ASUS P5KR

ASUS P5KR @ OZ Hardware

“ASUS’s P5K range of motherboards based on the new Intel P35 chipset comes in a range of flavours, from the very basic to the super-loaded, today we take a look at the P5KR, which seems to offer a good number of features for not a lot of money.”

Biostar T-Force TP35D3-A7 Deluxe

Biostar T-Force TP35D3-A7 Deluxe @ OC Online

“We have taken a rather intense look at the Biostar TP35D3-A7 Deluxe and there have been plenty of highlights along the way. The looks and layout were not the only impressive points. The system performance was easily on par if not better than another P35 DDR2 based motherboard and the hard drive performance was certainly “playing ball” with all contenders.”

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 @ HardwareZone

“The Intel X38 chipset has arrived featuring full speed PCIe x16 CrossFire support and introducing PCI Express 2.0. The Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 is the first retail-ready enthusiast class motherboard based on this new chipset to reach our labs and we’ve got the full scoop right here.”

ECS NF650iSLIT-A

ECS NF650iSLIT-A @ FutureLooks

“Our friends at ECS are back with a performance board for the more budget conscious users. Based on NVIDIA’s 650i chipset, the ECS NF650iSLIT-A offers much of the performance of its 680i brothers but with fewer tweaking features, smaller bundle, and of course, a lower price. Let’s check it out!”

ASUS P5E3

ASUS P5E3 @ TweakTown

“We have already looked at the X38 in detail with our GIGABYTE X38-DQ6 board, however this board was only running DDR2 memory. Today we have been given our first DDR3 supporting X38 from ASUS, the P5E3. How does it fair compared to GIGABYTE’s X38 and P35T? Let’s have a look see.”

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 @ HardwareZone

“Just as how the GA-965P-DQ6 was the flagship of the Ultra Durable series, a new ‘DQ6’ board would take the helm of the Ultra Durable 2 line. However, due to the nature of the P35 chipset, Gigabyte has two models in production, the DDR2-only GA-P35-DQ6 and the DDR3 variant, GA-P35T-DQ6.”

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H @ Motherboards.org

“It is small, has HDMI output for High-Def viewing, decent sound and embedded graphics for those who only game in a little way. As far as being a gamer oriented product the Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H is mildly in that category, but no CrossFire support puts it in the low spectrum and onboard DX9 only graphics are considered in the same fashion.”

Intel QX6850 Core 2 Extreme

Intel QX6850 Core 2 Extreme @ TweakNews

“To boil it down, this processor will blow you mind if you ever personally witness it ripping through data and information like an F5 tornado through a Oklahoma trailer park. It is equally as awe-inspiring and you might just lose your house paying for it.”

Intel Q6600 Quad Core

Intel Q6600 Quad Core @ Hardware Logic

“It’s a difficult question, but certainly a valid one. Those looking for the best VALUE, I’ll usually recommend either Intel’s E6850, featuring two cores operating at 3.0GHz on a 1333FSB, or Intel’s Q6600, which offers four cores operating at 2.4GHz on a 1066FSB. Both the E6850 and Q6600 are available at most retailers in the $270-300 range, making them a great balance of performance and price.”

Intel X6800 Core 2 Extreme

Intel X6800 Core 2 Extreme @ TweakNews

“Is it worth the ~US$1000 current pricetag or is there something that is faster from Intel that can be purchased for the same money? Well, for one thing, you won’t need a new motherboard if you stick to the 1066Mhz FSB, but with the quad-core line dropping in price, will this processor be deemed the black sheep of Intel’s higher end processor lineup?”