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ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 Motherboard
     Fri, Mar 02 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z68 Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard from ASRock is an upgraded product from the same series, featuring a Digital PWM, XFast USB Technology, XFast LAN, V16+2 CPU Power Phases, no less than 6 USB 3.0 ports (4 rear and 2 for the front panel) and 6 SATA3, C.C.O., THX TruStudio, and the unique Fatal1ty Mouse Port, which allows us to set the desired mouse polling rate, up to 1000Hz. Of course, thanks to the Z68 chipset we also have Lucid Virtu capabilities and multi VGA output options: one D-Sub port, two HDMI ports and one DVI-D port by the bundled HDMI to DVI adapter.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

First Quad Core Mini-ITX Boards - VIA EPIA-M900
     Fri, Mar 02 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the world’s first quad core Mini-ITX boards featuring the latest VIA QuadCore E-Series processor. The VIA EPIA-M900 and VIA EPIA-M910 are the first two Mini-ITX boards to feature the 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on the lowest quad core power budget for next generation embedded products.

The VIA QuadCore E-Series processor features a highly optimized, energy efficient multi-core architecture, which is natively 64-bit compatible and comes with a host of additional performance features including Adaptive Overclocking. To meet the low power demands of the embedded market, the VIA QuadCore E-Series processor offers industry-leading energy efficiency, with the VIA QuadCore E-Series 1.2+ GHz processor delivering a thermal design power (TDP) of only 27.5W. The distributed power of the VIA QuadCore E-Series processor makes it ideal for handling the most demanding HD video formats for immersive multi-display applications and environments.

“The VIA QuadCore E-Series processor delivers world class performance in the industry’s leading power efficient package,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The high performance of the VIA QuadCore E-Series processor makes it the perfect platform for the creation of next generation digital signage displays and embedded projects.”

Measuring 17cm x 17cm the VIA EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX board features the choice of a 1.2GHz VIA QuadCore E-Series processor or a 1.6GHz dual core VIA Nano X2 E-Series processor. Paired with the VIA VX900 MSP, supporting up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory and featuring the VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor, the VIA EPIA-M900 enables the creation of a wealth of innovative next generation digital signage, POS, Kiosk, ATM, home automation, healthcare and media client system design applications.

Rear panel I/O includes a Gigabit LAN port, HDMI port, VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, one COM port and three audio jacks. An onboard PCIe x16 slot (with effective speed up to PCIe x8) and one PCI slot is accompanied with pin headers providing one dual channel 24-bit LVDS support (including backlight control), an additional three COM ports, a further four USB 2.0 ports and one USB device port, LPC support, 2 Digital I/O, SPDIF out and an SMBus header.

  FULL STORY @ VIAEMBEDDED

Preview: Intel DX79SI @ ocaholic
     Fri, Mar 02 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next to numerous motherboard manufacturers Intel has their own motherbards. In this regard the DX79SI is their flagship model which should await the customer with interesting features as well as good overall performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Sapphire Pure Black X79N @ Hardwareoverclock.com
     Thu, Mar 01 2012 | 11:58A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Sapphire Pure Black X79N motherboard. Maybe this board is the right one for your socket 2011 cpu. The most important themes in the review are the new Bios features and the overclocking properties."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK.COM

Unboxing the Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Mar 01 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are unboxing our first Intel X79 motherboard! While the X79-UD3 is Gigabyte?s low-end X79 motherboard it is still featured packed. This board supports Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors, quad-channel memory, digital power control for the CPU and memory, 8 phase overclockable VRM design and of course Gigabyte?s Ultra Durable? 3 technology. So what does the X79-UD3 have in store for us? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Mini-ITX Mainboards for Socket FM1 Processors
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hybrid AMD processors from A8, A6, A4 or E2 families suit perfectly for Mini-ITX computer systems. Let’s see what platforms are currently available from the leading mainboard makers in this field. Today we are going to check out ASRock A75M-ITX, ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe, Gigabyte A75N-USB3 and Zotac A75-ITX WiFi.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

ASUS X79 Sabretooth Motherboard Review
     Wed, Feb 29 2012 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Sabretooth lineup always has been part of a little controversy. Some had no idea why the TUF series ever had to be made. Claiming high Durability and Reliability. So the other ASUS boards were inferior then in build quality ? Wouldn't they survive the torture test that the Sabretooth series do ? I've had the Sandybridge P67 version for internal testing and must say that it was a joy to work with. Even when benching with LN2, the board remained hassle free. It was no surprise that with the launch of Sandy Bridge-E another Sabretooth would appear on the market. Today we are gonna have a look at the latest addition to the TUF series : The Sabretooth X79.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
Preview: Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 @ ocaholic
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. Gigabyte wants to win gamers hearts with their G1.Assassin 2, which has been armed with features especially for gamers as well as cooling blocks which look like guns."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

