Wielding Foxconn's Flaming Blade (Intel X58)

Wielding Foxconn's Flaming Blade (Intel X58)

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Fancy yourself a strapping warrior in an RPG? Foxconn's latest X58 motherboard has quite a striking name and an eye-catching box that seem more suited for a graphics card or gaming peripheral product than a staid motherboard. Here's our attempt at wielding the Flaming Blade.

Small Wonder - Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

Small Wonder - Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi

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Need the perfect compact motherboard for your HTPC setup? Then the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi could just be the ideal board for you. Small, but feature-packed and powerful, we take a closer look at this tiny dynamo and see if it has what it takes to seize centre stage in your living room.

Flame Freezing the Intel X58 - DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8

Flame Freezing the Intel X58 - DFI LANParty UT X58-T3eH8

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DFI has brought its Flame Freezer heatsink over to the latest Core i7 platform with its Intel X58 board, the LANParty UT X58-T3eH8. Equipped with its usual overclocking friendly BIOS, DFI promises more hours of tweaking for enthusiasts. We tried our hand at it and here are our thoughts.

Battling for the AM3 Crown - AMD 790FX Motherboard Shootout

Battling for the AM3 Crown - AMD 790FX Motherboard Shootout

Now that AMD's AM3 Phenom II processors are available, it's time we look at the DDR3 motherboard options. We check out how vendors have refreshed the enthusiast class AMD 790FX chipset for these new processors in this shootout.

Two in One - ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi

Two in One - ASRock P43R1600Twins-WiFi

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To differentiate itself from the other P43 boards out there, ASRock has given the P43R1600Twins-WiFi support for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and, as the name suggests, Wi-Fi. Representing great value for money, we take a look to see if it has the performance to match.

First Looks: MSI G45M Digital

First Looks: MSI G45M Digital

For the budget-minded or HTPC enthusiast, we take a closer look at the MSI G45M Digital motherboard, which comes with Intel's latest integrated GPU, the X4500HD.

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA's Ion 'Cannon' Lock and Loaded!

NVIDIA has readied its Ion platform and is aiming it squarely at Intel with a very competitive integrated GPU chipset for the Intel Atom processor. Boasting HD video playback of up to 1080p quality and a really small form factor, could this be the perfect match for the Intel Atom?

First Looks: Gigabyte EX58-UD4P

First Looks: Gigabyte EX58-UD4P

Fancy shifting to Intel's new Nehalem CPU architecture? Well, you'll probably need a new motherboard to go with that processor and Gigabyte may just have a tempting one with its EX58-UD4P.

MSI P7NGM-Digital (NVIDIA GeForce 9300 mGPU)

MSI P7NGM-Digital (NVIDIA GeForce 9300 mGPU)

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NVIDIA's GeForce 9300/9400 mGPU is going places, what with the new Ion platform for Atom powered devices. Today however, we're looking at the desktop segment with our second retail GeForce 9300 mGPU board, the MSI P7NGM-Digital arriving in our lab.

Heart of the PC - 10 Years of Motherboards

Heart of the PC - 10 Years of Motherboards

For years, the motherboard has been the foundation for any PC and even as we march into the 21st century, it is still the case. Here, we look back at the past 10 years in the evolution of the motherboard from 1998 to 2008.

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