Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 @ PCStats

“The Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 board supports 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz Intel Celeron D, Pentium 4/D/XE and Core 2 Duo/Quad processors. This platform comes equipped with DDR2 memory slots, and can be installed with a maximum of 8GB of DDR2-1066 MHz memory. Gigabyte went this route because the price premium on DDR3 memory is still pretty heavy. By choosing to pair the X38 Express with DDR2, early adopters can use their current memory instead of spending a fortune on all new DDR3 modules like these.”

ASUS Maximus Formula

ASUS Maximus Formula @ Think COmputers

“If you know what a motherboard is, chances are pretty good that you have heard of Asus. Between their enthusiast and OEM motherboards, they have built a significant number of the motherboards in PCs throughout the world. They also build nearly every other component found in a PC…video cards, sound cards, power supplies, LAN and WLAN products, chassis, optical drives, and whatever else.”

Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38T-DQ6 @ TweakTown

“Today we have a new candidate in our labs for consideration, GIGABYTE’s X38T-DQ6. The “T” series of the GIGABYTE boards denotes that it is a DDR3 variant of an already existing DDR2 model.

X38 based motherboards are soon to take a nose dive in price since the chipset is due to be replaced as the enthusiast offering by the X48 which we have already managed to get our hands on and test in both DDR2 and DDR3 flavours.”

Foxconn Mars

Foxconn Mars @ OC Club

“One area that I was especially impressed with was the ease with which a failed overclock recovered. I found myself pushing so far out of bounds that the hardware had no chance of booting. Boot to a few warning beeps, a shut down and presto, a perfect boot at the default processor and memory settings. Not once did it fail to recover.”

MSI K9A2 Platinum

MSI K9A2 Platinum @ Neoseeker

“I was quite pleased with how well the MSI K9A2 Platinum overclocked – it managed to reach 270MHz HT speed stably; granted this is lower than the 300MHz the M2N32-SLI can reach, but it is very good for a Socket
AM2 motherboard nonetheless.”

Foxconn G33M-S

Foxconn G33M-S @ Virtual-Hideout

“I have really grown to like the Foxconn G33M-S a lot. It’s a good looking board with an excellent feature set and has proven to be extremely reliable. The integrated Intel chipset will more than satisfy your basic graphics needs like surfing the web, checking email, and even some light gaming.”

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ Techgage

“There are few P31-based motherboards on the market, but as we find out, they are well-deserving of some attention. The board we are taking a look at today hovers around $100, but despite it’s value status, it’s a great offering.”

MSI K9A2 Platinum

MSI K9A2 Platinum @ ViperLair

“The 790FX platform as a whole is quite solid and shows a lot of promise. Provided you’re planning to stay closely within specifications, we think the MSI K9A2 Platinum AMD 790FX motherboard is a solid and reliable platform but the overclocking results surely vary depending on the processor you have.”


ASUS BLITZ Formula @ PCStats

“The Asus BLITZ Formula motherboard is based around Intel’s P35 Express Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge chipsets. It supports up to 8GB of DDR2 800/1066 MHz memory. The motherboard also has two integrated Gigabit network cards, two IEEE 1394a ports, 12 USB 2.0 slots, six Serial ATA II slots (RAID 0,1,5,10,JBOD), one IDE channel and supports AMD CrossFire technology too.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 DES

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 DES @ Benchmark Reviews

“Motherboards are at the heart of every computer, and their importance is central to stable system operation. No matter if you are a low-demand office worker who plugs away on letters or spreadsheets or if you are a high-performance hardware enthusiast who demands extreme framerates from your video games, one component alone will determine your ability: the motherboard.”