ASUS BLITZ Extreme @ PCSTats

“Asus has released some really nice Intel motherboards in the last little while, and of those the enthusiast grade BLITZ line really stands out. The DDR3 powered Asus BLITZ Extreme motherboard PCSTATS is testing in this review is the sister-board to an identical DDR2-powered model called the Asus BLITZ Formula.”

Gigabyte GA- EX38-DS4

Gigabyte GA- EX38-DS4 @ OC Club

“The Gigabyte EX38-DS4 utilizes the X38 chipset from Intel. The motherboard features a silent cooling system with rather large heatsinks on both the PWM and the northbridge. Notice that the southbridge is not connected via a heat pipe to the northbridge but rather, it is cooled by its own heatsink. On the back of the motherboard, you’ll see a copper backplate where the northbridge is. This setup allows the northbridge to dissipate heat in multiple directions.”

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP

ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP @

“There are an abundance of new advances and available feature options with this board and it actually has so many features it could easily have a score over our 100 point limit. The notable features include support for DDR3 memory, 3 PCI Express x16 slots (2 2.0 slots), support for Intel’s Yorkfield CPUs and the ability to overclock like no tomorrow, we reached a stable 4.2GHz on air cooling alone.”


ASUS P5K Pro @ RBMods

“Even though DDR3 is slowly starting to make it on the market the DDR2 is still mostly used by consumers. For that reason we still have a DDR2 board to review since they perform very well with good ram kits. Asus sent us a sample of their P5K Pro motherboard that we are going to take a look at tonight, we are going to twist and turn this card and also try to boost some extreme experience out of the it so stay tuned for tonights review.”

MSI K9A2 Platinum

MSI K9A2 Platinum @ Hot Hardware

“We have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we take a look at the latest AMD 790FX based motherboard to hit our test bench, the MSI K9A2 Platinum. Built around AMD’s 790FX chipset, the K9A2 Platinum offers four-way CrossFireX support, in addition to support for HyperTransport 3.0 and PCI Express 2.0, while MSI also throws in some additional customizations of their own to raise the board to “Platinum” status.”

DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R

DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R @ Madshrimps

“The updated X38 motherboard is slightly slower due to the untweaked memory configuration; If all settings, even the sub timings, would be exactly the same, I’m convinced that the X38 would be as fast as the P35. The €25 price difference is what you pay for full speed CrossFire compatibility, not an insane amount of money.”

MSI P35 Platinum Combo

MSI P35 Platinum Combo @ ViperLair

“Overclocking the old fashioned way was actually very easy, despite the E6750’s 333MHz FSB. With little effort, we were able to reach 490Mhz on air. Granted, we’ve had to increase the voltages to the max for CPU and chipset, but this was impressive considering we were using air cooling.”

MSI P35 Platinum Combo

MSI P35 Platinum Combo @ Neoseeker

“For this review, I decided to test the board not only at a stock 1066MHz FSB setting with DDR2-1000 and DDR3-1333, but also at whatever the best overclock I managed to achieve, again with both DDR2-1000 and DDR3-1333. I did not use DDR3-1066 as DDR2-1000 would have slaughtered it (see my previous DDR2 vs. DDR3 comparison why).”

MSI P35 Diamond

MSI P35 Diamond @ TweakTown

“Today MSI’s game has picked up, producing some of the most impressive boards we have seen. The Platinium boards are really impressing us, and today the Diamond has managed to become another high quality contender with just about every feature you’re going to want.

To this end the P35 Diamond is shipped with a PCI Express x1 Sound Blaster X-Fi audio card. This is the exact same card that Creative sells as their X-Fi audio PCI Express card.”


ASUS P5K-E WiFi-AP @ TechLounge

“You wouldn’t know by looking, but Intel’s a little new at the chipset business. It’s not that they haven’t been doing it for decades, but just that they’ve never made a business out of it. Until recently.
Intel’s 975X did well; i965 blew doors off hinges. And, though it’s a little long in the technospheric tooth, i965’s footprint is almost too big to fill.”