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Loyal DFI fans looking to move to Core2 will be glad to hear that DFI have just served up a board based on NVIDIAs nForce 680i LT chipset.
Typical of DFI, they've polished this board up very nicely, providing it with their highest-end 6 phase digital PWM technology, an all-copper cooling solution for the southbridge (whilst sporting a unique heat pipe arrangement for the northbridge) and stacks of other bells and whistles.
NVIDIA never ceases to stride to make a better and faster Chipset. Not long ago, they have released their best chipset to date, the NForce 680i LT. It is regarded as the highest spec. with the best performance in the industry. This chipset is a dedicated design for the enthusiast. It is versatile and has tremendous functionality; SLI support, Teaming, RAID and has a lot more functions for hard-core gamer and enthusiasts alike. These features allow the NF680i LT to set the standard for one of the highest gaming chipsets in the industry now. This high-grade chipset matches well with the best motherboard designer, in order to fully unleash the potential of the NF680i. DFI, the most enthusiast-oriented motherboard designer announces the self-designed and manufactured LANParty UT NF680I LTSLI-T2R and has launched it into the market with a brand new package design.
VIA have announced their tiny VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference mainboard design today, this thing measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm (more than 75% smaller then Mini-ITX).
Taipei, Taiwan, 19 April 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design, the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry designed for a new world of ultra compact embedded PC systems and appliances.
The Pico-ITX form factor is the latest advance in VIA's proven record on platform miniaturization. The Mini-ITX mainboard, at 17cm x 17cm, which recently celebrated its 5th anniversary as an industry standard form factor with wide market adoption, was followed by the Nano-ITX form factor at 12cm x 12cm, exactly 50% of the size of the Mini-ITX. Now, the Pico-ITX, at 10cm x 7.2cm and 50% of the size of the Nano-ITX form factor, truly embodies VIA's "Small is Beautiful" technology design strategy of shrinking the form factor to drive the x86 platform into ever smaller systems and whole new device categories.
DFI have extended their Infinity lineup of motherboards today with a new variant based on the Intel P965/ICH8R chipset.
Get the full rundown on it via their announcement here folks.
As always DFI has always been known to push technology to its outer limits and the Infinity P965 is no exception. This Intel based motherboard provides users with a perfect solution that not only offers tremendously high performance and "over-clockablity" but also boosts an extremely attractive price. DFI has chosen to use the Intel P965 + ICH8R chipsets to allow the board to support the most advance processors (including Core 2 Quad), DDRII-800 and Crossfire functions.
Following the release of NVIDIA's cut-down 680i LT chipset a couple days ago, EVGA have announced details of their motherboard based on this chipset, this to be shipped with an RRP of $199.99. techpowerup posted the PR here, and you can also get more details about the board over at EVGA's website.
Brea, California and Munich, Germany - March 26, 2007 - EVGA Corporation, one of the leading-edge 3D processor and motherboard manufacturers, announces the latest addition to its line of high-performance SLI-ready motherboards, the EVGA nForce 680i LT SLI. En-gineered for the Extreme Gamer, this motherboard features the powerful NVIDIA® 680i LT SLI MCP which is specified to run up to 1333MHz front side bus (FSB) and beyond. Award winning NVIDIA® overclocking tools provide a complete kit of tools giving everyone from the most veteran enthusiast to the novice overclocker the ability to unleash the hardware in their PC. Available March 26th, 2007, the EVGA nForce 680i LT SLI motherboard brings performance and x16 SLI power at a $199.99 retail price.
Another announcement surfaces from ECS in line with CeBIT, letting us know they intend to showcase their full range of AMD-ATI Socket AM2 motherboards at their booth.
This press release goes into detail on the full lineup.
Milton Keynes, England, 14th March - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, will display ATI's re-named chipset motherboards for AMD Socket AM2 Processors at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover, Germany.
ECS brings three excellent products for AMD's latest 940-pin port Socket AM2 based on AMD-ATI chipsets. With Socket AM2 support, these motherboards not only support current 64-bit architecture AMD Athlon 64FX, Ahtlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs, they also provide full support for advanced DDR2 memory and dual-channel technology to deliver high-speed responsiveness between the CPU and memory, as well as Windows Vista Premium.
