Archives: Motherboards

Soltek K8AN2E-GR NForce 3 250Gb

VIA move over because the 250Gb has made an entry into the value segment with the K8AN2E-GR. Taking a page from AOpen's AK86-L, Soltek comes out with a feature filled yet bare bone high end solution with their 250Gb based board. See how it squares off against the MSI K8N Neo and our previous budget champ, the AK86-L
August 19th, 2004

Gigabyte K8NSNXP

Gigabyte updates their speedy NForce 150 based K8NNXP with a NFroce 250 based chipset. The same high-end features found on the K8NNXP and quality that Gigabyte traditionally brings to the table are found on the K8NSNXP also. Can the strength of the Gigabyte board make up for the lack of a hardware firewall and Nvidia's highly efficient Gbe? Check out the review to find out
June 8th, 2004

MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition

MSI is the first one out the door with a NForce 3 250Gb based board with the K8N Neo Platinum Edition. Featuring a hardware firewall, GbE (high throughput, low CPU utilization) and RAID that can span across both IDE and SATA drives, the K8N Neo is a force to be reckoned with and should be near the top of every list for a 754 based board.
May 21st, 2004

Epox 8HDA5+ Review

EpoX once the darling of the enthusiast crowd dropped off the radar for a period of time but is now back with a vengeance. The 8HDA5+, based upon VIA's K8T800 is looking to dethrone our current favorite, AOpen's AK86-L but does it have what it takes and does EpoX still have the uncanny ability to design a board that appeals to enthusiasts? Find out here
May 19th, 2004

AOpen AK86-L

AOpen produces a low cost, high performance K8T800 board. A little slim on the features side but for a amazingly low price, this just may be the K8T800 board to get. Goodies like AOpen's SilentTek make an appearance as usual.
April 2nd, 2004

Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP Review

Gigabyte's Socket 748, NForce150 solution is chock full to the brim with features and connectivity options that are not seen elsewhere. Take a look at what this Athlon 64 motherboard offers in terms of features and see if it is an enthusiast worthy board.
February 5th, 2004