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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.
The DailyTech have acquired some details from Chilehardware on Intel's upcoming G33-express IGP chipset, based on their Bearlake platform. The development of the chipset is evidently near an end as they're currently sampling it and expect it to launch sometime next quarter with the P35 express.
Motherboards based on Intel's G33 Express will support upcoming Yorkfield and Wolfdale 45nm processors. Processors with front-side buses up to 1333 MHz are supported with G33 Express based motherboards. As with the Intel P35 Express, the G33 Express supports either DDR3-1066 or DDR2-800 memory.
The integrated graphics core inside the G33 Express will be similar to the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 found in the current G965. Intel Clear Video Technology will remain on the G33 Express graphics core as with the G965.
With Intel Clear Video Technology, the G33 Express is able to perform MPEG2 decoding, de-interlacing and video scaling in hardware. Motherboard manufactures are also able to integrate HDMI or DVI outputs with the available SDVO connection.
With CeBIT edging closer, we're starting to see some press content from various mobs ready to pull out their big guns for the show. One such company being Albatron, amongst other treats they let us know in an official announcement that they will have the world's most powerful Mini-ITX motherboard on display at the event. This is an AMD based board measuring just 17cm x 17cm which boasts stacks of goodies as outlined in the PR here.
This year's Mainboard and VGA products will include the latest wave of technology sweeping through the market including mainboards supporting Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Extreme CPUs. Also displayed will be a full line of AMD based AM2 mainboards, an MXM graphics module and the latest DirectX 10 VGA cards. Several product demonstrations will be on hand giving customers an up-close look at Albatron's reliable quality and top performance.
Hot off the block from abit is their new F-I90HD motherboard, one of the first boards to be released which is based on the ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 chipset for Core2Duo.
One of the main highlights of this chipset include an integrated X700 equivilent graphics core, not to mention a snazzy gold plated HDMI connector resident as well. Though it also carries a PCI-e x16 slot if the IGP just isnt doing it for ya.
February 11, 2007 - Universal abit is revealing the next generation entertainment center for fast paced high definition lifestyles. Based on the ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 chipset, and developed in cooperation with 12x computer gaming world champion Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the Fatal1ty Performance F-I90HD motherboard is catering to everyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of the Digital Home without holding back on performance.
abit is the pioneer of HDMI integration on motherboards, unleashing the true power of HDTV and High Definition gaming on your PC. The small Micro ATX form factor is ideal for use in sleek cases that are easy to handle, whether in your living room or at the next LAN party, while the integrated graphics engine from ATI® handles 3D acceleration in Windows Vista with ease, and offers a great gaming experience straight out of the box.
A couple new budget oriented microATX 945 chipset motherboards have made their way into ECS's lineup, these being the 945GCT-M and 945GZT-M. The difference between the two lies in the residing PCIe x16 slot on the 945GZT-M as opposed to the lack of on the even cheaper 945GCT-M model.
Milton Keynes, England, 14th February, 2007 - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, is pleased to introduce the 945GC and 945GZ Intel® Core2 Duo microATX motherboard series. The LGA775 945GCT-M and 945GZT-M deliver Intel® Core2 Duo processing power, responsive integrated graphics with the Intel GMA 950 graphics core and a PCI Express x16 slot for scalable high-end graphics card support. These stable, cool running platforms deliver maximum performance with minimum power consumption and noise.
GIGABYTE have stepped up the pace with their new P965 Series Revision 3.3 motherboards, the first P965 based motherboards to natively support a 1333MHz FSB thanks to GIGA's PCB tinkering skills.
For more info on these, grab the announcement here.
Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 07, 2007 - GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched the newly designed Rev 3.3 Intel P965-based motherboards, equipped with several industry leading features including native 1333MHz FSB support, optimized FSB routing, more flexible memory settings and enhanced high-def audio support, making these the most richly featured 965 motherboards available on the market.
GIGABYTE again is leading the industry in high quality design with the world's first series of P965 motherboards able to take full advantage of the blistering performance inherent in the next generation Intel Core 2 Duo processors featuring 1333MHz FSB. As 1333MHz FSB is natively supported, no overclocking is need to unlock the performance benefits of these powerful processors. Taking 1333MHz FSB support one step further, GIGABYTE Rev 3.3 P965 Series motherboards were designed with optimized FSB routing, bringing improved signal quality to and from the Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, for even greater levels of performance and stability.
The folks over at PCSTATS have managed to snap some shots of Biostar's upcoming AMD690G motherboard formerly known as ATI RS690G.
It's a board designed with Windows Vista in mind and has great onboard features that should kill anything from nVidia and of course Intel. You'll notice it has not only DVI and VGA ports but also an onboard HDMI port which is HDCP compatible.
The AMD 690 chipset series will include variants incorporating integrated graphics processors (IGP) based on the former ATI's Radeon graphics technology, and is designed to be paired with the ATI-developed SB600 south bridge, said the sources. At least two IGP versions are planned which promise to offer higher visual performance than current IGP solutions, noted the sources. Additionally, the higher-end variant, the AMD 690G, will offer extra support for features including DVI, HDMI, and HDCP, added the motherboard makers.
We are currently testing an ECS motherboard based on the same chipset and our review should be out sometime next week!
ASUS have extended their motherboard lineup with four new "Vista Edition" offerings based around NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI, 570 SLI and Intel P965 chipsets.
The boards sport a bunch of new features designed to work soley in line with Microsoft's new Vista operating system, and they are covered in detail both at the Dailytech here, and of course within ASUS's official PR here folks.
Fremont, CA, January 23rd, 2007 - ASUS, the world's motherboard leader, is now offering 4 motherboard models that are designed especially for the new operating system. Packed with unique ASUS features like ScreenDUO, AI Remote, AP Trigger, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller), ASUS is proud to be the first motherboard manufacturer in the industry to attain the Microsoft Windows Vista Premium logo, as well as the one who enriches the Windows Vista experience the most.
Following a recent announcement from GIGABYTE to support the release of a new complete lineup of 945-965 series motherboards using higher quality "All-Solid" capacitors, they've just forwarded on a complete powerpoint document which goes into more detail about the boards on offer, with particular attention to the benefits from using these higher quality capacitors.
If interested, grab the 2.64MB powerpoint document here.