The motherboard market is now laying down some heavy USB 3.1 marks in the sand. We saw motherboards at CES, then immediately followed that with some testing on the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK due to its integrated ASMedia controller. ASRock then announced USB 3.1 cards and integrated motherboards, followed by ASUS providing us with a USB 3.1 card and dual mSATA USB 3.1 enclosure for testing. The X99 mini-ITX motherboard with USB 3.1 was a bit of a surprise, but MSI’s release announcement today is just as off-the-wall. Following on from the popular SLI Krait line of motherboards in a black and white livery, the 970A SLI Krait Edition will have two USB 3.1 Type-A ports along with support up to AMD FX-8000...

NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra: Biostar's Performance Surprise

Our first look at Biostar's new Intel value performance board based on the nForce4 SPP Ultra chipset.

31 by Gary Key on 2/16/2006

Intel D975XBX: Intel brings their Bad-Axe to Market

Our first look at Intel's new enthusiast board based on their 975X chipset.

34 by Gary Key on 1/26/2006

Asus P5WD2-E Premium: Intel 975X for the Enthusiast

Our first look at Asus's new enthusiast board based on the Intel 975X chipset.

20 by Gary Key on 1/16/2006

nForce4 SLI Motherboards: Premium Performance at a Bargain Price

NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI chipset is put to the test in three varying offerings from Asus, Albatron, and Foxconn.

37 by Gary Key on 1/3/2006

ULi M1697 single-ASIC chipset update

ULi informs of coming availability of motherboards that use its M1697 value-performance chipset which supports high-end features of recent AMD-based chipsets.

16 by Brandon Hill on 12/8/2005

Asus P5WDG2-WS: Intel 975X goes to Work

Our first look at Asus's 975X based workstation board based on Intel's new chipset.

31 by Gary Key on 12/6/2005

Asus A8N-VM CSM: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Finally Arrives

A First Look at NVIDIA's high-end 6150 integrated graphics chipset.

56 by Wesley Fink on 12/1/2005

DFI NF4 SLI-DR Expert – Can the best get better?

DFI has refined the AMD Athlon 64 Overclocker's Board. We take a closer look at the new Expert from an overclocker's perspective.

40 by Randi Sica on 11/25/2005

Asus A8R-MVP: Mainstream Rocket

UPDATED: 2T/1T Performance Update. Asus has just started shipping a mainstream-priced ATI Crossfire AMD that will definitely grab your attention!

74 by Wesley Fink on 11/23/2005

Compatibility issue with Tyan boards & Antec PSU's

A few stability issues have cropped up when using certain Antec power supplies with some Tyan motherboards.

39 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/15/2005

Intel 945P Motherboards: Going from Hopeless to Enthusiastic

Intel's 945P chipset is put to the test in three distinctly different yet similar offerings from Asus, Epox, and Foxconn.

26 by Gary Key on 11/15/2005

Gigabyte GA-G1 975X: Will a Turbo help the Pentium 4?

Our first look at Gigabyte's new series of G1-Turbo motherboards featuring Intel's 975x chipset.

30 by Gary Key on 11/11/2005

Motherboard, Memory and Graphics Briefing WW45

In what will eventually be a series of articles, we spent some time with a few manufacturers this week discussing new products. We were briefed by the following...

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/8/2005

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe: NVIDIA Dual x16 for the Athlon 64

UPDATE: SLI-AA Benchmarks Added. Asus announces a serious Dual x16 AMD board for the AMD Enthusiast. Does this 8-phase passive-cooled design have what it takes to attract the performance set?

95 by Wesley Fink on 11/6/2005

Asus P5N32-SLI: Dual x16 - What Dreams Are Made On . . .

Asus introduces an NVIDIA nForce4 dual x16 PCI-Express SLI board for the Intel enthusiast.

70 by Gary Key on 10/27/2005

DFI LANParty UT RDX200: ATI’s Crossfire AMD for the Bleeding Edge

DFI launches the first ATI Crossfire Retail board. With features like support for 4DS DIMMs at 1T and vDIMM to 4+V, it’s targeted at the AMD Enthusiast. ...

48 by Wesley Fink on 10/18/2005

Intel Motherboards: Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Gigabyte is planning to introduce one of the most unique motherboards ever developed based upon the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI chipset family.

43 by Gary Key on 10/12/2005

Abit NI8 SLI: nVidia SLI for the Intel Gamer

ABIT takes aim at Intel gamers with a new Fatal1ty SLI. Will this new Gaming board continue Abit's reputation as a top make of Enthusiast boards? ...

19 by Randi Sica & Wesley Fink on 10/7/2005

Intel Motherboards: Can a Diamond beat a Royal Flush?

MSI and Gigabyte bring full-featured motherboards to market based upon the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition and Intel 955x chipsets.

19 by Gary Key on 9/23/2005

FIRST LOOK: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Performance

Biostar is first with a GeForce 6100 board. How do the new NVIDIA Integrated Graphics compare?

43 by Wesley Fink on 9/22/2005

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