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TPU Motherboard reviews

Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by (FIH) The Don, Nov 11, 2010.

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Should TPU do Motherboard reviews again?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    i for one would love to see more motherboard reviews from TP, last review was in 2007 :eek::wtf: http://techpowerup.com/reviews/ECS/A770M-A/

    is there any reason why you guys stopped doing it?

    would other people than me like to see motherboard reviews from TPU?
     
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  2. leemerlord New Member

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    i would
     
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  3. KieX

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    Lots more motherboards to test than GPUs these days. But having a few from high end through to low end certainly would be a nice addition. Would be another purchasing decision handed over to the TPU meister(s).
     
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    LAN_deRf_HA

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    Probably cause it was predictable. I mean insanely predictable. Everything scored the same for generations. Asus doing 0.8% better in memory tests, gigabyte by the same amount in other tests, then gigabyte winning on the max overclock. Like seriously, it's always played out like that in the reviews I read.
     
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    Waste of time IMO... I'd prefer RAM reviews :)
     
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    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

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    im all for more reviews in general
     
  7. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    find me a good motherboard reviewer, thats the only reason we dont have motherboard reviews
     
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    Get me in contact with away to get motherboards and I will review them..... You might think I am joking but I am serious here :)
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    any previous experience reviewing? what camera do you use? what cpus do you have?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I'll buy what's needed. PM inbound.
     
  11. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    I have a Sony A230 with tripod and a ton of experience producing technical documents. I just don't have the infrastructure of hard Drives/CPUs/GPUs/RAM/Motherboards and whatnot to support the hobby. If you ever need something small scale reviewed though keep me in mind.
     
  13. Thatguy New Member

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    Send me product and I'll do it. But i'll also needs CPU etc to do so.
     
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    LifeOnMars New Member

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    This looks promising :) Would be nice to see my favourite site doing a proper job of reviewing a motherboard. Honestly some of the ones out there currently are a joke.
     
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    honestly benchmarking a motherboard just seems silly to me, what i look for in a motherboard review is high quality pictures of the board itself along with detailed info on the layout/components and features of the board. anything beyond that is just a waste of time in my personal opinion
     
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    i agree if TPU reviews board again, thats kinda useful for any one that searching for best board, but in my opinion the review should be packed straight, i mean if it could it separated to several point like 1. product and features 2. benchmark 3. conclusion, it will be effective and aint too much to read :D
     
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    Motherboard Reviews Take a shit load of time to finish.

    Like literally taking a picture of every different capacitor,

    Taking High-res pictures:

    Up to 6 different Capacitor's on various motherboards
    Your Monitoring ITE Chip's
    Your Ethernet Chip's
    Your Clock Generator Chip's
    Your On-board Audio Chip's

    Then Pictures of all parts of the motherboard in specific Close ups,
    Then Pictures of many BIOS pages, showing all available settings, and glitches

    Pictures of Packaging also.

    Then you go threw having to install from scratch a operating system, Installing at least 6 3d/2d applications some how, All while running them and testing those applications


    Just to get results only 0.8% faster then another motherboard you reviewed months back.

    While doing all that, Documenting, and revising a perfect Multiple page review for Techpowerup users to look at.


    And theres more motherboard's then graphics cards.

    In general, its understandable why we don't have motherboard reviews posted, because simply put, its 3 times the work, For less interest then your generic video card in simplicity.
     
  18. TeXBill

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    I can do it, I have the resources cpu's, memory, DDR2, DDR3, HD's, video cards. Plus plenty of tech benches to test them on..

    Camera's Canon EOS Rebel, Nikon Coolpix P100 wide angle lens, Panasonic DMC-FZ40K Black 14.1MP 3.0" 230K LCD 24X Optical Zoom 25mm Wide angle lens.
     
  19. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    ^ He gets my vote. Do you have a nice camera too?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    For all of you applying, let me fill you in.

    W1zzard is looking for work up front. So if you want to apply have the work on even your own motherboard to show before you apply. W1zzard is not going to ship anything to unknown writers without seeing what sort of abilities you have up front:)
     
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    3volvedcombat New Member

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    You just need 1 VIDEO card for all your motherboard reviews.

    2 cpu's for the socket motherboard your review'ing

    Any hard-drive will do, You only need 1 hard-drive per review. Unless benching raid configurations.

    DDR2 and DDR3 is good.

    and 1 test bench is good to.

    I would focus on 1 review at a time, till I get plenty good at it.

    So you can have 6 of everything, that still dosnt make you mister, *I review motherboards*

    Trust me :laugh:
     
  22. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    i would suggest you ppl link to reviews you have made before, or make a review of your own MB and send in
     
  23. Lionheart

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    I would definitely like to see some motherboard reviews on TPU, wish I had the technical knowledge and hardware, cause i would do it:toast:
     
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  24. TeXBill

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    I'm not trying to be Mr. I review motherboards I just said I can do it and have the resources to do it with. I've done it before back when AMD Motherboards was once a web site. Been a long time ago.
     
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    :laugh: :toast:
     

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