In our Haswell-E coverage we did some basic 24/7 type overclocking suitable for the system under the desk, and there will be users with custom loops willing to go a bit further. Overclocking beyond this requires a level of skill and exotic coolants not intended for the average user, akin to what drag cars are to normal runabouts. We have previously reported on overclocking events where the world’s best battle it out to see who can get the best results – to see who can do that quarter mile the fastest. With the launch of the new Haswell-E platform, each of the companies invested in overclocking performance products got their best in-house teams for day one results. Both ASUS and G.Skill are two of...

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

AM2 Motherboards-Part 4: ATI Crossfire Xpress 3200

AM2 Motherboards based on the ATI RD580 chipset finally arrive in the retail channel.

28 by Wesley Fink on 8/21/2006

ASRock Core 2 Duo: AGP/PCI Express Graphics Performance, Part Tres

We determine if there is a performance penalty when using AGP graphics cards on the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo.

43 by Gary Key on 8/15/2006

Intel Core 2 Duo: Memory Performance Part Deux

We provide additional memory benchmarks with comparative chipsets and see how well the VIA PT880 Pro based ASRock 775Dual-VSTA performs against the competition.

34 by Gary Key on 8/14/2006

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA: Does DDR2 matter?

DDR is compared to DDR2 on ASRock's value Core 2 Duo motherboard to determine if your DDR memory is worth keeping.

55 by Gary Key on 8/8/2006

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