The latest version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. again shows that motherboard selection has little effect on game performance.
Nvm, it's on the CPU.
useless... this is just for HD movies and simple web based games, onboard gpus on motherboards are even better than this intel..... i wonder if this was larrabee...... or if larabee will really come to fruitition as I read in a toms article its basically dead.... however i wonder if this was larrabee.....
I'm sad to see Quantum Force (Foxconn's enthusiast line, such as the Bloodrage) die.At least Foxconn still makes really cheap stuff...Honestly though, I'm more interested what's the lowest voltage you can get on stock clocks and DDR3 1066 cas6.=)
Why do you guys only ever compare P55 and P57 boards? What about AM3? Or even 775 and AM2+?
WOW ! one more article about intel !! why im not suprised... hope that this comment dont disapear magically...
Thank you for including audio & video encoding benchmarks and productivity benchmarks.
This isn't budget computing/motherboards. ~$100 motherboards have always been available and are considered mid-range... Show us LGA1156 boards for $50-$70 and then we'll be talking budget stuff that office builders can use, but then we'd also need ~$70 CPUs as well. Nice to see the almost-full-featured mini-itx boards though. I really want those to get more popular but agree a second slot (like DTX) would have been even better.
A better budget combo with better performance per buck would be a 785G board with an Athlon II x3 like these:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130237http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103724Thats $70+75=$145 instead of $110+125=$235
How about the Zotac H55-ITX ??
Do you guys plan on eventually doing a review of the Zotac H55-ITX? If that thing can perform it looks like one really sweet board.