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.”

Gigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6

Gigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 @

“The performance of the board in default mode is right up there with the ASUS Blitz Formula Edition and the other enthusiast motherboards on the new test platform that we’ll be reviewing in the upcoming weeks. Feature-wise, the 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 fully utilizes all of the features of the P35 chipset with the exception of the non-inclusion of DDR3 support (not an issue as DDR2 is still the main memory available), scoring a 40 on our Features chart.”

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 @

“Featuring support for ATI’s dual VGA card CrossFire cards and DDR3 memory are just the tip of the iceburg on this one folks. Intel’s X48 chipset brings a lot to the table including support for the latest Yorkfield CPUs. Gigabyte has done a wonderful job with the chipset allowing the end-user to use DDR2 memory which has lower latency per clock than the newer DDR3 memory and is less expensive and more readily available compared to the newer memory.”


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.”