The "Ultimate Motherboard" - Editorial

@ 2006/05/01
MBReview has put the finishing touches on the first portion of their "Ultimate Motherboard" article, detailing the hardware aspects of such a product. This first portion of the article covers various areas such as motherboard aesthetics, layout, and the hardware features. When you're done reading, give your input on the "Ultimate Motherboard" for the manufacturers to see! Sound Interesting? Head on over and take a look!
Comment from wittekakker @ 2006/05/01
The only thing I want and that hasn't been done yet is a bios where I can set the exact memory clock completely independant from deviders and such stuff. Overclocking the RAM would be like overclocking your vga card.
It would not give a big boost, but it is just so u can atleast say "I got the best out of everything".
Comment from jmke @ 2006/05/01
and lets not forget that most motherboards overclock further with IDE HDD compared to SATA HDD
Comment from goingpostale1 @ 2006/05/01
I like my old 200 GB Seagate IDE HD so I would also rather at least one IDE slot.
Comment from jmke @ 2006/05/01
I rather have more functionality then 1% performance increase
Comment from Rutar @ 2006/05/01
I wonder how many % Mr. Wu could get out of a motherboard if he didn't have to put that stuff in.
Comment from jmke @ 2006/05/01
I wouldn't buy a motherboard without IDE/Floppy/FireWire/SATA connections

or without network/sound onboard either. it's just too easy to have it all in one to go back to 1001 plug-in cards
Comment from Rutar @ 2006/05/01
Must have decent 0 fan chipset cooler!

DFI wasn't bought for looks, most of the time it was to clock the snot out of the CPU


CPU socket with enough clearance for bigass heatsinks


For the sake of performance: No more IDE and Floppy connectors (SATA DVD-RW and boot rom for the RAID), no firewire, only 4 SATA 300 headers. Old stuff needs to die and 99% of all users don't have more than 4 drives. Maybe kill PCI too.


also, supplying a lot of cables 80% of the people don't need is not cool for the environment :/


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