beenon the comeback trail since its acquisition by USI, and we've been impressed by the company's recent AN8 32X and AT8 32X motherboards for Athlon 64 processors. Intel's Core 2 Duo has become the processor of choice for PC enthusiasts, though, and we've yet to see what a reinvigorated Abit can do with an LGA775 socket. Interestingly, Abit's most famous boards have been for... Read more...
[H]Enthusiast has just posted a review of an nForce 570 SLI based motherboard from EPoX, aptly named the MF570SLI.  It was a flawless performance, but the crew at [H] gave the board relatively high marks overall.  EPoX has consistently made some nice motherboards, they just don't have the presence of some of the larger Tier 1 manufacturers. "Overall the EPoX MF570SLI showed to be a very stable and dependable motherboard. You do need to be aware of some of the caveats listed above and we highly suggest using the beta v91.33 video card drivers if you are using a NVIDIA based video card with this motherboard. While the 570 SLI chipset... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that both AMD and Intel are making moves which are frustrating motherboard vendors. With regards to Intel, vendors are less than thrilled to see the company aggressively pulling in the launch dates for Woodcrest, Conroe, and Merom. With products launching months ahead of schedule, motherboard vendors now need to creatively figure out a way to get rid of existing product as attention will certainly drift towards the new platform once it is launched. In terms of AMD, the AM2 platform is not offering the same performance promises of Intel's new architecture. Regardless, AMD will likely launch the AM2 platform ahead of its original dates in an effort to lessen the blow... Read more...
Just in time for the weekend, Fudo has posted an interesting bit of news regarding the next motherboard ATI will be cooking up for Intel. Apparently, we won't be seeing any earth-shattering changes in this next iteration aside from the switch from DDR to DDR2 memory. However, Fudo does leave us with a hint regarding the next motherboard to follow and suggests we might even see HDMI (and likely a much more powerful IGP). The next motherboard based on ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset is scheduled for Q1 2006 and will be known as Grand County 2. Intel will use the rather less impressive D101GGC2 name for it. The board will be very similar to its predecessor,... Read more...
The folks at Anandtech are taking a look at a new flagship-level workstation motherboard from ASUS. Based upon Intel's new 975x chipset and boasting features such as Crossfire AND SLI support (with the appropriate driver), this could very well become the workstation board of choice for those looking for an Intel-based workstation motherboard.We have to give Asus credit for bringing an Intel based workstation board to market at this time, considering the performance advantages that AMD holds in this area currently. The Intel 975X chipset is on a level playing field in performance with the NVIDIA nForce4 Intel Edition SLI in most areas based upon our current testing. The NVIDIA platform is still... Read more...
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