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EPoX 915P Motherboard under the scope

EPoX 915P Motherboard under the scope

For those who have had an interest in performance computing for several years, you'll remember the name EPoX as being one of the several companies who really pushed overclocking in the beginning stages and worked hard on competing with the best in the motherboard business. Today we are taking a look at their 5EPA+ board which is based around Intel's 915P chipset with DDR memory support. Does the overclocking trend still exist today or does EPoX have a little more work to do? Read on and find out as we take a closer look! | Dec 9, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Gigabyte 8GPXNP Duo Revisited - New BIOS, Better Performance

Gigabyte 8GPXNP Duo Revisited - New BIOS, Better Performance

We first looked at Gigabyte's 8GPXNP Duo motherboard (which is based on Intel's 915 chipset for Pentium 4 processors) a little while back in our Intel I925 and I915 Mega Roundup, we found the performance with the original BIOS to be less than stellar but since then we have worked with Gigabyte and they have released a new BIOS for the motherboard designed to deliver better performance and overclocking options. Read on as we take a closer look at the new BIOS! | Nov 24, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ABIT AA8 and AG8 - Intel Socket 775 in Style

ABIT AA8 and AG8 - Intel Socket 775 in Style

It is ABIT's turn in the spotlight today as we provide a look into two of their newest motherboards, the AA8 and AG8. Each are designed specifically to work with Intel's new Socket 775 processors along with DDR (on the AG8) and DDR-2 memory (on the AA8). After taking a look at both motherboards we compare the performance of each to determine which the best choice is. Intel 915 or 925X? Let's find out now! | Nov 16, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI and Pentium 4 - The Right Stuff?

ATI and Pentium 4 - The Right Stuff?

When it comes to chipsets for the Intel based processors, you have pretty much been limited to either VIA or Intel. Seems there is a new kid on the block lately, however, but it isn't a new name. Come join us as we take a look at some motherboards based on chipsets from ATI and we'll see if they have what it takes to be contenders in this highly prized and sought after market! | Oct 31, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

AGP and DDR support with Socket 775 from ABIT and DFI

AGP and DDR support with Socket 775 from ABIT and DFI

You just went out and bought a brand spanking new and expensive AGP graphics card along with some low latency DDR memory which set you back quite a few dollars. Then next thing you hear Intel have launched a new CPU with a brand new socket. You don't cry as you would over split milk. Instead, you check out the options available from ABIT and DFI for AGP and DDR support with Socket 775. Wipe away those tears and read on! | Oct 20, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Socket 939 Motherboards - MSI and nVidia vs. ABIT and VIA

Socket 939 Motherboards - MSI and nVidia vs. ABIT and VIA

Mike has served us up some AMD related content today where he compares two Socket 939 Athlon 64 motherboards. The first is the MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum which is based on nVidia's nForce3 Ultra chipset and the second is the ABIT AV8 3rd Eye which is based on VIA's K8T800 Pro chipset. We tested with an Athlon 64 FX-53 along with a whole bunch of benchmarks over a whooping 24 pages. | Oct 9, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Mega 12-way Intel 925 and 915 Motherboard Roundup

Mega 12-way Intel 925 and 915 Motherboard Roundup

Brace yourself! We have rounded up no less than 12 of the latest Intel 925 and 915 chipset based motherboards to hit the market from Albatron, ABIT, Gigabyte, EPoX, Tyan, MSI, ASUS and Intel. If you are looking at buying a new motherboard to suit your new Pentium 4 LGA775 socket processor, you'd be silly not to stop by and check out our results! | Aug 29, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia nForce 3 250 Socket 754 Motherboard Roundup - August 2004

nVidia nForce 3 250 Socket 754 Motherboard Roundup - August 2004

We have rounded up four of the most popular AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 motherboards from Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS and Shuttle which are based on nVidia's nForce 3 250 and 250GB chipsets and compared their packages, features and performance. Who will the overall winner be? Read on and find out! | Aug 25, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte Goodies - Making computing fun

Gigabyte Goodies - Making computing fun

We've got something a little different for you today. Cameron Johnson has checked in with a look at some of the latest toys and goodies to come from Gigabyte in Taiwan. We take a look at their wireless USB module, new 3D CPU coolers and their new front access device. Let the exploration begin! | Aug 23, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte 8KNXP Ultra 64 - a Workstation Wonder

Gigabyte 8KNXP Ultra 64 - a Workstation Wonder

Today we have taken a look at the Gigabyte 8KNXP Ultra 64 workstation and entry level server motherboard which is packed full of onboard features to make both gamers and system admins grin. Cameron checks out the exact specifics of the motherboard and then compares with our usual suite of benchmarks focusing mostly on gaming performance. | Aug 10, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard - Springdale with some spice

ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard - Springdale with some spice

We are taking a little flash-back today as we look at the year old ECS PF1 Deluxe Photon Motherboard. We've seen attempts in the past from ECS to make it big in leagues besides OEM and watched them fail. How does the this ECS Springdale motherboard fair against some of the biggest names in the enthusiast motherboard business? Read on and find out! | Jul 21, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ABIT VT7 Motherboard - VIA PT880 Done Right

ABIT VT7 Motherboard - VIA PT880 Done Right

We have a review of the ABIT VT7 motherboard today which is based on VIA's PT880 chipset for Pentium 4. We compare against motherboards from MSI and Gigabyte which are also based on the same Dual Channel chipset. The VT7 is ABIT's answer to budget yet overclockable computing with the VIA chipset. | May 23, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Albatron KX600S Pro Motherboard - VIA KT600 Lives On

Albatron KX600S Pro Motherboard - VIA KT600 Lives On

We have the Albatron KX600S Pro motherboard on the test bench today. It is based on VIA's KT600 chipset for the Athlon XP processor. Albatron has provided a value based motherboard with overclocking on par with the likes of ASUS and ABIT. | May 5, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte does SiS - 655TX hits the shelves for Pentium 4

Gigabyte does SiS - 655TX hits the shelves for Pentium 4

We have another Gigabyte motherboard on the test bench today in the form of the 8S655TX Ultra. It is based on the new SiS 655TX chipset for the Pentium 4 including Prescott. We compare against Intel 875P and VIA PT880. | Apr 29, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte GA-8VT880 Ultra - Retail VIA Pentium 4 Dual Channel

Gigabyte GA-8VT880 Ultra - Retail VIA Pentium 4 Dual Channel

We have the Intel Prescott supported Gigabyte GA-8VT880 Ultra motherboard under the spotlight today. It is based on VIA's PT880 Dual Channel chipset for the Intel Pentium 4 line of processors. We compare it against Intel's Canterwood chipset. | Apr 19, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte 8TRS300M Motherboard - ATI's first time Pentium 4 chipset

Gigabyte 8TRS300M Motherboard - ATI's first time Pentium 4 chipset

Gigabyte's 8TRS300M motherboard is on the test bench today. It is based on the ATI Radeon 9100IGP chipset for the Pentium 4 and offers the best integrated video performance we have seen to date. HTPC users should focus in on this one, overclockers should not. | Apr 5, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

MSI Mania - 3 of MSI's latest goodies

MSI Mania - 3 of MSI's latest goodies

Today we are taking a break from looking at the usual motherboard, video card or CPU and we've decided to look at three of MSI's latest PC goodies. Read on as we take a look at their USB Mega Stick, 8x DVD recorder and Wireless 11g equipment. | Feb 26, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Infinity Reached, DFI's smartest motherboard - 875P and 865PE

Infinity Reached, DFI's smartest motherboard - 875P and 865PE

Today we've got two of DFI's Infinity range of motherboards under the spotlight, Canterwood and Springdale. Carrying on from the success of their Lanparty series, DFI has delivered yet another well thought out motherboard product for the enthusiast. | Feb 14, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ASUS K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition Motherboard Review

ASUS K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition Motherboard Review

The latest piece of hardware to go through our labs is the ASUS K8V Deluxe Wireless Edition motherboard based on VIA's popular K8T800 chipset for the AMD Athlon 64. It contains enough features to put a smile on any geeks face - maybe even enough for yours. | Jan 12, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST