Motherboards

Two things jumped out at me when I received this press release. Firstly the name, which comes out as a mouthful – it isn’t something you could casually mention in conversation, even if you worked closely with the motherboard. The second is the amount of DRAM slots, which is ultimately what the EP2C612D24 and EP2C612D24-4L are catering for. The Haswell-EP/Xeon E5 v3 DDR4 memory controllers are designed for up to three DIMMs per channel, similarly to Ivy Bridge-EP (E5 v2) and Sandy Bridge-EP (E5), although in all cases it is usually reserved for more niche systems. With 16GB UDIMMs, this allows for a maximum of 384GB, although moving up to RDIMM, LRDIMMs or 64GB NVDIMMs pushes the max to 1.5TB in a dual socket motherboard...

ASUS ROG Rampage Formula: Why we were wrong about the Intel X48

We take a first look at ASUS' new wonder board and provide the reasons why tRD is the most important setting you have not heard about.

74 by Kris Boughton on 1/25/2008

Gigabyte goes "Green" with DES software

It might not save the glaciers from melting, but Gigabyte's new DES software might just make Al Gore smile - or at least smirk.

17 by Rajinder Gill on 1/23/2008

The Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 - Redefining the High End?

This is a preview of the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 providing detailed benchmarking and overclocking results at a variety of settings. However, the board may need a few more weeks before...

38 by Rajinder Gill on 1/2/2008

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Add a new X48 chipset, mix in some BIOS tweaks, stir with DDR3, chill with Cascade, and out comes a few overclocking records.

22 by Rajinder Gill on 12/24/2007

ASUS Maximus Extreme - the Extreme Benchmarker's Choice?

The latest ROG board from ASUS looks to fulfill the wish list of every enthusiast. We might be keeping this one in the labs for a very long time.

28 by Rajinder Gill on 12/10/2007

MSI P35 Neo2-FR: Platinum performance for under $100

MSI rebadged their enthusiast level board, removed a couple of features, dropped the price, and... presto! They have a board that deserves your attention.

36 by Gary Key on 12/5/2007

ASUS Maximus Formula SE: X38 and DDR2 Unite!

We take ASUS' latest ROG motherboard offering for a test drive and finally find an X38 DDR2 board that can run with the P35 cheetahs.

24 by Rajinder Gill on 11/9/2007

abit IP35-Pro: Houston, We Have a Winner

We look at the features and benchmark results of the abit IP35-Pro and find a very balanced board for the enthusiast.

29 by Gary Key on 11/1/2007

Motherboard Compatibility for Wolfdale and Yorkfield Processors

Penryn is officially launched and will enter the market in the next couple weeks. Is your motherboard prepared, or is it time for an upgrade?

19 by Gary Key on 10/29/2007

DFI UT P35-T2R: Tweakers Rejoice!

We've got DFI's latest motherboard offering, and it has a load of overclocking features that enthusiasts will love. Tune in for our first overclocking extravaganza.

30 by Rajinder Gill on 10/18/2007

Foxconn MARS: Lab Update

We take a quick second look at the P35 based MARS board with the production release BIOS.

3 by Gary Key on 10/3/2007

µATX Part 2: Intel G33 Performance Review

We compare three different yet capable G33 equipped boards. Somewhere in the wilderness, a voice is heard crying, "DVI!? We don't need no DVI!"

26 by Gary Key on 9/27/2007

Foxconn MARS: God of War Performance?

We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.

17 by Gary Key on 9/21/2007

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe: X38 and DDR3 arrives... almost

We take an early look at the features of the X38-based ASUS P5E3 Deluxe and provide a couple of quick benchmarks.

59 by Gary Key on 9/18/2007

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6: An early look at X38

We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.

26 by Gary Key on 9/4/2007

µATX Part 1: ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Performance Review

We compare AMD's orphaned RS600 chipset against Intel's G33 chipset and wonder if ATI should have stayed in the Intel platform chipset business.

22 by Gary Key on 8/28/2007

µATX Overview: Prelude to a Roundup

Our µATX extravaganza is finally here, and it has grown to epic proportions. Here's a quick look at what we've been dealing with and an overview of the future...

42 by Gary Key on 8/7/2007

Biostar TF560 A2+: Overclocking NVIDIA's new nForce 560

We take a quick glance at Biostar's TF560 A2+ to see how well it overclocks a couple of budget level AM2 processors. We've also got some comparisons with Intel's...

21 by Gary Key on 8/2/2007

ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2: Sneak Peek

We provide a first look at ASRock's update to their VIA PT880 Ultra based Core 2 motherboard, now with SATA 3.0Gbps capability.

16 by Gary Key and Jarred Walton on 6/29/2007

MSI P35 Platinum: Redux

We take an updated look at the MSI P35 Platinum with a new BIOS that promises to bring this board's performance up to par with ASUS and Gigabyte.

10 by Gary Key on 6/26/2007

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