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Installing a Server OS in Intel Media Series Motherboards Guide
     Thu, Jun 16 2011 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having seen Missing Remote’s reviews of the Intel Media Series motherboards it should be clear that they provide a solid foundation for a home theater PC (HTPC) build, but because they also include Intel NICs (network interface controller) there is a strong case to use one for your next server build as well. Unfortunately, Intel does not support server operating systems (OS) like Windows 2008 R2 (W2K8R2), which provides the foundation for Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS), so the installation process is more involved than it should be.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

Sapphire P67 Pure Black Hydra Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jun 16 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Rage3D examines Sapphire's new P67 Pure Black Hydra mainboard, performance testing Intel's Sandy Bridge against AMD's Phenom II and Intel's own Core i7 900 series. Check out this enthusiast level motherboard's features, overclocking and performance analysis to see why AMD's FX-series is going to have to move mountains to get on top of the performance heap."
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

MSI Z68A-GD80
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking the MSI Z68A GD80 is in reality the same as overclocking the MSI P67A GD65. The same tools are used and in the end I came up with a slightly better overclock than I did on the P67A GD65 (by about 80MHz). To get to this level I worked exclusively in the Click BIOS and made adjustments to the CPU core voltage, memory voltage and for the most part, left the balance of the voltages on auto. When I did this though, I found that at the maximum clock speed the CPU would start throttling. By adjusting the "Long Duration power limit" from 95 to 110 I was able to eliminate the throttling. This gave me a good 4.96GHz clock speed that proves stable when the CPU is kept cool enough."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

ECS H67H2-M & H67H2-I
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In terms of performance, the H67 boards are going to offer a performance envelope that is almost identical from board to board when you have the same components installed. That was proved out by how close the performance was between the three boards in this comparison. When performance is the same across a platform then all that is left is the feature set and cost. In terms of price, the ECS Black Series H67H2-M comes in at the upper end of the pricing spectrum at $139. Not the highest price I have seen for an H67 board but at the upper end. For that $139 price point you get a full featured motherboard with many enthusiast level parts."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX 2x4GB DDR3 RAM
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you still remember the days when Intel's Pentium 4 was duking it out with AMD's Athlon 64, almost every enthusiast owned an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, having 1GB of RAM was the gold standard, and 160GB hard drives were considered high end? As vivid as it could be in my mind, I still recall configuring my dream computer at my favorite online retailer -- clicking and adding things to the shopping cart, changing and subtracting components repeatedly -- on items I could only, well, dream of owning at the time. Those were also the days when there were only two brands of RAM you should consider if you wanted the best of the best: Kingston HyperX, and Corsair XMS. It wasn't until after that manufacturers like OCZ, G.SKILL, and Patriot took the enthusiast market by storm, and suddenly performance memory became everyone's object of desire. Fast forward to 2011, after owning dozens of kits from pretty much every major manufacturer you could name, somehow by chance no Kingston RAM has ever made it into any of my computers. But regardless of which, the HyperX brand has always held a special place in my heart as a signature of elite performance and quality. Is the original pioneer (Or at least, one of the first) of high performance enthusiast RAM really still the brand to buy? We plugged a Kingston HyperX Grey Series KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX 2x4GB dual channel kit into our labs, gave it a close look, and ran it through our standard series of tests to compose our review today. Read on to find out what we have found!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

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

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