REVIEW: ECS A990FXM-A Black Series @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Feb 28 2012 | 8:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have EliteGroup`s new 990 chipset motherboard called the A990FXM-A Black Edition. EliteGroup has quietly emerged as a full line motherboard company in both AMD and Intel platforms. They may be the quiet guy on the block and may not be the best known, so let`s get ready to rumble and see what the ECS A990FXM-A Black Extreme has under the hood."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

How Far Have AMD & Intel Integrated Graphics Come Since 2006? @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 4:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, we found that AMD integrated graphics were superior to Intel from 2007-2011. Both companies are improving their graphics solutions and we saw a nice 6x to 7x performance improvement on average. If you are looking to buy an integrated graphics solution today you have the Intel Sandy Bridge processors with Intel HD 3000 graphics and AMD`s Llano APU with the Radeon HD 6550D. Our testing shows that the AMD Llano GPU is essentially twice as fast..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Professional Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 12:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has released eight motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, heavily betting that this platform will become more mainstream after Intel releases cheaper LGA2011 processors during this year. This time we will take a look at the X79 Fatal1ty Professional, with four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a special USB port with high polling rate for gaming mice."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Charts: 14 Socket 2011 Boards - Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 @ ocaholic
     Mon, Feb 27 2012 | 12:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested 14 Socket 2011 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added power consumption values as well as a performance rating which allows quick comparision of which board performs best and which is the most energy efficient."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Intel DX79SI @ ocaholic
     Sun, Feb 26 2012 | 11:54A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next to numerous motherboard manufacturers Intel has their own motherbards. In this regard the DX79SI is their flagship model which should offer interesting and practical features as well as good overall performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

A Futurelooks News Flash - ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Sandy Bridge-E LGA2011 ATX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a post to your own news section would totally be appreciated. If we`re sending our news to the wrong place, we apologize. Just send us a message with the correct address to the address below. Don`t forget that,Over the last three years, ASUS motherboards have offered standard physical features across the entire range of boards on top of consistency in stock performance. This has created a very favorable performance experience all around thanks to things like polished features and a robust BIOS. Today we`re going to take a close look at the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard to determine if that high end consistency continues in to Intel`s X79 chipset. The changes in the Sandy Bridge-E processor alone have added a few variables, but factor in some ASUS engineering and this motherboard could be a champion. *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

BIOSTAR at CeBIT 2012
     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:10P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR, the world famous manufacturer of Mainboard, Graphic cards, Industrial computer systems and peripherals, announced a new premium-level Intel series motherboard and AMD full range motherboards within the CeBIT 2012.

BIOSTAR offers visitors the TPOWER X79 mainboard designed for the latest high-performance Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPUs for the Socket LGA2011. The boards integrates the most advance Intel X79 Express chipset, featuring three PCI Express x16 slots supporting SLI and CrossFireX configurations and are aimed at systems with extreme performance and a great overclocking potential.

Fans of AMD will have a chance to look at the flagship BIOSTAR TA990FXE paired up with AMD 990FX chipset and SB950 south bridge which guarantees support Socket AM3+, including 6-core and 8-core AMD FX CPUs. The board comes with three PCI-E x16 2.0 slots and delivers support for the most complex configurations with several graphics cards in SLI or CrossFireX.

The up-coming Intel Z series boards, TPOWER X79 boards for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs and TA990FXE for the 6/8-core AMD AM3+ CPUs will be introduced at BIOSTAR booth (Hall 17, No. E65) at the CeBIT 2012 which will take place in Hannover, Germany, March 6th to 10th. Visitors will also be able to look at the graphic cards from NVIDIA and ATI.

  FULL STORY @ BIOSTAR

BIOSTAR TPower X79 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 11:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As I just mentioned the BIOSTAR TPower X79 is the lowest cost motherboard that we have looked at for the Intel X79 chipset. We were comparing the BIOSTAR TPower X79 to boards like the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 and the ASRock X79 Extreme9 that we looked at last week. Each of these boards is at least 150% the cost of the BIOSTAR TPower X79 motherboard. Sure, the performance of the BIOSTAR TPower X79 was a little lower compared to these more expensive boards, but not enough that you would a difference in the day to day operation of your system..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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