Despite the age of AMD's Vishera CPU architecture, we recently saw the release of two new lower powered 95W quad-module processors. The lower of the two, the FX-8320E, was earmarked for AMDs 970 platform due to the price point and target market of single GPU users. With the processor which AMD recently sampled, AMD also provided the MSI 970 Gaming motherboard which is the focus of today's review.

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

ASRock 939Dual-SATA2: First Retail ULi PCIe/AGP

Asus' Value Division is first to market with the ULi M1695/M1567 with full support for both PCIe x16 and AGP 8X. How does the ULi retail board compare...

56 by Wesley Fink on 9/7/2005

Editors Day 2005: A “NEW” ECS Looks to the Future

Mix ATI, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel at ECS Editors Day and you have opportunities galore to look at future directions in the Computer industry.

22 by Wesley Fink on 9/2/2005

Jetway 939GT4-SLI: Gem with a New SLI Twist

Jetway introduces a unique nForce4 SLI board with 3 x16 slots, and the performance will surprise you. We take a look at how the 939GT4-SLI works and compare...

46 by Wesley Fink on 8/24/2005

ULi M1695 PCIe/AGP for Athlon 64 – Part 2 with SLI

ULi sent us Revision 2 of the M1695/M1567 for a closer look. Now they add Dual 8X SLI to the PCIe/AGP/PCI mix.

46 by Wesley Fink on 8/5/2005

Sapphire PURE Innovation - ATI's Chipset for the AMD Enthusiast

ATI will soon be unleashing their Grouper, Jaguar, Crossfire AMD and Crossfire Intel chipsets. We take a first look at a production Sapphire board and the new family...

52 by Wesley Fink on 7/29/2005

FIRST LOOK: ULi M1695 PCIe/AGP Socket 939 for Athlon 64

We get our First Look at the new ULi M1695/M1567 for AMD Socket 939. PCIe/AGP/PCI are all supported with the promise of Dual 8X PCIe.

72 by Wesley Fink on 7/13/2005

nForce4 Ultra Roundup: Charting the Mainstream

With NVIDIA dominating the Athlon 64 landscape, it's time to take a closer look at seven nForce4 Ultra motherboards. Do they provide the bang that users are looking...

75 by Wesley Fink on 7/5/2005

AMD Motherboards: Processor Support

A closer look at OFFICIAL AMD and non-Official dual-core/Rev. E support for Socket 939.

57 by Wesley Fink on 6/28/2005

Asus P5WD2 Premium: DDR2-1066 and the Promise of 955x SLI

Asus introduces an Intel 955x with memory options to DDR2-1066 and the promise of SLI performance.

34 by Wesley Fink on 5/11/2005

nForce4 SLI Roundup: Painful and Rewarding

Is it as much fun as a root canal? Are the results worth your efforts? We compare all the top SLI boards in both single video and...

107 by Wesley Fink on 2/28/2005

DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers

UPDATE: nVidia Actions. DFI delivers SLI and Ultra based on the same basic board with tweaking options that will put a smile on the face of any enthusiast.

114 by Wesley Fink on 2/5/2005

FIRST LOOK: SiS 755FX for Socket 939 Athlon 64

We get our First Look at a Socket 939 SiS 755FX motherboard. How does performance compare with other chipsets for AMD Athlon 64?

29 by Wesley Fink on 12/16/2004

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