Once every few years, people usually will upgrade their existing computers, or even buy an entirely new one. When doing this, there's two routes you can take; buy an off the shelf system, or handpick your components and build a custom one. Some of the core components, such as motherboard, CPU and often memory, are usually the first things to be replaced when going the custom route. In the case of AMD, unlike we usually see from processor manufacturers, their AM2/+ boards also have some support for AM3 processors. Meaning wider compatibility, and giving users the option to upgrade their components slower, or as their budget allows, rather than doing it all at once.
Today we'll be taking a look at one of Jetway's AM3 motherboards - the HZ03 microATX board from their high-end Hummer series. This board is the perfect size for HTPC's or portable gaming rigs, but despite it's small size, it still manages to pack the same punch and overclocking features found on a lot of full ATX boards.