NVIDIA, SiS and VIA have launched their chipsets based on Athlon64 processors. And as THG's benchmarks show, there are performance differences. So who delivers and who doesn't?
Socket A is not dead, not even close - Soyo offers a board boasting premier features, as well as a VIA KT880 chipset, and it supports Athlon XP and Sempron processors.
With PCI-X support and an integrated Ultra320 controller on a new Socket 478 mainboard for the P4, Gigabyte hopes to lure customers.
Asus puts the ATI IGP 9100 chipset onto this inexpensive Pentium 4 board to deliver more than just DirectX-8.1 entry-level graphics. In addition, this model offers S-video out.
NVIDIA has packed more features into its latest nForce2 chipset, including Gigabit Ethernet and Serial ATA capabilities. THG shows how the design does the AthlonXP justice.
THG looks at six dual Xeon mobos and their cooling solutions. For as little as $250, boards from Asus, Intel, MSI and Tyan have much to offer.