ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl @ Bjorn3D

“ASUS is a company that never ceases to surprise me. It also is a company that is not afraid of taking chances and try new things. Today I am testing yet another high-end motherboard from ASUS with a twist: the ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Special Edition. As far as I know this is the first motherboard that has on-board DDR3 memory.”

ASUS Blitz Formula & Blitz Extreme

ASUS Blitz Formula & Blitz Extreme @ Virtual-Hideout

“ASUS has been gracious in providing us with two enthusiast minded solutions for both DDR2 and DDR3 utilizing the same P35 chipset, in the Blitz Formula and Blitz Extreme. Why would ASUS consider offering the two options? Well in a nut shell, it simply saves you some money since new memory standards are always costly at the start and some users would like to really maximize their DDR2 based system.”

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @ Hardware Secrets

“Intel X38 is a high-end chipset featuring everything P35 (a mainstream chipset) has plus additional features. The main new feature of X38 compared to P35 is the support for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus, which doubles the maximum theoretical transfer rate of the add-on card you are using, if it is also PCI Express 2.0 (at this moment the only PCI Express 2.0 video card available is GeForce 8800 GT).”

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6 @ Virtual-Hideout

“The board I will be reviewing from Gigabyte is the GA-P35-DQ6 featuring a P35/ICH9R chipset combination. This model supports the DDR-2 standard, dual PCIe graphics capability (only crossfire is supported on the Intel chipsets), solid caps all over the board, Quad bios solution, Eight Channel HD audio provided by the Realtek ALC889 codec and silent heatpipe cooling.”

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe @ Hexus

“The race to produce the most feature-rich, fastest LGA775 chipset has lead to Intel releasing the X38. ASUS was only too happy to oblige with a retail example in the form of its fully-laden P5E3 Deluxe. HEXUS puts it through the mill and tells you whether it’s worth buying or not.”

Gigabyte MA69G-S3H

Gigabyte MA69G-S3H @ Digit-Life

“We may assume that users liked the full-size Gigabyte M55plus-S3G based on the GeForce 6100 chipset. That would explain why Gigabyte decided to launch another product of the same form-factor based on AMD 690G chipset. Which looks more appealing from the point of view of demanding users and users of full-size boards.”

Foxconn MARS

Foxconn MARS @ Anandtech

“We recently took a first look at the Foxconn MARS motherboard and discovered that Foxconn is finally headed down the right path when it comes to product offerings in the enthusiast sector. Our initial testing of the MARS board revealed a product that is capable of competing with other mid-range enthusiast boards but does not stand out from the crowd.”


ASUS P5K3 Deluxe WIFI AP @ Bjorn3D

“The ASUS P5K3 Deluxe that I am reviewing today is basically the same motherboard, but without the integrated memory. My expectations of the motherboard were naturally high as it theoretically would be just as good as the Premium, but without the disadvantages of the integrated memory. Did it meet my expectations?”

ASUS Blitz Maximus

ASUS Blitz Maximus @ TBreak

“Like the previous RoG boards, the Maximus comes to the battle ground heavily equipped. Starting with the basic stuff, you have six SATA cables, an IDE and a floppy cables as well as a back plate with one firewire and two USB ports. Like the previous RoG series, ASUS bundles a fan that sits on one of the heatsinks near the CPU area. The Q-Connector is also included that fits above the Reset/Power pins.”

DFI Blood Iron P35

DFI Blood Iron P35 @ TBreak

“The board has 6x SATA connectors with full support for RAID0/1/1+0/5. Six USB 2.0 connectors are positioned just below SATA connectors. Battery location looks good for the ATX motherboard, but it would be better if it has been moved away from PCI slots for easier access. There is only one PCI-e 16x slot since this isn’t Full-ATX form factor board, but there are also 2xPCI-e x1 and three PCI slots. FDD connector is located just underneath the third PCI slot.”