are there any mobo websites out there with models on their websites other than Gigabyte?
i'm kinda dying for news, ANY news of actual products, i'll even take large photos of upcoming ones
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Soyo-...d-172511.shtml oooo uATX (i want room for GPU (just in case) AND a soundcard... and/or nic, as i've had my first onboard go south)
edit: ah, found this http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...ards-preview/1
(the Gigabyte, Asus E35MI-I Deluxe, MSI E350-E45)
Last edited by plonk420; 01-27-2011 at 09:57 PM.
Looking for anything in particular?
In case you have unlimited budget, I'd advise a Asus KGPE-D16. It has a SSI form factor and takes two AMD socket G34 CPUs. So that is your hypothetical 24-core super cruncher.
The SSI form factor might be a show stopper though, as it needs a different PSU as well, so let's asume you want to go for a full size ATX mobo.
In that case the mobo of choice would be either the Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H; the Asrock 890GX Extreme4 or the Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3. You might even consider a Foxconn A9DA-S. All have the AMD 890 chipset and should be around $100-120 each. They will all support the latest PhenomII 6-core CPUs, as well as a cross-fire HD 6970 configuration (at least: I hope so) and you can stick 4 sticks of DDR3 RAM into them. I just do not know if there will be any Bobcat/Zacate socket AM3 CPUs soon, if anytime.
If you are more into micro-ATX i would advise either the Asrock 890GM PRO3; the MSI 890GXM-G65 or the Biostar TA890GXE.
Last edited by Dirk Broer; 01-27-2011 at 11:47 PM.
i want to get my HTPC under ~25-30 watts. and preferrably spend less than an Ion board. main thing is being able to play a BD+ encrypted blu ray (either via legit app or AnyDVD HD)... not sure this'll do AnyDVD HD realtime, tho, but i'd be willing to try. i could always make it my router (currently an athlon 750).
there was an article that put an atom vs zacate vs EE athlon ii .. but i'd still prefer to stay around atom/zacate levels.
edit: i could always rip the blu ray on my main or gaming computer, but who wants to wait ~20-40 mins for a movie to start?
Last edited by plonk420; 01-28-2011 at 01:04 AM.
bobcat isn't the high performance chip your waiting for, hence the reason you've only found it in mini ITX boards. your looking for bulldozer and it won't be out until later in the year. also it will require an AM3+ board which are also not out yet.
think there will be any easily-acquired sub 30 watt bulldozers?
Last edited by plonk420; 01-28-2011 at 01:09 AM.
ahh wait... I just noticed you ARE going for low power. good luck with your search then.
we'll have to wait for specs on bulldozer when it gets closer to being released.
if bobcat/zacate's performance was "nearly C2D" like they claimed it was going to be, it would be a no brainer >_< ahhhh what can you do about marketing? :D