ECS GF7100PVT-M @ Big Bruin

“The ECS GF7100PVT-M GeForce 7100 mATX motherboard provides the necessary features to handle the basic demands of an HTPC in a package that won’t break the bank. While it does lack in some areas, it does include integrated video capable of VGA, DVI, or HDMI output, HD audio, and four SATA headers capable of a variety of RAID configurations.”

AMD Phenom X3 8750

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @ ViperLair

“Even though the AMD Unified Video Decoder can offload CPU usage in HD playback by putting the work on the graphics processing unit, if you’re running multiple tasks during HD playback, the system does struggle if it doesn’t have the horse power.”

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @ Bjorn3D

“‘Thinking that having more cores would better? That is exactly what AMD is thinking. Today, AMD is once again being the first one on the market releasing the triple-core processor with their Phenom X3 8750. Does this processor can deliver a better performance than the dual-core processors, how does it compares to the quad core processors?”

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @

“From a strict performance point of view the AMD Phenom X3 8750 CPU is not going to win any awards in most cases. From a platform point of view, AMD is announcing their new “Cartwheel” platform centered on Phenom CPUs and the 780G graphics platform which has the great HD3200 class graphics.”

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @ Guru3D

“So then, recently AMD released their Phenom X4 50-series processors, with an all new fixed B3 core, with which they can now leave the past behind them and move forward with processors that can actually start competing with the competition. Today we’ll look at a B3 based Phenom X3 xx50-series processor, the Phenom X3 8750.”

AMD Phenom X3 8750 @ PC Per

“The X3 line can add some performance to a sub-$200 processor purchase while at the same time saving AMD from losing revenue on lost parts by salvaging some quad-core failures at the fab; and we all know they need that. If you are on the hunt for a low-cost computer then you should evaluate your own usage habits and decide how you value 200 MHz in clock speed compared to an extra core of processing and make the leap from there.”


ECS 780GM-A @ TBreak

“Naturally, AMD has decided to build on good sales of a 680G chipsets and release a new one, called 780G. New chipset was main topic for AMD during CeBIT and all AMD major partners had their boards ready. One of them was ECS, AMDs long-time partner, best known for their low-cost boards and OEM business. With great layout, solid all-round performance and support for Hybrid technology, is ECS 780GM-A board you were waiting for?”

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L @ Tech Lounge

“Gigabyte is a solid company. They’re at the top of my list, it would seem, so picking a current-generation entry-level motherboard without integrated graphics narrows things down to about half a dozen options, with the GA-P31-DS3L at the front. But is that really enough to base a decision on? Well, if you’re reading this, then Jesus, of course not.”


ECS A780GM-A @ Guru3D

“Especially so when you consider that the CPU retails for only $89 and the CPU with the mainboard will cost around $160. I have been testing a system for a little over a week now with the new 780G chipset and the Athlon X2 4850e. I have to say, I am pretty impressed with the system.”

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe @ Hardware Secrets

“ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe/Mempipe will be one of the first motherboards to be launched on the market based on the forthcoming nForce 780a chipset – which, by the way, is delaying a lot to be released. But don’t think that nForce 780a is simple the AMD version of the nForce 780i – it isn’t.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 @ TweakTown

“Today we have GIGABYTE’s new X48 based board with DDR3 memory support. Following the naming lines, anything with DDR3 support gets a “T” added to the name, so today we have the GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6. This is GIGABYTE’s top of the range high performance board. How will it stack up against our already tested MSI X48 Platinum and ASUS’ P5E3 Premium WiFi? – Let’s get down to it and find out!”

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-SH2

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-SH2 @ OC Club

“I went into this review with a mindset that this board is geared to being used in a workstation or Home Theater PC and at that, it does very well. In the science benchmarks, the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-SH2 pulls off some impressive numbers compared to competing boards using the same chipset.”


ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI @ Hot Hardware

“We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of ASUS’ AMD 780G-based M3A78-EMH HDMI motherboard. The M3A78-EMH HDMI defies ASUS’ usual habit of packing in every add-on available at a premium price by sticking to the basics, consequently driving down the price of this motherboard.”

ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFI

ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFI @ Bjorn3D

“We will also test the board using the 64 bit version of Vista using both 2GB of high-speed DDR3 as well as 4GB of lower latency DDR3. While this presentation is first and foremost a motherboard review we hope to assist as well in providing data to help you purchase the right accessories to make it shine.”