Intel acquires structured ASIC specialist eASIC
Next step on from FPGAs.
As probably the last Nvidia performance board we'll ever see: this AM3, DDR3 nForce 750 chipset G55 from MSI is one of the few SLI capable motherboards for AMD out there. How does it stack up against other budget AMD chipsets? We found out.
Asus takes Nvidia's nForce 780a to the next level with its second generation CrossHair motherboard. Does Hybrid Graphics cut the mustard? Does Asus make another Republic of Gamer masterpiece? We went off to find out.
Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset market in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies.
EVGA has gone For The Win with a board that's been upgraded from the nForce 750i SLI reference design. We put it through its paces to see if there really is the Cheesecake at the end of the tunnel.
We look at XFX's Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard to find out if it offers that much more than Intel's X48 or even its own nForce 780i SLI. Do higher prices automatically get you more performance? The answers are inside.
During our trip to China and Taiwan earlier this month, we paid a visit to MSI's headquarters in Taipei to see what the company is up to. Today, we've got pictures and thoughts on two of the company's newest motherboards - the P45 Platinum and K9N2 Diamond.
Nvidia has launched its ultra powerful, ultra expensive "enthusiast" DDR3 chipset - nForce 790i Ultra SLI is here! We dive into the technology behind it in this first look to see what all the fuss is about.
Nvidia has launched its GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card today - we have a look at XFX's model to see whether Nvidia can make a dual-GPU card that everyone wants to own. Read on to find out whether it delivers...
The original Striker was arguably the most popular motherboard in the Asus RoG series and now it gets a brother - the Striker II. It's based on the new Nvidia nForce 780i SLI chipset and has many tweaked features - we check it out to see what's changed.
After spending most of Friday afternoon talking with several Nvidia representatives about its Hybrid SLI technology, we're back again today to add some more insight into it. We've got more information on display support, the mGPU and some future considerations.
On the morning of CES, Nvidia announced its Hybrid SLI technology. Rather than rushing out a quick article, we decided to spend time doing some real analysis of what was discussed. Read on to find out how this exciting technology is shaping up.
CES 2008: EVGA showed us its latest slice of cheesecake at its CES suite - the EVGA nForce 780i SLI FTW motherboard.
We've already taken a first look at the nForce 780i SLI reference design, but how does it perform? Does PCI-Express 2.0 add much and is it an improvement over the nForce 680i SLI? We test single card and SLI to find out.
We know some of you have been waiting quite a while for an update to the massively popular nForce 680i SLI chipset - and now it's here: the Nvidia nForce 780i SLI. We pull 780i apart to let you know what that extra hundred gets you.
Nvidia is announcing availability of a driver that enables 3-way SLI on its nForce 680i SLI motherboards today. This isn't something for everyone and Nvidia doesn't hide away from this fact, but are the gremlins of Quad-SLI about to be washed down the drain? Let's take a look...
According to an interview with Rahul Sood on CustomPC, the new HP Blackbird 002 runs both CrossFire and SLI on an Nvidia 680i SLI chipset.
The latest P30 BIOS for Nvidia's nForce 680i SLI chipset claims to offer a whole host of performance and overclocking improvements, so does it give a new lease of life to an ageing chipset?
We take Intel's Core 2 Quad Q6600 for a spin on two motherboards to find out if it could be the next Athlon XP 2500+. Read on to find out how we got on...
XFX is another Nvidia graphics board partner that has joined the motherboard market with an enthusiast-orientated nForce 680i SLI motherboard. We check it out to see if it's worth buying instead of the Inno3D and EVGA boards already on the market.
Gaming on a budget? Cheap motherboards worth the bother? Well the new nForce 650i Ultra chipset seems to fit the inexpensive bill quite nicely, and not everyone needs SLI! We test EVGA's board to see if it's really worth spending a few monies instead of a lot.
COMPUTEX 2007: Nvidia's GeForce 7050 / nForce 630i chipset has been talked about ever since the AMD 690G launch. Boards finally look like they're starting to appear...
Have you seen the issues with some of the latest hardware releases? Brett Thomas takes a look at the industry's recent "batteries not included" stance, and wonders...do we all have ADD or something?
Foxconn, the massive component manufacturer has just launched its own motherboard based on the nForce 680i SLi chipset. Unlike most 680i boards, this comes complete with two chipset fans, but does that mean it's not a motherboard enthusiasts should consider? Read on to find out.
The P6N SLI Platinum is MSI's premium nForce 650i SLI motherboard and it has all the makings of a top class board at a fraction of the price. We find out if it lives up to its potential.
EVGA partners with Nvidia again to release a retro green "Built by Nvidia" motherboard based on the new nForce 680i LT SLI chipset. Think of 680i LT as the semi-skimmed version of the full fat nForce 680i SLI chipset: all of the taste with no need to exercise.
CEBIT 2007: XFX was showing off an unreleased nForce 680i SLI LT motherboard on its stand today. We can't give you many details on the chipset, but you can look at pretty pictures.
CEBIT 2007: We finally get to see MSI's P6N Diamond for real, two months after we broke news that it supported X-Fi.
We have a look at Inno3D's nForce 680i SLI board based on the reference NVIDIA 680i SLI design. We've had our fair share of problems with reference 680i boards, but we've found one that works. Let's find out if it has the potential to satisfy the enthusiast's needs.
Consumers still using an nForce3 motherboard, in conjunction with a dual-core processor and an ATI-based AGP graphics card, may feel left out in the cold if they choose to install Windows Vista.
Abit releases the Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI gaming motherboard based on the NVIDIA nForce 650i chipset.
The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus is a cut down Striker Extreme that uses an nForce 650i SLI northbridge and an AMD Edition of the nForce 590 SLI southbridge. Do these changes make it worth considering at half the price of the Striker?
The first Asus Republic of Gamers board is known as Crosshair and it's based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset for socket AM2 Athlon 64's. Does it aim to strike in the right areas, or will it be fragged into oblivion? Read on for the low down...
MSI's P6N Diamond is the company's upcoming premium nForce 680i SLI implementation. It packs more than a few surprises under its hood, the biggest one being an on-board X-Fi chip.
Some of Abit's top engineers have been tweaking the company's latest IN9 32X-MAX motherboard, which is based on NVIDIA's nForce 680i SLI chipset. They managed to get the board up to a pretty lofty 557MHz FSB...
There have been some well-documented and widely experienced problems with NVIDIA's nForce 680i SLI reference motherboard. The company claims that the latest BIOS revision fixes the problems that many end users have had. Hopefully it fixes ours, too...
Our guest today is Mr. Wendel, who brings us the latest iteration of Abit's Fatal1ty series motherboards. Does the Fatal1ty AN9 32X teach you kids how to pwn? We find out...
We've been working with Asus over the last couple of weeks, testing its upcoming addition to the Republic Of Gamers product line. Meet the Striker Extreme; it's based on NVIDIA's all-new nForce 680i SLI chipset and it comes with a kitchen sink. Join us as we have a look at what to expect from Asus' next gem...
NVIDIA's legion of partners and retailers are out of the door with the next-generation GPU and mainboard components. We have the low-down on where to buy, what to buy and how much to pay.