All the recent talk of Haswell-E and high-end refreshes has obscured the more casual computing market. The Bay Trail platform uses Intel’s Atom based Silvermont cores and competes directly against AMD’s Kabini for integrated computing, digital signage and cheap computing models. Today we compare two mini-ITX Celeron J1900 based motherboards: the GIGABYTE J1900N-D3V at $85 and the ASUS J1900I-C at $92, as well as the SoC itself.

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

915 Motherboard Roundup: Socket 775 for the Rest of Us

As 865/875 become more difficult to find, the 915 is becoming the only mainstream solution for an Intel CPU. We compare 915 Socket 775 motherboards to find the...

26 by Wesley Fink on 12/7/2004

FIRST LOOK: Asus P5AD2-E - 1066FSB & DDR2-711

Asus updates their flagship P5AD2 to the 925XE chipset and 1066 FSB. Does the 1066 update deserve the title of top Socket 775 motherboard that was won by...

34 by Wesley Fink on 11/29/2004

FIRST LOOK: Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI

Gigabyte delivers an exciting SLI board based on the excellent nForce4 K8NXP-9. How does the Gigabyte SLI compare?

58 by Wesley Fink on 11/24/2004

FIRST LOOK - nForce4: Gigabyte K8NXP-9

Gigabyte is first to market with an nForce4 board. Is performance all that we expected? We look at a production nF4 board featuring PCI Express for...

49 by Wesley Fink on 11/12/2004

FIRST LOOK: Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE

Abit launches a 1066 FSB 925XE board designed for gaming. Is it "Built to Kill" as Abit claims?

46 by Wesley Fink on 11/9/2004

Industry Update - Q4-2004: AMD adds SSE3 Support, Intel's 925/915 not selling and more

Our most recent trip to Taiwan yielded some interesting information from AMD and Intel to ATI and NVIDIA.

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/3/2004

Soltek K8TPro-939: Moving A64 to 939

Soltek is the latest to introduce a Socket 939 board, but this one is value-priced with full features. How does the K8TPro-939 stack up with other Athlon 64...

21 by Wesley Fink on 10/28/2004

Epox 9NDA3+: A New Socket 939

The Epox 9NDA3+ arrives just in time for all the new 939 processors. How does the Epox compare to the best Socket 939 boards that we have tested?

36 by Wesley Fink on 10/25/2004

Socket 754 Roundup, Part 3: Asus, Soltek & DFI

New Socket 754 boards from Asus, Soltek and DFI have appeared for the Athlon 64. We compare these boards based on the latest nVidia nF3-250 chipset to other...

39 by Wesley Fink on 9/14/2004

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

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now