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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)

9.0

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.

DFI LANParty JR P45-T2RS - The Mini Intel P45

DFI LANParty JR P45-T2RS - The Mini Intel P45

7.0

Gather together LAN party-goers, for the Intel P45 platform gets a lot smaller with DFI's LANParty JR P45-T2RS, the first P45 motherboard to come in a mATX form factor. Is it the best choice for those intending to build a handy LAN gaming PC? Read on to find out how it stands.

AMD IGP Chipset and Motherboard Showdown

AMD IGP Chipset and Motherboard Showdown

After looking at the IGP options for the Intel platform, our attention today switches to AMD. Both AMD and NVIDIA have released IGP chipsets this year and we put them to the test to find out the ultimate one - AMD 780G/740G vs. GeForce 8300/8100 mGPU. Read on to find out which chipset and board to get for your next AMD HTPC!

Going to the Extremes - Intel X58 Motherboards Roundup

Going to the Extremes - Intel X58 Motherboards Roundup

Intel's Core i7 has been released and despite its merits, we doubt enthusiasts would go for Intel's reference version. Instead, they will turn to their favorite vendors so we have gathered three of the top models from the top three and presented them here.

First Looks: MSI P45-8D Memory Lover

First Looks: MSI P45-8D Memory Lover

Not sure whether you want DDR2 or DDR3 memory? MSI's P45-8D Memory Lover motherboard has 8 DIMM memory slots and is compatible with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, so you can be on the safe side.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

9.0

As part of its quest to squeeze out greater power efficiency, Gigabyte has launched a new series of motherboards built with twice the amount of copper in their PCB. Does this move bring any real benefits to users besides higher cost? We find out in this review of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P.

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