Intel Atom/ECS 945GCT-D

Intel Atom/ECS 945GCT-D @ TBreak

“There are a fair number of applications that require a cost effective quick and easy computing solution that gets the job done with least power consumption. ECS brings us the 945GCT-D motherboard that comes with an Intel Atom 230 (1.6GHz) Diamondville CPU and delivers just that. With the integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics solution included, it’s almost half way ready to go.”

Biostar TPower I45

Biostar TPower I45 @ PCStats

“As chipsets go, the Intel P45 Express is largely identical to the P35 Express which preceded it, so if you’re familiar with that platform the P45 will be a comfortable fit from the first boot up. The main difference is PCI Express 2.0 compliance, and to that end Biostar have equipped the TPower I45 with a pair of PCI Express x16 slots.”

MSI X48 Platinum

MSI X48 Platinum @ PureOC

“What a good motherboard really gives you is potential–potential to take that pile of parts you ordered and make it into something great. A motherboard is truly one of those things that must be greater than the sum of its parts in order to be successful. Today we’re looking at the MSI X48 Platinum motherboard to see if it succeeds or squanders that potential.”

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe @ Digit-Life

“Speaking of PCs with three or more graphics cards, they are for hardcore gamers. Percentage of such users is very low. Nevertheless, ASUS does not complain about the lack of attention to this motherboard. Most users consider buying this model (and other similar products) for computers that can be upgraded in future.”

Gigabyte EP45-Extreme

Gigabyte EP45-Extreme @ TweakTown

“P45 not only supports true Crossfire thanks to its twin x8 PCIe slots, but it also manages to support DDR2 and DDR3 along with the latest ICH10R Southbridge and PCI Express 2.0 support. The best thing is that all this falls into the mid-range PCs price point. Who could argue with that? Today GIGABYTE has sent us their latest high-end offering, based on the P45 chipset. This baby is dubbed the EP45-Extreme and we will show you why soon.”

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 @ TBreak

“Today we take a look at Gigabyte’s highest-end X48 chipset based motherboard- the X48T-DQ6. Based on DDR3, this board features Gigabyte’s “6-Quad”technologies that, among other things, allow minimize power consumption with maximum performance.”

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 @

“The qualified memory support on the board is rather light as to their Qualified Vendor List on their website, with the lack of Samsung DDR3 memory above 1066MHz and no Crucial memory support on the QVL list at all though both companies’ memory worked great when I tried them. Not exactly an Editor’s Choice due to its lack of DDR3 support, but it is a Hot Product as it still has plenty of available options that make it worth taking a look at.”

AMD Spider Platform 9950 Black

AMD Spider Platform 9950 Black @

“For a retail price of $230, the 9950 is an interesting choice from AMD. This has driven the price of the 9850 Black Edition down to the $200 level in 1000 unit quantities. The 9950 performs higher than the 9850 across the board as to be expected from a CPU that doesn’t have any architectural differences than the higher clock speed over the older CPU.”

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H @ TweakTown

“GIGABYTE has been one of the biggest producers of motherboards along with ASUS and MSI. And one thing is for certain with these three companies; above all else, if the chipset is good, you will find at least one board based on it. Today we are looking at the GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard. How does it stack up as a HTPC board? Let’s have a good look.”

abit Exits Mainboard Market

abit Exits Mainboard Market @ Hexus

“ can exclusively confirm that Taiwanese technology company abit, which is associated primarily with high-end and gaming mainboards, will stop producing all mainboards at the end of 2008. has confirmed this as fact from sources close to South East Asian distributors, all of which will be notified by their abit sales contacts from today onwards.”