Johan’s awesome overview of the Haswell-EP ecosystem showed that the server processor line from Intel is firmly in the track for DDR4 memory along with the associated benefits of lower power consumption, higher absolute frequencies and higher capacity modules. At that point, we all assumed that all Haswell-EP Xeons using the LGA2011-3 socket were DDR4 only, requiring each new CPU to be used with the newer generation modules. However thanks to ASRock’s server team, ASRock Rack, it would seem that there will be some Xeons for sale from Intel with both DDR3 and DDR4 support. Caught by Patrick at ServeTheHome, ASRock Rack had released their motherboard line without much of a fuss. There is nothing strange about that in itself; however the following four models...

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus: NVIDIA's 650i goes Dual x16

We provide our first impressions of ASUS's 650i based hybrid board that offers an alternative to the new 680i LT SLI.

37 by Gary Key on 4/2/2007

MSI P6N SLI Platinum: NVIDIA's 650i Part Two

We provide our first impressions of MSI's impressive P6N SLI Platinum that raises the bar on stock performance with decent overclocking to boot.

20 by Gary Key on 3/13/2007

Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6: Quad to the Extreme

We provide our first impressions of Gigabyte's new nForce 680i board that provides not only the bling-bling factor but performance to back it up.

14 by Gary Key on 2/24/2007

abit AB9 QuadGT: Test Lab Update

We follow up on abit's AB9 QuadGT to see what difference a beta BIOS can make in resolving issues and improving performance.

8 by Gary Key on 2/21/2007

Intel P965: Roundup Recap and Awards

We review our test results from 12 different yet not so different P965 motherboards and find a few products that stood out from the rest.

26 by Gary Key on 1/26/2007

Intel P965: abit AB9 QuadGT

Our first impressions of the abit AB9 QuadGT reveal some surprising performance results, new design ideas, and some lingering concerns about abit engineering.

41 by Gary Key on 1/22/2007

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3: Lab Testing Update

We take a quick look at the overclocking capabilities in the new F9 BIOS.

14 by Gary Key on 1/4/2007

Intel P965: Foxconn P9657AA- 8KS2H

We take a quick look at one of the best budget priced P965 motherboards that offers surprisingly solid performance in a quality oriented package.

9 by Gary Key on 12/28/2006

ASUS P5N-E SLI: NVIDIA's 650i enters with a Bang

We provide our first impressions of ASUS' new P5N-E SLI that uses the NVIDIA 650i SLI chipset and once again come up with more questions than answers.

27 by Gary Key on 12/22/2006

DFI LANParty UT ICFX3200-T2R: ATI's, err, AMD's RD600 finally arrives

We provide a quick performance preview of DFI's latest LANParty motherboard and wonder what will become of the RD600.

42 by Gary Key on 12/16/2006

Intel P965: MSI P965 Platinum and ECS PX1 Extreme

We take a look at two midrange performance boards from MSI and ECS that trade enthusiast level overclocking performance for features.

13 by Gary Key on 12/6/2006

Intel P965: The Double Mint Twins Gone Wild

We take a look at two budget boards from Biostar and Gigabyte that offer surprising performance when compared to their more expensive fraternal twins.

23 by Gary Key on 11/9/2006

Intel P965: Mid-Range Performance Sector Roundup

first in a series of three P965 performance guides features the mid-range performance motherboards from Abit, Asus, Biostar, and Gigabyte.

62 by Gary Key on 10/20/2006

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3: BIOS Mania

We take a quick look at the overclocking improvements in the soon to be released F7 BIOS.

29 by Gary Key on 10/11/2006

Motherboards that work with Kentsfield

Will Intel's upcoming quad core processor work with your existing motherboard? If you are planning for Kentsfield we have a list of boards that will support the new CPU.

18 by Wesley Fink on 9/29/2006

EPoX EP-5P945 PRO: Budget 945P Performance

We take a quick look at EPoX's 945P based motherboard and discover very good budget performance from a standard design.

23 by Gary Key on 9/11/2006

Abit AW9D-MAX: When "Beta" MAX is a good thing

Our preview of the AW9D-MAX shows great performance potential in an unusual package.

56 by Gary Key on 9/8/2006

ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI: Core 2 Duo goes mATX

Our first look at ASRock's 945G based motherboard reveals that very good budget performance can come in a small package.

33 by Gary Key on 9/1/2006

ASUS P5B: New BIOS Adds Unlocking & Improved Overclocking

A new official BIOS for the P5B unlocks Core 2 Duo chips and promises much improved overclocking.

84 by Wesley Fink on 8/24/2006

ASUS P5NSLI: Core 2 Duo and SLI on a Budget

Our early look at the affordable ASUS P5NSLI motherboard based on the NVIDIA nForce 570SLI for Intel chipset.

27 by Gary Key on 8/22/2006

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