DFI Infinity Blood Iron P35-T2RL

DFI Infinity Blood Iron P35-T2RL @ TweakTown

“We have been blessed to review a number of amazing boards from DFI’s top shot line up; today we slow it down a bit as we look at one of their more mainstream oriented designs. As part of the Infinity series, the Blood Iron Infinity P35-T2RL motherboard is based on the popular Intel P35 chipset supporting DDR2 memory. How does it stack up as a more cost-effective mainstream board?”

uAbit IX38 Quad GT

uAbit IX38 Quad GT @ OC Club

“The expansion slots available on the Quad GT include three 16x PCI-E 2.0 slots. Two run at 16x (blue) while the third (black) runs at 4x. This should make the folks who run Crossfire (myself included) have the ability to find out the true capabilities of their graphics solution. Additionally, there are two standard PCI slots and one 1x PCI-E slot. Most of the peripheral connectivity is along the bottom and right hand side of the board.”

ASUS Maximus Formula

ASUS Maximus Formula @ HardOCP

“The ASUS Maximus Formula supports the latest Intel ® Core™2 Extreme Quad-Core / Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Extreme and Intel® Pentium® D processors. Following industry trends, the Maximus Formula only requires a few components to create a fully functional machine. The required components are: LGA775 CPU, DDR 2 memory, power supply, drives and a video card.”


ECS A770M-A @ TechPowerUp

“With the A770M-A ECS recently released their first motherboard based on the AMD RX780 chipset which has full support for AM2+ and the Phenom processors. The ECS A770M-A costs less than $70 making it the cheapest offering on the AM2+ market. Even though the price is low ECS has included features like Gigabit Ethernet, 8 channel audio and eSata connectivity.”

MSI P35 Neo2-FR

MSI P35 Neo2-FR @ Anandtech

“We have not heard that much from MSI lately. Yes, they always seem to launch product at the same time as ASUS and Gigabyte, but their product launches always seem subdued. Their marketing program does not usually have the all-out blitz we typically see from ASUS or Gigabyte, or their product lineup may lack a killer feature.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX 9650

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX 9650 @ OC Club

“After completing all the benchmarks in the suite, I can only arrive to one conclusion, the Intel Core 2 quad-core QX9650 performs. To date it has produced the highest scores out of any processor I have used or reviewed. I like the fact that even overclocked and on air cooling, my CPU temperatures did not go above 49 degrees Celsius at 100% load and that’s even with ambient room temperatures of 78 to 80 Fahrenheit or 23 to 26 degrees Celsius!”

Biostar TP35D3-A2 Deluxe

Biostar TP35D3-A2 Deluxe @ TweakTown

“We have been given the chance to review Biostar’s new T series board based around the P35 chipset supporting DDR3 memory. P35 has been the real show card for Intel and just about everyone has been jumping on the bandwagon; and who can blame them? DDR2 or DDR3 on the one chipset along with CrossFire certification makes it a real go’er.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 @ Digit-Life

“Today we are going to review another top performer from Intel that marks a new milestone in “bus-making” – a 400 MHz CPU bus with throughput equivalent to 1600 MHz. The Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor, which we examine today, is based on the Yorkfield core of the Penryn family.”

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 @ TBreak

“Intel X38 chipset has been out on the market for a quite some time now and Gigabyte didn’t wait long to release its popular DQ6 board based on it. X38-DQ6 brings support for Intel’s latest 45nm processors, 1600FSB and AMD’s CrossFire. However, what makes this board so special is its overclocking potential as well as plethora of advanced features like the dual BIOS, tri-phase power design, dual Gigabit Ethernet, etc.”


MSI K9AGM2-FIH @ Tech Lounge

“The K9AGM2-FIH is still a decent-performing, good-looking motherboard, but, in the end, it breaks no ground and makes mistakes that cause its mundanity. It serves as an example for what not to do by a company that has so often done things better than the rest.”