Has anyone tried the newer CN896 chipset graphics? When the mobo I'm looking at is back in stock I plan on trying it out.
We have not tried the new CN896 chipset based motherboards... but I would expect them to suffer the same or greater problems that earlier Via chipsets have suffered from... no drivers that really exploit the full potential of their designs. Via design and manufacture some great hardware but their support for that hardware under Linux is really terrible I'm afraid.
My suggestion... don't waster your money on this mobo ;-)