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COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage – GIGABYTE Unveils New AMD 990FX
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has been quiet for a little bit as INTEL rolled out their Z68 Series Boards. But now it’s time for AMD to make a little noise of their own. GIGABYTE’s Colin Brix takes us through their new AMD 990FX motherboards which supports all of Bulldozer’s 8-Cores on the new AM3+ socket. We talk specifically about their GA-990FXA-UD7 and the new GA-A75-UD4H Llano platform based on the L2 socket and A75 processor.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 Motherboard
     Tue, Jun 14 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If the lack of support for integrated graphics doesn't bother you, Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 is a good and promising choice. It stands out among typical mid-end solutions by having richer functionality (two USB 3.0 and two additional SATA 6Gbps controllers), comes with a lot of software utilities, and you don't have to pay for extra hardware features you might not need. Also, the Touch BIOS adds nice variety to all those implementations of UEFI."
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARD

Zotac H55ITX-C-E Motherboard
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A lot of us "Modders" like to use small compact hardware configurations when it comes time to build that next great mod. For the longest time, there was only a few options that would even be considered for such a build. In the last few years though, this has changed drastically. Not only can you go small, but you can go small with some powerful hardware.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Asus P8P67 EVO @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Jun 13 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Being a car guy when I first saw the P8P67 EVO from Asus I couldn’t help connect the EVO name with a Mitsubishi Evo. I can’t imagine that Asus would somehow manage to get the boxy styling and sharp lines of the Lancer Evo, but maybe it has the raw power that the Evo is known for. Either way, I know that by the end of this review I will be drifting sideways in DIRT 2 ether way. Before that I will go over ASUS’s standard P67 product lineup and the P8P67 EVO’s feature set. While we are in there we will also test its performance and take a close look at the include software.
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARDS

TechwareLabs Review: Sapphire Pure Fusion Mini E350
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 8:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire is the first to utilize AMD`s E350 (Zacate) APU - a combination of CPU and GPU computing technologies onto a single die, and AMD`s answer to Intel`s Sandy Bridge graphics integration. The form factor is a power-saving mini-ATX, dubbed Pure Fusion Mini E350. Does it stack up against Intel`s offerings?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 10:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hitting the near top of the Z68 lineup is the ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard. The P8Z68 Deluxe board is setup for the high performance user that requires more connectivity. Hardware features of the Deluxe motherboard include an LGA1155 socket for the newest Sandy Bridge processors. The Z68 Express Chipset supports up to 32GB of DDR3 with a max speed of 2200MHz with overclocked settings. There is support for both AMD and NVIDIAs Quad-GPU technology. The Virtu software allows virtual use of the Intel Accelerated HD Graphics loaded into the Sandy Bridge processors. However, because of no display connectivity on the back panel of the P8Z68 Deluxe, only d-MODE can be utilized."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 LGA1155 ATX Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:45A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out a board that lets INTEL`s P67 Platform go down with a fight, kicking and screaming ... *ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 LGA1155 ATX Motherboard Review** * The Republic of Gamers series is the top of the line when it comes to ASUS? illustrious motherboards and video cards. But, it was the launch of the ROG motherboards back in 2006 that started the road to hard core gaming with a side of overclocking. Since then, ROG has evolved from good looking to fantastically designed motherboards and video cards with performance in mind. Still, many people aren?t sure what it is they?re getting when it?s an official ROG product. Hopefully we figure that out with our look at the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 Motherboard. * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

 
ASUS Sabertooth X79 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:45A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first saw the Sabertooth name pop up with the introduction of the P67 chipset. The next time we`d see the name show up wasn`t in the form of the Z68, though, it was instead in the AMD based 990FX chipset and it didn`t quite have that same look about it as the shroud that covered the board wasn`t present. While passed over on the Z68 chipset, the Sabertooth has appeared straight away come launch of the X79 chipset and brings with it the TUF Components that give ASUS the confidence to strap a massive 5 year warranty onto the board."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?After my recent review of the impressive ASUS Sabertooth P67 board, I was wondering what ASUS could have in store for us next. Intel released their Z68 chipset not too long ago and ASUS is certainly on schedule with their Z68 lineup. There is a lot to choose from with 10 different Z68 offerings from the company. Today we are going to take a look at the ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe, second in line only to the Maximus IV Extreme-Z as ASUS` top Z68 motherboard.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

USB 3.0 Speed Tests: 7-Way Host Controllers Roundup
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 7:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Believe us when we say that this is one of the most epic reviews we`ve ever put together. Not because it was the hardest roundup we`ve ever done, but it`s by far the most time consuming one and it doesn`t even have anything to do with the benchmarks we ran. We thought it`d be a good idea to do a comparative review of the various USB 3.0 host controllers out there, as by now we`ve finally reached a stage where there`s some competition in the market with at least three major players and a couple of smaller ones. VR-Zone is also proud to have a world exclusive first review of the upcoming Renesas D720201 host controller which is launching later this year as part of this roundup."
  FULL STORY @ VR-ZONE.COM

Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 jetzt ausführlich getestet
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ende März hatte ich bereits Unboxing Pictures des "GA-H67N-USB3-B3" Mini-ITX Mainboards veröffentlicht. Auch davor hatte ich bereits zahlreich über das Board berichtet (hier/hier/hier). Nun habe ich den Review Artikel zum ausführlichen Test hier im Portal veröffentlicht: "Wie schon beim vorherigen Mainboard Review mag die hier von uns verwendete Mainboard/Prozessor-Kombination mit dem Core i5-2300 aufgrund der 95W Wärmeverlustleistung nicht besonders sparsam und somit sinnvoll erscheinen. Ich wurde im laufe der Tests jedoch wiederum eines Besseren belehrt, denn auch mit dem Gigabyte "GA-H67N-USB3-B3" wurde nur bedingt mehr verbraucht als mit dem "DH67CF" bei gleicher Testkonfiguration. Da es ja immerhin auch kleinere, verbrauchsärmere und auch günstigere Prozessoren der 2.Generation Core i gibt, kann man das Board für Systeme im Home Bereich durchaus empfehlen, sei es als Home Cinema PC (HTPC) oder auch als Desktop System. Ersteres sicherlich auch aufgrund der exzellenten Multimediakonnektivität, mit ihren zwei HDMI Anschlüssen sowie 7.1ch Sound mit zusätzlichem S/PDIF Ausgang." (...)
  FULL STORY @ EPIACENTER

A890GXM-A previously reviewed
     Sat, Jun 11 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A890GXM-A2 takes the strengths of the A890GXM-A previously reviewed, and adds what is missing: USB 3.0. Sounds well enough, but as you'll see in our latest Socket AM3 motherboard review, we were taken for quite a ride with this offering!
  FULL STORY @ ARTICLES

Budget Graphics Card Comparison: 13 Sub-$150 Boards Tested
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For all the glory that comes with owning a dual-GPU video card, the reality is most hardware buffs don't have the coin to fund their desires. Instead, the typical system builder settles for a graphics solution in the $100 to $250 territory, which generally provides enough performance to play any modern game with reasonable settings. Fortunately for cash-strapped gamers, intense competition between AMD and Nvidia ensures that the sub-$150 market is well stocked. Along with wallet-friendly HD 6000 and GTX 500 products, many older mainstream cards have been demoted to the budget bracket. We'll compare the most relevant ones in this review, with a total of thirteen graphics card models tested.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H Socket FM1 mATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 11:10A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out a board to support that AMD FM1 APU ... *GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H Socket FM1 mATX Motherboard Review* The best analogy of how a computer system works is the human body. It provides inspiration to the design of all machines and today?s modern PCs are no different. If the power supply unit is the heart of your computer, then the nervous system of a computer is the motherboard. Earlier on, we took an in depth look at AMD?s APUs (A8-3850/A6-3650) and the new Llano platform. Today, we are going to give you a closer look at the options for the ?nervous system? we spoke of: The GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H. But is it the right nervous system for your AMD Fusion based PC? Let?s find out! * * *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Jetway NF81-T56N-LF mITX Motherboard
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For quite some time, Intel has been unopposed in the low budget computing department. From the first underclocked Intel Celeron powered Eee PC, to the latest generation of Intel Atom based computers, this whole sector of the market has been dominated by Intel. The major competitors have tried to get a share of the market before with VIA's Nano and AMD's Athlon Neo, but both have failed in this perilous quest. Most of the problems with these two processors were their availability, interest from consumers and manufacturers, and, for the latter part, power draw and heat. With these processors, the incumbent was basically unmoved and still left with the majority of this market sector. Despite these setbacks, AMD had tried yet again to break into this market. Today, we have one of the first few Brazos based motherboards from Jetway. Jetway is known mostly for their commercial and industrial products, but since the Mini-ITX fad, more and more users are taking a serious look at Jetway. Well today, we managed to get our hands on the Jetway NF81-T56N-LF -- which has an AMD Fusion processor with built-in graphics. It is similar to that of the Intel Atom D525, but they provide an integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 instead. The processor itself is the AMD eOntario T56N, which is said to perform similar or better in comparison with the Intel Atom D525, and it isn't even the top of the line in the Brazos line of CPUs. So without further adieu, let's take a look at how well the AMD Brazos based Jetway NF81-T56N-LF performs against the well established duo of Intel Atom and NVIDIA's ION 2.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Sandy Bridge motherboard
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most of the focus of the last month or so on the Z68 launch, P67 chipset may have taken a back seat but the motherboards based around it are still highly appealing. The ASUS Sabertooth in particular is a unique P67 board which sports a great price along with high end features.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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