ASUS Maximus Extreme

ASUS Maximus Extreme @ Anandtech

“ASUS caters to this upper-end niche market with its ROG (Republic Of Gamers) product line. As the ROG motherboard line has evolved, ASUS has tried to satisfy the extreme users and gaming enthusiasts alike with excellent board layouts, stable operation across a wide variety of conditions, and unlocking additional BIOS tweaking functions not found on their other motherboards.”

Biostar TF7150V-M7

Biostar TF7150V-M7 @ PCStats

“Are you as excited about the high definition possibilities of a motherboard bound HDMI jack as we are? Good. Have a look at one of the latest boards from Biostar, the TF7150U-M7. This model is a mainstream oriented part, so it’s affordable which is a nice bonus. Built on the nVidia Geforce 7150 and nForce 630i chipsets, the Biostar TF150U-M7 supports Front Side Bus speeds to 1333MHz, DDR2-800 RAM, and comes with the usual course of 8-channel audio, a dozen USB, Gigabit LAN, PCI Express x16…”

uAbit IP35-E

uAbit IP35-E @ 3DGameMan

“The Abit IP35-E Socket 775 Motherboard motherboard is based on the Intel P35 express / ICH9 chipset and supports the Intel Dual and Quad Core processors. It accepts up to 8GBs of Dual channel DDR2 800/667 un-buffered non-ECC memory. It overclocks very well, is stable and affordable. If you’re in the market for an excellent inexpensive motherboard without Crossfire capabilities, I would strongly recommend you check it out.”

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 @ X-Bit Labs

“The Intel X38 based mainboard with DDR2 SDRAM support from Gigabyte pleased us with the absence of some frustrating drawbacks we have seen before. Let’s find out if the improvements made to this board make it worth our recommendation to computer enthusiasts.”

Foxconn MARS

Foxconn MARS @ HardwareZone

“The latest attempt by Foxconn to establish itself as a serious enthusiast brand is also its most successful. The Foxconn MARS, hopefully the first of many in their Quantum Force series, has all the makings of high-end motherboard goodness. It overclocks great too. Read on.”

Gigabyte GA-73UM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-73UM-S2H @ Tweaktown

“Being a graphics card maker, there is one area that NVIDIA has a leg up, that being the IGP market. For the basic home PC and office workstation, IGP based boards really do have a home. Even for a Digital Home PC that does nothing but play movies and record TV programs, integrated graphics is perfect as there is no need to add in extra expansive hardware.”

uAbit IP35

uAbit IP35 @ TweakTown

“Today we are looking at the ABIT IP35 Off Limits board based around the Intel P35 chipset and DDR2 memory. It’s a scaled down version of the IP35 Pro Off Limits board we tested a while ago. ABIT has gone for a blue PCB with blue and black expansion slots, along with blue and black memory slots. The board measures 30x24cm so it’s of the full extended ATX sizing and will require a good case to be installed into.”

ASUS P5N-T Deluxe

ASUS P5N-T Deluxe @ Hot Hardware

“We recently got our hands on a motherboard from Asus, the P5N-T Deluxe, that we thought you’d like to check out. The P5N-T Deluxe is Asus’ first nForce 780i SLI chipset-based motherboard. It features three PCI Express x16 slots and support for 3-way SLI, among many other things. We also pulled off the motherboard’s oversized cooling apparatus to expose all of the chips underneath.”

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl @ OC Club

“The “Black Pearl” edition P5K3 Premium motherboard has several distinctive features that sets it apart from the crowd. First and foremost is the lack of DIMM slots for the system memory. The reason becomes evident when you take a closer look. The memory is actually built onto the board and is heavily heatsinked to reduce its operating temperatures and improve its ability to overclock.”

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H @ Tech Lounge

“AMD’s 690 chipset doesn’t stop turning heads. The way it was introduced, as a low-priced alternative to Intel, with budget trim and no enthusiast options, belittled its raucous performance. It looked like a stopgap, especially since AMD had little to do with its design and released it as a last foray before the new AMD could re-group.”