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.”

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @

“Introducing the all new GA-X48-DQ6 from our friends over at Gigabyte, this is their flagship motherboard for the new Intel 1600MHz FSB CPU line and it looks like a winner from first glance. The motherboard comes in an all gold box that is so shiny it gleams and reflects in the light.”

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @ HardwareZone

“Gigabyte has refreshed their enthusiast motherboard lineup with the all new Intel X48 chipset. And if you thought only a select few have access to it, you’d be wrong. The GA-X48-DQ6 combines the X48 with good old DDR2 memory and introduces a new power saving feature as well. Read on.”

ASUS Maximus Extreme

ASUS Maximus Extreme @ PCStats

“The Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard PCSTATS is testing today is based around Intel’s X38 Express and ICH9R chipsets. It comes absolutely loaded with features, almost too much in fact. The Maximus Extreme motherboard supports Socket 775 Intel processors running on an 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz FSB, which means and is compatible with Intel Celeron D, Pentium 4/D/XE and Core 2 Duo/Quad processors, including the new 45nm Penryn.”

MSI X48 Platinum

MSI X48 Platinum @ TweakTown

“We have already tested the X48 chipset in its DDR2 variant (that’s right, because it’s a direct descendant of the X38 it keeps the dual mode memory controller); the DDR2 version has already managed to produce some better scores than the X38 DDR2 thanks to its increased FSB support. Today we are moving onto X48 in DDR3 form.”