Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010 11:06

Asrock intros Socket 939 board

Written by Fudzilla staff


Retro 790GX
Here's some rather strange news. Asrock is selling a new 790GX mATX board based on AMD's ancient Socket 939.

It packs four PC3200 DDR slots, 1 PCIe 2.0 x16 slot, as well as two PCI slots and a lone PCIe x1. There's even an eSATA port and the board features HDMI, VGA and DVI outputs, courtesy of Radeon HD 3300 graphics.

It all reminds us of AMD's golden era, the good old K8 days, but the board really isn't aimed at the nostalgic crowd. It's more of a replacement part or a convenient way to recycle ancient hardware and bring it up to spec, particularly in the video department.

At €61 it's good value, too. Bear in mind that your dusty K8 coupled with a 790GX should have no trouble wiping the floor with Atom based systems, so it's probably a better choice for HTPC rigs, despite higher power consumption.

You can get it here.

asrock939
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments