“If we always went with our assumptions, there would be no reason at all to test motherboards, and thankfully, our first opinions are often proven wrong in the actual testing. As we began benchmarking the A8R-MVP, we realized that our assumptions were completely wrong and this board might prove to be the board many have been waiting for. It turns out that there is absolutely nothing missing from the feature set of the A8R-MVP except the high price, and we think that you will enjoy our journey with this board.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Updated AMD socket 754 Athlon 64, Sempron motherboard list, guide @ A1 Electronics
- Intel adds follow-up series to 915 chipset family @ DigiTimes
- DFI NF4 SLI-DR Expert — Can the best get better? @ Anandtech
Asus and ATI, high power without the high price
AnandTech received a nice surprise whe reviewing the entrance level ATI chipset based A8R-MVP from Asus. While this board is farily inexpensive and targeted at entrance level users, the features on the mobo and it’s overclocking ability are impressive. The likely suspect in this case being the use of the ULi M1575 southbridge.