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...

DFI LANParty UT nF3-250Gb: Overclocker's Dream

The performance community has been eagerly awaiting DFI's latest design for Athlon 64. Is the shipping board all that was expected?

54 by Wesley Fink on 9/8/2004

FIRST LOOK: Soltek 865Pro-775

Soltek introduces a very interesting motherboard that combines LGA 775 with the Intel 865 chipset, AGP 8X, and DDR memory? How does this hybrid board compare to the...

21 by Wesley Fink on 8/16/2004

Intel 925X Roundup: Creative Engineering 101

The 925X sits at the top of the new Socket 775 line. So, how do these five top boards compare in performance? We take a closer look at...

30 by Wesley Fink on 8/12/2004

nForce3-250: Which Boards Have On-Chip LAN?

There is huge confusion about which motherboards have nVidia's on-chip Gigabit LAN. We have been working with nVidia to provide a list of boards that have nVidia on-chip...

24 by Wesley Fink on 8/6/2004

Socket 939 Roundup: Battle at the Top

UPDATE: The new Asus A8V Deluxe Revision 2 is tested and six top 939 motherboards are compared in the Socket 939 Athlon 64 roundup.

83 by Wesley Fink on 7/30/2004

The Birth of an Abit NF7 - A Factory Tour

We take you behind the scenes of Abit's Suzhou manufacturing facilities outside of Shanghai. Pictures, primers and new products are inside.

19 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/11/2004

Fall 2004 Motherboard Preview: A Sea of New

New processors are coming from all directions and all of these new sockets need a home. We give you the low down on new motherboards featuring Intel 915/925X...

17 by Wesley Fink on 6/4/2004

AGP on Intel 9xx chipsets? We explain how.

At Computex we saw at least two Intel 9xx based motherboards that featured an AGP slot, contrary to Intel's claims of no AGP support in their 9xx chipset line...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2004

Socket 754 Roundup: Comparing Generation 2

The updated boards based on the new nVidia nForce3-250 and Via K8T800 Pro are now appearing in the retail channel. We compare boards based on the latest VIA...

30 by Wesley Fink on 5/28/2004

FIRST LOOK: Foxconn 755-A01 for Athlon 64

When we found out that Foxconn was also shipping an Athlon 64 motherboard based on the SiS 755 chipset, we wanted to take a closer look. How does...

9 by Wesley Fink on 5/10/2004

MSI K8N Neo Platinum: First nForce3-250Gb

MSI is first to market with a motherboard based on the nForce3-250 chipset. Does the shipping nF3-250 measure up to the great expectations of our chipset review?

26 by Wesley Fink on 4/26/2004

AOpen AK89 Max: From Ugly Duckling to Swan

AOpen's second motherboard for the Athlon 64 delivers an nForce3-150 chipset with a long list of features. After recent BIOS updates, it also proved to be one of...

23 by Wesley Fink on 4/21/2004

AOpen AK86-L UPDATE: Uncommonly Good

AOpen delivers a well-priced Athlon 64 board with uncommonly good tweaking adjustments, a great selection of features, and the options to deliver blistering performance. Is the AOpen AK86-L...

22 by Wesley Fink on 3/30/2004

Soltek SL-PT880Pro-FGR: VIA Dual-Channel for the Pentium 4

Soltek launches a top-of-the-line board based on the new VIA PT880 chipset. How does VIA Dual-Channel performance compare with Intel and SiS chipsets? Is the new Soltek...

5 by Wesley Fink on 2/23/2004

ECS 755-A2: Performance and Value for the Athlon 64

ECS is the first to deliver an Athlon 64 motherboard based on our Editor's Choice SiS 755 chipset. How does the latest Revision A2 compare to the best...

14 by Wesley Fink on 1/30/2004

Socket 940 Roundup: Motherboards for the Athlon64 FX

The Socket 940 Athlon64 FX is the fastest processor that you can buy. With both nVidia nForce3 150 PRO and VIA K8T800 motherboards available, which is the best...

10 by Wesley Fink on 12/18/2003

Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe & Gigabyte 8S655TX Ultra: SiS 655TX Challenges Intel's Best

Since the introduction of the 800FSB Pentium 4 processors, the Intel 875/865 chipsets have dominated the motherboard market with their outstanding performance. The SiS 655FX didn't cut it...

24 by Wesley Fink on 12/9/2003

ABIT KV8-MAX3: Athlon64 and µGuru

Abit’s latest in their top-of-the-line MAX series is an Athlon64 motherboard based on the VIA chipset with the new uGuru overclocking and control chip. The KV8-MAX3 is loaded...

2 by Wesley Fink on 11/6/2003

Gigabyte K8NNXP-940: Built on Athlon64 FX51 Strengths

Gigabyte delivers an Athlon64 Enthusiast board with support for the Socket 940 Athlon64 FX51. With built-in Multiplier Unlocking, Dual-Channel Registered Memory, and 6-phase power, we take an in-depth...

35 by Wesley Fink on 10/9/2003

Inside Elitegroup Computer Systems: From Taipei to Shen Zhen

Recently, while at Computex, we had an opportunity to take a look at the inside of a working Elitegroup factory. SMT production, PCB layering, and system assembly are...

30 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/4/2003

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