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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.
An announcement from GIGABYTE today details the release of a full range of 945 series motherboards with high-quality "All-Solid" Capacitors, thus ensuring excellent stability with better electronic conductivity.
For further information on the new high-quality lineup from GIGABYTE, grab their official PR here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan, January 2, 2007 - GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the launch of a full range of 945 series All-Solid Capacitor motherboards completing a total product line up of All-Solid Capacitor motherboards based on 945 through 965 chipsets. GIGABYTE 965 series All-Solid Capacitor motherboards have received much acclaim over the past two quarters for there high quality and reliability, therefore GIGABYTE has introduced solid capacitors to the 945 series of motherboards that targets the mainstream market. The brand new 945 series All-Solid Capacitor motherboards qualify GIGABYTE as the first motherboard maker to provide a full range of ultra durable motherboards from high-end to mainstream products.
Seeking a nice quality mainboard at an attractive price point for your beefy quad core LGA775 CPU? abit's new AB9 QuadGT is definitely worth looking into. It's actually based around a modified P965 chipset (to allow for quad-core goodness) and also comes with abit's µGuru technology for hardware monitoring and control on the fly.
To get all the details on it, have a read of the press material here peeps.
January 2, 2007 - abit today announced their latest Intel® P965 chipset based motherboard for Core2 Quad/Duo processors, the abit AB9 QuadGT. This motherboard has been specifically engineered for and around LGA775 quad-core CPUs with up to 1066 MHz FSB. It is equipped with abit's powerful µGuru technology for extensive hardware monitoring and control. The extreme tuning and overclocking capabilities of this exclusively abit engineered microchip stands unsurpassed in the industry. With the New Year, abit also ushers in an entirely new generation of extreme computing.
Gathered enough xmas bucks to upgrade your sys? If it happens to be an AM2 based upgrade you're in the market for, perhaps you'd like to check out this fresh roundup over at The Tech Report today where they pit a bunch of nForce 590 SLI motherboards from Abit, ASUS, DFI, ECS, and MSI to give you a clearer picture of which one suits your needs best.
THE NFORCE 590 SLI is easily the most feature-rich core-logic chipset available for Athlon 64 processors. Nvidia takes feature integration further than any other chipset maker, and that's enabled the company to ensure a measure of consistency between motherboards based on its chipsets. Unfortunately, although core logic consolidation has done wonders for promoting a consistent end user experience, it's also made it increasingly difficult for motherboard manufacturers to differentiate their products.
With an eye toward maintaining a measure of unique identity in a sea of boards whose performance and features are largely defined by the chipsets they use, mobo makers are scrambling to break new ground. For some, new ground comes in the form of workstation-specific amenities like PCI-X slots. For others, it's digital voltage circuitry around the processor. Some have even challenged the chipset itself, replacing integrated audio with something a little more exotic.