ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe @ TechSpot

“After a longer than anticipated delay the new Phenom processors saw the public light last November, but unfortunately for AMD not even then things got back to plan. Put in simple terms, instead of getting a full pack of competitive products, we only got two moderately clocked Phenom processors (9500 and 9600) that are characterized for offering quad-core processing on a budget rather than outpacing competing Intel Core 2s.”

Foxconn X38A

Foxconn X38A @ Legit Reviews

“In all a well rounded feature set for an X38 based board. And ringing in around $240.00 makes it a very decent deal when compared against similar X38 boards. The X38 chipset brings PCIe-Gen2.0 to the table, which in theory doubles the available bandwidth. But, if you look closer, Foxconn an even more interesting trick out of its hat. The board supports both DDR2 and DDR3 ram modules.”

ASUS Maximus Extreme

ASUS Maximus Extreme @ Bjorn3D

“The Asus Maximus Extreme is one board which rewards you for your time and effort. If you like to endlessly tweak and fiddle with settings then you will have a field day with this board. Remember though that if you are new to overclocking than you will want to proceed with caution as the BIOS offers enough voltage to fry the board immediately.”

MSI & ECS nVidia 7100

MSI & ECS nVidia 7100 @ TBreak

“New boards with “old chipset” are clearly aimed at SOHO users, but we also found them to be a great base for building HTPC configuration, especially due to addition of the HDMI support. Sadly, boards have no overclocking potential and the only setting worth mentioning on both boards is RAM voltage option which can be set manually.”

MSI X38 Diamond

MSI X38 Diamond @ HardwareZone

“MSI’s X38 Diamond succeeds its older P35 Diamond flagship motherboard with better overclocking and power efficiency, a more comprehensive storage solution and support for quad-GPU solutions. Other highlights such as Creative X-Fi audio and SkyTel VoIP are still there too. Check out the full review here.”

Gigabyte X48-DQ6

Gigabyte X48-DQ6 @ TweakTown

“Today we have a look at the Intel X48 chipset for the first time. While it has a new name, things haven’t changed; in fact, X48 is essentially an X38 chipset that has been hand picked to run higher clock speeds and to support the 1600MHz FSB CPU when Intel finally releases it sometime this year.”

XFX nForce 780i SLI

XFX nForce 780i SLI @ Bit-Tech

“There are less partners involved in the reference design this time around, unlike with the nForce 680i SLI which had half a dozen typically graphics companies joining the motherboard fold to sell the same board. Instead, we have a far greater differentiation from a range of Tier 1 motherboard manufacturers like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and Foxconn with nForce 780i SLI.”

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition

ASUS P5K3 Premium Black Pearl Edition @ OC Club

“When the time comes to purchase a new system, one of the things that you will purchase is a new motherboard. The dilemma you face is which one to get, and how much will it cost. AMD or Intel? Chipset? Manufacturer? Features? Oooohh, so many questions that it makes your head spin. New technology always brings along new hardware. That leads us to the subject of this article.”

XFX nForce 780i SLI

XFX nForce 780i SLI @ PC Per

“Despite the unique naming conventions of NVIDIA chipset division, you can clearly see that from a feature stand point not much has changed from the 680i block diagram we saw in 2006. We are still connected to the Intel CPU with a 1333 MHz front-side bus while the two chips in the 780i communicate via a HyperTransport connection. The chipset’s memory controller is still rated at DDR2-800 MHz memory though with SLI Memory it can automatically overclock as high as 1200 MHz.”

Foxconn X38A Digital Life

Foxconn X38A Digital Life @ TweakTown

“Foxconn has been one of the first to give an X38 based motherboard both DDR2 and DDR3 support on the same board. In total you get four DDR2 memory slots which are coloured dark blue and yellow. Two light blue DDR3 memory slots are also included to allow you to upgrade to DDR3 later down the track if you so desire.”