Excerpt: ION based motherboards are great alternatives to the 945GSE based motherboards for the Atom platform with higher gaming performance, the ability to play back Blu-ray movies and more is a great start for an inexpensive computer system.
Excerpt: For this review I am going to be looking at a brand new product from a company that, in the bigger scheme of things, is a relative newcomer to the PC hardware scene. Nonetheless they have made a name for themselves in a relative short space of time.
Pros: An excellent basis to build a media centre / general use PC on., Onboard graphics can cope with light gaming., CPU fan is virtually silent even when set to max speed., Comes with PCI Express x16 slot so can take a “proper” graphics card or other, Supplied with all the cables you can physically pl...
Cons: Anything above a mid range graphics card will be, more than likely, seriously bottlenecked by the Atom CPU., Would appear you need a graphics card plugged in to overclock the Atom CPU., Slightly more expensive than other similar boards, it does however have a PCI Express x16 slot.