ASUS Commando

ASUS Commando @ Think Computers

“ASUS launched it Republic of Gamers line of motherboards a while ago with the initial offerings of the Striker Extreme and Crosshair motherboards. While these motherboards did have a lot of features they were a bit lacking. Their third offering the Commando is based on the Intel P965 chipset, which is known to be highly overclockable.”

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ PCStats

“The Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L supports Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme processors on a 800/1066/1333 MHz FSB, a max of 4GB DDR2 800/667, and one PCI Express x16 videocard. Integrated items include Gigabit networking, 7.1 channel High Definition audio, one IDE and floppy connector, four SATA, four USB 2.0 ports at rear, and optical/SPDIF audio output. In the box it’s nothing the bare basics.”

Intel Core 2 QX9650

Intel Core 2 QX9650 @ TweakTown

“It’s now been a generation on and Intel has pushed the Core 2 series into quad core variants, something AMD is yet to achieve. While Phenom is on its way, Intel still have the crown for the first quad core CPU to the market; and while technically not a true quad core, it still has four processors working on a single CPU package, just not on a single die.”

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ Guru3D

“Intel today (November the 12th) will release officially it’s first new processor from the Penryn series of products. Penryn is all about the eternal quest for a smaller die-size. The fabrication process of Penryn is at an incredibly small 45nm. See, smaller transistors equal lower power consumption, equal less heat equal higher clock frequencies and that equals into better performance.”

Foxconn Mars

Foxconn Mars @ X-Bit Labs

“You are all familiar with Foxconn brand not only from the connectors and sockets installed on numerous mainboards, but also from the actual mainboards that start little by little conquering the market. Although there is no overwhelming expansion in the market yet, I should say.”

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 @ Virtual-Hideout

“So what does this all mean? Well, how about a motherboard that is more efficient and runs almost twice as cool as standard motherboards using older technology? The Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 is that motherboard, with all the new solid state hardware – not to mention an impressive heatpipe cooling system incorporating a giant copper back plate for that additional cooling.”

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ OC Club

“The GA-P31-DS3L acts like both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As a budget desktop offering, it is the mild mannered Dr. Jekyll. Start playing in the M.I.T. section of the BIOS and Mr. Hyde comes out to play. That can be taken one of two ways, very good or very bad. In this case, it is very good.”

ASUS Blitz Formula

ASUS Blitz Formula @ MadShrimps

“After the first load of more basic P35-based motherboards, Asus decided to launch a new, more extensive design around Intel’s P35 chipset. Enter the Asus Blitz series, geared towards the enthusiast end-user. Today we test the Blitz Formula board, with support for affordable DDR2 memory. Does the board blitz everything else into oblivion? Read on to find out.”


ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP @ Hardware Secrets

“ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP is a top mainstream motherboard for the socket 775 platform from ASUS, based on Intel P35 chipset and featuring a 802.11g (54 Mbps) WiFi access point, allowing you to share your Internet connection wirelessly without a wireless broadband router.”

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 @ PCStats

“With easy to access PCIe locks like the ones on the GA-P35-DS4, it doesn’t matter if the videocard has a large double-slot heatsink, access is unimpeded. If you have to struggle with a screwdriver to release an obscured PCIe slot lock and get the videocard out, you may end up with an electrical short or snapped component.”