VIA have just released their new EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard which can be paired up with a 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden for fanless operation, also sporting their new VIA CX700M2 system media processor which is an all-in-one IGP solution with UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D graphics.
Grab the official PR here for full details.
Taipei, Taiwan, 13 March 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of PC platform solutions, today introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, the highest performance, most power efficient and feature-rich Nano-ITX platform ever.
Designed for ultra compact embedded systems with demanding digital media requirements, such as slimline LCD PCs and digital signage, small yet powerful set top boxes and next generation car PCs, the VIA EPIA NX takes the Nano-ITX mainboard to the next level, boasting the latest generation VIA processors based on the 'Esther' core offering the VIA V4 bus, highly effective power management and the world's most advanced hardware security.
ECS' have issued out an announcement leading up to CeBit which talks about a couple of new motherboards to go on display there. These not just any old boards however, they're based on the next-gen Intel Bearlake platform.
The P35T-A model (left thumbnail) is the performance/gaming focused offering, whilst the G33T-M is IGP based and designed more so for the "digital home".
Get the full scoop on 'em within the press material here peeps.
Milton Keynes, England, 13 March, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, will reveal their first Intel Bearlake-based motherboards at CeBIT 2007. The new P35T-A, G33T-M and Q35T-M motherboards feature the next generation chipsets and will be continued by the current P965, G965 and Q965 Broadwater-based motherboards, offering across-the-board performance benefits. All these new motherboard chipsets are validated to perform flawlessly with the latest Intel® Core2 Duo and Intel® Core2 Quad processors. The P35T-A is designed for gaming and performance users, the G33T-M and its integrated graphics core is designed for the digital home and the Q35T-M brings more functionality to enterprise and office users. Come see these new motherboards at Hall 21, Booth C07.
Along with several other mobo makers at the moment, ECS have just issued out a PR to support the release of their new AMD690GM-M2 MicroATX motherboard, this of course based on the newly released 690G chipset with integrated ATI Radeon Express X1250 graphics.
Milton Keynes, England, 28th February 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, is set to deliver the multimedia innovations of the AMD-ATI alliance to mid-range PC systems with the release of the AMD690GM-M2 microATX motherboard. Presenting a highly-scalable Socket AM2 AMD Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core/Athlon 64 processor, massive 16 GB dual-channel DDR2 800 memory support, integrated ATI Radeon® Express X1250 graphics engine, 8-channel HD audio and expansive connectivity, the AMD690GM-M2 is an ideal platform to run the graphics-driven Windows Vista Premium operating system to deliver an ultimate visual and acoustic experience.
MSI are one of the first to have just introduced a couple of motherboards based on AMD's new 690G/SB600 chipset, with the most noteworthy feature of this chipset being the integrated HDMI equipped "ATI X1250" graphics solution. The MSI K9AGM2-FIH is a microATX based board whilst the MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital uses full ATX dimensions.
Grab MSI's announcement in PDF format here to get the full rundown on 'em folks.
Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., MSI, a world-wide leading manufacturer of motherboards, launches MSI K9AGM2-FIH micro-ATX and MSI K9AG Neo2- Digital ATX motherboards based on the AMD 690G chipset. MSI K9AGM2-FIH motherboard is perfect for creating your own affordable multimedia HDMI system. MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital is the first ATX 690G motherboard with HDMI and DVI on board solution.
Another Intel based motherboard has surfaced from ECS this week, dubbed the 965PLT-A. Utilizing Intel's 946GZ chipset, this board features full support for Core2Duo/Quad and sports Intel's DX9 based GMA 3000 IGP as well as high-definition audio etc.
Milton Keynes, UK, 22nd February, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, is releasing the 965PLT-A socket LGA775 ATX motherboard supporting Intel® Core2 Quad and Intel® Core2 Duo processors. Powered by the latest generation 946GZ chipset and ICH7 controller, the 965PLT-A features a 1066 FSB, outstanding integrated graphics with the Intel® GMA 3000 graphics core and two PCI Express x16 slots (x16, x4) with ECS' E.D.G.I (Enhanced Digital Graphics Interface) for flexible digital output. This motherboard comes ready to support Windows® Vista Premium OS and delivers maximum multitasking performance to a range of performance users.