MSI P6NGM @ HardwareZone

“MSI’s latest mainstream all-in-one motherboard runs on NVIDIA’s new GeForce 7150/nForce 630i mGPU chipset. Its features are nothing to shout about, but having a NVIDIA GPU in the Intel IGP market means finally getting decent compatibility for games and 3D applications alike.”

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 @ Bjorn3D

“It is a fantastic chip and has put a huge challenge to the NVIDIA’s 680i chipset, which also offers some great overclocking results and excellent features. Although, the top of the line Intel’s upcoming X38 (the chipset maybe released by the time you read this review), most users may not wish to spend that insane amount of money on a motherboard while they can get a similar performance at much cheaper price.”

ASUS Maximus Extreme Preview

ASUS Maximus Extreme Preview @ TweakTown

“There will be two different Maximus board in the R.O.G. family, the Extreme which we’re looking at here and the Formula. Asus has already done this kind of thing once before with its P35 R.O.G. boards, the Blitz Extreme and the Blitz Formula.”

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ Virtual Hideout

“Intel has two chipsets in the P3x family, the Intel P35 Express and the P31 Express. The P35 Express is designed for higher performance platforms, with support for DDR2 or DDR3 memory and the ICH9 series Southbridge. The P31 being tailored for budget systems, only supports DDR2 memory and features Intel’s older ICH7 series Southbridge.”


MSI P6N SLI @ Digit-Life

“This motherboard is a classic example of a plain ATX product. While it doesn’t have top notch “goodies” like an integrated Wi-Fi adapter, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, or a bunch of SATA RAID ports, it can still serve as a good foundation for a powerful and rich computer system.”


ECS G31T-M @ Guru3D

“What most of you probably do not know is that ECS Elitegroup is one of the largest players in the OEM industry for mainboards. Since a year or two they are trying to slip into the retail market though. They have a keen focus on the budget minded as for good performance you really don’t need to spend 200 bucks on a mainboard.”

ASUS P5K Premium

ASUS P5K Premium @ OC Club

“This board features two 16x PCI-E slots one blue for 16x operation and the other (black) that runs at 4x and can run any card from 1x to 16x with a maximum speed of two GB/s. These two ports are crossfire compatible. Three standard PCI slots and two PCI-E 1x slots are also available.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield @ PC Per

“The introduction of the new Penryn core enhancements to Intel’s desktop product line up is known as Yorkfield. That core designation has existed for some time and most PC enthusiasts have been looking forward the updates in performance, features and power consumption that Intel’s move from 65nm to 45nm process technology could bring.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield @ Hot Hardware

“After many months of trickling out information regarding Penryn and Intel’s 45nm manufacturing process, we’re finally able to offer up some firsthand information regarding Yorkfield, Intel’s quad-core, desktop Penryn derivative. We recently got our hands on a new Yorkfield-based Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor and were able to run it through a host of benchmarks, monitor power consumption, and overclock it as well.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield @ Techgage

“Intel will be launching their first 45nm desktop processor in a few weeks, but we have an in-depth look for you here today. Penryn brings improved efficiency, new high-k metal gate transistors, additional cache and something that will make multimedia buffs rejoice: SSE4. Welcome to the 45nm era!”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield @ Neoseeker

“Months of anticipation and speculation are about to end, as Intel prepares the launch of the first 45nm Core 2 CPUs known as “Penryn”. This is the new kid on the block – and while you can’t buy one yet, we are here to tell you about Penryn, and how it performs. We spent several weeks with a Core 2 Extreme QX9650 quad core Yorkfield processor and we’re pretty excited to finally report it all to you.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield @ MadShrimps

“Intel is launching their successor the popular Conroe CPU, build on 45nm manufacturing process, it boasts reduced power consumption and has 50% more L2 cache. The first product out the door is a quad core beast dubbed QX9650. We take this new creation through its paces, comparing performance, power consumption and venturing into overclocking land, where sub zero cooling is the norm.”

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H @ TechGage

“Gigabyte’s new GA-MA69GM-S2H board has HTPC written all over it, with no fewer than six possible video output types, optical Toslink output, and AMD’s 690G chipset with Radeon X1250 IGP. In our review, we find more than a few reasons to recommend it to anyone who’s considering a new HTPC.”

ASUS P5E3-Deluxe WiFi

ASUS P5E3-Deluxe WiFi @ PC Per

“The Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard is a great X38 solution that utilizes DDR3 memory and has three PCI Express x16 slots, two of them PCI Express 2.0, to give you one of the fastest and most future-proof platforms on the market. By throwing in features like ExpressGate and integrated wireless connectivity, nearly all enthusiasts will find something (or things!) to love here.”